Epson inkjet printer not recognising cartridges

  techieuseless 02 Sep 12
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My Epson SX400 all-in-one is nearly 3yrs old. Since nearly new I've used same compatibles (Jet-Tec set of four) from same firm. After one cartridge ran out I found replacement wasn't recognised & promptly rejected the other three already installed semi filled cartridges. A new set was no more successful until I ended up with 10 full cartridges that were not recognised. I tried installing one at time, cleaning printheads and reinstalling driver. Is it a case of replacing a part in machine or time to scrap the whole device?

  ams4127 02 Sep 12

You will probably need a "Chip Resetter" tool. You should be able to find one on Ebay for about £10 - £15.

  techieuseless 02 Sep 12

Thank you for this quick response. Another learning curve for me!

  woodchip 02 Sep 12

Check this out also

Click Hear for Reset Tool

No warranty as to integrity of site but there are a lot on the net under Google Reset Tool for your printer

  Muergo 03 Sep 12

I don't know the construction of Epson cartridges but on my Canon, when I used to run compatibles I used the chips off genuine ones to stick onto the compatibles.

I only use genuine ones now as I found the quality far superior for colour.

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