A look inside the Hewlett Packard HP 60 CC643W tri-color (color) ink cartridge.
There is not much good about this cartridge. HP uses words like “value” and “standard” to describe their HP 60 series inkjet cartridges, but the real value is in getting rid of any printer that uses these rip-off cartridges. There are both a black and tri-color (color) cartridge available, however there are two different versions of each of those cartridges, the “standard” or half-full 60 series, and the “full” XL series.
This cartridge is the HP 60 tri-color (color) ink cartridge “standard” – half-full is more like it. Not very environmentally friendly to design air-space into an ink cartridge.
Removal of the cover reveals a half-empty ink cartridge. We are guessing the XL version of the cartridge is completely full? The sponges are not entirely soaked (about half soaked), and the colors are divided into chambers within the cartridge.
- Color: Tri-Color (all three (3) colors in the same cartridge)
- Part Number: cc643w – HP 60
- Ink Type: Dye based ink
- Page Yield: 165 pages*
- Storage temp: 59 to 90° F
- Retail price: $19.99
- Street price: $16.39
* that 165 page estimate is from HP and based on 5% coverage (see what 5% coverage really looks like) – needless to say, manufacturer estimates are on the “high side.”
Often paired with the HP black ink cartridge – we blow the lid off this un-refillable? ink cartridge here.
The HP 60 can be refilled just like any other cartridge, however it will need refilling more often do to the smaller ink content levels. Even if you fill the cartridge completely full of ink the electronics on the cartridge doom it to “standard” yield output. There are three colors in this cartridge – cyan (blue), magenta (red), and yellow. Be careful where you drill baby drill – here is a layout:
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 60 tri-color (color) print head:
For printers that use this type of cartridge, the print head is physically on the cartridge (see below) – conversely, Epson printers have the print head located inside the printer, and Epson cartridges are merely ink storage devices. These HP cartridges (HP 60, HP 92, HP 93, HP 75, HP 74, etc…) have print head electronics on the outside of the cartridge – more to damage during refilling or re-manufacturing.
Notice the 2D UPC code on the print head ribbon.
|Hewlett Packard HP 60 (60XL) series ink cartridges work in the following inkjet printers|
|Deskjet Series||Photosmart Series|
|DeskJet D1660||Deskjet F4250||PhotoSmart C4640|
Hewlett Packard (HP) 60 ink cartridge page estimates:
Hewlett Packard (HP) 60 ink cartridge specifications:
Hewlett Packard HP 60:
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