The Canon's new cartridges, the 8's and 5 black, aren't that different from the old days, except the Chip. Until someone figures a way to legally copy the chip, I would not recommend buying anything else but the new cartridges. When the print starts to fade, it might be to late and the printhead might be toast.
I need to replace ink for my Canon MP830.
I bought some non brand ink.
Now... I thought it owuld be like the good old days where you just stick the new cartridge in.
But no: you have to take out the old chip from the old cartridge.
From what I understand you reset the counter for the ink level.
BUT: then the software won't measure the ink levels anymore.
The instructions for the ink said I 'have to watch out and see when ink comes out faded' - and that's how I will know the ink has run out!
Bottom line: doing this is dangerous for the printer AND invalidates your waranty.
Is this right?
I don't want to pay for the expensive manufacurer ink - but then again I don't want to screw up my