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Two Cartridges of 4 Not Recognized (new, empty-chipped)

I have an Epson Stylus C84. After running out of black ink, I ordered an excellent kit with empty chipped cartridges, ink, chip resetter, etc (and cleaning kit). A few months ago I successfully filled and used the back cartridge, then a few days ago the cyan one, but yesterday, when I did the same routine with the yellow and magenta cartriges, I got a message with the Epson Utility stating that those two cartridges are not recognized.
I unplugged the power cord and printer cable, took the yellow and magenta out, used the resetter, put them back in, plugged the power cord and cable back in...
No luck!
Tried it several times, still no luck. They snapped in place ok.
They are new, so I don't see how there could be 2 damaged chips(?) Any ideas would we greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

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No matter what you do, it will not recognize it.
Brother and Epson's require original epson ink.
Good Luck.....

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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    resqdogz May 28, 2012

    Epson and HP lost a major lawsuit over this issue (the use of "generic" after-market inks), years ago - and had to compensate users (through rebates/discounts on future purchases if I recall): Is this their effort to circumvent that court's decision??? If so, it seems to be illegal!

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