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Epson XP-830 won't accept new ink cartridges

Q: Epson XP-830 won't accept new ink cartridges

Have tried: re-seating, cleaning with alcohol, turning printer off and removing all cartridges then turning back on. First tried buying new cartridges,in case the other new ones were defective but same error message. Any suggestions? (None of these cartridges are refills, all new and original Epson manufacture.)

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Preferred Solution: Epson XP-830 won't accept new ink cartridges

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Epson XP-830 won't accept new ink cartridges

There was a firmware update for this printer released on Jun 6, 2018 (see here). I'd recommend trying the upgrade, if you haven't done so already, and then see if they're recognised properly thereafter.

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Hi, My Epson printers R300 and R200 have finnally stopped working. The only problem is that I have a box of ink cartridges for them,I am thinking of buying a new epson printer, dose any one know what new models the ink cartridges would be compatible with.
thanks john
 

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Hi, My Epson stylus 895 printer goes through colour cartridges pretty often and the price of original Epson replacements is a nonsense, so recently purchased some third party cartridges ('PRINT-RITE' ever heard of them?).
The black works fine, but the colour one, which is not listed on the box as being compatible but came as a pair with the black, will absolutely not work. It fits in the socket ok, absolutely free of chaffing and forcing in, but the printer display gives an error message and refuses to let anything be printed, even in just black with black selected in the menus. Running with no colour cartridge gives the same response. Went through the menus and properties screens but all changes lead to no success. The fussy 'Epson status monitor' which notified that the cartridge was not installed properly looked like a culprit, but disabling it, then even uninstalling the drivers still lead to no response. I even tried taking the little circuit board of the front of the old cartridge and put it in the new third party one, but still the printer seems aware that the new item is not genuine and will not print anything, even though there is no driver or mechanical issues apparent.
My question is, is there any way to get this incompatible cartridge to work? Can the printer be fooled into taking a perfectly good but non-original item? And what the hell is going on??????

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A:Printer wont accept third party cartridges, even with a bit of scalpel work

You may need one of these chip-resetters from e.g.
http://www.123refills.com/epson-resetter.html
http://www.dpsoft.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/40
http://ink-cartridge.inkfilling.com/show_epson-resetter.html
 

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I need new ink cartridges for my Epson Stylus Photo RX500. Are the cheapies off the internet for $6.95 or so good or should I stick to the regular Epson cartridges & pay the higher price?
 

A:Solved: Epson Ink Cartridges

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Hi

I can't seem to get the cartridges to stay in the middle for me to remove them - they always shunt off to the right and take my fingers with them....

Thanks

Mike
 

A:Solved: Epson C40 - How do I get out the Cartridges ?

Q: How do I replace an ink cartridge when an ink low or out condition occurs?
A: Make sure the printer is on but not printing. Raise the printer cover, then press down the Maintenance button for six seconds until the print heads move to the center. Pull up the empty ink cartridge clamp all the way. The cartridge rises up from its holder and should be disposed. Unwrap the new ink cartridge, being careful not to touch the green chip on the back of the cartridge, then remove ONLY the yellow tape seal from the cartridge. If you accidently remove anything but the yellow seal you cannot use the cartridge or it will damage the printer. To install the new cartridge, tilt the ink cartridge forward slightly as you lower it into its holder. Hang the tabs at the back of the cartridge on the hooks on the holder clamps. Don't place the cartridge tabs under the hooks on the holder clamp; you may damage the clamp when you close it. Install the ink cartridge and press the Maintenance button to begin charging the ink delivery system. Charging takes about a minute and is complete when the power light stops flashing and the error light goes out. For more information on installing an ink cartridge please refer to your Start Here Poster or your Printer Basics Manual.
 

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Please help me install after market print cartridges.
Epson Stylus CX4600
iMacG5 OSX Ver 10.3.9

Ran out of black ink. Replaced w/Epson black cartridge. Printed a few
copies, then it wouldn't print because it ran out of yel magen & blue also.
Unlike HP printers' 1 colored cartridge, Epson requires 3 indiv cartridges @ $40. That seemed excessive, so ordered after-market G&G at 3 for $18.
Received Yel Magen & Blue cartridges. Removed insert block on G&G . Shook gently and Set cartridges in printer easily.

