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Cabling problem?? hello there. I have an epson c42ux printer. while trying to open my printer case so as to remove and wash the pads.. ive got a cable(thin plastic) connected to the base of the catridges off. so i put it back again and now I have both the red and green light on.(no flashing). when i run the utility it says insert original epson catridges and dont recognize anymore the catridges i was using. is the cable causing the problem or should i try new catridges..???? anyone can help plz...

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  • wonderboy16 Apr 30, 2008

    i placed the cable the right way up and it went in correctly.. hmm a ressetter? i have got the ssc utility but it says device not found.. i have selected c4* series and printer is on and recognised by computer... :(

  • wonderboy16 May 02, 2008

    well i dint removed the cables... while replacing the casing back... i noticed the little cable detatched... i think i did that in carelessness...

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Buy a new printer !!

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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Perhaps that the cable isn't put in the way it should , but it could also well be that you need a chip resetter for epson cartridges to let it recognize the cartridges correctly

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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    dirk boon Apr 30, 2008

    i myself as a systembuilder have never tried to clean printerpads by removing the cable, are you sure that the cable is good , that there is no bend or knick in on of the signal ways?

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