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epson printer problems by Tricia (10/22/04 1:22 PM) +1 + / -
hello...my printer all the sudden decided that it only liked to print the first half of the page clearly, then prints the lower half sparse? does anyone know why it would be doing this? the ink is full.

thanks!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/22/04 2:03 PM) +3 + / -
Ummm, Like what is like the model number of your printer??? If you give the model number you will get a answer. Fur sure!


Re: epson printer problems by Tricia (10/26/04 7:54 PM) + / -
hi there...thanks for replying about the epson printer problem. the model is epson stylus C42UX

thanks a lot! :)


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (10/26/04 10:40 PM) + / -
The most likely problem is a bad ink cartridge. It's pretty common on generic ink cartridges. But it could be a failing print head or main board. Or just a clogging problem. You could try a few print head cleanings and see if that helps.

If it gets worse then I would suspect the ink cartridge again.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by Tricia (10/27/04 10:39 AM) + / -
hi wes!

thanks for your help, i'll do some investigating now!


Re: epson printer problems by Karen (11/8/04 5:56 AM) +15 + / -
I loaded a new black ink cartridge into my Epson Stylus C86. The compputer is not registering a new ink cartridge. Any thoughts?



Re: epson printer problems by Don Rosen (11/11/04 5:58 PM) +6 + / -
My Epson "Photo R300" seems unwilling to print in black - even though I'm only out of yellow.

It seems absurd ? If having low ink of one colour disables the machine, having six different cartridges is nuts !


Re: epson printer problems by kendall brainard (11/11/04 6:33 PM) + / -
I have a 785epx, was ready to throw it out, had already bought a replacement (hp) purchased a bottle of cleaner (from fixyourownprinter), it unclogged the heads and now it prints as good as ever. worth it's weight in gold.


epson printer problems by Ewan (11/14/04 9:08 AM) +5 + / -
I have an Epson C20UX, it was going fine then all of a sudden it didnt want to go, every time i tried to print it comes up with a communication problem, i switched cables reinstalled the driver, changed USB port but still the same error comes up. has it just seen its day, this is the 2nd printer like this, are the prone to packing in after a while.

E.


Re: epson printer problems by D. L. Hemmings (11/14/04 6:52 PM) + / -
My Epson Sstylus 800 printer has a color printing problem. I have run "head cleaning" optionat least 20 times and the test printing pattern never changed. all the patterns were normal except the red pattern. There never was a change at any time in the missing parts of the line that did not print. Is it possible to manually clean the part this responsible for this malfunction? I am mechanically inclined and not afraid to take on a task unless special tools are required, then for me it is hands off.

dlh


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (11/14/04 8:04 PM) -1 + / -
It sounds like a stubborn clog. Try ordering the print head cleaning kit from here http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kea0.html and see if that helps.

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by heather ward (11/16/04 4:15 AM) + / -
my epsom C42 plus printer just won't print. any suggestions?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/16/04 1:30 PM) + / -
Heather...We need more info to go on: When you say it won't print, do you mean that the paper goes thru the printer like normal and the printer goes thru the motions of printing, but no ink is actually getting on the paper? Are there any error messages coming up on your monitors screen? Are there any SOLID or FLASHING red Service Error Lights, that are coming on the printer itself? If so, then actually tell us just what each light on your printer is doing [OFF, SOLID, FLASHING, or a combination of those three]. Did you recently install new ink cartridges? If so, did you remenber to pull off the yellow pull tape that is on the top of most new ink cartridges? Do you actually use Non-Epson Ink Cartridges [Generic or Third-Party cartridges] in your printer?...Give us more info to go on and if we can help further, we will try...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Joel (11/17/04 11:22 AM) + / -
hi. i have recently bought an epson stylus c86 photo edition. I have only used it to print out a few documents, but it is already reporting that the black ink cartridge is empty and refusing to print anything. Does the ink really run out this quickly or is it a hardware or software problem??


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/17/04 11:34 AM) + / -
Joel: I'm sorry, I can't really tell you where your ink is going. I'm not actually trained on your "C86" model and have not even seen onr yet. I can tell you that if your printer is actually in an ADD INK CONDITION, then the only thing that you can actually do, is to replace that ink cartridge. Ink is used up anytime you are printing out and anytime you run the "Printhead Cleaning Cycle" & "Nozzle Test". Some ink is purged from the actual printhead nozzles, to keep the ink inside of them fresh, but that is not normally that muck ink thats used. JUST SO YOU WILL KNOW: One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged, sometimes by simply using the wrong type of ink...You may be able to get help directly from the "Epson Technical Support Department". At least that way you are dealing with a technician thats trained on your particular model, by Epson Company. To see available phone numbers for technical support, go on-line to Epson @ " www.epson.com ", or call the Epson Automated Support Locator @ 1-800-442-2110 [press 1, then 1 & following prompts]. If your printer is new and still under warranty, then there is no charge involved to talk to the technical support department. If your printer was actually out of warranty, then you would need a credit card, before the technicians can help you, because there is a charge for technical support over the phone. You can also e-mail the "Epson Technical Support Department", for possible free help or advice, at www.epson.com and then click-on "Proceed With E-Mail". They state on their web-site, that they "will respond via e-mail within 1 business day"...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Stacy (11/17/04 3:35 PM) + / -
Hi, I have an Epson Stylus CX5400 printer that doesn't want to print but every other line. It just ran out of black ink and I replaced it, but it still doesn't want to print right. I have tried the Head Cleaning like four times and that still doesn't help any. Do you have any suggestion?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/17/04 4:11 PM) + / -
Stacy: I'm sorry, but I'm not actually trained on the newer "CX" or "R" models, so I can't be of much actual help to you. Those models are so new that I have not even seen one that was not actually under warranty still. Epson Company does not even allow their dealers to work on the "CX" or "R" Models under warranty. They simply send a Replacement Printer in exchange for the defective unit thats under warranty and the defective printer is then sent back to Epson. If your printer is still under its origional Factory Warranty [1 year], you can call the Epson Connection, at 1-562-276-1300 and file an actual warranty claim...Try running a "Nozzle Test Page" [located under Maintenace Tab on the Printer Properties] to see if all the nozzles are open and printing. If some of the nozzles are not actually open and printing, that would indicate a possible clogging or even a failure in the Printhead Assembly. If it looks like the printhead nozzles may be clogged, then you might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through the Home Page on "fixyourownprinter.com", at http://fixyourownprinter.com/ , but it will only help, if there is an actual clogged Printhead Assembly. When it opens, click-on Epson, under PRINTER REPAIR KITS. Then click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" and that page should then open correctly. The Epson Solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. It was basically designed by Epson Company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The "nozzles" inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the Nozzle Assembly and then it will never work again. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the printhead assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller Epson Ink Jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The printhead assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the Printhead Cleaning Solution kit, available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by pk (11/21/04 1:32 PM) + / -
I have an epson stylus color 777 and it wont print at all. The computer recognizes it.


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (11/21/04 5:21 PM) + / -
If it acts like it's printing but only gives you a blank page then this might help. The print head is clogged. Try running the print head utility a few times. Clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. A head cleaning and nozzle check pattern must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check pattern, examine the printed dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are gaps in the dot pattern, continue with another cycle. Perform up to 3 cycles if necessary.

If that does not help then you can buy the print head cleaning kit from this site http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kea0.html and if you want to see what is involved in cleaning the print head using the kit this link will help http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/printhead.html If you would like to find out one reason why the print head clogged after changing the ink cartridge read this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/why.html if you want to really test the print output try printing the page from this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/Color.html

Are there any lights flashing or on solid besides the power light?

I hope this helps.

Wes.




Re: epson printer problems by Brenda (11/21/04 5:52 PM) + / -
I have an Epsom Stylus 480SXU.
Ink ran out, put in new Epsom cartridges, now it prints a faint, faint print you can barely see.
Ran the nozzle check, test patterns print fine with all color and black. Did all maintenance checks again, still prints like all the ink is gone and I'm getting the last drops. Help!


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (11/21/04 6:07 PM) -1 + / -
Try running the print head utility a few more times. Clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. A head cleaning and nozzle check pattern must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check pattern, examine the printed dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are gaps in the dot pattern, continue with another cycle. Perform up to 3 cycles if necessary.

If that does not help then you can buy the print head cleaning kit from this site http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kea0.html and if you want to see what is involved in cleaning the print head using the kit this link will help http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/printhead.html If you would like to find out one reason why the print head clogged after changing the ink cartridge read this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/why.html if you want to really test the print output try printing the page from this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/Color.html

Are there any lights flashing or on solid besides the power light?

I hope this helps.

Wes.



Epson C82 by Merv (11/21/04 6:14 PM) +1 + / -
I've got an Epson C82 with new cartidges, but no ink shows up on the paper. any suggestions?!?


Re: epson printer problems by Brenda (11/21/04 6:50 PM) -1 + / -
Thanks Wes--
Guess I need a cleaning kit, hope I don't ruin my printer! Thanks for your help. I also tried to install a wireless mouse tonight, too--that didn't work either!!


Re: epson printer problems by nemia (11/21/04 7:10 PM) +1 + / -
i have an epson stylus colour 1160 printer.
paper jammed half way through printing & out of paper message appears on monitor with printer LED giving a red flicking ligth.


Re: epson printer problems by PK (11/22/04 6:14 AM) + / -
IT,S ME AGAIN. MY EPSON STYLUS COLOR 777 WILL NOT RECOGNIZE INPUT FROM THE COMPUTER THAT SAYS IT SENT COMMANDS. HELP


Re: epson printer problems by Paul (11/22/04 9:31 AM) +1 + / -
Help I've just bought a 2nd hand Epson C8500 colour laser printer and I am getting bands missing from Blue and Black toner rollers (yellow & red are fine) - when looking inside with a torch the actual toner is built up all the way along the roller except for a 5mm gap - is there any way of sorting this?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/22/04 12:20 PM) + / -
Merv: If your printers red ink light is not actually on, but it still will not print in black or colors [even though your cartridges have ink in them], then its possible that you may have a different problem, which unfortunatly seems to be quite common on the C80/C82 series. If there is no actual red ink light on and you were to do a search on this Printer Repair Site [under your Epson C80 printer], you would see that you are not alone in your problem. I've read several posted messages on this Printer Repair Site on just that particular problem [new ink cartridges installed and now won't print at all]. I recommend that you do a general search on the "fixyourownprinter.com" printer repair site, under your C80 printer and then you can read about other peoples experiences, their advise and even what they have tried, sometimes successfully. It seems like most of the problems are not actually related to clogging, or even a bad or empty ink cartridge, but is usually more of a Hardware/Parts Failure, but no way for me to really know. It seems to happen most of the time, just by simply repacing the ink cartridges, as normal. I know this information does not really give you that much to go on, but I felt you should know about other peoples reports, just in case it happens to apply in your case...There is an "EPSON C70/C80 Printer Instruction Page", available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/c80.html , that may be of some help, but you may still need a Service Manual, for any in-depth troubleshooting...I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual or Reset Procedure available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources...HERE'S SOME PREVIOUSLY POSTED INFORMATION THAT MAY APPLY ON YOUR PRINTERS PROBLEM: AVTECH 3/14/2004 16:39:23 Re: Epson C82 Not Printing. If anyone is interested, I was successful in repairing my C82's problem with printing blank pages. I noticed that under the pad where the heads sit when parked, there is a black hose attached to it. That black hose is supposed to be attached to another clear hose. Mine was not. The clear hose was sitting there attached to nothing. I took the cover off of the printer, and pulled the seating pad over to the right. I was then able to use a pair of needlenose pliers and a pair of tweezers to put these 2 hoses back together again. I then powered up the printer and ran a head cleaning. Much to my surprise, the hoses blew apart again, leaving a pretty good mess with ink splatters. I cleaned up, then removed the hose clamp from the hose which is visible at the front of the assembly. I then transferred it to the hoses under the pad. I then used a simple wire tie to re-clamp the front hose. I then ran a head cleaning again. this time, everything stayed together. I re-connected to my PC, ran a nozzle check, and voila, it prints. A few head cleanings later, and it was printing like normal again. It took about 2 hours to figure out how to get it apart and find the problem, but, now my printer is functional again. Hope this helps. I wish I had taken pictures to show the steps...[OR]...FOLLOW_UP INFO POSTED BY: dieter 3/24/2004 10:13:30 Re: Epson C82 Not Printing-->FIXED! The posting of AVTECH on 3/14/04 actually fixed my c82 on the spot. The repair took 30 min without proper finger-pliers. With long pliers it can be done w/o opening the cover. It seems, the hose is connected to a vacuum hose-pump. The vaccum sucks ink out of every set of color-heads at start and also during the cleaning procedure. This assures instant full functionallity and removes all the dry ink bits...[OR]...Martyn Thompson 3/21/2004 03:11:52 Subject: Epson Stylus C82 solution: Hi all. I have had problems with the head clogging on the C82. After spending a small fortune on new cartridges to find it still didn't work (it is just out of warranty, been 14 months old) I took off the lid (4 screws, 4 plastic latches). I found under the cleaning pad the suction hose (a small plastic pipe) had come loose, so any number of head cleans were a waste of time as the ink wasn't been drawn thro'. The most difficult part was reconnecting the tiny hose onto the plastic nipple under the cleaning pad (in the end my girlfriend with her small fingers and two pair of thin nosed pliers did the job). The pad itself is on a 'drawer' that slides to the right of the printer, so you can access underneath it. I would suggest everyone with problems of head not cleaning should check for this - providing their own printer is out of warranty. I can provide greater details of this if you are interested. I am not a repairer by trade though, but it has been successful for me. All the best, Martyn...P.S. You can e-mail Martyn if you want to, by simply clicking on his posted name on his message board @ http://fixyourownprinter.com/printer/new/17697.html ...[OR]...Paul 3/25/2004 13:06:15 Re: Epson C82 Not Printing. I concur - fixed mine by reconnecting the hoses. There are two screws on the back of the printer and two screws on the inside of the front panel under the printer cover. Remove all 4, unclip the case at the four points marked by arrows (one on each side and two on the bottom, then the last retainer is on the inside of the case on the left hand side (opposite the ink pad), release that and pivot the case open to the right. Tweezers and two zip ties fixed mine, and three nozzle checks gave good prints again. Thanks for the help!.....Sorry, for the possible bad news, but I thought you should know more about your possible problem...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/22/04 12:35 PM) + / -
Nemia...If you had to remove a bad paper jam, then the following information, may apply to your printer: There is a common problem when you get a constant jam condition, or paper won't feed in correctly after a bad jam was removed, or even when the printer or your computer thinks that the paper has not been correctly loaded. If you have recently had a bad paper jam that you had to forcefully yank out of your printer, especially towards the rear of the printer, in the backwards direction, then its possible that a part was unhooked/unseated, or even damaged. When paper is pulled to the rear/backwards with force, it usually unseats the arm on the "Paper Jam Sensor Assy", resulting in a constant jam condition. Normally, as paper passes thru the printer, it causes a black plastic arm [with a spring attached] to be pushed forward out of the "Paper Jam Sensor". As the trail edge of the paper leaves the plastic arm, the spring causes the plastic arm to be pulled back into its normal position [into that sensor assembly]. When the arm does not correctly return, the sensor is not activated and the printer thinks there is a paper jam [even though you can not see any paper in the paper path], or does not correctly feed-in the paper, because the sensor is not correctly actuated. Of course I have no way to really know whats wrong with your printer, or even if this is your problem but you have to start some place and I've seen this happen many times. Because of the disassembly and troubleshooting involved, you will find it easier to do with a Service Manual for reference. You have to realize that your printer does not actually have the ability to see any paper in your printer. It depends on electrical signals transmitted thru sensors, to determine if there is a jam or if the paper is out. Usually what happens is that the plastic arm is unhooked at its pivot points, or sometimes actually broken/damaged and cannot return back into the paper sensor. You would have to remove the printers "Top Cover" to be able to shine a flashlight in to possibly see the arm of the paper jam sensor. Again, even removing that Top Cover may require a Service Manual to use for reference and probably even for troubleshooting your possible problem. If you can get the "Top Cover" off: Most of the time you will have to carefully, partially remove the plastic "Paper Holder Assy" in the rear of the printer[usually 2 screws], far enough to be able to fully see and hopefully be able to reinstall the arm assy into its pivot points/holder assy [providing that is your problem, of course]...TECH NOTE: You will need to turn the printer around to disassemble and partially remove the paper holder assembly...WATCHING NOW FROM THE REAR SIDE: Closely observe how the "paper holder assy" comes out/slides out, esp on the left side. The right side is normally just held in by a screw, but the left side [also held in by one screw] is also positioned under and slightly into the paper feed clutch/motor assy. You usually don't need to fully remove the left end of the paper holder assy to be able to see and reconnect the sensor's arm and spring. You do need to be able to reinstall the left end back under/into that clutch assy, or paper won't feed-in correctly. Go slow and LOOK AT EVERYTHING CLOSELY. Check every thing/every step VERY CLOSELY, so you can put it back together again correctly. If the sensor's arm was not broken, or damaged [and its normally just unhooked] you can just try to correctly reinstall it back into its normal position. Once the sensor's arm is correctly positioned, then slowly and carefully reassemble everything, except leave the "Top Cover" off for testing. TECH NOTE: On some Epson models, when you remove the top cover, there is a "Ribbon Cable" [electrical cable] plugged into the top cover itself. If you are not careful, you may find that you have to replug that Ribbon Cable back into its connector on the top cover, for testing purposes. Plug-in and turn-on the printer, but don't load any paper yet. If no immediate jam indicator comes on [once the printer is turned back on], it usually indicates the sensor assy is working normally now. Now load paper as normal [with the top cover still off] and if no "Error Lights/LED's" come on, push the paper/resume button to feed in paper part way [as normal]. Push the same button a second time to finish feeding the paper thru the printer. If successfull, run the same test several times, just to be sure. If the paper does not feed in, you'll probably have to start over on the disassembly of the "paper holder assy" and try to see what went wrong while you performed the reassembly/reinstallation of that assembly. Of course, if that sensor arm was not your problem, once the Top Cover is off, you may be able to actually see the possible problem. You may still need to try and locate an actual Service Manual on-line, to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals for most printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/22/04 12:45 PM) + / -
PK: WES already told you what you can try, if your printer is simply trying to print, but no ink is actually getting onto the paper. Wes also asked you: "Are there any lights flashing or on solid besides the power light?". As you did not answer that question, I can only assume that your printer is not actually even trying to do any printing at all. If so, then that basically indicates a communication failure between your Printer and your Computer System...HERE'S A TEST YOU CAN TRY: On most Epson Printers you can usually run an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page" to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or possibly from your Computer System. Of course if there are actually any Red Error Lights/Leds, already showing on your printer, that would indicate that there is already a problem in your printer. Not all Epson Printers are always the same, but the following information applies to most models. If this self-test does not actually work on your particular printer, then you should refer to your "User's Manual/Owners Manual" for the correct procedure on how to run your printers self-test page. First unhook/unplug the printer cable from the back or side of the printer. Leave the power cord still plugged in to the wall and leave the paper loaded, as normal. Turn the printer off for 10 seconds or so, to clear out any remaining DATA or Information that may still have been in the printers system, from when the computer was previously connected. Normally [on most models] you turn the printer off and then you simply reach over and hold-in on the Paper Button, while you reach over and turn the Power Button back on, as normal. Continue to hold in on the paper button for about 3 to 5 seconds, but release the power button after turning your printer on. Release the paper button once you can hear and see the printer starting to initialize and start to pull-in a piece of paper. The printer will normally print out the Internal Epson Self-Test Copy, which will also have a Nozzle Test on it. If that test fails, or cannot actually be ran because the "Red Error Lights" come on, then you know that there is an actual problem in the printer. Depending on the combination of which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING or OFF, will actually indicate the possible Service Error Condition. ON THE OTHER HAND: If everything is working correctly in the printers Paper Feed Assembly, Carriage Assembly/Cartridge Assembly and the Printhead Assembly, then the self-test copy should be printed out and correctly fed thru the printer. If the self-test page prints out correctly and the nozzle test looks ok, then that indicates that your printer thinks it is working normally [as far as the self-test goes]. This does not mean your printer may not be dirty, or have another service related problem, or possibly even nearly empty ink cartridges. If your printer is working ok, then your problem could be in your Computer System/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware/parts problems, possible virus, etc...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (11/22/04 1:26 PM) + / -
Paul: Your particular model was actually made by Epson Company for sales outside the USA [where I live], so I just wanted to give you a pointer, in case you don't get any replies back on your posted message. If you were to open a new & separate message board, listing your printer make, model and a short description of its problem, in the actual SUBJECT LINE, you might have a better chance on getting a reply. Especially from someone that is framiliar with your particular model and possibly its problem. A lot of technicians and people that help out on this Printer Repair Site, read the actual SUBJECT LINE, rather than reading each individual message. They are looking for makes & models of printers that they are actually trained on, or framiliar with. If you were to post a completely new message, with a subject like "RE: Epson Laser C8500, Toner Banding Problems", then there's a greater chance that someone that works on, or is framiliar with your printer, may actually see and read your posted message. Then the chances are better that they may be able to actually help you with your printers problem. IT'S EASY TO POST A NEW SEPARATE MESSAGE: Just go to the "fixyourownprinter.com" web-site and under MESSAGE BOARD, click-on PRINTER REPAIR FORUM. The first page will open up; scroll down to bottom of the page; in the bottom left corner is "click here to post a new message". Now you can post your new Subject Header & your printers problem.....Just in case nobody is actually able to help you on this Printer Repair Site: I also wanted to let you know that you can contact the EPSON TECHNICAL SUPPORT DEPARTMENT in your region or area, by going to the EPSON GLOBAL WEB-SITE, at www.epson.com and checking your available options. At least that way, you are dealing with a technician thats trained on your particular model, by Epson Company....Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Daphne Beart (11/26/04 7:46 AM) + / -
My printer is cutting the right side of the print off although there is space on the paper,this happens when I print from web pages.It is set up for A4 and the paper is going through the printer evenly .I have a CX5400 Please help D Beart


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (11/26/04 8:05 AM) + / -
Change the settings from portrait to landscape.


Re: epson printer problems by Margaret (11/28/04 6:38 AM) + / -
I have a Epson photo 830u
The black ink ran low. I didn't print anything for a week or so, and when I did it said ink out.
I changed the cartridge. Went through all the checks etc. would not print. (Thought it might be a faulty cartridge.) Replaced cartridge a second time, it refuses to print. I have done so many nozzle and cleaning checks that it is telling me I have used a 1/4 of the ink already. Please help before I throw it though the window.




Re: epson printer problems by Wes (11/28/04 8:37 AM) + / -
It sounds like it's just a simple clog you can buy the print head cleaning kit from this site http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kea0.html and if you want to see what is involved in cleaning the print head using the kit this link will help http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/printhead.html If you would like to find out one reason why the print head clogged after changing the ink cartridge read this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/why.html if you want to really test the print output try printing the page from this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/Color.html

I hope this helps.

Wes.




Re: epson printer problems by Peter (12/5/04 8:00 AM) + / -
A few months ago my computer crashed - apparently due to an incompatibility between Norton and a anti Spyware program. I had it repaired and the information recovered etc. The printer program had been erased so I reinstalled it with the original Epsom C80 disc. All is well escept the following:
The computer no longer tells me when the printer is low on ink - the cartoon cartridges are there, but "dull" and not outlined in color.
When I print photographs from CDs or email the colors are dark, sort of "underexposed". I cannot find anything under Properties or whatever that will make it possible to adjust this brightness.
All suggestions would be appreciated. At this point I am ready to take the d--- thing to the dump!
Thanks
PHT


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/6/04 10:49 AM) + / -
Peter: The only thing I can suggest, is to delete your printer and then go on-line to epson.com and download the newest available Printer Drivers and see if that works better. You can delete your printer and its drivers and then download the latest available drivers from the Epson Home Page at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp . As drivers are FREE, I usually recommend trying those first if you have a possible communication problem. Bad or corrupted drivers can cause many problems. DEINSTALL [remove] your old printers first and then go to the epson.com web-site. Click-on your particular area, where you live [example: USA]. Then click-on DRIVERS AND SUPPORT and then click-on your particular type of Epson Printer [example: INKJET]. Look under the Ink Jet Printers for your "Epson Stylus C80" and click-on it. Once the DOWNLOAD PAGE opens, read the INFORMATION to locate your particular SYSTEM [Win's 95,98,ME,2000.etc.] and then click-on it. Follow the directions and read all the available information concerning your systems driver downloads. Finally at the bottom of the page, click-on "Printer Software Installation for Windows ___ [Epson Printers]", or the "Download" option button. After the downloading utility opens, read the download information available, make your choices and complete the installation...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Joe (12/7/04 10:22 AM) -1 + / -
I had to remove"roll" paper from my epson 785EPX backwards because of a jam. Now everytime I power it up, the "PJ" (paper jam) indicator blinks. I tried all troubleshooting I.A.W. the operators manual, with no luck. I called the epson tech support and they suggested I uplug it for 20 min to reset it. No luck! Help!!!!!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/7/04 11:42 AM) +1 + / -
My EpsonPhotoRX500 has been doing wierd things lately.Namely on two occasions it would not print when I hit the print icon on the computer.For several days I would try everything I could and then,like today,I turn on the computer and then the printer and without any commands the printer starts printing the work that I could not get it to do before.After it gets caught up on old printing it stops and then seems is back working properly.I cannot figure this out.Anyone with an idea.Tom P


Re: epson printer problems - 740 by JVOORTMAN (12/7/04 1:12 PM) +2 + / -
Epson Stylus 740 issue. I just replaced the black cartidge because the light started flashing, but when I pushed the button underneath the ink droplets picture (to get the carriage to return to it's regular position) all of a sudden all the light are flashing and the printer doesn't work anymore. This happened a long time ago, but I can't remember what the resolution was. I think it was something to do with holding down certain buttons while pushing the power button. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/8/04 9:44 AM) + / -
Joe: There is a common problem when you get a constant jam condition, or paper won't feed in correctly after a bad jam was removed, or even when the printer or your computer thinks that the paper has not been correctly loaded: If you have recently had a bad paper jam that you had to forcefully yank out of your printer, especially towards the rear of the printer, in the backwards direction, then its possible that a part was unhooked/unseated, or even damaged. When paper is pulled to the rear/backwards with force, it usually unseats the arm on the "Paper Jam Sensor Assy", resulting in a constant jam condition. Normally, as paper passes thru the printer, it causes a black plastic arm [with a spring attached] to be pushed forward out of the "Paper Jam Sensor". As the trail edge of the paper leaves the plastic arm, the spring causes the plastic arm to be pulled back into its normal position [into that sensor assembly]. When the arm does not correctly return, the sensor is not activated and the printer thinks there is a paper jam [even though you can not see any paper in the paper path], or does not correctly feed-in the paper, because the sensor is not correctly actuated. Of course I have no way to really know whats wrong with your printer, or even if this is your problem but you have to start some place and I've seen this happen many times. Because of the disassembly and troubleshooting involved, you will find it easier to do with a Service Manual for reference. You have to realize that your printer does not actually have the ability to see any paper in your printer. It depends on electrical signals transmitted thru sensors, to determine if there is a jam or if the paper is out. Usually what happens is that the plastic arm is unhooked at its pivot points, or sometimes actually broken/damaged and cannot return back into the paper sensor. You would have to remove the printers "Top Cover" to be able to shine a flashlight in to possibly see the arm of the paper jam sensor. Again, even removing that Top Cover may require a Service Manual to use for reference and probably even for troubleshooting your possible problem. If you can get the "Top Cover" off: Most of the time you will have to carefully, partially remove the plastic "Paper Holder Assy" in the rear of the printer[usually 2 screws], far enough to be able to fully see and hopefully be able to reinstall the arm assy into its pivot points/holder assy [providing that is your problem, of course]...TECH NOTE: You will need to turn the printer around to disassemble and partially remove the paper holder assembly...WATCHING NOW FROM THE REAR SIDE: Closely observe how the "paper holder assy" comes out/slides out, esp on the left side. The right side is normally just held in by a screw, but the left side [also held in by one screw] is also positioned under and slightly into the paper feed clutch/motor assy. You usually don't need to fully remove the left end of the paper holder assy to be able to see and reconnect the sensor's arm and spring. You do need to be able to reinstall the left end back under/into that clutch assy, or paper won't feed-in correctly. Go slow and LOOK AT EVERYTHING CLOSELY. Check every thing/every step VERY CLOSELY, so you can put it back together again correctly. If the sensor's arm was not broken, or damaged [and its normally just unhooked] you can just try to correctly reinstall it back into its normal position. Once the sensor's arm is correctly positioned, then slowly and carefully reassemble everything, except leave the "Top Cover" off for testing. TECH NOTE: On some Epson models, when you remove the top cover, there is a "Ribbon Cable" [electrical cable] plugged into the top cover itself. If you are not careful, you may find that you have to replug that Ribbon Cable back into its connector on the top cover, for testing purposes. Plug-in and turn-on the printer, but don't load any paper yet. If no immediate jam indicator comes on [once the printer is turned back on], it usually indicates the sensor assy is working normally now. Now load paper as normal [with the top cover still off] and if no "Error Lights/LED's" come on, push the paper/resume button to feed in paper part way [as normal]. Push the same button a second time to finish feeding the paper thru the printer. If successfull, run the same test several times, just to be sure. If the paper does not feed in, you'll probably have to start over on the disassembly of the "paper holder assy" and try to see what went wrong while you performed the reassembly/reinstallation of that assembly. Of course, if that sensor arm was not your problem, once the Top Cover is off, you may be able to actually see the possible problem. You may still need to try and locate an actual Service Manual on-line, to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals for most printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/8/04 9:51 AM) + / -
Anonymous: I doubt that its actually a problem in the printer. It sounds more like a possible communication problem from your Computer System. Being a Printer Repair Site, we don't actually work on computer related problems, so you may need to get help from an actual Computer Technician/Person, rather than a Printer Technician. The only thing I can suggest is that you delete your printer and then go on-line to epson.com and download new Printer Drivers and see if that helps. You can delete your printer and its drivers and then download the latest available drivers from the Epson Home Page at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp . As drivers are FREE, I usually recommend trying those first if you have a possible communication problem. Bad or corrupted drivers can cause many problems. DEINSTALL [remove] your old printers first and then go to the epson.com web-site. Click-on your particular area, where you live [example: USA]. Then click-on DRIVERS AND SUPPORT and then click-on your particular type of Epson Printer [example: INKJET]. Look under the Ink Jet Printers for your "Epson Stylus Photo RX500" and click-on it. Once the DOWNLOAD PAGE opens, read the INFORMATION to locate your particular SYSTEM [Win's 95,98,ME,2000.etc.] and then click-on it. Follow the directions and read all the available information concerning your systems driver downloads. Finally at the bottom of the page, click-on "Printer Software Installation for Windows ___ [Epson Printers]", or the "Download" option button. After the downloading utility opens, read the download information available, make your choices and complete the installation...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Peter H. Tveskov (12/9/04 2:08 PM) + / -
To Denny Conway:
Thanks for the advice. I went through the paces that you recommended and unfortunately nothing good happened.
I then - again - deleted my C80 and reinstalled it with the original CD and it now works as before the crash, i.e. with no warning as to the status of the ink etc.
Obviously a textbook case of planned obsolescence, as one can buy a new printer for the price of two sets of replacement ink cartridges for the C80, next time it runs out, after calming down I will take it to the dumpster and then buy a new printer - and this time not an Epsom.
Thank you again for your advice.
Peter


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/9/04 2:32 PM) +1 + / -
Peter: You're welcome and good luck with your next printer...JUST REMEMBER: Any printer that sells for under $100.00, is considered in the Printer Industry as being a disposable printer. In fact, its starting to look like any printer under $150.00 is more or less starting to look like they are becoming disposable as well. Unfortunatly, its becoming a disposable world anymore and it seems like quality is a thing of the past. Printers cost a lot more just a few years ago, but they were built better and lasted longer. As prices started to come down, it seems like the quality also came down. Its usually cheaper to buy a new printer, than to have your fairly new printer repaired. You're right. In some cases, its almost cheaper to buy a new inexpensive printer, than replace all the ink cartridges...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by daboy (12/9/04 10:52 PM) + / -
I think its another intermittent problem on printer epson fx1170

but this time i really find it hard to fix...

scenario:
1. when the printer is ON, everything seems to be well..
2. when i start to make a test page from win98 setup, the printer light will start to blink, and it stop printing....

i suspect that printer board might be the problem. i already cleaned the board, but it still wont work.

hope you can help me. also can you give me web address of some trouble shooting about epson fx1170 printer and other printer too.

tnx a lot...ill wait for your reply soon.
its daboy...


