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Epson stylus s20 printer not working. Only 3 weeks old. Status monitor window says "printer not ready to print" Ink tank icons are blanked out as grey. Cannot find the device in device manager. Cannot uninstall or install the driver.

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem as the printer status says "Ink Cartridges Cannot Be Recognised"

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    I gave up cos this printer was useless with ink and got a refund now I can't uninstall it

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I bought some compatible catridges on ebay and it's not recognizing them, hence refusing to print. 


    They do fit and are the right ones, on older epson printers it just said 'do you want to proceed anyway?' in this situation... now I'm not sure... I suspect there may be a way around this, a way of tricking the printer or overriding the strict corporate buy epson cartridges message... they did work briefly and inconsistently, before it got arsey with me. 

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    brand new printer, wont work properly in fact at all even with the genuine cartridges fitted. p***ed off!!

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I bounts an S20 and withing days it was telling me the black cartridge was not regognised (the one Epson supplied with it). What sort of **** is this Epson?


  • liamsmythe20 Mar 22, 2009

    i have the exact same problem, i had it a week and it says it cant recognise the black cardrige and is it the original!

    TAKE IT BACK, I CANT TAKE MINE BACK!

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I purchased a Epson S20 printer and it does not recognise the new ink which is Epson ink what should I do

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If you didn't install the full software or installed a generic Windows driver, uninstall the printer. Then disconnect the data cable. Reboot the computer and go to http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1326618163.1304563464@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfkadfdhhmeimgcfngcfkmdhjidfmh.0&cookies=no&oid=58606&prodoid=56291067&infoType=Downloads&platform=All . Download and install the appropriate file from the section marked Drivers and Utilities Combo Package.

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For a Mac OS, open the Applications folder, then select Epson Printer Utility. Select your printer and click OK. Then select the Epson Status Monitor to get the ink level window.

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How do I know WHICH of the ink cartridges is out?


I found this on the Epson Web Site. If you find this information helpful, pls rate me.
You can download the Reference Guide with pictures and all.

http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/r220__/r220__rf/index.htm

Windows
You can check the amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges using EPSON Status Monitor 3 or the progress meter. Refer to the sections below for details.
EPSON Status Monitor 3 Access EPSON Status Monitor 3 in one of the following ways.
  • Double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar. To add a shortcut icon to the taskbar, see the section below.
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If any of the ink cartridges installed in the printer is broken, incompatible with the printer model, or improperly installed, EPSON Status Monitor 3 will not display an accurate calculation for the amount of ink remaining in any of the ink cartridges. Be sure to replace or reinstall any ink cartridge indicated by EPSON Status Monitor 3.

Pls rate me. Thanks and Good Luck.....

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How do you fix an epson s20 printer when it says ink cartriges cannot be recognised?


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