I now have one new black Epson and 3 colored G&G cartridges. However, nothing would print out. G&G instructions indicated that Epson has a 'smart chip' installed to stop me from using aftermarket cartridges.
I was advised to over ride chip the following way:
First try: I uninstalled the Epson Driver and then reinstalled it. No print.
2nd Try: Uninstalled entire Epson software, reinstalled it. No print.

I don't know what next to do to activate the printing process. I'm sure it's easily done or they wouldn't sell aftermarket cartridges. Can anybody direct me? Please be specific as I'm a novice. Thank you. Fransey
 

A:Aftermarket Epson print cartridges

This great little app may help:
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
 

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Do any of you guys have expierence using these? Last time I replaced the cartridges in my Epson 760 I had a hell of a time getting it to print right again, I think I did the head cleaning and nozzle alignment like 4 or 5 times before it cleared up. The company I order all my ink from (cause I can get them for $2.95 for black and $4.95 for color) sells cleaning cartridges for just a bit more.
I was just wondering if these things are worth it? My printer is working fine now, but if it gets bad again and these work it might be worth it.
 

A:Epson Printer Cleaning Cartridges

I have an Epson 900, and I too have had problems with the heads becoming blocked.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with cleaning cartridges because you're not supposed to remove and refit ink tanks on Epson printers (the seals are use once only).

This essentially means that you should only be using the cleaning cartridges when it comes time to replace your ink tanks. However, your print heads are likely becoming blocked while the ink tanks are still full, due to not using your printer for long periods.

That being the case, together with the fact that you are using cheap ink (as I do), I have found it better to simply print a full colour article, such as a web page, every week or so, just to keep the print heads clear. Those head cleaning cartridges are use once just like your ink cartridges, so I don't feel they are worth getting. If your print heads ever become dried out, then not even a cleaning cartridge will unblock them.

I'm sure that you've already heard the saying 'use it, or lose it'. That applies to Epson printers more than to others, as the print heads are separate from the ink tanks, and are designed to last the life of your printer.

Edit: When you fit new ink tanks, then try and do it quickly to prevent the heads from drying. Your printer should go through a priming process once the new tanks are fitted, so you shouldn't be getting problems with blocked heads due to fitting new ink tanks.
 

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I have an epson XP-830 printer which take 410 & 410XL cartridges. When I replaced the OEM 410 cartridges with EZink remanufactured placement cartridges they worked fine just like the OEM cartridges. As far as I can tell after a firmware update I now get an error message "Ink Cartridges not recognized, replace the cartridges".
I have replaced all with EZink remanufactured placement cartridges and still get the same error message "Ink Cartridges not recognized, replace the cartridges". I have removed the cartridges pulled out the power plug for 5 minutes plugged it back in. When prompted to install cartridges I reinstalled them, hit proceed and same results, error message "Ink Cartridges not recognized, replace the cartridges". Is there a way to roll back to the previous firmware version? Anyone will a solution?
 

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Hi all

I have owned my Epson R300 since January and have done a lot of colour printing with it since. I have only ever used genuine cartridges in it and up until recently haven't had any problems. A few days ago I tried to print something, and it came out a sickly greeney-blue colour. I did a nozzle check and discovered that neither of the magentas was printing. I had only changed the cartridge about 3 weeks before hand, and when I checked the level of ink, every cartridge was still showing above 75% ink left. I did several nozzle checks and cleans, and tried printing off images that were mainly pink. The occasional horizontal line of pink came out, but only about 1% of the image that should have been pink, came out pink. The rest came out yellow - I imagine that the pink that it should have been would be a mixutre of the yellow and magentas. I just bought a new set of cartridges reluctantly (they're so expensive, I hate having to change two when they should still be good for a lot more prints). I changed the two magentas, and on the nozzle check, they now come out, but the cyan is no longer coming out. Obviously it's a problem with my printer and not the cartridges. I have always changed the cartridges when the printer tells me to, which is usually all 6 at the same time, so I don't think I have done anything wrong there. I am loathe to swap out the cyan cartridge in case it fixes that problem, but stops another cartridge from working. I hate knowing tha... Read more

