Canon teaches customers to ‘hack’ their own ink cartridges for lack of chips

The chip shortage to produce new equipment and technology items has been a worrying issue for the main international companies since the low supply of these elements has had a strong impact on the demands of, for example, the computers and its additional plugins. Among the most affected businesses is that of printers, to such an extent that a renowned brand has been forced to make a controversial decision.

After being sued a few months ago for disabling the scanning functionality of her printers when the ink cassettes are empty, now the Japanese company Canyon has been forced to sell its cartridges without microchips that verify its authenticity. The company you have emailed your customers explaining how to bypass alert messages that their systems notify when they try to verify the originality of the cartridge.

Through an advertisement in your Web page Canon made it clear that the use of unofficial inks does not harm the Print quality in their electronic machines. Meanwhile, they reported that this policy change is momentary they are already working on a prompt solution.

The main models affected are the imageRUNNER 2625i / 2630i / 2645i and the series imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 6000i because they have a more current composition. Although this problem has arisen for the moment in Germany It is not ruled out that the same measures can be taken for products that are launched in U.S. You can see the entire official statement at this link.