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Failing to install ink cartridges

I replaced the ink cartridges with original epson ink. The cartridges all clicked into place. The red ink light however is on and the printer does not print or load the ink as is supposedto and the green light does not flash.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    Thanks for helping. 
    I bought new cartridges to replace all the old ones, but the printer shows all of them to be empty. What can I do?

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The cartridges have small electronic chips on them that notify the printer if the same cartridge is refilled and used again. To get around this check you will need to have atleast two empty cartridges so that you can refill and cycle them there by fooling the printer's check. Let me knoe if you need any more info regarding this.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Dec 29, 2008

    You may need to reset the cartridge ink sensor. There will usually be a sequence of keys that you have to press to reset it. Try finding it in your manual. If you still can't figure it out your customer support guys should guide you through it.

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And switch on the printer.

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The print heads will now move to the replacement position. If they do not move to a change position press the Red ink button on the printer.

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