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It makes sense since there losing all the business to the third party cartridges and refilling. Who knows the 1200 might just turn out to be the printer to hold on to for awhile. That is if you don't want to be stuck buying one type of ink cartridges. It reminds me of HP printers and there inflated cartridge price. Mike S. ----- Original Message ----- From: James E. Martz <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 8:12 AM Subject: Re: The 1270-Bad news > At 10:38 PM 02/11/2000 -0600, Steve Jacobson wrote: > >I saw the 1270 at the Seybold show on Thursday. I enquired about the chip > >in the cart and what it does. No one could (or would) tell me anything. I > >finally hunted down the product manager, and asked to pull the color cart. > >It indeed has a small circuit board on the rear of the cart. The cart > >itself is the same size as the 1200 carts. He finally admitted that the > >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. > > > > I wouldn't panic till we see what the hackers can do with it. > > ***************************** > James E. Martz > Milan, OH > email@example.com > ***************************** > - > Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use > accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. > - 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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