R3000 cartridges must be printed until they reset. Then one takes the cartridge out and tops off with ink and places it into the printer. When an ARC chip resets, the printer will either show “ink out” or “ink cartridge error”. It will pause printing on the printer until the cartridge is taken out and filled and place back in.
The action of taking a cartridge out and putting it back in does not reset the cartridge. The cartridge will only reset while the printer is actively printing and sending current (electricity) to the chip.
This is a common mis-conception with ARC (auto reset chips) that they simply reset when one pulls them out and places them back in the printer. Not so, they must be [I]printed[/I] until reset. If you feel like you may run out of ink, simply top them off and keep printing until they reset.
If you are in a situation where you need to do an init-fill, you either need new chips or you need to print purge sheets of each channel until each chip resets to full.
R3000 manual battery-style chips are just not available on the world market due to many variables including lithium battery laws, quality of product, and much more. It is high on our agenda to either find or make a chip resetter for the ARC-style R3000s but this could be impossible.