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Printer will not recongnise new black cartridge inserted

I have an epson r285 and it is saying it needs a new black cartridge. I have inserted it and it does not recongnise the new cartridge, and still requires a new one.

Also the orginal cartridge was not empty, is there a fault with the printer?

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  • roywilson_51 Feb 09, 2009

    i have a epson printer r285. i change the ink (black) one it's been excepted, but it's printing paper images funny!! how do i solve the problem?

  • laurenstefan Feb 13, 2009

    all cartridges are nearly full and it says that 3 of them still need to be replaced and will not allow me to print at all. I know this batch of cartridges was replaced nothing but 1 4x6 photo was printed and the replaced inks were all still with ink in them when it asked me to buy new ones!



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Yes, the printer is having a hardware failure. reseating the cartridge is the only troubleshooting you can do.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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    monk3ybidzness Dec 09, 2008

    yes, the printer is having a hardware failure. reseating the cartridge is the only troubleshooting you can do.



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