|Out of ink? What do you have to do now?|
Admit it; it's rather irritating every time your printer sends a pop-out image on your screen, informing you that you are already low of ink when you have just bought that inkjet cartridge a month ago. And worse comes to worst, when your printer does this, it will altogether halt the print jobs pending--print jobs that you need at once.
If you have experienced such printer nightmare then I'm telling you, you're not the only one, and I too, can sympathize with the frustration that comes when this suddenly happen on a bad time. That's why I searched for solutions that can help me extend the life of my ink cartridges so I would experience few printer interruptions. One of these is on how you can hack your ink cartridges so that it can print more printouts than what it seems to offer.
You can do this by following these steps:
- Open your inkjet printer and remove the ink cartridge away from its tray.
- Second, locate the smart chip in the ink cartridge.
- Near that smart chip, you will see a small hole. Press the button in that hole using the end of a paper clip. This process will reset the smart chip and initiate another set of reading, which is now accurate than the first.
- Replace the ink cartridge back to your printer and then refresh your computer. Go to the printer setting and check out if the ink cartridge still do have some ink or is completely empty.
You can refer to this video by BrussPup for the process: