Epson Stylus Photo solid red and gree power light after power up

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    AT start up carriage moves back and forth like it should, in the printer folder keeps telling me to replace Yellow and L Magenta. They are all new refillable carts. Also when I swap out the carts it still tells me to replace those two carts. The ink light stays solid not flashing well as the power green light. I ran the waste ink resetter still showed ok.
    Bought the printer on Ebay, looks very clean came without ink..
    Can anyone help me out as what should I do next to get it going..
     
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    Some Epson Firmware updates preclude use of non OEM cartridges. Try using OEM Epson Brand cartridges.
     
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    I need refillable cartridges, epson cartridge holds very little ink.. and not cost effective ..
     
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    Still trying to have this printer accept the print cartridges, decided to take a few pictures to show what's going on..Pic, 1 after asked to reinstall cartridges.
    Pic. 2 after I removed the Y cart
    Pic. 3 after reinstalling Y cart
    Pic. 4 showed all cartridges ok for about 10 seconds or so
    than reverted to replace all cart. It seams cat and mouse game
    over and over.. Could this be a main board issue? All cable connections seams to be
    ok including head cable as well. I looked on the main board for fuse location but could not
    find them, also is it possible the only cartridges it will accept is OEM's?
     

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    See my previous. If you have had firmware update previously, probably limited to OEM Epson brand
    cartridges.
     
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    Ruffin you are soooooo right about the firmware I updated the driver not knowing about the firmware upgrade, it did me in.. oh well,,, I still have way too many printers anyway, two diy dtg one One eco solvent Epson WF conversion, One laser and a cpl Hp's. By the way thanks for your advice..
     
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