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Time to form a user group so people can trade carts. Otherwise there will be no refilling and the 1270 user will probably pay about $1.40 (US) per milliter of ink. Or maybe we can overclock it to be able to go for 4 times as many drops. ----- Original Message ----- From: Steve Jacobson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Epson Ink Jet List <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 11:38 PM Subject: The 1270-Bad news snip > chip is a small RAM that stores the cart information as well as the > estimated usage drop count. When the drop count reaches some threshold, the > cart is declared "empty" and must be replaced (kinda like the 1200). The > difference is that the count (and the empty indication) stays with the cart > (on the chip), and just taking out the cart and putting it back in doesn't > reset the counts. > > Bottom line: Unless the 3rd party ink folks (like WeInk, MediaStreet, etc.) > figure out how to either: 1) externally reset the chip, 2) fool the printer > into using a cart that doesn't have a chip, or 3) somehow reverse > engineering a chip to build a new 3rd party cart with chip in it, the days > of refilling or 3rd party carts is over. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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