What We Should Do When The Printer Won’t Recognize the Refilled Ink Cartridge?
Reusing inkjet cartridges depends on refilling them successfully.
Refilling inkjet cartridges may help your business reduce its supply costs, if a relatively inexpensive ink kit enables you to reuse otherwise expensive consumables. Whether you experiment with refilling to save money, or to reduce the amount of waste your company generates, your efforts can’t produce results if the printer fails to recognize the refilled cartridge when you reinsert it. Examine your refilling procedures and your cartridges to troubleshoot the problem.
Reassembly and Installation Problems
When you refill an inkjet cartridge, you either inject ink into it or partially disassemble it. In order to reach its supply chambers. If you don’t add the right amount of ink, or you don’t reassemble the cartridge, it retains its correct size and shape. Additionally, if you’re using a third-party cartridge, it may be slightly narrower than the manufacturer’s own consumables. They can require extra care in lining it up properly inside the device.
If the cartridge you refilled has run dry and developed a clog, adding fresh ink won’t restore it to working life. In some cases, you can resolve an external clog by wiping the cartridge on a lint-free cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Take care to keep your fingers off the metal parts of these cartridges or the oil on your hands may damage their electrical contacts. Some clogs can’t be cleared away, however, in which case your sole alternative lies in recycling the cartridge.
Cartridge Monitoring Chip
Some inkjet manufacturers build their printers and cartridges with ink level monitoring incorporated into the device. If you refill these cartridges and reinstall them, the printer will continue to insist they’re still empty. You can resume printing. But your only means of tracking ink levels will lie in watching for a drop in the output quality. As a result, these cartridges can run dry and endanger the viability of your print head.
Some inkjet cartridge designs prevent you from reusing or refilling them. These consumables fall within special merchandising programs. They make ink available at reduced prices, provided that you return the empty cartridges. The manufacturer clearly advertises these as single-use cartridges destined to wind up in its re-manufacturing process. If you want to refill your ink cartridges, skip the discount programs and purchase the manufacturer’s regularly priced supplies. Its lack the prohibition against reuse.