I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with your printer not recognizing the VLM refill cart, even after replacing the chip and adding a paper shim under the cart. Have you tried pushing the VLM refill cart towards the left, after locking it into the cartridge bay? After installing the VLM cart, is the back of the cart at the same level as other carts (on the white line)?
Do you still have an Epson VLM cartridge? If so, please install the Epson VLM cart to see how the printer responds.
The latest model refill carts do not have an internal ink bladder like Epson carts, but are designed with the main body to hold ink and a special air pressurization system. The only way a printer “sees” a cartridge or knows how much ink remains is by the reading the cartridge chip, so if a cartridge chip and printer’s chip sensor don’t have a good connection, a chip is bad or not correctly attached to the cart, or the printer’s chip sensor is bent/damaged, an error will be displayed. Different errors mean different things, so the message you’re currently seeing makes me think the chip and sensor don’t have a good connection (it’s possible, but highly unlikely that both VLM chips are bad).
Please let me know, so I can help resolve this issue and get you back to happily printing.
Warmly~ Dana :)[/QUOTE]
I replaced the nearly empty 150 ML cart with one made by Epson. Before inserting it, I reset the chip using the resetter I received from you. Mistake, I think… I then got a message “Insert correct cart”. I then reset the Epson cart using a resetter I used for the 150 ML Epson carts. Now, when I insert the Epson cart the error message is "No Cartidge - Install Ink Cartridge. The Panel also now shows “X - VLM” . Apparently, the chip reader is working.
Everything is lined up and I tried the tips you gave for adjusting the position of the cart…
When I changed the chip on the refillable cart you sent, the back pin of the chip doesn’t fit correctly. It seems to want to raise back up and not fit the hole correctly. There is no way to use a double-sided tape to hold it down. I used Scotch single sided “Magic Tape” to hold it down but it shouldn’t require that.
I believe a new VLM cart is the next step to try.