Re: epson printer problems by Nancy (12/10/04 10:36 AM) + / -
I'm having a difficult time getting my Epson Stylus Photo 800 printer to accept the 5.5 x 8.5 300 gsm doublesided photo paper I'm using. I'm loading one sheet at a time, and it takes many, many tries to get the printer to grab the paper correctly. Usually it justs shoots it through, doesn't catch it at all, or catches it slightly, then stops. Epson says it's because I'm not using Epson paper. Actually the reverse side prints better than the front. I've tried slightly bowing the paper, in case it was slightly curved. I've tried holding a couple fingers very lightly against the paper. I've actually printed about 20 on both sides, so it can be done, but I may not get these Christmas cards out before spring.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/13/04 6:41 AM) + / -
I am a teacher, and after some observation of my c84's symptoms I have found that there is a piece of chalk stuck in the printer. I almost had it out but it fell in deeper at the last moment. I can see the points on the printer housing that allow access but feel as if the plastic will break if I depress them hard enough to open the case. Please advise, I have a quiz to print!
kim


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/13/04 10:38 AM) + / -
Nancy: If your printer is having problems printing onto a partricular paper stock, there's not much you can really do, other than try a different stock. Its possible that the rubber "Paper Pick-Up/Feed-In Roller" may be slightly worn or even dirty, but thats not something you can easily get to for cleaning. Even then, if its actually the paper stock you are using, cleaning that roller may not actually help. A printer will usually print onto paper stock varieties that its not designed to use, when its new. However, once that printer starts to get some age and use on it, it may no longer accept that same paper stock. You could invest in a Service Manual [if you can locate one] and disassemble your printer and then clean the roller with "Rubber Roller Cleaner/Rubber Rejuvinator", to see if that helps. Its also possible that it could actually not help at all, especially on certain types of paper stocks...I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual or Reset Procedure available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources. I HAVE NOT CHECKED ON ANY PARTICULAR PRINTER MODELS, BUT HERE ARE SOME OTHER WEB-SITES THAT YOU CAN CHECK WITH FOR SERVICE MANUALS: You will have to check the following web-sites for availability [some may be able to order or locate Service manuals for you] and pricing: http://www.manuals4you.com , http://www.sm.copyprofi.net/index.htm , http://www.servicemanuals.net/(qxdgvu55gnxp1r55phmu5d45)/default.aspx , http://www.docteurtech.com/CAN-Import/can-import.html , or http://www.user-service-manuals.com/epson-service-manuals.htm ...Some of the best Rubber Roller Rejuvenator that I have ever used, is available in a can: Price = $10, Shipping = $6 ($8 International), from http://fixyourownprinter.com/sp0.html. It is also available as a Rubber Roller Rejuvenator Pad: One pad soaked with rubber restorer, enough to fix several printers and simple directions for use. The price: Send two dollars and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Laser Service, 1620 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. International customers add another dollar and skip the stamp. See info page at " http://fixyourownprinter.com/kkx3.html "...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/13/04 10:41 AM) + / -
Anonymous with a C84: There is an "EPSON C64/C84 Disassembly Instructions Page", that you can view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/c648.html , that may be of some possible help, while trying to remove that Top Cover Assembly. Once that cover is off, hopefully you will be able to get to that piece of chalk...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems - C82 by Erik Johannesen (12/13/04 12:55 PM) + / -
I replaced the cyan cartridge and no cyan printed. During efforts to clean the head, black & magenta ran out so I replaced these. Now only yellow prints. Prior to changing these cartridges all prints were perfect. Any suggestions?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/13/04 1:58 PM) + / -
Erik: JUST TO LET YOU KNOW: If your printers red ink light is not actually on, but it still will not print in black or colors [even though your cartridges have ink in them], then its possible that you may have a different problem, which unfortunatly seems to be quite common on the C80/C82 series. If there is no actual red ink light on and you were to do a search on this Printer Repair Site [under your Epson C80 printer], you would see that you are not alone in your problem. I've read several posted messages on this Printer Repair Site on just that particular problem [new ink cartridges installed and now won't print at all]. I recommend that you do a general search on the "fixyourownprinter.com" printer repair site, under your C80 printer and then you can read about other peoples experiences, their advise and even what they have tried, sometimes successfully. It seems like most of the problems are not actually related to clogging, or even a bad or empty ink cartridge, but is usually more of a Hardware/Parts Failure, but no way for me to really know. The most common problem is that a small hose under the Cleaning Station Assembly comes off. When that happens, it causes vacuum to be lost, resulting in no ink printing. It seems to happen most of the time, just by simply repacing the ink cartridges, as normal. I know this information does not really give you that much to go on, but I felt you should know about other peoples reports, just in case it happens to apply in your case. Check for an e-mail from me, with some previously posted information, on that possible problem...There is an "EPSON C82 Disassembly Instructions Page", that is available to view at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/c821.html , that may be of some help to you in at least removing the Top Cover Assembly [Page #27 lists HOUSING REMOVAL]...I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual or Reset Procedure available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Dan Harrington (12/17/04 3:12 PM) + / -
Epson Stylus C86 printing problem. I purchased generic ink cartridges for this printer. I installed a generic black cartridge. I get the message: EPSON STATUS MONITOR STYLUS C86
INSTALLED INK CARTRIDGE CAN'T BE RECOGNIZED. Whatthe printer wants is a $29 EPSON cartridge instead of a $5 generic one. I 've tried everything, re-installing the same catridge, re-starting the printer, taking out the black cartridge and trying to print with only color cartridges. What should I do? Thanks Dan


Re: epson printer problems by Eddy (12/17/04 4:06 PM) + / -
Go back to the place where you bought the generic ink cartridge and demand a replacement ink cartridge which will work with the Stylus C86 or get a refund.


Re: epson printer problems by Hank Aberle (12/17/04 10:36 PM) + / -
reference # 07-678-860 12/17/04

This is the third Epson C82 printer that has had the same problem. After replacing it with new "expensive" ink cartridges, my C82 printer prints blank pages. I have never actually had a printer that worked for more than 8 months. There's a word for this type of business practice. It's "SCAM." Whether or not people know it, there's a dirty little secret and that is, none of your printers work!!
It's absolutely amazing how you can stay in business with such a poor quality product. Eventually though, I'm confident people will catch on and you will go by the wayside. Even your customer service stinks. Everyone i spoke to today refused to appease me in any qualified way. I was even hung up on by Mark while trying to get some technical assistance. I suggest that if you really tape phone calls for quality assurance, you obtain that one and all the others I had to get through while paying a hefty price for long distance phone calls from New York City. I will be sending all of my accumulated data regarding my C-82 experiences to the New York State Consumer protection Board, the New York State Attorney Generals office and the BBB. Just see how much it will cost you for all your lawyers to return answers to my complaints. You'll be sorry you treated me so poorly.

Sincerely,
Hank Aberle


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/17/04 11:05 PM) + / -
You do know that this is a privately owned forum and has no connection to Epson, HP or any other manufacturer.

It's purpose is to help people fix their printers. And if needed point them to repair kits sold on this site.


Re: epson printer problems by Hank Aberle (12/17/04 11:10 PM) + / -
I should mention that my letter was wriitten to epson today and I wanted to share it with this forum. Sorry for the confusion.

Hank


Re: epson printer problems by Terry (12/18/04 11:34 AM) + / -
I have a C-80 which I have had for about 3 years. It has been great with the printing until about a month ago. I send something to be printed and the printer goes stupid. The green light flashes and the printer can only be turned off by pulling the plug to the power. Is there something I can do beside throw the printer away. I just recently replaced the cartridges and now the printer won't even talk.


Re: epson printer problems by Terry (12/18/04 11:35 AM) + / -
I have a C-80 which I have had for about 3 years. It has been great with the printing until about a month ago. I send something to be printed and the printer goes stupid. The green light flashes and the printer can only be turned off by pulling the plug to the power. Is there something I can do beside throw the printer away. I just recently replaced the cartridges and now the printer won't even talk.


Re: epson printer problems by Terry (12/18/04 11:37 AM) + / -
I have a C-80 which I have had for about 3 years. It has been great with the printing until about a month ago. I send something to be printed and the printer goes stupid. The green light flashes and the printer can only be turned off by pulling the plug to the power. Is there something I can do beside throw the printer away. I just recently replaced the cartridges and now the printer won't even talk.


Re: epson printer problems by Clyde (12/18/04 1:35 PM) + / -
I have a C84 Epson that is just over 1 year old.I have always used Epson ink and just replaced all cartriges. Now the blue and yellow do not show up on printed pages. I've done the cleaning several times but no change. They also do not show at all on the nozle test page. Time for a new printer?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/18/04 1:43 PM) +1 + / -
Problems with Photo 750. Head bangs to left side. Head parks midway along track with noise as if hitting something. No paper jams (sometimes paper feeds sometimes it doesn't). it appears that mechanical drive is out of sync. Any way to reset head and drives?


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (12/18/04 1:48 PM) + / -
Anonymous, You usually only need to clean the carriage guide shaft to solve the problem. For info on cleaning the guide shaft try here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/glide.html

You may have a hardware problem but the cleaning and oiling usually is all that is needed.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/18/04 2:15 PM) + / -
wes
Cleaning the guide shaft worked. Would that all problems were solved as easily. Thanks


Re: C40UX- "Contact your Dealer" Error Message by Anonymous (12/19/04 7:43 AM) + / -
My C40UX printer is about 2-3 yrs old. This is the first time the following error message has occurred:"Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." Both green and red lights are flashing. Is there something I can check before taking it for repairs? Is it even worth trying to get repaired? This error message occurred at the end of printing out a page, and I did notice the paper was arched up after printing,as the leading edge had been blocked by other paper at the feed-out location. The paper fed out completely, so there is no paper stuck in the printer. Thanks for your help.


Re: epson printer problems by newuser (12/19/04 9:55 AM) + / -
Anonymous, read this thread:

http://forum.fixyourownprinter.com/printer/new/25844.html


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (12/20/04 10:22 AM) +1 + / -
Anonymous...JUST SO YOU WILL KNOW: A Service Error where you get a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see "Exploded Parts Diagrams" of most Epson Ink Jet Printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water, then dry them out and simply reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that Waste Ink Counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work...There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes the C44 series, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that will be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing. However, you will still need to go on-line and buy and download the actual Reset Procedure, to clear the actual Service Error Condition. You can also find most Service Adjustment Programs/Resets from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=1_56_50 ...THIS ADDITIONAL INFO MIGHT ALSO BE OF SOME HELP: Tim H 12/10/2003 2:46:24 Subject: Epson Reset Program Download Location. after a long search for a reset program for waste ink, without paying, i found it. goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . please check that your printer is compatible goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . this program has other features as well...Unfortunatly, that "SSC Service Utility" does not work on all Epson Printers and not on all Operating Systems and sometimes will not even work on actually listed printer models, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate a "SERVICE MANUAL" and also the actual "RESET PROCEDURE", to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals & Reset Procedures for most Epson Printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=2_18 . Most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 [ /-]. The reset Procedure is usually available from the same source and is also around $10.00 [ /-]...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by BigJohn (1/13/05 1:38 PM) + / -
My Epson C82 died a few days ago. I tried running the cleaning head to no avail. I spent $70+ in ink to replace all the carts. Then no ink printing at all. Found this site and this e-mail chain. I then pulled the top (power unplugged) on my machine and moved the head machine over to the left by moving that little black bar at the bottom left. I then located the hose everyone mentioned and yes it was disconnected. I tried with one pair of needle nose pliers to no avail. It does take two pair. Re-connected the hose. While the lid was still off the machine I re-started it to see if it did the default test pattern. No black ink...did get the others just not black. Turned the machine OFF and re-unplugged. Noticed the front clear tube that connects to a black hose that goes back under the machine looked clogged. I ran a pipe cleaner in it about 6-7" and re-connected hose. I again ran the test pattern and TA DA!!! Black ink!!!. Thanks to all who have added to this thread.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (1/13/05 1:53 PM) + / -
Big John: Good job on being able to actually correct your printers problems. I'm glad that some of our posted information, was able to help you...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by embillma (1/14/05 9:44 AM) + / -
New participant - not technically inclined!!
Single Epson Stylus Color 600 has worked fine for 6 years. Noticed last few days every third/fourth line in Black not 'clean' ('miss' ran horizontally every letter about 3/4 to letter botton). Tried extensive cleaning; no success.Nozzle pattern showed only outside of black but complete color pattern.
Installed new Black and Color cartridges. Now NO black print, period!
Made extensive use of nozzle clean; still no pattern print for Black - great/complete for Color.(Epson says take it to repair - closest 50 miles).
How can I introduce head cleaner solvent (saw availability this site) into printer to clean out the path from black cartridge to print heads as Black is only affected portion? (Or any other solution that will get us back in operation?).
Thanks


Re: epson printer problems by embillma (1/14/05 12:14 PM) +1 + / -
Took the SSC Svc Utility (link provided above by Denny Conway) and using the black-only heavy cleaning I now can print - same as before the loss, but printing.
Need help to resolve the poor quality being seen:
- Horizontally across the length of every 4th line (include text and para spacing) there is a lack of ink causing a white 'line' 2/3 down each character. Result is hyphens and "e's" that appear as equal signs.
Looking for suggested fix.

Also found FREE service manual site (at least for the 600). The link is:
http://www.wimtv.be/techniforum/files/smstc600.pdf

Did a 'Epson Stylus Color 600 Service Manual' Google search and the return is in english (site is from Belgium).



Re: epson printer problems by moe (1/14/05 12:39 PM) + / -
Did you happen to notice the reference link above? You could have gotten the manual here for free and it's in English.


Re: epson printer problems by embillma (1/14/05 1:01 PM) + / -
Moe:

Just rechecked the links in Denny's helpful message and did not find a link that gives me a free 600 manual. The link about the C60 doesn't cover mine and www.2manual.... charges. I didn't see any other unless I failed to go back up the thread a sufficient distance.
BTW the manual I found is in english.
Thanks for jumping in.


Re: epson printer problems by Confused (2/15/05 8:16 PM) + / -
My Espon Stylus C80 decided to take on a task of its own today. It just started taking in paper and printing these odd patterns. Just tons of random little characters but only four lines down one page then 7 or 8 lines down the other page. And it was feeding paper through the printer like a mad thing. I'm not sure what to make of this or what could possibly be causing it. I tried turing it off then just restarting the printer and it did the same exact thing as soon as I tried to print a document from Microsoft Word. Any Ideas on what to do?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (2/16/05 9:48 AM) + / -
Confused: When a printer prints "jibberish" [random symbols and characters], or has communication problems, its usually caused by: #1 a bad/failing parallel printer cable. It can be caused by an old worn cable, or a poor quality cable [not bi-directional printer cable, or not an IEEE-1284 rated cable], or simply a loose connection on either end of your present cable [be sure cable is securely connected on both ends]. Inexpensive parallel cables are not usually shielded enough and are not always bi-directional. TECH NOTE: If you are using a USB CABLE, you will usually you have less communication problems caused by a bad or corrupted USB cable, but its possible. #2 bad/corrupted printer drivers: printer drivers are usually available online from EPSON at no charge; remove/de-install your old printer drivers and then go online and download the newest drivers available for your printer. If you use your old CD that came with your printer, then you are not getting the latest changes/updates available free from Epson Company...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by mrmonteith (2/26/05 10:10 AM) -1 + / -
I have an Epson C-82. I thought it would save me money by going to sperate color cartridges. Well it worked great and had it a little over a year. Then it stopped printing yellow. I ended up cleaning the printhead. Now it doesn't print anything at all. Fresh cartridges and all so it's not that. So far for the amount of money spent trying to clear it up I could have had enough money for half of another printer.

I'd like to get it back to printing but I'm not going to invest another dime.

I used to be certified on all types of printers. The one huge problem I see is with the newer printers they made it so that only people with the right hardware, manuals, and all can work on them. It's not until people like here help others that it at least breaks some of the pain. But I'm severely disappointed at Epson. You would think they would want people to keep buying their printers. But if I don't get this fixed and soon I guarantee that when people ask me for what type of printer to get, which many people know I work on hardware, I will NOT be telling to get Epson at ALL.

The manufacturers need to own up to helping out the customers to resolve their problems without having to send them into Epson or spend countless dolars fixing them. This is a clear lack of forethought on the design and afterthought on helping their customers. If they really wanted to keep people coming back they would make the information available to do whatever people were capable of to resolve their problem.

Does anyone have the manual for the c-82 in electronic format or can give me a quick run-down of getting it back to printing.

I was going to remove the tube and clean it but the one end comes off fine but the other goes down and around where it does the charging and looks to be a pain to get completely loose. I guess I can if that's having anything to do at all why it's not printing.

I'm only assuming really that the problem should be in the printhead assembly. Since I cleaned the printhead I assume it's just not getting ink down in it.

Any information to get me moving again would be greatly appreciated.

Michael


Re: epson printer problems by embillma (2/26/05 10:52 AM) + / -
Follow-on to my 1/14 post.
Current print problem has settled on a horizontal 'miss' each 8 mm from top to bottom of a page.(Printed a document with borders and was able to measure the spacing of the 'misses').
Have continued to run the SSC Utility for nozzle cleaning without any improvement.
Epson says 'take it to a factory-authorized repair'.
Any other suggestions here???
Thanks


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/26/05 7:06 PM) + / -
Michael,
I had the same trouble with my carts in my C82.
Take the hose loose from where it just starts to vanish under the printer body. Now take a pipe cleaner and run it through that tube as far as you can get it to go. I only managed about 6 or 7" down that tube before no further movement. Re-connect the tube and run the test pattern without hooking it up to the computer*. That should have fixed it. I got several dried up chunks of ink out of that tube that looked like coal dust.
*Hold the paper feed button down and click on the power to the printer. When the light starts flashing on the power button let go of the paper feed button. A test pattern should print to let you see if you were successful in the fix. Good luck and remember to unplug the printer before taking off the cover! Note: a power cord is attached to the power button and to the base of the printer inside. You will not be able to take the cover all the way off on the right side without disconnecting that cord.
BigJohn


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (2/28/05 10:34 AM) + / -
Michael...Just to let you know: There is a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color C82 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . That manual may be of some use to you, in trying to troubleshoot your printers problem....There have been a lot of strange problems reported on several of the newer ink jet printers, including your "C82" model. If you were to do a search on this Printer Repair Site [under your Epson C82 Printer], you would see that you are not alone in your problem. I've read several posted messages on this Printer Repair Site on just that particular problem, or at least very simular problems. I recommend that you do a general search on the "fixyourownprinter.com" printer repair site, under your C82 printer and then you can read about other peoples experiences, their advise and even what they have tried, sometimes successfully. It seems like most of the problems are not actually related to clogging, or even a bad or empty ink cartridge, but is usually more of a hardware/parts failure...Unfortunatly, its turned into a disposable world anymore, even if we don't agree with it or like it. People want and buy inexpensive ink jet printers from almost ALL MANUFACTORS, at a tremendous rate. The small inexpensive ink jet printer, is basically reguarded as being more or less disposable in the Printer World, especially anything under $100. Unfortunatly, its also starting to look like most printers under $150 are getting to be more or less disposable, as well. Think about it, you can usually buy a new printer cheaper than you can have your old printer repaired for, or at least close to the price. Today you can almost but a new inexpensive printer, cheaper than you can replace the manufactors ink cartridges for. People just don't want to pay for quality anymore and buy those basically disposable printers by the thousands. So most of the printer manufactors produce the cheap small ink jet printers, just to get in on all those thousands of printer sales. To keep those prices so low, quality is sacrificed and options are given up. Thats one of the reasons some new printers only have a 90 day warranty and it sometimes seems like they are lucky to last that long. Printers were more expensive just a few years ago, but they were also built better and seemed to last longer. It seems like as the prices started to come down, so did the quality. I know we get what we pay for, but it's still a shame...Denny Conway



Re: epson printer problems by Bobster (3/3/05 5:40 AM) + / -
I have a Epsom Stylus R300 Photo, It has now decided to print in Green all the time. I have done Head Cleaning and Nozzle Check na number of times but that does'nt seem to have done the trick. Anybody know what the problem is? Thanx in advance Bob


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/3/05 9:19 AM) + / -
Bobster: I'm sorry, but I cannot really be of any help to you. Most Epson Authorized Service Dealers are not actually trained on the newer "C", "CX" or "R" models. Most of the "CX" & "R" models are so new that I have not even seen one that was not actually under warranty still. Epson Company does not even allow their dealers to work on most of the "C", "CX" or "R" models under warranty. They simply send a Replacement Printer in exchange for the defective unit thats under warranty and the defective printer is then sent back to Epson...The only thing I can suggest is to run a "Nozzle Test" and see if the black and magenta inks are actually printing, or not. I'm guessing that the yellow & cyan [blue] inks are the only nozzles actually printing, because combining those two colors produces that green color. If the black & magenta are not actually showing up on that nozzle test pattern, then either you have a failing printhead assembly, or a possibly clogged printhead assembly. If your printer is actually new and still under its origional Factory Warranty, then there's no charge to talk to the "Epson Technical Support Department". That way you are talking directly with a technician, that is actually trained by Epson Company on your particular printer. To see available phone numbers for technical support and replacement parts ordering, go on-line to Epson @ " http://www.epson.com ", or call the Epson Automated Support Locator @ 1-800-442-2110 [press 1, then 1 & following prompts]. If your printer is out of warranty, you will need a credit card, before the technicians can help you, because there is a charge for technical support over the phone. If they cannot actually help you, then you can call the Epson Connection, at 1-562-276-1300 and file an actual warranty claim...If out of warranty, then you might want to try using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution, available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson , but it will only help, if there is an actual clogged printhead assembly. When that link opens, click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" thats listed for your particular printer. The Epson solution sells for around .00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. It was basically designed by Epson Company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. It's possible that you may even have an actual hardware/parts problem [failing Printhead Assembly or Main Board Assembly], but normally the most common problem is clogging of the Printhead Nozzles, especially if you were actually using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The "nozzles" inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the Nozzle Assembly and then it will never work again. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the "Top Cover Assembly", then you can leave the printhead assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the printhead assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller Epson Ink Jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The printhead assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around to . There is a REVIEW of the "Printhead Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Printhead Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/9/05 4:58 PM) +1 + / -
Hi - I just started using my epsom stylus 1160 after two years, spent two days figurng out how to make it work (the manuals are in our moving boxes) and aha! got it to print text. Suddenly, the middle of a ten page document it stopped. The feeder light never went on again and it does not feed - help! My email is mdvari@mindpsring.com thanks in advance


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/9/05 5:39 PM) + / -
Anonymous: You deserve credit for simply getting your Epson Ink Jet Printer to start correctly printing again, after setting for two years. Epson printers need to be used often, or the ink inside the tiny nozzles starts to dry out and that normally causes clogging...As to your possible problem: What we need to know is if there are any SOLID or FLASHING lights that are actually on your printer, that could indicate a possible Service Error Condition. Let us know the exact condition of all the lights on your printer. Which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING, or even OFF. Also let us know if you actually got a bad jam and if you had to yank it out of your printer with force and then your printer would not work again. If there are no red error lights on solid or flashing, is the green power light flashing or on solid? Try to answer these questions and give us more info to go on. If we can help you further, we will try...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/9/05 5:41 PM) + / -
Anonymous...ANOTHER THOUGHT: If there are no red error lights on, you can always try running your printer as a stand-alone-printer, not connected to your computer system. On most Epson Printers you can usually run an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page" to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or possibly from your computer system. Of course if there are actually any Red Error Lights/Leds, already showing on your printer, that would indicate that there is already a problem in your printer. Not all Epson Printers are always the same, but the following information applies to most models. If this self-test does not actually work on your particular printer, then you should refer to your "User's Manual/Owners Manual" for the correct procedure on how to run your printers self-test page. First unhook/unplug the printer cable from the back or side of the printer. Leave the power cord still plugged in to the wall and leave the paper loaded, as normal. Turn the printer off for 10 seconds or so, to clear out any remaining DATA or Information that may still have been in the printers system, from when the computer was previously connected. Normally [on most models] you turn the printer off and then you simply reach over and hold-in on the Paper Button, while you reach over and turn the Power Button back on, as normal. Continue to hold in on the paper button for about 3 to 5 seconds, but release the power button after turning your printer on. Release the paper button once you can hear and see the printer starting to initialize and start to pull-in a piece of paper. The printer will normally print out the Internal Epson Self-Test Copy, which will also have a Nozzle Test on it. If that test fails, or cannot actually be ran because the "Red Error Lights" come on, then you know that there is an actual problem in the printer. Depending on the combination of which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING or OFF, will actually indicate the possible Service Error Condition. ON THE OTHER HAND: If everything is working correctly in the printers Paper Feed Assembly, Carriage Assembly/Cartridge Assembly and the Printhead Assembly, then the self-test copy should be printed out and correctly fed thru the printer. If the self-test page prints out correctly and the nozzle test looks ok, then that indicates that your printer thinks it is working normally [as far as the self-test goes]. This does not mean your printer may not be dirty, or have another service related problem, or possibly even nearly empty ink cartridges. If your printer is working ok, then your problem could be in your Computer System/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware/parts problems, possible virus, etc...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/10/05 4:23 AM) + / -
Denny, thanks for responding - I had posted this also on another forum. I tried your second suggestion - no luck with the test page though now that the computer is disconnected the pages "feed" or were pulled when they weren't before. The lights are the same as usual: solid green for power, a red light at the extreme left (ink?) and no light for feed/eject, even when I press it though it does light up when the machine first starts up. Thanks for any more advice.


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Eddy (3/10/05 4:47 AM) -1 + / -
The printer is indicating a black ink out error. Follow the procedure as outlined in your user manual to replace the ink cartridge. There might also be an abbreviated instructions under the top cover of the printer.


Re: epson printer problems by jackson (3/10/05 7:46 PM) -1 + / -
I have a epson stylus cx5400. I recently changed the black ink cartridge. now it is out of color ink. I do not want to replace the color ink because i never print in color, and frankly don't know how it ran out. However it refuses to prink anything until i replace the color cartridge. Is this just a way for the company to sell more ink? Or is there a way around this?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/12/05 5:50 AM) + / -
my printer initially prints a document ut i unable to finish it.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/12/05 5:53 AM) + / -
my printer initially prints a document but is unable to finish it.


Re: epson printer problems by shakeyshep (3/13/05 9:30 AM) + / -
i have recently had the dreaded general error on my Epson Stylus Photo R300.
Through the forums I have acertained that by pressing power / maintenance / stop together with the power off it will tell you of the problem, in my case 'Clear Waste Ink CTR.
Problem is as there is no manual i dont know where this is or how to remove it so it can be emptied. Can anyone help?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/15/05 9:43 AM) + / -
shakeyshep: I'm sorry, but just to let you know, most "Epson Authorized Service Dealers" are not actually trained on the newer "C", "CX" or "R" models. However, there is a "Stylus Photo R300/R310 Printers Service Manual", available to buy and download from 2manuals.com, for around .00, at http://www.2manuals.com. There is also a "Stylus Photo R300/310 Printers
Service Program", available to buy and download, for around .00, from the same source, located at http://www.2manuals.com/product_info.php?products_id=498...Good Luck! Denny Conway



Re: Epson C82 by Anonymous (3/18/05 10:16 AM) + / -
My friend had the same issue. Color would print (yellow, red, blue) but not black. We called Epson, and they sold him a new printer. Since the bench fee to look at the Printer would have been at least $35, with no guarantee that the problem would be solved, he decided that he would rather spend an extra $15 and get a brand new C86 for a final cost of $49.99.


Re: epson printer problems by jeremywayne (3/20/05 10:22 PM) +1 + / -
my printer is printing random light blue lines, sometimes it doesnt print the lines with a second page, sometimes it does. Tried all of the toolbox options in cleaning/aligning heads. What do I do?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/21/05 10:18 AM) + / -
Jeremy: It would help to know just what model of Epson Printer you actually have, so we can try and help you further...HERE'S SOME GENERAL INFO: When I see horizontal lines [side to side on page], banding, or colored lines being printed across photos, its usually do to either a failing "Printhead Assembly", or possibly even a failing "Main Board Assembly", but no way to really know for sure. Generally speaking, cleaning will not usually help if it is a hardware/parts problem, that is actually causing those types of lines. If a colored line goes past the border of the actual printed imiage, that usually also indicates a failing printhead assembly. There's a slight possibility that a build-up of dried ink, dust, dirt, lint and hair, that has possibly built-up on the bottom side and backside areas of the Printhead Assembly, can sometimes cause the "Printhead Nozzles" to fire crooked and that can cause a colored line to appear. The only way to find out, is to clean those two areas, just to eliminate that possibility. If you clean those areas and the lines are still there, then you can assume that its a Hardware/Part Failure thats causing the line problem...If those lines are more like "Void Lines" or "White Lines" running across photos, then it could be a bad ink cartridge, a possibly clogged Printhead Assembly, or even an actual Hardware/Parts Failure [failing Printhead Assembly or Main Board Assembly]. With void lines or white lines, there's also a possibility that your problem is being caused by that same build-up on the bottom side and backside areas of the Printhead Assembly, because it sometimes causes the "Printhead Nozzles" not to fire at all...If those lines are actually more like ink smears or drag type marks on the paper, then its possible that the same build-up is sticking to the wet ink on the bottom side area of the printhead assembly and its hanging down far enough, to act like a small paint brush. That build-up [hanging down] can transfer wet ink to the paper, as it passes under the printhead assembly, during the actual printing process. Sometimes that build-up will simply smear the wet ink thats being placed on the paper, as that "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly" moves back-n-forth. If its more like an ink smearing problem, then once that area is thoughly cleaned, that problem will normally go away. If its a problem possibly caused by crooked firing nozzles then you can soak those nozzles in the Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution thats "Puddles" on top of the felt Cap Assembly for 48 hours or so. Usually that will cause the dried ink and build-up to dissolve and it can usually then be cleaned off the face of the printhead assembly. If both of those cleaning procedures don't help, then I would guess that its a good chance that the line problem, is actually being caused by a hardware/parts type failure. Check for a couple of e-mails from me that should help in that area, in case you want to do the cleaning and at least eliminate that possibility...Sometimes if that build-up gets bad enough [on the backside of that printhead assembly], it can act like a small paint brush and transfers wet ink to those small white or grey relay type rollers, that the paper passes under, just prior to going under the Print Head Assembly, during the actual printing process. Those small rollers then act like tiny paint rollers and roll the wet ink onto the paper as it passes below those rollers. Those type of lines, will be running in a verticle type direction [top of page to bottom of page]. Once you clean those two previously mentioned areas, be sure and check to see if those small rollers also need cleaned...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Thank you. Printer FIXed by Anonymous (3/22/05 8:41 AM) + / -
Thank you, thank you. You have restored my faith in the general publics power to repair things ourselves instead of adding uneccessarily to the landfill mountain. Thank you to all those out there who are still prepared to take things to bits and are generous enough to share the information. I knew there must be a practical solution but reading AVTECH,dieter and Martyn Thompsons instructions gave confidence to have a go. YES, it was a little bit of hose that had come apart under the cleaning pad. Yes it was very fiddly to do but possible for the practical & dextrous.
Additional Tips:
1.Park the print cartridges half way along so you have access to both sides of case. I had to switch off power mid swipe to stop it there.
2. The end of a hacksaw blade is useful to poke the narrow slots to release cover catches on side - top, rear.
3. Use a clothes peg to hold back the sliding cleaning pad while you work under it to reconnect the clear tube to the black tube.
4. we too stole the clamp off the other clear tube at the front. This seems a much tighter fit. Clamp was catching in confined space under pad so we bent the prong in half to shorten it. Don't know if theres anything better to use.
IT WORKED.


Re: Thank you. Printer FIXed by Anonymous (3/22/05 8:44 AM) + / -
Thank you, thank you. You have restored my faith in the general publics power to repair things ourselves instead of adding uneccessarily to the landfill mountain. Thank you to all those out there who are still prepared to take things to bits and are generous enough to share the information. I knew there must be a practical solution but reading AVTECH,dieter and Martyn Thompsons instructions gave confidence to have a go. YES, it was a little bit of hose that had come apart under the cleaning pad. Yes it was very fiddly to do but possible for the practical & dextrous.
Additional Tips:
1.Park the print cartridges half way along so you have access to both sides of case. I had to switch off power mid swipe to stop it there.
2. The end of a hacksaw blade is useful to poke the narrow slots to release cover catches on side - top, rear.
3. Use a clothes peg to hold back the sliding cleaning pad while you work under it to reconnect the clear tube to the black tube.
4. we too stole the clamp off the other clear tube at the front. This seems a much tighter fit. Clamp was catching in confined space under pad so we bent the prong in half to shorten it. Don't know if theres anything better to use.
IT WORKED.


Re: Thank you. Printer FIXed by Anonymous (3/22/05 8:59 AM) + / -
Thank you, thank you. You have restored my faith in the general publics power to repair things ourselves instead of adding uneccessarily to the landfill mountain. Thank you to all those out there who are still prepared to take things to bits and are generous enough to share the information. I knew there must be a practical solution but reading AVTECH,dieter and Martyn Thompsons instructions gave confidence to have a go. YES, it was a little bit of hose that had come apart under the cleaning pad. Yes it was very fiddly to do but possible for the practical & dextrous.
Additional Tips:
1.Park the print cartridges half way along so you have access to both sides of case. I had to switch off power mid swipe to stop it there.
2. The end of a hacksaw blade is useful to poke the narrow slots to release cover catches on side - top, rear.
3. Use a clothes peg to hold back the sliding cleaning pad while you work under it to reconnect the clear tube to the black tube.
4. we too stole the clamp off the other clear tube at the front. This seems a much tighter fit. Clamp was catching in confined space under pad so we bent the prong in half to shorten it. Don't know if theres anything better to use.
IT WORKED.


Re: epson printer problems,ink cartridges by julia (3/22/05 9:28 AM) + / -
Epson C82 cartridges do not seem to be empty when they have to be replaced. How can I use up the wasted ink still in the cartridges as they are very expensive?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/22/05 10:35 AM) + / -
Julia: You would have to actually buy an INK CHIP RESETTER, to reset the Electrical Chips on the ink cartridges. Here's some previously posted information, off this Printer Repair Site: "moe 12/07/2003 12:48:27 Re: need a website to buy an Epson chip resetter. I don't know how reliable it is, but at $19.95 it's certainly cheap. http://epsonchipresetter.com Great."...[OR]..."art 9/22/2004 08:28:06 Subject: Cheap Epson resetter that works.
Anyone looking for a reasonably priced resetter,I just bought one from: http://store.einktech.com/epchre.html for $12.50. Seems to work just fine. Made by G & G."...Just to let you know: Even after that "Red Ink Light" turns SOLID and stops your printer, there has to be a little ink left in that cartridge. Otherwise, when the ink actually was all used up, air would get into those tiny printhead nozzles. Air will cause any ink residue left in the nozzles, to dry out and that causes clogging and can even possibly cause damage those nozzles. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by mrmonteith (3/22/05 11:58 AM) + / -
Denny,
Well, I took my C-82 apart and the hoses were clogged. I cleaned them all out, got it all put back together. No error lights and goes through the motions but not a dot of ink. I'm thinking about checking the printhead again. Otherwise I'm going to fling it out the door. Spent way too much time and wasted money on cartridges.

Michael


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/22/05 2:35 PM) + / -
Michael: Can't blame you and I'm sorry that all that work was not more successful. At least you tried and thats more than a lot of people are willing to do...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Jen209 (3/24/05 7:36 AM) + / -
I have two Epson C-86 printers that I use third party ink in. I changed the cartridges in the one printer and now the paper and ink light flash on and off from each other. i can't get the carriage to come over at all. Any suggestions?

On the second printer, all I did was power it on and now the paper and ink lights flash together. Also, I can't get the carriage to come over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/24/05 9:50 AM) + / -
Jen209: Unfortunatly, so far no actual Service Manual has been made available by Epson Company on the "C86" model, even to their "Epson Authorized Service Dealers". The "User Guide" that comes with your printer, states that when the "Red paper and ink lights flash alternately: Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. If the lights are still on, contact your dealer or Epson as described in Where To Get Help."...Not much actual help, unless you actually have had a paper jam, especially as there's no service manual available to even the dealer to refer to. If your printer is actually still under its origional Factory Warranty, then there's no charge to talk to the "Epson Technical Support Department". That way you are talking directly with a technician, that is actually trained by Epson Company on your particular printer. To see available phone numbers for technical support and replacement parts ordering, go on-line to Epson @ " http://www.epson.com ", or call the Epson Automated Support Locator @ 1-800-442-2110 [press 1, then 1 & following prompts]. If your printer is out of warranty, you will need a credit card, before the technicians can help you, because there is a charge for technical support over the phone. If they are unable to actually help you over the phone and your printer is under warranty, then you can call the "Epson Connection", at 1-562-276-1300 and file a Warranty Claim. Epson normally offers a WHOLE UNIT EXCHANGE on most ink jet style printers that fail under warranty, but you may need to provide "Proof Of Purchase" [origional sales receipt or invoice] to complete that warranty claim. You also need to know that a Whole Unit Exchange is where Epson will send you a replacement printer, in exchange for your defective warranty printer. That replacement printer is usually not an actual new printer. It may be another printer that also failed under warranty and was also returned to Epson Company. Returned warranty printers, then go thru the Epson Repair Facility, where they are repaired. Then they may be used as a replacement printer, for any other printers of the same model that may also fail under warranty. I would not let Epson Company know that you were actually using third-party ink in your printer. Unfortunatly, not all Generic & Third-Party ink & ink cartridges are made the same and none of them actually contain the right formulation of ink, for the Epson Printers [formula is patented by Epson Company]. Some are probably close and seem to be better than others, but some simply can clog-up or even damage the Printhead Assemblies on Epson Printers. Epson Ink Jet Printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks, especially the newer models made in the last couple of years. Its because the Epson Printers use a completely different printhead inking system than most other brands of printers. Most, if not all of the other manufactors, use thermal or bubble jetprint heads and because the other brands use a totally different system, they don't seem to have as many problems using refilled inks or non-manufactor's ink cartridges. Printer manufacters do not make available their ink formulation and any difference in that ink formulation can actually cause clogging in the small printhead nozzles or damage other critical components in Epson Printers. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. I understand the differences in the costs of the Non-Epson Ink and Ink Cartridges, compared to the Epson Ink Cartridges and the choice is always yours to make. It really does not matter to me what type of ink cartridges you decide to use in your Epson Printer. I just like to let people know that sooner or later they will usually have some problems, when thet use the wrong ink in their epson printer...Good Luck! Denny Conway




Re: epson printer problems by micno (3/30/05 3:07 AM) + / -
I need to change the ink cartridges in my Epson C42UX. But whichever of the 2 buttons on the top I press, the old cartidges clatter about for a few seconds then hide in the corner of the printer where I can't remove them. How can I get them to go into the middle?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/30/05 5:02 AM) + / -
i have a epson 480 printer
i done a nossle check
but since then my printer wont work
ie it wont start
re instaled it still no joy
all i get is a message
saying unforseen error un plug
and consult dealer
any ideas please
dave(scouse)


Re: epson printer problems by Old Git (3/30/05 8:17 AM) + / -
Epson Photo R300 and Stylus 740.
Progress windows do not show ink levels.
Status monitors ESM2 & ESM3 do not show ink levels ESM3 takes about 4 minutes to display.
Both say comunication error.Both printers print perfectly.Both connected to my PC.Windows XP Pro.R300 via USB2 connection,740 via Parallel conection.
Please what can I do? I have tried all the usual things including Epson help service/


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/30/05 9:39 AM) + / -
Micno: You can check out the procedure for "Removing & Installing Ink Cartridgers", on page 27 in your USER MANUAL. In case you do not have your User Manual, you can go on-line to the Epson "Documents & Manuals" web-site for your C42UX, located at http://www.epson.com . Then simply click-on the blue colored USER MANUAL heading and when it opens, scroll down to page #27...If that procedure does not actually help, then you may have a actual service or hardware related problem. In that case you may need to refer to page #34, "Diagnosing Printer Problems" [on that same User Manual] and see what the light pattern on your printer may actually be indicating...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/30/05 9:48 AM) + / -
Anonymous with Epson 480 problem: I would have to guess that your printer is probably in an actual "Maintenance Request Error" condition, but I don't know for sure. A Service Error where you get an "Unknown Error Message", or a "General Error Message", or even a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see "Exploded Parts Diagrams" of most Epson Ink Jet Printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that Waste Ink Counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work...THIS ADDITIONAL INFO MIGHT ALSO BE OF SOME HELP: Tim H 12/10/2003 2:46:24 Subject: Epson Reset Program Download Location. after a long search for a reset program for waste ink, without paying, i found it. goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . please check that your printer is compatible goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . this program has other features as well...Unfortunatly, that "SSC Service Utility" does not work on all Epson Printers and not on all Operating Systems and sometimes will not even work on actually listed printer models, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate a "SERVICE MANUAL" and or the actual "RESET PROCEDURE", to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. There is a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color 480 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . That manual may be of some help to you, in actual disassembly and servicing of those waste ink pads. However, you will still need to get the actual reset procedure, to actually rest that internal Waste Ink Counter, if that SSC Service Utility does not work for you. I have not checked, but you can normally find Reset Procedures for most Epson Printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=2_18 . Most Service Manuals & Reset Procedures, can usually be downloaded for around $10 [+/-]...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (3/30/05 10:09 AM) -1 + / -
Old Git: About all you can actually do is to try downloading the correct Status Monitor Drivers from the Epson web-site and see if that actually helps. You can click-on the status monitor drivers, for your "Epson Stylus Color 740" and your particular operating system, at the Epson "Drivers & Downloads" web-site, located at http://www.epson.com . You can click-on the Printer Drivers, for your "Epson Stylus Photo R300" and your particular operating system, at the Epson "Drivers & Downloads" web-site, located at http://www.epson.com . Your "R300" does not show a separate status monitor driver, like your "740" has, so it appears that you will have to simply re-install the complete printer drivers. However, you should first delete your old "R300" printer, because the old printer drivers may be corrupted. If so, then the old drivers can cause a conflict with the new printer drivers that you download...If downloading new printer drivers for your "R300" & new status monitor drivers for your "740", does not actually help, then its possible that you have other problems in your computer system, that may be causing conflicts. In that case you may need to get help from a Computer Technician/Person, rather than an actual Printer Technician, on this Printer Repair Site...Good Luck! Denny Conway




Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/6/05 5:25 AM) +1 + / -
Epson printer Stylus Color 400

Will not print out printed matter that is in black.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (4/6/05 10:02 AM) + / -
Anonymous: You need to run an actual "Nozzle Test Page" and see if the black nozzles are open and printing or not. Let us know how that test pattern turns out and if we can help you further, we will try. You can refer to your Users Manual on how to run that test, or view that manual on the Epson "Documents & Manuals" web-site, for your Epson Stylus Color 400, located at http://www.epson.com . Once that site opens, simply click-on USER MANUAL...Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Jean (4/6/05 10:09 AM) + / -
My printer, C82, stop printing. There is plenty of ink in cartridges. I ran the cleaning steps. I am receiving blank sheets. Any suggestions?
Thanks


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (4/6/05 10:23 AM) +1 + / -
Jean: You might want to check out the "Dura Brite Blank Output Information Page", at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/duraink.html . It seems like most of the problems are not actually related to clogging, or even a bad or empty ink cartridge, but is usually more of a Hardware/Parts Failure, but no way for me to really know. The most common failure seems to happen most of the time, just by simply repacing the ink cartridges, or simply happens during normal use of the printer. The most common problem found on some of the newer "C" & "CX" printers, is the tubing on the cap assembly becomes disconnected. The cap assembly can't clean the print head if the tube is detached. That information page may be of some help on your printers possible problem, if that tube has actually come off. I know this information does not really give you that much to go on, but I felt you should know about other peoples reports, just in case it happens to apply in your case...There is an "EPSON C82 Disassembly Instructions Page", that is available to view at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/c821.html , that may be of some help to you in at least removing the Top Cover Assembly [Page #27 lists HOUSING REMOVAL], just in case you need to do any in-depth troubleshooting or servicing. There is also a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color C82 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . That manual may be of some help as reference in troubleshooting, disassembly & servicing of your printer...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by George Suckling (4/14/05 7:57 AM) + / -
Epson stylus PHOTO 830u will not print the yellow colour
I have used plenty of ink on cleaning also a cleaning cartridge
but without success. Any hepfull sugestions


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (4/14/05 9:35 AM) + / -
George: It's of course possible that you may even have an actual hardware/parts problem, such as a failing Printhead Assembly. However, normally the most common problem is clogging of the printhead nozzles, especially if you were actually using non-epson ink cartridges. You might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson , but it will only help, if there is an actual clogged printhead assembly. When it opens, click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" thats listed for your particular printer. The epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using epson inks. This is the same chemical used by epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. It was basically designed by Epson Company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The nozzles inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the epson stylus head cleaning solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the nozzle assembly and then it will never work again. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the Top Cover Assembly, then you can leave the printhead assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the printhead assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The printhead assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Printhead Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Printhead Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/14/05 12:59 PM) + / -
Hi Denny Conway
Thanks for your prompt reply, I have not taken any action yet as it is my bed time in the uk. I am most gratefull for the trouble you have taken to solve my dilema and will reply in due course

George


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (4/14/05 1:06 PM) + / -
George: You're welcome! I only hope that info helps to correct your printers printing problem...Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/15/05 7:34 AM) + / -
Hi Denny,
The printer problem is now ok.It turned out that the printer was under warranty, I contacted EPSON UK and they gave me an address for an agent. He checked it and as a result replaced the printer.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE

George


Re: epson 480 printer problems by Elidio Diniz (4/15/05 6:44 PM) -1 + / -
Hello:

I have an Epson Stylus Color 480 and I got following message with Windows XP.

A communication error has occurred.
Click OK and then check the interface cable type, all cable connections and make sure that all devices are on. If the error persists, unplug the printer then plug it in again.

I changed parallel cable, changed drive and sent printer for a HW revision; however prbole remains.

Does anyone have any clue on what may happen ?

Thanks in advance

Elidio Diniz


Re: epson 480 printer problems by Elidio Diniz (4/15/05 6:50 PM) -1 + / -
Hello:

I have an Epson Stylus Color 480 and I got following message with Windows XP w/ SP2.

A communication error has occurred.
Click OK and then check the interface cable type, all cable connections and make sure that all devices are on. If the error persists, unplug the printer then plug it in again.

I changed parallel cable, changed drive and sent printer for a HW revision; however problem remains.

Does anyone have any clue on what may happen ?

Thanks in advance

Elidio Diniz


Re: epson 480 printer problems by Elidio Diniz (4/15/05 6:57 PM) + / -
Hello:

I have an Epson Stylus Color 480 and I got following message with Windows XP w/ SP2.

A communication error has occurred.
Click OK and then check the interface cable type, all cable connections and make sure that all devices are on. If the error persists, unplug the printer then plug it in again.

I changed parallel cable, changed drive and sent printer for a HW revision; however problem remains.

Does anyone have any clue on what may happen ?

Thanks in advance

Elidio Diniz


Re: epson printer problems by Juma (4/15/05 8:49 PM) + / -
Hello! everybody, the reason why i wrote this letter becoz ive been sitting with my computer for the whole day just fixing my problem, it almost take me a day and yet it was not still solve, ive got this trouble in printing becoz everytime i print using Office the output is ascii code... and until now the problem still there, hope you can help with this thanks...



Re: epson printer problems by Wes (4/16/05 12:37 AM) + / -
If it is only in office then that would be a software problem. If it is with anything you print the I would suggest you remove and reconnect the printer cable at both ends and ensure that the connections are making good contact. You may also want to try a different printer cable update your drivers and check your bios to see if there are any setting conflicts or settings that need to be changes.

I hope this helps,

Wes


Why will it not print!! by adele (4/16/05 3:50 AM) + / -
Plz someone help me. I have an Epson C44 and when i try to print it keeps saying it failed. I put a new colour ink thing in and it wont work. The red light keeps coming on.
Please someone plzplzplz help me!!!


Re: epson printer problems by newuser (4/16/05 5:57 AM) + / -
If the red error light stays solid it means that the cartridge hasn't been recognized by the printer.

You are probably using a compatible cartridge, in this situation the printer may not recognize the green chip on cartridge side and complains that no cartridge has been inserted. To force the printer into accepting the cartridge you have to buy a resetter like the one showed here

http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#cartridges

,reset the chip you have found on old original Epson cartridge, install it on the new compatible one and use this in the printer.

The same error would occur if the black cartridge was empty too but in such a situation the Epson Status monitor should report it.



why will it not print!!2 by adele (4/16/05 7:53 AM) + / -
ta for your help but when i got the coulour ink yesterday it was for the printer that i have got and when i want to print things you know the box thing that should comes up and it says how much ink you have and what it is printing? well that doesnt happen and nothing happens untill a thing says document failed to print!!
someone HELP!!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/16/05 9:48 AM) -1 + / -
try to replace the printer head cable, im sure that's the prolem.the cal\ble may be broken up already.


Re: epson printer problems by newuser (4/16/05 12:35 PM) + / -
Since the red error light is on, the printer is in error condition and does not accept commands from you pc.

There are only two possibilities:
1) you have installed a compatible color cartridge that it isn't recognized by the printer, in this case you have to follow suggestions I've indicated in my previous post;

2) your black cartridge is empty too.

To check which cartridges is empty or not recognized select Start -> Settings -> Printers -> right click on Epson Stylus C44 -> Properties -> Maintenance -> Epson Status Monitor 3.


Re: epson printer problems by LastTry (4/17/05 9:28 AM) + / -
Hi All, I bought my C82 less than 2 years ago. Now it prints streaky lines. Most lines are so streaky that they are unreadable while a few lines are good. I replaced all four cartridges, cleaned the tube and did all that was suggested here but nothing worked. I notice that in the lower house of the printer, there is a think layer of ink, looks like there is a leakage somewhere. Did anyone have similar experience? Would apprecaite any help. If anyone could suggest a good printer that is less than $200 and does not use expensive cartridges, that'd be great. Thanks.




Re: epson printer problems by Wes (4/17/05 9:47 AM) + / -
The ink you are seeing is probably normal. The ink asorber pads are in the bottom of the printer so you normally will see ink in the bottom of the printer. Did you use the cleaning kit from here? The kits does a great job on cleaning the dura brite inks.

