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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 9:46:54 PM

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Sorry this is a bit off-post, but I'm desperate!
My new Epson inkject printer has used up all the original inks supplied and
I've fitted compatible cartidges.
But I now get a message when I try to print saying that I'm not using
genuine ink!!!!!
Does my new C86 now actually PREVENT me from using compatibles? If so, is
this legal?
Any advice on what I can do next. Any help urgently required.
Chrisssss......

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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 9:46:55 PM

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Epson Ink Advantage
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/Landing/GenuineInk.j...

--
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"Chrisssssss........." wrote:

| Sorry this is a bit off-post, but I'm desperate!
| My new Epson inkject printer has used up all the original inks supplied and
| I've fitted compatible cartidges.
| But I now get a message when I try to print saying that I'm not using
| genuine ink!!!!!
| Does my new C86 now actually PREVENT me from using compatibles? If so, is
| this legal?
| Any advice on what I can do next. Any help urgently required.
| Chrisssss......
June 21, 2005 9:46:55 PM

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"Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Sorry this is a bit off-post, but I'm desperate!
> My new Epson inkject printer has used up all the original inks supplied
> and I've fitted compatible cartidges.
> But I now get a message when I try to print saying that I'm not using
> genuine ink!!!!!
> Does my new C86 now actually PREVENT me from using compatibles? If so, is
> this legal?
> Any advice on what I can do next. Any help urgently required.
> Chrisssss......

That printer probably uses cartridges that have chips that have to be reset
or chips in the printer that have to be reset. Do your new cartridges have
chips on them?

Take a look at the newsgroup alt.comp.periphs.printers and do a search
for your printer. Chances are that someone else has had that problem.
--

Ron P

It isn't the fall that hurts:) 

It's the sudden stop:( 
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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:11:43 PM

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> Epson Ink Advantage
> http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/Landing/GenuineInk.j...
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>

To Carey Frish,

Thanks for the reply, but what exactly is your link meant to convey? I have
looked into the matter of genuine versus compatibles and in my particular
case, where I'm printing thousands of pages a year, genuine is completely
out of the question. I have used compatibles for 6 years without the
slightest problem. I don't now need telling that I'm wrong thanks.

I ask again, is there any way to make my new C86 printer accept compatibles?

Chrissss.......
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:11:44 PM

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You have to address your issue with the manufacturer
of the ink cartridges you purchased.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Chrisssssss........." wrote:

| Thanks for the reply, but what exactly is your link meant to convey? I have
| looked into the matter of genuine versus compatibles and in my particular
| case, where I'm printing thousands of pages a year, genuine is completely
| out of the question. I have used compatibles for 6 years without the
| slightest problem. I don't now need telling that I'm wrong thanks.
|
| I ask again, is there any way to make my new C86 printer accept compatibles?
|
| Chrissss.......
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:33:50 PM

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> You have to address your issue with the manufacturer
> of the ink cartridges you purchased.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups


Thanks Carey, but I fully realise I need to sort this out with my new
suppliers. Trouble is, that in the UK it's past closing time and they are
not available till tomorrow. I should be printing 500 pages tonight, hence I
said I'm desperate!
I ask again, is there no way in which I can get my printer to print tonight
using compatibles or do Epson now PREVENT this?
(CAN ANYONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION?)
If Epson prevent this, is it legal?
Cheers, Crissss......
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:33:51 PM

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Sounds like your supposedly compatible ink cartridges
are not really all that compatible....probably a problem
with the electronics within the cartridge itself.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Chrisssssss........." wrote:

| Thanks Carey, but I fully realise I need to sort this out with my new
| suppliers. Trouble is, that in the UK it's past closing time and they are
| not available till tomorrow. I should be printing 500 pages tonight, hence I
| said I'm desperate!
| I ask again, is there no way in which I can get my printer to print tonight
| using compatibles or do Epson now PREVENT this?
| (CAN ANYONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION?)
| If Epson prevent this, is it legal?
| Cheers, Crissss......
June 21, 2005 10:33:52 PM

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The only emergency solution you may have right now is to get you a
hypodermic needle and transfer the ink from your current cartridges and
put it in the ones you previous used (empty) that were compatible. Unless
there is a 24/7 retail store in your neighborhood that sells them.
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Sounds like your supposedly compatible ink cartridges
> are not really all that compatible....probably a problem
> with the electronics within the cartridge itself.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Chrisssssss........." wrote:
>
> | Thanks Carey, but I fully realise I need to sort this out with my new
> | suppliers. Trouble is, that in the UK it's past closing time and they are
> | not available till tomorrow. I should be printing 500 pages tonight, hence I
> | said I'm desperate!
> | I ask again, is there no way in which I can get my printer to print tonight
> | using compatibles or do Epson now PREVENT this?
> | (CAN ANYONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION?)
> | If Epson prevent this, is it legal?
> | Cheers, Crissss......
>
>
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 12:54:39 AM

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> That printer probably uses cartridges that have chips that have to be
> reset or chips in the printer that have to be reset. Do your new
> cartridges have chips on them?
>
> Take a look at the newsgroup alt.comp.periphs.printers and do a search
> for your printer. Chances are that someone else has had that problem.
> --
>
> Ron P

