By-passing inkjet cartridge chips

  Rusty 22:27 04 Jun 2004

Can anyone tell me where I can download software (preferably free!) to by-pass the chip in HP and Epson inkjet cartridges to enable the full emount of ink to be used.

  Eric10 22:34 04 Jun 2004

I can't help with HP cartridges but this one for Epson is very good click here.

  tes 09:44 05 Jun 2004

Go to this site .It works
click here

  tes 10:01 05 Jun 2004

Sorry Rusty didn't read your question properly.

  jack 10:08 05 Jun 2004

There are many 'Chip resetters about cost about a tenner try jr universal ZAPIT click here

  Diemmess 10:24 05 Jun 2004

By-pass with software, you can't, because the control is built into the printer's own firmware.

As already told, you can "reset" the chips so that the printer thinks the cartridge is full, though it may warm you that this is not a pukka cartridge.

Any which way, the resetter is more fun than inky fingers.

If you manage to run right out on one colour, there can be possible trouble with banding before the thing settles down again. You do save money, but you do add hassle.

  Rusty 11:30 08 Jun 2004

Thanks to those who answered my query.
I now understand the problem and how to work on it.

  Smiler 11:42 08 Jun 2004

I've been using an ink resetter on my epson for a few years now and usually get about 30-50% extra use. I bought mine from a computer fair for £7.

hi Eric 10 does the software work with CX3100

  Eric10 16:07 17 May 2005

I don't have a CX3100 so can't test it but it is on the list of supported printers.

  Rogerfredo 16:45 17 May 2005

Not an answer to your question, but have you tried Jettec cartridges from SVP Communications?
Their equivalent cartridges for my Epson 875DC give excellent results, (and don't dry up like some cheaper "alternatives"), and they contain an extra 30% ink which you access by switching the printer off and on again when you get the "empty" message. For my printer they cost £2.84 as opposed to about £16 for a genuine Epson cartridge!

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