Can't get cartridges to install in Epson 3800


I have just filled my 9 replacement cartridges with Piezoflush and tried to install the cartridges into the 3800. They won’t go! The original old Epson cartridges install fine. Early today I did post that one of the cartridge’s provided chips would not seat. This is not the problem with the other 8. They are flush with the top of the plastic.

I thought perhaps I needed to try to seat the cartridges a bit more firmly. Now I have one stuck in the printer.

Any idea how to get a stuck cartridge out? Or the rest of them in?


On my 3880 I sometimes have to wiggle a cartridge up and down while pressing lightly on the release lever for a few seconds until it eventually releases.

Never had a problem with inserting though, so not sure what you mean there. Maybe post a picture or 2 to show what you are doing. Also to see if your carts are different than mine.




Hey Keith, thanks for getting back to me. I did end up wigging the stuck cart out.
Attached are pictures of the Inkjet Mall and the Epson cartridges for comparison. I’ve also included a picture of the carts in place, showing an example of how the new ones stick out and won’t go in any further.

I am surprised how different the ink ports are on the two different brands of cartridges.


One more picture.


You do know that the orange rubber cover on the vent needs to be removed before inserting the Inkjetmall cartridge, don’t you?


Ha,ha,ha! How embarrassing! Absolutely embarrassing. So glad I posted a picture, and you all looked. I had carefully put the orage plugs back on after filling the carts. Well, the carts all fit in now, though the ones where the green chips aren’t quite flush were a little hard to get in.

I’d love to say that I’ll never have to post anything again, except when I can help someone else, but…


I sleep in a little and miss the fun! Glad it was something simple though. :wink:


Most comical!! Sometimes I think that problem-solving is half the fun of getting something new.