How do I get Epson replacement ink cartridges to work?
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if the printer does not recognize the cartridge then unfortunately there is nothing you can do to make it work, outside of getting a new cartridge. The chip on the epson cartridge works as an on off switch. When the cartridge is empty, defective or not installed the printer recognized that and places the switch in the off position preventing the printer from working. The only way to get around this is to reset the chip (this requires a chip re-setter, most places the refill cartridge can do it for you, or they can be purchased for about $20). If that fails then unfortunately you will need to replace the cartridge. If it is a simply warning screen that states the cartridge is not an epson original do no expect optimal results, you can simply click ok and it will go ahead and print.