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My Epson Workforce 520 suddenly telling me it doesn't recognize the cartridges. They are generics, but have been in the printer for a couple months and printing just fine until suddenly they didn't. I've tried turning off and on, removing a cartridge, cleaning the ends, everything I can think of. Also, all the ink cartridges were put in at the same time and it's only objecting to the "C", Cyan. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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When replacing ink on the Epson Workforce 520, Ensure the cartridges have the correct/same number of gold contacts. Ive seen them with 7 and 9 gold square contacts and they were otherwise identical, and the ones with 9 contacts threw an "cartridge not recognized" error on the printer's dispay.

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I located a page on http://www.fixyourownprinter.com forum, which had plenty of details about similar issues.

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