I’m installing my IJM cartridges & Cone inks as the Epson carts become near empty. Last December I had a bad VLM reset chip that kept the cart from being recognized by my 3880 (IJM replaced it which fixed the problem). Now I have the same non-recognition issue with the Light Cyan cartridge, and like last time, I put the OEM chip back in the factory cartridge and verified that the Epson chip is fine (but I’m very nearly out of Epson ink). Like last time, one of the 3 pins on the reset chip is significantly higher than the other 2 and appears to be too high to make contact with the Epson chip.
I went ahead and examined the 4 remaining cartridges I’ve haven’t installed yet and am fairly certain that two of the four have faulty reset chips too (LLK and Y, plus the LC which I’m sure is defective).
Please let me know if you need me to run any diagnostics–if it’s safe I can put a volt/ohm meter on the chip to verify that it’s not making contact–but I want to be sure I won’t fry anything. This ink is fantastic and the cartridges are very well made but the reset chips seems to be a weak link.
I’ll be glad to do more experimenting if necessary, but I’m requesting replacement of the LC, LLK and Y reset chips. If you are able to ship the reset chip(s), I just placed an order for HD PK ink and a new cartridge for it–the order number ends 479580 and you’re welcome to ship the chips with that order if you’d like.