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Can I use tha ink Cartridge from Canon MP780 for my Canon MX850?

Instead of replacing the Print head of my MP780, I purchased the Canon Pixma MX850. The MX850 ink cartridges uses a chip. The Pixma MP780 does not but they appear to be exact other than the chip. Is there a way to use the extra ink cartridges I have from the MP780 without damaging the MX850 and still maintain the Ink Cartridge indicator on the MX850? I should say is there an easy way to do it.

For anyone that reads this, the reason why I purchased a new printer was the Print head cost for the MP780 was approx $65.00 and could not guarentee that would solve the problem. For $170, I purchased a new MX850 which comes with the warranty, ink cartridges and by using my credit card adds one additional year to the warranty. Thank you

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It is really easy to replace the ink for the Canon Pixma MX850. You can follow the instructions found on this website: Canon Pixma MX850 Easy Setup instructions.

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