Epson is a well known brand known for their ink cartridges which work pretty well. Many of our valuable customers have encountered issues regarding the ink cartridges. When they try to print in color, the printer only seems to print out black text as an output. If it is so, the problem essentially lies in the memory chip of the ink cartridge. The issue with this chip signals an empty ink cartridge to the printer and hence the printer does not print.
If your epson printer is continuously showing ink cartridge empty status, you will need to reset the cartridge. Here is why :
WHY SHOULD YOU RESET INK CARTRIDGE
Refilling an ink cartridge includes taking an original cartridge and refilling it manually with ink and installing it on your epson device. However, if it is still showing that your cartridge is empty, that calls for a need to reset it manually.
The low alert ink system in the Epson printing product might produce wrong messages if you do not refill ink tanks as per the user guidelines.
HOW TO RESET AN EPSON PRINTER INK CARTRIDGE ?
Following are the ways to reset ink cartridge in Epson printer:
â— Use the cartridge reset tool (Cartridge chip reset)
â— Use the SSC service utility for Stylus printers
â— Swap cartridge chips
â— Unplug Epson printer
1. RESET AN EPSON INK CARTRIDGE THROUGH THE CARTRIDGE RESET TOOL
Cartridge reset tool is a small plastic tool which is equipped with pins. All the user has to do is to press the pins on the resetter. A specific chip resetter must be used with a specific printer model.
Following steps must be performed for the reset :
â— Take the cartridge out from the printing machine.
â— Align the cartridge with the guide marks on the resetter tool.
â— Then, press the reset tool pin for at least 10 to 15 seconds till it is set.
â— When you notice a green light blinking, it indicates that the process of resetting is over.
2. RESET INK CARTRIDGE WITH SSC SERVICE UTILITY
The SSC Service Utility is a solution that can work with the chip which comes along the stylus printer cartridges of Epson. This software supports a maximum of 100 print models but is not compatible with the newer ones.
This can be used to replace cartridges in real time and reset Epson chips and the internal ink counters in the device.
In addition to that , it also allows you to reset the protection counter and hot swap printer cartridges of the various models that it supports. It also enables you to carry separate cleaning of blackheads and color for Epson Inkjet printers.
3. RESET CARTRIDGE BY SWAPPING CARTRIDGE CHIPS
This solution among the three is supposed to be used if the above two do not work for you.
â— For swapping, you will need a pair of full cartridges and a pair of empty ones.
â— Then, refill the empty cartridges and remove the chips from the full ones.
â— After that, place these chips into the refilled cartridges.
4. UNPLUG EPSON PRINTER
A very general way to reset an ink cartridge on your Epson printer is to Unplug it. This also fixes certain cartridge issues. Follow the given steps to perform this process:
â— First and foremost, unplug your printer.
â— Now, process a print task before switching your printer on.
â— Then, plug the printer.
â— These steps override the cartridge set configuration and printing of the document.
WHERE IS THE RESET BUTTON IN EPSON CARTRIDGE ?
Reset button is equipped in many Epson cartridges including the Epson 78 etc. the reset button is very convenient to find.
â— Turn the cartridge to the direction where you can locate the microchip.
â— Now , using the end of a paperclip, press the reset button present above metal contacts in the center.
HOW TO RESET AN EPSON INK CARTRIDGE - AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
In recent times, everybody seems to have a very busy schedule. If you are one of those people and do not have the time to refill the ink cartridges, you can buy Non-OEM refills. Non-OEM stands for not original equipment from the manufacturer. These are refillable cartridges which are not as expensive as the original ones but they still have a chip on them so the Epson printer can read them.
These cartridges have automatic reset chips. They support various refills before another cartridge needs to be bought by the user. The process of refilling and resetting will differ with different manufacturers but that won’t be an issue since there is generally a user manual provided with them.
THINGS TO TRY WHEN EPSON PRINTER DOESN’T RECOGNIZE THE CARTRIDGE
Many people might encounter the issue that their Epson printer fails to recognise the refillable cartridges, so they are unable to print. It is also the case in some Non-OEM cartridges. Some causes for this problem might be :
â— Cartridge has been installed without turning the power ON. Here, the printer is unable to read the cartridge.
â— The printer has erased all the prior code.
Some things that might help in fixing this problem are :
â— Installing non-OEM cartridges before they are empty.
â— Putting OEM cartridges back and altering them using the prompt on the display.
â— Removing every cartridge and letting your Epson printer run without any cartridge