Refilling Canon BCI-6 series?

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Greetings,

I've just bought a Canon ip4000. Would someone be kind enough
to post info on how to refill the BCI-6 series ink tanks.


Thanks

Bloggy
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    www.inkjetsaver.com has everything you need, and excellent instructions are
    also posted there.


    "Bloggy" <bloggs@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:1100802855.22532.0@dyke.uk.clara.net...
    >
    > Greetings,
    >
    > I've just bought a Canon ip4000. Would someone be kind enough
    > to post info on how to refill the BCI-6 series ink tanks.
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bloggy
    >
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Bloggy wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > I've just bought a Canon ip4000. Would someone be kind enough
    > to post info on how to refill the BCI-6 series ink tanks.
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Bloggy
    >
    >
    >
    >

    The refill kits usually come with instructions.

    --
    Ben Thomas
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    given nor endorsed by it.
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    Great.

    Thanks for the info.


    Bloggy
  4. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Here are some instructions, but they will need
    a little modification to work with Canon brand
    BCI-6 cartridges.

    http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/instructions/instructions.htm

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    "BenOne©" <nosp@m.thanks.mate> wrote in message
    news:534jnc.0jr.ln@192.168.11.2...
    > Bloggy wrote:
    >
    >> Greetings,
    >>
    >> I've just bought a Canon ip4000. Would someone be kind enough
    >> to post info on how to refill the BCI-6 series ink tanks.
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Bloggy
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > The refill kits usually come with instructions.
    >
    > --
    > Ben Thomas
    > Opinions, conclusions, and other information in this message that do not
    > relate to the official business of my firm shall be understood as neither
    > given nor endorsed by it.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 21:44:23 GMT, T_S wrote:

    > Here are some instructions, but they will need
    > a little modification to work with Canon brand
    > BCI-6 cartridges.
    >
    > http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/instructions/instructions.htm

    Isn't the instructions as...


    1. cover the outlet with good tape.

    2. punch a minimal hole (small nail) and fill with syringe!!!

    3. cover punched hole with silicone sealant + tape.

    4. store or use.


    Morgan O.
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    1. cover the outlet with good tape.

    Make that plural. Cover the bottom outlet (use the original orange cover &
    sticky tape), and the top air feed (sticky tape works fine) as well. Then
    drill your small hole in the top of the clear ink area.

    Fill the ink tank, seal the drilled hole with a glue gun (let it set), then
    remove the seals to use (or leave them on to store).

    If you don't cover the air inlet hole at the top you'll over fill the sponge
    material with ink.

    "Morgan Ohlson" <morgan.ohlson@comhem.se> wrote in message
    news:1gj7hc27z00ch$.1rr7kp81hyom8$.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 21:44:23 GMT, T_S wrote:
    >
    >> Here are some instructions, but they will need
    >> a little modification to work with Canon brand
    >> BCI-6 cartridges.
    >>
    >> http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/instructions/instructions.htm
    >
    > Isn't the instructions as...
    >
    >
    > 1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >
    > 2. punch a minimal hole (small nail) and fill with syringe!!!
    >
    > 3. cover punched hole with silicone sealant + tape.
    >
    > 4. store or use.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Morgan O.
  7. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:36:13 +1100, GB wrote:

    > 1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >
    > Make that plural. Cover the bottom outlet (use the original orange cover &
    > sticky tape), and the top air feed (sticky tape works fine) as well. Then
    > drill your small hole in the top of the clear ink area.
    >
    > Fill the ink tank, seal the drilled hole with a glue gun (let it set), then
    > remove the seals to use (or leave them on to store).
    >
    > If you don't cover the air inlet hole at the top you'll over fill the sponge
    > material with ink.
    >
    > "Morgan Ohlson" <morgan.ohlson@comhem.se> wrote in message
    > news:1gj7hc27z00ch$.1rr7kp81hyom8$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 21:44:23 GMT, T_S wrote:
    >>
    >>> Here are some instructions, but they will need
    >>> a little modification to work with Canon brand
    >>> BCI-6 cartridges.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/instructions/instructions.htm
    >>
    >> Isn't the instructions as...
    >>
    >>
    >> 1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >>
    >> 2. punch a minimal hole (small nail) and fill with syringe!!!
    >>
    >> 3. cover punched hole with silicone sealant + tape.
    >>
    >> 4. store or use.


