Violation Type:Ink Level Drop-Dead Counter

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Violation Type

Ink Level Drop-Dead Counter

Violation InstanceViolator
Epson Printers/V1Epson Printers
Lexmark Printers/OBSCLOCKINKLexmark Printers

A manufacturer designs a printer such that the estimated ink level of a cartridge is recorded. Once this estimated level reaches zero, the printer refuses to print even if ink is actually available.

This may be accomplished by chipping ink cartridges or otherwise.

Constitutes a form of OBSCLOCK.