New printer problem

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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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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Epson Ink Advantage
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/Landing/GenuineInk.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

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

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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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......
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    "Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d99g9n$ne1$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
    > 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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    "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.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
    >
    > --
    > 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/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >

    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.......
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "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.......
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    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OPexIXodFHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > 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......
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "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......
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "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......
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    > 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.......
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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
    news:d99r9v$so7$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
    > > That printer probably uses cartridges that have chips that have to be
    > > reset or chips in the printer that have to be reset. Do your new
    > > cartridges have chips on them?
    > >
    > > Take a look at the newsgroup alt.comp.periphs.printers and do a
    search
    > > for your printer. Chances are that someone else has had that problem.
    > > --
    > >
    > > Ron P
    >
    > Thanks Ron,
    >
    > The cartidges do have chips and are supposed to be OK with the Epson C86.
    > I would look at the "alt.comp.periphs.printers" newsgroup if I could find
    > it. My ISP is Wanadoo and it doesn't seem to list this group. How do I
    find
    > it?
    > Thanks Chrissss.......
    >
    >
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    "Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d99r9v$so7$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >> 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:(
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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.......
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    "Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d9br5f$g2l$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >
    > "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.
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    No, its not illegal in UK

    "Chrisssssss........." <chris@newsgroupinfo.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d9br5f$g2l$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >
    > "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.......
    >
    >
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