replacing epson inkjet cartridges

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dennis, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    epson tells users that once an inkjet cartridge has been removed from the
    printer, it cannot be reused, even if it brand new. A new cartridge must be
    inserted because the old one will no longer work.

    can anyone claim that they have removed a cartridge, then put it back, and
    still had a properly functioning epson printer? in my case, a black ink
    cartridge for an epson stylus color 800.

    I have seen companies that sell cleaning cartridges for epson printers.
    they look exactly like the ink cartridges, but have a special cleaning
    solution inside, instead of ink. the solution is also dyed. The cartridges
    can be used several times, to clean several printers, or one printer several
    times. This contradicts epson's statement about having to replace even a
    slightly used cartridge once it has been removed from the printer.

    Dennis, Aug 29, 2005
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  2. Dennis

    Maybe Guest

    Dennis -- I'm not an Epson user. The reason I'm not is for the specific
    reason that you cite. I'm assured that the cartridge contains a chip
    which is activated at install and prohibits reactivation at attempts to
    reinstall. Since the "cleaning" cartridge that you describe would not
    have such a chip, makes sense that it can be removed and reinstalled.
    By the way, I also am made to understand that you can buy a "device"
    that will override the buried chip.
    Maybe, Aug 29, 2005
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  3. Dennis

    Chas Guest

    You could try this

    Chas, Aug 29, 2005
  4. I use Canon printers - no fuss, the cartridges are just tanks of ink, none
    of this replacing the print head each time, or chips inside.

    Secret Squiddle, Aug 29, 2005
  5. Dennis

    EricP Guest

    You can either get a chip reprogrammer from an ink supplier or simply
    keep a few old tanks about, the machine has a small memory for chip
    number, it only remember the previous three from old memory. So you
    just stick dummy tanks in until it *forgets* the new one and accepts

    Alternatively, just forget Epson and get a Canon that doesn't bother
    with such foolishness.
    EricP, Aug 30, 2005
  6. Dennis

    Shep© Guest

    They will say that as they make crap printers and drivers.
    Yep.Get cheapy ones,
    Rip-off merchants.
    By cheapy and as soon as poss get a,"Canon" printer ;-)
    Shep©, Aug 31, 2005
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