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Printer won't recognize cartridges

I have an Epson SX400. I replaced the cartridges with compatible ones but the machine does not recognise them. I have checked that they are compatible but the machine does not accept this. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I replaced an ink cartridge in my Epson SX400 printer with a genuine Epson ink cartiridge and followed the on-screen inctructions perfectly, yet I have an error message saying 'Cannot recognise ink cartriges'

  • Susan Evans Mar 16, 2009

    My printer, Epson sx400 will not accept compatible cartridges, I tried taking them all out, switching printer off, then on again. Bingo! it worked. But next time I switched on it said that they were not compatible. I tried taking them all out again several times, but they still wont recognize them. Any solutions please?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    same here

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have just experienced the same problem - I purchased my ink (T0891 & T0896) from Argos, the packaging says that the cartridges are compatible with the SX400 but looking on the espon website, if you put the code printed on the front, are aren't..the only fit the SX100. It must be that Espon have it wrong. I'm gonna ring them tomorrow and find out more and update the site then...either way Argos are gonna get my cartridges back :-) Rob.

  • vonkat May 19, 2009

    my sx400 told me ione of my catridges had run out i went and bought a full set conpatables when i went to change it the catridge had lots of ink still in it dont know why its saying its empty can anyone help


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I am an IT tech in Education we only use compatibals I use a chip resetter from Ebay just type Chip Resetter for Espon and you are sorted for around a £10, this unit works on most epson 5&9 pin cartridge

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Thanks john

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I had the same problem with ink not been recognised... <div>Try and taking the ink cartridge which is not been recognised out and cleaning it with a wet cotton swab and then dry it with a dry one..</div> <div>Do that a couple of times should solve the problem...</div> <div><br /></div>

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  • jmiddleton20 Sep 18, 2010

    tryed cleaning them it does not work.Crafty Epsom have made the new printers so they will reject copies, then you have to pay near £40 pounds for new ink, what a total ripoff. I'm buying a kodac printer next time £18 for a set of ink for their printer.

  • jjs8 Oct 03, 2010

    I just purchased the new Kodak. I love it, BUT (BIG BUT) there is no savings in the ink. Black is only $10. Color is $20. These cartridges empty out so fast, like every couple of days. I do pictures, documents, and whatever but my other Epson, HP, and other cartridges lasted so much longer doing the same amount of work. No savings here! ajs


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