rotten ink policy
this printer from USA in 2008, together with a lot
of ink. For various reasons I havn't used it so much
as intended, so the printer reported oct. 2010 that
yellow ink cartridge was expired / out of warranty.
Not possible to print anything.
I found out that this message could be overridden,
and surely, HP said it could. (See facsimile)
But, no one could tell me how. As a computernerd
since 1983, and being online since 1992, I knew
somone had solved this problem. It took me some
while to find out how. It was "Brian" at
me. Thanks again Brian!!
on images to enlarge)
HP: "Expired ink message can be overridden".
That is all fine HP.. if someone could tell me how...
salesdepartment replied quickly and was very helpful. He
told me what I needed.
Today (Dec. 9th 2010) the
chip resetter and 8
chips arrived. (USD 3.60 per
chip and USD 19,- for the tool).
(You need one chip for each color)
|You can not reset the original chip, so
remove this and replace with the correct chip from
NB! Each chip is dedicated to one spesific color!
Use a sharp knife and cut/lift out the original. It's not a
very strong glue.
|MacroEnter's chip at left, original to the
New chip is a little wider, so it fits perfectly.
|I glued the chip with Superglue, but since
these chips can be reused, it was probably not a good choice....
Later, the same evening...
When MacroEnter read about this worry I had about using
superglue, they told me that the cartridge bottom (with the
new chip) can easily be removed and transferred to the next
cartridge, and tape it on. Ingenious!
Cut the label on both side
of the cartridge
comes off easily
|Put in the resetter tool, press the button,
and hold. You first get a red flash...and a second later you
get a permanent, green light. Then
you can release the button and remove the resetter.
Macroenter also sell empty cartridges and ink bottles. I
have 13 original unopened, cartridges.
If a trustworthy report on long life expectancy for their ink can
be provided*, I will not hesitate to try. But, I doubt that
I'll ever see one...
*) A testreport
like this 8-page report
is what I call trustworty. Looking at
this report doesn't give me much hope for unoriginal ink though...
This guy is really pissed off
by HP's ink policy:
"You money-grubbing S.O.B.s aren't going to get any more
of my $ than I can possibly avoid, ever again--"
P.s. I use
Qimage for all my printing. I
aggree with the expert reviewer
Mike Chaney when he says
"Trust Qimage!". This software is in a league of its own!
On top of all, it is very cheap!
A simple "video" about this on
HP say the error
message can be overriden
Resetter for HP (image
Resettable chip (image 3 & 5)
Skienspanorama (877 megapixel image)
I am not affiliated with Macroenter in any way.
HP Hewlett Packard DesignJet inkjet
printer Z2100 Z3100 ink expired utgått blekk date dato out of warranty override
chip resetter macroenter