Hi. My Epson 1400 recently began bleeding ink into the paper exit area during a nozzle check and clean sequence. I removed a couple of covers to see if the waste ink tubes might be clogged, and managed to get them to conduct ink during a clean sequence without more bleeding occurring, so I think the waste ink pads must not be full. But just then the printer's ink light went on indicating an empty yellow cartridge. After refilling the cartridges, the printer continues to indicate yellow as empty. Cleaning the chip contacts does not remedy it, and the printer's contact prongs appear to be in good condition and alignment, so I suspect the yellow cartridge chip may have died (it is a factory-attached chip, not a removable type). Do I simply need a new set of cartridges, or might this be a printer problem? I'd hate to order a new set of cartridges and a waste ink tank only to find that the printer itself is kaput!
Also, while I have your attention, could you tell me when InkThrift inks might be available for the 1400, and whether you will offer a CIS option for them? I would rather go that route than to reorder refillable cartridges, if it is to be available reasonably soon. Thanks!