I was thrilled that my Brother-in-law gave me his HP Photosmart C6100 All-in-One. Then I had learned it uses 5 color cartridges that now contain chips that cannot be reset so supposedly, you can't refill the cartridges, but worse, the ink has an expiration date so that half full cartridges have to be thrown out because these cartridges won't work after the expiration date. Being that HP has a 3 month Warranty and you aren't leasing but buying these units, all these restrictions do is force you to buy overpriced ink, which pretty soon eclipses the cost of the unit. HP is simply becoming Big Brother extortionists and are forcing restraint of trade upon the refillers plus creating ridiculous expenses for users. If I can't get a workaround, I'm going to give this unit away as this is ridiculous and I'll never buy any HP products in the future as I see what they're up to.
Now, I've looked on the Internet and had found that by removing the printer battery (it's supposed to be near the carriage), you can do away with the the ink expiration issue and that some say that you can refill the 02 color cartridges regardless of the chip but I'm not clear how effective that is. I'm told, however, you can't refill the black 02 cartridges.
I'm wondering if anyone has had success with refiling these cartridges and what you have done to resolve this.
Edited by godzilla1347, 09 April 2014 - 01:22 AM.