If you buy the kit you should get the plus kit because it has the stronger solution and the tubing. Here is the link to the kit if you need it
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson/K89

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (4/18/05 1:19 PM) + / -
LastTry: Its also possible that your problem is being caused by a build-up of dust, dirt, lint and hair that sticks to the wet ink on the bottom side and backside areas of the Printhead Assembly. That build-up acts like a small paint brush and can transfer wet ink to the paper as the Printhead Assembly is moving back-n-forth during the printing process. Sometimes that build-up simply smears the wet ink already on the paper, from the printing process. Once those two areas are thoughly cleaned, the problem will normally go away, unless its actually being caused by a Hardware/Parts Problem [such as a failing Printhead Assembly or Main Board Assembly]. I ended up posting my in-depth information, for cleaning the underside & backside areas of the Print Head Assembly, on 4/7/05. You can see that in-depth info at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/28244 [simply click on that link and it will usually open for you], on the fixyourownprinter.com , Printer Repair Site. There are two separate posted replies, listing GENERAL INFO #1 and GENERAL INFO #2. You may want to perform that in-depth cleaning, to at least eliminate those very common problem areas. I hope that in-depth cleaning information, actually helps to correct your printers problem...Although its a lot of information to read and to follow, its not actually that hard to perform the needed servicing and cleaning. That info is posted step by step, so its usually not that hard to actually follow the steps in the actual cleaning procedure...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/19/05 9:28 AM) + / -
I also have a problem with my Epson 777 the computer recognizes the printer but it wont print it doesnt even attempt to print my document shows up in the printer dialog and says that it is printing but the printer doesnt make a sound and nothing happens after a while the computer says printing document failed what should I do


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (4/25/05 12:37 PM) + / -
Anonymous: Try running a self-test copy, directly from your printer, while its not connected to your computer system. If that test page prints ouit normally, then at least you would know its a problem in your computer system, or possibly a failing or loose printer cable, or even corrupted printer drivers. On most Epson Printers you can usually run an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page" to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or possibly from your computer system. Not all epson printers are always the same, but the following information applies to most models. If this self-test does not actually work on your particular printer, then you should refer to your "User's Manual/Owners Manual" for the correct procedure on how to run your printers self-test page. First unhook/unplug the printer cable from the back or side of the printer. Leave the power cord still plugged in to the wall and leave the paper loaded, as normal. Turn the printer off for 10 seconds or so, to clear out any remaining data or information that may still have been in the printers system, from when the computer was previously connected. Normally [on most models] you turn the printer off and then you simply reach over and hold-in on the Paper Button, while you reach over and turn the Power Button back on, as normal. Continue to hold in on the paper button for about 3 to 5 seconds, but release the power button after turning your printer on. Release the paper button once you can hear and see the printer starting to initialize and start to pull-in a piece of paper. The printer will normally print out the self-test page, which will also have a Nozzle Test on it. If that test fails, or cannot actually be ran because the red error lights come on, then you know that there is an actual problem in the printer. Depending on the combination of which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING or OFF, will actually indicate the possible service error condition. ON THE OTHER HAND: If everything is working correctly in the printer, then the self-test copy should be printed out and correctly fed thru the printer. If the self-test page prints out correctly and the nozzle test looks ok, then that indicates that your printer is working normally [as far as the self-test goes]. This does not mean your printer may not be dirty, or have another service related problem, or possibly even nearly empty ink cartridges, it just means that your printer thinks it is working normally. If your printer is working ok, then your problem could be in your Computer System/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware/parts problems, possible virus, etc. In that case you may need help from an actual Computer Technician/Person, rather than a Printer Technician, on this Printer Repair Site. I would first suggest that you try downloading new printer drivers, directly from the epson.com web-sute. You can delete your printer and its drivers and then download the latest available drivers from the Epson Home Page at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp . As drivers are FREE, I usually recommend trying those first if you have a possible communication problem. Bad or corrupted drivers can cause many problems. DEINSTALL [remove] your old printers first and then go to the epson.com web-site. Click-on your particular area, where you live [example: USA]. Then click-on DRIVERS AND SUPPORT and then click-on your particular type of Epson Printer [example: INKJET]. Look under the Ink Jet Printers for your "Epson Stylus Color 777" and click-on it. Once the DRIVERS & DOWNLOAD PAGE opens, read the INFORMATION to locate your particular SYSTEM [Win's 95,98,ME,2000.etc.] and then click-on it. Follow the directions and read all the available information concerning your systems driver downloads. Finally at the bottom of the page, click-on "Printer Software Installation for Windows ___ [Epson Printers]", or the "Download" option button. After the downloading utility opens, read the download information available, make your choices and complete the installation. If new drivers do not help, then try a new printer cable. If that does not help, then its probably time to get help from a computer technician/person, for your probable computer related problem...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/27/05 12:57 AM) + / -
I would try takeing the cartrage back out and put back in again and try.


Re: epson printer problems by ida (4/28/05 9:41 PM) + / -
I need to re-set my printer, it prints ok but can not print no words just backgrounds. I need help with setting up it. Thanks


Re: epson printer problems by ida (4/28/05 9:43 PM) + / -
I need to re-set my printer, it prints ok but can not print no words just backgrounds. I need help with setting up it. Thanks


comunication error by anonymous (4/30/05 5:47 PM) + / -
my epson c42ux will not print due to a cominication error. my computer told me to reset the printer and try again and it was no use i hve un pluggd the cord and re plugged it. can somebody please help me


Re: epson printer problems by newuser (5/1/05 1:38 AM) + / -
Communication problem is usually caused by protection counter overflow, you can clear the error with the following procedure:

http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter

To prevent possible ink leakage you should also clean waste ink pad, you can download an exploded diagram of your printer here:

http://www.compassmicro.com/parts.cfm

Parts to clean (wash with water and dry them) are parts #503 and #504 listed at page #4.


i've refilled my printer but it doesn't print! by Des (5/1/05 9:00 AM) +1 + / -
i've refilled my black ink (for my epson C45) but the printer is remaining off line, (i.e.red light constantly ON) as if the ink cartridge is still empty. Any ideas please?


Re: epson printer problems by newuser (5/1/05 9:16 AM) + / -
Refilling cartridges is not sufficient, you have also to reset their chips with a resetter as explained here:

http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#cartridges


Re: epson printer problems by damnprinter (5/2/05 7:17 AM) + / -
Hi have an epson stylus colo 480 theerror message i get is
"An unknown error has occurred.
Unplug your printer and contact your dealer or authorized service center." which seems to be the same or similar towhat anonymus reported I downloadedthe ssc program and reset the protection counter, I have no idea what to do totfix thisproblem i have reinstalled the drivers. but that failed to I have win Xp sp2. can any1 help?????

thanks


Re: epson printer problems by potblack (5/2/05 7:37 AM) + / -
Hi ppl,

I have a epson C60 the problem i have i cannt find how to change to mirror image, Im trying to print some transfer paper on to a t shirts...be buggerd if i can find the setting?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (5/2/05 10:27 AM) + / -
damnprinter: Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems [only works using a windows operating system]. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...I have never used that service utility, but here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "...Simply resetting that Maintenance Request Error, is only doing part of the job and its possible that you could have additional problems later. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter, which of course you already did. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams of most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that will be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing. There is also a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color C60 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . That manual may also be of some help to you...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/6/05 7:55 PM) + / -
I've got an epson RX500 (6 cartridges). I just replaced my ink, using compatible cartridges. I've always used the same brand but now all of a sudden the printer doesnt like them. I replaced two of them and the printer keeps asking me to replace them even though they are totally full. I took the yellow cartridge out and put it back in to see what happens and now the the printer says the yellow ink is out as well, but I haven't printed anything. Why has it decided the ink is empty all of a sudden?? Please someone answer Ive got to hand in my final project on tuesday and this is going to drive me mad!!!


Re: epson printer problems by newuser (5/7/05 4:23 AM) + / -
The problem is in the chips you find on compatbile cartrdiges, they are't identical to the original ones and at anytime this may result in an unrecognized cartridges error.
I've read also some complaints about users reporting that inserting and extracting compatible cartrdiges brake metal contacts on the intellidge connector, this problem is so common that compassmicro sells compatible spare parts to repair the printer:

http://www.compassmicro.com/tipimages/GEN-9501-both.jpg

I believe that your only possibility is to replace compatible cartridges with original ones, refilling them when they are empty.
Otherwise you should consider to buy a new printe, avoid Hp because it uses expiration dates for printhead, Canon offers good printers with cheaper consumables and no chip tricks.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/14/05 5:49 PM) + / -
My epson photo 820 will not print. It acts like it's printing but nothing appears. There's ink and I cleaned the print head and nozzle. Any ideas on how to get it going??


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/14/05 7:49 PM) + / -
just like to say thanks for ur help my printer now work althought no clearly i've doen relaignment and cleaning several times i hope by doin more cleaning it prints clearer thanks for all ur help :)


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (5/16/05 12:18 PM) + / -
Anonymous w/Epson Stylus Photo 820: It's of course possible that you may even have an actual hardware/parts problem, such as a failing print head assembly. Its even possible that you could have a bad or failing ink cartridge [even if its new], especially if its a refilled or non-epson ink cartridge]. However, normally the most common problem is clogging of the print head nozzles, especially if you were actually using non-epson ink cartridges. You might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson . However, that solution will only help, if there is an actual clogged print head assembly. When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. The epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some epson print head cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using epson inks. This is the same chemical used by epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the print head nozzles to open up again. That solution was basically designed by epson company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The nozzles inside the print head assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the epson stylus head cleaning solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the nozzle assembly and then it will never work again. One individual print head nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the Top Cover Assembly, then you can leave the print head assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the print head nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the print head assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The print head assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Print Head Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Print Head Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Epson C20UX carriage won't return to the middle by brooz (5/23/05 9:17 PM) +1 + / -
The carriage seems to be stuck in the "parking bay", and will not move out to print or be reloaded... I tried moving the belt whilst the carriage lifts, but didn't want to force it...
The unit appears to print fine but with no ink at all coming out of either cartridge.
I did manage to pull the power out while the carriage was just out of its bay, and could then slide it across OK to replace the cartidges - so I hope that does the trick :)




EPSON C80 REFUSES TO PRINT!! by April (5/24/05 11:41 AM) + / -
Hi all,

Maybe I can find some help in this thread?? I have had my Epson C80 printer for about 2 years now and just recently has given me problems. I just changed the ink cartridges, and while it PRETENDS to print I am disappointed because the paper spits out blank!!!
Bad ink cartridges? Bad print nozzles?? Any ideas?? I am about ready to throw this thing out the ****** window!! I don't know anyone with a clue! Any help GREATLY appreciated! Any suggestions for a good all-in-one printer at the same time? Thanks!


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (5/24/05 1:38 PM) + / -
April: It's of course possible that you may even have an actual hardware/parts problem, such as a failing print head assembly. However, normally the most common problem is clogging of the print head nozzles, especially if you were actually using refilled or Non-Epson Ink Cartridges in your printer [wrong ink formulation]. You might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson . However, that solution will only help, if there is an actual clogged print head assembly. When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. The epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some epson print head cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using epson inks. This is the same chemical used by epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the print head nozzles to open up again. That solution was basically designed by epson company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The nozzles inside the print head assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the epson stylus head cleaning solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the nozzle assembly and then it will never work again. One individual print head nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the Top Cover Assembly, then you can leave the print head assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the print head nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the print head assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The print head assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Print Head Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Print Head Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by greenbox (5/24/05 2:53 PM) + / -
I have an epson CX5400 and it ran out of yellow ink. Although I only want to print in black, it tells me I have to replace it before I can print. Is there a way around this? I find this very upsetting because I don't want to go out and spend something that I won't be using that much.


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (5/24/05 5:00 PM) + / -
You need all the ink carteidges to print anything weather that's just black only text. The reason is ink jet printers use composite black (black made from the other colors) as well as pure black.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by eadhuntewr (5/27/05 9:57 AM) +1 + / -
i have an epson c44 which has been working great,changed the colour ink cartridge and now i am getting a message telling me that the printer needs a service.it won't now print,both red and green lights flash alternate,can anyone help?


Re: epson printer problems by crows counting 141 (5/28/05 2:38 AM) + / -
Hi ..Hope someone can help me ..I have an epsom stylus photo R310 the problem is when I load the cd/dvd tray it keeps giving an error message saying that the tray is loaded incorrectly..reload the tray and press the maintenance button ,I do this but it comes up with the same message.


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (5/28/05 8:04 AM) + / -
Are you leaving enough room behind your printer. It's best to leave around 8 inches of space behind your printer. If there is not enough room for the tray to move freely that can happen. Also the tray sensor could be dirty.

There could be anotheer cause fro the problem but usually it's just not enought room for the CD tray to move freely.

I hope this helps,

Wes.




Re: Re: epson printer problems by eadhunter (5/28/05 9:58 AM) + / -
hi, yes there is enough room behind the printer.also when i hold down the red light button as if to re set the cartridge nothing happens.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by cowscounting141 (edited 5/29/05 6:50 AM) + / -
Thanks for your reply...i certainly have enough room behind my printer but if the tray sensors are dirty ,how do I clean them and secondly...where do I locate them ?????

Thanks

Maggie :0)


Re: epson printer problems by simetrias (5/29/05 12:56 PM) + / -
Epson Stylus C84. Red light steady on ink button always. Black was out, so I ordered some non-epson cartridges from ebay. The weird thing is, the indicator tells me the COLOR cartridges are either out or non compatible, when all i did was change the black. I put in 2 different black, same result. Ran a zillion things but can't get it to even start printing: just tells me ink level is out or COLOR cartridges imcompatible.

I have it set to black and white printing anyway, which is all I want.

Would getting an epson standard black help??

Thanks for any advice. Mad at myself for getting the cheapos.



Re: epson printer problems (R300) by Sp33dy (5/30/05 2:40 AM) + / -
Anyone out there got an R300 an can confirm something to me? I've had my R300 for over a year now and find it to be a brilliant piece of kit. I purchased it solely for the printing to CD/DVD labels and works flawlessly.

I've just purchased a digital camera and was going to buy a printer to go with it so the wife could print pictures directly to it without a PC (she's got a phobia with them!). It then dawned on me the R300 does just a good job by inserting the memory card or hooking up camera and printing. So far so good! Prints are crisp and as good as going to printing shop. However..

I select Advanced and paper type of Photo or Glossy and then go to paper size. I only ever see A4 and 6x4 size listed. I know there are more settings from the PC, but there doesn't appear to be from the print direct from Card. The Service helpline seem to suggest there should be more options. Can anyone confirm to me if this is true or not? We'd like to print 7x5 (which is great from software).

I really need to get the wife off the machine, so would appreciate any help offered.. Can it be fixed?


Re: epson printer problems by Edie (5/30/05 7:06 AM) + / -
Your user manual has the information you require.


Re: epson printer problems by Amber (6/3/05 5:53 PM) + / -
I have a stylus c82 printer. I was cleaning the heads when the printer stopped working. the ink light is on but not flashing, the on button is on and flashing, the out of paper button is also on and flashing, I just installed new ink cartridges, checked for a paper jam but none that i can see. Any ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (6/3/05 7:49 PM) + / -
That is a fatal error. The first thing to try is clean and oil the carriage guide shaft. For info on how to do this try this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/glide.html If you are lucks it just needs cleaning. The error can also be caused by a carriage motor failure, main board failure, power supply error.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by Edie (6/3/05 8:03 PM) + / -
Make sure that the ink cartridge clamps are properly closed.


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (6/3/05 8:56 PM) + / -
Power, Ink and Load/Eject (paper out) lights flashing = maintenance request error.

Power, Load/Eject (paper out) light flashing with ink light on solid = fatal error.

If it was a ink cartridge the ink light would be on flashing if low or on solid if it was completely out of ink the power light would be on solid and the load/eject (paper out) light would be off.

You can refer to this page for more info. http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/c82error1.html

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by Edie (6/4/05 5:24 AM) + / -
I didn't say anything about the ink cartridges being at fault. If the ink cartridge clamp is not closed properly then it will hit the top cover. Thus producing a fatal error.


Re: epson printer problems by rjbryan58 (6/4/05 11:44 AM) + / -
I have a epson cx5400 all-in-one, when I power up it gets an immediate error --"Printer error-see documention or contact service". I was cleanning the print heads with printhead cleaner prior to getting this error. It has been over a month now so everything is dryed out of the heads. I beleive there is some way to re-initalazation of the printer? If I can't fix it I will throw it away. Only a epson service guy would know whats wrong.


Re: epson printer problems by jenniebird (6/5/05 2:46 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C60, it has never been a great printer (in fact it has always kind-of sucked) but now it is sucking worse than ever. Everything I print, although I have tried cleaning the heads a bunch of times, has lines of black ink and dots of black ink, and just rolls of black ink everywhere. I have no idea what needs to be cleaned. I have tried two different black ink cartridges and that didn't help.
Any ideas?



Re: epson 60 printer problems by meyfamily (6/9/05 9:43 AM) + / -
I have a C-60 that has a paper feed problem, no matter how many sheets I have in it it won't feed thru, I have looked to see if anything is blocking it and see nothing; I am having trouble with it on the left side. The right corner sometimes catches, but it won't pull the paper all the way thru. thanks Joe


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/10/05 10:47 AM) + / -
meyfamily: THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF PAPER FEEDING IN CROOKED/SKEWED: It's possible that the paper may be running into a foreign object, which could cause the paper to stall, or even feed-in crooked and sometimes even stop the paper from feeding in at all. Remove all the paper and use a flashlight to look carefully into the paper feed-in area. Look for a pen, pencil, push pin, paper clip, candy, etc. If you can't see anything, then actually pick your printer up and turn it so the paper opening is facing down and shake it a little, side to side. Your trying to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the paper entrance area. If nothing falls out, then turn it back over and use the flashlight to once again look inside that area. Sometimes you'll see an object that may have moved over into view while you were shaking the printer. Any foreign object might block the paper from actually being able to move forward, so then the printer thinks there is no paper installed. You may have to even remove the Top Cover to be able to get a better view of that paper feed area. Unfortunatly, just removing that cover is not always that easy, especially on the newer Epson Printers. You may need a Service Manual for reference, disassembly and troubleshooting. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most printers, at www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 +/- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual or Reset Procedure available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources. Even if there is not a foreign object stuck in that area, with the top cover off, you might just possibly see what the problem is and even be able to correct it. There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled HOUSING REMOVAL and also a section titled PAPER FEED, that MAY be of some help to you, if you want to try the possibly needed servicing...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by incey (6/10/05 4:58 PM) + / -
hi all, ive had a c42ux epson printer for a long time now, and just recently both the green and red lights have started flashing and when i try to print anything the computer wont let me and says that the printer needs servicing with internal parts, i wonder if you could provide me with instructions to fix these parts myself of fit new ones myself, cheers rob.


Re: epson printer problems C86 Reverse order by Michael Johnson (6/13/05 10:21 PM) + / -
I need to print in reverse order,i.e., last page first on my Epson C86.

I cannot seem to find a preferences or anywhere to do this.

Please help!!

Michael Johnson
San Jose



Re: epson printer problems by Wes (6/13/05 10:40 PM) + / -
It's in the page layout section. Go to your printer propertiies. Select page layout. On the right side you should see copies. And under that you should see Reverse Order and Colate.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by josubway (6/14/05 6:54 PM) + / -
i have an epson stylus 880 printer. problem, changed cartridges and all three red lights ( color ink, black ink and paper) blink. when i turn off and on printer the ink moves as if cleaning but still does not work and lights still blink.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/15/05 10:07 AM) -1 + / -
josubway: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are flashing at the same time [some models the lights will be alternatly blinking], is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by incey (6/15/05 2:56 PM) -1 + / -
that printer pads thing helps, the only thing is ive broken the lid of my c42, does anyone know where i can buy a new lid to the printer?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by josubway (6/15/05 3:24 PM) -1 + / -
I reset the waste ink counter using ssc utility. did a soft reset still lights flash. should i still clean or change the pads. unable to find new user epson 4-5-05 11:10am. you mention that i may have to go on line to try to locate the actual reset procedure. where do i look online to do that.


Re: epson printer problems by incey (6/15/05 4:31 PM) + / -
it worked for me, you minimize the ssc and right click it in the tray and reset counter (making sure youve washed or replaced previous pads) now only the green light is displayed. but does anyone know where to get a c42ux printer lid?? lol


Re: epson printer problems by doris mudock (6/18/05 12:07 PM) + / -
paper and ink red lights blink. Message says printer is hooked up okay. This is a new printer, an upson c 86. When we try it says, fataberon or abortjob. Need help


Re: epson printer problems by Blake (6/21/05 6:08 PM) + / -
I have an epson r300 and just bought a r200 and have been trying to get it to print on CDs..it works fine once then spits the tray out every time no matter what I do..ie..re-boot turn the printer off and on try to reposition the tray..you name it...it will all of a sudden work for a while then stop all together on BOTH printers and two different computers (pc running XP home) HELP!!!...Blake..is there a trick????


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/21/05 10:18 PM) + / -
EPSON'S C82 is a piece of shit... if it stops printing... most likely its because the vacuum hose fell off... epson knows about their shitty malfunctioning products so just complain...they might send u a new one


Re: epson printer problems by Peter.S (6/22/05 3:25 AM) + / -
After printing some DVD labels on my new Stylus R310 perfectly, after reloading the following day it stopped. Uninstalling and reinstalling the driver made no difference. Downloading from the net, same. According to the manual, as shown, the print setup widow is correct. On print, the window does not show the 'print setting', therefore I cannot set up the 'media type' to CD/DVD. I am using an eMac with 0S 7.4.1, HOWEVER, even installing the whole package on an earlier eMac, Panther. Result: exactly the same.

Trying to print, even I tried printing from Epson Print CD in the print window, all I am getting 'Close the CD/DVD Guide command on the LCD panel on the printer.

I noticed that on Page setup, under "Format for: Stylus Photo R 310" instead of "Epson Photo SP R310 (9.1)" it says: "Epson Photo R300 - Gimp..."

I don't know if that makes any difference, also I don't know how to change it.

Attempts by email and by telephone through the usual help channels has been unsuccessful. I wonder if anyone may have had similar problems with printing labels to DVD.

After trying to get it right for two days, should I get a Cannon IP4000 and write this one off? It's got now to the desperate stage.

Thanks for any help.

P.S.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/22/05 5:46 AM) + / -
First you have to open the printer.At the rear you will find a slot with the ink overflow pads in it take them out and give them a good wash when they are dry put them back in. put everything back together.now download this tool from here

downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=644
open drtool select epson stylus C41/C42(works for C44 AS WELL) press reset protection counter it will ask if you have replaced waste ink pads press yes counter is reset lights stop flahing switch printer off for 20 seconds or so switch on everything should be ok..good luck..


Re: epson printer problems by bogbrush (6/25/05 1:35 PM) + / -
Here is a guaranteed cure for Epson problems,I done this today and it works wonders,I cannot think why this did not occur to me sooner when this lump of junk stopped suddenly and gave the 'parts need replaced 'message. First shut down & switch off everything,unplug the printer and remove all the cables,coil up the cables carefully and place on top of the printer,chuck the lot in a skip,buy a CANNON and forget your problems.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/25/05 2:45 PM) +1 + / -
hi ewan,go to control panel click on printers or printer and faxers you will see a c20ux printer with a tick above it,make sure it is set as default printer and 0 documents and ready,then print something and it should work,if its win 98, mill:then you need to set the printer port to epusb1 and not lpt1.
hope this will work.


Re: status monitor 3 error message by a tricky one (6/26/05 8:16 AM) + / -
Hi, I hope someone out there can help me. I have the Epson R300 printer and it's been working fine. However recently when I go to print something a box pops up. The title bar reads "Epson Status Monitor 3" and the message "could not find specified file" and it doesn't print. I've tried completely removing and re-installing the drivers to no joy. I also tried re-installing just the status monitor 3 again,during this installation i get the same error message followed by an "installation succesful" message.

I really need to get my printer working but have no idea how to solve this problem, hope you can help. Thanks




Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/26/05 10:42 AM) + / -
Hello, how to install printer Epson Stylus C70 Plus, if I have no this type of printer in Computer list. Thancks.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/27/05 11:01 AM) + / -
Anonymous: Your printer model was made by Epson Company for overseas sales and distribution, usually in the UK and Latin America. You can try loading the latest available printer drivers, directly from the EPSON UK web-site, at http://emeasupport.epson-europe.com/downloads.aspx?LNG=en-GB . You should delete your old drivers first and then click-on that web-site and enter your printers model and your operating system. Then read the information and follow the prompts, to download the latest available drivers from that Epson web-site...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/27/05 4:16 PM) + / -
hi my epson c44ux printer has been acting up the green and red lights are flashing intermit and the printer will not work???????????????


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/27/05 6:00 PM) + / -
Anonymous: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are flashing at the same time [some models the lights will be alternatly blinking], or where you get an "Unknown Error Message", or a "General Error Message", or even a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/27/05 6:03 PM) + / -
Anonymous...Some additional info: There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes the C44 series, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that will be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing. However, you will still need to go on-line and buy and download the actual Reset Procedure, to clear the actual Service Error Condition. ...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/28/05 12:41 PM) + / -
hey thanks for the suggestions will have ago ...kepp up the good work guys&gals


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/28/05 1:56 PM) + / -
my epson says service at end i have cleaned pads how do i reset


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/28/05 2:40 PM) + / -
Anonymous: You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by vinodmanger (6/29/05 11:27 PM) + / -
My epson c45 printer does not print anything.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (6/30/05 11:06 AM) + / -
vinodmanger: It's of course possible that you may even have an actual hardware/parts problem, such as a failing print head assembly. Its even possible that you could have a bad or failing ink cartridge [even if its new], especially if its a refilled or non-epson ink cartridge]. However, normally the most common problem is clogging of the print head nozzles, especially if you were actually using non-epson ink cartridges. You might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson . However, that solution will only help, if there is an actual clogged print head assembly. When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. The epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some epson print head cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using epson inks. This is the same chemical used by epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the print head nozzles to open up again. That solution was basically designed by epson company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The nozzles inside the print head assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the epson stylus head cleaning solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the nozzle assembly and then it will never work again. One individual print head nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the Top Cover Assembly, then you can leave the print head assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the print head nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the print head assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The print head assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Print Head Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Print Head Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems problem paper jamed by Anonymous (7/4/05 5:32 AM) + / -
printer will not turn on since paper jammed . I turned printer on and off but I still have this problem. My stylus printer is only 2 months old stylus c86 by epson.


Re: epson printer problems by Ian` (7/5/05 12:34 PM) + / -
Hi, I had an Epson Stylus Photo 915 replaced by epson as my first let me down... However, before I received the replacement (which took an eternity to arrive) I purchased a new Photo R300 from PC World. I have had the 915 for approx 8 months but never had it out of it's box or connected it to my PC. I have given it to my sister in law to get her up and running... but, on installing the drivers successfully with the status monitor, I first cleaned the heads with the maintenance manager and on printing a test page I only got black, although the colour cartridge is indicating use and is slowly being used everytime I try to print with colour. I have printed in black and got some nice greyscale pictures, but no colour as yet. Could anyone please help before I get any more GREYscale HAIR! Thanks... Ian


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/6/05 2:14 PM) + / -
hi i have recently bought a r 300 and am having exactly the same problem it prints perfectly but does not show up on the ink monitor it just shows empty any help would be much apreciated please email if possible many thanks p.s i took it back to pc world they plugged it in and got it straight on


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/6/05 3:45 PM) + / -
Hi, the problem I have isn't with my R300, it's with the 915, however... have you loaded in the status monitor?, as this is the utility that lets you know how things are with the ink levels and printing. Should you need the driver for this you will find it at the following address: http://emeasupport.epson-europe.com/downloads - hope this solves your problem. Ian


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/6/05 3:47 PM) + / -
Hi, the problem I have isn't with my R300, it's with the 915, however... have you loaded in the status monitor?, as this is the utility that lets you know how things are with the ink levels and printing. Should you need the driver for this you will find it at the following address: http://emeasupport.epson-europe.com/downloads.aspx?LNG=en-GB hope this solves your problem. Ian


printer problem epson c45 by ruhtra (7/7/05 1:52 AM) + / -
hi anyone know how to fix my printer problem, its because my printer not printing! the ON nd LOAD button is countinous lighting simultaneously.. did what seems to be the problem of my printer? please help me..

thanks..


Re: epson printer problems by Emma (7/7/05 3:00 AM) + / -
I have a Stylus Photo R300. The maintenance light is on (not flashing). I see from this forum that if I press power / maintenance / stop together with the power off it will tell you of the problem, in my case 'Clear Waste Ink CTR'.

How do I deal with this? Surely it doesn't need a service after only 6 months? Thanks!




Re: epson printer problems by layton (7/10/05 3:14 AM) + / -
I am having problems uninstalling an Epson Stylus C42 Plus printer from my Toshiba laptop. When I try to use Epson Printer Software Uninstall I receive the following message:
"C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application." (Nothing happens if I click either 'Close' or 'Ignore'.)

The same message appears when I try to use Add or Remove programs in the Control Panel.

I don't want to just delete it manually in case it does some damage.

Any ideas on how to remove this software?


Re: epson printer problems by jeffsmith62 (7/11/05 4:31 PM) + / -
Hi, My Epson CX5200 prints with a green hue,. I also own a C40 UX and this has the same problem, I have Re-installed both printers with their original discs but no luck, on the nozzle check the magenta line is very faint and hardly discernable would head cleaning kit help[, it hardly seems possible that both m/c's have developed the same fault, the CX is only 14 months old and is the second one I have owned but I can assure you that it will be the last Epson I will ever buy.
Hope you can help, Best Regards, Jeff Smith


Re: epson printer problems by mdurisseau (7/12/05 11:51 AM) + / -
I have an Epson R300, bought in May, and am already having problems...

If I am not getting a 'General Error' message, the paper will not feed correctly (meaning it will feed into the print area, but then the printer will feed another 1.5 inches, and a 'paper feed' error message appears). I have a solid red light on the Maintainence button, am using Epson cartridges, and have cleared the waste ink counter _numerous_ times.

Denny, what now? You seem to have all of the answers...

