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Hi there, my printer is saying it doesn't recognise ink cartridges,so i've just changed them, and it still isn't reading them... help?

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    my printer is x5330 lexmark and i have bought the correct cartridges and it doesn`t recognise them

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Are these genuine Epson cartridges or clones? If clones, have you used this particular type before? Put your old cartridges in (that used to work) - are they recognised. If so, you have a dodgy set of cartridges. If not, you have a more serious problem. Remove the ink cartridges and look inside the carrier - do the contact pins that contact the cartridge chip look intact and undamaged. Check the narrow ribbon cable that runs along the left side of the carrier along the bottom has not come out of its connector. Check that the large ribbon cable that goes from the left side of the carrier to the main board has not come adrift. Report back.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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shaky120
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SOURCE: compatible ink

Hi, sounds like a faulty ink cartridge, we get this now and again with selling compatible ink cartridges i suggest taking it back to the shop for a replacement wont be the printer as long as its fitted correctly with label removed..

Happy New Year

John

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: HP PHOTOSMART C4280 PRINTER WONT READ INK CARTRIDGE.

The cartridge is not seated properly and/or the contacts are dirty. Use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and gently clean both the copper contacts on the cartridge and inside the cartridge socket. Allow several minutes to dry and then try again.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

Grubhead
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SOURCE: Canon MP460 ink cartridge not recognised

Perhaps the chips in the cartridges have failed? In which case you may need to replace them with brand new cartridges. If that doesn't work you might need to send it for repair as the cartridges might have damaged your machine.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: how to reset lexmark36 ink cartridge

try to reset ur printer
press and hold on power button for about 20 sec then press hte power button again

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson TX100 won't recognise ink cartridges.

Yes, Genuine Ink Cartridges.

Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Canon MP145 printer can not recognise replaced Black cartridge

When you got Error 4 on your printer canon MP145 It’s means one of your cartridge color/black has detected no ink. It happened maybe the printer MP145 is not used for long time. Don’t thinking your Cartridge is damaged. We can not do resetting procedure MP145 to resolve this I have tried it and failed.

When it happened to me I don’ want to go to the service center. We can guest what they say about that “your printer cartridge need to be changed” don’t believe. I go to Search Engine, browse and browse again finally today I found the guide for resolving the canon MP145 Error 4.

how to resolving error 4 on printer canon MP145 Press Reset/Stop Button about 5 second or more until the error 4 disapper. It worked! Save your money for newcartridges.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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