Refilled hp 8600 ink cartridges and still says empty
Tried to save money by refilling my ink cartridges today and it still says empty. I have taken out the battery to reset the memory and it still has not changed. I know that there is a way to "trick" the printer and reset the memory but I am unsure how to do it... Please help.
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You cannot refill ink cartridges anymore. There is a computer chip in the ink cartridge and when it goes empty, it stays empty forever. The printer companies were losing money when you refilled the ink yourself, so they installed a computer chip to stop customers from doing it.
level indicator cannot be manually re-set in the newer HP, Lexmark or Dell integrated ink cartridges, thus making
it not usable. The OEMs all leverage 'fusible links' in the nozzle plate (internal to base of ink
cartridge) which physically blows the resistors as the original ink is consumed...thus
resetting the ink cartridge's ink level monitoring capability is simply not
possible. The ink tracking feature is only available with a brand new ink
However, losing this feature is not necessarily
significant, because the ink level indicator usually has 20%-30% ink remaining
when it shows "low on ink".
Therefore, the warning has limited value, because customers who
prematurely replace their cartridges when they see the "low ink"
message are wasting a lot of residual ink.
on North American ink refill services at a major retailer near you (should you
wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced
HP printer diagnosis procedures (advanced cartridge diagnostic tests/cartridge error
bypass & printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com
try and reset your printer,unplug the power cord and wait 10 min, then plug back in,understand that Canon has installed a chip so you cannot use refilled cartridges,or cartridges you refill,if this doesn't work,then contact Canon,and you could get the same message I got take it in to be repaired, (to costly), so I end up buying a new one,,
You can refill an Epson ink cartridge, but you will need an "SK168-II Chip Resetter" to clear and reset the cartridge memory chip. The cartridge will still show as empty after refilling and not work until it is reset. The refill ink should have come with an instruction sheet. If not check their web site for instructions. If the cartridge has been empty for a while and you can hear the sponge inside when shaking it - it has fried out and cannot be refilled. The dust particles from the dried sponge will plug up the jets.
Some aftermarket printer ink sales web sites will offer the chip resetter for Epson printers.
reset the waste ink counter, put black tape on critical ridge of all cartridges and refilled them. All showed full. All was well for 2 sheets, then all 4 cartridges are showing as near empty on LCD also on software monitor program. Whether or not they are near empty, how does the printer know with the light beam blocked? I have made filling holes on each cartridge (sealed with rubber plugs) so that I can refill without removing them. Doing this is not going to change the readout. My expert TIP: Buy a new printer. Printers today are as just as expensive as a set of printer inks. Printers have heads and they get dirty over time and might need replacement, which is all the more expensive. Try buying ink advantage printers, they DO indeed save money. Or try looking for somebody who knows how to modify your printer to a CIS (Continuous Ink Supply) printer.
If you let the cartridge run totally dry then they need to be reset or replaced, I have tried purchasing reset software myself and found then to be a waist of money as they do not reset the cartridge at all. Do yourself a favor and replace the cartridge and remember to top up the cartridges before they get half empty.
You cannot reset the ink level indicator for the HP 60 ink cartridge. It shouldn't matter anyway because the level is only estimated for "management purposes only" (see user manual) meaning to let you know when it's near time to order a new cartidge. I have tried cycling through 3 different cartridges to reset the ink level for the one I refilled but it didn't work. Refill and just ignore the ink level indicator. Also, it's a good idea to clean the print heads with the solvent in the refill kit before refilling to remove old ink and imrpove print quality.
The ink your purchased is likely a cheap watered down version of what your printer is meant to take. You may notice that the ink smears when you rub the page directly after printing. Why you chose to use the blue and red ink to make black blows my mind. These refill kits are insanely cheap and buying the black could not have been much more. Not using black ink in the black cartridge would explain why your print is faded. Also, there is no way to reset the ink levels on this type of cartridge. As long as the printer still prints, just ignore the ink level indicator and print until the ink runs dry. I recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because they use high quality ink to manufacturer specified volumes while still saving you money.
Most canons have a chip on the ink cartridge that tells the printer the ink is empty so unless you reset that chip (which you cannont do), that newly filled cartridge will always read empty. This is how some printer manufacturer's thwart people saving money by refilling their cartridges.