Excerpt: Epson S21 .Absolute rubbish from day one. never again Every time power is removed it fails to recognise an ink cartridge or two or says the ink has run out. This has happened lots of time and has cost me a fortune Very unlikely I would say for the ink to coincidentally run out just at that time . and it is very noisy get a printer from a reputable manufacturer Do not Buy. I want to throw mine a long way. Epson no help they say their printeris OK.
Excerpt: The worst printer I ever came across. Epson advertises that it has the cheapest ink around, but they only last ten minutes. To make matters worse you can't print in black and white if you're out of any coloured ink, and it constantly claims that genuine ink cartages are not, and this can happen even if your in the middle of a document. Oh it point blank refuses to let you print at all in this case. Awful. Just don't do it.
Excerpt: I understand that some people may have had no trouble with this printer. I have had the same problem, continuously. I am furious. When the printer worked, it was fine. It was very temporemental and stopped recognising compatible ink - even though it had worked for a month. So I bought original ink. It worked for about 2 weeks, stopped recognising the black. I got a new black. It worked, then the colours started giving up.
Excerpt: Did what everyone else says here. Worked for a bit and then fails to recognise its own cartridges. Rubbish product and I wished I had read the reviews before I purchased it. I used to like Epson printers, but will never buy another.
Excerpt: Usual problem, won't recognise genuine black Epsom cartridge supplied with printer, after print about 8 pages over 4 weeks. Epson may think they will sell many more cartridges by connecting it to the web. But if everyone reads the web they won't buy the printer in the first place. Good idea very poorly implemented. Anyone know a work around?
Excerpt: The same for me ! A few print, a black cartridge to change and the problem occurs... The magenta cartridge is not recognized. What a mess ! I only used genuine epson cartridge.... Second epson printer for me, previous was a stylus 810 and I can't even remember if it ever had printed correctly ! Bye Epson...
Excerpt: Do not buy!!! Had this product one week until the problem with cartridges developed, not recognising genuine epson branded and refusing to print. No idea why it hasnt been recalled and with epson only giving advice on how to check if the cartridges are in properly and refusing to acknowlegde the problem. Complete joke. States that it can print 24 pages a minute? Well for the week it was working i would say an average of 4 , and thats just pages with text no images.
Excerpt: Like so many other reviewers I wish I had never bought this printer. It's the same old problem that so many other purchasers have had. After a short while it refuses to recognise the genuine Epson cartridges installed, which stops the printer from printing. The error message cannot be over-ridden and it seems the only solution is to install another new cartridge. There's no point though, because it seems the same fault will keep on happening.