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Epson r230 please help

Replaced black ink cartridge and after that had no ink level readings, said all empty. i had 2 generic cartridges so i replaced them with originals. red ink light is continually on . i also took out all cartridges and inserted them again with no luck. carriage also doesn't move back to correct position
hope you can help Chery

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    thanks for help cheryl

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If its not recognizing the branded and generic cartridges it means that you are having a problem with the printhead of your printer. If product is within warranty call manufacturer for replacement. If not, suggesting buying a new one instead because printhead replacement is quite expensive.

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