I replaced an ink cartridge, but my product shows that the ink is not recognized. What should I do?
The ink cartridges may not have been installed using the correct procedure, or they may not be seated correctly. Follow the instructions below to correctly install and reseat the ink cartridges.
Note: This product is designed to use only genuine Epson-brand ink cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly. Please replace any non-Epson cartridges with Genuine Epson cartridges.
- Turn on your product.
- Select Next > Start.
- Open the printer cover.
The print head moves to the left, allowing access to the blue tabs on the ink cartridges.
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage your product. Do not touch the flat white cable or the metal bar inside the product.
- Remove all of the ink cartridges. For each one, push in the blue tab until it clicks to unlock the ink cartridge. Then lift the cartridge as shown to remove it.
Warning: If ink gets on your skin, wash it thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If ink gets into your mouth, spit it out and see a doctor right away. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
Do not remove any labels or seals, or the ink cartridge may leak. Do not touch the areas shown here. Doing so may prevent normal operation and printing.
- After you've removed all of the ink cartridges, reinsert them one by one. Insert them at a slight angle as shown, and press each cartridge down until it clicks into place.
- Close the printer cover and select Completed on the LCD screen.
The print head moves to its home position, and the product starts charging the ink. This takes a few minutes. When you see a completion message on the screen, ink charging is finished.
Do not turn off the product while ink is charging, or you may not be able to print.
If your printer still does not recognize the ink cartridges, please contact Epson Support.