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Used recycled ink and stopped printing.

I went out today and bought a new epson cartridge, and not only is it not working, i have already gone through 1/4 of the ink

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    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Hi kgnmadi

    It's very difficult to help you if you don't respond to our queries. Please post a new comment with the requested answers, and we can then make some progress.


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    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Hi - we need more information to try and work out what is happening. Was everything printing OK before the cartridge you replaced ran out? Did you take out the empty cartridge some time before you put the new one in? Did you go through a proper cartridge replacement process that ended with an ink charging cycle? Have you carried out any head cleaning cycles? Are the other three cartridges working OK?

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Epson Sx415 New Cartridge,empty already?!?!


1. New original ink tank will dried for several times of head cleaning procedure.

. ....ran a nozzle check and cleaned print heads because it wasn't printing any ink on the paper.... ???
Nothing at all? If yes, problem is in the printer main board. Lost electricity to the head.

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Using recycled ink cartridges in your ink-jet printer is never a more economical way to do colour printing, unless you are willing to become a master technician on your particular product and have ready access to print heads and machine engine unit replacements, you will also need manufactures service software/website to reset waste counters/error codes.

It is expensive to print in colour full stop. Printing cost is at least 30cents ink-jet and 10cents toner/laser per sheet

Laser b/w and colour is far cheaper per sheet, but setup costs are one time expensive but they are also a lot more reliable printing system.

Your machine will stuff up sooner rather than later when using non genuine consumable, and when it does it will cost more than the machines worth to even look for repair, so be prepared if choosing this road to purchasing a new printer every few cartridges if you are lucky.

If your using non genuine products and you want machine looked at by a professional the first thing you will need to do is install all genuine products in to your machine to allow correct fault diagnostics to be done, this is before any repair cost that maybe incurred.

Recycled/refills/aftermarket ink cartridge faults include – not recognizing ink, poor print quality, error codes, wont come to ready, erratic carriage movement, lines, waste counter issues and also paper feed problems, circuit board/connection faults caused by leaked ink

All machine manufactures have websites where you can download drivers and software needed for operation with your computer

Listed below are the main sites, if you’re having trouble finding any then remember Google is your friend.


Cheap printing can be achieved using b/w lasers they cost less than 2 cent per sheet and have a brilliant reputation for print quality and dependability. Then if you need the occasional colour go to the shop, let them have the hassle, stress, time and expense of running the machines and the cost is still relatively cheap to you.

There are many consumers still printing with 10 year old laser machines, you would be extremely lucky to find a 3-5 year old inkjet. I did find one inkjet customer that impressed me. He runs a cake shop and he prints with a Epson inkjet that uses edible ink printed on paper like icing sheets to decorate his cakes.

If you must recycle well buy one that has already been proven to be adaptable to the concept, so that means go back to older units that were not so clever.

Older Lexmark, Epson and HP were once easy targets, there was and is a lot of development gone into managing bulk ink delivery systems,and software has been cracked and parts can be sourced

Most new machines come with starter inks that do not contain as much as new ones usually 3ml instead of 5ml to enable cheaper selling cost, but also note that about 2ml of ink is in the tubes that run from ink carts to print head. These modern machines have all sorts of tricks and chips inbuilt that will discourage any refilling attempts

People that need to do colour printing like more than 8 pages a day, should be using full colour toner based print systems.

ie OKI, HP, Brother, and Kyocera all have great reliable printing systems, The OKI c9600/9800 series is a brilliant photo quality aka What you see on display is what you get on the paper full colour laser printer

Happy Printing
Soulvisitor.


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I have an epson stylus NX100 and i just put brand new black ink in it recently i printed two pages max i went back to use it and it says that my black ink has expanded and i have to buy a new one? what...


***hi there,ill be willing to help you on that. ****
try to reseat the cartridges first to charge it again, reseat means Remove and reInstall the Cartridges. after doing that and still the same issue, and you have an extra set, try to load another brand new ink,just to isolate if it is the ink thats causing the problem, if the same issue persist, its not the ink that you bought, its the printer already, the printer is broken, call epson if it is still covered by 1 yr warranty, 1 yr with in date of purchase. they will send you a replacement printer.

1. Turn on the Epson Stylus NX100 Series.
If a cartridge is expended, the ink light on the control panel stays on. You must replace the cartridge to be able to print.
If the ink light is flashing, a cartridge is low on ink; replacement is recommended.
2. Open the scanner and prop it up with its support
3. Press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.5.jpg Stop button. The print head moves to the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.6.jpg position to indicate which cartridge is low or expended.
4. Press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.8.jpg Stop button again. If another cartridge is low or expended, it moves to the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.9.jpg position. Press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.10.jpg Stop button again to see if more cartridges are expended. If no other cartridges are low or expended, the print head moves to the replacement position on the right. 5. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight up to remove it. Dispose of it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
7Remove the cartridge from the package
8. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.
9. reInsert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place. 10. Once you replace all the necessary cartridges, lift the scanner slightly, release its support, and lower the scanner.. 11. Press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.18.jpg Stop button to begin charging the ink. This takes about 1 1/2 minutes. When the nx100_tx100_ug.1.93.19.jpg On light stops flashing and remains on, ink charging is finished. Caution:
Never turn off the Epson Stylus NX100 Series while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink.


