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Extend life of epson picturemate ink cartridge

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SOURCE: epson rx595 cannot recognize ink cartridge

Just had this happen to me. Turned it off, turned it back on... nothing. In/out with the cartridge several times and when I blew on the contacts of the printer (where the little microchio on the cartridge touches) it finally worked. Did the blowing on the contacts help? Maybe, but more likely is that the it was just repeatedly trying to d oit before the machine figured it out.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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I found this on fixya per dgsturt

It looks like you've managed to get ink all over the shop by using the self clean option. That't mainly to clear bocked print heads and tends to squirt a load of ink through.

That ink has to go somewhere, it looks like you may have some on your rollers.

First, I'd have a look through the printer menu see if there's a roller cleaning option, give that a go.

Second, I'm not sure but worth a try, try printing a document that has wording all down the page but use an empty cartridge. If your printer will do this you’re effectively using a sheet of paper as a mop to clean the rollers.

Third, probably the most difficult, get some Isoproprial Alcohol from the chemist and try and clean the rollers and print bed yourself with a lint free cloth and cotton buds, what ever works.

If you don't like the idea of Isoproprial Alcohol, it is highly infamable, try with a damp cloth first, but it will take longer to dry off.





OR YOU CAN TRY THIS:
The next step would be to disassemble the Epson, and clean the Pads/Heads. Click on link below.:
http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life

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



If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Epson C90 failed to detect ink original cartridges

I guest, the problem is chip module attached on the head (housing). Need to be change

Hope could solve ur the problem

Rusdi

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: EPSON PICTUREMATE PRINTER WILL NOT ACCEPT 4GB

Here is a quote from the Epson website.

"These products were developed and released at a time when large capacity cards such as 2GB or 4GB SD cards were not commercially available or widely available. Therefore the printer and its memory card reader do not recognise larger capacity memory cards."

So you're stuck with it I'm afraid.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus SX400 "Ink cartridges cannot be recognized"

Try this: First check which cartridge(s) are not being recognized. In my case where I replaced all three color cartridges, two were recognized right away but one was not. You find out by sending a print request to the printer and looking at the ink cartridge levels diagram in the dialog window. In my case two of three were fine but one had a red X on it. So I removed it and cleaned the contacts with alcohol then rocked it in the slot after pressing it in. It was recognized and the charging process began as normal.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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Epson picturemate deluxe I installed a new ink cartridge but the screen says there is no cartridge.


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Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?
ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine 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 MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer. 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. .


IF YOU ARE USING GENERIC CARTRIDGES, MAYBE IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU DISABLE THE INK MONITOR.

This is the only advice I can give you.


The next step would be to disassemble the Epson, and clean the Pads/Heads. Click on link below.:
http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life

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

If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

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are you using a generic ink cartridge? and just for added information, picturemate cartridges or so some epson inks do have expiration dates, pls check because if you have them stored for quite sometime the tendency is that the inks will harden up. then it will not distribute ink to your nozzle.

another thing troubleshooting steps, have you tried to perform a cleaning cycle? try to do it for about 4 or 5 times. then try to print. pls be advised that it will take in a certain amount of inks to clear the cloggs and force it out.

or before installation of the cartridge, did you shake them? for about 5 times then insert it back

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This happened to me. I could not get any help. So I swabed the contacts w/alcohol and success!! Mind you, my Picture Mate is over 2 years old, I would not try this w/a printer under warranty unless directed by Epson.

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