R2880 Genuine Ink Errors
Just a heads up really.....
I bought my R2880 in July last year, and have just gotten round to my second (and last) batch of ink cartridges. Just Before xmas I installed a brand new Cyan cartridge only to have the printer reject it telling me it wasn't genuine, after much panicking and little help from epson, I was assured it was probably a faulty cartridge. Epson wouldn't support me any further until I purchased a 2nd new cartridge to test the printer. Unfortunately epson also woudln't take my broken cartridge back as its now past its warranty period. Wonderfull! Last time I buy stock up cartridges at home.
Anyways the long and short of it is that I grabbed a 9pin chip resetter from ebay and it did the trick. The cartridge was recognised right away after using it. Thought it might be a useful tip for anyone who comes across a dud ink cartridge in the future...
As a side note, I bought the R2880 CIS from Ron @ efillink and am intending to install it soon. (been putting it off till I finished all my cartridges). I'll let you guys know how it goes.
would you post the make and model of the chip resetter? i am sure that others here would like to know.
Its description on ebay was:
"Chip resetter for Epson 7 and 9 pin cartridges D78/R265"
there are a few on ebay still (looks like the same seller), one is this item #: 370138218321
Description of the Device:
Basically its a creamlike plastic box with 7pins sticking out of one side of it. There are some notches chisled out which allow you to attach either of the 2 plastic guide brackets to the box. These guides allow you to seat your either 7pin cartridge or 9pin cartridge correctly on the pins. A LED at the top of the box blinks RED when the pins come into contact with the cartridge chip, and after about 1-2sec turns static GREEN to notify that the reprogramming was successful. (From the instructions it says it goes static RED if it fails but I haven't experienced that yet.)
infact I just found an exact image of the device on google images:
It was a bit of a gamble on my part. I just looked for a device on ebay that was for epson 9pin cartridges, and supported the R2880. None of them mentioned the R2880, but as this was cheaper than a new cart, I thought I'd give it a shot. Glad I did.
hope that helps. Not sure how often these dud cartridges come up, but I'll not experience them again after I get my CIS installed
it probably worth mentioning, that I have no idea if it is caperble of doing a Ink level Reset on the R2880 cartridges, all I know is it managed to un-corrupt my dud Genuine cartridge.
If I can find my old empty cartridge I'll try resetting it to see if it shows up as 100%.
it probably worth mentioning, that I have no idea if it is caperble
of doing a Ink level Reset on the R2880 cartridges, all I know is it
managed to un-corrupt my dud Genuine cartridge.
If I can find my old empty cartridge I'll try resetting it to see if
it shows up as 100%.
Just tested on my empty cyan cartridge it goes to static RED. so doesn't look like the Resetter can 'Reset to Full' R2880 cartridges, just seems to manage to unblock dud ones
what a shame.
How many times did you try? These resetters can be a bit flakey. I have found with some cartridges that it can take several attempts to be sure to get the pins to line up with the chip.
That said, Epson are making it harder and harder to reset these things. Are you sure that the resetter you bought is intended to work with this printer?
How many times did you try? These resetters can be a bit flakey. I
have found with some cartridges that it can take several attempts to
be sure to get the pins to line up with the chip.
That said, Epson are making it harder and harder to reset these
things. Are you sure that the resetter you bought is intended to
work with this printer?
tried at lease 20times with this empty cartridge.
before when I tried it on my unrecognisable new 100% full cartridge it went GREEN light status in one go.
The resetter didn't state it'd work with the R2880 cartridges, like I said it was a bit of a shot in the dark to try and see if the device would unblock the dud. It did, but it doesn't look like it's able to do resets on the cartridges. Useful at least incase I get anymore dud cartridges.
I noticed this disclaimer on smartresetter.com's website about their epson 9-pin catridge resetters.
"IMPORTANT! The V3.0 resetter will only work on the 9-pin chips if your cartridges are at least 25% full when you reset them. If you allow the cartridge to sense there is less than 25% ink left in the cartridge before you reset it, the chip will not be resettable."
I noticed this disclaimer on smartresetter.com's website about their
epson 9-pin catridge resetters.
"IMPORTANT! The V3.0 resetter will only work on the 9-pin chips if
your cartridges are at least 25% full when you reset them. If you
allow the cartridge to sense there is less than 25% ink left in the
cartridge before you reset it, the chip will not be resettable."
Cheers for this. I may have a go on one of my other cartridges, see if it works.
Thanks for the post - I did buy one and I'm pleased with it.
I have only tried it when an original cartridge wasn't recognised (not really willing to try refilling) and it worked first time - (on three different occasions).
Well worth a £10 try before trying to get a resolution from Epson. It may well go on to live at the back of a drawer, but it's good to know I have it as a first response.
Thanks once again.
Education is important, but don't forget to feed the dog.
Thanks for the info! Good to know about the 25% threshold on chip resetting..
I just left the following post on another thread regarding chip resetters .... so if admin feels this is spam, do delete, but just want to share it again in case others didn't catch the other thread on R2880 inks
I had my ink problem fixed on my R1900
I bought a refurbished Epson R1900 and had problems with it right out of the box with its supplied sealed genuine Epson inks. It wasn't recognizing the matte Black and says it's empty. I gone thru the phone ordeal with Epson reps and they sent me a replacement for the black but the funny thing was when I install that, the Orange was half empty even before a single print was made .
