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Does anyone know if there is a way for the printer to bypass reading/detecting ink cartridges?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by 0igo, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. 0igo

    0igo Active Member

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    So once again i got the [M] read error. This time though i take out my cartridge but my printer doesnt detect that it is out. if anyone knows a way on how i can bypass this or a service i can buy so that my printer does not detect ink levels/ cartridges please let me know.

    I have a mutoh valuejet 1624
     
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  2. VanderJ

    VanderJ Merchant Member - Printer Parts and Sevice

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    It could be a bad sensor or the heater junction board is malfunctioning. I would try cleaning the terminals that the sensor plugs into on the heater junction board first to see if that fixes the issue.

    Mutoh does offer a service to turn off the ink chips but it costs around $1500 if I remember correctly. It's mainly for people who want to use dye sub inks in their machines so they may require you to be using dye sub to deactivate the chips. I have never had the service done before so I don't know what the qualifications are but I know it exists per my Mutoh sales rep. The cost changes depending on the printer model as well.
     
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  3. Umca

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    For check if cartridge detection sensor is working normally you can do:
    - Remove the cartridge and open locker frame;
    - Few times press to sensor's pin and check if printers's recognized it (pin on photo). Maybe pin is locked in some position and just need to release it.
    My printers are unlocked by technician few years and did not use smart cards. Please write me PM if you interest.
     

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  4. 0igo

    0igo Active Member

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    Got the printer unlocked, Now my printer can print without any cards at all. Honestly best investment I've done for my printer. If anyone needs help let me know :)
     
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  5. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    Good deal!
     
  6. midmoco

    midmoco New Member

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    yes I need help with my 1614 and 1604 ,cant hardly keep up with problems. thanks midmoco
     
  7. Umca

    Umca Member

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    midmoco,
    I sent info in PM.
     
  8. archenemy1

    archenemy1 New Member

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    Hi Midmoco

    I would greatly appreciate any info regarding smart cards and not having to use them ever again!

    Thanks

    Frank
    North Side Sign
     
  9. archenemy1

    archenemy1 New Member

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    Would appreciate any help with doing away with smart cards.

    Thanks
     
  10. 0igo

    0igo Active Member

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    i should have probably stated earlier that its not a free service. Its a service a technician does. Once done though never worry about ink codes again. Cost is expensive but its only a 1 time fee
     
  11. Umca

    Umca Member

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    It is not so expensive (unlock VJ printer). And it possible to do remotely.
     
  12. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    I saw the remote option costs $900 from one tech (gone rogue). How much is the going rate? Any good contacts?
     
  13. Barrah Felix

    Barrah Felix New Member

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    Im seriously in need of this help to solve the ink smart card problem
     
  14. Umca

    Umca Member

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    I sent you message with contact
     
  15. Barrah Felix

    Barrah Felix New Member

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    I appreciate your good gesture.
    Thanks
     
  16. Belmabdi

    Belmabdi New Member

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    Hello Dear friend i need your help to unlock my printer Xerox 8264E
     
  17. Belmabdi

    Belmabdi New Member

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    I am interested in this could you please give more detail in this solution
     
  18. 0igo

    0igo Active Member

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    Sorry guys I have not been active on the site but yes cost is around $900. I can ask again if you guys want. He did mine remotely from his location. We spoke on WhatsApp and I have proof of the whole process. I also have a video on YouTube...search mutoh 1624 printer unlocked..

    Feel free to message me directly if you need help.
     
  19. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    Way high..
    Just got it done for $300.
     
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