    Only saying that "instructions" sound so scientific and complicated.

    It simply can be described in 4 steps and a close to normal IQ.


    Morgan O.
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    Actually you don't want to tape the air vent at the top when refilling.
    By taping it you will not prime the sponge at all. The sponge will eventually
    dry out. That's fatal to the cartridge.

    I have been using BCI-6 virgin carts from a company called Hobbicolors selling
    one Ebay. Their carts have built-in plastic screws for resealing the carts after
    refilling. Very neat and convenient. No more drilling nor glue guns.

    Steve

    Morgan Ohlson wrote:

    > On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:36:13 +1100, GB wrote:
    >
    >
    >>1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >>
    >>Make that plural. Cover the bottom outlet (use the original orange cover &
    >>sticky tape), and the top air feed (sticky tape works fine) as well. Then
    >>drill your small hole in the top of the clear ink area.
    >>
    >>Fill the ink tank, seal the drilled hole with a glue gun (let it set), then
    >>remove the seals to use (or leave them on to store).
    >>
    >>If you don't cover the air inlet hole at the top you'll over fill the sponge
    >>material with ink.
  9. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Are the virgin carts from Hobbicolors clear or sort of translucent?
    Translucent ones in my S820 won't let the low ink feature work.


    " Stevelee" <" Stevelee"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:I7tqd.34557$6q2.20057@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
    > Actually you don't want to tape the air vent at the top when refilling.
    > By taping it you will not prime the sponge at all. The sponge will
    eventually
    > dry out. That's fatal to the cartridge.
    >
    > I have been using BCI-6 virgin carts from a company called Hobbicolors
    selling
    > one Ebay. Their carts have built-in plastic screws for resealing the carts
    after
    > refilling. Very neat and convenient. No more drilling nor glue guns.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    > Morgan Ohlson wrote:
    >
    > > On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:36:13 +1100, GB wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    > >>
    > >>Make that plural. Cover the bottom outlet (use the original orange
    cover &
    > >>sticky tape), and the top air feed (sticky tape works fine) as well.
    Then
    > >>drill your small hole in the top of the clear ink area.
    > >>
    > >>Fill the ink tank, seal the drilled hole with a glue gun (let it set),
    then
    > >>remove the seals to use (or leave them on to store).
    > >>
    > >>If you don't cover the air inlet hole at the top you'll over fill the
    sponge
    > >>material with ink.
    >
  10. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    You should not let the cart get to the point where there is no ink left in
    the chamber to start with.

    If you refill a cart the sponge is already primed. When I fill a generic
    cart for the first time I use a syringe to prime the sponge, then cover the
    air intake and fill the chamber. Alternatively you can leave the air intake
    open for a little bit while the sponge primes, then cover it before trying
    to fill the chamber.

    If you look at genuine carts, the sponge is not totally full of ink

    The generic carts I have just have a little silicon rubber plug that works
    great.

    " Stevelee" <" Stevelee"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:I7tqd.34557$6q2.20057@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
    > Actually you don't want to tape the air vent at the top when refilling.
    > By taping it you will not prime the sponge at all. The sponge will
    > eventually
    > dry out. That's fatal to the cartridge.
    >
    > I have been using BCI-6 virgin carts from a company called Hobbicolors
    > selling
    > one Ebay. Their carts have built-in plastic screws for resealing the carts
    > after
    > refilling. Very neat and convenient. No more drilling nor glue guns.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    > Morgan Ohlson wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:36:13 +1100, GB wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >>>
    >>>Make that plural. Cover the bottom outlet (use the original orange cover
    >>>& sticky tape), and the top air feed (sticky tape works fine) as well.
    >>>Then drill your small hole in the top of the clear ink area.
    >>>
    >>>Fill the ink tank, seal the drilled hole with a glue gun (let it set),
    >>>then remove the seals to use (or leave them on to store).
    >>>
    >>>If you don't cover the air inlet hole at the top you'll over fill the
    >>>sponge material with ink.
    >
  11. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 17:51:16 +1100, GB wrote:

