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Is there a workaround for using alternate brand ink cartridges in my Epson CX9400Fax printer? I have been using off brand cartridges in nthis printer for a while now but I just put in a black and it shows that it cannot recognize ink cartridge>

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You might want to try disabling the status monitor software that is installed with your printer driver.

To do this you

  • Locate your printer in Printers & Faxes
  • Right click and choose printing preferences
  • Choose the "Maintenance" tab (top right)
  • Locate the "Speed & Progress" button and click it
  • Tick the "Disable EPSON status monitor 3" box
  • Click on OK and then OK on the previous box
You should now find that any computer generated nags screens leave you alone.

This doesn't always work but it's definitely worth a try... Also worth considering that you have bought or been mis-sold cartridges that are not compatible with your printer... It does happen.

Hope that helps.

Martin

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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