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Old 05-27-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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The gray cartridge in the photo came with the Canon printer.

Someone gave me a dozen generic cartridges for this printer, 6 black and 6 color, lucky me.
No luck.
I've opened two color and two black and yet to get one to print.

A visual inspection of the printer where the bottom of the cartridges rest, shows a part that appears to press up against the bottom of the cartridge to retrieve ink.
The black one in the photo is the generic. Since the round opening is larger than the gray Canon one, then there seems to be more "surface area" of ink for the printer to get ink.
I can dab the generic cartridges with a Q-tip and they have ink in them.
Unless there is not enough ink in them to force the remaining ink down to the bottom.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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1) That looks like the wrong cartridge for your printer.

2) Many printers now put chips in the cartridges to prevent you from using cheap generics.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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1) That looks like the wrong cartridge for your printer.

2) Many printers now put chips in the cartridges to prevent you from using cheap generics.
The package on the new ones, listed all the model numbers.
My BJC 2100 series, is on the list.

I hate to discard these new ones, or to sell them on Ebay if they are no good.

I got bits and pieces of some results.
One test using the new ink, was a text document with 4 large letter's X.
It printed the first two, and faded off on the other two.
On a color test, with 5 letters, black, red, blue, yellow, green, it printed the red only.

The package has over 35 models listed.
Trying to find a printer which will work with these cartridges won't work.
Too many possibilities.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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My BJC 2100 series.........
Sounds like you're plugging these into an old print head. The print head may be clogged and need replacement. This printer pre-dates cartridges with chips in them by at least a decade thus this is not the issue.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Is the tape removed for the vent on top....
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Is the tape removed for the vent on top....
That would suck. Oh, wait, no it wouldn't...
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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There is no vent at the top.
I opened one of the new generic black cartridges. No metal, no chips, nothing but a plastic casing with an ink soaked sponge inside.
There was ink in it but it didn't exactly over flow with ink.
I noticed the Canon cartridge on Staples for my printer. It says it will print 1000 pages.
I don't think the cartridge I opened, would print hundreds of pages. It was not bone dry at all but it was not soaked with ink.

I have some bottles of ink.
I used to refill my own, for my HP 710C.

I might drill a hole in the top of my old Canon cartridge, and use the syringe and try to add some ink to be absorbed by the sponge like interior. And see if there are any good results.
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