    > You should not let the cart get to the point where there is no ink left in
    > the chamber to start with.
    >
    > If you refill a cart the sponge is already primed. When I fill a generic
    > cart for the first time I use a syringe to prime the sponge, then cover the
    > air intake and fill the chamber. Alternatively you can leave the air intake
    > open for a little bit while the sponge primes, then cover it before trying
    > to fill the chamber.
    >
    > If you look at genuine carts, the sponge is not totally full of ink
    >
    > The generic carts I have just have a little silicon rubber plug that works
    > great.
    >
    > " Stevelee" <" Stevelee"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:I7tqd.34557$6q2.20057@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
    >> Actually you don't want to tape the air vent at the top when refilling.
    >> By taping it you will not prime the sponge at all. The sponge will
    >> eventually
    >> dry out. That's fatal to the cartridge.
    >>
    >> I have been using BCI-6 virgin carts from a company called Hobbicolors
    >> selling
    >> one Ebay. Their carts have built-in plastic screws for resealing the carts
    >> after
    >> refilling. Very neat and convenient. No more drilling nor glue guns.
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>
    >> Morgan Ohlson wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:36:13 +1100, GB wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >>>>
    >>>>Make that plural. Cover the bottom outlet (use the original orange cover
    >>>>& sticky tape), and the top air feed (sticky tape works fine) as well.
    >>>>Then drill your small hole in the top of the clear ink area.
    >>>>
    >>>>Fill the ink tank, seal the drilled hole with a glue gun (let it set),
    >>>>then remove the seals to use (or leave them on to store).
    >>>>
    >>>>If you don't cover the air inlet hole at the top you'll over fill the
    >>>>sponge material with ink.
    >>

    So, if you rearrange my 4 steps... what would your "simplest instruction
    steps" look like?


    Morgan O.
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    It is translucent. I have a s820d. I used the virgin carts from Hobbicolors
    too on the s820d and had no problems. I don't understand what you mean won't
    let low ink feature work. Although it is a common understanding to refill
    before ink gets really low I had a few times waited until the status monitor
    warned about low ink then swapped the empty one out.

    Crhoff wrote:
    > Are the virgin carts from Hobbicolors clear or sort of translucent?
    > Translucent ones in my S820 won't let the low ink feature work.
  13. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    When I use translucent carts in my S820 the status monitor will never warn
    of low ink, yet it works perfectly when the carts are clear like Canon.
    It's not that I don't use translucent ones, it's just I have to manualy
    check them to be sure there not out of ink.

    " Stevelee" <" Stevelee"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:sY8rd.26965$zx1.12709@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
    > It is translucent. I have a s820d. I used the virgin carts from
    Hobbicolors
    > too on the s820d and had no problems. I don't understand what you mean
    won't
    > let low ink feature work. Although it is a common understanding to refill
    > before ink gets really low I had a few times waited until the status
    monitor
    > warned about low ink then swapped the empty one out.
    >
    > Crhoff wrote:
    > > Are the virgin carts from Hobbicolors clear or sort of translucent?
    > > Translucent ones in my S820 won't let the low ink feature work.
    >
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    Do they have the prism at the bottom of the wet tank?


    On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 09:41:11 GMT, "Crhoff"
    <cr-nospam-hoff@bestnetpc.com> wrote:

    >When I use translucent carts in my S820 the status monitor will never warn
    >of low ink, yet it works perfectly when the carts are clear like Canon.
    >It's not that I don't use translucent ones, it's just I have to manualy
    >check them to be sure there not out of ink.
    >
    >" Stevelee" <" Stevelee"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:sY8rd.26965$zx1.12709@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
    >> It is translucent. I have a s820d. I used the virgin carts from
    >Hobbicolors
    >> too on the s820d and had no problems. I don't understand what you mean
    >won't
    >> let low ink feature work. Although it is a common understanding to refill
    >> before ink gets really low I had a few times waited until the status
    >monitor
    >> warned about low ink then swapped the empty one out.
    >>
    >> Crhoff wrote:
    >> > Are the virgin carts from Hobbicolors clear or sort of translucent?
    >> > Translucent ones in my S820 won't let the low ink feature work.
    >>
    >
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    Yep, they have prisims. The other day, I had one of them work, so it must
    be related to how well they reflect the light. Some must be better than
    others.


