Canon IP4600 changing regional settings

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#1

I am in Germany and purchased a Canon IP4600. I purchased ink tanks for the printer when I was back in the States. I bought the 220 and 221 ink tanks for the printer in America. When I tried to install them back in Germany the pop-up screen said i needed ink tanks 520 and 521. Is there a way to change the regional code so my printer recognizes the American ink tanks? Will it work if I change the regional code?


#2

quite unbelievable what tricks they apply to make people buy local consumables.

To your question I think it’s hard coded into the printer to repel clever people like you…


#3

[QUOTE=nj2berlin;2449892]I am in Germany and purchased a Canon IP4600. I purchased ink tanks for the printer when I was back in the States. I bought the 220 and 221 ink tanks for the printer in America. When I tried to install them back in Germany the pop-up screen said i needed ink tanks 520 and 521. Is there a way to change the regional code so my printer recognizes the American ink tanks? Will it work if I change the regional code?[/QUOTE]

If you ever found a solution to this problem, please let us know. We have the exact opposite problem. We bought a Canon Pixma MX870 in New York and then moved to Berlin. We need 220 and 221 ink tanks and all we find here is 520 and 521.


#4

Hi and Welcome!

have you already tried to contact Canon support? Such a “region code” is nasty. Never thought that printer manufacturers go even that route.

I would also check if I ink is cheaper in the “home country” of the printer (including shipping and taxes) than in Germany.

Michael


#5

what are you saying?
Canon 4600 4700 has 2 cartridge Number one of them is 220 221 and another one 520 521
you cant change it
you must buy cartridge chips with 521 code
221 wont work on 521