I searched here and found similar problems on R1900 and the 2880 and many people were referring to refillable inks and chip resetters being available as an option so I did more research and found out R1900 as the R2880's ink were 9-pins and many resetters out there for Epsons were for 7-pins.
I contacted Ron at efillink.com and he was really courteous and helpful. They got their Skype and I.M. contact info on their website and Ron was easily reached and he explained to me how some of his clients had success with a resetter he has even with the R1900 or the R2880... He even offered to send me one to test for free and make sure the problem I had was with the ink and not the printer. The resetter did arrive from Hong Kong within 5 days and it did help me reset all my inks back to full . I was so relieve it wasn't the printer.. I was about to call Epson again .
Don't mean to plug efillink.com too much, but they were very helpful even before any purchase was made. Can't beat customer service like that.
I have to agree with you about Ron Luk and efillink. Not only you can't beat service like that it is almost impossible find it at all.
I had a clogging problem with a 2200 and talked to Ron about trying to repair it.
It took awhile but Ron really helped me out. The old workhorse is just like new now.
I bought a R2880 and because of the level of service from Efillink, i ordered on refillable cart kit from him, and I could not be happier. I ink is very good and closely matches up with epson's profiles. It was even better after doing my own custom paper/ink profiles.
whether you go with a CIS or refillable cart kit from efillink you won't be disappointed.
I have 2 other kits on order with ron for other printers now after seeing the quality of his products.
He has EARNED my business.
I have successfully outfitted my R2880 with refillable cartrdiges and ink from efillink.com.
The experience has been very positive, with Ron Luk a honest and helpful businessman.
With his inks (which he gets from US Company Image Specialists) I have photographs haning on the wall that no one can tell the difference between the ones printed with OEM and efillink, especially when behind glass.
I did profile my favorite papers with a Spyder3Print, and along with profiled monitor, the colors are exceptional. I show less out of gamut colors with efillink inks plus my profiles than canned Epson OEM profiles on the same paper with CS3.
I was nervous and hesitant at first, but after no longer seeing the dollars signs go by with every pass of the printhead, I am having more fun printing. Had a party at the house, and not only did I take pictures, but everyone went home with a 13x19. I never would have dared doing that with OEM $$$$.
I have calculated my printing costs (for ink only)
4 by 6 - was $0.22 now $0.03
8 by 10 was $0.90 now $0.11
13 x 19 - was $2.77 now $0.34
Now with effilink plus Costco Kirkland 4x6 paper - per 4x6 print including paper is $0.07 - beating low cost Internet printers.
No clogs, I print three times a week or so.
I am in no way associated with efillink, just a happy customer who came across this thread.
I've also had a great experience with efillink and would highly reccommend. I have a Epson R1800 and purchased a CIS from Ronnie about two years ago. I'm an artist and print tshirt transfers, photos, etc. and the unit has been great. I've had no serious problems and if I run into trouble, I can email Ronnie and he gets right back with me with a solution and I'm back on track. If I need help or an accessory, he's right on top of it. He gives me better customer service than any big company (including Epson themselves). I am so glad I found efillink and will continue business through them.
I'm having the same problem with my R1900. I'm going to try Ron's cleaning solution and technique. Hopefully it fixes the problem....it seems clogged pretty good.
Is this guy for REAL. After reading the many positive threads about Ron and efillink.com I decided to email him with questions and concerns. His reply was immediate (surprise) and we had an interesting exchange. Not only is he knowledgable he is also generous. If only everyone treated their business the same as he does, what I wonderful place this could be. I will be updating as soon as I receive the items I ordered, I just had to post on the excellant service provided to me a complete stranger.
I bought my resetter from inksupply.com. After numerous failed attempts to reset the new unrecognized OEM cartridge, I called the company. The woman at inksupply said that their chip-resetter was to reset only their own cartridges for the Epson, not to reset the OEM cartridges. She offered to take the thing back, but it will cost me again the cost of the resetter just to ship. This unit was SK168 or QE368.
It is best to use the source mentioned in this thread for the resetter and not my vendor.
Received inks and was quite happy with the Quality and value of the inks the ink set for the r2400 was twice as much ink and the 1400 was four times as much ink for $30 more than the other guys. Ron was very helpful and goes out of his way to be the best in customer service. Give him a try you will be happy you did. efillink.com
I installed the new Epson SX105 all-in-one and it said the brand new, straight from the packet, cartridges were not genuine. After a few ins and outs, I removed the cartridges one by one, wiped the chip contacts with some kitchen-roll-paper, put them back and all was then OK. As each cartridge came out of its own vacuum sealed pack (obviously came with the new printer) and chip was not touched, seems perhaps Epson is not using such a clean environment as it should?
Only mentioned this as a possible alternative to try.
The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process. -Edward Weston
I recently decided to go for the refillable catridges for an Epson r1900 from Efillink. I'm very satisfied with the results. I was concerned about comparison with original inks but I'm glad to say that the quality of the images is really good, very similar to Epson's. The entire kit is solid and works fine and simple. In adittion, I must say Ron Luk answered patiently all my never ending questions. It was a good decision.
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