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replacing original chips on PGI-550/CLI-551 with auto reset chips

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by pharmacist, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Nov 27, 2016
    pharmacist

    pharmacist Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    Because I do not want to buy an expensive resetter for my PGI-550/CLI-551 cartridges, I wonder if it would be possible to replace the original chips of these cartridges with auto reset chips.

    PGI-550/CLI-551 chips have a built-in booby trap. Removing the chip will tear off the connection, destroying the chip.

    On the long term original cartridges work better for ink flow and reliability.
     
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    Please report your results if you try this modification. Does anybody know where to find "Virgin Empty" OEM PGI-550/CLI-551 XL cartridges? I searched E-Bay but found none.
     
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    Ohh well, I am searching for them as well ;)
     
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    From experience with the former generation 525/526, I would strongly insist in using OEM cartridges and a resetter.
    This makes them work exactly as designed by Canon and you will avoid a lot of problems.

    As @pharmacist does now, I've built a stock of empty OEM carts by begging on social media :hu.
     
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    Who would ever have taught that 550/551 carts would be in short supply or demand, most guys can’t wait to get rid of them.

    The real issue with the 551/550 were that most switched to using refillables rather than purchasing the XL carts, I know I did.

    I tried to refit a 3rd party chip onto the 550/551 carts but the chip type that I used at that time were way too thick to fit, so I scratched the idea...:(
     
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    I done replace original pgi-550 with auto reset chip hold it in bottom of cartridge use adhesive UHU and work very good.
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    You will have to cut away some plastic. Just have a look at the manual link of octopus-office.de
     
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    Are these normal or XL cartridges you are using ?
     
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