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Epson BX600fx (4 months old)tells me cartridges are empty even with new ones or says they can't be recognised and therefore no longer prints so I'm left with just a very bulky scanner and fax machine anything. Can you help? Regards

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Sometimes a new Ink Cartridge has a faulty chip built in.
This is probably what the problem is here.

Replace it by taking the printer to where you bought the new cartridges and have them replace with new cartridges and make sure they work BEFORE you leave the shop.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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I have just replaced the black ink on my epson sx210 and it is not recognising it.The other cartridges are empty. Could this be the problem?


Taken fro the epson site where they describe how to print in black only


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You will not be able to obtain black ink only printing if any cartridges have run out. This is to ensure that air is not sucked into the print head (instead of the ink that prior to the cartridge running out was available) therefore potentially damaging the printer.


In order to function, the printer will require black and colour ink cartridges to be inserted with a certain amount of ink in each cartridge.

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My Epson 1400 is printing blacks green. After gray 40 % all my gray and black is coming out green. what can I do to solve that, and please don't tell me to chane my printer I just boughted it 4 months ago.


The printer is using your color cartridge to print black and greys.
The black cartridge must be empty and will need to be replaced.
The color cartridge has depleted one of the primary colors required
to print black.
Both cartridges will need to be replaced

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Hi There this will work for lots epsons gave it a try nothing to lose.
You can download this from my website.
Main features.
SSC Service Utility allow you to do many amazing things with Your Epson printer :
1) Work directly with CSIC in Epson Stylus printers cartridges.
2) Reset or rewrite any chip using special addon device.
3) Freeze internal ink counters.
4) Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges.
5) Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all Epson inkjet printers, powerful cleaning mode.
6) Hot swapping of cartridges supported.
7) Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full).
8) More then 100 different Epson printers supported
This allow many people with high printing demands to save some money (program works with both black and color cartridges).
Up to day this software works under Windows 95/98/ME/2K2/XP with both the LPT and USB printers.
Download Free
Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/sscserve.exe
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My Epson DX8450 won't recognise the magenta cartridge, and say's all the others are only 1/4 full. They are all brand new epson cartridges.


Hi there you can download this from my website.
Main features.
SSC Service Utility allow you to do many amazing things with Your Epson printer :
1) Work directly with CSIC in Epson Stylus printers cartridges.
2) Reset or rewrite any chip using special addon device.
3) Freeze internal ink counters.
4) Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges.
5) Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all Epson inkjet printers, powerful cleaning mode.
6) Hot swapping of cartridges supported.
7) Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full).
8) More then 100 different Epson printers supported
This allow many people with high printing demands to save some money (program works with both black and color cartridges).
Up to day this software works under Windows 95/98/ME/2K2/XP with both the LPT and USB printers.
Download Free
Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/sscserve.exe
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks
All files on my website are only there for a limited time


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Unfortunately, all cartridges must be used in unison. In order to print one color you can usually go into your settings and set it to black and white only, but some models will not even do this. To be frank, these Epson models have a horrific reputation on the Internet for not recognizing cartridges, only printing 10's of pages before the ink runs out, and just general overall problems. I am sorry, but I would professionally suggest buying the cheapest Kodak/HP/Brother at Wal-Mart over even trying to troubleshoot this model at all.

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The problem you are describing with the yellow cartridge sounds like ink starvation possibly due to a clogged print head or an air bubble in the print head. Since the machine is so new I would contact HP to get the print head replaced. As for the magenta cartridge, exchanging it for a new one at the store you bought it from should fix the problem. It sounds like the chip on the one you have is either damaged or wasn't set to read full ink levels.

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Hi, this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart from buying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to prevent the coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are not used for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epson recommends printing at least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Printing in black only option will only work if the colored inks are OK. Whenever the printer is turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inks get used over time even though they are not used for printing.

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Im sorry to inform but yes, Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head. Therefore, once one of the cartridges are expended, the printer signals you to replace the cartridge in order for printing to continue.

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