Thanks,

Michael Durisseau
Durisseau Photography


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/12/05 1:37 PM) + / -
Michael: I'm sorry, but I cannot really be of any help to you. Most Epson Authorized Service Dealers are not actually trained on the newer "C","CX", "R" or "RX" models. If your printer is actually new and still under its origional Factory Warranty, then there's no charge to talk to the "Epson Technical Support Department". That way you are talking directly with a technician, that is actually trained by Epson Company on your particular printer. To see available phone numbers for technical support and replacement parts ordering, go on-line to Epson @ " http://www.epson.com ", or call the Epson Automated Support Locator @ 1-800-442-2110 [press 1, then 1 & following prompts]. If your printer is out of warranty, you will need a credit card, before the technicians can help you, because there is a charge for technical support over the phone...If your printer is actually under warranty still and the technical support department is not actually able to help you, then you will have to take your R300 to an "Epson Authorized Service Dealer", for in warranty servicing and repairs. To try and locate an Epson Authorized Service Dealer in your area, call the "Epson Sales & Service Locator" @ 1-800-922-8911 [press 1, then 2], or the Epson Automated Support Locator @ 1-800-442-2110 [press 1, then 2, then 2, then 1, then 1 & follow prompts], or you can call these telephone numbers off the Epson web-site, under "Contact Us": in the US & Canada, call (800.463.7766) or (800.GO.EPSON)...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems wth r200 by Anonymous (7/13/05 10:00 AM) + / -
hi...
my printer has a problems with its lights the 2 red light are flashing in the same time and i hop that you can help me to find an ansar for this priblems its too important to me ....
and thanks for you help.
gioodbay


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/13/05 3:29 PM) + / -
Anonymous: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are flashing at the same time [some models the lights will be alternatly blinking], or where you get an "Unknown Error Message", or a "General Error Message", or even a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/16/05 12:59 AM) + / -
Did anyone find a answer to this question? My sister-in-laws C20UX has done the same thing. was going, now it an't. 'communication problem'. Any fixes? Alex.


Re: epson printer problems by Stephen (7/16/05 5:11 AM) + / -
I suggest reading some C20UX threads:

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/search/forums?q=c20ux

It would have been better if you had put your question in a Thread thet had your printer model in the subject line.


Re: epson printer problems by Stephen (7/16/05 5:11 AM) + / -
I suggest reading some C20UX threads:

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/search/forums?q=c20ux

It would have been better if you had put your question in a Thread that had your printer model in the subject line.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/16/05 3:09 PM) + / -
Thankyou for the reply. I posted my question here as a search engine brought me this one page from your site that had the same question on it. Not being formilar with your site, I wanted to ask the question before loosing that page in amoust all the other info I was trying to process.
Pleased to say I am on track to sorting the problem.
Thanks for your help.
Alex.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/18/05 4:41 AM) + / -
Hi,
The R300 and most, if not all, of the Epson range behave similarly.
It's for a good reason, that is to protect the print-head from damage. If it allowed you to continue, at best you'd introduce air into the print-head which would require using a LOT of ink to clear it, etc.
It's not adjustable, so you'll just have to play along.
If you make sure to watch the ink monitor, or keep a spare of each cartridge handy, you'll have no problems.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/18/05 4:45 AM) + / -
Sorry about this, but my answer was directed towards this question. Hope that tahat's clearer!


My Epson "Photo R300" seems unwilling to print in black - even though I'm only out of yellow.

It seems absurd ? If having low ink of one colour disables the machine, having six different cartridges is nuts !

Hi,
The R300 and most, if not all, of the Epson range behave similarly.
It's for a good reason, that is to protect the print-head from damage. If it allowed you to continue, at best you'd introduce air into the print-head which would require using a LOT of ink to clear it, etc.
It's not adjustable, so you'll just have to play along.
If you make sure to watch the ink monitor, or keep a spare of each cartridge handy, you'll have no problems.



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/18/05 7:14 AM) + / -
The waste ink is usually not full. CTR stands for counter. The printer counts cleaning cycles and when the count reaches some number, it quits. To reset the counter, with the power on, press the same combination of buttons: Power+Maintenance+Stop for 10 seconds. It will eventually tell you it is "Finished clearing Waste Ink CTR". Power off, then on.
I have done this twice now on my R300, and there is no sign that the waste ink is full. when it is, I will replace the printer.


Epson c86 printer problem by gdolliver (7/18/05 7:53 AM) +1 + / -
I have an epson c86 printer that will only fire out 1 print. After the first one is sent and printed (usually coming from either Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, Reader...) I can send another one, it queues, but then disappears and is no longer seen. No error message or anything to let me know of a problem. The printer starts to act like it is going to print (inks move to the left, but they hang there and then move back to the right to the idle position), but then doesn't. In order to get it to print again, we restart the print spooler from Windows Services. We have the latest c86 driver (direct from Epson tech support) and are running Win XP SP2 with all the latest updates. What is really weird is when we are on the phone with Epson support, it actually can fire out multiple documents, through resets, reboots and everything, however, the minute they are off the phone, it goes back to only printing 1 page and needing a print spooler restart. Any thoughts? Any good exorcists? Please help...



epson c86 printer problem by gdolliver (7/18/05 1:28 PM) + / -
I have an epson c86 printer that will only fire out 1 print. After the first one is sent and printed (usually coming from either Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, Reader...) I can send another one, it queues, but then disappears and is no longer seen. No error message or anything to let me know of a problem. The printer starts to act like it is going to print (inks move to the left, but they hang there and then move back to the right to the idle position), but then doesn't. In order to get it to print again, we restart the print spooler from Windows Services. We have the latest c86 driver (direct from Epson tech support) and are running Win XP SP2 with all the latest updates. What is really weird is when we are on the phone with Epson support, it actually can fire out multiple documents, through resets, reboots and everything, however, the minute they are off the phone, it goes back to only printing 1 page and needing a print spooler restart. Any thoughts? Any good exorcists? Please help...


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/20/05 12:33 AM) + / -
Dear Hi,

Copy autoexec.nt from c:\windows\repair to c:\windows\system32

repair folder is an hidden folder.

Hope this helps

regards

Muthuswamy. A


Re: epson c86 printer problem by gdolliver (7/20/05 1:23 PM) + / -
Hello, still hoping someone has some information in regards to the c86 printer problem I listed above. I just received an email stating that someone replied to my question, but it turned out to be for a different question someone else submitted. Anyone?


Re: epson printer problems by capnron (7/20/05 2:45 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus C40UX has an alternating Green (power) light and Red (maintenance) flashing light. Can anyone help other than to tell me to contact an Epson dealer.

Regards,
Ron


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/20/05 5:06 PM) + / -
Ron: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are flashing at the same time [some models the lights will be alternatly blinking], or where you get an "Unknown Error Message", or a "General Error Message", or even a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/20/05 5:09 PM) + / -
Ron...Some additional info: There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes the C40 series, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that may be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems C62 by Jane & Eddy (7/23/05 10:14 AM) + / -
can anyone help? I have a epson stylus C62 it used to work fine but for some reason it now will not comunicate properly with my computer. When I set it to print somthing it will go through the spooling process,then the printer starts to take the paper, it feeds it in half way then stops. or it will print the top few lines of the document on the first page that it feeds in another page to print the mext few lines and so on therefor the document to be printed is one page long but takes about 8 pages to print it. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing it but this does not help, I have also changed the cabels to the computer but this doesnt work either.
please help if you can.


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/25/05 5:24 PM) + / -
Jane & Eddy...Just to let you know: It actually sounds like you may have a problem in your computer system, rather than in your printer. On most epson printers, you can usually run an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page" to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or possibly from your computer system. With paper loaded like normal, simply remove the printer cable from your printer. Then turn your printer off for about 10 seconds or so, to clear out any old DATA remaining from when it was connected to your computer. Now hold-in on the Paper Button and then reach over and turn the printer back on like normal. Release the power button as you normally would, but continue to hold-in on the paper button, until you hear or see the printer start to pull in a piece of paper. Then release that paper button and the self-test page will continue to run. If that page prints out with no problems, then that would indicate that your printer thinks it is working ok. That does not mean that your printer may not be dirty, or possibly even having actual copy quality type printing problems. It simply indicates that the printer is working normally, as far as its actual operation goes. If your printer is working ok, then your problem could be in your computer system/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware problems [parts problems], virus, etc. I know you said that you have already uninstalled and re-installed and that did not help. However, if you did not actually delete your printer off your computer system first and then go on-line to epson.com and download the latest available printer drivers, then you might want to at least try that first. You can delete your printer and its drivers and then download the latest available drivers from the Epson Home Page at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp . As drivers are FREE, I usually recommend trying those first if you have a possible communication problem. Bad or corrupted drivers can cause many problems. DEINSTALL [remove] your old printers first and then go to the epson.com web-site. Click-on your particular area, where you live [example: USA]. Then click-on DRIVERS AND SUPPORT and then click-on your particular type of Epson Printer [example: INKJET]. Look under the Ink Jet Printers for your "Epson Stylus Color ___" and click-on it. Once the DRIVERS & DOWNLOAD PAGE opens, read the INFORMATION to locate your particular SYSTEM [Win's 95,98,ME,2000.etc.] and then click-on it. Follow the directions and read all the available information concerning your systems driver downloads. Finally at the bottom of the page, click-on "Printer Software Installation for Windows ___ [Epson Printers]", or the "Download" option button. After the downloading utility opens, read the download information available, make your choices and complete the installation...If downloading new drivers directly from Epson Company does not help either, then I would guess there is some other problem in your computer system. If by chance no one else can help you, it might be because this is actually a Printer Repair Site and it sounds like you may need a computer technician/person, rather than a printer repair technician. I'm sorry, but I only work on the actual printer problems and not on computer related problems...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems C80 PRINTER JAM by mike_brandt (7/25/05 9:27 PM) + / -
MY C80 PRINTER HAD A PAPER JAM
I REMOVED THE PAPER BUT IT STILL SAYS I HAVE A PAPER JAM
POWER LIGHT IS ON PAGE LIGHT IS BLINKING INK LIGHT IS OUT
IF I TURN ON THE PRINTER WITH PAPER IN THE FEED TRAY 1 OUT 3 TRYS WILL FEED A PAPER THRU THE MACHINE.
I TRYED TO DOWN LOAD THE SERVICE MANUAL BUT IT COMES OUT WITH THE GRAPHICS ROTATED 90 DEG CCW AND NEARLY UNINTELAGABLE
IVE REMOVED THE TOP COVER
THERE IS NO OBVIOUS DAMAGE

THE BLACK INK WAS LOW I REPLACED IT AFTER THE JAM PROBLEM OCCURED

WHAT EVER HELP YOU CAN GIVE WOULD BE APRITIATED

MIKE B


epson c86 printer problem by gdolliver (7/26/05 7:58 AM) + / -
I have an epson c86 printer that will only fire out 1 print. After the first one is sent and printed (usually coming from either Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, Reader...) I can send another one, it queues, but then disappears and is no longer seen. No error message or anything to let me know of a problem. The printer starts to act like it is going to print (inks move to the left, but they hang there and then move back to the right to the idle position), but then doesn't. In order to get it to print again, we restart the print spooler from Windows Services. We have the latest c86 driver (direct from Epson tech support) and are running Win XP SP2 with all the latest updates. What is really weird is when we are on the phone with Epson support, it actually can fire out multiple documents, through resets, reboots and everything, however, the minute they are off the phone, it goes back to only printing 1 page and needing a print spooler restart. Any thoughts? Any good exorcists? Please help...

I have completely unistalled the printer driver and all other Epson related material (registry as well) and done numerous reinstalls, but to no avail.



Re: epson printer problems by websling33 (7/26/05 3:32 PM) + / -
You may be getting alot of these about the Epson C42UX. My sister, brother and I all bought at the same time. All have same problem. After some time of use, about a year, the yellow and red lights come on flashing. When a test is done the message says that parts have expired their time of use. No indication is given to what is wrong. It seems Epson has programmed the printer for expensive repairs or to be timed out and thrown away. I wonder what methods could be used to circumvent their programs to allow for further use, until the parts truly don't work and expire based on use not on date. Any news out there on what is being done or am I shammed and should follow the throw away and buy again practice of Epson. Is there inexpensive viable repair options?




Re: Re: epson printer problems by websling33 (7/26/05 3:36 PM) + / -
You can do a test on it by clicking on the printer settings>maintenaince tab>status monitor 3 M. I got a message saying that unknown parts had expired their use. It seems Epson is programming the printer to need expensive repairs or to have you junk it to buy a new one.. GREAT Business Practice huh?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by websling33 (7/26/05 3:39 PM) + / -
You can do a test on it by clicking on the printer settings>maintenaince tab>status monitor 3 M. I got a message saying that unknown parts had expired their use. It seems Epson is programming the printer to need expensive repairs or to have you junk it to buy a new one.. GREAT Business Practice huh?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/27/05 12:06 PM) + / -
websling33...Just so you will know: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are flashing at the same time [some models the lights will be alternatly blinking], or where you get an "Unknown Error Message", or a "General Error Message", or even a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes the C42 series, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that may be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Joseph Backes (7/27/05 5:17 PM) + / -
I think I killed my Epson 820 printer. I was sending something to my printer but I wanted to send it to the queue to print it off later. But I did that wrong and it started to print. I took the piece of paper out from the back while it was printing and then put the printing on hold. This was probably a dumb thing to do as the gears to the printer did not like that at all. So I turned it off, and now I can't get it to turn on again. It's plugged in, all the wires are where they were, I didn't unplug anything, but it's dead. And I thought I could fix this by reinstalling the software, so I downloaded the driver, but without that green light on the printer the printer list doesn't show the printer at all. If I can get the printer to come to life again, then it will show up in the printer list, right?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/28/05 10:24 AM) + / -
Joseph: Unfortunatly, there's no way to actually know what went wrong with your printer. However, if you cannot get any power to come on at all, on your printer, then I would guess that you had a major power failure. That of course involves electrical hardware/parts and could even indicate a possibly failing "Power Supply Assembly". At the very least, you are probably going to try and remove that "Top Cover Assembly", so you can do some troubleshooting and possible power checks. If you are real lucky, then it may only be a loose connection, but remember, I'm only guessing. There is a free download of an "Epson Stylus Photo 810/820 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . That manual may be of some help in disassembly, if you want to at least remove that top cover assembly and of course in troubleshooting of your printers electrical problem...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by ianduff (7/29/05 12:45 PM) + / -
my 18 month old 830u prints some extra dots about .25 inch past where it stops printing, giving the effect of a line at one side of my print. Is this something that can be fixed,or is it just something that's worn out?


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (7/29/05 2:23 PM) + / -
ianduff: When I see horizontal lines [side to side on page] or even partial lines, banding, or colored lines being printed across photos, its usually do to a failing "Printhead Assembly", but no way to really know for sure. Generally speaking, cleaning will not usually help if it is a hardware/parts problem, that is actually causing those types of lines. If a colored line goes past the border of the actual printed image, that usually also indicates a failing printhead assembly...Here is some previously posted info by EDDY on 12/29/2004 @ 04:20:21 Re: epson and lines. Here is a procedure to confirm that the print head is failing: print the same picture at a lower resolution than the resolution which the problem occurs. Sometimes the problem does not occur at 720dpi or lower. If the problem does not occur then the print head is failing...There's a slight possibility that a build-up of dried ink, dust, dirt, lint and hair, that has possibly built-up on the bottom side and backside areas of the Printhead Assembly, can sometimes cause the "Printhead Nozzles" to fire crooked and that can cause a line to appear. The only way to find out, is to clean those two areas, just to eliminate that possibility. If you clean those areas and the lines are still there, then you can assume that its a hardware/part failure thats causing the line problem... I ended up posting my in-depth information, for cleaning the underside & backside areas of the Print Head Assembly, on 4/7/05. You can see that in-depth info at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/28244 [simply click on that link and it will usually open for you], on the fixyourownprinter.com , Printer Repair Site. There are two separate posted replies, listing GENERAL INFO #1 and GENERAL INFO #2. You may want to perform that in-depth cleaning, to at least eliminate those very common problem areas. I have no way to know if that in-depth cleaning will actually help to correct your printers problem. However, its about the only thing you can try, other than actually installing new print heads, which is really not economical to do in the smaller ink jet printer models. Although its a lot of information to read and to follow, its not actually that hard to perform the needed servicing and cleaning. That info is posted step by step, so its easier to follow each step in the actual cleaning procedure...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/30/05 3:45 PM) + / -
i had been printing and came with no paper, then I put some and I got like some copies but now when its start it wont stop and I
get alot of numbers and letters,


Re: epson printer problems by bulldog2106 (8/2/05 1:53 AM) + / -
I am running Windows XP SP2, and I can't install my Epson Stylus C62 printer using the Win XP driver I downloaded from the Epson web site. When I try to install it, I get an error message about a missing DLL, and then another message displays that says the system can't run a 16-bit Windows program. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions for how to fix this problem.


Epson CX5200 suddenly not printing at all by alex f. (8/2/05 11:10 AM) + / -
Hi there experts! I have a Mac running 10.3.9 and and Epson Stylus CX5200. Even though the ink is supposedly almost full, I get all blank pages. (First it was only magenta, now nothing.) I've run nozzle check, head cleaning and alignment numerous times, the Epson website says get new ink, but I just did that pretty recently so I know that's not the problem. Any words of wisdom? Thanks in advance! -Alex


Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (8/3/05 9:16 AM) +1 + / -
alex f.: Its possible that you could have an actual hardware/parts related problem, such as a failing print head assembly, or possibly even a clogged print head assembly. However, the most common problem is that a small hose falls off, causing a loss of printing ability. You might want to check out the "Dura Brite Blank Output Information Page", at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/duraink.html . It seems like most of the problems are not actually related to clogging, or even a bad or empty ink cartridge, but is usually more of a hardware/parts failure, but no way for me to really know. The most common failure seems to happen most of the time, just by simply repacing the ink cartridges, or simply happens during normal use of the printer. The most common problem found on some of the newer "C" & "CX" printers, is the tubing on the cap assembly becomes disconnected. The cap assembly can't clean the print head if the tube is detached. That information page may be of some help on your printers possible problem, if that tube has actually come off. I know this information does not really give you that much to go on, but I felt you should know about other peoples reports, just in case it happens to apply in your case...HERE'S SOME PREVIOUSLY POSTED INFORMATION THAT MAY APPLY ON YOUR PRINTERS PROBLEM. IT SEEMS TO APPLY TO SEVERAL OF THE NEWER MODELS OF EPSON PRINTERS AND IS THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM REGUARDING BLANK COPIES: AVTECH 3/14/2004 16:39:23 Re: Epson C82 Not Printing. If anyone is interested, I was successful in repairing my C82's problem with printing blank pages. I noticed that under the pad where the heads sit when parked, there is a black hose attached to it. That black hose is supposed to be attached to another clear hose. Mine was not. The clear hose was sitting there attached to nothing. I took the cover off of the printer, and pulled the seating pad over to the right. I was then able to use a pair of needlenose pliers and a pair of tweezers to put these 2 hoses back together again. I then powered up the printer and ran a head cleaning. Much to my surprise, the hoses blew apart again, leaving a pretty good mess with ink splatters. I cleaned up, then removed the hose clamp from the hose which is visible at the front of the assembly. I then transferred it to the hoses under the pad. I then used a simple wire tie to re-clamp the front hose. I then ran a head cleaning again. this time, everything stayed together. I re-connected to my PC, ran a nozzle check, and voila, it prints. A few head cleanings later, and it was printing like normal again. It took about 2 hours to figure out how to get it apart and find the problem, but, now my printer is functional again. Hope this helps. I wish I had taken pictures to show the steps...[OR]...FOLLOW_UP INFO POSTED BY: dieter 3/24/2004 10:13:30 Re: Epson C82 Not Printing-->FIXED! The posting of AVTECH on 3/14/04 actually fixed my c82 on the spot. The repair took 30 min without proper finger-pliers. With long pliers it can be done w/o opening the cover. It seems, the hose is connected to a vacuum hose-pump. The vaccum sucks ink out of every set of color-heads at start and also during the cleaning procedure. This assures instant full functionallity and removes all the dry ink bits...[OR]...Martyn Thompson 3/21/2004 03:11:52 Subject: Epson Stylus C82 solution: Hi all. I have had problems with the head clogging on the C82. After spending a small fortune on new cartridges to find it still didn't work (it is just out of warranty, been 14 months old) I took off the lid (4 screws, 4 plastic latches). I found under the cleaning pad the suction hose (a small plastic pipe) had come loose, so any number of head cleans were a waste of time as the ink wasn't been drawn thro'. The most difficult part was reconnecting the tiny hose onto the plastic nipple under the cleaning pad (in the end my girlfriend with her small fingers and two pair of thin nosed pliers did the job). The pad itself is on a 'drawer' that slides to the right of the printer, so you can access underneath it. I would suggest everyone with problems of head not cleaning should check for this - providing their own printer is out of warranty. I can provide greater details of this if you are interested. I am not a repairer by trade though, but it has been successful for me. All the best, Martyn...P.S. You can e-mail Martyn if you want to, by simply clicking on his posted name on his message board @ http://fixyourownprinter.com/printer/new/17697.html ...[OR]...Paul 3/25/2004 13:06:15 Re: Epson C82 Not Printing. I concur - fixed mine by reconnecting the hoses. There are two screws on the back of the printer and two screws on the inside of the front panel under the printer cover. Remove all 4, unclip the case at the four points marked by arrows (one on each side and two on the bottom, then the last retainer is on the inside of the case on the left hand side (opposite the ink pad), release that and pivot the case open to the right. Tweezers and two zip ties fixed mine, and three nozzle checks gave good prints again. Thanks for the help!.....Sorry, for the possible bad news, but I thought you should know more about your possible problem...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/4/05 4:04 PM) + / -
Hi.., I recently got my epson C86, printed a few documents and already my black ink is out. Today I called the company, they are supposed to get back to me within 24 hours. I suggest you call the company also. There must be a problem with these printers. The company recently exchanged my epson c82 for this c86 to be exact about 3 months ago.

pj


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/5/05 8:31 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus Color 640 cuts off the right side of the information on the paper. Also the copy comes out of the printer bottom first. The font sizes have changed to a very small print.. Any idea what the problem might be?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/5/05 8:34 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus Color 640 cuts off the right side of the information on the paper. Also the copy comes out of the printer bottom first. The font sizes have changed to a very small print.. Any idea what the problem might be?


Re: epson printer won't power on by new (8/6/05 6:47 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Picturemate printer that i have just gotten out of the box. I installed the drivers and printed several prints sucessfully. I left the printer on for 3 hours and returned to continue with my printing. The power light was on but the display was blank. I tried to turn off the printer with the power button but it wouldn't turn off. I unplugged it and replugged but the printer was completely dead. Now the power button doesn't light at all even plugged in another outlet. It appears to be completely dead. Any ideas what's wrong?


Re: epson printer won't power on by new (8/6/05 6:50 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Picturemate printer that i have just gotten out of the box. I installed the drivers and printed several prints sucessfully. I left the printer on for 3 hours and returned to continue with my printing. The power light was on but the display was blank. I tried to turn off the printer with the power button but it wouldn't turn off. I unplugged it and replugged but the printer was completely dead. Now the power button doesn't light at all even plugged in another outlet. It appears to be completely dead. Any ideas what's wrong?


Re: Re: epson printer by Anonymous (8/6/05 8:09 PM) + / -
My epson stylist color 640 does not print all the letters on the right side of the page.(cuts them off). When the printed sheet comes out of the printer the bottom of the page comes out first. Also the printing fonts are printing out in tiny letters. Smaller than the original it is printing.Any idea of whats up?


EPSON printer problems by IGORmutic (8/7/05 10:02 AM) + / -
Please help me.From my EPSON STYLUS C20UX I giv message:
MAINTENANCE CALL
PARTS INSIDE YOUR PRINTER REQUIRE MAINTENANCE
OR REPLACEMENT. CONTACT YOUR DEALER.


How I can fix that.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/7/05 11:17 AM) + / -
USE THE SSC SERVICE UITLITY. AND LAY OFF THE CAPS. IT'S RUDE!!! Do a google search the ther ssc service utility.

you are welcom


EPSON c86 PRINTER ISSUES by gdolliver (8/8/05 6:42 AM) + / -
I have an epson c86 printer that will only fire out 1 print. After the first one is sent and printed (usually coming from either Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, Reader...) I can send another one, it queues, but then disappears and is no longer seen. No error message or anything to let me know of a problem. The printer starts to act like it is going to print (inks move to the left, but they hang there and then move back to the right to the idle position), but then doesn't. In order to get it to print again, we restart the print spooler from Windows Services. We have the latest c86 driver (direct from Epson tech support) and are running Win XP SP2 with all the latest updates.

I have completely unistalled the printer driver and all other Epson related material (registry as well) and done numerous reinstalls, but to no avail. It seems to be only when I have the "mirror" option selected in the driver, but I am getting no help from Epson support on this one, just the scripted "the driver's fine" and "reinstall" responses.


port unknown by Topher (8/8/05 9:56 AM) + / -
My lexmark Z23 printer stopped working. I have XP home & USB ports. I looked at the trouble shooting instructions that said to delete & readd the printer. Upon re-adding, it came up with a message about "port unknown". I tried several things to no avail. The PC would say it found new hardware & even said what it was. The drivers were loaded. But I could not get the drivers & the port to talk to each other. I figured maybe the printer was toast. So, I bought a Epson all in one. Well, this installation went the same, "port unknown". However the PC sees the scanner & it works. So I assume the USB port/cable are ok. If I choose add a local printer the USB ports do not show up in the list of ports. Any idea how to get the USB Printer to work?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/8/05 10:26 AM) + / -
Why would you post a Lexmark question on a Epson post? Maybe reposting your question with Lexmark Z23 in the subject line would increase your chances of getting an answer.




Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/8/05 9:06 PM) + / -
I have an RX500. It prints 4x6s fine but when it prints 8 1/2 x 11 it prints fine until near the bottom. Then the paper seems to stick, come out slightly angled and smudge the very bottom line.There does not seem to be anything stuck in the printer, that I can see.
Ellen M.


Re: epson printer problems by Mr Lewis (8/9/05 7:05 PM) + / -
Epsom C62 just returned from repair after a month! Is under extended warranty.

Told me was all cleaned up, several things and worked fine. Put my print cartridges back in, zilch nothing prints. Agreed am using no name cartridges but have been using these ever since we bought it and they always have been fine. Black shows less 20%, says when down to 10%, buy new cartridge. Obviously is not down that far !

The only unknown here is,that the cartridges were left without tape over them for a couple of weeks when printer was in the shop. Have done both maintenance jobs, will only print yellow on the one. Color cartridge is about 3/4 full. Is the cartridge head dry perhaps?

Is the only answer to buy a new cartridge or should I send it back again to Future Shop repair service? They didn't ask for the cartridges when sent out the first time.

Suggestions appreciated
Thank you



Re: EPSON printer problems by Anonymous (8/10/05 12:44 AM) + / -
Please help me.From my EPSON STYLUS C20UX I giv message:
MAINTENANCE CALL
PARTS INSIDE YOUR PRINTER REQUIRE MAINTENANCE
OR REPLACEMENT. CONTACT YOUR DEALER.


How I can fix that.





Re: epson printer problems by Denny Conway (8/10/05 10:25 AM) + / -
Anonymous W/C20UX: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are flashing at the same time [some models the lights will be alternatly blinking], or where you get an "Unknown Error Message", or a "General Error Message", or even a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Good Luck! Denny Conway


EPSON RX500 paper feed out and smudge problem by Emoskowitz (8/14/05 7:00 PM) + / -
My RX500 prints fine until right at the very bottom of the page. It seems to angle slightly and then smear the last line or two of print (this is at the very bottom of the page-for instance, the info at the bottom of a website). If I clean the head and do realignment in printer utility it helps somewhat but after awhile the bottom line comes out smudged again.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/15/05 12:12 PM) + / -
Thank you.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/15/05 5:47 PM) + / -
Hi guys,

I just bough an Epson R310 Stylus Photo which primarily my purpose is labeling my DVS and CDs. It keeps giving an error message that my CD/DVD tray was not setup correctly. I check the manuals and some sources on the net and seems that none of these works...

Please help me guys... I badly need you...




Re: epson printer problems by bhavani (8/17/05 4:18 AM) + / -
sori for the trouble. recently i bought the 3 in 1 epson printer . i print out some photos and accidently the printer get stack while i cancelled the printing works. when i want to print again i cant print. there is a red color lights came out on both button. i dont know what to do. plz sent me the reply as soon as posibble.thank you.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/17/05 7:22 AM) + / -
Make sure printer is a few inches away from wall, as cd tray emerges from rear quite a distance when loading.
When tray is feeding in, lift the top cover and see if it is sticking at the four white rollers, you might need to straighten the thin plastic guide at the front of the cd tray, or just gently push it when it reaches the rollers.


