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Old Jul 12, 2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Straight from Canon, they have a chip.



"Thank you for your inquiry. We value you as a Canon customer and
appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

The new ChromaLife100 ink tanks exclusively work with the new PIXMA
printers that are being released at the same time and after. The reason
being that they have little microchips installed into each ink tank to
function properly with the print head. These microchips allow for
better ink meter notification. If any other assistance is needed, then
please feel free to contact us again and we will be glad to help you.
Thank you for choosing Canon.

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Stephen
Technical Support Representative"

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Old Jul 12, 2005, 3:38 PM   #2
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OutofExile wrote:
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Straight from Canon, they have a chip.



"Thank you for your inquiry. We value you as a Canon customer and
appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

The new ChromaLife100 ink tanks exclusively work with the new PIXMA
printers that are being released at the same time and after. The reason
being that they have little microchips installed into each ink tank to
function properly with the print head. These microchips allow for
better ink meter notification. If any other assistance is needed, then
please feel free to contact us again and we will be glad to help you.
Thank you for choosing Canon.
So does this mean to use the new ink in old printers one has to get a new head that can accomidate the chip, or clip the chip.

So this means the pixus ip4100 has a different head than the pixma ip4000.




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Old Jul 12, 2005, 5:54 PM   #3
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So far the CLI-8 carts fit the iP4200. The iP4200 head assembly probably wouldn't fit earlier 4000s. AFAIK the iP4100 was a Japanese market iP4000 using BCI-7.

The best hope for earlier models is that Canon keep making BCI-7 carts and release them outside Japan.
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 8:41 PM   #4
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OutofExile wrote:
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have little microchips installed into each ink tank to
function properly with the print head. These microchips allow for
better ink meter notification.
So much for Canon being easier to refill than Epson then.....:roll:
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 9:28 PM   #5
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have little microchips installed into each ink tank to
function properly with the print head. These microchips allow for
better ink meter notification.
So much for Canon being easier to refill than Epson then.....:roll:
Well the chip does make it annoying, but I'm sure there will be a work around. The main reason I found the Epson to be annoying to refill was the fact that it was a sponge free multi chamber system.
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