So, I'm a happy owner of a brand new HP B9180. I was merrily going my way on the path of installation, when all of a sudden, during the installation phase, the printer claims the magenta ink is depleted.
I am between the steps where I just inserted the print heads and was supposed to load the calibration sheets in the tray. But the "i" button is blinking and the display urges me to replace the magenta cartidge, as it is already empty.
Has anyone encountered this? Do I already have to buy a new cartidge, before printing even the first sheet?
PS: I tried to take the cartidge out, shake it a bit and replace it, to no avail. I think i can feel some weight sloshing back and forth, though.
PPS: I took out both the yellow and magenta cartidges (they were paired, thought there was something wrong with them), gave them both a shake, replaced them, no help. Powered off, took the power cord out, in again, no help. Now, out of nowhere it has been doing a head maintenance for a few minutes, while making some hellish and, by normal senses, unhealthy sounds (clicks, whirrs and buzzes - a few *bloings* aswell). Just as an update...
PPPS: Hm. Now it's acting like nothing wrong happened, asking nicely for some paper to churn on, and I thought a few minutes ago that my 600 Euro investment had just chewed up its own internals. I think I'm going to have a long talk with it. Still scared witless.
Looked like a false alarm from a non-existing problem. Sorry, and let this be a notice for future owners.