Re: epson printer problems by dowdeva (8/19/05 4:04 AM) + / -
Hello,

I have an Epson Photo Stylus 700. I had my computer guy re-install Windows 2000 after a virus melt-down and afterwards, Windows would not re-install the original driver/software that came with my printer (I forget the error message I was getting, sorry - but it just wouldn't do it). So I downloaded the latest driver that Epson offers for my printer, and now it won't print the main body of a docutment or webpage - it will print charts, pictures, any info outside a certain parameter, but not the main body in the center of the page!!!

Should I download an older driver for this printer? Going nuts here, can anyone help?

Deva


Re: epson printer problems by ks (8/20/05 11:47 AM) + / -
The part of my epson stylus C44UX that holds the ink cartridges will not come out of the side more than 2 inches. The printer refuses to print, the green light is flashing and the red light is constantly on. It stopped in the middle of a job. Can anyone help?


Re: epson printer problems by thep0et (8/21/05 4:50 AM) + / -
I have an Epson C45. Just finished creating a certificate with help from a template for my kid. I went to File - Print (in Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0), and it only printed the top half an inch of the page then spit out the paper with no reason.

Any help would be great.
Thanks.


Re: epson printer problems by Lee DeMott (8/21/05 12:18 PM) +1 + / -
Epson R200 printer prints great on Epson Premium Glossy photo paper (printer paper setting - Premium Glossy) but leaves "track marks" on Premium Luster photo paper (printer paper setting - Premium Luster).

Going back to the original Epson Premium Glossy photo paper with that setting selected and it looks great.

Is it not optimized for Premium Luster? And if not, would it do better on Premium Seimi-Gloss?

Thanks,

Lee DeMott


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/21/05 12:35 PM) + / -
I had the same problem with my R300 and found out the hard way that the cd/dvd tray goes right through the back of the printer which in my case was against the wall, I moved the printer forward and what do you know it works, the wall was stopping the disk being fed in and out so came up with error, hope this helps


Re: epson printer problems - RS210 by ozzybob (8/21/05 11:40 PM) + / -
Hi

I have just bought an Epson RS210 (Australia).
I have printed onto Kodak Picture paper (glossy). The prints are very dark. I printed the same photos and others on another RS210 at work with the same dark results. If I print on another printer (Brother) there is no problem.

I have tried each of the paper settings and each of the type of document settings (text, photo etc). The results are always the same and don't vary.

Am I doing something wrong, or is Epson not very good at printing photos?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/22/05 6:18 AM) + / -
my cx 5200 does not print black ink . i cant get any color , but n0 black. i put in new carige and still nothing . help , please .


Re: epson C42UX printer problems - font by Anonymous (8/22/05 6:28 AM) + / -
Hey,
I have an Epson C42UX which I justrecently acquired after my Lexmark went kaput. I am using Quickbooks Pro, and the Epson will print most documents fine, but when I go to print checks I get the following message:

"The printer drive you are using does not support a full range of fonts for this printout.

Click OK to print using the printer's current built in font.
Click Cancel to stop printing.
Click Help for information about changing the printer font"

if I click OK the printer seems to begin to start printing, but then stops. I have changed the font settings numerous times with no change inresults.

any input would be great.

Kurt


Re: epson printer problems by ozzybob (8/22/05 5:47 PM) + / -
I found out - it is a problem with printing from the windows-xp print/fax viewer. Using Printquicker the problem is solved.

Thanks
Bob


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/25/05 10:22 AM) + / -
CX 5400 unwanted horizontal lines in photo how to avoid.

thanx


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/26/05 8:46 PM) +1 + / -
my epson stylist scanner printer has stop,printing, all that shows a few very faint lines. I replace all the ink cartridges & did a number of nozzle cleaning actions with no results. I used epson cartridge replacements.

model No.CX5400
We have been on vacation for a month,so unit has been off for that period.


Re: epson printer problems by ash (8/27/05 10:51 PM) + / -
hi,
plz help, i just replaced my ink cartridges for epson 960 but the generic one, and it doesn;t recognize them, I can't even go to the status monitor 3 to check the ink, the red light stays on and when i press the red ink light, it tells me that there is no ink in one of the black cartridges and the yellow one. Should i try buying the epson ink? plz help . plz respond as soon as possible, plz plz plz


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/28/05 10:28 PM) + / -
i have a epson440stylus everything is fine puter says it is ready to print i have run the cleaning etc but still wont print


Re: EPSON c86 PRINTER ISSUES by shirtstock (8/29/05 3:07 PM) + / -
I am having the same problems with the epson c86 I bought several months ago. Several calls to tech support. Printer seems to work fine when on the line to tech support, then refuses to print more than one job when I'm printing from Adobe in mirror, photo quality mode. Have you received any helpful hints?

I notice that the epson driver site has an updated c86 drive posted on 8/15/05 that says it "improves mirror image printing" maybe it will help.

http://www.epson.com


If you just go to epson.com and navigate to the c86 driver download, the posted date is 08/24/05 and doesn't mention mirror image printing. Has anyone had any luck with either of these drivers?


Re: epson printer problems by jock (8/31/05 1:08 PM) + / -
My R300 has stopped printing CD/DVD discs but still prints photo's etc any ideas


Re: Re: EPSON c86 PRINTER ISSUES by shirtstock (8/31/05 3:33 PM) + / -
I just downloaded and installed the latest C86 driver from the epson site. Printer is finally working!!! I you are having problems getting multiple print jobs to run sequentially, try the latest driver (dated 08/15/05).


epson 830U problem by Anonymous (9/5/05 8:28 AM) + / -
i have a epson 830U which has been working fine for a while but now fails to recognize the ink cartridges. I have tried using the self diagnosis on the epson site but it fails to recognize the 830U so that's been no help.

any suggestions?


Re: epson C86 printer problems by sapphire125 (9/6/05 2:33 PM) + / -
Hi,

Been on holiday for about 6 weeks so printer has been off for a while but came back to find that printer is showing paper jam LED solid all the time it ocasionaly goes dim but is still noticable as being on.

Any ideas?



Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/8/05 2:09 AM) + / -
you screwed just like the rest of us.


Re: epson printer problems by km (9/9/05 6:23 PM) + / -
I have an Epson C86 printer. I ran out of black ink, replaced the black ink with a black Epson cartridge number T0431. I then attempted to print a black and white page of text. The paper was fed through the printer as if it were printing, but there was nothing on the page. The Epson Utility tells me that there is plenty of ink. I cleaned the heads twice, did a nozzle check, and black and yellow are not visible. Any ideas?
Thanks


Re: Epson 1280 printer by gjanes (9/10/05 8:30 AM) +11 + / -
How can I change the waste ink pads on an Epson 1280 printer?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/10/05 2:27 PM) -1 + / -
sapphire: Your paperjam sensor's bust. Depending on how bust it is, it may be cheaper and easier to get a replacement


Re: epson printer problems by dunkstar (9/16/05 7:48 AM) + / -
I have an epson C44UX. Recently i started to get problems when printing anything which had colours. Blues became pinks and reds became yellows. I have tried the head cleaning and replaced the colour ink cartridge even though it wasn't empty. The problem persisted and now it won't print any colours at all although just black is fine. Any ideas gratefully received. Chris.


epson printer problems by wee ginge (9/16/05 8:25 AM) + / -
hi i have a epson
stylus c44 plus printer but cant get it to print cause i dont have the make on my computer to add it plz sum1 help me









Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/16/05 9:36 AM) + / -
C84 only prints color (not black) i work at school so this is a huge problem. Thoughts?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/16/05 11:27 AM) + / -
I HAVE A EPSON STYLUS CX5200 I STATRED HAVING PROBLEMS WHEN IT RAN OUT OF INK DIDN'T USE MUCH SO I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS NOT TO TAKE THE INK CARDRIDGE OUT UNTIL I WAS READY TO RELACE THEM THEN WHEN I DID I GOT A MESSAGE PRINTERS ERROR SEE YOUR DOCUMENTATION OR CALL SERVICE


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (9/16/05 11:52 AM) + / -
Try downloading the latest driver from Epson's web site, www.epson.com. Click on Drivers and Support, locate your printer and download the driver relative to your operating system. Also, download the status monitor software.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by joemonolith (edited 9/19/05 7:22 AM) + / -
cx 4600 printer will not recoginize any of my cartridges, just replaced all the color ones.
Printer will print out almost blank pages, tried to check ink and I got a communication error.


Re: epson printer problems by AJsheart (9/19/05 11:59 PM) + / -
I have an epson stylus c84 and I had to have someone restore my windows 98, now everything works except my printer. It will detect the printer, but it installs to the LPT1 Port instead of the USB. I tried deleting the ports under device manager, also under my printer properties it does not list the proper port only LPT1. So I created a port just trying anything and now I can't get that off either. Can someone help me please and thank you.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/22/05 5:52 PM) + / -
HI-

I'm dealing with the same issue. Someone else on this forum suggested laying a strip of tyvex tape across the end of the tray where the plastic leads had worn and he says that works fine. I haven't had a chance to try it but I wonder if it will work at all because the rollers seem to be pushing the tray out instead of trying to suck the tray in. If you find out anything PLEASE let me know.

Viki


Re: epson printer problems by anonymous (9/26/05 1:00 PM) + / -
I have a epson stylus cx5400. I'm getting the message "Black Ink Out" on the display. I checked the ink cartridge and there is ink. I tried shaking the cartridge and I can hear the ink. It tried cleaning the contacts on the cartridge, but this didnt help. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Rick


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (9/26/05 4:05 PM) +1 + / -
1. Are you using Epson ink? 2. Does the status monitor recognize the cartridge? 3. Does the status monitor pickup the manufacturing data?


Re: Re: Epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/30/05 9:58 AM) + / -
Just came across this great site, so I am a bit late in replying to this question.But my answer may help others.
I had the same problem " photo's printing green", I had been using non Epson cartridges, did 30 nozzle cleans, changed cartridges 3 times, no improvement at all.
Epson said to fit their cartridges, which I did, 3 nozzle cleans and it is now working OK.
Norm


Re: epson printer problems by Iroshan (9/30/05 9:22 PM) + / -
how to get a self test page from a Epson stylus c43sx inkjet printer



Re: epson printer problems by alleninokc (9/30/05 10:19 PM) + / -
I'm brand new to this group discussion and need some guidance to help us with our C80.

I've heard that it is possible to turn off the sensor that tells the printer and computer the level of ink left in the cartridges.

Once the sensor is turned off then the C80 can continue to print even though we've used up all of one of the color inks through the simple process of cleaning the heads.

I know the downside of no ink level sensor is that eventually we'll run out of black ink probably in the middle of printing a page.

I'm willing to risk that in favor of being able to print with black ink even though I'm out of color ink. Are there other problems with this idea?

Has this idea been discussed before and has this process been described? If so on what date?

If not, does anyone know the steps to turn off the ink level sensor on a C80?

Does anyone know if it's possible to clean the heads without using up all of the color ink?

We seldom use color ink but have to replace the color ink cartridges often just through cleaning the heads.

thanks, and I welcome any advice on the use of this discussion group or the use of our C80
Allen in OKC




Re: epson printer problems by franzel (10/2/05 8:40 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus CX4600. I replaced the ink cartridges and was able to print one photo successfully. I did not use the printer for a week and now nothing will print. I have used the head cleaning utility several times and nothing will print. Any suggestions?


Re: epson printer problems by Heather Whent (10/3/05 7:57 AM) + / -
Hi - I have an Epson Stylus C84 photo edition. My problem is that my colour pictures are coming out looking 'crackled-glazed'. I have put in all new colour/black cartridges and done all the head cleaning and nozzle checks, which appear to be fine, but the prints are still coming out which I can only describe as 'crackle-glazed'. Can somebody help me, please?!
Heather


Re: epson printer problems by Bill Quinnan (10/3/05 9:13 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C86. I just replaced the yellow and black ink cartridges today, and now it won't print black or yellow, even though the printer moniter acknowledges that both cartridges are full. It just prints the pages with cyan and magenta, leaving the black and yellow parts out.

I've tried the head cleaning function several times to no avail. I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the printer, rebooting the system, unplugging the USB cable and replugging it -- nothing.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
-Bill


Re: epson printer problems by EE (10/4/05 9:47 AM) + / -
I have an epson stylus CX5400. Recently replaced black cartridge and now nothing prints. Tried carefully installing the cartridge again but still nothing. Help.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/4/05 3:19 PM) + / -
When printing some documents,my printer (Epson Stylus
CX4600) stopped printing when There was no paper left for it to consume.I
replaced the paper,but the printer didn''t take in the paper.I tried to
solve this problem by replacing the paper,but it didnt work.



QA INFORMATION
Q1 : WHICH MODEL ARE YOU USING?
A1 : Stylus CX4600
Q2 : What were you doing when the problem occurred?
A2 : Printing
Q3 : What happened when you tried to print?
A3 : Paper jammed or couldn't load
Q4 : What is the On light's current state?
A4 : Flashing
Q5 : What is the Error light's current state?
A5 : On
Q6 : What is the ink light's current state?
A6 : Off
Q7 : WHAT IS THE DEVICE'S STATUS?
A7 : Paper out or multiple page feed error
Q8 : Does the paper you're using meet your device's specifications?
A8 : Yes



Re: epson printer problems by Dukes (10/5/05 4:30 PM) + / -
Hi, I have an Epson Stylus Photo 820. It was running low on Black ink, so I had bought another epson cartridge a while back. I took the old one out and put the new one right in. Didn't take but a few seconds. Ok, I've done this maybe 3-4 times before, with no trouble. However this time it says there is no ink when it goes to recharge. Is there anything I can do. I need to print some stuff for my wife tonight, and can't get it to print. When I go to clean it, it says I have no black ink. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


Re: epson printer problems by manuarte (10/5/05 5:05 PM) + / -
Hi-

I have an Epson Stylus c80. Generally works fine.

Lately, the ink light has been blinking, but when I push the ink button to replace the ink, nothing happens (the cartridges don't slide out, etc). So I haven't been able to replace the ink.

Now the ink button is solid red all the time and the printer utility says all the cartridges are very low or out. And although the computer still sees it, the queue always automatically stops itself (I assume because the ink is very low, although it was printing photos just fine until it stopped).

How can I get it to let me replace the cartridges? It would be lame to throw it out just because the ink replace button is broken...

Thanks.


Re: epson printer problems by Earl (10/5/05 5:31 PM) + / -
My C82 has the same problems with hose clogging. I know of the fix, just open it up, clear the hose, and reconnect it. The problem is I can't open the case. I have the screws out (I lost one inside the printer, is there a chance it'll ruin anything? I is under the black thing that feeds the paper on the bottom of the printer (look inside from the top. The screw next to the cartridges on the bottom of the printer (not the one listed for dismantaling the top of the case. I misread the directions originally))).

I'm currently where you have the top partially lifted off and you have to unscrew the screw by the orange wire (behind where the buttons are on the printer, in front of the cartridges). Is this possibly tightly screwed, or did I strip the screw (I can't see the screw too easily, so I can't tell)?


Re: epson printer problems by Dukes (10/5/05 11:55 PM) + / -
Oh well, epson wanted me to pay for tech support, but said if they were flashing that it was something wrong internally. It was an epson ink cartridge, so i tried a generic, and it works fine. What a joke, anyway, thanks for letting me post here, but it got worked out.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/6/05 4:43 AM) + / -
I have now resolved my problem - I changed the paper from Kodak picture paper, which says it's for use with Epson printers - to Epson Durabrite paper. Result - perfect!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/11/05 2:25 PM) + / -
Hi Epson are well known for only liking Epson ink. Other manufacturers claim there ink works ok but in my experiance forget it, it's not worth wasting your money.


Re: epson printer problems by milton (10/12/05 1:12 AM) + / -
How do I get the end covers off my Epson R200?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/13/05 6:12 AM) +1 + / -
i Have a stylus 915.Have scanned b&w negs into folder as greyscale.Upon printing them on to epson glossy paper they come out with a warmish b& w (sepia tonish) kook to them.What calibrations to my printer & /or photoshop 7 profiles do I need to resolve this problem?
Mike


Re: epson printer problems by king (10/16/05 8:10 PM) + / -
I want to download Epson FX1170 complete driver with custom sized paper selection. The XP driver does not include it. Thank you


Re: epson printer problems by Thus Organic (10/18/05 5:30 AM) + / -
New, Epson Stylus C66, Epson ink installed, printing on Kodak paper. The output from the printer is clear, no banding and all colours. That's the problem, so much colour. This printer seems to want to apply so much ink to the paper that the photo's are coming out very dark. The photo's are taken with Olympus D380 2.0 Megapixel at high resolution. I use Photoshop elements to open the images, and they appear great on the monitor, but they are so heavy in colour and so dark when printed. I have tried to lighten the pics in Photoshop, this does not seem to do any good. Any ideas ? Thanks. Phillip


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/20/05 1:04 PM) + / -
i have set up an epsom c70+ printer with with a disc someone gave me as i had lost the original disc ,only the disc was for just epsom c70 and not epsom c70+ .it works but just does not come up with the pictures of the ink cartriges when they need changing .i have to go to PAINT and do a few strokes of different colours to see which is not working properly.
Any suggestions can i get the proper disc anywhere or can i download anything.I am not on broadband only dial up.
Thanks D.Tomes.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/21/05 9:23 PM) + / -

This is message I sent to Epson on my CX4600:
I can not believe that I can not print on my CX4600 without color cartiges. I have been out of town for two weeks, my ink I guess dried up?, and I had just installed new cartriges and now, I have run enough head cleaning cycles, my ink is out and now I can't even print black without changing my blue. You guys really, really suck, your printers really, really suck. What a scam. I am throwing this crap in the garbage and will never buy or authorize, my company, which buys 1,000's of printers every few years, to buy an an Epson again. I was told I was an idiot to even consider an Epson over a HP. I said give them a chance, man, they were right!



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/25/05 11:10 AM) + / -
If you would have read thru other posts on this site, u would have realised that epson is doing a free upgraded replacement on the cx4600. (sending out a cx 4800)
Just go to epson.ca or .com, contact them and u'll get a new printer within 5 bus days.


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by hpwizard (10/25/05 11:41 AM) + / -
Go to the Epson website & download the Status monitor. This should allow you to view your ink status etc.
Dazz UK


Re: epson C42 printer problems by mic348xyz (10/31/05 2:08 AM) + / -
I have an Epsom C42 printer and its worked well for two years. I use generic ink cartridges and recently when printing I get horizontal lines and blotches over the text. Its almost as though the cartridge is not lifting up high enough and scuffs the paper as it travels across or there is too much ink on the on the cartridge. It seems to black ink thats the problem as thats the colour on the paper. Economy printing level seems ok, printer pictures is the worst. Any help appreciated, thanks


Re: epson printer problems by DJReaction (10/31/05 3:35 PM) + / -
When I first bought my computer the printer came with it, since then I built a new computer and have no idea how to get the software back so I can print again! any help?


Re: epson printer problems by smk (10/31/05 3:45 PM) + / -
Could someone help with details on how to clean the heads on a 1270 printer


Re: Re: epson printer problems by hpwizard (11/7/05 4:15 AM) + / -
Just go to the manufacturers website, look under support etc. You should be able to download it onto your PC
Dazz UK


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (11/7/05 9:51 AM) + / -
SMK,
Thiis site should have a cleaning kit to solve your problem.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by brotherboard (11/7/05 9:55 AM) +1 + / -
I have an Epson 915 which is "dead". By this I mean power is going in but it won't switch on at all. Are there any internal fuses ? It's only two years old and printed perfectly one night then next day nothing when I tried to switch on. Please dont tell me to check the mains or leads I've done that. There IS power getting to the back of the machine, but no lights or anything on the front.
Thanks.


Re: epson printer problems by dancon (11/7/05 12:54 PM) + / -
could anyone help me. about two months ago i bought an epsom r300 printer everything was great with it but now for some reason it wont print anything from my computer it keeps saying check connection but everything is ok there .it reads and prints from my digital camera memory card perfect but it wont let me even head clean or nozzle check .any ideas please


Re: epson printer problems by hpwizard (11/8/05 5:49 AM) + / -
Have you tried a different USB cable? Otherwise check that bi-directional is enabled in the settings, check that when trying to print it is printing to the right printer and/or rght port.
Hope this helps?!
Dazz UK


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/8/05 11:56 AM) + / -
thank you. will give it ago.


Re:epson large format pro7500 problem by alex gan (11/8/05 12:14 PM) + / -
looking for the service manual, epson pro7500 ,could somebody help me out? I've clean head many times yet the yellow ink does not print - even after i 've replace the yellow print head-Now it is even worse still, more of the color does not print. i wish someone could help me out!


Re: epson printer problems by glenoman (11/9/05 8:03 AM) +1 + / -
i have an epson C86 and the 2 light are flashing on the top of the unit.

from what i understand it's for service, they want me to bring it in for servicing,it says there are parts inside the unit that need servicing.

anyway around this guys. i know it's a built in time set. does anyone know how to reset it? or do i have to pull it apart and replug the innards? lol

what a gimmick!! the printer works perfectly prints great but then they install something like this to bleed you for some more money.




Re: epson printer problems by devsmets (11/14/05 7:00 PM) + / -
i just got a epson style 600 printer its for work can i down load it on my pc at home onto a floppy no one can remember wher they put the cd for it


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (11/14/05 8:50 PM) + / -
Go to www.epson.com and download the drivers from the support and drivers section of the web site.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by naumom (11/19/05 6:22 PM) +4 + / -
My Epson C66 won't print red or yellow. I returned my first one with the same problem and now this second one it's the same thing, no red or yellow. I tryed my ink cartridges in a friend's C66 and it's not the cartridges..they print fine in hers. I reinstalled the Drivers, cleaned print heads a dozen times (using tons of ink in blue and black) Any ideas? Could it be the USB cable? HELP!!


Re: epson printer problems 1160 by Derek S (11/20/05 9:27 AM) + / -
I have just changed my ink system from a permaflow system because of the blocking prroblem, and fitted an all black set of cartridges from Fotospeed, after a couple of cleans and two scrap prints to get the ink flowing nicely, I tried an A4 print on Hahnemuhhle photo rag and to my horror the printer kept on working normaly but stoped putting any ink onto the paper halfway through the print, and still carried on working as if nothing wrong. I have NO lights flashing or anything to show there is a problem. Have tried numerous cleans even tried hot water with siringe to the head that fits into the cartridge, have had water through the head but the printer will not put any ink down onto paper, any ideas anyone, I have thought it might be an electronic fault! maybe. The printer is only 12months old and not done that much work. Help Help.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/20/05 1:07 PM) + / -
i had the same problem, i got a syring that fit over the jet the cartridge fits onto, and just sucked all the crap out, it was like jello and stuck in there.i found no matter how many times i cleaned it with the auto clean it never worked.

my doc gave a couple of different syringes to try one of them worked perfectly.

PS you should be able to tell right away, if you have a tight fit with the syring it should not move either way if it's plugged or very little.one time it was so plugged i used WD40 to get it unplugged.

good luck


Re: epson printer problems by Paul Babington (11/21/05 1:42 PM) + / -
I have an R300 that has developed a paper feed/jam fault. After changing a cartridge, my printer dragged a piece of paper through the printer backwards, this paper was sitting on the 'out' tray. I carefully removed the paper but now when any is fed through the printer it is dragged from the righthand side and then jams the printer.

It is possible to steady the paper as it enters to print okay, but you need to guide the paper to do this.

Have the rollers been damaged or do they somehow need resetting.

Any help would be grateful,

Thanks,

Paul.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by d.b.lang (11/22/05 4:05 AM) + / -

EPSOM STYLUS PHOTO 830 - 2 CARTRIDGE TYPE

I wonder if you could help me , I have the above printer which I admit is 45 yrs old but up to a couple of days ago it was working perfectly but then I got a message up on my computer that it needs servicing and from then on it would not work couls you please advise or do you know how I can get this done without sending it back to the makers.
The reason I want top put this right is because i have about 45 cartridges for it.


Regards


D.B.Lang




Re: epson printer problems by hpwizard (11/22/05 4:14 AM) + / -
It is more than likely your waste ink pads, you need to check & clean if necessary & then reset using SSC service programme or manual reset. Unfortunately I don't have the manual reset for the 830, only 850 & 860 but if you scroll up you will probably find more than enough info to be getting on with in this thread. Or search your model & "waste protection counter"
Good Luck!
Dazz UK


Re: Re: epson printer problems C86 by Anonymous (11/24/05 7:03 AM) + / -
Glenoman. Just read your post, exactly the same thing has happened to me! have you had any helpfull replys. I have been advised of the SSC utility but they havent got any thing for reseting the C86 yet. I could not agree more with your comments.

" what a gimmick!! the printer works perfectly prints great but then they install something like this to bleed you for some more money."

Parasites!

Simon



Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems C86 by Anonymous (11/24/05 7:51 AM) + / -
say simon

i tried the place were i buy my ink and resetter, but they don't have anything

so i guess i'm gonna wait awhile before i bring it in.i have a canon mp390 also so i'm not desperate.

i tore the whole thing apart and she looks fine a little dirty but thats it.

like i said though, what a gimmick.

if i hear any thing i will let you know right away.

cya l8r simon


Re: epson printer problems by anonymous (11/25/05 10:08 AM) + / -
i have a epson c64 and have lost the software for it what shall i do.


Re: epson printer problems by scotti (11/26/05 7:23 PM) + / -
I have an Epson C86 Stylus. Today, I installed a new black ink cartridge. It was installed correctly, however, when the paper prints, no black ink is printing on the paper. The other colors print fine. Any ideas? Thanks.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/26/05 9:09 PM) + / -
clogged, lol

gotta clean that black jet.do you refill if so just take the needle out of the syringe and place the end of the syringe over the jet from the inside and suck all the old ink out, works for me.

it happens regularly to me and the only thing to do is clean and test till it's unclogged.

glenoman


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/27/05 4:01 AM) + / -
Glenoman.

This sounds an interesting procedure for resolving a problem that seems to be often reoccurring with the C86.

Just to be clear on the precise method that you are proposing, as I understand, it goes like this:

1. Remove the offending ink cartridge from the carriage and put it to one side (and presumably some of the others otherwise you might not get the syringe in).

2. Take an empty syringe and insert the plastic nozzle of the syringe into the aperture within the carriage that normally houses the ink outlet spout of the cartridge.

3. Withdraw the syringe plunger to exert a vacuum on the ‘back’ of the jets and suck out the blockage that may be there.

4. Replace the ink cartridge and try again.


Simon



Re: epson printer problems by Harley Dyk (11/27/05 2:18 PM) + / -
I have a Epson Stylus C86 that I have not printed much with for several months. I did the nozzle check, it barely printed a trace. After installing all new cartridges and at least 10, maybe 15 cleanings, it just prints a trace of cyan and a trace of magenta, no black and no yellow.

It has been used sparingly even when new. Do I dump it and buy a HP?




Re: epson printer problems by glenoman (11/27/05 5:17 PM) + / -
simon!

you got it! lol

i find that the C86 gets clogged easily.i've used WD40 in the syringe and pushed it through the the ink jets in order to get it clean.

HARLEY : the jets are clogged man.if you leave it for to long it turns to a gel.read the last couple of messages.

SIMON did a play by play that should help you.or take the printer into the parking lot and punt it into the garbage can.i did that last year with my lexmark,felt sooooooooooooo good.


Re: epson fx 1170 printer prob lem by Anonymous (11/30/05 5:22 AM) + / -
my fx 1170 prints from any application in windows mode but it dose not print in dos mode


Epson 1280 problems by 05 stang (12/1/05 7:35 AM) -1 + / -
Ok I think Saitan is living in my printer. lol
First the power button light would turn off
and the red one on. I was getting error messages
from the connection to paper jam when in fact there
was none. I read through some of the other problem/
response postings and thought that unpluging
the printer cable, shutting off the printer,
and pushing in the paper feed button would help.
I did that and ran the test. Everything worked ok
minus the black ink. So I plugged the cable back
into the printer and did a couple of cleanings.
I ran a test and everything was hunky dory. No extra
lights nothing so I was happy. Well I went to print
an invoice and the first one jammed I ran over did
everything I was supposed to and made sure all was
well. It was thankfully. Well, that is until a new
problem reared its ugly head. I went to print again
and the printer would print some and then suck
the paper back up and print the rest. I checked the
connection to the computer and tightened everything
up then went to print again. This time it
was worse. The printer would print a line or two
then suck it up then a line or two etc until
the full document was done.
Help Please, thanks


Re: epson printer problems by davecabezo (12/1/05 8:18 AM) +1 + / -
Hi,

I have an Epson R200 and the waste counter needs resetting, I've tried with the ssc software but it does not support resetting the counter in an Epson R200. Also I saw a post where the ink waste pipe in an Epson R300 was "pulled through" a small apperture in the back of the printer and put into a waste ink bottle, the printer layout is slightly different to the R200, so my questions are:-
1) Does anyone know of a resetting program for the waste ink on a R200.(URGENT)
2) Has anyone actually pulled through the waste ink tube on a R200, if so could they please verify that the tube that you can see on the left when removing the access door at the back of the printer is in fact the waste pipe.
I cannot use my printer as the resetting program is the priority.
Please reply if you can help.
Regards,
Dave



Re: epson printer problems by Tanuwijaya (12/1/05 9:10 AM) + / -
Any Body Can help me About My C45 Blinking?


