Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I bought a cheaper version of epson ink cartridges (t1281,t1282,t1283,t1284) i bought a pack of 12, the first four worked perfectly and now im on the second four, the pink and yellow seem to be working but the blue and black keep coming up as unrecognizable, is there anyway I can fix this?
The problem with generic print cartridges are they are hit and miss. Every time you replace a cartridge ideally you should replace the print head with a new one ( little metal connector on the cartridge). When using a generic cartridge the print head isn't new nor original and the printer may realise this depending on the print head condition.
another point to watch is, using generic cartridges void your printer warranty, assuming its in warranty. Generic cartridges are a quick fix but not reliable.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I Have a Brother MFC-640CW
press menu then start bk copy then fourtimes arrow-up quickly after another. machine will be in maintenance mode (all lights will flash).
press 7-6-4 and OK (or start-bk-copy).
Machine will do some refreshing of ink and some special cleaning.
When finished press 7-6-3 start-bk copy
machine will do a power purge.
leave maintenance mode by pressing 9-9.
do run a test print.
DO USE ORIGINAL BROTHER INK or skyhorse generic ink only due to the fact that other generic ink will defenetly do damage to the printer!
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
hi.make sure there is no tape or dirt on cartridge chip contacts.if still no joy trying iserting one cartridge at a time then installing.say insert black then will say others carts missing red blue yellow.keep going till they are installed.sometimes helps.make sure the carts have lastest chips installed version 5 or higher if compatable cart.should not be a problem if bought from epson.eg t711 etc will fit but must be new carts with new chip otherwise may not accept.i belive the sx100 has something like t811 or something.this may be the new chip.otherwise may just be a faulty chip on the cart.you can get refillable carts or ciss system on ebay you put in your own ink.they are brillant.cart chips reset when low ink.hope this may help.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
I put alcohol in inside the printer, where you insert the ink cartruges then cleaned with paper towl and it works for me.....
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
Usually when this happens the printer fails to goes through
the motions of the printing process, kind of stands still with indicator lights
just blinking away. This could be as a result of either of these scenarios.
i. Ink cartridge has developed incompatibility or is incompatible
The Solution is to try an older/another cartridge (doesn’t matter if ink is finished. You must replace cartridge one at a time). If lights stop blinking it confirms that your cartridge has become incompatible or developed incompatibility. Also if your printer is the type that can work with only one cartridge, remove one after the other (closing back the lid/cover) to determine which in the set (black or color) has become incompatible. At the instance the incompatible one is removed and you close the lid, the blinking will stop (for printers that can print with one ink cartridge only). Just replace the incompatible one and start printing again. In most cases the issue is always with one cartridge. But if both are affected, you have to replace both. Because of this type of problem, always keep used cartridges somewhere safe; they come in handy for this type of troubleshooting.
ii. The Cartridge electronic panel is dirty
The electronic panel on the cartridge that makes contact with the cartridge carrier inside the printer is dirty and needs cleaning. This electronic panel is front part of the cartridge with copper “dots”.
The Solution is to try to clean this panel with a piece of folded tissue paper soaked in a bit of methylated spirit. Also try to clean the area in the cartridge carrier/holder that makes contact with the cartridge’s electronic panel (Usually this is more difficult). If you cannot reach it with your fingers, use a stick or something with tissue wrapped around it. Allow to dry well and return the cartridges, close the cover. The blinking should stop if the electronic panel is the issue. Once the blinking stops the printer will print.
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
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