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Epson cx8400 can`t recognise the ink cartridge!!!


If you mean you have a chip resetter and have reset the chip when you say you've "shock the ink cartridge" then it sounds like the chip on the cartridge is damaged and can no longer be reset. To fix the problem you either need to get a replacement chip or a new cartridge.

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Really silly I suppose, but...did you remove the protective tape from the cartridge?

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I've got the Epson Stylus DX 8400 printer. when I put the cartridge,this message come up: "ink cartridges cannot be recognized." txs


I had the same problem too.  I went to the Epson website and they gave instructions to shake the cartridge 4-5 times prior to installing.   It worked!!!  I tried alot of things before I saw that I needed to shake the cartridge.  Definitely give this a try if you haven't already.

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Epson Cx6000


Sorry to say but after reading countless forums, visiting the epson web site, and talking to their tech support; they've screwed us. I've noticed that every epson CX series has countless ink cartridge misshaps, and none printing issues. First off I recommend you cut your losses now and don't buy anymore ink for it because it will not help, and I also recomend not ever buying Epson again. My CX6000 had brand new ink, the black never printed and after 2 nozzle checks my ink was very low or gone(so it says). I learned that the ink is not gone its a programming error with the chip on the side of the cartridge. Also I believe they have scammed us because phone tech support told me to take out and put back in the cartridges which "expends" the cartridge if you have seen that error and from Epson website itself says once you remove a cartridge it becomes expended or already use and the printer will reject using it. And their Epson repair stores charge 15$ just to look and see what the problem is then "fix" whatever it may be (probably something expensive). The thing is they F'd us and might as well get a new printer. best of luck to you.

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New out of box!!


If you already have tried reseating all of the inks and and inks are still not recognized, Please contact Epson tech support for a replacement ink or if they find out after some diagnostics that it is the printer that is having an issue they would be replacing your printer.

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New ink went bad overnight


DancerTiffy,

I can't tell you why your machine is acting like that nor can I tell you that you have a problem.

What I can tell you is that you're not alone when it comes to the ink drying out all of the sudden. In the past few years I can't count the number of people who have explained this problem. I also can't count the number of people that have said their Epson produces the highest quality prints and their happy with it.

Your problem could be the printer or it could be the ink. Since it already happened twice it's hard to say.

  • How long have you had the machine?
  • Still under the retail store's return policy?
  • Still under the manufactures warranty?
  • Only two prints were printed?

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Status Monitor says ALL ink cartridges empty


Using recycled ink cartridges in your inkjet printer is never a more economical way to do colour printing, unless you are willing to become a master technician on your particular product and have ready access to print heads and machine engine unit replacements, you will also need manufactures service software/website to reset waste counters/error codes.

It is expensive to print in colour full stop. Printing cost is at least 30cents inkjet and 10cents toner/laser per sheet

Laser b/w and colour is far cheaper per sheet, but setup costs are one time expensive but they are also a lot more reliable printing system.

Your machine will stuff up sooner rather than later when using non genuine consumable, and when it does it will cost more than the machines worth to even look for repair, so be prepared if choosing this road to purchasing a new printer every few cartridges if you are lucky.

If your using non genuine products and you want machine looked at by a professional the first thing you will need to do is install all genuine products in to your machine to allow correct fault diagnostics to be done, this is before any repair cost that maybe incurred.

Recycled/refills/aftermarket ink cartridge faults include – not recognizing ink, poor print quality, error codes, wont come to ready, erratic carriage movement, lines, waste counter issues and also paper feed problems, circuit board/connection faults caused by leaked ink .Not all faults are immediately apparent it takes time for the poison ink to replace that in the supply system then issues begin.


Cheap printing can be achieved using b/w lasers they cost less than 2 cent per sheet and have a brilliant reputation for print quality and dependability. Then if you need the occasional colour go to the shop, let them have the hassle, stress, time and expense of running the machines and the cost is still relatively cheap to you.

There are many consumers still printing with 10 year old laser machines, you would be extremely lucky to find a 3-5 year old inkjet.

If you must recycle well buy one that has already been proven to be adaptable to the concept, so that means go back to older units that went so clever.

Older Lexmarks, Epsons and HP were once easy targets, there was and is a lot of development gone into managing bulk ink deleivery systems, software has been cracked and parts can be sourced.

Inkmizer canon/epson bulk ink modified printers

Chipresetter be prepared for some frustrations and mess.

P.s. Most new machines come with starter inks that do not contain as much as new ones ussally 3ml instead of 5ml to enable cheaper selling cost, but also note that about 2ml of ink is in the tubes that run from ink carts to print head.



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