News Semiconductor Shortage Forces Canon to Dump Toner Copy Protection Chips

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Toner cartridges are the silliest thing to put authentication chips on: since the imaging drum is the most delicate component in the whole printer and is usually integrated into the cartridge, a bad cartridge has very limited capability of causing any harm to anything beyond the wasted expense on a dud cartridge.
 

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Toner cartridges are the silliest thing to put authentication chips on: since the imaging drum is the most delicate component in the whole printer and is usually integrated into the cartridge, a bad cartridge has very limited capability of causing any harm to anything beyond the wasted expense on a dud cartridge.
Pretty sure the only harm printer manufacturers are afraid of is the damage to their balance sheets if non OEM cartridges are used. Printers are like razors. Practically no money is made on the initial sale, the money is made on the constant stream of replacement blades/ink,toner.
 

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