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you will not be able to override the program. some replacements do work. i suggest you remove the replacement ink, turn off your printer, turn it back on and put back the replacement cartridge. if it still does not work, the replacement might not be as compatible. get another brand. the chip included on the cartridges might be busted.
You said all new cartridges.. But are they Epson Genuine Cartridges???? I had the same problem when I replaced with new, but generic cartridges.
After finally, going thru 2 sets of each, removed them and put in Genuine., and finally, everthing started printing fine. Weird , but true.
I suggested my answer problem below.
Good Luck :0)
Problem for Epson Stylus C84 InkJet Printer Re: C84 I'm using generic ink, but the red
By mclamemo on Nov 12, 2009
re: C84 I'm using generic ink, but the red doesn't work at all. I've done all the printer cleaning programs and swabbed inside the printer with alcohol, and re-inserted the cartridge multiple times. it still doesn't print at all.
Also now even the black every few lines prints the top half of the line or the bottom half of the line, or its smeared, etc...
Help! Best Solution posted on Nov 12, 2009
Rank: Wiz Expert Rating: 84%, 22 votes I have learned from experience, that Epson does not like generic ink. You must use Epson Genuine Cartridges. Hopefully, you haven't screwed up the printer, like I did. I did try cleaning the heads and doing everything possible. Use 2 cartridges of ech set, for cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. ......But Nothing. Had to go out and purchase a new printer.; Good Luck :0( Asker's Testimonial " Thank you. Called Epson also and they didn't say it as directly, but advised real Epson ink too. Hope I didn't kill the printer! Generic ink for sale " - mclamemo Comments: Nov 12, 2009 - Funny. hahahahah, Me too! I would say, about 2 dozen cartridges to be exact.
I have many epson printer, some more than 5 years old. It's ok. some have printed more than 50.000pages, it's ok.
If Ink cartridge Unrecognizable, there are two posibilities : Chip Error at ink tank, or printer error. For chip error, try to plug the ink tank to another printer (same type). If the ink tank recognized by other printer, so the problem is printer.
1. Check chip conector at head carriage.
2. Check the wiring of the head, and chip.
If two point above is ok, the last action is check the power supply and board. It may be epprom is damage.
Possible printhead or driver issue. Are you using Adobe photoshop? Please try to print also using a different application to isolate the issue. Make sure that you are using correct epson cartridges. Please print a nozzle check pattern. If you see gaps, missing colors or missing lines on the pattern, clean the printhead using the driver. If the nozzle check pattern printed out successfully, please trash and re-install the drivers. The driver is available on epson.com
Its Epson design. It means it already reach it maximum reliable printing service. But you can extend its service using Epson resetter. Its a third party software utility program. It will reset its counter to zero count again. Counter resetting is on the printer itself not in the ink cartridge.