Re: epson printer problems by davecabezo (12/1/05 9:19 AM) + / -
O>K> I've sorted out problem 1 but I still need a response if poss. to item 2 of my post.
Regards,
Dave


Re: epson printer problems r300 by bigtiggs (12/1/05 4:04 PM) +1 + / -
help, my printer epsom r300 says parts inside printer needs service, i heard somewhere its the internal counter that needs sorting, does anyone know how to do this or rest counters, i cant afford to buy a new printer, please help.

steve


Re: epson printer problems by clanier (12/2/05 5:51 PM) + / -
I have a epson cx5200 printer,three yrs old,worked great up until now..frist it acted like it was out of ink,so i bought more,then it stop printing all together,so i cleaned heads and nozzle check over and over,and tried a over-night soak..nothing..Now when i try to print or push the color bottom the printer shut's off,so then i have to un-plug for 15 min,for it to turn on..No matter either from p/c or from printer it shuts down ,when trying to print or copy..Does anybody know how to fix it or.. trash it


chris


Re: epson printer problems by paultheton1000 (12/8/05 3:03 PM) + / -
why cant I print photos the size I want!!!
Epson gives me the choice of 1,2,4,6,8 etc. per a4 sheet.
whatever size I adjust the photos to, epson can only print the sizes mentioned. I only want a passport size photo for my son!!!
How can I do this, PLEEEEAAAAAZZZZZE!


Re: epson printer problems by MistyCottage (12/8/05 4:09 PM) + / -
I have any Epson 880, and recently it has developed a problem with one blue jet. It seems to have become uncontrolled, so sometimes it will put a partial or full blue line across the page, and sometimes it will be missing, from an area of blue. So it can be on or off, but it is seldom if ever, correct. I believe it only to be one jet as it is only 1 pixel wide and only occurs at 10mm intervals down the page. I've performed many cleaning cycles, and replacements of cartridges, but nothing seems to influence it. Any thought at all, or is it a bin job?
Thanx for your time. Des


Re: Re: epson printer problems by 05stang (12/8/05 5:37 PM) + / -
What type of Epson do you have? I know with mine I can change the size of the picture in a software like photoshop then print it like I would a normal page. I hope this kinda helps.


Printing photos by Wainwright (12/9/05 2:59 AM) + / -
Paultheton 1000

Why not just copy the photo out of the imageing programme into word and paste it onto a page? In word it can be manipulated to any size.

Simon


Re: epson printer problems by Norman C (12/9/05 3:53 AM) + / -
Epson Stylus c66. I bought it about 18 months ago. On loading 4 new cartridges, the same non-Epson that I have been using, it managed to print out "ink replacement utility --- a communication error has occurred. Make sure printeris on. Check cable connections. If a nozzlecheck pattern is printing ----- etc". I did all this, took out cartridges and replaced them. Red ink button comes on and stays on, with the on/off light sometimes on and then start flashing. When clicking the ink button to replace cartridges, I have to do this 3 times to get the carriage in the correct position. At first it showed cyan and yellow empty, black nearly empty, now black and cyan OK but magenta and yellow empty. On Epson Internet Troubleshoot " we are sorry, but an error has occurred. -1601 Internal Error ----[-1601] Search logon expected to current command"
I have sent an e-mail to Epson but have heard nothing. Should I buy another make of printer?
Hopefully,
Norman C


all lights flashing! by grsands (12/9/05 10:16 AM) + / -
I've got a 13mo-old Stylus CX4600. I bought my first set of generic ink cartridges and replaced 3 of them with no problem. When I replaced the yellow one about a month later I got all lights flashing and an "E" where the no. of copies l.e.d. lights up. I replaced the generic yellow with an Epson cartridge, to no avail. When I power up the printer it acts like it tries to move the ink carriage, then the lights some on. I could replace all the generic ink cartridges, but I hate to invest ~$70 if the printer is kaput. Any advice??


all lights flashing! by grsands (12/9/05 11:32 AM) + / -
I've got a 13mo-old Stylus CX4600. I bought my first set of generic ink cartridges and replaced 3 of them with no problem. When I replaced the yellow one about a month later I got all lights flashing and an "E" where the no. of copies l.e.d. lights up. I replaced the generic yellow with an Epson cartridge, to no avail. When I power up the printer it acts like it tries to move the ink carriage, then the lights some on. I could replace all the generic ink cartridges, but I hate to invest ~$70 if the printer is kaput. Any advice??


Re: Re: epson printer problems by lizzie53 (12/14/05 3:29 PM) + / -
"C:\WINDOWS|SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsft Windows applications. Choose "close" to terminate the application" The above message appears on my screen when trying to install software for C66 printer. It installs part of the software but the Status monitor is not installed and hence can not tell when and which cartrdges need replacing. Any ideas please? Have tried to download drivers from internet with no luck, same message appears. Thanks.


Re: epson printer problems 310 with strage proble by 3dman (12/14/05 9:10 PM) + / -
The 310 now has a mind of its own , sometime it will not print the full page or a disc . then it stopes it continues to print garbage unit the printer is turned off.

I have tried to reinstall it .
its hard to do as xp service 2 keeps saying wrong driver not installed.
finaly the epson disc got it right
what can i do to make this normal and trustforthy again


Re: Re: epson printer problems by 3dman (12/14/05 11:06 PM) + / -
yet it does its the same as the 210 resetting the counters
have done it on this one and the 310

Its not a great problem to remove the top covers and the lid to the ink pads .
then with a hold fast grips pull out the pads, they are wraped around a pin at the back ,
Put pull anyway they come out and you tear it a bit.
wash them under the tap , cut off the end bits that were holding it in place
Then put them back in ... lots of more use .....
or you can place a longer tube on the unit and then to a bottle.
cant see the point as the ink pads take huge lot before they are full
I reset the counters 6 times before I remover them and they were not over filled even then
Its a bloody con by epson.
the counter is set to low. so we buy or repair more offten


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/15/05 4:33 AM) + / -
I have a C64 color printer. The Black ink ran out and I was sold a 'clone' from a high street outlet. However, although the print screen shows me the black ink is full graphic, I gety an error message saying that the computer can not write to the device. Is this because I've got a 'clone' cartridge and not an Epson original?


How do you open this coconut? by AndE (12/15/05 2:25 PM) + / -
The R200 unit does not have an easy back access panel for this ink pad/waste removal. Is there a visual body disasembly manual of this procedure? I can remove the sides but not the back as you're all doing. I'm thiking if I drop it maby that will do the trick :) Why cant they every make it simple? Can I remove this ink pad from the side? I'm so frustrated. I kinda liked this new r2d2 which is now my second one after waranty replacement clone that I got here now. I'm just not in a mood to get a third one. I just hope this waste tank is the problem. I get nothing but flashing lights. Kind of hipnotic in it's sad way.


Re: R200 by wainwright (12/15/05 2:37 PM) + / -
AndE

There is some interesting stuff about thr R200 at
http://www.allthefaqs.net Surf to the 'CIS' forum pages.

They even go pics too.


Simon


Re: epson printer problems by 3dman (12/15/05 5:02 PM) + / -
I think its the same as the 210 if so the side pull off.
then look at the back where the paper sits , this has some 4 screws to remove.
whach lifting it off , there is a small lever type device on the left in aside the plastic, just push this with a driver and lift out.
Then you will see those dredded pads. now there is plasitc cover over most of the pads. remove it ( I through mine in the bin )
Now with a locking grips. pull out the top pad and the lower pads
pull like crazy as you have to rip the pads past the post holding them.

wash and then cut each pad were the post holder was. making easy re entry
then fit the paper tray . bit of a juggle .
put the unit covers on and enjoy
You problem will be to restet the countre manualy , donyt know how to do this
down load the program if you have it try this first
remove epsons program thats shows the ink levels from the computer
re boot
in ssc use the protection reset first clear counter , then clear counter
followed by reset all counters inks
ink freezer install new inks

that does it for mine but I have to reboot then it works well




Re: epson printer problems by audrey eisman (12/16/05 12:59 AM) + / -
My Epson printer model# CX6400 had
a paper jam. It pulled the last page in crooked and the lower
page in crooked and the lower left corner got stuck and
all the error lights were flashing red. If I knew how to properly
open the printer up, I would just take out the paper. I inquired
about fixing it at COMPUSA and they said it would cost $99. for the service charge. That is so rediculous. I could buy a new one for not much more
service charge alone. That's ridiculous!! Can anyone tell me how to
open the darned thing?

Audrey E.


Re: epson printer problems by audrey eisman (12/16/05 1:19 AM) + / -
I have an Epson stylus CX6400.It's a 4-in-1.
print,copy,fax,and scan. The last time I tried
to print something,the last page was pulled in crooked
and I couldn't get it out. The paper tore, leaving a
corner of the page stuck in the printer. I took it to COMPUSA
service department and was told that it was $99.00 just to look at
it. I want to fix it myself if anybody knows how to open it, please tell me
tell me how.


Re: epson printer problems by audrey eisman (12/16/05 1:23 AM) +1 + / -
I have an Epson stylus CX6400.It's a 4-in-1.
print,copy,fax,and scan. The last time I tried
to print something,the last page was pulled in crooked
and I couldn't get it out. The paper tore, leaving a
corner of the page stuck in the printer. I took it to COMPUSA
service department and was told that it was $99.00 just to look at
it. I want to fix it myself if anybody knows how to open it, please tell me
tell me how.

Audrey E.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/17/05 1:34 PM) + / -
Hi, iv'e got an epson 310. the problem is that its flashing that i need a service. I've cleaned the ink pads inside but i have to reset the computer inside the printer. How do i do that.????????


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/17/05 2:57 PM) + / -
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html
this will take care of all your problems it resets the ink pads counters. If you have cleaned then ,you can reset about 4 times before you need to re clean then again
Epson has set the counter far to low , its a bloody con to get extra sales even under warrantee.
If anyone is silly enough to have generic inks in the printer when they take it to epsons service ,they will be charged A$120 a waist of $$$$

I just opened the ends of the printer and then removed the paper tray , with a lock grip pliers gave a strong pull, this breaks the pads past the retaining post .
refitting is simply cutting the pads were the retaining points are and slidding then in.
Save huge case removals.


Important Message to any one with any ink jet printers.

Hold onto your old inks whist the printer is under warrantee
when you get a fualt replace the inks with these originals ,then take the printer to the service center , if you dont the shits use this to void and warrantee, and thats realy against the law.

My 310 has now had its pads removed and cleaned and I use the program to operate the latest tanks inks system
This save all those cartriges , and no mess , the tanks simple feed in the ink and I cant tell the difference between the original epson inks and these,
http://cgi.ebay.com.au

dont be told these give problems to the printer it a lot of bull to get you to use the epson inks, or cannon, etc,
I now have 3 epsons running full time 7 days a week and they dont stop , thanks to the program and the inks

It this way why pay for a huge sevice bill thats not realy required. when one of these finaly stopps printing then its time to use that would be waisted $ on a new unit, If i get 3 years flat running then they have done there job and deserve to be retired.
Warrantees are only good for when a part fails , not for a con trick to get extra sale out of people.
They tell you if the ink pads are full its due to the inks filling the pads to quick, yet they is no ink monitor in the printers. it simply a head counter thats set to low in volume.



Re: epson stylus c45 printer problems by tyo (12/17/05 10:50 PM) + / -
my epson was blink lamp, green and red, couldn't print anything. I've used http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html and got success to reset protection counter.
first, i was'nt success in my 1st computer coz ssclg couldn't detect the printer, then i moved the printer to another computer and installed ssclg. ssclg can detect the printer in this computer. so I just click reset protection counter, and my printer work properly.


Re: epson printer problems r300 cd wont print by veedubboy (12/19/05 2:54 PM) -1 + / -
hello can any one please help me i have a epson r 300 for about 6 months now and a problem has just occured and ive been on all day when printing dvd it takes the dvd tray in as normal the screen says printing dvd tray goes in and iit doesnt print on it it just keeps ejectting it straight back out instead of the usual go iin come out halfway then back and prints on it thanks


Re: epson printer problems by glenoman (12/19/05 10:23 PM) + / -
well thanks for that big load of info anonymous.

it helped me figure out what the hell i was missing. lol

damn when youactivate the program it opens an icon in the tray,then you right click on it and all the other options i couldn't find before are there. damn!

i reset all and all is well. aaaaahhh!

now my peice of crap mp390 ink tray is stuck and wont go down, lol
must be printer month!

thanks again!


Re: epson printer problems by deftone (12/20/05 2:48 PM) + / -
Hi, i have an epson stylus c86 and i lost the cd to download it onto a different computer. Is there any way i can find a link online to directly download it to this computer?


Re: epson printer problems by deftone (12/20/05 2:55 PM) + / -
Hi, i have an epson stylus c86 and i lost the cd to download it onto a different computer. Is there any way i can find a link online to directly download it to this computer?


Re: epson printer problems by tcdjmd (12/20/05 4:28 PM) + / -
Hey! I have a Epson Stylus CX4600. For some reason when I try to print the ink will not show up on the paper. There is ink so i don't know what could be the problem.


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/22/05 2:36 AM) + / -
I had the same problem cured it with the info from this site:
http://www.iamnotageek.com/a/413-p1.php
used the second solution the .zip download


Re: epson printer problems by kitkat96 (edited 12/25/05 1:12 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus CX6400, over 1.5 yrs old, and suddenly the paper feed will not work. It feeds the paper in crooked and then jams, resulting in a "paper jam" or "paper out" error. The Epson Co.'s only reply is to take it to a service company an hour across town, which, as a disabled veteran, I cannot afford. My guess is that the rollers need cleaning. I need this printer. Can anyone help me fix this? Epson is treating me like I am a stupid uneducated idiot, which I am not, just disabled and broke! Of course the repair company is closed for the holidays (they don't say how long, just Happy New Year!), so I cannot even get any info from them as to repair costs.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/24/05 10:38 AM) + / -



Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (12/24/05 12:32 PM) + / -
kitkat96,
Most likely something has fallen into the paper path or a torn piece of paper is stuck in it. Unfortunately, it may require removing the scanner assembly to get a good look into the sheet feed assembly.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by RobSusie (12/24/05 3:43 PM) + / -
I have an epson stylus photo R800. It was hooked up to my old computer (Windows 98se) and worked fine. I just bought a new computer (Windows XP). I hooked up the Epson, and it works OK except that it will not display the ink levels (It gives a "communication error", even though it will print a page).
I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, but it hasen't helped. Any suggestions?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by kitkat96 (12/24/05 10:36 PM) + / -
Sorry, I don't have a clue. I was asking for answers to my problem, not offering answers. I think you'll have to post this to all instead of reply to me.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by aaudrey (12/25/05 1:09 PM) + / -
Epson Stylus CX6400...a paper got pulled in crooked. I pulled it out but a corner of the page
tore off and got stuck somewhere inside.


C82 problem - help Denny! by squid1230 (12/25/05 5:13 PM) + / -
Hi all. Had classic noblackink syndrome. Assumed either the vacuum hose had fallen off or was plugged. Followed the instructions to take the cover off. Found the hose was still attached - cleaned it for good measure. Took the print head out and cleaned it as well - pretty gummy. Assembled everything and tried to print test page. It fed paper in, then went black. Pressing the power button does nothing - dead! Unplugged/replugged to no avail. My printer appears dead and I have only myself to blame as likely I poked my nose where it had no business.

Does anyone have any suggestions ( other than buy a new one which I will likely do anyway) how to bring this machine back from the dead? Has anyone experienced the sudden death I am writing about???

Cheers


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (12/26/05 8:52 PM) + / -
I have a 5200 and it will not print anything except yellow and that is very poor. I have just replace all the cartridges and ran nozzle check and cleaned the heads several times.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by aaudrey (12/29/05 7:54 AM) + / -
The model is epson stylus CX6400. I hope you can help.


Re: epson printer problems by hpwizard (12/29/05 3:08 PM) + / -
CX 5200 printing yellow only, you will probably find the tube has come off the nozzle under the purge unit. (where the carriage sleeps) There are many posts about this if you search but if it is off you will probably need to unblock the tubes further down the line as this is what usually causes this to happen.
Hope this helps?!
Dazz UK


Re: epson printer problems Picturemate 5760 by rockys (12/31/05 9:15 AM) + / -
I have a question, I gave this printer as a gift, they have tried using it and the ink won't dry, and comes out blotchy. This was new in box when purchased. Any ideas. Have contacted support 3 times with no response. Thanks for any help.


Epson stylus color 860 printer making me VERY angr by Shawna (1/3/06 10:58 AM) + / -
hey,
my printer isnt working, lol i seen this many times on here, but
it wont print anything at all, it wont evan move when i turn it on. and ALL the lights flash, 2 are red and 1 is green. and when i shut the printer off the lights won't turn off.
i have tried everything, cleaning it out, reintalling it, replaceing the cables, replacing the ink carteriges (yes i removed the yellow tabs), everything i can think of.
i think it probably kicked it man lol.

any suggestions would be appreciated ASAP please

thanks,
Shawna


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/3/06 8:05 PM) + / -
clean the heads an 10 year old is telling you this:(


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (1/3/06 10:16 PM) + / -
Shawna,
This is a maintenance request. It is telling you to change or service the waste ink pads and to reset the ink counter.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by Laureen (1/6/06 1:57 PM) + / -
Hi,

My Epson stylus photo 820 is printing light blue lines under all text. The lines are perfectly straight and just appear where there is text or between boxes of text. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Laureen


Re: Re: epson printer problems by aaudrey (1/6/06 2:03 PM) + / -
Epson Stylus CX6400


Re: epson printer problems by PeterWpa1 (1/6/06 4:10 PM) + / -
Hi,
For near on 12 months now I have successfully used my Epson Stylus Photo R210 printer and have changed the ink cartridges twice (for black) and once for coloured ink.
Copy print and colour has always been excellent.I always use Epson cartridges.
Now, unexpectedly, the total print out both black and colour is extremely faded and the operation of the paper feed is very bumpy and much quicker than has usually been the case.
I can still read the output but it is of extremely low quality.
I have checked the ink jet operation through Epson troubleshooter and the sample print looks ok.
Can anyone tell what might have happened here and how to fix?
Thanks.


PeterWpa1


Re: epson printer problems Photo 830 by Dorothys (1/6/06 5:06 PM) + / -
My printer problem has driven me crazy for a long time and I would be very greatful for any advice.

I am operating with Windows XP. My default printer is HP LaserJet 3030. The Epson Photo is the backup and colour printer. Both printers are connected via USB ports.

Problem 1: When I print a document on the Epson, a page is also sent through the HP, with a small smiley face printed in top LH corner.

Problem 2: After I have printed one document on the Epson, I cannot print another unless I shut down the computer and restart. The print command gets a frozen response.

Problem 3: When I try to shut down the computer, the status monitor program does not want to end. Sometimes I am able to close it, other times I just have to hit the reboot button.

I have tried downloading new drivers for the Status Monitor, and that has not made any difference. If I move the printer to another computer (where it is the only printer), there are no problems. This problem only surfaced after I upgraded from Windows 98se to Windows XP.

Any suggestions?


Re: epson photo 820 printer problems by KeenTeam (1/6/06 7:46 PM) + / -
We've had an Epson Stylus Photo 820 for about 2.5 years.
Earlier this week the print outs suddenly started having "blobs"
and vertical banding. A quick look at the rollers showed that they
-- and the white plastic pieces between them -- were covered with
black ink. Cleaning the affected parts with a q-tip hasn't helped
-- the ink returns anew each time a page prints. New ink cartridges
(replaced after problem occurred); print heads cleaned according to
maintenance software several times. No effect. Ideas? Much thanks.



Re: epson printer problems by Weidow (1/7/06 5:43 AM) + / -
I have a two year old Epson Stylus CX4600 that quit printing blues and blacks with Epson cartridges in so I though it was getting low on ink, so I replaced all the ink cartridges, but it still prints the same. Have cleaned the heads many times through the computer process and through the printer itself with nothing changing. What could be the problem and how expensive is this to repair?
Thanks for any help, Michelle


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/7/06 11:36 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C45, connected to a HP Pavilion laptop via USB cable. My OS is WIN XP PRO.

My printer is working correctly as far as the actual image or text goes, but I am getting strange patterns. I wish I could attach an image. Sometimes I get what appear to be "skid marks" goign across the page, that look like smeared dots. But they "smear" *both* ways on a single line. If that makes any sense.

And sometimes they appear to be "smeared" vertically! So I'm thinking it's actually *printing* progressively darker or lighter dots rather than smearing the ink itself.

I get a "halo" effect of these smears around some images, and sometimes I get "wiggly pinstripes".

I've done the usual reboot/reinstall printer drivers/reboot again/run troubleshooting utilities/lather/rinse/repeat, but it's still doing the same thing.

And some prints are *perfect*.

So it's not een a consistent fault.

But I can't print any "good copies" of anything right now, and it's rather annoying.

Any advice?


Re: epson printer problems by Sharky (1/8/06 4:29 AM) + / -
Hi I hope someone can help me. I've just baught a Epsom R200 printer and it prints perfectly on my Fujitsu computer but I've just upgraded to a sony Vaio laptop and the prints are coming out very dark. I thought it might be a software problem so have un-installed and re-installed the software but the problem still exists, I can't seem to find any help on this subject in the help menu? any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Sharky.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/8/06 12:30 PM) + / -
Hello, I have an epson rx500 and i just installed the printer, adobe version 7, and a new computer. When i try to print pdf files, a box pops up telling me i need to install a printer before i try to do printing related tasks. However i've already installed it. When i click on page setup in adobe, it clearly says at the top that the printer used is my epson. But i click "print", and it tells me to go install it. It prints fine in Word so I just wish adobe would let me print my term paper!!!!!!!GRRRRR. If anyone has any feedback on what the problem is or how i can install a printer (which i believe i've already installed) please let me know! thanx


Re: epson printer problems by Sami12 (1/8/06 10:01 PM) +1 + / -
My epson c41 printer doesnt print when i try to it shows up the error "This document failed to print" and then a window that states "Communication Error". Can you help me guys?


Re: epson printer carriage problem? by Rob Barge (1/11/06 11:53 AM) + / -
I use an Epson Stylus color 740 with my iMac (OS9). When I turn the printer on it goes through the usual gearing up process where the head slides across the carriage, then suddenly the head slams against the right side of the printer and all of the warning lights come on and blink. If I turn the printer off and on several times, it sometimes works fine.

Very puzzling. Any ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (1/11/06 3:45 PM) + / -
Rob Barge,
The problem is that the printer is losing its home position. Clean and relubricate the carriage rod. Use 2-3 drops of non gumming oil on each side of the carriage. We use sewing machine oil.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by florins (1/12/06 11:30 AM) + / -
Hi
I have a problem with my r300 Epson printer. I am out of color ink, but I have a new one for black. I tried a lot but a cannot print anything even if the document it's only in black. I arleady setup in Windows Printer to print only in black...but nothing-i still have a error message "out of ink" for the color cartriges.
PLEASE HELP ME!
Thks


Epson Stylus 880- ink status monitor by Anonymous (1/14/06 7:14 PM) + / -
I recently upgraded to Win XP and my ink status monitor does not show levels and my printer utilities don't work. I installed the latest driver from the Epson website. Any other ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (1/14/06 9:48 PM) + / -
The status monitor software is separate from the XP driver. If you downloaded it, it should work. Be sure to have the printer turned on when you install the status monitor software. The software normally picks up the printer without any problem.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by M.Rasheed (1/15/06 6:17 AM) + / -
my epson stylus photo1290 i bought from s'pore 3yrs ago now started giving dirty colour photo prints. sometimes i use compatible cartidges when original not available. i replaced the printerhead too. but the problem is not solved.
so could you please tell me what could be other parts most likely need to be replaced.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/15/06 9:17 AM) + / -
HI I'VE GOT A EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX425 WHEN I GO TO PRINT IT SAYS THE PRINT SPOOLER IS NOT RUNNING. HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP. KAREN.


Re: epson C44 printer problems by iclaudiusuk (1/21/06 8:32 AM) + / -
I have 2-3 yr old C44 which has just stopped workiing with flashing alternate green and red flashing LED's. A message says parts need replacement and I should see my repairer. As this printer only cost £20, is it beyond economical repair or does anyone know a way round the problem ?


Re: epson printer problems by xshug (1/21/06 10:22 AM) + / -
I have an epson stylus CX5200 printer-scanner-photocopyer iv had it for a couple of years. i use to have a lap top and we bought the printer new for using with the lap top. i have moved house several times since and lost the disk to install the printer on my new computer.i hav searched on the internet but havnt come up with anything useful apart from this site. can anyone advise me please.


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (1/21/06 11:46 AM) + / -
Go to the epson web site. Click on drivers and support. Then download what you need.


Epson C84 replaces C64 by marisa (1/24/06 5:16 PM) + / -
After replacing the Epson C64 with a C84, Adobe Photo Elements does not recognize the new printer. How do I change the Mac preferences/options to support the new printer from ALL Applications?

I can print OK from WORD.

Thank you for the help!


Re: epson printer problems by Frank Davis (1/25/06 4:05 PM) + / -
For some unknown reason my Epson Stylus CX4800 has decided it doesn't want to accept my commands to print. As far as I know it is hooked up properly. Any help U can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Frank


Re: Re: epson C44 printer problems by Anonymous (1/26/06 8:20 AM) + / -
Go to www.2manuals.com. Pay $8.99 for program to download. It works!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Alex in Cal (1/29/06 6:18 PM) + / -
Joel,
I have the same problem with my Epson C86 (appears to run out of ink well before any real volume of printing has taken place)... did you find anything out?
Alex



Re: epson printer problems 915 on xp by neville connelly (1/30/06 9:54 AM) + / -
the quality of thw prints i get from my epson photo 915 when printing from xp is very poor compared with prints i make from a proper photo programme ( acdc, epson photo quicker etc) any ideas


Re: epson printer problems by mark123 (1/30/06 1:51 PM) + / -
hi can any one tell wher i can download epson restter 4 free




ty mark


Re: epson printer problems by WYu (1/31/06 10:26 PM) + / -
I have an Epson CX3500, it was going fine. I just recently install new ink catridges and I have pulled off the tape that is on the top of most new ink catridges.
Now, I have a problem. The printer is seem okey because the paper goes thru the printer like normal. However, no ink is actually getting on the paper. I have no error msg coming up on my monitor screen.

Kindly help....


Re: epson printer problems by P.D.Wood (2/3/06 9:05 AM) + / -
My Epson Stylus C42 Plus,decided a few weeks ago to take lessons in sose I think Eropean langague!!!!! and some of the screens when I tried to print gave me information in this other langauge, possibly Spannish at the same time it also decided that I did not require thr last few words ineach line. I have heard of computers and machines taking over the World some day is the start of it or is there some good reason, if any body can help I would be very pleased .I donot want to learn another langauge as you can see my English is not good.Many thanks.


epson C40UX printer problems by gad (2/4/06 2:50 AM) + / -
When I try and print, I get a blank page.
When I run printer utility, it keeps telling me there is a communication problem. I have turned both printer and computer on and off. I have tested printer (holding down buttons on startup to ensure test print (colour and b&w both work)). I have rechecked USB cables. I have reinstalled drivers. Still gives a communication error. Any ideas?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/4/06 7:32 AM) + / -
I have exactly the same problem.
Did you get any solutions?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/6/06 7:21 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Photo RX620 that did the same thing. Am now without printer. If a solution is found, I will email you.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/6/06 6:32 PM) + / -
I also have an Epson CX5400 that suddenly decided not to print at all! I replaced the cartridges with Epson cartridges that are made for the machine. I have tried to clean the nozzles, the head, etc. using the menu as well as the troubleshooter online. Nothing is working.
These are cartridges that I purchased only a few weeks ago. Is there any way to clean the nozzles etc. manually? It was working a couple of days ago, but today decided not to work. I have shut down the printer itself and also the computer, then turned them back on after 5 minutes. Nothing!
My old printer, I could clean with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs to remove any dried ink, but I have not tried that with this one.
When I try to print, it acts like it is going to, I hear all the right sounds, etc. A piece of paper comes through blank, at the speed it would if it were printing, no matter what I am trying to print, including the tests!
I am getting frustrated as I have been trying to run test pages, etc for over an hour now!


