Epson 3880 Refurb alert


#1

Today (Saturday) Epson has $200 off a Refurbished Pro 3880 - putting it at only $699. The ink carts are worth $425 on eBay. As long as you have a set of OEM chips on hand, you could sell the ink carts and pick up a spare 3880 printer for Pro for about $300.

At this point - a fix to unlock North American P800, P5000 and higher is unlikely to happen as the block is not in firmware and not in the chip…

Just saying!

https://epson.com/Clearance-Center/Wide-Format-Printers/Epson-Stylus-Pro-3880—Refurbished/p/CA61201-VM-N


#2

Just curious, how do they accomplish the block?


#3

They are tracking chip IDs and 3rd party carts only have one chip ID (the same). Resetting does not change the chip ID.

With 9 positions and at least 30 different chip IDs per color position, your chance of installing the same set of OEM chip IDs is less than one in a billion. When the printer identifies a repeat chip ID - it disables that ID from ever being used.

Now where is that damn circuit? Some say a Motherboard swap out with a UK version could do it.