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Refilling ink tanks

Hi, I am a teacher and print up to 200 handouts a week.needless to say I use canon refill sets .However I don't seem to have gotten the hang of making my printer work again.The ink -levels are still shown as empty and the coloured ink won't print at all.Would anyone have any suggestions.

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Re: refilling ink tanks

Nowdays, the printer manufacturers have a strategy of using cartridges with small electronic chips on them, so that the printer wont recognize a refilled cartridge unless the chip has been tampered with.

I've heard that with canon there is a way around the ink-level chip monitoring on the cartridge by doing the following:

  1. Power off printer
  2. Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once.
  3. Hold POWER and release RESUME
  4. Press RESUME twice
  5. Release POWER button
  6. When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times. The indicator should be orange.
  7. Press POWER to set data
I am not 100% sure of that as my printer is an epson and there are a couple of different ways to reset the chips for epsons, but I thought I'd give you the chance t try it. After all, what can it hurt, right? It's already not working.

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