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Epson printer CX8400

Printer will not operate unless I use Epson ink cartridges. How can I bypass this 'blackmail' rule?

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  • lovetokiss19 Aug 16, 2008

    I agree. i have never had so much trouble putting ink in a printer. i will go back to the one tri color cartridge printers.

  • Gillikins Oct 02, 2008

    My Epson CX8400 is just a week old, ran out of color ink & when I replaced cartridges, NADA! Still have a bit of the original black left, but don't know what will happen when that's gone. Heard there's a patch available that will fool the printer into thinking Epson cartridges are installed, but haven't found it yet - am looking....



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The best solution to the Epson CX8400 is to replace it with a more customer friendly printer

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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Let me know if you find it--my computer and the printer show that my ink cartridges are full, but blank paper comes out when I try to print.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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Epson stylus cx8400 will not print black, how do I fix


From the Epson web site:
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Can the printer still print if an ink cartridge is expended or not installed? A: No. The printer will not operate if any cartridge is expended or removed. It's best to always have extra cartridges on hand.
I do this for fun not $$$.
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Oct 16, 2011 | Epson Stylus CX8400 Series

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I have an epson cx8400 and i replaced the black ink cartridge but theres an error message saying that i need to replace other ink coartridges. I just want to print in black, how do i bypass the error...


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i have this link below that gives you allinformation about your Epson printer. specifically the manual , required for review to address the issue with the ink cartridge error.

Run a Printer Check A printer check will help you determine if the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series is operating properly. 1. Turn off the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series and your computer, if connected. 2. Disconnect any connected USB cables. 3. Load plain paper in the sheet feeder. 4. Press Setup. 5. Select Maintenance and press OK. 6. Select Nozzle Check and press OK. 7. Press cx7400_cx8400_ug.1.109.1.jpg Start. 8. The Epson Stylus CX8400 Series begins printing the nozzle check pattern. • If the page prints, your Epson Stylus CX8400 Series is operating. Your problem may be caused by your computer, cable, software, or setting selections. Check for additional solutions or re-install your software. If the pattern on the page has gaps, clean or align the print head. • If the page does not print, the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series may have a problem. Check for additional solutions. If they don't work, contact Epson.

general= http://www.epson.ca/cgi-bin/ceStore/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=90342


manual = http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/cx84__/cx84__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

Nov 13, 2010 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have an Epson CX8400 and have replaced the Epson ink cartridges with non-Epson ink cartridges. This has worked in other Epson printers I have owned, but this printer keeps coming up with error messages...


It sounds like the cartridge chips are incompatible so you've probably been sold/sent the wrong cartridges.

It's possible that the printer you have is a later version with an updated firmware which has been programmed to refuse cartridge chips that were compatible with the first printers produced of this model but as the CX8400 is a relatively old printer I'd be a bit surprised if that were the case.

It's also possible that the cartridge chips are badly aligned, soiled (ie: dirty), or that the contact wires in the printhead (the thin/delicate wires that make contact with the chip when the cartridge is installed) are damaged.

Easiest way to tell if the cartridge chips are the problem though is to get a completely different cartridge, preferably some originals and see if they are accepted or not.

Hope that helps.

Martin

May 21, 2010 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Is it possible to refill cx8400 ink cartridges?


I think the answer is yes - lots of ads on ebay for relevant supplies....
i.e.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Compatible-Bulk-ink-Refill-kit-for-Epson-CX8400-CX9400f_W0QQitemZ350323645007QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPrinter_Accessories?hash=item5190ea9a4f

Note : May be easier for you to check your local ebay with search words <cx8400 refill kit>

Hope this helps

Mar 04, 2010 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Epson CX8400 ink cartridges run out early


Epson gives you a miserable 12 ml of ink. Then it reports empty when there is still 10-15% of the ink left. I saw someone set up a brand new CX8400, print a single 4x6 photo and it said he was out of cyan. I use reusable cartridges from http://www.ccs-digital.com They hold 20 ml, which is 2/3 more ink. The chips automatically reset to full if you take the cartridge out and put it back in, so you get to use every drop. The ink is in a separate container inside the main cartridge. When it's really empty, you pop out the ink tank and pop in a new one. The tanks are under $3 each. I think this is brilliant because it's like refilling only it avoids the risks and mess of refills.

Jun 14, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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CX8400 not recognizing new cartridges


I had a problem with one of my Epson ink cartriges and called the company and they replaced it for free. Also many companies that sell knock off ink cartridges now have fixed the problem and now they are recognized by the printer.

Mar 18, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have an Epson CX8400 printer and I just installed new ink cartridges (genuine Epson)all four and I get the error message "cannot recognize ink cartridges".


Try the following:

1. double check the part numbers of the cartridges and also their expiration date.
2. reseat the cartridges
3. after you place the cartridges back, close the scanner part and press and release the stop button.
4. If same issue, either an issue with the cartridge(s) involved or the printer itself

Hope this help

Feb 25, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer error


Did you remove all shipping blocks and the plastic tape on the cartridges?

Jan 31, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink


Remove and Install Cartridges Be sure you have your replacement cartridges handy before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones. Caution:
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability. 1. Turn on the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series. If a cartridge is low or expended, you see a message on the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series LCD display screen. If a cartridge is expended, you must replace it to be able to print. If a cartridge is low, you can continue printing until the cartridge needs replacement. If you’re replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series LCD display screen, press Setup, select Maintenance, and press OK. Then select Change Ink Cartridge and press OK. 2. Open the scanner. 3. Open the cartridge cover. 4. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight up to remove it. Dispose of it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it. Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. 5. Before opening the new cartridge package, shake it four or five times. (Do not shake a cartridge after opening the package; ink may leak.) 6. Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green chip on the cartridge. 7. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge. Caution:
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak. 8. Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place. 9. Once you replace all the necessary cartridges, close the cartridge cover and push it down until it clicks into place. 10. Close the scanner. 11. Press OK to begin charging the ink. This takes about 2 minutes. When you see a completion message on the LCD display screen, ink charging is finished. Caution:
Never turn off the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink.
If you see an ink replacement message on the LCD display screen, press OK and press down all the cartridges securely.

If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series with the label facing upward. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area, and do not store the cartridge upside down.

If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the cartridge.

Nov 10, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Expson CX8400 All-in-one printer


I had a problem with one of my Epson ink cartriges and called the company and they replaced it for free. Also many companies that sell knock off ink cartridges now have fixed the problem and now they are recognized by the printer.

Jul 11, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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