I have an Epson Stylus TX3OOF printer. I manually replaced the ink cartridges before following the prompts. Now the printer is displaying an error message and does not recognise the full ink cartridges.
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Regarding your recent inquiry about the Epson T071 ink cartridge error message ("Ink Light is red", "Cartridge Not Recognized", "Replace Cartridge", "Installed ink cartridge is expended." or similar cartridge/printer alert message) associated with your Epson SX200 printer, the cartridge probably has a mis-programmed smart chip...
NOTE: If you had the cartridge refilled, the cartridge chip must be reset. Re-programming, which typically yields a green light to show success, it does not always result in correct smart chip reprogramming. It is also possible they may have forgotten to re-program the ink cartridge. If a compatible/clone cartridge, it could be a reprogramming issue or defective chip (which is common). Or, such a failure could be an electrical failure of the ink cartridge itself*. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do from home....the chip(s) need to be re-programmed (at refiller) or replaced with a new cartridge from vendor.
*OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES OF FAILURE:
Either the external chip or internal ink sensor is electrically bad (the internal ink sensor detects if cartridge is really out of ink). If you return the cartridge to your retail refiller and they re-program the cartridge(s) a 2nd time but the "replace cartridge" message, or similar blocking message persists, then this is the likely cause and the cartridge will need to be replaced with a new one.
1) Confirm if this is just a nuisance/annoyance alert (i.e. "non-genuine" cartridge ) vs. an actual 'unrecognized cartridge' alert (i.e. Red X's on printer display / Windows pop-up message). Please visit the following Inkjet411 support page which will help you delineate the difference: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=73
2) On some Epson printer models you may need to scroll thru the menu options AT THE PRINTER'S CONTROL MENU (i.e. right arrow key) to help determine which specific ink cartridge is actually causing the 'Unrecognized Cartridge' error condition. On the other hand, for general 'non-genuine' cartridge alerts, typically you can bypass these errors by clicking thru the acknowledgement prompts or via the arrow keys: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
3) We suggest you remove all the ink cartridges, inspect the smart-chips condition (on rear side) and ensure there are no cuts/gashes or ink residue present on the micro-chip surfaces. To be sure we suggest you clean the micro-chip surfaces; click here to see 2 different pictures of this along with cleaning instructions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
4) If the error continues (following ink tank re-programming a 2nd time), then we suggest you install a new genuine Epson ink cartridge into the printer to verify the permanent PRINTHEAD is functioning ok. Here is how the PRINTHEAD works: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054
NOTE 2: Following refilled cartridge installation, your printer/computer may display an ink alert message such as "non-genuine cartridge" or "you have not installed genuine Epson ink cartridges" - these are COMPLETELY NORMAL alerts when using refilled ink cartridges. Press proceed/continue/accept/yes/OK to dismiss the prompt. In some cases you may have to scroll over using the arrow keys to dismiss the alerts. Additional alerts may be displayed the first time you go to print or copy - dismiss the alerts accordingly to resume normal print operations. For more information on Epson ink cartridge alert messages please visit: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from overseas) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors or permanent PRINTHEAD damage (especially for 3rd party inks which contain volatile organic compounds or VOCs). We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of Epson original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!
NOTE 3: If, after replacing the cartridge(s), with brand new Epson Original ink cartridge(s), is the only solution which corrects the problem, then you likely have a defective cartridge (internal ink level monitoring circuit), unrelated to the refilled cartridges. If, after replacing the cartridge, or cartridges, with brand new Epson Original ink cartridges, does NOT correct the problem, then you may have a defective PRINTHEAD (i.e. permanent electrical sub-assembly which the cartridges plug into). For more information please visit our support page which explains the natural degradation of PRINTHEADs over time: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2934
For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com
f you have
just installed a new cartridge and you still see an ink related error
message, the cartridge may be incorrectly installed. Follow these steps
to make sure the cartridges are correctly installed:
Make sure the Stylus CX is turned on.
Check the photo viewer screen to determine which cartridge is incorrectly installed. Then do one of the following:
If printer shows the ink cartridge is expended, press the Start button.
If the printer shows the cartridge is low on ink, press the Setup/Utilities button. Press the or button to select Press Start to change cartridges. Then press the Start button.
Press the Start button again.
Lift up the scanner, then open the cartridge cover.
attempt to open the cartridge cover when the print head is moving. Wait
until the cartridges have moved to the replacement position.
Press down all the ink cartridges until they click into place to make sure they are properly seated.
If a cartridge is properly seated already, you may not hear a click.
Close the ink cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place.
Close the scanner.
Press the Start button. The Stylus CX charges ink for about one minute and displays Charging Ink on the photo viewer screen until charging is finished.
Never turn off the Stylus CX while the Charging Ink message is displayed or you'll waste ink.
Press the Setup/Utilities button to return to the previous mode, if necessary.
Here is how to get the ink cartridges to move to the changing position on the R320.
1. Press the paper jam/ink button on the printer control panel. 2. A menu comes up. 1st item is ink cartridge replacement. Press OK button. 3. Another menu with ink cartridge replacement. Press OK button. 4.
Thats it, ink cartridges move to the changing position. Change your
cartridge as you normally would and follow prompts on screen to finish
I just like to ask to where specifically you can see the red light. It will
help us determine what cause the red light. To give you heads up as well, the
Printer's LCD screen can help us determine what exactly the offline condition
of the CX3200 is:
message: No color or black ink cartridge-->Press the Color Copy button to
install a new ink cartridge.
Solution: The indicated ink cartridge is not installed. Please install the
message: Color or black ink out -- >Press the Color Copy button to begin
replacing the ink cartridge.
Solution: The indicated ink cartridge is out of ink. You will need to replace
the necessary ink cartridge(s).
Message: Ink cartridge error -- > Press the Color Copy button to begin
replacing the ink cartridge.
Solution: There is something wrong with the ink cartridge. Make sure the
cartridge is genuine Epson ink. Also, try reseating the cartridge (remove it, and
then reinstall it).
Error Message: Paper jam or misfeed -- > Press the Color Copy button and
clear the paper jam by hand if necessary.
Paper is jammed. Check for any obstructions under the unit's cover, and in the
Error Message: Paper out -- > Load paper in the sheet
feeder and press the Color Copy button.
Solution: Load paper in the sheet feeder, and then press the Color Copy button
to continue printing.
Error Message: Scanner unit open -- > close the scanner unit
Solution: Carefully close the scanner and press it down until it clicks
securely into place.
Error Message: Scanner error -- > See your documentation and call service if
Solution: Press the ON button to turn off the Epson Stylus CX3200. Unlock the
transportation lock, if necessary. If it is already unlocked, toggle the lock
back and forth, 5-10 times. Turn on your Stylus CX3200 again.
Printer error -- > See your documentation and call service if necessary.
Solution: Press the ON button to turn off the Epson Stylus CX3200. Disconnect
it from power, and then reconnect it to power. Press the ON button to turn on
the Stylus CX3200.