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Replaced cartridge, unrecognized

I replaced low cartridges with Epson brand refills. Can no longer print anything. All three colours (from batch 6901MC1) show as out of ink.

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  • coldgreen Jan 07, 2008

    Changing the 3 new cartridges with 3 different new cartridges works now. Appears it was the batch because not one of the 3 cartridges out of that batch ever worked. Will return to vendor.



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Try removing the cartridges and unplug the printer.
Plug it back in and try to install the cartriges.

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CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from overseas) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors or permanent PRINTHEAD damage (especially for 3rd party inks which contain volatile organic compounds or VOCs). We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of Epson original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!

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