I have a brand new (refurbished via Epson Clearance) 3880. I have managed to get the printer to read all the PiezoPro carts (from InkjetMall) except VM. The error I get is “Please install the correct cartridge.” Here’s what I’ve done:
-Reseated both the OEM chip and IJM Reset Chip several times. Same error.
-Reseated the cart several times. Same error.
-Restarted the printer several times. Same error.
-Swapped out the reset chip with the VM reset chip from a spare IJM VM cart. Same error.
-Placed the OEM chip into my spare cart, and tried two different VM reset chips in that spare cart. My spare cart was empty, but the printer didn’t even get there, it gave me the same error.
-Placed the OEM chip back into the OEM cart, and the printer was able to read the cart. Luckily, I rigged it so it wouldn’t initial charge, but it did read the OEM cart properly.
Any other thoughts on what the problem may be or what to do?
My thoughts are:
-There is a problem with the VM reset chips, same as there is with the VLM chips (you sent me replacement chips)?
-I may need a new OEM VM chip? Do you have one, and how can I order it without having to buy an entire Epson cart?