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Epson rx595 cannot recognize ink cartridge

Epson rx595 cannot recognize new epson 77/78 ink cartridge. Can this error be overridden with reset or initialize?

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Just had this happen to me. Turned it off, turned it back on... nothing. In/out with the cartridge several times and when I blew on the contacts of the printer (where the little microchio on the cartridge touches) it finally worked. Did the blowing on the contacts help? Maybe, but more likely is that the it was just repeatedly trying to d oit before the machine figured it out.

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My solution since I had tried many solutions and felt like I had nothing to lose
was to use a barely damp q-tip with rubbing alcohol. I cleaned the contact
point where the ink cartridge sit in its slot. It worked for me.

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clean pins in cartridge holder with (lightly) damped lint free cloth
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