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My C67 was giving messages that it had reached its end of service life and a "local expert" quickly resolved it for me & it has subsequently worked well. When I changed a cartridge for the first time since, it has decided to not recognise ANY of the cartridges (I have been using the same non-proprietry ones for over a year). Before, it used to ask the question "do you want to use this illegal" cartridge?", but now I cannot get it to even give me a choice. Help please...

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Sounds like your "local expert" has managed to convert the printer to a different model number (most likely a C68) and now the cartridges aren't being recognised as compatible.

This is going to sound nuts but while your printer is physically the same, Epson zone them so that they can control consumables in different economic areas... leeching as much as the market will sustain in each area.

In terms of a fix, that's tricky... your best bet would be to try and locate another C67 printer and use an adjustment utility to backup their EEPROM (the memory in the printer) then try restoring it to your printer.

It could work but it is VERY risky and could cause other problems with the other printer so think long and hard about how far you want to go.

Sorry I can't give a definitive fix but it does sound a lot like that's what's happened.

Martin

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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