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P800 Refill options

Discussion in 'Epson InkJet Printers' started by DANIEL TORRES, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Feb 12, 2019
    DANIEL TORRES

    DANIEL TORRES Newbie to Printing

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    Ink stained Fingers

    Ink stained Fingers Printer Master

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    Where are you located - the situation is apparently different in Europe vs. North America in regards to firmware
    restrictions, there are refill cartridges with ARC chips offered in Germany. These won't work in other regions where Epson is tracking unique serial numbers on the chips to prevent re-use of cartridges with the same serial number.
    There are adapter boards offered which have a range of valid numbers stored. It is apparently possible that the same
    serial number can be used on different printers.
     
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    DANIEL TORRES

    DANIEL TORRES Newbie to Printing

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    I'm in the US, with the current firmware the printer does not recognize 3rd party carts, same with the decoder board.

    I'm curious about the website linked, if anyone has tried that option.
    thanks
     
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    Ink stained Fingers Printer Master

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    There are 2 approaches currently offered - the firmware hack to make the printer virtually 'chipless', not reading any chip data at all, and the use of a decoder board which emulates the chip functions and uses different serial numbers after every reset.
    Several companies are offering something like these cartridges
    https://www.inkowl.com/wide-format/...cartridge-set-for-epson-surecolor-p800/P8443/ used via a decoder board as mentioned, all that seems to come from China.

    I tried to make a P400 chipless, not a P800, it did not work, wrong firmware claimed and other user errors, so I didn't get it working up to now. There are 2 different methods offered for different firmware versions of a P400, and it seems
    that a firmware downgrade may not work for all hardware versions of the processor board, Epson may try to counteract against this firmware hack.
     
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    Where you able to restore your P400 to working order with OEM's after the chipless firmware failure?
     
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    Yes, the printer is working normally, with regular ARC refill chips.
     
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