Canon CLI-8 Ink

Canon CLI-8 Ink

Post by BF » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:30:26


Do all CLI-8 ink cartridges have a chip on them?
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 Ink

Post by Bast » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 02:07:59


Yup.
But it's only use is to tell the printer what kind of cartidge it is.
Ink usage is by a light that actually reads the true level as it drops
through the clear plastic case.

But I think Canon fixed that on the newest generation of printers, so now
they just guess at the level, and you can have a half full cartridge that
the printer claims is empty

 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 Ink

Post by solidgoldZ » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 09:34:51


Yes they do, and contrary to the last poster, the chip tells the printer how
much ink is left in the cartridge. I assume the chip is a counter and is
triggered every time the printhead prints with ink from any individual
cartridge. The chips can now be reset using a readily available chip resetter.
If, as the above poster said, the ink level was sensed by the amount of light
shining through the ink, then refilling the cart would automatically reset the
low ink warning in the printer---It doesn't--You have to use the chip resetter.


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Post by Dyna Soa » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 12:07:35


Ron has given the correct information.
The other post, Best, is mistaken. The chip counts the usage and needs to
be reset after cartridges are refilled if level indication is required.

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Post by Bast » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 05:22:37


Well, I've got an MX-850 printer that says you are wrong.
I simply refill the cartridge, reinstall, and away it goes.

Perhaps some other canon printers are a bit more fussy then.
 
 
 

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Post by Dyna Soa » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 08:53:02


I also have an MX850 and also an IP4500 . I can bypass the "used" (but not
reset) chip in the printer setup if required, but then there is no level
indication or notification when the cartridge is almost empty. This is why
I specifically mentioned "if level indication is required" in my post.

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Post by Bast » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:09:53


I have a North American model.
And I know there are various "country" versions of firmware.
(Mine will not print CD's)

But with no hacks, my 850 shows ink levels, as well as the low ink warning,
but at that point I just refill, and snap it back in and continue printing,
with FULL ink showing. and no need to reset any chips.
Perhaps that I never let any cartridge get completely empty, the chips never
need to be reset ?

And I do know a person who saw mine, and then bought an 860, (the newer
version of the 850) and they have all kinds of problems with chips and
refills, but the 860 uses different cartridges.

A side note though.
There is a definite ink life improvement between my refills, and brand new
canon replacement cartridges.
Which seem to only be about half full when you buy them.
 
 
 

Canon CLI-8 Ink

Post by Dyna Soa » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:22:24


Mine both are Australian models.


That's the main reason I bought the MX850. Not only does it just print CDs
from a computer graphic, but will do a CD to CD label copy in one operation.
i.e. it "photocopies" CDs.


It's not actually a "hack" per se, it's in the Canon setup.




I buy new Canon cartridges about after the third refill. These seem to be
completely filled. The new ones I purchase are made in Japan.


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