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Avtor: igoKraj: Krško PrispevekObjavljeno: Pon Jun 18, 2012 3:09 pm    Naslov sporočila:  
About unique ID ...
Fortunately my printer is "stupid" enough and it does not check ID of DS2430.

Write a unique name on each new cartridge and save its content into a file with the same name.

When the cartridge is empty, overwrite its content from a file with the same name.

It should work.

BTW: I am still waiting for 1-wire devices with programmable ID. I hope that Dallas does not have exclusive rights to use 1-wire protocol.

Avtor: oarecare PrispevekObjavljeno: Tor Apr 09, 2013 4:04 pm    Naslov sporočila:  
Does anybody know if it works on JV33 or not?


Avtor: durotron PrispevekObjavljeno: Sre Mar 12, 2014 10:17 am    Naslov sporočila:  
I am looking for a similar realization using atmel avr processors.
Anyone did this?

Best regards

Avtor: igoKraj: Krško PrispevekObjavljeno: Čet Mar 13, 2014 6:26 pm    Naslov sporočila:  
Probably not in Slovenia (2 million people, small number of printers).

I think that every middle experienced Atmel programmer should understand, what the program must do. On demand read and write DS EE content with 1-wire protocol.

I do not have PCB file, because I made that simple circuit on "1000-holes" plate and made housing from a textsurfer pen.

Avtor: 65wer46s PrispevekObjavljeno: Čet Okt 11, 2018 1:35 am    Naslov sporočila:  
Sorry for reviving an old topic and for my lack of knowledge in Slovenian language.

This is the only information that I found on the internet about DS2430A chips that are used on Mimaki, Roland and probably other printers too.

I began looking into the information stored in these chips after my printer refused a full cartridge and also because I also had a few that just expired with more than 50% ink left in them.

Until now I have made:
- a reader/writer for DS2430A and reader DS2431 chips
Any arduino compatible board can be used. Device is menu driven and can be controlled by serial port. Dumps data, loads data, writes data and can also change just specific bytes in the chip.

- a DS2430A emulator
Almost any arduino compatible board can be used. After loading data, the printer accepts it as a normal chip. Data can be loaded by serial connection at startup, will be saved to internal eeprom and can be read/written by the printer. To work, data from a good chip is needed. The printer stores ink levels related to chip ID so refilling chip is not possible.

I gathered a few chips from SS21 ink cartridges and dumped the data for analysis.
Ink color, expiration date, used ink, remaining ink can be read freely and are in "cleartext". Sadly some bytes seem to be some sort of CRC that I didn't yet found out. I have a pretty good idea which bytes are the CRC but not how to calculate them.
I am looking for help or more info on this subject.

If this information is interesting, if anyone wants it or maybe can help me then please reply.
Otherwise sorry again for reviving this old topic for nothing.

Avtor: igoKraj: Krško PrispevekObjavljeno: Čet Okt 11, 2018 2:20 pm    Naslov sporočila:  
It is actually not necessary to know the meaning of data (byte on location) that is written in EEprom.
Data that is written in new, unused and full cartridge is valid and it matches to the unique 1-wire address of DS2430 .
All you have to do is read data before you insert cartridge into printer and store that data to a file on an external location.
Then a printer does what a printer has to do.
When the cartridge is empty, you do not have to care about the unuseful data, CRC and other bytes with unknown meaning or even being encoded with 1-wire address.

You just refill the cartridge with ink and overwrite the EE content with the content of file that was read from exactly that cartridge (1-wire address, ...), when it was new.
Printer will check if the data is valid and it will always be.

Added: Uhhh ... cartridge expiration date ... when did they add this ???
Sorry ... I wish you happy reverse engineering Neutral .

Avtor: 65wer46s PrispevekObjavljeno: Čet Okt 11, 2018 8:36 pm    Naslov sporočila:  
I already tried writing back the data from a full cartridge, doesn't work anymore.
At least not on my Mimaki JV150, on this model it's impossible to increase available ink.
When doing this, the printer blacklists the chip also for other printers.
It is possible to decrease the ink level though... Brick wall

Looks like the new printer lines remember used cartridges and they show them as unusable if ink levels are changed compared to what the printer expects.

Changing the cartridge id (using emulator) works if 1 byte in EEPROM is changed correspondingly too. Looks like autoreset chips work the same way (at each power on they increase one byte in ROM ID and adjust last byte in EEPROM to match).

From what I gathered until now, there are 4 places for CRC's.
1st for ink type and colour
2nd for expiration date
3rd for ink levels
4th probably for the whole data + ROM ID

Avtor: igoKraj: Krško PrispevekObjavljeno: Pet Okt 12, 2018 3:25 pm    Naslov sporočila:  
Maybe date manipulation in printer would be easier way to achive that cartridge "never" expires Anxious

Try to change create and last modified date of file you want to print to tomorrow to check if the printer complains about files "from the future" Smile . Just set computer time to tomorrow, create and save a file, change comp time to today and send file to print.

It is possible that you would need to create some kind of an "island of the past" inside of your network

Avtor: 65wer46s PrispevekObjavljeno: Pon Okt 15, 2018 9:56 am    Naslov sporočila:  
Good idea, but it should be easier to reset the printer's internal clock to production date.

Actually I already tried that. The printer will happily accept expired cartridges but will complain about newer ones with the message "Expiry".

Would you happen to have some dumps from SS21 cartridges? I am in need of some more to compare some findings. I think I may be on to something about their CRC method.

Avtor: igoKraj: Krško PrispevekObjavljeno: Pet Okt 19, 2018 11:09 am    Naslov sporočila:  
Sorry. I do not have old cartridges and/or DS chips from them. I did this reader/writer long time ago for my friend who had an old Roland printer.

Now he has an Epson printer and he uses original cartridges (he did not want listen to me to buy a more expensive model with refillable system d'oh! ).

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