asked Dec 8, 2013 at 12:25pm
Epson Epson WorkForce WF-2530

Epson printer says new ink cartridges are empty

Hello all,

I just bought an Epson WF-2530 off Craigslist. I bought brand new Epson brand ink cartridges for it, and it worked fine last night, except for some lines on images for which I cleaned the print heads a few times. Then all of a sudden this morning it reported the cyan cartridge as empty and wouldn't print. I went out and bought a new cyan cartridge and now it says magenta and yellow are empty, and black is low! I've tried everything I've seen online: cleaning the chip contacts, reseating the cartridges, shaking them, power-cycling the printer, turning the printer on with on cartridges installed... This is really irritating! These are brand-new Epson cartridges, not refilled or anything. Any help is much appreciated.

Did you purchase the standard (165-175 page yield) cartridges or the high capacity (450-500 page yield) cartridges? Cleaning uses a LOT of ink. It does not seem out of the question that you would be out of ink if you did purchase the standard capacity ink cartridges.
Epson uses a chip to monitor ink levels so if you purchased Epson brand cartridges, then I would believe that the cartridges are giving you an accurate level. No other option other than to purchase another set of inks. Get the high capacity cartridges.
Good luck.
by unknown on Dec 8, 2013 at 3:44pm Add comment