I have a Canon Pixma MP520 All - in – One printer. Just 6 months old. I get through large amounts of ink and the Canon Cartridge prices are very expensive. I have had Epson printers for years and have always managed to swap over chips on compatibles with no problem. I have bought compatibles with this printer and swapped the chip over but when installed the printer cannot recognise the cartridge. An ink company has informed me that although companies sell these compatible cartridges you cannot swapped the chip over once the ink is empty as the chip would need resetting. I have thought about using ink refill kits but would I have the same problem or would I have to refill before the cartridge ran out. I would be most grateful for any advice. Thank you Damon
multifunctional device - deactivation of the ink level counter
1. You can do it only when the printer counter releases the warning message - "the ink
cartridge is nearly empty" = yellow
2. You have to do this
procedure four times - for every cartridge one times 3. At the screen
you will see three warning messages - for the first one press
"OK" - for the second and third one press
"Yes" 4. The fourth
message tells you that you can do the ink level counter deactivation by
pressing the "Stop/Reset" button (7) for more than 5 seconds. Do it. Later you can see another
type of warning message at the screen:
In this case you
can not follow the previous procedure - there will not be any other warning
messages. Just follow the
message on the screen and press the "OK" button (5) and you can print. Unfortunately -I do
not know for how long tCanon MP520 cartridge swap and ink refill - 71df964.jpgs.
You have to manualy
check the ink level and refill (change) the cartridge before it is completely
empty! You might brake your warranty! When you insert the
new original ink cartridge, the counter will work properly again.
Further to above, i bought the chip resetter on ebay for $46AUD and it works a treat.
While waiting for the chip resetter to arrive, the following excerpt, from vrsko above, also worked "at the screen:
... press the "OK" button (5) and you can print. Unfortunately -I do not know for how long time it works."
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Since you are asking about a Canon Pixma ip3500, I would guess that the ink cartridge(s) is/are dried out, empty, or clogged. Try swapping out with new, fresh Canon cartridges and see if that fixes the problem.
Also, be aware that it is extremely ill-advised to use only refilled or "compatible" cartridges all the time in the case of inkjet printers (of which the Pixma line of printers is an example). The reason being that the refilled and "compatible" cartridges use plain ink while the OEM cartridges use a mix of ink and lubricants so as to keep the ink delivery system functioning to peak efficiency and help to keep the system clear of clogs. Therefore, if you have recently put in a new cartridge but it is yet another refill, swap it out for a real Canon cartridge and then try using the "clean the printer" function to try to clear out the ink nozzles. If you don't feel comfortable doing this or you are unsure how to accomplish this task, get in touch with a local computer or printer repair shop and they will gladly resolve this for you.
Use the thumb drill to literally drill a hole into the side of the old cartridge. Make sure to chose a location that's closer to the top of the ink cartridge to avoid over spillage when you add the new ink. Once you have the hole just squeeze in some ink of corresponding color into the hole. Not a huge amount, but enough to get some use out of it before the next refill. I highly recommend covering the hole afterward with a sticker or something so that you don't dry out the cartride. Reinsert the cartridge into the printer and use. (: All set!
*Note: You may have to reset the count on the cartridge to avoid getting messages that the ink need to be changed. From here on in, use your eyes to determine if the cartridge needs a refill (:
power printer ON, open the lid, wait for cartridges to move into 'change' position then unclip cartridge(s) from carriage.
If either cartridge is already indicating 'ink out', you will have to disable the ink monitoring after refilling the cartridge, to make the printer work again - by.holding the STOP button for 5-6 seconds.
1. Place the cartridge over somepaper towels in case there are any spills.Remove the label sticker from the topof the color cartridge.
2. Drill into the three small holeson the top of the cartridge to widen them so they will allow syringe needles.
3. Fill a syringe with 6 mL ofmagenta ink. Insert the needle into the refill hole that is located below thetwo protruding rectangles on the top of the cartridge. Slowly inject the ink.
4. Fill a syringe with 6 mL of cyanink. Insert the needle into the refill hole located below the large rectangleon the top of the cartridge. Slowly inject the ink into the cartridge.
5. Fill a syringe with 6 mL of yellowink. Insert the needle into the refill hole located below the small rectangleon the top of the cartridge. Slowly inject the ink into the ink chamber.
6. Replace the cartridge into theMX310 printer.
1. Set the cartridge on some paper towels.
2. Drill a hole into the dimplelocated directly above the semicircle on the top of the cartridge.Fill asyringe with 20 mL of black ink. Insert the needle into the hole and slowlyinject the ink.
3. Replace the cartridge into theCanon MX310.
Remove the old ink jet cartridge from the printer following the manufacturer instructions. Close the lid on the printer to keep it free from dust and debris while you are refilling the Canon ink cartridge.
Locate the ink tank on the cartridge. Put a 3mm drill bit in a drill. Drill a hole in the top of the ink tank on the cartridge.
Gently insert the needle on the bottle of ink into the hole you just drilled in the ink cartridge. Avoid squeezing the bottle until the needle is completely inserted in the ink tank.
Squeeze the ink bottle gently to refill the cartridge. Fill the tank with a little at a time until the cartridge is full.
Remove the needle from the ink tank. Wipe the top of the Canon ink cartridge off with a paper towel. Place a small piece of duct tape over the drilled hole. Rub the tape to remove air bubbles and to make sure it adheres to the cartridge.
Put the refilled ink cartridge back into the printer. Clean the head of the printer by running the printer software and following the instructions for head cleaning.
You need to reset or replace the ink level monitoring chip on these cartridges for refills to work. I know some refill kit sellers don't like to mention this to people before they buy the ink. Otherwise, I would recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because it can be messy to fill these cartridges and they always reset the chips for you.