A:Epson R300 - colour problem with certain cartridges

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Hi Folks,

I purchased clone cartridges (rather than expensive ones that said 'Epson' on them,) but the printer has proprietary software that refuses to recognize generic cartridges. I get an error message saying that the cartridges are not Epson and need to be replaced. The first time I popped a clone in, I was able to bypass the message and got it to print anyway, but now it absolutely refuses. I've read a couple of posts on discussion boards by people that are able to use generic cartridges in their Epson R300's, and a couple of posts where people have similar error messages and can't print, so I don't know what is going on. I even tried re-installing the driver. I'm running Windows XP.

Does anyone out there know a fix for this?

Help!
 

A:Epson R300 won't recognize generic cartridges.

I would guess that there is a hack out there somewhere, but unless you can access it you are stuck buying Epson cartridges.
 

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Is anybody aware if Epson Printers have their Ink Region coded? I live in Japan and recently bought a Epson CX8400, US model, for my wife. When I bought the Printer I ordered extra ink for it. Now she is finally out of ink and instead of ordering the ink, it is much easier for me to go out on the local market and purchase the ink at our local electronics store. But before I can do that my wife is very adamant that Epson Ink made in Japan for Japanese printers will not work in the US model I bought her, even though it’s the exact same model number for the ink. Can anybody shed some light into this? Will Japanese Epson ink sold in Japan work on US Model Epson printers?
 

A:Solved: Epson Printer Region Coded Ink Cartridges?

If the cartridge type and model number are identical, i see no real reasons as to why they won't work together.
 

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Hi,

Does anyone know the name of the 'printer' forum, specific to Canon and Epson as I recall, that deals a lot with resetting cartridge chips and manually refilling the cartridges? I used it a few years ago, but can't for the life of me remember its name.

I don't want to break any rules regarding promoting other sites, but this really was a site for printer pros and it gave me a lot of help.

I had a lot of info on the site that I didn't print out or save the links to.

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I recommend buying Refillable ink Cartridges

Most people think that original cartridges are always the best but this is not the case when it comes to the revolutionary refillable cartridges available from inkreloaded.com which feature an extraordinary architecture which actually allows you to print better then the original cartridges and since there is no sponge, these cartridges will last you a lifetime!

Refilling cartridges the traditional way is a messy hassle that no one wants to do. InkReloaded refillable cartridges make reading instructions and drilling holes a thing of the past. For most refillable cartridges, you don't even need to remove them from the printer to refill them! Simply take out the plug and insert your inkreloaded refill bottle with a special no mess bottle designed to fit into the hole in the cartridge for easy, effortless refilling!

The cartridges include an auto reset chip to bring your ink level back up to 100% after every refill so you wont get any annoying messages about an empty cartridges. InkReloaded refillable cartridges turn out to be the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to do your printing. No extra trips to the store, no pollution, no need to buy chip resetters or ink cartridges that cost you over $50 every time you run out of ink! The answer is InkReloaded Spongeless Refillable Cartridges. InkReloaded truely made refilling easy.
 

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Audio jack from laptop only accept the first device introduced and if i want to exchange headphones with speakers the speakers dont work,but if i restart and insert the speakers work very good,please tell me how to solve the problem 

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My printer says I ran out of ink for only 1 of the ink cartridges but the other's are fine, but since this 1 ink cartridges isn't full of ink, I can't print, why can't I print, using the other ink cartridges? Do I really have to go and waste money buying 1 cartridge in order to print?

A:Printer Cartridges Ran Out of Ink for 1 Cartridges

??? What is the make and model of the printer??

One thought, if the ink cartridge that is out of ink is a color cartridge, switching to print in non-color (black and white) MAY work. On some others I've seen if you are getting an out of ink notice, the only way to clear it is to replace the ink cartridge.

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My printer says I ran out of ink for only 1 of the ink cartridges but the other's are fine, but since this 1 ink cartridges isn't full of ink, I can't print, why can't I print, using the other ink cartridges? Do I really have to go and waste money buying 1 cartridge in order to print?