Thanks Ron,

The cartidges do have chips and are supposed to be OK with the Epson C86.
I would look at the "alt.comp.periphs.printers" newsgroup if I could find
it. My ISP is Wanadoo and it doesn't seem to list this group. How do I find
it?
Thanks Chrissss.......
June 22, 2005 3:43:12 AM

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You'll be gratified to know that the EU Competition Commission and OFT is
looking into the issue of printer manu's attemting to lock their printers to
only genuine manu. cartridges - expect a result in xxx years!!!
In the mean time do a google search, there is a method of fooling the
printer into thinking the cartridges are genuine.
In any case a laser printer is cheaper per page than inkjet
Also I would doubt that the C86 is designed for the amount of throughput
(pages) you are printing/month

"Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> > That printer probably uses cartridges that have chips that have to be
> > reset or chips in the printer that have to be reset. Do your new
> > cartridges have chips on them?
> >
> > Take a look at the newsgroup alt.comp.periphs.printers and do a
search
> > for your printer. Chances are that someone else has had that problem.
> > --
> >
> > Ron P
>
> Thanks Ron,
>
> The cartidges do have chips and are supposed to be OK with the Epson C86.
> I would look at the "alt.comp.periphs.printers" newsgroup if I could find
> it. My ISP is Wanadoo and it doesn't seem to list this group. How do I
find
> it?
> Thanks Chrissss.......
>
>
June 22, 2005 12:51:55 PM

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"Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>> That printer probably uses cartridges that have chips that have to be
>> reset or chips in the printer that have to be reset. Do your new
>> cartridges have chips on them?
>>
>> Take a look at the newsgroup alt.comp.periphs.printers and do a
>> search for your printer. Chances are that someone else has had that
>> problem.
>> --
>>
>> Ron P
>
> Thanks Ron,
>
> The cartidges do have chips and are supposed to be OK with the Epson C86.
> I would look at the "alt.comp.periphs.printers" newsgroup if I could find
> it. My ISP is Wanadoo and it doesn't seem to list this group. How do I
> find it?
> Thanks Chrissss.......

Do a search in Google Groups.
--

Ron P

It isn't the fall that hurts:) 

It's the sudden stop:( 
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 7:04:33 PM

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"DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
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> You'll be gratified to know that the EU Competition Commission and OFT is
> looking into the issue of printer manu's attemting to lock their printers
> to
> only genuine manu. cartridges - expect a result in xxx years!!!
> In the mean time do a google search, there is a method of fooling the
> printer into thinking the cartridges are genuine.
> In any case a laser printer is cheaper per page than inkjet
> Also I would doubt that the C86 is designed for the amount of throughput
> (pages) you are printing/month
>
>> > Ron P

Thanks Ron,

Problem is now sorted. It was a faulty compatible cartridge. Have replaced
this following my suppliers instructions and all's well.
By the way, the suppliers did say that it is currently illegal in the UK for
makers to force users to use their own ink.

Many thanks, Chrissss.......
June 22, 2005 11:05:34 PM

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"Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:%23xutcKrdFHA.1036@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> You'll be gratified to know that the EU Competition Commission and OFT is
>> looking into the issue of printer manu's attemting to lock their printers
>> to
>> only genuine manu. cartridges - expect a result in xxx years!!!
>> In the mean time do a google search, there is a method of fooling the
>> printer into thinking the cartridges are genuine.
>> In any case a laser printer is cheaper per page than inkjet
>> Also I would doubt that the C86 is designed for the amount of throughput
>> (pages) you are printing/month
>>
>>> > Ron P
>
> Thanks Ron,
>
> Problem is now sorted. It was a faulty compatible cartridge. Have replaced
> this following my suppliers instructions and all's well.
> By the way, the suppliers did say that it is currently illegal in the UK
> for makers to force users to use their own ink.
>
> Many thanks, Chrissss.......

I'm glad that you got it sorted out. I am not sure if we in Canada and the
U.S.A. have that law or not...we should have if we don't.

I like my Canon i850. No chips and easily filled with the ink of my choice.
June 26, 2005 3:24:52 AM

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No, its not illegal in UK

"Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:%23xutcKrdFHA.1036@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > You'll be gratified to know that the EU Competition Commission and OFT
is
> > looking into the issue of printer manu's attemting to lock their
printers
> > to
> > only genuine manu. cartridges - expect a result in xxx years!!!
> > In the mean time do a google search, there is a method of fooling the
> > printer into thinking the cartridges are genuine.
> > In any case a laser printer is cheaper per page than inkjet
> > Also I would doubt that the C86 is designed for the amount of throughput
> > (pages) you are printing/month
> >
> >> > Ron P
>
> Thanks Ron,
>
> Problem is now sorted. It was a faulty compatible cartridge. Have replaced
> this following my suppliers instructions and all's well.
> By the way, the suppliers did say that it is currently illegal in the UK
for
> makers to force users to use their own ink.
>
> Many thanks, Chrissss.......
>
>
!