Dodgey ink level!!

  Dazwm 19:43 20 Jan 2004
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I have installed the software for my printer and there is a toolbox that gives me the estimated ink levels. Problem is it says both colour and black are full when I know they have nearly run out. Why is this and how will I know for sure?

  Glyn-252301 19:48 20 Jan 2004

What model printer?
Regards G.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:51 20 Jan 2004

If you reinstall software the ink boxes will show as full. Ink is not measured from the quantity in the reservoir but is calculated on usage and changeover.


G

  Glyn-252301 19:56 20 Jan 2004

Thats very interesting, would then it be possible to refill a chipped cart. and reinstall software and beat the chip technology. Regards G.

  Dazwm 19:57 20 Jan 2004

Okay, so I have to just look at the quality of the printing to know when I need new ink?

  Dazwm 19:58 20 Jan 2004

Also what is the difference between chipped and non-chipped cartridges?

  Glyn-252301 20:03 20 Jan 2004

A chipped cart. has a silicone chip that follows the use of ink and when empty prevents the cart. being used again even when refilled. Unless you have a gaget called Zap-it that re-programs the chip. Regards G

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