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Since I was last on the forum I had problems with the computer continually blinking all the time, as if programme was running in background continually. I had installed Secunia PIS and believed that it may have caused the problem. I then had problem uninstalling Secuni and found that I was able to sort it out using “REGEDIT” in the Software section “user_software” and “machine_software”, click and deleted the programme.

The continual “blinking” saga is still there. But, at the same time I am having problems with printing any documents with the Epson C90, which would take at least three minutes to complete the spooling and printing function. I didn’t have this problem before. I spoke to Epson support and sadly they were no help, except to advise me to uninstall and reinstall the programme.

I thought that possibly my WORD programme could be part of the problem, which is WORD 2000 SR-1 that is fully updated to SR-3. I then uninstalled WORD and reinstalled WORD as per Microsoft Download site for software, and printing problem was still the same.

I also have an Epson TX110, I decided to install the TX110 and use it as the “default printer”, but the same printing problem existed. I then decided to uninstall all EPSON printers completely via “ADD/REMOVE”. The EPSON Software was listed under many components. I “REMOVED” each component, one at a time, but the following four components wouldn’t remove and kept on coming up with and ERROR messages stating: “Specific ... Read more

A:Epson components of Epson Printer Software Will not REMOVE

I still have the blinking computer saga, but I was able to ADD/REMOVE the four problematic programmes by doing this:

Click Control Panel – ADD/REMOVE

Programme won’t remove/uninstall and an ERROR appears stating “specific module not found” or any other form of ERROR Message that stops the component being uninstalled.

Steps (Before doing anything on each step, back up and restore):

(1) Go to Microsoft Uninstall Problem Trouble-shooter KB2438651 or later version, and RUN the “FIX IT” download, and if it doesn’t “FIX IT”, then do the following steps.

(2) Click START, go to RUN, type in REGEDIT and go to:
HKey_current_user-software and then find FOLDER and DELETE Folder.
Hkey_current_local_machine-software find FOLDER and DELETE folder.

(3) Go to Hkey_local_machine-software-microsoft-windows-current version, then click (+) for UNINSTALL, scroll down to programme-RIGHT CLICK-DELETE.
(Note: The programme or whatever you are trying to remove from ADD/REMOVE many not be listed under its NAME, then highlight the individual “registry keying information” one at a time and the NAME will be listed in the right column, then RIGHT CLICK and DELETE. Keep going down the “registry keying information”, highlighting each as you go find the name of the problematic programmes, and deleting.

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The Epson Perfection Scanner 1250 which is installed on my PC with Windows XP SP2, used to work but no longer does. I have re-installed the scanner software from the CD supplied with the scanner, but when I try and use it I get a message : Epson Twain 5 Scanner Model not supported by Epson Twain. Any suggestions?
Will
 

A:Solved: Epson Perfection 1250 & Epson Twain %

I spoke to Epson. They told me to download a new driver. Shouldn't be a problem, but first I have to install Winzip. I think it is best to regard the problem as Solved. Will
 

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Since I was last on the forum I had problems with the computer continually blinking all the time, as if programme was running in background continually. I had installed Secunia PIS and believed that it may have caused the problem. I then had problem uninstalling Secuni and found that I was able to sort it out using “REGEDIT” in the Software section “user_software” and “machine_software”, click and deleted the programme.

The continual “blinking” saga is still there. But, at the same time I am having problems with printing any documents with the Epson C90, which would take at least three minutes to complete the spooling and printing function. I didn’t have this problem before. I spoke to Epson support and sadly they were no help, except to advise me to uninstall and reinstall the programme.

I thought that possibly my WORD programme could be part of the problem, which is WORD 2000 SR-1 that is fully updated to SR-3. I then uninstalled WORD and reinstalled WORD as per Microsoft Download site for software, and printing problem was still the same.

I also have an Epson TX110, I decided to install the TX110 and use it as the “default printer”, but the same printing problem existed. I then decided to uninstall all EPSON printers completely via “ADD/REMOVE”. The EPSON Software was listed under many components. I “REMOVED” each component, one at a time, but the following four components wouldn’t remove an... Read more

A:Epson components of Epson Printer Software Will not REMOVE

I have taken further steps from many answers found on the Google search engine.

