Problem with replacement ink cartridges

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reid1
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Hi,
I've been using an Epson R300 for a number of years now and touch wood no problems till now last night I was in the middle of printing DVD sleeves and about to print on the disc when the epson monitor pop up box said it did'nt recognize the yellow cartrige.
I checked it seemed ok, then the next minute all cartridges were not recognized.
I've not been able to get the printer to reset.
I'm using compatible cartridges from Morrisons which I have used for some time with no issue.
Is it a case I will be forced to go on to Epson inks or will it require a complete set change of compatibles. Anyone had this happen to them, if so how did you resolve it?
John R.

foxvideo
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I used non Epson inks in both my R300 and later an R200 for years, I used the BOGOF offers from Bigpockets - worked out around 80p per cartridge - Yes, I occasionally had the problems you've got but usually I just replaced the whole set of 6 and all would be fine.

Recently added a CISS system for £22 from eBay to my R200 and never looked back! Have now got an Epson P50 with CISS (and waste ink trap - £10 from eBay) and I'll never have to buy another ink cartridge again.....!

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

H and M Video
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Same here. Used nothing else but compatible ink cartridges on an Epson EPS900, Epson R300 and currently for the past year a Canon MX850 from Internet-Ink.co.uk and never had any problems to date.

Just a guess but could it be that the overflow is full?

Harry

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Fergie
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I too have used nothing but compatibles for years.

My R200 had the same problem at times in not recognising the replaced cartridgees and then recognise it but not recognise the other five. I could get it working by removing all the cartridges and then switch the printer off. Restart and re-install the cartridges.
It worked for me.

Sadly though, I think it was just a prelude to the printer giving up the ghost and a few months later, after many years of loyal service, my R200 died on me.

Now have an amazingly good printer though, the PX 710W. Photo quality that would knock your socks off (or something like that).

Cheers.

               
                  Fergie
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reid1
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Hi Guys,
thanks for the replies. Unfortunately tried pulling them out and starting again no joy.
I may have to replace the set complete and try again, if that dos'nt work then I'm looking for a new printer to print on to discs as well as general stuff.
So I will get a new set tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed.
cheers
John R.

Tony Carter
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'if that dos'nt work then I'm looking for a new printer to print on to discs as well as general stuff' - John, if it should come to a replacement, I can only echo Fergie's praise for the Epson PX710W. Tony C.

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Roy
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I've had no problems with using Pro-Jet compatible ink cartridges with the Epson R300 since the printer came on the market. I did read somewhere on this forum some time ago that after a few sets of replacement inks, you should use Epson original inks to avoid clogged heads and then go back to replacements. How effective this is I don't know as fortunately I've never had to try it.

Michael Wade
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John R, to reset an Epson Printer press Stop, Maintenance and Power at the same time - or so some printer guru claimed on the net. I haven't had to try it myself so no guarantee it will work but might be worth a go if you are on the point of dumping the printer.

H and M Video
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John'

Have you solved this problem. After having a trawl of my HD's I have located the file for resetting the Epson R200 which I used on the R300 and is still working after about two years. Can send it either by e-mail or by post. I am in West Lothian.

Harry

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