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Magenta light blinking on epson r1800e....

I have an epson r1800 printer with a bulk in system installed, everything was working fine until my ink run out. i ave replaced the ink and it seems it does not recognise that the ink has been replaced....i want to know if i need to reset it manually, i have even bought a new cis system and it still says the ink is empty, is there anythin i can do...i really will appreciate some help on this issu

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Re: Magenta light blinking on epson r1800e....

Hi, i had the same problem with my r1800. It said that the ink were not genuine and after about 1000 trys turning back on and off it eventually decided it didn't recognize any of the inks.
I had ti take it to the menders and they told me it was something to do with the sensors in the nozzles or something. Anyway i had to get it replaced.
I am now on my third r1800, all with the same problem luckily i got them all within the warranty. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

Re: Magenta light blinking on epson r1800e....

Read the manual, says something about turning off for 30 seconds and bac k on again will reset

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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