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Chip Resetter

Tools required:

Buy this cartridge rather than refill it.

Steps for the 178, 364, 564, 670, 862 and 920

  1. Seal the outlet port on the bottom with a combination of plastic wrap and tape. You can also simply hold the port shut with your finger.
  2. Fill the syringe with 4 ml of ink of the appropriate color.
  3. Locate the vent hole on the top of the cartridge. You can remove the label or feel for the indentation under the label.
  4. Insert the syringe needle into the vent hole. You will be penetrating a sponge, so there may be some resistance.
  5. Inject the ink VERY SLOWLY! You must allow the sponge to absorb the ink.
  6. Let the sponge soak the ink up for about a minute.
  7. Unseal the outlet port and let the cartridge sit in a cup or bowl and equalize for another minute or so. Some ink may drip out. Do NOT place it on a paper towel as the towel will leeach all the ink out of the cartridge.
  8. Replace in the printer and run the printhead cleaning routine.

Note: You cannot "overfill" the standard cartridges and make them an XL cartridge. There is a plastic wall that encloses the sponge and prevents this. In the XL cartridges, the wall has an opening in it and allows the ink into the reservoir chamber.

Steps for the 178XL, 364XL, 564XL, 670XL, 862XL and 920XL

  1. Seal the outlet port on the bottom with a combination of plastic wrap and tape. You can also simply hold the port shut with your finger.
  2. Fill the syringe with 8 ml of ink of the appropriate color.
  3. Drill a small hole on the reservoir side of the cartridge above the window.
  4. Insert the syringe needle into the hole and VERY SLOWLY inject the ink into the reservoir.
  5. Seal the hole with tape or glue or hot wax.
  6. Unseal the outlet port and let the cartridge sit in a cup or bowl and equalize for another minute or so. Some ink may drip out. Do NOT place it on a paper towel as the towel will leeach all the ink out of the cartridge.
  7. Replace in the printer and run the printhead cleaning routine.

NOTE: These cartridges contain a counter chip. When this counter reaches zero, an reror message isgenerated. By clicking "OK", the printer will continue to print, but the ink level will be unknown.

On some HP printers, simply click through the various warnings and continue printing.

On other HP printers, you can hold the RESUME or RESET buttons for 15 seconds and the printer will be reset so that it will print with the refilled cartridge.

 


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (Please Read!)

To use the syringe and needle in the kit:

  • Lock the needle into the syringe with a twisting motion.
  • Remove the ink bottle cap.
  • Insert the needle through the bottle seal.
  • Draw the ink up into the syringe.
  • Insert the needle into the inkjet cartridge. SLOWLY push the syringe plunger down to inject the ink into the cartridge.
  • Inject any excess ink in the syringe back into the ink bottle.
  • Rinse the syringe and needle with warm water after use to prepare the syringe for the next color.
  • DO NOT MIX COLORS IN THE SYRINGE.

Please review before attempting refill procedure

  • Ink bottles have a dot label on the bottle identifying the color.
  • Work in a suitable area so that any spillage or drips are contained.
  • Ink is permanent and will stain clothing, etc.
  • Read the complete instructions for your cartridge before beginning the refill procedure.
  • Do NOT touch any of the electronic contacts of the cartridges.
  • Do NOT let ink cartridge dry out. 
  • Refill the cartridge immediately after removal from the printer.
  • Inject ink very slowly to avoid injecting air bubbles. Do NOT overfill.
  • Always recap partially used ink bottles for storage.
  • Exposure to air for long periods of time will cause the ink to deteriorate.
  • If cartridge leaks after refilling, let the cartridge stand in an upright position for 5 minutes on a dry paper towel.
  • Immediately install the refilled cartridge in the printer.
  • More than one cleaning or printing cycle may be required for some cartridges.