Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Victe » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 02:39:39


Replacement ink cartridges for the Pixma MP 530 are very affordable on eBay.
What makes them affordable is the need to remove the chip from the original
cartridge and attach it to the new generic cartridge. There are
instructions for doing this which include pushing the printer's reset button
to "reset the chip memory". Does this actually work? Does the MP530 have a
"reset" button?
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by irwel » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 03:33:02


I tried it, didn't work for me.

 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by DanG » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 06:57:34


There's no way to reset the printer, you must disable the ink level
monitoring system to use compatible tanks that have no chip. Personally, I
would not buy ink on Ebay unless I was certain who made it.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Victe » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:02:24


More precisely, the instructions say to transfer the chips from the original
tanks to the replacement tanks. Does that work?
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Burt » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:03:40


Better to refill Canon OEM cartridges if you wish to save money on ink.
better than transplanting the chip onto a prefilled aftermarket cartridge.
Less fade resistant, but the colors are quite good with some of the inks
available online and the photo prints are excellent. Check out the
Nifty-stuff forum for information on refilling and decent inks. Hobbicolors
(available on eBay), Formulabs (available from Alotofthings.com) and MIS
inks have been used successfully by many on this usergroup. Pay no
attention to our troll, Measekite, who has never tried aftermarket inks but
spreads misinformation about them whenever they are mentioned.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by tanhk » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:32:22


It work for me, my is Canon ip4200.
After refill ink, the low level warning is still on (yellow flashing link
on the reset button).
I only need to press the reset button (hold down for 5 sec than release)
after that it continue to print even the ink level show on the monitor
screen is 0).
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Victe » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:33:33

>>>> Replacement ink cartridges for the Pixma MP 530 are very affordable on

Good information - thanks - but does moving the chip to a different tank
work? And regardless of which tank the chip is on does the printer have to
be reset in some way to read the ink levels correctly?
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by measekit » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:04:45


Not really. As a matter of fact they are very expensive. You can ruin
the printhead, produce low quality prints and have many that fade
quickly. Now that to me is expensive.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by measekit » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:05:15

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What makes them affordable is the need to remove the chip from the original
cartridge and attach it to the new generic cartridge. There are
instructions for doing this which include pushing the printer's reset button
to "reset the chip memory". Does this actually work? Does the MP530 have a
"reset" button?
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Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by measekit » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:08:58

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eBay. What makes them affordable is the need to remove the chip from the
original cartridge and attach it to the new generic cartridge. There are
instructions for doing this which include pushing the printer's reset
button to "reset the chip memory". Does this actually work? Does the
MP530 have a "reset" button?
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There's no way to reset the printer, you must disable the ink level
monitoring system to use compatible tanks that have no chip. Personally, I
would not buy ink on Ebay unless I was certain who made it.
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Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by measekit » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:26:01


Better yet just go to Staples or someplace and buy new Canon ink carts.
More fade resistant and better color quality.
More trouble
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by DanG » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 02:04:47


Makes no difference whether you refill or move the chip to a new tank, the
printer's ink level system must be disabled to continue printing with that
chip.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Victe » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 02:12:53

>> Replacement ink cartridges for the Pixma MP 530 are very affordable on

FWIW, I've been using generic ink cartridges in my Epson Stylus Color 880
for years without problems. This was one of the last printers that didn't
implement chips on the cartridges so using generics doesn't involve any
gymnastics. I would agree that the "no-names" are not as good as the OEM
carts, but for the printing I do that doesn't require either color accuracy
or longevity the value cannot be beat.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Burt » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 02:57:49


Refilling OEM carts with a known ink from a vendor that others on this user
group or the nifty stuff forum have had success with provides you with a
stable, known product. Using prefilled aftermarket carts can be variable as
the vendor can change the inks without your knowledge. Victek is correct in
that he isn't concerned about color accuracy or longevity and the prefilled
carts work fine for him.

I presently have Canon printers that do not have the chipped carts. I know
people who use prefilled carts and like them, but the chipped carts are
another story. You can even have problems with glitchy chips on new full
Canon carts! Transplanting the chip introduces an additional variable.
When my printers die and I purchase Canon printers with the chipped carts I
will refill OEM carts, just as I do with my current printers.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 ink cartridges from eBay - do they work?

Post by Victe » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 03:09:56

>> Good information - thanks - but does moving the chip to a different tank

Yes, that is the magic question that no one has addressed so far. Is it not
polite to "go on record" about how the printer's ink level system is
disabled?