I changed my cartridges and used a cleaning cartridge in between. After loading my new (non-Epson) cartridges, I had to halt printing due to photo paper being in portrait position for landscape photo. Upon restart will not recognise cartridges = 'Think+' which have been OK before. Status monitor shows 'unrecognised' and suggests I change them. Will not do anything (clean, test print etc). SSC service utility shows 'error' and 'ink out'.
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Re: Won't recognise ink cartridges - shows as empty.
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Please go to my website http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.
The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away. I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.
For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you. When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.
I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.
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Re: Won't recognise ink cartridges - shows as empty.
Try checking the connection inside the printer between the carrage and control panel. My C46 had a loose connection. Its a flexible ribbon wire. This causes the printer to constantly ask for new cartridges again and again.
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Have you recently changed the black cartridge with a non-standard or remanufactured cartridge? I'm having the same problem with my deskjet and it started when I changed my Black cartridge for a non-HP refill.
The problem could be because of clogging of print head nozzle. It can be due to using non-epson ink Cartridges or even due to aging equipment.
You can try getting a print head cleaning solution and clean it, but you must do it with great care because the nozzles are very delicate. You can buy one here http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson
I would not recommend this, but if you're desperate you can get a cotton swab like ear bud, dip it in distilled water, and clean the gold contacts. Don't forget to switch the power off before doing this and wait for 4 hours, so that it dries.
This is a common problem I have found with Epson printers. If you don’t use the printer on a regular basis the printer heads can clog. I have found no way to clean the heads once this occurs. I will now only purchase HP printers because the printer heads are part of the ink cartridges. With every cartridge change you get new heads, end of that problem!
These types of cartridge problems usually occur when the printer hasn't been cleaned. We all tend to neglect cleaning the dust out of our printers and even a small amount of dust can clog an ink cartridge. You should go ahead and change it and clean the printer real good inside the way the manufacture suggest cleaning it. Good Luck.
Epson will not print unless all carts have ink in them to some degree. If the light is on for any reason, printing will be halted.
For future reference, once the color carts have been replaced, you can set the printing defaults to print in either gray scale or BW only. Keep in mind that Epson printers tend to mess up if you don't use the ink at least once a week.