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- Apr 19, 2007
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- Canon MB5120, Pencil
Many unknowns.is it possible to put the older cartridges into the Pro-300? I think the inks inside the cartridges are the same so the question is about the chips compatibility.
Do the cartridges for the older models fit and function in the Pro-300? Canon has reused a cartridge model in newer models but the chips were different. Example: the CLI-8 and the CLI-42 cartridges.
Will the chips of the older cartridges be recognized? Most likely not if history is our guide. You will need to either disable ink level monitoring or find aftermarket chips or a chip resetter. As far as I know, there are no aftermarket chips or chip resetter for the new Pro-300 currently.
One more issue may be using the older cartridges - IF they fit - and ability to disable ink level monitoring. The printer may reject the chip on the older cartridge and not allow you to get to disable monitoring - or anything else. In this situation, you will need to swap the Pro-300 chip onto the old cartridge model.
You could also extract the ink from the older cartridge and refill the empty Pro-300 cartridge and then disable ink level monitoring. This is probably the better solution.
If money is an issue then the best solution is to buy a printer you can find less expensive cartridges or the ability to refill and maintain ink level monitoring.