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    non-epson printer cartidges not working?

    hi all,

    need some advice and assume plenty on here have bought non-authentic printer cartridges so may be able to help!

    bought some from a well know auction site, for my epson r285, when i've fitted them the ink light just comes on and wont go off, when i try to print it shows that there's ink inside and they are full, but says it reccommends genuine epson ink cartridges and wont print.

    can anyone help, do these cartridges actually work, as others on e bay seem to have got them to work fine.

    thanks in advance!

    12 Comments

    Banned

    have you tried turning printer off and on? i never use the real cheap inks anymore, i had nothing but trouble with them

    Did you replace all the cartridges at the same time? Some Epson printers don't like a mix of genuine and compatible (mine doesn't - Epson SX215) in at the same time.

    Dave

    Original Poster

    yeah turned it on and off, also replaced them all at the same time.

    it's just saying they are not compatible. :-(

    Banned

    are you sure you have purchased ones that are deffo compatible with your printer

    I have had similar problems with non HP cartridges. Guess not all the cheaper ones are as good as they say.

    Original Poster

    sassie;8467334

    are you sure you have purchased ones that are deffo compatible with your … are you sure you have purchased ones that are deffo compatible with your printer



    110% positive, i have my bad days, but i'm not that bad!

    Banned

    talldav;8467379

    110% positive, i have my bad days, but i'm not that bad!



    sorry, was just checking, i have purchased the cheap ones off ebay, and they never worked, or worked for a day and then stopped, i only ever use Jettec now, they are brill, not as cheap as some, but far cheaper than genuine inks

    try a newer driver

    Original Poster

    sassie;8467450

    sorry, was just checking, i have purchased the cheap ones off ebay, and … sorry, was just checking, i have purchased the cheap ones off ebay, and they never worked, or worked for a day and then stopped, i only ever use Jettec now, they are brill, not as cheap as some, but far cheaper than genuine inks





    nice one will have a look at jettec, thanks. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    leemole101;8467467

    try a newer driver



    how do i do that??

    Banned

    talldav;8467485

    nice one will have a look at jettec, thanks. :thumbsup:



    do not buy off ebay, they arent cheap on there, i always buy off cartridge monkey and go via tcb for some cahsback, dont know if they do jet tec for your printer

    just checked and no they dont, for mine they do them for about £7 and have a 100% extra ink in them and bogof

    Original Poster

    Ok am going to do a bit more shopping around, getting the 'legit' one's costs more than a new printer!
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