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After Market Cartridges

Does not acknowlege them. Have to use Epson.

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Re: After Market Cartridges

When the generics are installed black X's should on the ink monitor cartridges and they show empty. I have used generic these same brand in the Photo Stylus R220 without any problem I wish I kept that printer. There is another person having the same problem these two printers were purchased at the same time. Thanks for your help.

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Re: After Market Cartridges

Does it say you have no ink installed or just that it would rather you not use them.

If it does not even show you replaced the ink try a different supplier.

Another question. Have you used after market ink before successfully?

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Try a different brand. Find one that works and try to stick with it. One should.

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