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Old 08-14-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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I've used Epson printers ever since they were introduced and replacing ink cartridges was a 1-2-3 quickie UNTIL NOW.

This is an Epson XP-310 I purchased about 6 months ago, eh ink is getting low so went through the front panel until it says Replace ink cartridges.

I open the lid and the ink cartridges look different then what I'm used to.

It's now 2 hours and I still can't figure out how to get the cartridges out.

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Does anyone have any suggestions?

~peter
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:34 PM
 
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Update for anyone else coming across this problem.

Normally there is a clip at the back of the cartridge, what I had was some sort of plastic lock there.

Please don't fall off your chair laughing reading the following...

At the back (rear of printer) of each cartridge is a small clip.

Using two steak knives I pushed that clip back and used the other knife to pry that thingie out...

That little clip is impossible to see without a flashlight...

And volia! Now I'm looking at a standard Epson print cartridge.

Only thing I can think of is a shipping clip that someone forgot to take out but have NEVER seen this before...
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I didn't fall out of my chair, but I am laughing.

Even the best stumble sometimes.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:21 AM
 
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I must say that I'm not impressed by the Epson WF-2540 I purchased a while back to replace my old Brother 4800 MFC. The jets like to clog even though it blows its nose periodically and it goes through the carts way too fast. The document feeder is completely worthless, jamming or screwing up about half the time. The scan speed is as slow as my old Mustek scanner. I wasn't impressed with the Epsons even back in the dot matrix days and I'm less impressed now. I should know better. I once purchased an Epson wide carriage ink jet for use in the business. I think it worked about eight times before it failed. Junk.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'm so disappointed Peter...



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