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Cannot recognise ink cartridges

Epson r230 red light is on steady. Message say it does not recognise all the cartridges.

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  • bigfly49 May 12, 2009

    Yes, it DID solve the problem. I cleaned not only the ic chip, but also the chip contacts on the inside after opening the cover and removing the cartridges.

    The problem was caused by dirty contacts.
    Thanks, askmeprinter.


  • bigfly49 May 18, 2009

    The problem has returned. That's why I have posted this issue again on this forum.

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Open the door cover of your printer and then clean the tab circuit where the cartridge is installed ...and also clean the tab circuit of the cartridge...maybe it suffered loss connection..

Posted on May 12, 2009

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Tow red signal


  1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then open the printer cover.


  2. Do one of the following:

    • If the red error light is on, press the Maintenance button.


    • If the red error light is flashing, press the Maintenance button. You see Ink Cartridge Replacement, highlighted in the Advanced Settings menu. Press OK.


  3. You see a message on the LCD screen telling you that ink cartridge replacement will begin. Press OK to continue. The print head moves to the replacement position.


  4. Open the cartridge cover.


  5. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge and lift the cartridge out of the printer.


  6. Lower the cartridge back into the holder, with the green circuit board facing the front. Then gently push the cartridge down until it clicks into place.


  7. Close the ink cartridge cover.


  8. Press OK and close the printer cover.

    The printer begins charging the ink delivery system.


  9. When you see a message that charging is complete (after about a minute), press OK.

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I had purchased printer Epson 230X with external ink box when I operate the printer it doesn't work the ink cartridge does not run to and fro both red & green lights are on can we fix it


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Your printer has reach its maximum count of cleaning and printing. This need to be reset using epson adjustment program. But before resetting make sure that you have replace the waste pad inside your printer or it is much better to point outside the hose where the waste ink goes out.

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It may be a general error. It is caused by cartridge error (won't read the chip), cartridge can't move back safely, or "something " slip to the mechanics. If u use the compatible chip (CISS), try to use the original chip first. The last action is turn off the printer for about 1 hour, and turn on back. It's for clearing eprom.

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Red light on steady


If the ink light is on steady red, that means the black or color ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement black or color ink cartridge. To know which cartridge is out of ink, check the ink levels using EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows) or EPSON Status Monitor (Macintosh). If you just replaced the cartridges before you got the error light, that means that the replacement cartridge is not recognized by your printer. Please reseat cartridges. Then turn the printer on and off. The cartridges maybe bad also.
If the paper light is on steady red, try to reload 10-20 sheets of regular paper into your printer. When printing on CD/DVD, CD/DVD tray is not inserted in the printer. Insert the CD/DVD tray in the printer and press the paper button.Could also be that the printer has loaded more than one sheet of paper at a time. Load paper in the sheet feeder, and then press the paper button to resume printing. If the CD/DVD guide is open, close the CD/DVD guide, load paper and then press the paper button.




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Since you are using sublmation ink, the cartridges are probably aftermarket and may not meet Epson standards. Aftermarket chipped cartridges are notorious for failing to 'communicate' with Epson printers, even when the cartridge is brand new. Before taking the printer to a service center, you might try purchasing new cartridges of your ink from your reseller. If that fixes the problem then your fight is with the ink reseller, not Epson. If it doesn't fix the problem and your printer is still under warranty, take it to an authorized service center, and remember, using non-Epson ink does NOT void the waranty.

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