After flushing the OEM inks with flush fluid, and then displacing the flush fluid with K7 inks in my new R3000, I was ready for an extended printing session. I first shut off the printer and visually checked the ink level in each of the carts to see if any needed topping up. Only one needed additional ink, which I vacuum refilled.
When I turned the printer on, the printer screen showed all carts full (they were not). The Epson status monitor software also showed full carts. Evidently, the carts reset themselves without any shorting of the two metal contact pads on the chip. Obviously, this could lead to a cart running dry while the status monitor is showing it to be, say, half full. I can take precautions that will prevent this from happening, but still...
Any comment, Dana?