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My ink cartridge will not work

I have added A new ink cartridge but the rest of them are empty why will it not allow me to print with that color

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If it is an HP or Brother the printer will only work with full cartridges both color and black. You must have ink in all cartridges

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • kdreis Jan 01, 2009

    The solution relates to all printers that use ink

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Hi,

Check

1.) Were the cartridges compatible ?
2.) are they correctly installed.

try taking them out & reloading.. this should fix it .. provided teh cartridges are fine.

Thanks

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Just yesterday, I replaced Black and the printer complained it did not recognize the rest of color cartridges. So I replaced all the other color ink cartridges and now it works fine.

You might want to check out www.clickinks.com for cheaper, mail order alternatives which are Epson ink compatible, if you are not in a hurry.

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