(1) I ran Microsoft fix-it on uninstalling problems,and I fixed one EPSON item that wasn't neither of the components that are still listed on ADD/REMOVE.

(2) I went REGEDIT Hkey-Local-Machine-Software-microsoft windonw- current version-uninstall and scrolled down to those EPSON components, and hit the DELETE button.

(3) I then went to C Drive-Programme Files and clicked on three EPSON files that were still listed and deleted them.

I assumed after all of that it would remove all in total, but those entries are still listed on the ADD/REMOVE population. Any idea how to delete these, or even if they are there and it appears that all EPSON components have been DELETED, would it be okay to download the TX110 printer again?

Thanks and regards

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Hi I am hoping that some one can help solve this problem for me we have just upgraded our computer and it has windows 7 as the OS we used XP previously.

The printer / scanner works fineas a printer however my problem is that the scanner part will only work with windows fax scan, I used to scan using epson scan on the old computer and I find this much more flexable than the windows fax scan. however it will not run on the new computer. I have down loaded the 64 bit driver (as we are using windows 7 64 bit) and installed it but when I try to start epson scan I get " epson scan cannot be started" " try trouble shooting" which I have done and have set the compatibility settings to use XP service pack 3 and run as administrator. And this does not help.

Can anyone offer some suggestions how I may get this to work and also explain the solution in step by step process as i only have a basic knowledge when it comes to computers.

Thanks
Jason

A:Epson cx3900 and epson scan

You can try some freeware graphics programs that have scan support such as
http://xnview.com/en/index.html
and
http://www.irfanview.com/

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Okay, so I recently purchased a printer, but I'm not sure what type of ink cartridges I'm supposed to buy. Do you guys think you could help me out? By the way, it's a Canon Multipass C5500.
 

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Hi
This may not be th place to post this thread but I don't know who else to ask.
I am currently buying a new printer and was buying some ink cartridges for it. I was wondering how the same ink cartridges can have different levels of ink in them when advertised on the internet. The ones with more seem to be cheaper as well.
Any ideas?
Thanks

A:Ink cartridges

Mfg can put as much ink in the cartridge as they want. When you buy a new printer that free cartridge is usually onlfy half full, read the fine print.

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I have a dried colored cartridge and can't get it to run, I got the black to work. Any ideas
 

A:Cartridges

I will guess that you are asking about a printer's ink cartridge. When they dry up they need to be replaced. You can probably get one in a local store, or you can search for a source on the internet. Just put PRINTER INK into the searchbar of Google or any other search engine.
 

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ok how do they know when they are empty (page counts, ink level etc.)

if you refill a cartridge and it doesn't get filled to what the manufacturer considers "full" wouldn't this effect the sensor? I just had a cartridge act like it was empty (cleaning and priming didn't solve the banding) - and this was a cartridge I had filled from before. I injected ink and the printing was fine. I can't say how many CCs got into it but I did 2 injections. Perhaps 10-20 pages got printed and suddenly to low ink indicator is flashing (Epson 440 for those who care). I don't know if this is accurate or whatever ...
 

A:ink jet cartridges

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I'm sure I will get disagreement but here it is.

I have been using 3rd party ink cartridges for years now and enjoy the savings. They are often only 20% of the cost of replacement cartridges from the printer manufacturer.

Arguments against third party cartridges are the following:
Print quality is inferior.
I have made comparisons and have not found significant difference, although the quality of glossy paper does make a difference for photos.
They do not last as long - do not print as many copies
I have not observed this in any significant way. Even so, not compared to an 80% reduced cost.
Print fades over time
Perhaps, but so what. Today we are getting away from saving hard copies anyway.
Using these cartridges may damage printer over time
Perhaps, but by that time you can buy a new printer with your savings.

Maybe I should keep this revelation to myself. I do not want printer manufactures to raise the prices of printers to compensate.
 

A:Ink cartridges

Also, if used while under warranty that will void said warranty.

I tried using the ink cartridges from Staples for my Canon printer to try to save some money but I couldn't stand the smell of the ink. It was terrible. Never had a chance to make any other observations as I went back to the Canon ones very quickly.
 

