Epson r2880 printer loaded with Piezography ink set.
3-4 months ago the Ink light came on. All 8 cartridges were refilled/topped up using the Refillable Cartridge System. The cartridge chips were reset using ACC-Resetter-SF. All 8 cartridges were snapped into the printer. When checked to make sure all the cartridges were full using Printer Utility 4 Version 9 or Print Utility 4 version 9.6, all cartridges registered as full and the Ink light went out. Printer made excellent prints.
A few months later, the ink light came on again. I filled the cartridge indicated by the Leds above each cartridge. The printer worked fine but after a few prints, another led lit up. I topped up and reset all the cartridges. None of the leds above each cartridge were on, the ink level was to the top in each cartridge (no air bubbles). I cleaned the pins with piezoflushe before inserting the cartridges. When I went to print, the printer started the print cycle and then quit and the ink light came on. The Epson status monitor said there was a communication error. This was unlikely to be a damaged cable because the cable was essentially untouched since the last print. I also connected the printer to a different computer with the Piezography print driver and Print Tool and got the same results.
I went into Print and Scanner, opened Options and Supplies, opened supplies and got a “cartridges not recognized” message. I tried to print a test page without success. When I checked the ink levels with Print Utillity 3 and 4, Utility 3 showed all cartridges as empty and Utility 4, as full.,