Question about Lexmark JetPrinter 5000 InkJet
I have re-inked cartridges for many years with great success, but it seems as if Lexmark has built in a microchip either in the printer or the cartridge refusing re-inking. Is this suspicion true and if so how can I bypass the problem? The message I get is simply: Replace cartridge/ invalid cartridge or something like that. It does not even try to print until I put in a new cartridge.
Yes it is true although I don't know any work arounds because modern machines are very particular about their ink.
We have such resolution and vibrant colours being deployed in microscopic "guns" that dont like foreign matter running threw them.
Manufactures these days spend vast sums of money producing expensive chips that they attach to their ink cartridges that comunicate with printer telling it it's age, usage, serial number and where it has been.
They also embed in the specialised partical size controlled ink, cleaning fluids and lubricants for the print head. They make these chips unique to their needs and hence expensive to copy, keeping competors inferior products expensive to produce
Don't scream too loud any thing is eventually hacked and as more hacked chips become available in the market so do the refills, which is great because I spend a lot of my working days, repairing their devestation.
I see the end results of recycle products in printing enviroments, most calls are related, not to normal maintence, power surges, board faults, mechanical failure, but to software problems, inferior or incorrect consumable use and restoring print quality after such items have infiltrated system with a little normal wear and tear to complete my working day.
Some times on some models you can buy after market chips, shop around have a google, but remember I'm not selling here and I don't care which way you.
Tie your own rope, save a few bucks, you will soon be in the market paying those like me, big buckas, cause you've got lines, blank prints, error codes etc, and again you will be buying new.
Where is the money that you save = it goes to purchase cost of replacing machine, my repair bills, your frustration at inferior/loss of operation and downtime.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
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