How to Refill the Ink Cartridges on an Epson Stylus DX6050

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Epson Stylus DC6050 is an all-in-one-printer that uses Epson cartridge models T0711 (black), T0712 (cyan), T0713 (magenta) and T0714 (yellow). These cartridges use Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink, which is specifically designed for printing photos and high quality documents. If the cartridge runs out of ink, you can either purchase a new one or refill the existing cartridge. Refilling is an easy procedure and doesn't take much time. Its also more economical than buying new cartridges.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Syringe with needle
  • Filling tube
  • Insulation tape
  • Ink
  • Newspaper or paper towels
  • Small drill
  • Chip resetter

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  1. 1

    Place newspapers or paper towels to avoid ink spill on the work area.

  2. 2

    Use a small drill to make a tiny hole in the top right corner of the cartridge. Just drill enough for the syringe's needle to pass through. Make sure you don't push too far inside, or you could end up damaging the plastic membrane located at the back of the cartridge.

  3. 3

    Assemble the syringe as well as the steel filling tube. Insert the syringe's needle into the appropriate colour ink bottle, and draw the required amount of ink.

  4. 4

    Insert the steel filling tube into the cartridge's filling hole.

  5. 5

    Inject the ink slowly. Stop filling when the ink starts bubbling from the fill hole.

  6. 6

    Seal the refill hole using insulation tape.

  7. 7

    Reset the cartridge's chip using a resetter tool. You will find the resetter at any store that sells Epson printer accessories. It's a small tool that erases the cartridge's memory and allows the printer to recognise the ink level after you refill it. For the resetter to work, the cartridge must at least be 40 per cent full. Unless the cartridge is reset first, your printer will not recognise the refilled ink level, and will continue showing you the "Low Ink" error message.

  8. 8

    Install the cartridge in the printer and run a cleaning cycle.

Tips and warnings

  • Right after refilling, rinse the syringe with water and dry it using a paper towel. You will need to use the same syringe the next time you refill.

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