I had filled my 7880 with Cone inks, and printed an exhibit. Now, doing my regularly scheduled head-health prints, I ran out of LLK.
Prior to this I have sometimes experienced strange readings from my LLK cart since switching away from Epson carts. This cart had never fit in as easily as the others did, appearing swollen, and required some gentle re-angling to get a reading as per advice from IJM.
I withdrew this LLK IJM cart to refill it. The chip was still attached correctly. Looking deep into the ink cart bay slot, I can see (with startling concern) that one of the gold contact wires in the cart sensor has come loose and has fallen to the absorbent mat below the bay.
I am crestfallen to say the least after putting $$$ into rebuilding and re-inking this fine otherwise printer.
I am SOL for the time being with a new show to print. If I hadn't sunk so much into the 7800, I'd be shopping for a new printer. Or farm it out.
Is there a way to replace that sensor without having to buy a new complete Left bay?***
IF so, can you lead me to the source?
If not, what is your advice?
Many thanks, Dave
By first Googling this, I read on DPReview of a successful hack for removing the old sensor using a cart with no chip, and replacing just that sensor alone using chopsticks and tape, but that sounds risky or worse.