New printer cartridge won't print. Thought I was going to save money by buying "off brand" ink. Installed cartridge and computer told me it was not an Epson did I want to install anyway and I said yes. Big mistake. Quality was bad. Removed cartridge and purchased Epson. Installed the new one and it won't print. (Black) I've cleaned the heads and re-aligned. Nothing.
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Remanufactured cartridges have too many problems. I have be using refillable with auto-reset chips and never have a problem. Google- refillable cartridges and be sure to use the proper ink, dye base or pigment. It makes a difference.
I get the feeling Epson has their printers programmed to shut the pumps down on those who use any ink or cartridge other than theirs. If they didn't have such a short life, I wouldn't mind using just theirs. But every couple of days? Of coarse I would to try to find a way to not go broke by using alternative methods. Well, the black ink stopped, even after Inserting an original. But I'm not going to fix mine. I'll just buy a better brand with a larger ink capacity. Gotta get that money.
The most likely cause is the print head nozzles are blocked with dried ink and inserting new ink cartridges won't fix this problem. You need a new print head. Print heads are not cheap, you may be better putting your money towards a new printer.
I've had nothing but problems with Epson cartridges and drying up of ink. If the cartridge is a little old, say a few months, then don't be surprised if its dried up. especialy if its in warmer weather near a window.
If its new, then make sure that the tape is remved from the cartridge [obvious but I thought I'd mention it].
Also, its expensive, but you shodu lonly use genuine Epson ink cartirdiges adn not genreic brands or refills.. having spent coutless hours reparing ruined printers because someone thought they could save a few bucks.. it ain't worth it in the long run.. buy the genuine ink adn use good quality paper..
clean also the tab circuit to the printer maybe it suffered loss connection.. ________________________________________________ unplug and plug your printer...and try to wipe the cartridge on a wet cloth ..to determine that there is a ink going out on it...
They cut costs on Epson compatible cartridges by using low quality ink and chips or not resetting the chips at all. Sounds like you got cartridges that the chips were not reset on so your printer thinks all the cartridges are empty. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and I would never recommend purchasing compatible Epson cartridges from anyone. I would buy refills of Epson brand cartridges and make sure the seller reset the chips.
Take the cartridge out and put it back in then try to print, if it is still the same try cleaning the print heads>control panel>right click on c66 and go to printing
preferences>maintenance tab>print head cleaning>do it 3 times and then try to print
epson printers won't really print if one cartridge is not detected or detected as empty. the only option that i can suggest to you is that, buy a continous ink kit at any ink refilling station in your place. i highly recommend that dont leave a cartridge empty with ink cause it might clog your printhead. using a continous ink system's cartridge is auto reset, whenever the printer says that the cartridge is empty, it will automatically resets itself. ink refill kit comes with 100+ml of ink per color i think. and it is much cheaper using original epson ink.