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How do you reset the chip in the new Kodak Ink Cartridges ?

Hello !
How do you reset the chip in the new Kodak Ink Cartridges ?
I can refill the empty black ink cartridges ( Kodak # 1215581 ) - But, my 5100 Kodak Easyshare printer will not let me use it. It thinks it is still empty of ink.
I am not sure if it would be easy to refill the color cartridge - It has a compartment of some kind of clear coat - besides the normal selection of colors.
But it would be nice to be able to refill the black cartridge.
I believe that the color cartridge has a compartment of black ink in it also. So even if you did refill the individual black cartridge - you would still get quality color prints by continuing to purchase the Kodak color cartridges.
Just trying to save a little more money. We print a lot of different things.
Thanks ! We Hope That You Can Help Us Out !
Enjoy God's Blessings !
In Jesus' Love,
Pastor Jim

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  • James Jackson Aug 20, 2008

    Hello !



    No ! - I did not find a suggestion or resource that implied that it was possible. I had made a request to a bulk ink dealer on line; and they said that they did not have refilling instructions for my Kodak cartridge at this time. I guess I assumed that they would have something later. I have seen where you can buy chip resetters for Epson and different printers - but Kodak was not listed.

    Thanks for listening to my request !

    Enjoy God's Blessings !

    In Jesus' Love,

    Pastor Jim

  • phatalbert Feb 12, 2009

    If one always refilled the cartridge before it reached the point-of-no-return at the completely empty level, could it remedy this problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Kodak easyshare 5100 uses up ink so quickly. Even the color ink cartridge which I replaced recently, but haven't used, the software tells me it's empty and I can't use the printer.

    Is there a way to hack the microchip/software which disable the printer when ink levels, "run low"?

    I wish I had never bought this Kodak Printer just to save a few bucks in ink.




  • Leighton Pressley Jul 28, 2012

    the problem is in the chip that comes with the cartridge. I have looked for a # 30 chip resetter on the net. I have found resetters for other models but so far not for the # 30 kodak cartridge. I have tried putting battery voltage across the chip but this just killed the chip all the way to junk.

  • peter clayton Aug 20, 2012

    the kodak c310 esp counts how many times it is switched on and calcultes the amount it thinks you have used even if you havent used any ink its a con

  • peter clayton Aug 20, 2012

    i tried swithcing it on and off and checking the ink levels, it shows the ink going down even though i havent printed anything

  • John Ragan Dec 18, 2012

    not this would not remedy the problem. The chip will still say the cartridge has the same amount of ink it did before.

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    lookin4yo40 Feb 07, 2013

    I wish I had never bought the Kodak ESP C315. I have nearly $30 worth of ink which seems worthless as the printer will not operate with a refilled cartridge. I have had nothing but aggravation with this printer since I got it. It was a bad choice to decide on a printer to save on ink expense at the cost of having a printer to do what I want it to do

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    lookin4yo40 Feb 07, 2013

    I wish I had never bought the Kodak ESP C315. I have nearly $30 worth of ink which seems worthless as the printer will not operate with a refilled cartridge. I have had nothing but aggravation with this printer since I got it. It was a bad choice to decide on a printer to save on ink expense at the cost of having a printer to do what I want it to do

  • musicman_ken
    musicman_ken Apr 08, 2013

    no, the printer actually counts the number of pages printed. It does not detect the ink level. Once a pre-determined number of pages has been printed, it disables the printer cartridge.

  • peter clayton Apr 27, 2013

    the ink device on the printer starts counting down every time you turn the printer on and off, they made to register printing if the printer is never turned off so for domestic use even if you print 1 sheet then turn it of then back on next time you use it hence the extreme usege

  • Al Smith Aug 27, 2013

    There are two large gold pads on the chip with a flat black line between them. Break the line with an exacto knife. The cartridge will show full. Works on 30x or 30xl ink.

