Installing the Efillink CIS - 2
Installing the Efillink CIS - 2
1) will placing paper in the feed tray "jam the paper sensor"?
I am not sure I understand your question. Placing paper in the feed tray will not jam the paper sensor.
However, the printer cover sensor has to be jammed so the printer will let you print.
2) When installing the initial set of cartridges, is it necessary to use the Chip Resetter on these cartridges?
There is no need to reset the chips before installing the cartridges. The video clip showing how you can reset the chips. If you wish to check the chips by resetting them, that will do no harm. The LED will turn green from red. Pay attention to the small gap between the cartridge and the resetter in the last two pictures. The positioning of the cartridge is critical to making the pins lined up with the contacts. If the pins are lined up, the red LED will go on followed by the green LED indicating the chip is set to full.
3) Using the Chip Resetter was not on the video. How much pressure is needed and are their noticeable holes in the chip?
There are no holes in the chip. The metal contacts must be lined up with the pins that comes out of the resetter. The video above is pretty clear on how to reset the chip.
4) If I keep ink in the external supply bottles, will the cartridges reflect "full" on the printer screen?
The actual ink level in the cartridges will not agree with the software ink level. The chip deduct a certain amount each time you print. At some point the chips will reach empty. But the cartridges are kept full by the external ink tank. At this point, you will use the chip resetter to reset all the chips to full. Resetting all the chips at the same time will minimize ink waste from auto head clean. Each time a cartridge is replaced the printer will initiate a head clean. When using 3rd party chips, each time the chip is set to full, the printer will think the cartridge has been replaced. If the chips are reset one at a time, there will be 8 head clean from resetting 8 cartridges. But if all 8 chips are set to full at the same time, only one auto head clean is performed.
5) If a cartridge is removed, do I need to reuse the chip resetter?
There is no need to reset the chip when a cartridge is removed. However, if a chip needs resetting, remove the entire set and reset all the chips at the same time. You can only save time by resetting all the chips at once.
6) I didn't see any reference to the lights on the cover of the Unit. Are they on steady and then blink when low on ink?
The red LED will flash when the particular color is low. The green LED will flash when the switch is on, telling you the sensors are working. It is best to use rechargeable batteries or connect a 5 volts, 100 mA AC/DC converter to power the unit. I do not include the AC/DC converter to avoid the UL safety test. Battery powered unit does not require UL testing.
7) Will water clean the ink from the syringes/needles? I just looked on one of the syringes and it indicates for single use. If they are marked as to the individual ink types, can they not be cleaned and reused? I know the nozzles are very small and I don't want to create a problem with them just to save a dollar.
There is no need to clean the syringes. You might use plain water to clean the needles and dry them before putting the needles back on the syringes.
When the printer is not used for months, I suggest taking the cartridges out and use the cleaning method on my website. A few drops o Windex on the sponge pad under the cartridge carriage will help clean the outside of the print head. The cleaning fluid will clean the inside of the print head. The method I suggest will not damage the print head. Use my head cleaning fluid and do not use Isopropyl Alcohol.
Isopropyl alcohol will damage the seals inside the print head.