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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Re: Failing to install ink cartridges
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.
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Regarding your recent inquiry about the Epson T071 ink cartridge error message ("Ink Light is red", "Cartridge Not Recognized", "Replace Cartridge", "Installed ink cartridge is expended." or similar cartridge/printer alert message) associated with your Epson SX200 printer, the cartridge probably has a mis-programmed smart chip...
NOTE: If you had the cartridge refilled, the cartridge chip must be reset. Re-programming, which typically yields a green light to show success, it does not always result in correct smart chip reprogramming. It is also possible they may have forgotten to re-program the ink cartridge. If a compatible/clone cartridge, it could be a reprogramming issue or defective chip (which is common). Or, such a failure could be an electrical failure of the ink cartridge itself*. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do from home....the chip(s) need to be re-programmed (at refiller) or replaced with a new cartridge from vendor.
*OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES OF FAILURE:
Either the external chip or internal ink sensor is electrically bad (the internal ink sensor detects if cartridge is really out of ink). If you return the cartridge to your retail refiller and they re-program the cartridge(s) a 2nd time but the "replace cartridge" message, or similar blocking message persists, then this is the likely cause and the cartridge will need to be replaced with a new one.
1) Confirm if this is just a nuisance/annoyance alert (i.e. "non-genuine" cartridge ) vs. an actual 'unrecognized cartridge' alert (i.e. Red X's on printer display / Windows pop-up message). Please visit the following Inkjet411 support page which will help you delineate the difference: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=73
2) On some Epson printer models you may need to scroll thru the menu options AT THE PRINTER'S CONTROL MENU (i.e. right arrow key) to help determine which specific ink cartridge is actually causing the 'Unrecognized Cartridge' error condition. On the other hand, for general 'non-genuine' cartridge alerts, typically you can bypass these errors by clicking thru the acknowledgement prompts or via the arrow keys: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
3) We suggest you remove all the ink cartridges, inspect the smart-chips condition (on rear side) and ensure there are no cuts/gashes or ink residue present on the micro-chip surfaces. To be sure we suggest you clean the micro-chip surfaces; click here to see 2 different pictures of this along with cleaning instructions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
4) If the error continues (following ink tank re-programming a 2nd time), then we suggest you install a new genuine Epson ink cartridge into the printer to verify the permanent PRINTHEAD is functioning ok. Here is how the PRINTHEAD works: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054
NOTE 2: Following refilled cartridge installation, your printer/computer may display an ink alert message such as "non-genuine cartridge" or "you have not installed genuine Epson ink cartridges" - these are COMPLETELY NORMAL alerts when using refilled ink cartridges. Press proceed/continue/accept/yes/OK to dismiss the prompt. In some cases you may have to scroll over using the arrow keys to dismiss the alerts. Additional alerts may be displayed the first time you go to print or copy - dismiss the alerts accordingly to resume normal print operations. For more information on Epson ink cartridge alert messages please visit: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from overseas) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors or permanent PRINTHEAD damage (especially for 3rd party inks which contain volatile organic compounds or VOCs). We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of Epson original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!
NOTE 3: If, after replacing the cartridge(s), with brand new Epson Original ink cartridge(s), is the only solution which corrects the problem, then you likely have a defective cartridge (internal ink level monitoring circuit), unrelated to the refilled cartridges. If, after replacing the cartridge, or cartridges, with brand new Epson Original ink cartridges, does NOT correct the problem, then you may have a defective PRINTHEAD (i.e. permanent electrical sub-assembly which the cartridges plug into). For more information please visit our support page which explains the natural degradation of PRINTHEADs over time: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2934
For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
Make sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. You must install new
cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are
vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
Leave the expended cartridge installed until you have obtained a replacement, or the ink
remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.
1. Turn on your printer.
2. If an ink cartridge is expended, the error and ink lights on the control
panel stay on.
