How to remove original chip to the new HP 902XL Ink Cartridge?

You may have heard of ink cartridge chip, which plays a very important role in ink cartridge. Without it, your cartridge will not work properly. Today, let’s talk about the ink cartridge chip.

Whats the function of the chip in the ink cartridge?

1. Monitor the amount of ink in the cartridge so that the printer can notify you when the cartridge is low on ink.

2. Recognized by the printer. HP company has set the cartridge protection feature for their printers. The function of the chip is to make the ink cartridge be identified by corresponding printer. In addition, it can also cut off the possibility of third-party ink cartridges being used on their printers.

Why people need to replace the chip?

1. Save the cost of the ink cartridges.

Most inkjet printers use chips to track the volume of ink in the cartridge. In order to save printing cost, some businessmen or users choose to refill the ink cartridge to reuse it. Many office supplies and discount stores sell affordable Ink Refills. You can refill the used cartridge 2 to 3 times before throwing it away. To make sure the ink cartridge can be recognized as a filled cartridge, you need to replace the cartridge chip

2. Make the third-party compatible ink cartridge recognized by the printer.

On Dec 1st 2020, HP upgraded the firmware of HP 902 952 series printers, and claimed that after upgrading, the previous ink cartridge and third-party ink cartridge could not be used any more. People try to replace the chip to make the compatible ink cartridge work properly.

How to remove the chip from HP original ink cartridge?

1. Use the utility knife along the edge of the chip holder to tilt the chip holder slightly.

2. At the same time, use the index finger to slowly remove the chip from the chip holder.

3. Take out the chip

How to install IC chip of HP 902 902XL?

1. Take out the cartridge without the chip, let the chip holder facing upward.

2. Push the chip in the direction of the above picture and snap it into the chip holder.

3. Install the chip into the chip holder and completes the installation.

After replacing the chip, the new ink cartridge may or may not be recognized by the printer, as there may be another error prompts. Furthermore, it may also damage your new ink cartridge and printer.

Therefore, if you want to save money, the best way is to go to a regular third-party website, such as v4ink, where you can directly buy a new compatible HP 902xl ink cartridge, which is equipped with the up-to-date version of the chip, and can be work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers in the latest firmware.

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Where can I buy the Newest version of HP 902 ink cartridge?

Just after HP upgraded the firmware version of the printer which using HP 902 ink cartridge, people all over the United States were in the dilemma of not finding HP 902 ink cartridge.

Why is HP 902 so hard to find?

The old HP 902 ink cartridge will not be recognized by the printer after the firmware upgrade, resulting in a large number of HP 902 ink cartridges off the shelf. The old HP 902 ink cartridge needs to be equipped with the latest version of the chip, but the new version of HP 902 ink cartridge can not meet the market demand.

At present, people all over the country are looking for HP 902. This firmware update not only limits the third-party consumables, but also worse to HP itself. People all over the country are accusing HP of compulsory upgrade. However, after venting their dissatisfaction, the problem that the printer can’t be used without HP 902 has not been fundamentally solved.

Where to buy the newest version of HP 902?

Beside the HP, there are some third-party online consumables retailers selling the latest version of HP 902xl ink cartridge. Compared with the HP original one, it is more cost-effective and affordable from third-party consumables retailers like v4inkSmart Ink and FASTINK. Here is their detailed introduction.

V4INK HP 902 902XL Compatible Ink Cartridge (Newest Chips) 4-Piece Combo Pack

Feature: 【Lastest Chip Version】: v4ink 902 Ink Cartridges are equipped with the most up-to-date version of the chip and work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers with the latest firmware (Released in December 2020). All v4ink replacements for 902 902 XL ink cartridge are strictly tested with industry quality control processes to work flawlessly and last for a long time.

902XL. Smart Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 902 XL (4 pack), Compatible

Feature: Always the Latest Chip Version: Smart Ink cartridges are equipped with the most up-to-date version of the chip and work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers with the latest firmware (released in December 2020)

FASTINK Compatible HP Ink Cartridges Replacement for HP 902 XL 902XL with Upgraded Chips High Yield for OfficeJet Pro 6954 6960 6962 6968 6975 6978 Printers 5-Packs(2 Black,1 Cyan,1 Magenta,1 Yellow)

Feature:【New Generation chip】Upgraded chips and developed cartridge set, instantly recognized by compatible printer, show same printing effects as original.

