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German "Durchstich" refill method for the PGI-520/CLI-521 cartridges

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by pharmacist, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Oct 25, 2009
    fortisi876

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    TY for the clarification!

    One more, if someone doesn't mind answering, is this method exclusively for the Canon carts or non chipped carts?

    My i9900 is down at the moment but I do plan on repairing her shortly but I am now using an Epson 1400 and I'm curious if this method will work with that printer?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2009
    ghwellsjr

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  3. Jan 8, 2010
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    Updating my own 18 October post about my first Durchstich refill, I just finished my second refill about 15 minutes ago. It was even quicker and easier than the first one (no learning curve to overcome this time) :) Absolutely no drips or spills. Refilled each tank in a fraction of the time the top method requires.

    One thing I noticed. If you wait only a minute for the sponge to soak up the first dose, the bubbles in the reservoir make it a little difficult to accurately see how much more ink to add to finally fill the tank. However, if you let it settle for 2 minutes or even a little longer, the bubbles disappear in the tank and administering the final shot is a breeze.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010
    pharmacist

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    Hi equity44,

    Another method to get rid off the bubbles is to give several ticks on the cartridge wall with your finger and the bubbles will disappear almost immediately.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010
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    This so much easier than filling from the top and no leaks ;-)

    The only problem I had was getting a longer needle in japan

    Joe
     
  6. Jan 9, 2010
    Rock Slide

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    Just picked up a canon pixma MP620...looking forward to trying this refill method when my ink gets low. This might be a stupid question, but is there a preferable choice of refillable ink over another?
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2010
    Rock Slide

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    Great! Thanks Ruffin!
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010
    cmonkey

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    Interesting method, but I've been using a top fill method for years. The trick is to put a screw in the existing nylon ball.
    It makes it very easy to fill the tank while it's still in the printer.

    Dave
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010
    ghwellsjr

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    How do you prevent ink from draining through the outlet port when the screw is removed from the top of the cartridge while you are refilling? What printer are you doing this with?
     

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