Chips or no chips?

  User2008 11:34 03 Aug 2008

Should I by the Think+ with no chips or the Inkrite with chips fron Choice Stationery?

Is it easy and reliable to put the chip on the new cartridge?

It's for a Canon IP4500.

  Simsy 11:00 04 Aug 2008

I have an ip5300, which the ip4500 is the replacement for...

I recently tried to use the Think+ inks from choice, having swapped the chip over from the original Canon ink, and it just wouldn't work.

(Changing the chip over was very easy)

I rang choice for advice and was told that the chips that are supplied with the ink that comes with the printer, wont work! Apparrently the "supplied with printer" inks are slightly different. You have to buy genuine Canon inks in the first place, and then use the chips from these on the Think+ inks.

I presume this to be the same with the ip4500. I would suggest you call Choice to have them confirm this, or otherwise.

Good luck,



  User2008 12:18 06 Aug 2008

Thanks Simsy - I may order the originals then.

  jack 14:41 06 Aug 2008

As in Epson chips.
Perhaps a Zapper is the remedy

  marble 11:02 08 Aug 2008

I have an ip4300 which I think takes the same as the ip4500.

I ordered from here yesterday click here as they do chipped compatibles for Canon.

They will arrive today - I haven't tried them before though.

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