The not so empty cartridge?
Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:02 PM
What really gets me those little chips that send a signal to the printer that tells it to stop working when there is still a lot of powder left.
Here are my questions;
How do those chips work? How can you stop them from lying?
I have the bread box HP2600N. I had a big print job on 4 X 6 paper small amount of print. Of course the toner level dropped like a stone. When it went empty the recharger weighed it and said it was still half full.Couldnt buy a chip anywhere.
Now the Cyan has gone. Printing a whole lot of blue lately Bought a new cartridge today. Now the magenta and yellow chips are jealous and say; "replace me too".
I can buy a new printer for less money than a new set of cartridges.
there must be some "things" we can do ? Any ideas?
Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:56 AM
You're absolutely right, most desktop printers are a scheme to get you to spend insane amounts of money on 15 mL's of ink. For an even better read on inkjet printers, do a search for "waste ink tank" -- apparently most people don't realize a good portion of your ink goes into keeping the print heads clear, by just squirting ink through them into a tank in the bottom of your printer.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:30 AM
edit: Also there is legal precedent for reverse engineering that tech for purpose of interoperability. So it is legal for companies to make knockoff cartridges. I remember getting excited and high-fiving a clueless co-worker when this story broke http://arstechnica.c...41026-4352.html
Edited by Lord Wud, 24 September 2008 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:11 PM
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:24 PM
I use a laserjet for most of my printing. When I need color I have a epson that I go get the cartriges refilled at Office max for $10. My advice buy a laserjet, color ones are cheap these days around $300, for most and a cheapy inkjet for the rest. If you need good prints go and pay for em at a copy place.
This is a laserjet HP 2600N the cartridges are $130 more or less in Office depot. so four replacements are more than the printer is worth!!
Does anyone have a diring wireagram so I could disable the colour and just print in Black. That would be a sort of solution except that I already bought the wretched cyan cartridge.
Thanks for all the replies so far
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:39 PM
Usually it's: 'how do I hack teh myspace!!11?'
Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:46 AM
that's what I'm thinking too.
'how do I hack teh myspace!!11?'
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