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HP is wearing me down. I’m sick of little windows telling me “low on ink” and “wrong cartridge” because I’m using generic cartridges that are much cheaper and hold much more ink.

But I’m at my wit’s end and when ink is needed next I will buy HP cartridges just so I won’t have those annoying alerts all the time and have my three year old F2120 printer disabled.

Any ideas or suggestions before I bail??? Thanks.
 

A:HP Ink Cartridges

you should be able to stop the HP startup thats monitoring the printer

it will be in startups
Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> msconfig
startup TAB

what listed there with HP in the name or the directory -
 

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This may not be exactly what you would call a hardware problem, but this board is as close as I could find. A very small problem, but I'm still curious. I tried refilling the cartridge on my HP5510v yesterday, bit it would not accept any ink and just oozed out the top of the cartridge. I assume that this has something to do with the fact that the cartridge is filled with some kind of foam. The refill kit that I have is supposedly for my cartridges, so I don't know if something just went wrong, or if I wasted my money on the kit. At first, when I installed the cartridge into the printer, it would work for a while, and then the printer would complain. The last time, it claimed that it was the wrong cartridge, and would not budge, despite my attempts to fix it. I bought some new cartridges today, which seems to have made the printer happy, but I would prefer to not need to keep paying those kinds of prices. Any hints?
 

A:Ink Cartridges

I am by no means an expert on ink cartridge refilling but i have a friend who does it and we have discussed the problems he has ran into from time to time.

From what he says the main think you have to worry about is the type of ink you use.

He said that he has bought ink specified as for his printer from 3 different vendors and got different ink from each. The main difference being the viscosity of the ink itself. Too thick and it either doesnt completly soak the sponge or it gums up your parts, too thin and it drips and leaks.

I would suggest trying a kit from a different manufacturer and seeing if you have better luck.

I personally got sick of dealing with ink and went out and bought a laser printer.
 

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I refilled the origional cartridges thet came with my hp photosmart all-in-one, The machine would not recognizethem or run them. I contacted hp and was blown off! what's going on? how can the maCHINE KNOW I REFILLED THE CARTRIDGES and refuse them? I wanna know- I feel cheated and I'm angry! HELP!THE PRINTER IS A 4480 SERIES. THANKS
 

A:HP printer cartridges

Thanks guy- but- that doesn't explain why the just used and just refilled hp cartridge isn't accepted! Try again-please!
 

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I had problems when I refilled (with 'Filljet') my own Cartridges on my Canon 550 kept telling me were empty, tried alsorts and ended up buying new....(generic anyway and all ok again)....and I followed the instructions carefully but noticed in the instruction booklet, my printer wasn't listed....spose that was the problem...!! any ideas...?
 

A:Canon cartridges

Canon made at least two different "550" printers, an i550 and and MP550.

If you have the MP550, I believe that it uses chipped in tanks. The tanks have small printed circuit board with a counter/memory integrated circuit chip that is accessed by the printer to keep track of ink usage. The chip needs to be reset when the tank is refilled. The generic tank suppliers typically reuse original Canon chips that they have reset.

If you have the i550, I do not believed that is used chipped ink tanks and you should be able to refill the ink tanks without problems.
 

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Hi,

I drilled a hole on the top of my ink cartridge and filled it with ink, then I put some electrical tape over the hole. But, the ink drips out of the other end (the bottom part which goes into the printer). How am I supposed to stop it from dripping?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Refilling ink cartridges - Ink comes out the other end...

the fact its dripping out still means that it is not air tight in the cartridge any more, by drillin a hole in it you have destroyed the cart, most have a double layer skin with a vaccuum between them...kinda like double glazing, by drilling in you have lost that vacuum..
 

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I have recently replace the ink cartridges in my HP printer/scanner/copier 1317 with cartridges from TEASCO, an English supermarket. The cartridges were fine until yesterday, when my laptop displayed the message thatthe cartridges were incomaptible. There was also an error message on the printer saying to check the cartridges. The ink levels are fine, I just cannot print. I have tried cleaning ther contacts but still nothing. Any suggestions?
 

A:HP PSC 1317 ink cartridges

HP printers don't like having third-party or refill cartridges used in them.

