Friday, February 11, 2011

The Kodak ink refill kit is here

123 Refills is now carrying the Uni-Kit refill kit for Kodak ink cartridges #10 black and #10 color. The cost for a home user to refill their own Kodak ink cartridges is now under $4 per cartridge and includes the ink, chip, tools and instructions to refill.  The refill kit comes with enough ink for 10 x refills, and includes 10 chips, tools and instructions, all for $34.99 (average cost per cartridge $3.50).

Newly refilled Kodak ink cartridges need to have their chips replaced with new chips so that the printer can "recognize" them as full again. Aftermarket chips are slightly different in shape to the original chips in order to better protect them from damage (replacement chips are slightly thicker), and therefore it is required to modify the chip slot on the cartridge to adequately hold the replacement chip in place.
You will notice that the OEM (original) chip is held in place by a small plastic protrusion that is holding the chip in place from the bottom of the chip (see just below the chip, in the middle of the chip). This plastic protrusion can be depressed easily with a screwdriver or pen tip, releasing the hold on the chip. The chip will then easily slide downwards, and out. 


The replacement chip is thicker than the original chip, so the same plastic protrusion needs to be depressed even more in order to get the replacement chip to slide in place. The protrusion may need to be physically bent a little to create the extra space needed to slide the chip into place.

3 comments:

  1. Chips for Kodak inkjets here: http://123refills.net/cic/eg/inkjetprinter.php?printer=Kodak+ESP+9250

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  2. Refill Kit without chips (includes glossy ink):
    http://123refills.net/cic/product.php?id=inkjet-refill-kodak-10

    Refill Kit with 10 Chips(includes glossy ink):http://123refills.net/cic/product.php?id=inkjet-refill-kodak-10-chip

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