asked Jul 15, 2004 at 6:15pm
Epson Epson Stylus CX5400

Epson CX5400 won't accept generic cartridges

Tried replacing my cartridges (Epson CX5400 Printer) with generic cartridges but error light
comes on, stating that no cartridges are being
recognized. How do I let the printer aware of the
different brand cartridges?
David: Epson Ink Jet Style Printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks. Its even possible that Non-Epson Ink Cartridges may not always be recognized by the newer models of Epson Printers, because of the electrical chips mounted on those ink cartridges. Sometimes you will even get Error Messages up on your Monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. Unfortunatly, there is really nothing that you can do, other than to try a different brand of Generic or Third-Party ink cartridge, or of course an actual Epson Ink Cartridge...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Jul 16, 2004 at 10:54am Add comment
I am literally in a jam. Just replaced my Black ink cartridge with a G&G cartridge and it has gotten stuck--I can't get it out nor does the printer recognize the new cartridge. I've had luck in the past with color G&G replacements but obviously not this time. I need suggestions as to how to get this stuck cartridge out before I do further damage.
PS Update: was able to unjam the cartridge and reinsert and it works just fine.
Crazy making.
by Cesenatico on Mar 10, 2006 at 12:16pm Add comment
While I have had great luck with G+G on an epson stylus photo ex printer I have not had the same luck with my newest printer epson CX5400. The black ink cartidges work great but I can't say I have had the same success with the color cartidges. Seems like epson's "durabrite" color ink patented formula is unique so generic color cartidges will NOT mix color correctly. It is frustrating as hell because the cost of epson's own color cartidges is ridiculus. If anyone has had luck with generic color cartidges on this unit I would really be interested in knowing witch one have been successful.

Taking the pesimistic approach, I am trying to get my photo ex back up and running after it has been sitting for a while..that too is a challenge but could work out due to the purchase of this site's cleaning solution. We'll see. I just hope repeated applications will loosen things up..
by mark1001 on Mar 10, 2006 at 1:26pm Add comment
I just read your post from March 10th. My Epson Stylus CX5400 is doing the same thing. Did you find a solution to the problem. Thanks.
by Gary426 on Apr 30, 2006 at 2:09pm Add comment
I have used cartridges from LD Products: http://www.ldproducts.com
They have a multicartridge pack, which is very inexpensive and well worth what you get. 10 cartridges in all - four black and two of each color for less than 48.00.

and also 123 Inkjets: www.123inkjets.com.

I have had little problems with these and the one problem I did have was that it would not print correctly after I installed one of the cartridges and I just called the company and they sent me a new one free of charge.

Good luck.
by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2007 at 7:08pm Add comment
You provided a link ~ http//www.ldproducts.com
Are you saying that these cartidges worked in a CX5400, specifically? If not, has anyone else found one that does?
- Anonymous
Question is - How to get the stuck cartridge out.
by Bonniemerc on May 2, 2007 at 3:21pm Add comment
I think it depends on the generic cartridge. Some have crappy programmed chips that don't always work, or you may have gotten a bad one. I don't think there is anyway to 'force' the printer to work. Not to sound like a fanboy, but I've had great luck with G&G brand ink I got from www.project9designs.com. They work great in my Photo 870. I'd say keep trying or get a different cartridge.
by unknown on Jul 15, 2004 at 7:39pm Add comment