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Replace cartridge message with CIS that has been working fine.

Epson R340, using CIS, did long print run and then received message to replace the yellow cartridge. I have turned off, switched back on after short, medium and long time (1 min., 5 mins. and overnight) Have attempted to use SSC Service Utility (V. 4.30) but am not sure whether this was used correctly by me. I have cleaned the chip surface with IPA and Windoline, I have replaced the cip - no success at all - just requests to replace the cartridge. I also have an R300 and did a similar thing but this recovered after using SSC and is fine still. Any advice would be much appreciated please. O/S =Win XP Pro by the way.

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Same problem with my R200. In reading solutions across net, said to use genuine Epson yellow and after finished, save chip from it to use on other non-genuine yellow. As soon as I put the genuine Epson yellow in, the problem went away.

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