I've been using compatibles for some time now in my Epson DX 8400 with no problem. Just recently it has started to come up with the "can't recognise cartridge" message, with no option to continue anyway. I've taken cartridges out then put them back to no avail. It seems to pick on one colour at a time. I did replace one with a new cartridge, and it appeared to be OK and went through a printing process, but there was nothing actually printed. Then it selected another colour which it didn't recognise! I've disabled the status monitor, but that made no difference. Has anyone got any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
All I can add to this is that I have been using compatible cartridges for many years with no complaints. I enjoy paying ND inks a fraction of what I would otherwise need to pay PC world for the original Epson cartridge!
Based upon my experience, jason.p your problem is likely to be one associated with the printer software itself as you eliminated the possibility of it being just a faulty cartridge by changing it?
I'm inclined to agree Manrow. I've also been using compatibles on several Epson printers for a number of years without any problem. In view of the fact that I did manage to persuade it to go through a printing sequence, but with no ink getting onto the paper, I wonder if there is a problem with the print head itself, or , as you say, the software. Perhaps I'll try and re-install the software. Can't do any harm, the thing is useless as it is!!
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