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Made BIG Error when Changing EPSON 880 Cartridge!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gary R, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. Gary R

    Gary R Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2001
    Black ink cartridge reached empty, so I started to put new one in, HOWEVER, I wasn't thinking, & took the COLOR cartridge out instead :eek:
    I immediately replaced the Color cartridge, then installed the new BLACK cartridge. Printer works ok BUT.... The ink indicator for the COLOR cartridge reads FULL, and its actually only about 1/2 full!
    Can the indicator be reset to give the proper reading for the color cartridge, or should I just take the OLD color cartridge out & install a new one :confused:

    When the OLD color cartridge is finally empty will the printer's flashing lights in the front panel show it?
  2. Skivvywaver


    Mar 18, 2001
    Gary, unless it is a VERY critical printer I wouldn't worry about it at all. You will know when it is empty by wasting 1 sheet of paper. That is allot cheaper than 1/2 a color cartridge. :)
  3. Flags


    Sep 9, 2001
    Gary: As far as your printer knows, you have installed a new color cartridge. I doubt very much that the 'Ink Out' light will flash when the cartridge goes empty. As Skivvywaver (with a capital S) says, you probably will waste a sheet of paper when it goes dry.
    There is a way to reset the chip, and you may find it at 'fixyourownprinter.com'.
    (I wish I could figure out how to put that URL in one word)
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