Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Printers > Ink Jet - Inks, Papers, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 8, 2007, 8:42 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
Default

Hi I have read several posts and know that with the refills you loose the ability to know when your cartridges are getting low. Though with the cartridges already filled it says to take the chip and put it on the new cartridge then go through the reset procedure. But I can't seem to find if this will also turn off the level indicators or will they work? I have to buy new ink for the MP830 and wondering if I buy refill kits or cartridges, if the latter will function like originals.
TIA
aqus is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 12, 2007, 6:23 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
Default

Ok maybe I wasn't clear so I will ask differently.
If I use a non original cartridge replacement for my MP830 transfer the chip and go through the reset process will my ink levels be accurate or do I have to visually inspect my cartridge to see when it is running low?
If I refill myself and go through the reset process will my ink levels be accurate or do I have to visually inspect my cartridge to see when it is running low?
Just trying to see if I should buy refill kit or non original cart replacement.
TIA
aqus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15, 2007, 8:28 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 8
Default

The chip counts the number of drops of ink used. Once the chip believes the cartridge is out of ink, the system can no longer predict the ink levels. It doesn't matter if you refilled the cart or swapped the chip to a replacement cart -- you have to manually keep an eye on your ink levels.
d.verhey is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:34 PM.