I bought some compatible ink cartidges and the printer starts up but gives a warning "The installed ink list above is not ..."
The message seems cut off a this point.
The Continue prompt appears with the upside-down triangle but pressing the "Stop/Clear Settings" or OK buttons gives no response. It seems hung. Is there a mechanical interlock I can use to get at the print head to remove the cartidges, or how do I get it to continue and accept the cartridge?
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epson is crappy printers i know alot of people like it on repairing them i will never buy epson or brother ... anyways hopefully you have OEM/REAL epson cartridges.......otherwise it will give you an none or empty cartidges.
press the index sheet button and the scan button at the same time, you then get setup menu. use" >" to select "change ink cartidge". the ink cartidge will move to the opening position. lift the grey plastic clip at the back, and it will open towards you. then they just pull out
Highly possible that the "compatable" cartridges are not really compatable or that Epson has updated software or firmware to keep them from working. Try replacing with Epson cartridges or see if the non-OEM brand seller has a resetting device so the printer sees those cartridges as full.
Many "compatible" cartridges are badly manufactured or even labeld wrong. These can damage or block the connectors on Epson printers.
your best bet is go buy new ink and try them, then if it still dont recognise, you could buy some ink cleaning cartiridges and give them a try - Google "Epson Print Head cleaning"
Failing that go buy a new printer - Epson's are real cheap new.
I just started calling Epson's customer service line every time. They always offered to FEDEX new ink. I got tired of waiting for it to come and began returning bad cartridges to office depot where I had bought it and found out that they will take it back if it doesn't work. Now I've decided that some (a lot) of Epson's ink cartridges for the RX580 are bad and that I just have to keep trying until I get ink cartridges that work. I had tried the qtip cleaning, checking the ink/sensor connection, and making sure I had them snapped in tight. I've finally figured out it IS the ink. BTW, I always use the ink Epson reccomends, so it is definately that many of their cartridges are faulty. It's a pain to have to return them but as long as I can return and replace them and eventually have a machine that will print when I need it to, I can live with that.