ONEINK Compatible Ink Cartridge (Newest Chips) Replacement for HP 902XL 902 902 XL Ink Cartridge to use with Officejet Pro 6960 6961 6968 6970 6971 6974 6975 6978 6979 Printers (1B, 1C, 1M, 1Y)

Feature: Upgraded Version Chips: Newest intelligent chip (Nov,2020) to ensure fully working compatibility with your printer. Make sure that printing effect is the same as original

Inktopia Remanufactured Ink Cartridges for HP 902XL 902 XL (Updated Chip) for HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 6962 6968 6975 6960 6970 6950 6954 6979 6951 Printer (Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta)

Feature: The cartridges are built with the latest 2nd-generation chip design which allows the display of accurate ink levels and printing without interrupt error messages. These chips is certified to work on all models using the #902 cartridge series.

Others third-party consumables like: EJET, MYINK and PRETINK also have the latest version of HP 902 product list, but the product status is currently unavailable. If you need the newest version of HP 902 cartridge urgently, the above compatible ink cartridge will be your best choice.

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What HP printers need to use the latest version of HP 902XL ink?

In December 2020, HP pushed new firmware to printers used with 902XL ink cartridges. After the firmware upgrade, all compatible consumable chips on the market will not be able to continue to use on the HP printer.

HP has been upgrading the firmware of different series of printers from time to time to limit the use of third-party ink consumables.It is understood that in the current market, the utilization rate of third-party consumables has greatly exceeded that of original consumables.

The impact of the upgrade is that the ink cartridge may can’t not be recognized by the printer, and the original ink cartridge cannot be used normally. The printer reports error messages like “remove and reinstall the indicated cartridge”

What printers affected by this firmware upgrade?

Printers that use HP 920XL Ink Cartridge includes:

HP OfficeJet 6950 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6954 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6958 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6960 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6962 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6963 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6968 Series.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 Series.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Series.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Series.

What printer models seriously affected by this firmware upgrade?

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

There is no doubt that HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 is one of them. During this firmware upgrade, the v4ink after-sales service team received the most inquiries from HP Officejet Pro 6978 users, proving that there are many users of this printer model are troubled by the upgrade.

Integrating copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, duplex printing and scan, HP Officejet Pro 6978 is more affordable. It can be linked with your smartphone, tablet and notebook to print at any time and costs only $89.89. It can print quickly and save paper. It is an ideal choice for home office or small studio.

In addition, due to the influence of covid-19, more and more people work from home, and HP Officejet Pro 6978 is used by more and more people as well.

HP OfficeJet 6968

HP Officejet 6968 and its matching HP 902, HP 902XL ink cartridge can provide excellent printing effect. All printing, scanning, faxing are clear. HP Officejet 6968 printer has the function of double-sided printing, which can save a lot of paper.

The remaining capacity of ink can be clearly known on the dashboard of HP Officejet 6968, so you can stock up your printer cartridge in advance

HP OfficeJet 6960

HP OfficeJet 6960 Is a medium-sized color inkjet printer, designed for home and small office. It has reasonable configuration, automatic double-sided (double-sided) printing, scanning, fax and copy functions, as well as wired and wireless network.

HP OfficeJet 6960 supports “standard” or “high-yield” XL replacement ink cartridges, up to 825 pages per 902XL black ink cartridge and 825 pages per 902 XL color ink cartridge at 5% coverage(each set costs $39.99). The average cost per page is only 5 cents. Therefore, for small office printers, the operating cost is quite reasonable, especially in the case of using high volume ink cartridges.

All the printers mentioned above need to use the latest version of HP 902 ink, so as to ensure the normal use of the printer machine

Before purchasing, you must confirm the compatibility of ink cartridge with your printer model, because using incompatible ink cartridge may damage specific components in the printer and shorten the service life.

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Can I refill hp 902 ink cartridge by myself?

Yes, you can, but not a good idea. have tested on the OEM / New Compatible and Refilled ink cartridges. The results show that there is a big gap between the Refilled ink cartridge and the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridges. The quality and stability of the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge is far better than that of the refilled ink cartridge.

Refilled ink cartridges print less

The ink cartridge needs to draw a certain amount of ink each time it prints, Since the refilled ink cartridge is old, which needs to draw more ink when printing, the ink will run out very quickly.

One HP 902xl of OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge can print up to 825 pages, while the refilled ink cartridge can only print 400 pages. The average number of pages printed by the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge is twice that of the refilled ink cartridge.

The printing effect of refilled ink cartridge is poor, and the color is dim and light

Due to manual operation, refilled ink is easy to leak and pollute during the filling process. And due to the uneven quality of the ink purchased by individuals, the printing effect is often poor, and there are problems such as dim color, light color and distortion.

The OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge is not manual operation, but professional and assembly line work to ensure the stability of product quality. After testing, refilled ink cartridge results in an average of 18 times more wasted pages than the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge.

