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Ink installed shows low ink level

I have installed new ink cartridges however the light cyan shows it is empty. This causes the entire printer not to work. Very frustrating. Any ideas????

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HI

All you can do is take it out and put it back in, if it reads ink out then chances are that is a bad cartridge. call epson for replacement.

Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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