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It’s no surprise that printer ink is an expensive commodity in any office. Even though Ramblin Jackson tries to keep most of our communication online, there comes a time when printing something is inevitable, and when we run out of ink it’s hard not to get frustrated! Well, now you don’t have to be, because today we’re going to show you how to hack your ink cartridge to get the most out of what you buy.
Most inkjet printers use cartridges that are equipped with a special chip that reports when a cartridge is low or out of ink. One flaw of this technology is the fact that many printers will stop operating if one ink cartridge is low or out of ink, while the others are still full. This means that you’re wasting precious ink because the printer thinks it’s empty when it’s not, and that’s not very green!
Sometimes, printers will sell print cartridge chip resetters to help you reset the ink cartridge, but in most cases a paperclip will do the job just fine. Most print cartridges have a circuit board built right in, and this circuit board holds a small amount of memory, which allows the print cartridge to notify you when it’s out of ink. As we know, this can often be a bit inaccurate, and to get the best results you’ll need to reset this. Using the paperclip, find the small reset button normally located above the circuit board. Press the reset button, and voila! It’s much greener to use up all the ink you bought, and it’s much better on the wallet!
Whether you have Epson, Canon, HP, or Dell, hack your way to saving more money, and more sanity! Well, they say the sky’s the limit, so I’m giving you on the count of three to show your stuff and save some ink!