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Canon MP520 cartridge swap and ink refill

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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

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Canon MP520 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 warning mark

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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:
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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.
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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.








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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:
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... press the "OK" button (5) and you can print.
Unfortunately - I do not know for how long time it works."

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Buy a chip resetter on ebay for 52$

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