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Sx100 printer replaced black ink but computer saying it does not reconize it saying its empty but its brand new keeps flashing empty

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    I added two ink cartridges when the ink cradle had not stopped moving. They now read as empty. How do i solve this?

  • Rach_x May 14, 2009

    My printer, the epson stylus sx100 keeps saying the ink is empty when it's full, how do i solve this?



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Similar problem, originally posted this as a solution elsewhere
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How do I replace a nearly done black cartridge in my Epson SX100 it is hard to read the print

To change an empty ink cartridge on the Epson Stylus SX100, make sure that the printer is plugged in and turned on. Next lift the entire scanner unit (pull up from the center); make sure that the document cover is closed. The support arm should engage. Next press Stop (above the Copy button). The ink cartridge carrier should move so that the (first) empty cartridge moves to the spot with the droplet with a slash through it symbol. Press the tabs on the front and back of this cartridge and pull it straight up. Shake the new cartridge while it is still in the package. Then remove it from the packaging and remove the yellow tape without touching other parts of the cartridge. Slide this cartridge into the open slot and press down until you hear a click. Press Stop to advance the carrier to bring the next empty ink cartridge into the empty cartridge position. When done, lift up on the scanner unit and disengage the support arm by pushing it in towards the printer. Then lower the scanner unit. Press Stop again to get the printer to run through the maintenance step.

If you want to change the ink before the printer indicates it is out, you need to open the Epson Status monitor software. With a Windows OS, go to the Maintenance tab and find the Ink Replacement utility. Launch the utility and follow the on-screen directions and open the printer, as above. It this software isn't installed, then you need to check if the software is available for your OS. Install the software, if it is available. Please add a comment with the OS on the computer connected to the SX100 for more information.

I hope this helps.

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Black ink head clogged/cartridge empty. Go to Printer Utility and do a Nozzle Check, Print a Pattern. If Black pattern lines are missing/broken then do another cleaning. Don't forget to try a new cartridge if the cleanings do not work. Refurbished Epson printers are great and can be purchased at I have used them for 15 years.

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Assuming you have a refilled or remanufactured cartridge there this is actually pretty normal. These cartridges have no means of checking for new ink in the cartridge so will continue to warn of empty. They will not however stop you from printing as a result.

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Are you positive it says the yellow cart is empty? Because that brother printer is designed to say that a cartridge is empty whenever ANY of the color cartridges are empty. Usually it doesn't tell you which one is really empty either. So even if you replaced the yellow cartridge and say, the black cartridge is empty, it still won't let you print until you replace that empty black cartridge, nor will you know which of the cartridges is empty unless you pull them out of the printer and manually check the ink levels.

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It mean that the black cartridge is not recognised. It the black cart is original or compatible? Some printer won't recognise cartridge, if the black and colour is not same type. Try to install the black only. Is it recognised?

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
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