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Epson Printer Too Picky

My Epson Stylus Photo RX500 is far too picky about the cartridge colors in it. It recently began alerting on low toner and will not print unless I replace the 'Light Cyan' cartridge. It will not accept 'Cyan' only a 'Light Cyan'. So I ordered a set of ink cartridges online (don't remember where), it was supposed to be a complete replacement set. Needless to say it did not include the precious 'Light Cyan'. So I found a 'Light Cyan' at Staples and replaced it per the printers demands, only to then be directed to replace the 'Light Magenta' !!!! All I want to print is black anyway. Isn't there a way to override the printers demands for the full color spectrum of ink cartridges? I've tried just putting in all black, but the printer will have none of it.

Please help!!!!!

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  • dleija Jan 18, 2009

    I addressed the printers' demands for 'Light Cyan' with an EPSON brand T0485 Light Cyan printer cartridge purchased at an authorized Epson re-seller - it's as real as it was expensive.

    Anyway, based on the 1st sentence in your response I'd say I need to start looking at replacing the entire printer. Having to buy eccentric ink cartridges when I just need to print in black is a bit irritating.

    Thanks anyway.


  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Sorry, their is not. Replace it with a real Epson cartridge.

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