Epson 2880 Black Ink Switch Problem

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Epson 2880 Black Ink Switch Problem
Nov 9, 2009

I'm sure others of you have discovered this particular weird behaviour on the r2880, but I just encountered it. I had been printing with the PhotoBlack cartridge, but then I switched to the Matte Black cartridge and it worked fine after the requisite "charging" interval. But when I went to switch back to the original Photo Black cartridge, the printer would not accept the cartridge. The resulting error dialogue really didn't spell out the issue. Since then, I have discovered on line that if the cartridge you took out has less than 1/3 left, when you try to put it back in, the printer will not recognize it. Apparently this is by design. Seems stupid to me, and it wastes 1/3 of the ink you had in the cartridge. Epson should be ashamed! Have any of you figured out a way around this? Any way to fool the firmware into accepting the 1/3 full cartridge?

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