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'[OT]: Epson Intellidge Ink Cartridges and Delibera'
2001\01\30@234035 by James Cameron

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G'day,

I live in the Australian outback.

I've bought this wonderful printer, and the cartridges have a chip to
count the ink usage for me so that I know when it is time to replace it.
But they didn't provide a way to reset the counter, so I am not free to
use my own inks; my legal right.  Essence of emu claw or kangaroo blood.

Since I am permitted under law in Australia to reverse engineer for the
purposes of interoperability, since I do not use any PC software from
the manufacturer, and since I refused in writing their software license
terms and conditions, I would like to investigate manipulation of the
chip so that I can reload the cartridges from more readily available ink
supplies.

The chip is mounted on a small printed circuit board and has seven(!)
contact points.  The cartridge is marked "Intellidge TM" with "Portions
(C) '99 SEIKO EPSON MADE IN MEXICO".

Has anyone any clues?  I checked the PIClist archives for the past two
or three months but found nothing.

For your interest, a very interesting article was pointed out to me on
deliberate economic scarcity examples ... and the social impacts of such
behaviour.  I recommend a read:

       http://www.mail-archive.com/cryptography%40c2.net/msg04532.html

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2001\01\31@005144 by David Duffy

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James Cameron wrote:
>G'day,
>
>I live in the Australian outback.
>
>I've bought this wonderful printer, and the cartridges have a chip to
>count the ink usage for me so that I know when it is time to replace it.
>But they didn't provide a way to reset the counter, so I am not free to
>use my own inks; my legal right.  Essence of emu claw or kangaroo blood.

Are you sure the counter is in the cartridge? I thought that it was in the
printer.
I asked an Epson repair agent one day about this and he said not to replace the
cartridge until the printer says so as it will leave the counter out of
whack and
you may not get a full run from the new cartridge. I asked how to reset the
counter
but he politely declined and said it was a "trade secret" and something to the
effect that Epson would remove his *alls if he ever told anyone! Maybe it's
some
combination of smarts in the printer and the cartridge?

>Since I am permitted under law in Australia to reverse engineer for the
>purposes of interoperability, since I do not use any PC software from
>the manufacturer, and since I refused in writing their software license
>terms and conditions, I would like to investigate manipulation of the
>chip so that I can reload the cartridges from more readily available ink
>supplies.

From what I've tried with my Epson printers, 3rd party ink never works as well
as the genuine cartridges. Not even the "OK for Epson" Calidad ones seem to
work anywhere near as good as the real ones do. It pays to shop around for the
replacement cartridges - I think E-Store had them cheaper than anyone else?

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Scary stuff !

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2001\01\31@011952 by Douglas Wood

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I've had great experience with Epson-compatible cartridges from
http://www.carrotink.com. I buy their "Carrot's Bunch", which includes 4 black and
3 color cartridges. That works out to about $8 US per cartridge. They have
periodic specials; I recently (in November) placed an order for a Carrot
Bunch for my Epson 1520, and they threw in a free color cartridge. And they
work as soon as they're installed in the printer; with other clone
cartridges, I've had to perform four or five clearning cycles before they
would print properly.

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2001\01\31@083051 by mike

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On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 15:41:15 +1100, you wrote:

>G'day,
>
>I live in the Australian outback.
>
>I've bought this wonderful printer, and the cartridges have a chip to
>count the ink usage for me so that I know when it is time to replace it.
Which printer is this?
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Have you looked to see what happens if the chip is not present?
>Has anyone any clues?  I checked the PIClist archives for the past two
>or three months but found nothing.
Try a google search - if anyone's hacked it you'll probably find it.
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'[OT]: Epson Intellidge Ink Cartridges and Delibera'
2001\02\05@103605 by Alan B. Pearce
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>I've bought this wonderful printer, and the cartridges have a chip to
>count the ink usage for me so that I know when it is time to replace it.
>But they didn't provide a way to reset the counter, so I am not free to
>use my own inks; my legal right.  Essence of emu claw or kangaroo blood.

The normal trick for this is to have a fusible link in the cartridge. When the
printer is turned on it checks the cartridge to see if the link is a short, and
if it is then resets the count and passes enough current through the link to
fuse it. Current to do this is typically less than 100mA.

To refill the cartridge you need to find where the link is and momentarily short
it when initialising the printer.

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2001\02\05@130819 by mike

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On Mon, 5 Feb 2001 15:35:48 -0000, you wrote:

>>I've bought this wonderful printer, and the cartridges have a chip to
>>count the ink usage for me so that I know when it is time to replace it.
>>But they didn't provide a way to reset the counter, so I am not free to
>>use my own inks; my legal right.  Essence of emu claw or kangaroo blood.
>
>The normal trick for this is to have a fusible link in the cartridge. When the
>printer is turned on it checks the cartridge to see if the link is a short, and
>if it is then resets the count and passes enough current through the link to
>fuse it. Current to do this is typically less than 100mA.
>
>To refill the cartridge you need to find where the link is and momentarily short
>it when initialising the printer.

One of the ink refil companies has produced a box to reprogram these
cartridge chips - do a google search on intellidge.

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