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Epson workforce 520 won't recognise ink cartidges

Purchased new epson cartridges yet the printer will not recognise them and print. any suggestions on how to get the printer to recognise the new ink. These are not refills.

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When replacing ink on the Epson Workforce 520, Ensure the cartridges have the correct/same number of gold contacts. Ive seen them with 7 and 9 gold square contacts and they were otherwise identical, and the ones with 9 contacts threw an "cartridge not recognized" error on the printer's dispay.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

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I have the same problem with my workforce 520. He won't reconize the black ink cartriges. The original ones worked nicely but i refilled them and then it stoped working. Can i have some help plzzz !

Posted on May 01, 2012

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    After struggling, I noticed some of my refill cartridges had 7 gold metal contacts on one side, while some had 9. They were otherwise idential. The one with 9 was throwing an error on the printer's display saying something like "...not recognized... BK1". Make sure all cartridges have the same and correct number of gold metal contacts (7?).

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on the ink cartridges there should be a little gold chip on them if they dont have that then your printer will not recognise the ink my best bet for you is to buy cheep and reliable placement epson ink or you can buy these ink cartriges which have tubes which feed ink into these replacement cartridges and i have got one of these my self and i would recomend these to anyone

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Hi Howard,

Bottom line, if the printer doesn't accept them, then they are not compatible... I'd recommend returning them for a refund and find a supplier that has tried and tested cartridges.

I'd love to be able to recommend a supplier but as I don't have an SX200 I can't... Others might be able to help if you can indicate where you are in the world as the SX200 is, I believe, zone specific.

Best of luck

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SOURCE: Epson printer says "cannot recognize ink cartridges".

Are you using genuine epson cartridges? Many generics simply dont work on the newer printers. Once the printer decides the cartridge is empty, it sends a signal to the chip and that's it. You might hear ink, but if the chip says empty you can't use it. It also has the annoying habit of doing this when there's still 10-15% of the ink left.
I use reusable cartridges from http://www.ccs-digital.com They hold 2/3 more ink and the chips automatically reset to full if you remove and re-insert the cartridge. Instead of replacing the entire cartridge when it's empty, you pop out an internal ink tank and replace just that. So you know the chip has already been recognized by your printer. The ink tanks cost under $3. I think these are a brilliant invention.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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