Uchipped Canon Compatibles

  Tall 21:13 17 Jan 2008

My Brother printer/scanner happily uses cheap compatibles but won't feed any paper over 100gm/sqm. I would like a new multifunction printer, therefore, and Canon's Pixma MP520 (or 600) seems well thought of, but I notice that the Canon inks are chipped. To use compatibles, the chip has to be removed and inserted in the compatible.

Has anyone experience of this and does it work? How do you know when you need to change the ink - waiting for it to fade is not very good for the printer as the lines can dry out and clog.

Many thanks.

  anniesboy 23:08 17 Jan 2008

I have a Canon ip4200 and use compatibles all the time. Inserting the chip gets easier the more you do and is in fact straightforward. I suggest changing the chip on old newspaper to protect surfaces.
As for when to change I just visually check levels as drying out is bad news.
At £2.79 for compatible or £8.40 for original (from Choice)its in my view a no brainer .

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