I have an Epson XP-400 series printer. All of the cartridges have been replaced, to the tune of 41 dollars. The black ink will not print at all. The cartridge was half full when I replaced it. The yellow and cyan cartridges said they need replacing so I replaced them. Then as soon as I did it said the magenta one needed replacing though it was half full. I replaced it anyway.
I have turned off the printer numerous times. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software.
The printer still says the cyan and yellow need to be replaced and still does not print black.
I would throw it away except I now have 41 dollars invested in ink, which is half the cost of a new printer.