Question about Canon PIXMA MP240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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After refilling the canon pg-510 ink for the first time it worked well except not showing the correct ink level. When refilled the second time it is giving an error message E and some number. I am informed by some that the printer heads are made to wear off fast allowing only may be one refill; some others say that they now inscript a date on cartridge and the original cartridge and refill will work up to the date and then stop and customers get the message "incompatible cartridge installed". Kindly enlighten me on the above two observations by customers. thanks

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Almost all printers nowadays have a special integrated circuit inside the cartridges that decreases a counter each time they are used and that is how they know the ink is empty. They also DO NOT reset when you refill the cartridge - this is a way to force you to buy brand new ones...

There are ways to reset the printers after installing refilled cartridges - some need special electronic devices to do it, others only need to push some buttons in a specific order. Please, check these four links and tell us if they helped you solve this problem:

http://resetcanon.com/reset-canon-mp240-pixma-inkjet-all-in-one-printer/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoGKbr5Y5yI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lQFl6KgexQ&feature=related

Hope this may help you!

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