I became familiar with this blog after my Epson r3000 kept getting clogged, streaks, etc. (specifically the photo black channel).
I had a stubborn photo black channel that kept getting clogged. I purchased the flush kit and it seemed to have worked. I almost got the photo black channel back entirely so was going to do one more head cleaning (third one) after cleaning. I was quite psyched I got my printer back…well almost. On what I thought was going to be last head cleaning before it would be perfect, I noticed a message popped up on the printer utility, it said something like cannot recognize printer cartridges or something- it’s not there now. So close!
Now when I turn on the printer, after a few seconds, the ink icon and power button blinks and it says Error, turn off printer and restart, see documentation. No idea what to do. It was almost working perfectly before the message. I have reset the ink counter, cleaned the capping station, ink pads, switched out USB cable, etc. Nothing.
I have all new Epson ink cartridges that I can put in/ replace but not sure if I should. I’m wondering if possibly all my inks may have been low and near empty and that is why I’m receiving the message? Especially if I’m going to be bringing this to the technician. Are there pads on the bottom of the printer I need to clean or replace? Any help, thoughts before I bring this to an Epson technician. I’m curious what the tech would do that I am not. Anything I can I try? Thank you for the blog and all the other documentation. Epson tech support is not helpful "bring it to a tech"