Where are my ink levels found?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shellseeker, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. shellseeker macrumors newbie

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    This is so strange. Since I bought my MacBook in October and installed my Espson CX5400, I have not be able to find where or how to check my ink levels. Never had a problem with PowerBook.

    I am sure it must be something I am overlooking but I gave up searching and came to the forum.

    Any input will be appreciated. I have clicked on the obvious and followed instructions in "Printer Help". All I can come close to about "ink" is where to order.

    Thanks
     
  2. GSMiller macrumors 68000

    GSMiller

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    I stumbled upon this feature the other day by mistake. Are you using Leopard? I don't know if it is because of an updated driver by HP or if it's built into Leopard but I am able to view my ink levels in Leopard. When I get home I will check and see, as I'm currently on a Dell at school :rolleyes:
     
  3. shellseeker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. I have not installed Leopard yet. I am still using Tiger 10.4.10 with an Epson CX5400 printer.
     
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    You can click on the Utility button while a print job is in progress, but that is a nuisance. Look for a program called the Epson Printer Utility. It is a much easier way of handling all of this. Best wishes.
     
  5. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    With my HP to view the ink levels I open Print and Fax under System Preferences. Then I double click the printer icon in the Printers column. In the new window I click the Utility icon and select Ink Level from the drop down menu.

    That's with mine, yours may or may not be the same.

    You can also under Print and Fax select the printer you want to view its ink levels and click the Options and Supplies button. Then in the new window click the Supply Levels tab. When I use this method I always get Information Not Available so it isn't of much use to me.

    I hope this helps.
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    look in:

    Library >> Printers >> Epson >> Utilities >> Epson Printer Utility. Click & hold onto it & drag it to the dock to make an alias of it, so you dont have to go looking for it all the time.......

    this app has the level check, cleaning scripts, alignment routines etc in it ........
     

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