Hi, I’ve been trying for a few weeks now to fix incorrect color issues with my Epson R3000 without success. Initially I did a nozzle check and saw that some nozzles were misfiring and some were flat out missing. I followed the instructions in Dana’s professional cleaning video to clean the print head, wiper blade, and installed new cartridges with Piezoflush. I did an ink change and let the printer sit with the Piezoflush cartridges for 48+ hours. I performed a nozzle check and a couple of head cleanings and the nozzle check now looks better, but all lines were in pink. I figured that was OK because it must be the Piezoflush printing on the paper(?). I reinstalled the refillable cartridges (I’m using Cone Color ink) and tried the WIC Reset Utility to perform an “ink charge.” But when I try to do this, I get an “ink out” error and the Epson printer displays a message that it does not recognize Y, VLM, VM, C, LLK. All of the cartridges are at least 80% full with ink (if not more). The ink levels do not read correctly though and I cannot reset the ink level because these cartridges are the newer style with no battery. The cartridges are recognized by the printer OK when I turn off/on the printer, just not when I try to do the “ink charge” with the WIC Reset Utility.
Any idea what I am doing wrong or what my next step should be? I’m really frustrated. Also, is the only way to do an “ink charge” from the WIC Reset Utility? Is “ink charge” the same thing as changing the inks (i.e. changing from Photo Black to Matte Black). Any help would be appreciated.