Epson Stylus Photo R800

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If your printer is not detecting the cartridges, there might be the following possible reasons: The cartridge chip is dirty or damaged. They are not compatible with your printer. They are not installed properly.
Epson Printer Doesn`t recognise a new cartridge

This is to ensure it has clicked in place properly. If this doesn`t work, remove and inspect the cartridge chips. Clean away any dirt or ink that may be preventing it from being recognised. Refit and check if this has solved the problem.

Step 1: Unplug your Epson printer. Step 2: Use your computer to process a printing job before turning your printer on again. Step 3: Plug in your Epson printer. Step 4: This process will override the ink cartridge settings and print out the document.
The ink cartridges may not have been installed using the correct procedure, or they may not be seated correctly.
Incompatible cartridge errors may appear when there is a communication breakdown between the printer and the chip on the cartridge. If your printer is turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer. Keep the power plug unplugged for 60 seconds, reconnect the power cord to the wall, and turn on the printer.
All cartridges must be installed with ink for printing and printer maintenance. For print quality, some ink remains in replaced cartridges. Designed for EPSON cartridges only: Other brands of ink supplies are not compatible and, if described as compatible, may not function properly or continuously.
Check the box your printer came in. Most printer boxes clearly display which cartridges are compatible with the printer right on the box. Find your printer model on the manufacturer`s website. The appropriate cartridges should be listed on the printer page.
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).
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!
Find the button marked Pause/Reset on the row of buttons on the control panel. Press and hold the button down for at least three seconds to clear the print job and reset your printer so you can start printing again. Try printing again. Repeat the process one time if you still experience printer errors.
A1: When an Epson printer is in an error state, it indicates that there is a problem or issue preventing the printer from functioning properly. It could be due to various reasons such as paper jams, connectivity issues, software conflicts, or low ink levels.
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.

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