Not necessarily palinka. I have had 2 C42s fail within 4 months. But that may not be the problem with the C82 printer.
From your description this looks to me like the yellow tab has not been removed from the cartridge.
Or: It hasn't been installed correctly.
To force a cartridge change with an Epson printer: Open the lid, switch the printer on and as soon as the printhead starts moving to the left pull the mains cable out from the back of the printer. Now physically move the printhead to the "change cartridge" position. Take out the black cartridge, check to see if the yellow tab has been removed. Replace the cartridge, making sure it is seated correctly and plug the power lead back in again and switch the printer on. It should now re-initialise.