3. Open the document cover, then open the ink cover.
Do not remove the ink cartridge guard or you may damage the printer.24 Maintaining Your Printer
4. Press the y Stop button.
If a cartridge is low or expended, the print head moves that cartridge to the
replacement position to indicate that it should be replaced. The P Power light
If two or more ink cartridges are expended, the expended cartridge at the far
left moves to the replacement position. The P Power light starts flashing.
If no cartridges are low or expended, the print head does not move.
Do not hold the y Stop button for more than three seconds, or the printer may
start cleaning the print head.
5. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift it up. Dispose of
it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately
with water. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.Replacing Ink Cartridges 25
6. Before you open the new cartridge package, shake it gently four or five times.
Then remove the cartridge from the package.
Do not touch the green chip on the front of the cartridge. This can damage the ink
7. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of
the ink cartridge.
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink
8. Insert the new ink cartridge into the holder
and push it down until it clicks into place.
9. Press the y Stop button. If another cartridge is low or expended, it moves to
the replacement position. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to replace any other
cartridges that need to be replaced.
When you press the y Stop button and no other cartridges need to be
replaced, the print head moves to its home position and the printer starts
priming the ink. This takes about 1 1/2 minutes.26 Maintaining Your Printer
When the P Power light stops flashing and the error and ink lights go
out, ink charging is finished.
10. Close the ink cover, then close the document cover.
Never turn off the your Epson printer while ink is charging or you'll waste ink. If the
error and ink lights remain on after the print head moves into its home
position, an ink cartridge may not be installed properly. Press the y Stop button
again, and then press the ink cartridge down securely.
If you replaced a cartridge while copying a document or photo, cancel printing and
make sure your original is still placed correctly on the document table. Then copy
your original again.
If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the
I believe the DX series and the SX use the same system
# Determine which ink cartridges are not recognised. # With the ink cartridge holder in the ink cartridge replacement position, lift up the ink cartridge holder lid and take the cartridge or cartridges out. # Check that the cartridge is a genuine Epson ink cartridge - look for the EPSON branding and T0xxx codes on the cartridge labels. # Check that the cartridges are correct for your Epson product. # Wipe the green Intellidge Chip on the cartridge that is not recognised. # Check the chip contacts within the ink cartridge holder for any debris or dried ink and wipe with a lint-free cloth if necessary. # Check that the plastic at the bottom of the cartridge has been pierced. # Check that the cartridges are in the correct slots. # Reinstall the cartridges into the ink cartridge holder in the correct order. # Push the ink cartridge down firmly. It should click into place. # Repeat this for any ink cartridges that were removed. # Push the ink cartridge holder lid down. It should clip into place and be secure. # Press the Stop button, this will return the ink cartridge holder to the right hand side of the unit. # If the error light flashes after the print head returns to the home position, the ink cartridge may not be installed properly. # If the red light is no longer displayed, but Status Monitor still reports a Non-Genuine Ink warning. # If the red light is still on the printer, and Status Monitor indicates that an ink cartridge is not recognised, follow the steps below. # If the problem remains, there may be a fault with the ink cartridge.
Maybe the cartridges are not placed properly! Remove the cartridges and put it back again, making sure they are placed properly, normally you will hear a clicking sound when cartridges are placed properly to position. Good luck!
Please follow the instructions below to ensure correct installation:
Lower the printer's output tray and open the top cover.
Connect the power cable to the printer.
And switchon the printer.
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.
Lift up the ink cartridge clamps.
Before you open the new ink cartridge package, shake it four or five times. Then remove it from the package.
Do not touch the green chip on the side of the cartridge. This can damage the ink cartridge.
Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
You must remove the
yellow tape from the cartridge before installing it; otherwise, print
quality may decline or you may not be able to print.
If you have installed an ink cartridge without removing the yellow
tape, take the cartridge out of the product remove the yellow tape, and
then reinstall it.
Do not remove the transparent seal from the bottom of the cartridge
or the label on the cartridge; otherwise the cartridge may become
unusable or ink will leak.
Place the ink cartridge into the cartridge holder with the bottom down. Then push down the ink cartridge until it clicks into place.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 for each ink cartridge.
