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I have just changed the ink cartridges for the first time on my new Epson R265. Initially there was a quick flash showing the replaced cartridges were full. Now all of the cartridges register only a quarter full even though it has had little use. I am using compatible cartridges from Choice Stationery and I have to say that I never had any problems with them on my previous printer.

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Try with the original catridge or clean the socket of catridge case with tissue paper and see

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Firstly do not regard the 'electronic' fudge as anything more than a 'screen toy' It has little relation to the actual state of your carts. Download ssclgcom The epson utility, installel the program and right click on the taskbar icon- here you will be able to find various utilities including cartridge re-set you also purchase a ZAP-IT resetter tool form Choice.

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This seems to be a "feature" of this printer with compatible cartridges although I'm sure it wouldn't be possible to get Epson to admit it. I have seen the same thing on other R265s and I haven't found a solution a yet. As far as I know, it doesn't affect printing - as long as there's actually ink in the cartridges it will print, despite what the Epson Status Monitor says, but YMMV.

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