What the Epson Chip Resetter Does to Your Ink Cartridge

November 10, 2010 1 Comment

chip resetterMost printer makers would normally have this “chip” inside their printing machines that would force printer users to buy original printer cartridges since those third party types may not be recognized by the so called “smart chip”. Let us take Epson printers as a good example for this situation.

Epson printers, which are very popular for creating high quality images, would normally need original Epson ink cartridges to do the best printouts. However, when compatible ink cartridges and the remanufactured types have arrived, the printer manufacturers realized that they had to do something to stop these third party consumables from taking their position.

So the “smart chip” was created to ensure that the Epson printer would recognize the printer inks inside the printer and it would tell you if you have fully consumed your inks. However, the problem with this device is that it does not work hand in hand with the compatible Epson inks and the remanufactured ones too. So if you try to replace your inks with these types, chances are you will still have those “Low on Ink” error messages.

Now, to fight against this tiny but smart chip, the chip resetter was made. The chip resetter would correct the “smart chip” by informing it that you have placed new replacements. You do not have to worry since these resetters can still identify the cartridge even if it is a compatible or remanufactured one.

However, keep in mind that chip resetters do not last for a lifetime so you may need to replace it once in a while. Also, check if the one that you will purchase will match your printer model since this device would normally work for a specific printer only.

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