I use Choice Stationery Think compatible cartridges in my HP Photosmart D5160 printer.
The ink levels do not show. This is because many manufacturers relay the cart information to electronic readers within the printer. They know which are the ‘rogue’ ones.
There are some websites which show information about how to overcome this problem, often covering up some of the contacts in a special manner. Some research is necessary here.
I don’t worry about the lack of cart info. At the price I pay and the extra ink most compatibles provide, I can live with the problem.