Question about Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Need help can not print or scan
I too have dealt with this issue of the "count chips" being used specifically by both CANON & LEXMARK.
You get "maybe" between 2-5 refills and then even though the printhead is fine the cartridge will no longer work because the chips sense how many times the cartridge has been installed/removed and then burns itself up so it cannot be used again.
I've even had it happen with brand new cartridges from both manufacturers and they absolutely refuse to acknowledge this issue.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
All printer manufacturers try to get you to buy their expensive ink by fitting 'chips' to the 'genuine' ink tanks ..the 'problem' with the Canon's are that these chips are very easy to remove and fit to 'compatible' cartridges BUT they are VERY sensitive to static / damage and it's almost guaranteed that you will blow at least one during a swap-over.
In fact, many people report blown chips on brand new Canon cartridges even when fitting then for the first time to a brand new 'out of the box' printer - which suggests that Canon may have a mfg. problem .. ESPECIALLY with the Yellow cartridge chip ..
About the only advise I can give is NEVER touch the chip contacts, handle a new cartridge with extream care and if you buy a new Canon printer, get the assistant in the shop to fit the Cartridges and demonstrate that the unit is working before leaving the shop ...
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
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