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Using WIN98 SE and HP 932C deskjet printer. Tried reloading the ink cartridges and it seemed to work. However, the refilled cartridges do not register the new ink level; they still read "empty." The manufacturer's (IMS) booklet says to place tape on the upper four contacts, it didn't work. They then say place a second unused cartridge in first, where does one obtain one.

Met some HP reps and questioned them. They claim that HP adds metal particles to their ink and the stated methods will not work. Can someone explain how I might reset the ink levels on the printer?
 

A:reloading ink cartridges

try reinstalling the drivers
 

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i am having several problems with my hp 932c printer. #1-after i try to print something and the paper goes thru the printer then the printer tries to print a test page. don't know why-how can i eliminate the printer trying to print a test page? #2-i have refilled my black cartridge several times and have always been able to print after doing this except this time. now i can't & i don't know why not. right after refilling this time it wanted to print and started to but got to about 1/3 of the way down on the page and it started to fade and then nothing. why is this happening? #3-if i try to print something and use the color cartridge it only prints in a pinkish color-don't know why this is either or what i can do to hep. with all of the above i have gone to the hp toolkit and cleaned, did the immediate clean and also the prime function - nothing helped. any suggestions from anyone?????? i want to say thanks for the few times i have used this forum - i have always found everyone helpful and very prompt in their response. thanks to all of you who help us who don't know a lot about these computers
 

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Does anyone know of a good place to get ink for a Lexmark X83 ink cartridge so I can refill? I have tried a few and not having any luck. Colors don't even begin to match the colors of the original ink in cartridges. I love the pictures I have been able to print with the Lexmark X83, but the cost of the ink cartridges just make it not a reasonable cost to incur. Would appreciate some help with this. Tks
 

A:Ink for refilling cartridges

I have used ink from MIS for years and like their quality: www.inksupply.com
 

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I have a HP DeskJet 640C printer, and usually run WH Smith catridges. Recently at a fair I purchased a pack of 3 Ryman cartidges, the packaging clearly labelled 'suitable for HP 640C'. You've guessed -- they won't work. Physically identical to HP & WH Smith cartridges, the computer ignores them, and states that the cartridges are not compatible with the printer. Ryman are ignoring any communication. [Take note]

Does anyone have a workaround for this? Is it possible to make them work?
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A:HP 640C Cartridges

Welcome to TechSpot

AFAIK the HP49 (colour) = Ryman 4009
and the HP29 (black) = Ryman 2009
the same as for a HPdeskjet 690C which I have.

Did you take off the insulating tape over the copper nozzle?
 

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Another printer problem:

I have an HP Deskjet 4480 with recycled ink cartridges in which I never had problems printing from XP. When I bought another computer that had W7 and hooked up the same HP, it printed fine. However, I just replaced the old cartridges with new (recycled) ink cartridges, and I am getting an error. Could it be that they are just bad cartridges?

Thanks - ACES

A:Recycled Ink Cartridges

HP cartridges have electronic data strips that could be damaged and give bad data. Then again, it could easily be a bad cartridge. Since the recycled cartridges are fairly cheap, I would just try it and see how long it does last. If it doesn't last as it should, I would consider finding an alternative supplier of the cartridges.

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Looking for a new printer.

I am seeking a simple basic printer. That uses only 2 ink cartridges - BW and Color.

I used to use all Epson. But now all I see are 4 ink cartridges and printing stops when one ink cartridge is empty.

Any simple printers out there. Inkjet. All-in-One. Anything?

Anyone?

A:Any new printers that use 2 ink cartridges?

Inkjet Printers - Best Buy

There are a few listed there.

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Dear TGs
I have a HP 5550 and recently I re-filled the colour cartridge,this cartridge does not have an intellegient chip which will make the cartridge continue to show empty if it is re-filled,yet the cartridge still shows empty,but the black cartridge shows the true level,or it did! ,when I re-filled it, the same thing happened,it shows empty in spite of being filled till the ink oozed out of the holes,a full syringe.
I updated the driver on-line and re-installed but it made no difference.
I know it is no big deal knowing the ink level,but out of curiosity, how do the chips which are on some cartridges tell the the level,is it by weight or what.
I also performed what HP call the 8/4 test which is supposed to return everything to their original settings but no luck.
Anyone else had this problem?
Thanks for any help.
Tom
 

A:Print cartridges

Tom: I moved your thread to the hardware forum, where I hope you get a quicker response.
 