  • peter clayton Oct 30, 2013

    you cant reset the chip, ive tried to measure the resistance and tried fitting a varible resister but no good

  • peter clayton Oct 30, 2013

    ive thrown my printer away and got a proper one. but before i did i tried everything including fittin a varible resiter on the contacts where the chip is, ive looked at the chip under a microscope and its not a chip just a resiter, its used to identify the type of cartridge thats all. the way the printer and ink device works is as follows,(( there is a timing circuit inside the printer it starts counting when the printer is turned on and counts down at a predertimied rte based on how many sheets of paper Kodak estimated you would use but heres the picnce when you turn the printer off as you do when used in the home the timer resets and starts again but lower down its timing frame so if you only print a few sheets off then turn it off then back on again for the next few sheets the timer runs down at an accelerated rate, if you could leve the printer on the ink cartridge would be useable for longer, stupid system, its ok if your a buisness and leave your printer on all the time but if you use it for personnel use and turn it off between jobs its crap, throw it away its a con, Peter

  • peter clayton Oct 30, 2013

    refilling the cartridge before it runs out doesnt work because the ink never runs out its just the timer that stops the printer working its not based on actual ink usage just an estimate, ive tried that as well nothing works unless you can find out how to disable the timer throw the useless thing away and get a decent one, NOT KODAK

  • John Ragan
    John Ragan Dec 07, 2016

    You mean there is a decent printer out there! Please let use in on it, I know it is no longer HP, Epson, brother, Canon, or any other printer sold in America.

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I've got a solution. We should find a way to file a class action lawsuit against these companies. Not just for ourselves, but for the environment itself. For years I've had issues with bad printheads and the ink costing more than a newer printer that comes with ink! That ink is toxic to the environment. I know places like Staples offer incentives to recycle them now. But what about the years before? Not to mention the idea of an entire printer going to a landfill since it's 'no good' anymore. Plastic produced from crude oil, logic boards silicon, lcd panels, steel roads, etc. Those are finite resources that don't just replenish themselves. What do these companies think will happen when those resources are exhausted and our planet is tainted with toxic chemicals? All the money in the world can't fix that! Nor will it fix what's already been done for decades. If anyone here knows a 'good' attorney willing to undertake this and is ready to have us sign up let me know. Knowing the ink is still in the cartridge that has to be recycled burns me. Knowing the companies that rob us blind, and most likely reuse those same cartridges, just to get even richer disgusts me. If our economy is in shambles why let these bastards push us further into the financial muck any further than we are already?!?!?!

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  • water john lindley Jun 13, 2013

    I agree these printer are a scam. The monoply on cartridges is down right illegal. I have thrown three printers away because of the cost of bloody cartridges. What an invironmental waste !

  • Alfred Tapia
    Alfred Tapia Apr 18, 2015

    I agree too, so if kodak wants to play with us lets play back harder,,, I just went to Walmart I brought a new set black and color i payed cash came home put the old ones in the boxes and I went back the next day and return them as defective cartridges got my money back and now im printing back again.

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The microchip slide out of the cartridge. Save one from a previous cartridge. When the new cartridge is showing low and you refill it from the top (by peeling off the Kodak sticker) pop off its microchip and slide the "old" chip in its place. The printer will see the cartridge as a "new" cartridge and begin counting down the print cycles.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

  • Thom M May 29, 2013

    Are you saying ink cartridge or ink cartridge carrier - I took apart a color ink cartridge to see how the printer can tell ink levels only to find the sponges were still very wet and there is no contact of kind to tell a liquid level , So i am very interested in where the chip is and where it is . hope to read your answer soon. Next printer will be able to print with or wothout a color cartridge , shoud have done my home work , good job by the marketing dept. at kodak.

  • Samuel Tilling Aug 12, 2013

    I just swapped the colour chip with the black Kodak 30, muhahaha it's worked.

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How to refill your Kodak ESP C310: Please note that Kodak ESP C310 refill kits will come without specific or developed instructions at this moment. Please purchase these refill kits only if you know what to look for when refilling your printer cartridges. .

