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I just replaced my black ink, but the color cartridges are empty. I need to print with black only--how come I can't? Do I really have to refill 5 color cartridges in order to type out a resume?

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  • junkslush Sep 09, 2008

    Same problem -- is Epson forcing customers to spend $80 - $100 to replace toners when we only need to print in B&W? Time to file with the BBB.

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Sadly, if only one cartridge is empty, an Epson printer won't print. But, you can bypass that by using a chip re-setter. They have them in refill stores. By using a chip re-setter, you assign a new serial number to your cartridge, thus "fooling" the printer you have put a new cartridge in. Then, you don't need to refill all the cartridges.

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  • Ana Cvetinovic Apr 12, 2010

    I must add that you need to re-set the cartridges before they are totally empty. So, refill them this one time and re-set them, and afterward, if you do not wish to print in color, just re-set the cartridges before they get totally empty.

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this issue may have several causes:
1. make sure that you've removed the yellow ribbon from the top of the cartridge before installing it. it is there to keep the ink fresh before it's installed and has to be removed to enable the ink to flow into the print head. (not all epson cartridges have this ribbon though)
2. check all the settings in the printer driver or simply remove the current driver completely and reinstall the latest driver you can find on the epson site.
3. the black print head may be clogged. in this case, performing cleanings will help, possibly several cleanings are necessary
4. there may be a faulty connection between the printer's mainboard and the print head.
5.there may be an electronical problem with either the print head or the mainboard.

in the last two options it's better to let a professional technician look at it.

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Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
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In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

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That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

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