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The ink cartridges may not have been installed using the correct procedure, or they may not be seated correctly. Follow the instructions below to correctly install and reseat the ink cartridges. Note: This product is designed to use only genuine Epson-brand ink cartridges.
Your Epson printer may have failed to recognize the new ink cartridge, or its ink level system has read it as empty. For numerous Epson printer models, there`s a way to bypass this built-in ink checking system through a quick cartridge reset. Raise the printer`s top cover and then hold the Ink button.
Remove the cartridges from your printer – switch your printer off. Using a piece of damp kitchen roll, gently wipe the copper plate on the cartridge. Allow the chips to air dry. Once the chips are completely dry, re-install the cartridges into your printer and switch the printer back on.
If the ink level is sufficient, but the printer still does not print black ink, you may need to run a cleaning cycle. A cleaning cycle is a process that cleans the printer heads and removes any clogged or dried ink.
Print Without Black Ink Epson Printer – Windows Setting

On the Printers screen, right-click on your Epson printer and select “Printing Preferences.” A new window will open. Select the “Main” tab and then locate the “Cartridge Type” drop-down menu. Change this setting from “Black” to “Color.”

Hey, you can reset Epson ink cartridge without resetter! As shown above, you can reset Epson chips by pressing and holding the button above the chip with a bent paper clip for 10 seconds.
Press the button on the chip-reset tool for several seconds until the LED light on the device goes off. Then, unlock the reset tool from the cartridge. Use the resetter with other cartridges and install them back into the corresponding slots in your printer. Voila!
Access the print settings in your print application. Click the Main tab. Select Plain Paper/Bright White Paper or Envelope as the paper type setting. Select the Black/Grayscale checkbox.
Clean the Cartridge Contacts: one of the most common reasons you might get a cartridge problem error when your cartridges are new and full is the contacts on the cartridge might be dirty or otherwise obscured from making good contact with the electronics in the printer head carriage.
Method 1 – Bypassng Ink Cartridge on Epson Printer

After opening the lid, hold the ink button down. When you find the ink holer is moving to its position, then open the cartridge`s lid which is having no ink. Close it again without removing the cartridge. Close the lid and start to print.

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epson xp-600 black ink
ANSWER : Epson printers are relentless for this. What happens is they often run out of ink quickly as they seem to eat up a lot of it. People often procrastinate buying the inks because they are expensive, the print head has drying ink in all of the small holes on the head. This glops up the very small holes and that’s where you get the lines.

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Epson R300 ink cartridge cannot be recognized HELP
ANSWER : Hi Donna

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Epson R320 says black ink is empty
ANSWER : I have this printer, and while your advice says a refill shop can reset the chip, I was told by a chip -resetter device seller on ebay that this particular printer won’t work with their chip-resetter. Are you sure about this? I am asking and knowing that you won’t send me an email when this is answered since you didn’t ask for an email when I registered. But perhaps I’ll check back

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Need help for cleaning epson r300, have a kit
ANSWER : Don’t worry about the paper towel. Keep the heads as far to the right as you can and the fluid will just go into the waste sponge underneath. There’s nothing you can damage with the fluid. I wouldn’t worry about the pad that got torn. Just insert the syringe in the nozzle and gently push the fluid down into the heads. This site sold tens of thousands of those kits and I guess the instructions were pretty good because there was never a single complaint.

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Epson 9800 dmzcompute needs help
ANSWER : On one of my epsons when i went to the menu and widened the platen gap it seemed to help the paper jam. Try that as well. Also they say cleaning the encoder strip & also making sure the encoder strip is clicked into place all the way. Hope some of this helps.

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Need help for Epson Stylus color 3000 print head?
ANSWER : I need help changing the print head in my Epson 3000 – I have 2 printers – one will not stay in alignment and the other black ink is plugged and I have soaked it and cannot get it to budge.

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Epson 7880 ink pump sucking ink
ANSWER : Not ink pump, but air pump, to put the ink feed under pressure.

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Epson Stylus C64 in problems, Help!!!!
ANSWER : a lucky tip – if all else fails and you don’t have a PC instead of a Mac, try what I did on my C63. When the head finished moving and both red lights flashed with a “general error’ message, turn off the printer power supply and physically slide the head from its rest position to the far left of the printer. This seems to re-set the “foreign body” trigger. Turn the power back on, the head slowly moves back to the rest position and hey presto the lights have stopped flashing and the printer works! Sounds clumsy but you have nothing to lose trying it, the cost of repair exceeds the value of a 10 year old printer.

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