In my research for fixing my Canon pixma ip4200 printer I have found- Atlantic Inkjets. They claim they're recycled chip cartridges ($7.49ea) are recognized as a new, full cartridge by Canon Printers. I am going to give this a shot.
I have said printer. After refilling the microchiped cartridges, I went through the steps to keep the printer working, with Canon denying any future responsibility for the meteor that will strike my house because I "snuck" around their gouge plan.
However, the printer has been going slowly into a "nervous breakdown", with it insisting I don't need the 5th black cartridge and other "ticks". It is now in complete denile, and will not ackowledge I have any ink in any cartridge(though they are full). So... is this a stealth terminator program, installed in case the owner has the gall to refill the old cartridges? Or am I missing a simple fix-it problem?
To date I have unplugged the thing 30+ minutes, then replugged, and held ON and Reset buttons, etc. I have also pulled all cartridges out and reinserted. No go.
Assuming this ip4200 leaves me no option but to buy Canon's immoral replacement cartridge, does anyone has a recommendation for a decent general purpose printer that 1. Does not have a chip in cartridges, 2. Has seperate, see through cartridges for each color(this helps much in refilling), 3. Will work with Win 98 2nd?