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I have an Epson XP-420 which gave me a message that the

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I have an Epson XP-420 which gave me a message that the Magenta cartridge needed to be replaced. I replaced the 200-1 cartridge with a new 200 and got a message "Cannot recognize..." I reinstalled it over and over only to get the same message. I tried a different Magenta cartridge only to get the same message. I replaced all the cartridges and got the same message for all of them. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Isaac Franklin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Isaac Franklin replied 2 months ago.

Can you pull the ink cartridges out, clean the electrical contacts on ALL of them, with a clean cloth and use a bit of windex if possible,

then carefully but firmly replace them.

Then, unplug printer, hold down power for 30 seconds, wait a full minute and plug back in and restart printer. The 200 XL cartridges

are supposed to be compatible.

Let me know what happens, and we will go from there.

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