Hmmm - not sure I can tell you much more than what you have done - Try the company you purchased from? - There is one I know who do the fairs and if you bought from them they have a guy who I have spoken to and he is very helpful and knowledgeable on these. Clearly if I had sold the system I would be obligated to get you working. One suggestion
You might be best to get a Chip Resetter (£8) reset the originals re-instal these and make sure the printer is A OK with these back in first. Get the "Epson Status monitor" which shows all the ink levels on the screen make sure that is all working then re-install the CIS carts. It could be just one chip as they are wired in series if one is not recognised nothing will work.
You could of course work from the originals - detach the tubes of the CIS carts. (make sure the ink tubes are held higher than the ink container or you will be in a mess) Then instal
the CIS carts singly to ensure that each one is OK - if you hit one that is not - re-instal the original and go to the next CIS cart. That way you may be able to eliminate the prob.
We keep a few spare CIS ("Full on" chips in stock)
The other possibility is - working from the originals back in the printer - download a piece of software from the web - http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
This allows you to "Freeze the counters" do that first and then instal the CIS carts again and see if that helps,
Remember to take some precautions for spillage and leakage get tissue or paper towel and spread out a newspaper to set everything on just in case.
Once you are up and running you will be fine it is just getting to that point!
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