Just installed the VM cart I received a while ago. The printer recognized it when inserted, but when the door was closed, it would complain the cart was missing.
Tried several things, including swapping a LC chip I had from the busted cart from before, with the same results. Put the original Epson cart in with the Epson chip to make sure that hadn't gone bad in the transfer (it hadn't).
Finally realized that the VM chip had one plastic post that hadn't been heat-melted to hold the chip down (near the solder connections), so it was being pushed up by the pins and not making good contact. Some tape fixed this, but it's a temporary solution. The cart now works at least, so I can continue the print job. Since this is a manufacturing defect I'm hoping it's covered under the warranty.
- If it is, no rush on the replacement since it's currently working.
- If not, I'll buy another...
A strange occurrence though: My maintenance cart now has 98% life. It was at around 33% before all this. Somehow my fussing must have reset it. I'd like to repeat this process if possible...anyone have ideas as to how it might have happened?