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How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Remove all of the new cartridges you had installed and re-install the old (empty) cartridges that worked. Restart the printer, this should remove the not recognised error (and tell you some are empty).
Make sure the cartridge chip is clean, free of ink smear and debris. Verify that the cartridge is seated in the printer securely. Push it down hard until you hear a click.
Reset Button Models

It is usually on the top right-hand side of your printer, near any digital display screen that the printer may have, and where the button used to turn the computer on and off is also located. Find the button marked Pause/Reset on the row of buttons on the control panel.

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.
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.
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.
The common causes of “General Error” are: Something in the path of the printhead (like bits of paper or something that`s been dropped in) Incompatible cartridges (Printer can`t/won`t recognise them) Autohead Cleaning & insufficient ink in cartridge(s) [PX/TX700W <-> Artisan 837 models]
The common causes of “General Error” are: Something in the path of the printhead (like bits of paper or something that`s been dropped in) Incompatible cartridges (Printer can`t/won`t recognise them) Autohead Cleaning & insufficient ink in cartridge(s) [PX/TX700W <-> Artisan 837 models]

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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Epson Stylus Photo R230(2 red indicator blinking)
ANSWER : 2 red indicator blinking

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Epson Stylus Photo R230 – flashing red lights fix
ANSWER : REDLIGHT

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Epson Stylus Photo T60 paper jam
ANSWER : paper jam

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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 error code 10000160
ANSWER : Well here I am 4 years later and have the exact same error code and can’t find an explanation anywhere. Is there anyone out there who knows where to find a list of the error codes with what they are? Would be nice to know something so I can make a informed decision about what my options are.

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Epson, sudden cannot recognise cartridges error
ANSWER : Hi, I have exactly the same problem than you, I’ve been trying to solve it since 6 months. I have an Artisan PX730 WD, and the genuine cartridge can’t be recognized all together. And status monitor indicates same thing than you.

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Epson Stylus PX810FW
ANSWER : You could have air in the tubing/print head.

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Epson Stylus C90 (Red Light Continuously Blinks)
ANSWER : It looks like General Error occurs. Check for foreign objects inside the printer which may block the movement of printhead carriage, paper feed, etc.

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