We have sold T29 resetters for a
few years now and many people have had success refilling their cartridges.
Read below and you will see that
there are reasons why it may not always be plain sailing with the
latest cartridges from Epson. The same guidance applies to Epson's
newer cartridges - Nos - 603, 502, 405, 34, 35, 378 and 202.
The T29 resetter does not work on
these. For those cartridges there is a newer resetter. The newer
resetter works on all these cartridges (603, 502, 405, 34, 35, 378
The latest resetters for Epson Printer
Cartridges all say that people should refill and reset before a
cartridge reaches 15% ink left inside. If you continue printing
after this there is a danger that it will completely run out of
ink. It then indicates an "X". If it indicates "X" it
will never reset and get accepted back into the printer.
Here are links for the resetters we stock:-
Another problem we may have going
forward with these is that the manufacturer (Epson) can change Firmware
in newer printers (1) to stop compatible cartridges working and
(2) to stop recycling / refilling of their own cartridges. We know
that this has already happened several times with these printers.
The compatibles are now on Version 6 of the chips.
So - very important - NEVER
accept Firmware updates. When you install a printer you must ensure
that you do not select the option to automatically accept these
One question I have for people is
- did you refill the cartridge first? I think that the old idea
of resetting an "empty" or even a nearly empty cartridge and expecting
to continue printing is a lottery and not going to work.
A local customer had looked on you
tube and seen a video showing where to drill a hole on Epson originals.
He brought his cartridges in and they all reset OK (i.e. we got
the Green indication) - He had a set of 4 - however, when he took
them home 3 got accepted OK but the Magenta didn't. He had also
purchased a set of compats from us along with the resetter and so
was delighted to get his printer up and running for much less money
than he had been paying on Epson cartridges!