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Checking Ink Levels for HP Officejet Pro 8000 (A809a) and 8000 Wireless (A809n) Printer Series

This document is for the HP Officejet Pro 8000 and 8000 Wireless Printers.

Follow these steps to check the ink levels for your printer. Check the ink levels to determine how soon you might need to replace a cartridge. The ink level shows an estimate of the amount of ink remaining in the cartridges.

NOTE: The ink levels displayed are estimates only. The actual ink levels may be different from the estimate. If using a refilled or remanufactured ink cartridge or a cartridge that has been used in another printer, the ink level indicator will be inaccurate or unavailable.

Checking ink levels

Follow these steps to print a self-test report and review the estimated ink levels of your printer.

Video of printing a test page

The following video demonstrates how to print a printer status report.

NOTE: This video shows the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer series (A809), but the steps are the same for your printer.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

  1. Press and hold the Cancel button ( ) for 3 seconds.

    The self-test page prints.

    NOTE: If the product is connected to a network, the network configuration page or the wireless configuration page also prints. This is normal.
  2. The ink levels appear as gauges in the Ink Cartridge Status section of the self-test page.

    Figure 1: Example of Self-test page

    Image: Example of Self-test page

Purchasing cartridges

Visit HP SureSupply to check ink cartridge compatibility or purchase replacement ink cartridges.

  1. Go to the HP SureSupply website.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then make sure the country/region location is correct.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to order new ink cartridges or check ink cartridge compatibility with your printer.

Genuine HP ink cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.

Consult the following table to identify the correct cartridges for your area.

Part number
Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific
HP 940XL* Black Officejet Ink Cartridge
The Americas
HP 940 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge
Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific
HP 940XL Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge
The Americas
HP 940 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge
Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific
HP 940XL Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge
The Americas
HP 940 Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge
Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific
HP 940XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge
The Americas
HP 940 Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge

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