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#1 oldbod


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:37 PM

I am retired and find that computing is fairly hard on my limited income !! After buying and using an HP
Printer for about 6 months and needing new cartridges I found that even compatables where fairly expensive, so I purchased a cheap Ink refill kit and refilled them myself. On testing the printer i now find a
message comes up telling me that I have the incorrect cartridge fitted and the printer will not perform. I must say that I object to manfacturers fitting these sort of sensors, and even if fitted for ones own protection
it is ones individual rights to be able to turn them off!! ( Is this another Oil company like exploitation)
Could anyone advise on disabling this device ?

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:05 AM

Hi oldbod.
There are literally dozens of different methods for "faking out" your HP printer so that it believes a new cartridge has been installed. To be of any help, we'll need your printer model number as the procedures are model specific. They don't make it easy on some.:thumbsup:
Re-fills are ok provided exact color isn't critical but I would not use them for photos.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:40 AM

Look through the posts here: http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/search/forums?q=HP

More info pertaining to this new crap with manufacturers preventing refilling.


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