Chip Resetter Primer

InkaInkaDoo

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OK, the chip resetter works!

Not quite the way I thought it would, though.

The chip resetter appears to reset empty (fully used) maintenance cartridges. The LED flashes red a few times, turns solid green for a few seconds, then turns off, but my printer will not accept them.

Doing a little more reading I see where InkOwl says their chip resetter (which appears to be identical to the one I purchased for $21 on Amazon) will not work on a completely used cartridge.

I don't remember Jose Rodriquez saying anything about this in his video for the PRO 3800 and 3880, so I will assume this is a difference with the P800.

So I ordered a FOURTH maintenance cartridge, so I would have two good cartridges to go with my two used-up cartridges (that don't have a spot of ink on them.)

I was a little nervous because I had just learned how to determine the used/unused capacity of the maintenance cartridge (through my RIP software & also on the front panel) and the cartridge in my printer that I had installed a week earlier, which hasn't been used to print anything and has gone through 2 or 3 heavy head cleanings was down to 69%. Almost 1/3 of the cartridge used!


Once I received the new cartridge, I reset the cartridge in the printer and...the printer accepted it! I did not need to use the second, unused cartridge to get the printer to accept the original, reset cartridge.

Out of curiosity, wondering if perhaps my other cartridge came slightly "pre-used", I did insert the new cartridge in my printer and it accepted it without question and showed 100% capacity.

So now I have a brand-new maintenance cartridge that I don't need, unless I forget to reset the cartridge in my printer and it gets "used up."

I would still like to know about the significance of "QE 589" but I can live without knowing as long as I don't have to keep buying maintenance cartridges that I don't even use.

Thank you all for your advice & patience. And for not pelting me with virtual cabbage.
 

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Doing a little more reading I see where InkOwl says their chip resetter (which appears to be identical to the one I purchased for $21 on Amazon) will not work on a completely used cartridge.
Unfortunately it appears so. I included that info in my Post #4.

Glad to hear you were able to work things out and can get back to happy printing!
 
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