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Does not work!!!
on January 16, 2012
I have an HP Photosmart C4480 all-in-one printer. I've used it for years and have had absolutely no problem with ink cartridges - until now. With this "HP" 74xl from Vivamart I managed to coax one page through, but it took a couple of false starts and several pauses. After that one page, the printer stopped recognizing the cartridge all together. I put back a REAL HP cartridge and it worked perfectly. I'm surprised HP allows their logo to be used in the picture on Amazon, and if they don't allow it, I'm surprised Amazon is allowing it! If you want to try it, be prepared for the hassle of a return.
Apparently it's not possible to give no stars, so I had to give one. The product doesn't deserve it.
Update: In an effort to read other reviews on this item, I tried, but failed, to find one sold by Vivamart, the Amazon vendor from which I purchased mine. It appears you can order what looks like an HP product, but may actually be from any number of non-HP vendors. If this is true, the reviews could be from many different products, rendering them useless. I would like Amazon to explain this. I'm loath to order this type of item from Amazon now.
BTW: The cartridge itself is labeled "Remanufactured Inkjet Cartridge". It does not include "HP", but only "74xl". In case I wasn't clear above, my intention was to buy a new HP cartridge, and the Amazon page gave no indication that it was anything otherwise.