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I have an Epson printer. Has anyone tried using generic black ink cartridges? Thanks.
 

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hmr516 said:

I have an Epson printer. Has anyone tried using generic black ink cartridges? Thanks.Click to expand...

I don't know about Epson but I recently for the first time bought a generic from Office Max for my HP952C and it sprayed all over the inside of my printer ruining it. My advice, always buy factory cartridges.
 

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Hello everyone! I've been browsing the internet looking for sites with decently priced ink cartridges, compared to the $60 I usually have to shell out at the store. However, some of the ratings for these sites are throwing me off. I'm concerned I might end up purchasing a defective cartridge and have to go through the hassel of a return. So I'm just hoping you guys might have some favorite sites for purchasing ink cartridges? BTW, I have an Deskjet 812C HP printer.

And is there a huge difference, in terms of quality and # of prints, between a new cartridge and a remanufactured one?
 

A:Cheap Ink Cartridges?

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The number one refilling problem is waiting too long to refill my cartridge. When I don't fill up my cartridge right away, the ink will dry and clog the micro holes at the outlet of the printer head.
 

A:Dried Out Cartridges - Need Your Help

There is really no fix. Refilling cartridges is only productive when you use the ink quickly.
Otherwise, you can ruin your printer.
Store-bought inks have special chemicals which reduce drying, and help prevent clogging.
I have seen a lot of add-ins, and cleaners, but never have I seen any which work well enough to jusitfy the cost.
Tell us more about the printer, and where you get your refillable inks.
 

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Looking for a place to get good inexpensive cartridges for a lexmark X4270. Have a ton of printing to do and trying to savea little money. Anone who can direct me to a go place?? thanks in advance.
 

A:Lexmark Ink Cartridges

for me, i went to office max...i have an older 5150 for my dads setup..it was about 50 bucks for black and color combo.
 

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Hi

I actually have an Epson CX3500 printer it uses 4 individual ink cartridges, but when one runs out of ink I can´t keep printing, even if the black one stills full I can´t print neither black text.

I rarely print in color so I have to be buying color cartridges when I just print in black.

My question is:

Do all new printers have the same system, that you need ink in all cartridges for printing?
Especially in the Canon MP160 or MP180 which I think i'll buy if they work with just one cartridge

Thanks
 

A:Printer ink cartridges

All of the ones I've worked with are like that, but perhaps someone else has more experience with them???
 

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This ain't a forbidden topic here, I'm guessin'...

Has anybody here had any luck doing this? I've tried re-filling my Lexmark black (that's all I print), and it's worked, although I cannot print on the hi-speed, low quality setting. The quality isn't good at all, as it is with a new cartidge on the same setting.

Also, does the pc 'read' any identifier from the cartridge? I see some 'communication' references in the printer properties settings...
 

A:re-filling cartridges???

TRS-80 vet said:

This ain't a forbidden topic here, I'm guessin'...

Has anybody here had any luck doing this? I've tried re-filling my Lexmark black (that's all I print), and it's worked, although I cannot print on the hi-speed, low quality setting. The quality isn't good at all, as it is with a new cartidge on the same setting.

Also, does the pc 'read' any identifier from the cartridge? I see some 'communication' references in the printer properties settings...Click to expand...

An old high school friend has a company that does that here in Canada. I buy new cartridges to avoid the problems you are having.
 

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I own an HP 5550 inkjet printer which I've had about 2 years now and overall I'm quite pleased with it. The one thing I don't like is the cost of ink! It doesn't take me long to go thru a black cartridge. I'm partial to using HP ink and would rather not use refill kits or off-brand ink. I've been buying my cartridges wherever there is a sale and I can get a good price. I've bought from Sam's Club, Office Max and from others, but was wondering if anyone has found a reliable online site that has good prices. Is anyone aware of a place like this? Thanks.
 

A:Cost of Ink Cartridges!

I always manage to buy genuine cartridges on eBay for 1/2 the price whenever i need them.
 

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