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Hi, I have a brother MFC-J6510D that has worked quite well till now with a refilled cartridge set. The problem is that I did not reset the printer chip when I replaced the cartridges inserting the refillable ones and now the printer tells me that the ink is ended, and I have to replace the cartridge. I have read your article that tells that a reset of the printer chip is required. Can you help me on this. Thanks, Luigi

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I do not believe this unit has a chip on the printer cartridge. it looks at the level of the ink. take the cartridge out and look at the clear area, do you see ink through it. if not, there is not enough ink in the cartridge to signal the printer that the cartridge is usable.

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

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SOURCE: Brother laser cartridge refills

OK.. I agree that your problem is with the flag gear. However, there is a specific location in which it needs to be situated. The purpose of the flag gear is to trip a reset actuator on the left side of the printer. The correct position of the flag gear needs to be set so the reset actuator is depressed 3/4 of the way AND where the flag gear moves out of the way once this is done. If the flag gear is moved all the way forward, you run a risk of the gear mechanism inside not rotating it out of the way...which could leave you with a 'no cartridge installed' message. When the manufacturer of the toner cartridge made this unit, they decided to put a mark on the side to, evidently, let the assembly team know where to set the flag gear. Great for us :) On the outside plastic piece that you have to remove to get to the flag gear, you will see a diagonal line and a view window. When you rotate the flag gear, you will eventually see a portion of the white gear in that view window. Line up the white gear portion with the bottom of the diagonal line (typically two gear teeth), and you're done. Assemble and run!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: refilled cartridge, still says it needs to be replaced...

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.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: how to reset lexmark x4580 ink cartridge after refill.please help

http://images.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/2007/3500/v2103618_en.pdf

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Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Just replaced ink cartridges on my Brother MFC

Hi there you can refill Brother cartidges, like other printers it will not have it sorry.

This is the only way you can trick it.

There are only a few steps you need to do to reset a Brother printer ink cartridge and once you do it, you will be up and printing in no time. There are actually two things that a Brother printer uses to detect ink and you can manipulate one or the other.
Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Black electrical tape, masking tape or duct tape
1. Step 1
Identify the printer If your printer uses memory, you can tell which printer you have by looking at where the cartridge goes in, if you see two "eyes" and a part of the cartridge goes in between them, follow Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 2.
2. Step 2
Clear the memory by taking the cartridge out and unplugging the unit for 30 seconds. Then, plug it back in and put back in the cartridge. You may need to do this five times, as the memory holds the last five cartridges.
3. Step 3
If the Brother printer has "eyes" where the cartridge goes, you will need to block in between them with a piece of tape so that it thinks the cartridge is always full. Simply put a piece of tape on the piece of the cartridge that goes in between the eyes to block the path of the infrared beam

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Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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SOURCE: How to Override Ink Level Gauge When Using Refilled Cartridges

Above link great.
If you have a newer print cartridge cart, look for the little window. I put a sticker over the little window on the Brother (innobella) LC38 cartridge cart and it worked great :)
Despite finding a fix for this problem, I think this is a rip off setting on the brother printers and I will never buy another Brother printer for this reason.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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