    "kryl" <krylonic> wrote in message
    news:7ocnv0h15qpgl71r2cv6ueb208tmoet3s2@4ax.com...
    > Do they have the prism at the bottom of the wet tank?
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 09:41:11 GMT, "Crhoff"
    > <cr-nospam-hoff@bestnetpc.com> wrote:
    >
    > >When I use translucent carts in my S820 the status monitor will never
    warn
    > >of low ink, yet it works perfectly when the carts are clear like Canon.
    > >It's not that I don't use translucent ones, it's just I have to manualy
    > >check them to be sure there not out of ink.
    > >
    > >" Stevelee" <" Stevelee"@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:sY8rd.26965$zx1.12709@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
    > >> It is translucent. I have a s820d. I used the virgin carts from
    > >Hobbicolors
    > >> too on the s820d and had no problems. I don't understand what you mean
    > >won't
    > >> let low ink feature work. Although it is a common understanding to
    refill
    > >> before ink gets really low I had a few times waited until the status
    > >monitor
    > >> warned about low ink then swapped the empty one out.
    > >>
    > >> Crhoff wrote:
    > >> > Are the virgin carts from Hobbicolors clear or sort of translucent?
    > >> > Translucent ones in my S820 won't let the low ink feature work.
    > >>
    > >
    >
    >
    >
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    Morgan Ohlson <morgan.ohlson@comhem.se> wrotenews:1gj7hc27z00ch
    $.1rr7kp81hyom8$.dlg@40tude.net:

    > On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 21:44:23 GMT, T_S wrote:
    >
    >> Here are some instructions, but they will need
    >> a little modification to work with Canon brand
    >> BCI-6 cartridges.
    >>
    >> http://www.weink.com/ecom/support/instructions/instructions.htm
    >
    > Isn't the instructions as...
    >
    >
    > 1. cover the outlet with good tape.
    >
    > 2. punch a minimal hole (small nail) and fill with syringe!!!
    >
    > 3. cover punched hole with silicone sealant + tape.
    >
    > 4. store or use.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Morgan O.
    >

    I've had perfect success in refilling carts just by using scotch tape.

    I make sure though, that the areas around the hole are perfectly clean and
    dry.
    I lap the tap over the side of the cart to give it more gripping surface
    area to hold.
    After refilling, I just remove the tap from the exit holes and walla!


    HTH

    --
    ---Mapanari---
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    "Crhoff" <cr-nospam-hoff@bestnetpc.com> wrotenews:Xkgrd.5523$Pd2.2314807
    @monger.newsread.com:

    > When I use translucent carts in my S820 the status monitor will never
    warn
    > of low ink, yet it works perfectly when the carts are clear like Canon.
    > It's not that I don't use translucent ones, it's just I have to manualy
    > check them to be sure there not out of ink.
    >


    I've always wondered how those low ink indicators work.

    I suspect they are just a counter and cycle counter in the rom, like,

    print job =1
    nozzle check =2
    deep cleaning cycle =4

    (1a+2a+4a) - 500 (arbitrary number)=
    {turn on switch if set a is lower than number 500}
    A/low ink indicator.


    But what you're indicating is a permanent light actived switch built into
    the sides of the print heads....if the light shines through to the other
    side, it close/opens a switch that tell the "low indicator" light to come
    on.
    ?


    --
    ---Mapanari---
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    The low ink warning is triggered by an optical sensor, not firmware or
    software. See this link. It fully describes the Think Tank system.
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/canon_ip4000_pg2.html
    --
    Ron Cohen


    "Mapanari" <whosthat@anonmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns962DACE158AC8mapi@216.168.3.64...
    > "Crhoff" <cr-nospam-hoff@bestnetpc.com> wrotenews:Xkgrd.5523$Pd2.2314807
    > @monger.newsread.com:
    >
    >> When I use translucent carts in my S820 the status monitor will never
    > warn
    >> of low ink, yet it works perfectly when the carts are clear like Canon.
    >> It's not that I don't use translucent ones, it's just I have to manualy
    >> check them to be sure there not out of ink.
    >>
    >
    >
    > I've always wondered how those low ink indicators work.
    >
    > I suspect they are just a counter and cycle counter in the rom, like,
    >
    > print job =1
    > nozzle check =2
    > deep cleaning cycle =4
    >
    > (1a+2a+4a) - 500 (arbitrary number)=
    > {turn on switch if set a is lower than number 500}
    > A/low ink indicator.
    >
    >
    > But what you're indicating is a permanent light actived switch built into
    > the sides of the print heads....if the light shines through to the other
    > side, it close/opens a switch that tell the "low indicator" light to come
    > on.
    > ?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > ---Mapanari---
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