Refilling ink is more likely to failure in use

40% of the refilled ink cartridges fail to use, mainly because the printer can’t recognize the cartridge properly.

95% of the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridges can work normally, only 5% of them have a small amount of abnormality.

During the test, was also found that some of the refilled ink cartridge could also cause damage to the printers.

Unable to adapt printer with firmware upgrade

Refilled ink does not solve the firmware upgrade problem. The chip on the ink cartridge must be update when the printer’s firmware is upgraded Therefore, the refilled ink can not adapt to the new printer firmware.

The OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge can effectively cope with the problem of printer firmware upgrade, because they will upgrade the chip of ink cartridge according to the firmware upgrade, so as to make their products match the printer all the time.

The best way to save money?

To sum up, refill hp 902 ink cartridge by yourself is not a good way to save money, and it is likely to damage your printer. OEM HP 902 ink is so expensive, how to save money? V4ink reminds you that the new compatible ink cartridge can almost match the OEM ink cartridge in various performances, however the price is only 25% of the OEM ink cartridge. That is to say, you can buy four new compatible v4ink HP 902XL ink cartridges for the price of one OEM HP 902xl ink cartridge. The best way to save money is to give consideration to both quality and price.

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Is it a Good Idea to Use Compatible HP 902 Ink?

The Daily Mail reported on the cost of OEM ink and toner used in printers.  Citing the cost of the Epson brand ink cartridge, The British Daily carried out a price comparison for one drop ink. It costs 2.04 pounds (about $2.63) in just one milliliter of ink, which is seven times the 30p (about $0.39) of the same amount of Dom Perignon vintage champagne. “It’s 80% higher than Chanel No. 5 which is 1.13 pounds (1.46 dollars) per milliliter. Compared with the same volume of 32-year-old Convalmore single malt Scotch whisky, its price is 1.71 pounds (US $2.21) more than the whisky, about 20% higher”

Why is original ink so expensive?

Original equipment printer manufacturers (OEMs) claim that the technology of making ink is expensive, so branded ink should be expensive. They spend a lot of money on R & D. If customers want to get first-class ink quality and reliability, they have to pay for it. It’s like the “razor” business model. When customers buy printers at low prices, OEMs don’t get much profit. Thus they hope to tie consumers with matching original ink / toner cartridge to earn more money. As a result, the price of original ink cartridge is often high.

How to solve the problem of expensive ink?

1. Purchase non-original ink

With the increasing development of the printer industry, beside the original ink cartridge, there are other none-original ink cartridges in the market, such as new compatible ink cartridge and remanufactured ink cartridge. Both are much cheaper than the original one. But there is also a difference between them.

New compatible ink cartridge

The new compatible ink cartridge is developed and produced by the third-party consumables supplier, which is a new unused ink cartridge. Its appearance and brand are completely different from the original, but they can be recognized by our printer as well as the original ink cartridge, and can perfectly match our printer. However, the quality of printing is unstable.The one with good quality can be comparable with the original ink cartridge, but it is possible to print light color and come out with color difference.

Remanufactured ink cartridge

Remanufactured ink cartridge is a kind of ink cartridge which is collected by a third-party consumable supplier after recycling, cleaning and refilling. Although remanufactured ink cartridge has the same appearance as original ink cartridge and may be fully compatible with printer, it does not mean that its quality and printing effect are the same as original ink cartridge. Due to technology problem of the chip, the ink cartridge may not be recognized by printer.

2. Refilled ink personally

Compared with the original ink cartridge and non-original ink cartridge, refilled ink is absolutely cheaper. Users only need to buy ink and refill it into the used original ink cartridge.

But in fact, the refilling process is extremely complex, and it can mess up your hands and table. The refilled ink cartridge is not sure to be recognized by your printer. An error “non-cartridge” is likely to appear.

Choose original or nonoriginal?

Recently, due to the upgrading problem of HP 902 series printers, many users can not easily buy the original HP 902XL ink cartridge. Consumers have complained about HP, but HP has never directly response to this issue. People can’t wondering do they have to use the original ink cartridge? Is there no other choice but the original ink cartridge?

The answer is No. At present, many third-party compatible ink cartridge technologies on the market are comparable to the original one. Take v4ink for example, not long after HP released the news of firmware update, v4ink has produced chips that can adapt to the latest version of firmware in the first time. These cartridges with the latest version of the chip match the HP 902 series printers perfectly. At present, loyal users of v4ink don’t have to be afraid that their printers can’t be used in the situation of 902 shortage. And the price of these compatible ink cartridges is only half that of the original ink cartridge, but the printing effect is almost the same as that of the original ink cartridge.

If it was you, would you wait for the original HP 902 or choose a compatible HP 902 ink cartridge?

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