How to zero?
If after refueling the Pantum m6500 printer writes that the cartridge has run out, reset the chip. This can be done in several ways:
- The easiest option is to replace the faulty chip; this procedure is only available in laser devices. Inkjet printers have a built-in chip that cannot be removed and replaced;
- There is no way to make a replacement? There are special programs for zeroing. However, it is better to entrust this procedure to professionals. For people who do not have the necessary knowledge, universal programmers are suitable that can be applied to any model;
- Zeroing can be done without the need for software. Just turn off the Pantum m6500 printer, remove the cartridge and turn on the device. Next, in the service menu, press the “OK” button, and hold it for a few seconds. Then perform the following chain of actions, in turn press “Resert Menu”. “Ok”. “Partial Resert”. “Ok”. After the performed manipulations, the Pantum m6500 printer will turn off. Run it again, select your language and country. Further, the device will offer detailed instructions for further actions. They need to be followed with 100% accuracy. After that, the ink level should be full and the machine will start working properly.
The printer says “the cartridge is out”: how to fix the error
Modern inkjet cartridges are equipped with a chip that controls ink consumption. If it is designed for four hundred pages, as soon as this limit is reached, the Pantum m6500 printer will display a message that the ink has run out and the cartridge needs to be replaced. Any user may be faced with a situation where the fill chip needs to be zeroed, since toner consumption is counted by counting pages printed, not actual ink consumption. In fact, there is still enough ink in the device, but the printer displays a message that the cartridge needs to be replaced.
Until the moment the chip is refilled and after the procedure, the operation of the cartridge will continue to be blocked, since the Pantum m6500 “sees” it as empty. It is for this reason that from time to time you can hear the question from users: “Why, after refilling a cartridge, a message appears that it is empty?” The answer is simple, you need to zero the chip in order for the device to function normally.
How to turn off ink level monitoring
This function is only available in Canon devices, other manufacturers have not equipped their devices with the ability to deactivate ink control.
You need to know this! Ink level control is disabled not on the device, but on the cartridge. Therefore, when it is replaced, the automatic ink control is reactivated.
When one of the ink cartridges runs out of ink, a warning message will appear on the screen. You can stop printing (stop / reset) or continue (ok). Depending on which option you choose, the document will be printed or the operation will be canceled.
After another ink cartridge runs out of ink, an alert will appear again prompting you to replace it. If your printer has a built-in cartridge, hold down the Stop / Reset button for thirty seconds. This will deactivate the ink level monitoring function.
Such an action will not affect the operation of the Pantum m6500 printer in any way, the print quality will not deteriorate. For devices with several ink tanks, a similar action is carried out separately for each.
You can “opt out” of automatic ink control directly on the computer. Go to the “Printers” section through the control panel, click on the icon of the required device and select “Properties”. A window will appear, select the category “Maintenance” in it, then “Printer Status Information”. “Options”.
Uncheck the box next to the line “Display warning automatically”. The system will shut down, and you will have to check the remaining ink yourself, periodically looking under the cover of the Pantum m6500 printer. Remember that printing too many pages with an empty cartridge may damage the print head.
Of course, replacing the cartridge is not the most difficult procedure, but the chance of damaging the chip or device is high, so it is better to entrust the chip zeroing to professionals.