Platinum Printer Member
- Jul 2, 2006
- Reaction score
- Toronto, Canada
Why is it taught that cartridge chips are intelligent and can somehow communicate and have direct access to the printers’ memory, they can’t because its primary task is read only, the printer does all the reading and counting.
The chip receives information from the printer only after the chip is shown to be registering as full, then stage drops occur to 3/4, and half full, all are only estimated ink levels and are not very accrete (guesstimate).
Only when the prism declares a low ink level, does the printer determine accurately the amount of ink left that can be used up safely before it stops and all communications to the chip are declared unreadable and void, you can hold the Resume button in for 5 seconds to continue. ! !
But running with ink monitoring disabled will cause the printer to deliberately use up excessive amounts of ink on cleaning cycles, and without diligent self-monitoring by the owner the printer will cause a fatal error to occur, this is better known as self-destruct mode...
The use of a redsetter will prevent the early demise of your print head and waste pads, by bring the chip back to a useful state and allowing the printer to communicate with it once more and exiting the self-destruct mode...
In addition to this when the chip is overriden, the printer writes a bit to the chip indicating that it has been overridden. This set bit is not modified by the resetter at the time of reset and thereafter the ink level is no longer as responsive as originally but will still display the ink level but in a very coarse step function. Like three or so. If it is not overridden, when reset, the resolution is the same as original.
The prism is still active in this mode so the key aspects of the prism is still retained. I don't know id Redsetter overlooked this aspect or whether the set bit is unaccessible.
Just get a resetter like as Hat says like many of the wiser ones do.
Since a few years ago, we've learnt a lot about these machines. I hope some innocents don't get misguided.