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Printer Problem

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#1 mihangel


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 04:45 AM

Hello, I've tried Googling for this but to no avail.
I use a Epson DX3850 printer, Its working fine but i get an annoying
warning when I try to print anything "Your ink cartridges are not genuine Epson"
And then goes on to tell me how using' Blah Blah' will affect my warranty.
I do use compatible cartridges and have ignored the warning but it is
trying my patience.
Does anyone know of a way of disabling the warning?
I know buying genuine Epson genuine cartridges would be a solution :flowers:
but my rather slim wallet would disagree :thumbsup:

Thanks in advance for any help Mihangel

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:34 PM

They basically sell the printers for cost. They make their money on the ink. So they're going to make it hard as heck to substitute. If it still prints after the error message, you're lucky
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#3 mihangel

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:42 AM

I suppose i'll have to put up with the annoyance then :thumbsup:
They do provide a way to disable it but only at the cost of disabling the printer status moniter,
ink levels, cleaning, head alignment.
Bit of a cheek really dictating what inks i use.

Regards Mihangel

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:10 AM

I just sidelined my HP all-in-one because I was tired of buying a pair of $70 cartridges all the time.

They aren't hard to refill, but they only seem to work for a short time before I get "check the right cartridge" or "check the left cartridge"

Then I read on HP's site that the little copper bumps on the cartridge will wear even if the cartridge isn't being used! So if you're just using black ink to save money, you'll have to replace the color ink as well. It's all 'bout the money. Meanwhile, my older HP printers chug along nicely.

I replaced with a Lexmark, and I'm hoping that the refill process goes better, though I've had problems with them in the past as well. (And don't even talk to me about Brother . . .) Part of the trick is refilling before they get dry.

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