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I just bought 8 ( 5 black & 3 color ) cartridge for kodak 5100 printer for $50. free shipping too .
try www.ink4ever.com

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  • slim120368 Feb 02, 2011

    I have also been angry that printer companies have lowered themselves to this tactic. I know this much, the chip is factory set as a count down, it counts down with each pass of the print cartridges over a piece of papper. The good news is that it can be reset, the bad news is that you will need the HEX codes to break into the chip to reset it, and those are held secret by Kodak unless someone from Kodak will give them out. Then the other bad news is that you will have to create your own card reader from Radio Shack parts that you can hook up to your computer. I know how to do these types of things because I use to break into DirecTV satelite television cards and open all channels. It is possible to do but it will take some research and a bullentin board like this one so that we can each help one another as we learn new information. BELOW ARE THE CHIP NUMBERS ON THE ACTUAL CHIPS OF A (ESP 9 ALLIN ONE).
    (Black Cartridge)
    6F3422
    K02
    1007B3
    377AC H

    (Color Cartridge)
    5F3140
    K01
    0816B1
    440AA H

  • Leighton Pressley Jul 28, 2012

    been there too, and I am still looking for an answer

  • Al Smith Aug 27, 2013

    there is a chip between the two large gold pads, it is a flat black line, cut a break in the line with an exacto knife. The cartridge will now show full.

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    craig miksis Sep 03, 2014

    does not work

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Run don't walk away from Kodak Ink sucking printers. Ink get's low on black or color and will not print. No way to refill them you must buy new because of the chip not allowing any reset.

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I have a Kodak Hero 7.1 Printer. It is my second one, because I returned the first one because of the Ink Heist. I had bought ink for it on line that I thought I would give away, but I found my same type printer at Arc Thrift and got it for half price. So I bought it and it had third party ink in it. The color was still with ink, but the black was out, but it still printed. So I realized that the answer to the Kodak robbery is to try off brand ink. In answer to someone Else\'s comment, I would love to get involved in a Class action suit. I think the layers will do it just for most of the winnings!

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Replace the chip, you can get refill packs with new chips from
http://www.inkfilling.com/inkjet-refill-Kodak--ESP--3250.html

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No spec data sheet found using Google for the chip.
Logic suggests that a chip with two connections has to be a resistive element that changes up or down over time. Scratched between the electrodes and came up with chip not recognized; used pencil graphite on scratch and came up with empty cartridge; used eraser and came up with low cartridge.
Best logical advice; get new cartridge and measure using ohmmeter then kludge a carbon resister into and old chip.
Pain in the *ss and I will probably throw a good sized firecracker into my printer because more fun.

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Walgreens can't do it. I took mine there last year and they said that it can't be done.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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  • slim120368 Feb 02, 2011

    Yes it can be done, they are just not smart enough to tell you how it could be done.

  • Leighton Pressley Jul 28, 2012

    Walgreens can't reset the cartridge they don't have anyone on duty that knows what the heck is going on. just take your money at the door as you leave by a person with an IQ of 90 to 95 so don't get mad at them. they are good at doing what they were hired to do. I feel sorry for that kind of person but yet they vote. now that is where I get mad. The person running for office is taking advantage of them. They are the ones you should take your anger out on.

  • John Ragan Dec 18, 2012

    to slim120268 Then how do you reset the chip!!!!!!!!!

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    lookin4yo40 Feb 07, 2013

    I am beginning to wonder if I would be more cost effective to buy a new inexpensive printer with in k in it at time of purchase and then throw it away when it runs out of ink and get another?

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Hi,
If you take the cartridge to walgreens, etc... they can clear the chip. There is none for home use

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From what I understand, this 'chip' setting is factory controlled, by Kodak. Did you find some suggestion or resource that implied that this was possible?

Kodak, epson, etc are engine makers, for printers, and most of their components are exclusive to their designs.

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  • Turn off Your Printer
  • Unplug power Cable and wait for 2 min And plug power cable and connection back again .
  • Now Press the power key on printer and hold for 30 sec .
  • See if this works , try printing something .

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Well, I think to reset the chip in the new Kodak Ink Cartridges is quite simple, you have to just follow some needed steps: -

    ·Remove the color cartridge- firstly, just open the cartridge door, push on the green lever and take the cartridge out.
    ·Hold the cartridge upside down- Now; locate the cartridge chip at the end of the ink cartridge.
    ·At last, press the chip resetter against the cartridge chip, and then get hold of the small button on the Kodak chip resetter for three to four seconds only. The cartridge should now be reset, and the printer should notice that the ink level is full. The steps are quite simple and will help you out in getting the exact idea to do the same. If you still feel that the steps are tricky, you can contact the tech experts available at the help desk of Kodak Customer Care.

    Online Support, Visit:-
http://www.contactforservice.com/phone-number/kodak-printer

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