Close the ink cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place
If you find it difficult to close the cartridge cover, make sure all the cartridges are firmly seated. Press down on each cartridge until you hear it click into place. Do not attempt to force the cover closed.
Close the printer cover and press the ink or start button to begin charging the system. Charging can take up to three minutes and is complete when the power light stops flashing.
While the ink system is charging do not switch off the printer.
I just like to ask to where specifically you can see the red light. It will
help us determine what cause the red light. To give you heads up as well, the
Printer's LCD screen can help us determine what exactly the offline condition
of the CX3200 is:
message: No color or black ink cartridge-->Press the Color Copy button to
install a new ink cartridge.
Solution: The indicated ink cartridge is not installed. Please install the
message: Color or black ink out -- >Press the Color Copy button to begin
replacing the ink cartridge.
Solution: The indicated ink cartridge is out of ink. You will need to replace
the necessary ink cartridge(s).
Message: Ink cartridge error -- > Press the Color Copy button to begin
replacing the ink cartridge.
Solution: There is something wrong with the ink cartridge. Make sure the
cartridge is genuine Epson ink. Also, try reseating the cartridge (remove it, and
then reinstall it).
Error Message: Paper jam or misfeed -- > Press the Color Copy button and
clear the paper jam by hand if necessary.
Paper is jammed. Check for any obstructions under the unit's cover, and in the
Error Message: Paper out -- > Load paper in the sheet
feeder and press the Color Copy button.
Solution: Load paper in the sheet feeder, and then press the Color Copy button
to continue printing.
Error Message: Scanner unit open -- > close the scanner unit
Solution: Carefully close the scanner and press it down until it clicks
securely into place.
Error Message: Scanner error -- > See your documentation and call service if
Solution: Press the ON button to turn off the Epson Stylus CX3200. Unlock the
transportation lock, if necessary. If it is already unlocked, toggle the lock
back and forth, 5-10 times. Turn on your Stylus CX3200 again.
Printer error -- > See your documentation and call service if necessary.
Solution: Press the ON button to turn off the Epson Stylus CX3200. Disconnect
it from power, and then reconnect it to power. Press the ON button to turn on
the Stylus CX3200.
If an ink cartridge is empty, the red error light will remain solid. You can check the status of the
of the ink cartridges by looking at the icons on the control panel. Press the
down arrow button to scroll down to MORE OPTIONS. The level of ink will be
shown on the screen and the ink that will be out will have cross on it.
Please follow the steps below to replace one or more cartridges.
***NOTE*** -You cannot print if any ink cartridge is expended. -Leave the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. -To ensure good results on your printouts, we recommend using Genuine Epson Ink cartridges. Epson does not recommend the use of refilled inks or 3rd party ink cartridges.
Once you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session.
1. Make sure the printer is powered on, and not printing. 2. Open the printer cover. 3. Do one of the following:
3a. If the red error light is on (cartridge is empty) press the MAINTENANCE BUTTON. 3b. If the red error light is flashing (cartridge is low) press the MAINTENANCE BUTTON. You will now see the Cartridge Replacement highlighted in Advanced Settings. Select OK. 3c. If the error light is off (outdated cartridge), press the DOWN ARROW MENU button to choose MORE OPTIONS. Press OK, then select INK CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT.
4. You will now see a message on the display telling you that the ink cartridge replacement will begin. Press OK to continue. The print head will move to the replacement position. 5. Open the cartridge cover. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge, and lift the cartridge out of the printer. Dispose of it carefully. 6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. DO NOT touch the green circuit boards, or remove ANY labels. 7. Lower the cartridge into the holder, with the green circuit board facing the front. Gently push the cartridge down until it is firmly seated. 8. If you need to replace another ink cartridge, repeat steps 5-7 above. 9. Close the cartridge cover. Press the front corner of the cartridge cover forward to lock the cover into place. 10. Press OK, and close the printer cover. The printer will begin charging the ink delivery system. Once charging is complete, press OK to finish.