I have a P-1000. Just spent almost $400 on ink cartridges, but there are no maintenance tanks anywhere in the country. Is there a way to disable the chip on the maintenance tank? I can fill it with paper towels or pretty much anything absorbent. But right now I have a worthless $1600 brick in the studio without a new maintenance tank.
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The jtoolman (Jose Rodreguiz) YouTube and Facebook pages are a good resource to check with.
I did find this: Can You Reuse Canon Printer Maintenance Carts? - YouTube
Thanks. The conclusion at the end of the video is that you cannot reuse them because they're sealed and can't be opened even if you reset the chip. So, I guess I won't be using my Canon printer for awhile due to world wide shortages.
Because of what’s going on with supply chain issues I have started buying a second item now when I need to replace expendable items so I can have a spare. Then replace the first when I need to use the second. And even then there isn’t always a guarantee of replacement.
Same problem here, but with many imageprograf pro-1000s. Wondering if there is a way to disable the chip authentication on the printer, or reset the chip. I am willing to try more creative methods for refreshing the cartridge, since it is sealed. Even with cleaning and refreshing the cartridge I'd still have to get around the chip. I have access to many maintenance cartridges to try on.
I was able to find maintenance tanks pretty quickly. They're out there. I have a couple extra now just in case.
BTW there's no point in disabling the chip on the maintenance tank, because you can't get into it. It's a closed system, so there's no way to open it and replace the ink absorbing pads.
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