A Look Inside The HP 92 Black Inkjet Printer Cartridge
We crack one open and have a look around.
HP 92 c9362wn retail price:
Inside the HP 92 c9362wn ink cartridge:
- Color : Black
- Part Number : c9362wn – HP 92+
- Ink Type : Pigment ink
- Page Yield : 220 pages*
- Storage temperature : 59 to 95° F
- Estimated Ink Volume : 5ml
- Retail Price : $14.99
- Street Price : $14.49
*that 220 page estimate is from HP and based on 5% coverage (see what 5% coverage looks like) – printer manufacturer estimates are not very realistic in our experience.
+often paired with HP tri-color (color) cartridge HP 93 C9361wn
Used in these printers:
- HP Deskjet 5440 Printer series
- HP Deskjet 6500 Printer series
- HP Deskjet 6940/6980 Printer series
- HP Deskjet 6988 Printer series
- HP Deskjet D4100 Printer series
- HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One series
- HP Photosmart 7800 Printer series
- HP Photosmart D5060 Printer series
- HP Photosmart D5100 Printer series
- HP Photosmart 2570 All-in-One series
- HP Photosmart C3100 All-in-One series
- HP Photosmart C4100 All-in-One series
- HP Photosmart Pro B8350 Printer series
- HP PSC 1500 All-in-One series
Cracked open – a look inside the HP 92 c9362wn cartridge:
About 60% of the HP 92 c9362w black ink cartridge is just empty airspace. The (beige) sponge contains the black ink – a puncture hole indicates where the cartridge was injected with black ink. Re-fillers should aim for that spot when refilling.
Contact! – Contact!
These solder points, or contacts help make up the print head. Printers that use these types of cartridges do not have an internal print head – rather the print head is located on the cartridges themselves. If print quality declines to the point where the cartridge is no longer usable, simply try another cartridge (it’s like getting a new printer). If your cartridge cannot be recognized, give the contacts a quick clean with a damp cloth, or other device and try again. If the contacts are harmed, the cartridge may not function at all.
The HP 92 Print Head:
When in use, the print head on the HP 92 cartridge is cleaner. Many refill attempts are foiled by a dirty or clogged print head. When refilling cartridges, they should be refilled right before the ink is depleted, or immediately after they run out of ink. The longer a cartridge sites, the more likely that ink will dry inside the print head and cause clogging. If your print head becomes clogged, use a wet paper towel and gently clean off the print head surface.
If refilling this cartridge, here is a picture of the top, with HP 92 sticker removed. Notice the 4 “phantom” holes. Refill in top hole – where sponge is located, the other part of the cartridge is empty space.
As you can see from the above pictures, the HP 92 inkjet printer cartridge does not contain very much ink. If printing more than 100 – 200 pages per quarter, it would be wise to avoid printers that use this cartridge. Hewlett Packard tries to trick their own customers with a deceptively low cartridge price ($14.99) without also mentioning that more than half the cartridge is empty. This cartridge contains a measly 5ml of ink – there are better options out there.
If you are stuck with using this cartridge – look here for the best pricing.
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