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Ricoh sp c250 Toner Refill

This is quite easy to do and even reuse the chip on the cartridge if you have the technical knowledge - saves buying chips every time you refill.

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Is the "Canon check ink 1688 col" error message a ransom ware virus by Canon simply to sell their ink cartridges?


Did you buy a refilled cartridge or refill it yourself by chance?
Many of the newer printers have chips in the cartridges that keep a count of how many times it's used. Some of the companies that refill cartridges don't do a good job and don't reset or replace that chip. If it wasn't genuine brand name, it was refilled even if they called it "new".
Depending upon what printer model you have, there may be a reprogram cheat or replacement chips for the cartridges.

Aug 04, 2016 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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HOW DO YOU RESET PRINTER CHIP ON ESP7


On the ESP5 printers the cartridge has a "chip" and unlike other printers that have tried the "chip" method to keep you buying their ink cartridges, however they did not do it right from a business point of view. The installed a chip on the cartridge that "remembers" how much it has been used, which means it can be "reset" however Kodak, a very smart and innovated company, they watched all the other printer companies and saw what they were doing wrong, so when they saw the chip reset ability the came out to be able to refill the ink cartridge, they fixed the problem by using a simple fix.
They have a serial number only "read only" chip on their ink cartridge and the printer its self remembers the serial number so you cannot reuse the cartridge, now as you might think there is a limit on how many it will remember so I use my printer a lot so I kept all my cartridges to see how many it remembers before it overwrites the older numbers, unfortunately I found the number to be twenty so you would need twenty one cartridges and I keep track of them by having a number on them so I don't mix them up.
So the way it would work is you can without modifying your printer, it you first would need to buy twenty one color and twenty one black ink cartridges, number them to keep them in order then when you refill a cartridge you take the oldest one next to place into your printer and it will read as new. I know this is a wild way to do it but it works.
I have tried to remove the internal battery in the printer so the memory resets and that works but I also have to reload the printer firmware every time I change the cartridge to reset the memory and that is a lengthy and difficult thing to do each time you need a new ink cartridge. I also found that the firmware reload will not rest the numbers unless you remove the memory battery in the printer, another brick wall.
I am still working on a way to get the printer to reset the serial numbers more easy and haven't found a way yet but I will eventually find a way to do it so keep your eyes open on the internet because it will be in all the internet tech news when I make an easy and effective way to reset the printers serial number memory.
But until then the twenty one cartridge method is the easiest but a bit annoying to have twenty cartridges laying around just so you can refill them. Actually from a company point of view, Kodak was brilliant with this method to keep people buying real kodak ink cartridges, because the read only serial number chip on the ink cartridge, cannot be rewritten, it is like the difference between the memory in a computer, the ROM and RAM, ROM "Read Only Memory" and RAM "Random Access Memory" you can write to the RAM but you cannot write to the ROM so most ink cartridges use a writable memory chip, so the information on the amount of ink stays on the chip on the ink cartridge, and the Kodak uses a Read only chip and stores the information on the amount of ink in the cartridge within the printer its self so a chip resetting device will not work.
I am thinking I can make a cartridge like device that will click into the Kodak printer that will cycle threw twenty serial numbers so a user can reuse the cartridge after refilling it.
So keep watching the internet tech news and when it is available your will see the news of it.

Sep 30, 2010 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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I just got my ink cartridges refilled and when I put them in my computer says check ink UP051. Even when I took the ink out and tried restarting it, it gave me the same error message.


A number of printers simply will NOT work with "Refilled" ink cartridges. This is because some have a "Chip" inside them that will not allow this to be done. They want you to buy their ink.. and buy a new cartridge each time... SOME places that refill them are able to reset the chip. However "They" have us all by the "Goolies" and as much as you may hate it the best way is to buy a new recommended cartridges. Sux huh?

Feb 12, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Don't know where the refill hole is? Epson stylus c120 ink refill


The Epson 68 cartridges cannot be legally refilled at this time. There are two chips that monitor the ink levels. Once the ink gets below 25% the inner chip deactivates the outer chip so it cannot be reset. Any replacement chips you can buy are technically violating patent law. To refill these you would need a chip resetter and always refill it before it gets below 25%. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and I would not recommend refilling these yourself unless you enjoy getting ink everywhere and possibly still not having the cartridge work (btw there is no "refill hole" you make it yourself, thus the messiness).

Feb 05, 2010 | Epson Stylus C120 Color Printer InkJet

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I refilled my cartridge and now my printer is not working. Apparently a chip is needed but is not available yet!


Must use Samsung Ink,not recycle like cartridge world, because there is a chip inside the board prevent privacy or recycle ink, i am a tech, i know how to shorten the chip so you can buy recycle ink cartridge. but its illegal to do that(but who care). Now my printer work on either Samsung ink or recycle ink.

Feb 04, 2010 | Samsung ML-1640 Monochrome Laser Printer

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