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (2/6/06 8:08 PM) + / -
There could be two problems. First if the clog and the second is the ink purge tube is most likely disconnected. You can get the correct cleaning kit for your printer here http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson/K89
And the info to check/fix the tube is here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/duraink.html

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/7/06 2:31 PM) + / -
I tried cleaning the head using distilled water. A lot of ink came out onto the paper towel, but when I printed the test page, all the writing, etc. came out a light blue. There are still a lot of blank spots between the blue lines.
I really don't have time to waste by ordering a print head cleaning kit, so I guess I will try to clean the heads again later with the distilled water.
Is it possible that I should remove the ink cartridges and try to put distilled water through the intake under each cartridge?


Re: epson printer problems by Colly (2/8/06 11:08 AM) + / -
I have an epson stylus photo r300. Every time I try to access the status monitor it comes up with a communication error. However, the printer is printing ok from word etc. Any ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/8/06 12:22 PM) + / -
Is there a page to go to to find out how to remove the printer housing and access the cap assembly for a CX5400. The page for fixing the tube does not have a link for this model.

The pictures on the page for fixing the tube do not look like the model CX5400, unless I am just not seeing the place where the tube connects. I can not see it on my computer with the housing on.

The front joint seems fine. The tube is clear at the parts I can see with the housing on. The tube also seems to be firmly affixed on both ends when I give a little tug, but there must me a small leak somewhere near the joint on the left hand side (behind the printer head) as this is where there seems to be a lot of wet ink.


Re: epson c42 plus printer problems by donnalee (edited 2/9/06 11:15 AM) + / -
i have put new black and colour cartridges in my printer and it will only print horizontal lines which are pink and blue, mainly blue. my computer says my black ink is being used.i have installed a problem fixer and it said everything was ok and working i have also cleaned the heads. please help me as my 5 year old wants to use the printer.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/9/06 7:02 AM) + / -
if you are using a r200 onwards have you tried running a cleaning program comes with the epson package head alignment etc etc hope this helps


Re: epson printer problems by audrey eisman (2/9/06 8:42 AM) + / -
I gave up on my epson printer. Nobody seemed to know what to do. Get this....I bought an
HP PSC 1510 all-in-one..and it will copy but not print or scan. The literature claimed it was compatable with macintosh computers. I have a brand new flat screen Mac 10. I am so disgusted. I had a computer technician come over, and he said it wasn't compatable, regardless of the claim by the HP.
I am so disgusted!!! Can anybody help?

Audrey


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/9/06 6:45 PM) + / -
Hello, I bought an Epson CX5400 about 2 years ago and have changed the ink catridge 3 times. However, the printer will only print blank pages. The ink levels are all full. There is no red error light indicated problems. I tried head cleaning and nozzle checks, but still nothing. I've researched the web and found that other people have experienced this same problem. Is there a solution or do I have a crappy printer? Okay, thank you for your time. Any help would be awesome. Have a good evening.

Kay


Re: epson printer problems by pattcatt (2/10/06 7:10 AM) + / -
I too have an Epson CX5400 with ink cartridge problems. My ink levels also say full but will not print. The pictures on the page for fixing the tube do not look like the model CX5400 and can't help me.

Please can anyone give suggestions? I have invested a fortune in cartridges!


Re: epson printer problems by audrey eisman (2/10/06 8:02 AM) + / -
I wish I knew what to tell you. Even on the Epson online, people are writing in in droves about the problems they are having with the Epson CX6400. Get this, I got a HP PSC1510 All-In-One printer and it won't work with my Mac 10 though it states in the literature that it IS compatible. I am so disgusted.


Epson Stylus C62 & XP SP2 problems by amaughan (2/10/06 2:01 PM) + / -
Have a Dell Inspiron 5100 & Epson Stylus C62 working together fine for three years. Recently installed XP SP2 and everything's gone hay-wire.

Issue is that printer now prints a small fraction of the the content I want interspersed with random images, garbled text, and blank pages. Ink status monitor now also displays empty despite the cartridges being brand-new and OEM.

Have done the following:
-ran all self-diagnostics / head cleaning on the printer
-uninstalled the drivers
-re-installed new drivers from epson.com
-uninstalled "USB Printing Support" and all instances of "USB Root Hub" from the device manager (as per epson.com directions)
-reinstalled the above

Infuriatingly, the last step above fixes the issue _until_ i reboot the system ... then it goes back to being all crazy.

Appreciate some insight from anyone who's gone through similar SP2 nightmare.


Re: epson printer problems by kenny644 (2/13/06 2:38 AM) + / -
r200 problems, can anybody help?

when the cd tray is set and when printer is told to print a cd label the printer informs me that the tray is not set correctly and it needs to be relocated and the paper button pressed. after doing this, the message stays the same and nothing seems to get the machine out of this loop. i have used ssc to clear counters so this is not the problem...has anybody any other ideas please?


Re: epson printer problems by DaveT (2/13/06 8:19 AM) + / -
RE: Printer problems.

Turned off the virus scan for outgoing mail and my epson RX620 works much better. Running windows XP.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/13/06 6:06 PM) + / -
I am still having problems with my Epson Stylus CX5400. Is there a picture of the printer with instructions to take off the housing so maybe I can see what is wrong? The tube appears to be clear. I have put distilled water on the printing head and removed a great deal of ink. I still want to know if I can put distilled water into the area where the cartridge lets the ink go onto the head. Maybe if I could find out how to remove the tubing and make sure it is clear at the point where the ink goes onto the head, that would also help. Unfortunately the pictures do not match the CX5400. I would think that someplace there is a picture that would help. It looks to me like many people with this model are having the same problem! Change cartridges and it stops working! I have used a lot of ink cartridges in the past couple of years since I bought this model. They have always been Epson. I get the new one ready to install before I take off the old one and change them quickly, but for some reason, it has quit working properly. Maybe an off brand ink cartridge works better???
This is so frustrating! Where can I find a printer that will work for more than two or three years without problems? It is almost like they are programed to die after a couple of years!


Re: epson printer problems by bass7104 (2/15/06 4:03 PM) + / -
I have the Epson Stylus CX4800 .. I can not get it to print an envelope. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Re: Re: epson printer problems - photos dark by Anonymous (2/18/06 7:35 AM) + / -
Photo printing on my c66 is a major issue. i live in the UK and printer bought here (from Amazon)

the printer will print correctly on normal paper, but tell it (windows or epson photoquicker) to print on gloss photo paper and the prints are too dark.

i've emailed epson and they said the printer only works with epson paper. i've tried manually adjusting inside the printer drivers for windows to turn off photo enhancement as some people say it works, but it hasn't for me.

currently i have a colour printer, not a photo printer. i'm back to getting the shop to print off my photos for me.


Cleaning Kit? by pattcatt (2/18/06 8:09 AM) + / -
Can I use the cleaning kit for my CX5400 and unclog the tube? How do I do it if the instructions show a different model? I can't see purchasing it if I can't use it.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/19/06 1:56 PM) + / -
my ink dried up so i was wonderin if i could do somethin to make it wet again


Epson Printer Utility does not find my R200 by dkscheffer (2/22/06 6:10 PM) + / -
I hope someone has some insight here.

I am on a MAC iBook G4 OS X 10.3.9
I have been printing without problems to the R200 for 11 months.

A few weeks ago I installed the updated version of Epson's utilities v1.75

Now, I am out of ink and the Epson Printer Utility does not find my R200. The window comes up empty and I cant check color levels, but I can still print.

Does anyone have any idea what is happening and how to fix this?

Thank you.



Re: epson printer problems by si a (2/23/06 9:07 AM) + / -

Hi

i have an epsom c86. at present all the ink is new, tabs have been removed etc.

when i print the paper feeds but i get no ink on the page.

have run mutiple head cleaning runs.

any ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (2/28/06 11:36 PM) + / -
Try reinstalling the printer driver and if it is not working try download the driver.


Re: epson printer problems by jennylou (3/1/06 2:49 AM) + / -
My epson c64 photo is having problems. It won't regognise when paper has been inserted and the light keeps flashing, advising me it is empty. Do you have any ideas on how to resolve the problem?


Re: epson printer problems by ann parkinson (3/5/06 4:44 AM) + / -
Have Sylus C44 Plus have checked all obvious connections, red light permanently on so changed colour ink cartridge. Sounds when you go to print as if its doing it but then nothing. comes up error Connected by black connection USB on side of box. Help its driving me mad.


Re: epson printer problems by jono (3/5/06 6:17 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C44UX, I have just replaced the black ink cartridge and now the red and green lights flash alternatively. It says there is an unknown error. Is seems too much of a coincidence that I just changed the cartridge. I cannot get the carriage out to check or change the cartridge. Any advice?

Jon.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/6/06 1:23 PM) + / -
HI i have a epson stylus CX5400 and i just bought ink and installed it and when i print it comes out looking like blank paper and sometimes it will only print a lil. i have already did a nozzle cleaning and all that it says for me to do but it still does the same thing can u help me.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/6/06 2:08 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus Color 740. Sometimes it prints..but more often than not it just runs the paper thru, it doesn't stop, or even seem to attempt to print. It will run about three pages thru and then all the lights on the front start blinking. Anyone know what the problem might be??? I did have it sitting for sometime with out using and am wondering if it simply has gotten major dust problems or something to that effect????


epson printer stylus 915 problems by andiwana (3/10/06 6:34 PM) + / -
hi.every body..

please help me.
my printer not work. how to reset manual my printer..
please help me. my printer will kill me...


Re: CX4800 epson printer problems by Ripper (edited 3/10/06 10:53 PM) + / -
I'm new to this forum and am happy to find a resource for what seems to be a great line of inkjet printers. Well, now to the point...

I have an all-in-one CX4800 printer/Scanner that I've had for 2 mos. I purchased this printer primarily for printing my digital photos and for scanning/archiving older non-digital photos. I've been very pleased with the unit until just recently. It seems that now everytime I print a photo using glossy paper there are lines (actually closesly spaced dots forming a line) that travel the entire length of the photo. The lines match up with what appears to be metal surrated rollers which seem to work in conjunction with the bottom rubber rollers in pulling the paper through as it exits the printer and enter the tray.

The problem only occurs only with glossy paper and it seems that the upper "roller" is gouging the ink as the paper exits. I am using the appropriate setting for that paper in both the printer settings and software and the envelope/paper selection is correct on the printer. I am using Genuine Epson Durabright ink and have tried paper from Fuji, HP, and Lexmark -- in fact the Lexmark paper I have successfully printed outstanding pictures 2 days agao and now that same paper out of the same box is exhibiting the same problem.

I'm at my wits end as the problem does not happen with regular paper or even on photo's printed to a high quality matt finish paper -- only glossy paper. Is there special paper for Durabrite that I must use and why did the problem just start despite the fact I have been using the same paper?

HELP -- Glossy photo's is why I bought this printer!!

If anyone can give me a tip or something to try that solves it, I would be very greatful.

Thanks !!!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/10/06 11:27 PM) + / -
It's the coating on the paper. The real problem is the ink it still wet as it comes in contact with the pizza wheels. This is not a uncommon problem and people have tried everything from running a hair dryer or fan on the printer to speed the drying of the ink.

You really just have to keep trying several papers until you find a good combination. Some people have waited 10 minutes between printing several photos with some success.

I hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by Ripper (3/11/06 10:18 AM) + / -
Thanks for the quick reply. I too suspect it may be the paper, but was confused as to why the problem all of a sudden appeared despite the fact that I am using paper which previously had not had an issue. I am printing more frequently and there are several back-to-back print jobs ocurring, so that may be it.

I'll try different papers (maybe Epson) as well as giving it a break between prints.

Thanks !!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/12/06 1:16 PM) + / -
I have come to the conclusion that the Epson CS5400 is not good for anything but the trash! I have always used Epson Ink cartridges, changed them as quickly as possible, but after a year, the damn thing does not work! I tried to clean the print pads, checked the tubes, but there is nothing wrong there that I can see. It is about impossible to take apart and put back together! I guess they are simply programmed to work a year and then quit! I will not be buying anything Espson from now on.


Re: epson printer problems by Alfrankel (3/12/06 1:25 PM) + / -
Hi, My Epson CX-5400 stopped printing black ink. First it got lighter and left a thin white line where it wasn't printing ink. I changed to a new (authentic Epson) cartidge, cleaned the head, checked the nozzle,etc. and now it won't print black at all. It must be clogged, anyone know how to fix it? I am handy but unfamiliar with this territory. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks -Al


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/14/06 1:27 PM) + / -
You will have to poosh the tray in when it starts to go ing poosh it jently


Re: epson printer problems by hpwizard (3/14/06 1:37 PM) + / -
I have just done a CX-5400 today, pain in the glutious but easy.
The main problem with these is the blockages in the tubes. Take them apart & clean out the tubes & 90% of the time they will work fine again. The one I did today was rock solid blocked in the tubes etc. Spent an hour or 2 cleaning & hey presto!!! Job's a good'un.
I may take time to draw up a step by step guide but not now!
Dazz UK


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/14/06 2:21 PM) + / -
Hmmm...Whats this? http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/duraink.html


Re: epson printer problems (R300 roller) by sdavmor (3/14/06 4:00 PM) + / -
I've used my R300 almost exculsively for printing on CD-R. A great boon for the DIY musician. However the rollers have over time got a lot black ink on them. Is there a printable sheet I can run through this to scrub the rollers clean? If not, then what do I do to clean them so I don't get this residue transfered on to discs when I print?


Re: epson printer problems by gc (3/17/06 3:23 AM) +1 + / -
Hi I hope someone can help.

We have a heap of HP PSC 1510s at my work and we want to run them only in black and white. thought if the colour cartrdige that they currently have runs out then we will run then but only in black and white. It doesn't seem to work out that way though?

Is there a way of tricking the printer into still printing with an empty colour cartridge??

thanks,

gc


Re: epson printer problems by PVBFL (3/17/06 4:27 AM) + / -
Our printer, a Dura Brite, only prints yellow. We have just change the ink but for some reason that is she only color that is printing. Can someone help?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/19/06 5:58 AM) + / -
Make sure that you have'nt got economy mode selected in printing preferences. :)


Re: epson printer problems by surfjma (3/19/06 6:55 AM) + / -
I've been using my Epson Stylus Colour 740 with Photoshop for years, no problems. For some months I stopped printing, as I would supply CDs to my clients. I tried printing two days ago and found that there was a 'Printing errror, some parts of the document may not print...'
Then, after one quarter of an image is printed, the printer stops completely. As far as I am aware, nothing has changed from my printer setup info. This happens on both my computers, so is there some printer setup info I can check or reset. Thanks,


epson 810/830u how to remove top cover by D2D (edited 3/19/06 7:24 AM) + / -
http://img.photobucket.com

How to remove the top coverfrom several epson inkjet printer models.
:)


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/24/06 5:09 AM) + / -
Thank you very very much for the help here.
This problem had just about driven me mad.
I had recently stored some new ink cartridges behind the printer and that was the problem..
Anyway, I spent a wasted hour re-installing drivers etc before I started to look around and found you post.
Thanks Again
BH


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (3/25/06 5:46 PM) + / -
I replaced my black ink cartridge and nothing will print. It has a symbol on the view window that shows 1 and a lock sign. Any suggestions?? Thanks.


Re: epson printer problems by Forrest (3/25/06 8:15 PM) + / -
I have a 2 yr old C82. In the past off-brand cartridges were used. In the last several months, apparently the tubes and/or head dried up and clogged giving spotty printing. Several cycles of cleaning then upping the Quality Type setting gave good black printing. However the picture printing was awful.

I found this site and ordered the cleaner and ran it as instructed. Unfortunatly, the ink ran out in the last of the 3 cleaning cycles. Replace the 4 cartridges with Epson ink and ran a print test. No inks at all. Ran a cleaning cycle and print test, still no inks.

I read here that overzealous injection of cleaner could blow off the "tubes". So I followed the link to cover removal and head removal. Pulling the printing head I only saw cast in tubes. I assumed, I think incorrectly, that there must be no flex tube connecting these cast in holes to the head.

Having all apart, I injected another shot into each intake and soaked it up with a paper towel held against the print head. The cleaner came right through each. Then put everything back together and ran a print test. NO INK STILL.

Is there some little tubing that got blown down the printer head holes that needs to be recovered? What did I do wrong? Any suggestions and help is greatly appreciated.
Forrest


Re: epson printer problems by Forrest (3/26/06 9:08 AM) + / -
More info - This morning I moved the printer carriage over and accessed the foam pad where the carriage normally rests. I looked under the foam(?)pad and saw the clear plastic hose connected okay. Then I put distilled water in the pad, let soak 10 minutes and blotted up (lots of ink). I did this 3 times.

Turned on computer and did 2 head cleanings. Print test showed no ink. Remember from my post above, these are new Epson ink cartridges. So, I went on the Epson site and downloaded the drivers, did a reboot, print test - no ink.

It has got to be something simple, right?


C82 Epson printer problem by Anonymous (3/26/06 11:31 AM) + / -
I have a 2 yr old C82. In the past off-brand cartridges were used. In the last several months, apparently the tubes and/or head dried up and clogged giving spotty printing. Several cycles of cleaning then upping the Quality Type setting gave good black printing. However the picture printing was awful.

I found this site and ordered the cleaner and ran it as instructed. Unfortunatly, the ink ran out in the last of the 3 cleaning cycles. Replace the 4 cartridges with Epson ink and ran a print test. No inks at all. Ran a cleaning cycle and print test, still no inks.

I read here that overzealous injection of cleaner could blow off the "tubes". So I followed the link to cover removal and head removal. Pulling the printing head I only saw cast in tubes. I assumed, I think incorrectly, that there must be no flex tube connecting these cast in holes to the head.

Having all apart, I injected another shot into each intake and soaked it up with a paper towel held against the print head. The cleaner came right through each. Then put everything back together and ran a print test. NO INK STILL.

Is there some little tubing that got blown down the printer head holes that needs to be recovered? What did I do wrong? Any suggestions and help is greatly appreciated.

More info - This morning I moved the printer carriage over and accessed the foam pad where the carriage normally rests. I looked under the foam(?)pad and saw the clear plastic hose connected okay. Then I put distilled water in the pad, let soak 10 minutes and blotted up (lots of ink). I did this 3 times.

Turned on computer and did 2 head cleanings. Print test showed no ink. Remember from my post above, these are new Epson ink cartridges. So, I went on the Epson site and downloaded the drivers, did a reboot, print test - no ink.

It has got to be something simple, right?






Re: epson printer problems by blackinkonly (3/31/06 3:48 PM) + / -
Is there any way to print even if one cartridge is out? My cyan is out but all I want to do is print a standard text doc with black ink. I've changed my preferences to "Black Ink Only" but still the printer refuses to allow any printing until this cartdridge is replaced.

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards
Rhonda


C88 Printer Problem by AirForceMom (edited 4/3/06 2:26 PM) + / -
I just bought a C88 and today was the first time I used it. It printed two sheets just fine and about an hour later the Red light came on and it's telling me I'm out of black ink and it's full. I've tried to reinstall the ink cartidge a few times but still nothing. During that last step my booklet says the printer should make some noise during the charging process but it's quiet as a mouse.....


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/4/06 2:33 AM) +1 + / -
my epson C43UX doesn't print either and the red light on the printer is solid and yes i replaced my ink cartridges with new ones (the black ink is coded TO38 which I replaced with the same code, but my colour ink is TO39 which was replaced with a slight differ code it's ME TO39). Could this be the problem?


Re: epson printer problems by wearewolves (4/4/06 3:48 AM) +3 + / -
hi my epson photo 900 works fine on paper but when printing discs it smuges on the 2nd far left roller


Re: epson printer problems by Sheryl (4/4/06 8:55 PM) + / -
I have had my Epson C43UX for three years now and I have just bought new ink cartridges for it. But since then the red light on the printer stays solid and does not print. The ink are the same as the frist ones that was installed in the printer. But the colour ink is similar codes. The first one in the printer was a TO39, but the new ink colour is a ME TO39, is this the reason why it ain't working.
Sheryl


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/4/06 9:11 PM) + / -
It could be a bad chip on the new ink cartridge. The chips are becoming cheaper in quality and we are starting to see more bad chips.


Re: C82 Epson printer problem by Anonymous (4/5/06 1:39 AM) + / -
I have had many Epson printers and when I had this problem threw them away, I now have a C86 (looks same as C82). Decided when I had your problem to fix it found a site that mentioned a blocked cleaning tube! When cleaning the head a little mechanical unit sucks (via a tube ) the ink through the heads to the waste tank. The tube in my printer was totally blocked, solid with clotted ink, I removed it flushed it through and with new cartridges went through a cleaning cycle. Next problem my cartridges said they were empty even though shaking them told me they were not and also weighing them confirmed they were not. Bought a chip reset tool, reset cartridges, cleaned heads twice more. My printer now works as good as new. If you go this way try and remember which way the cogs go when you remove the mechanical unit which creates the vacuum suction around the tube.


Re: epson printer problems by Annie G. (4/8/06 4:17 PM) + / -
Just wanted to pass on my thanks to all those who have gone before. My Epson CX5400 was printing blanks. I checked the ink hose as described by others. Sure enough, same problem, the clear tube was disconnected from the black one. Took a bit to reconnect (I put a small snap-tie on to make sure it won't come off again) and now it's working. Saved me the cost of a new printer!!!


Re: epson printer problems by clayton langevin (4/10/06 5:23 PM) + / -
I purchased an R340 which not will not print documents or direct to CD/DVD labels. It will print photos. I cannot find a way to communicate with Epson technical support without getting offers to buy something stuck in my face. If that's their customer service then they can shove all their products where the light doesn't shine. I even tried removing and reinstall, still no deal.
What good is extended warranty with this run around, after market donation? I have been using for a few years a HP 1200 series printer which hasn't let me down except it will not print direct to CD/DVD labels which is not one of its features.



Re: epson printer problems by LG49 (4/12/06 3:10 PM) + / -
Mine is doing the same or sorta, it will print the top half of a letter ok then not the bottom (black only)- color is fine. Hope someone knows what's up with this.


Ink problem. by bob aldridge (4/15/06 12:38 PM) + / -
I have an Epson CX 3600 and the red ink refuses to work no matter how many times I have cleaned the heads.My friend has the same problem but now the yellow ink has stoped working,I am using compatibles and have done for many yrs.it has only happend with my new Epson CX 3600 and I like it as it is ascanner copyer fax and printer all in one,can any one help me.....Bob Aldridge.


Re: epson printer problems by J.M. (4/15/06 1:33 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus Photo 1290.
When setting up the print, the preferences window, i.e. main/paper/layout/utility etc.only half opens. The right hand third is cut off.
I've tried re starting the PC, I've re-installed the latest printer drivers, no success!
This is a recent problem, all was in order up to recently.


Re: epson printer problems by zoelee (4/15/06 10:55 PM) + / -
I have an Epson CX3500, it's about 2 years old, I barely use it tho. Lately, there's a problem with printing colored photos, it turns out blue with a hint of red. That's not the only problem, I changed all the ink cartridges, and was printing text, so I choose the option "black ink only" but then I realized the colored cartridges had gone by half and the black ink barely used. The colored ink uses so quicky, 2 A4 and it's half gone. Can you help me on this? Thanks!


Re: epson printer problems by Bob Aldridge (4/16/06 3:43 AM) + / -
Hi Zoelee,you havnt stated what tipe of ink you are using,iff you are using compatables then Epson printers only use them for a short time then the ink stops working.that meens that you have to use Epson ink which costs the price of a new printer with inks any way.My advice is not to buy another Epson,there are other printers on the market that use compatables
and dont have this problem at all.There are so many broblems with
Epson I wouldnt waste any more time with them and that is my advice to all...Bob Aldridge.


Re: Photo R300 epson printer problems by Anonymous (4/18/06 1:17 AM) +3 + / -
I have my R300 for under a year (10months) and love it to bits, its a great we printer. but i recently put pages in to it and the machine would not feed them through in the normal way. In fact it refuses to (grab) them at all.
Does anybody have any ideas? has this happened to anyone before?
Also I bought it off AMAZON, do i still get a manufacturers guarentee?

Please help because i just love my we R300 and i realy want to print off some easter pics.

Regards



Carsy


Re: epson printer problems by colin beazant (4/19/06 5:27 AM) + / -
hi, i have a problem with my epsom stylus c62 printer, since i used a different black ink cartridge from a diferent manufacturer it has not printed clearly and sometimes is blank. i am trying to solve the problem now since i bought a cleaner fluid which goes in the ink cartridge, but now my peinter wont head clean or print. im greatful for any advice you may have

cheers colin


Re: epson printer problems by terrynewpack (4/21/06 4:00 AM) + / -
I have the cx3200 model and when printing different lines of text 'lean' in different directions. Some tilt towards the left and some towards the right. Never get a full document with the text fully upright.
Anyone else had this problem and is it curable?

Terry


Re: epson printer problems by doughollins (4/21/06 9:49 AM) + / -
When I do a nozzle check on my Epson 1280, it just feeds the paper all the way through and don't print to it at all. What could be the problem with it? I have done a few head cleanings. Please advise. Thanks

Doug


Re: Re: epson printer problems Photo 830 by Anonymous (4/25/06 4:53 AM) + / -
Have you had a response or sorted this issue out,as I'm having exactly the same issue ?

Thanks
Simon


Re: epson printer problems by doughollins (4/25/06 2:31 PM) + / -
Nope. Not yet. :-(

Doug


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (4/25/06 5:14 PM) + / -
terrynewpack,
In all liklihood the printhead has failed.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by printerrepairpros (4/25/06 5:34 PM) + / -
doughollins,
If ths status monitor shows ink in the cartridges, test to see whether the pump is working. Power the unit on, UNPLUG it (don't use the power button) when it begins its initialization process and move the carriage to the left. Place some water on the cap assembly pad and plug in the printer. The cap assembly is on the rigt side and contains the foam pad which the carriage (printhead) rests upon when not in use. Run a cleaning cycle and then go through the unplug process again. Look at the cap assembly pad and see whether the water has been sucked through. It will be obvious. If not, the pump is failing.
Hope this helps.


Re: epson printer problems by doughollins (4/26/06 11:19 AM) + / -
Printerrepairpros,
I don't know whether it sucked it up or it just soaked through, but I don't see anymore water.

Doug


Re: epson printer problems by Camille (4/27/06 6:53 AM) + / -
I own the Epson Stylus CX4600 model C181A and the serial # is FYGY323450. After have changed the four cartridges and have printed for a few days the printer refuses to print anymore. The Error and Ink light came on and all the other light start flashing. I read that a part needs to be replaced. Is-it really true? Also, very often the cartridges are still at least half full and it says that they need to be replace.


Re: epson printer problems by loissykes (5/2/06 9:22 AM) + / -
I have a photo r800 I use for prints. I had trouble w/ jamming but finally got it to unjam following instructions. I did not pull or push the paper. It now just runs the paper through w/out printing anything. It did do 1 print but that's all. I have tried turning it off and restarting it. I have not changed the settings for the type of paper I am using.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/3/06 10:47 PM) + / -
how can i fix the general eror in my epson printer can you give some pieces of advise to be able to fix the eror in my printer plzzzzzzzz =)


Re: epson printer Photo 925 by rsplash99@yahoo.com (5/6/06 11:20 AM) + / -
Fist, tell everyone not to plug into a USB hub. My printer was out of comission for months until I READ THE MANUAL.
Plug directly into the computer USB port.
My Problem,
After sorting out the above, I replaced my color cartridge with a Staples generic. I had a little black Ink left and printed two 8 x 10 photos.
The black ran out and I replaced it with a genuine Epson TO26201 cartridge. Immediately I was unable to print any color.
I ran cleaning and nozzle check numerous times and pretended to replace the color cartridge (recharging each time) and still no color. Did the Epson cartridge cancel out the generic cartridge? Do I have clogged nozzles or a pump failure? Help


Alternating printer lights on Epson 1280 by jeades1 (5/6/06 3:23 PM) + / -
I just changed cartridges and upon turning on the printer, the power and paper feed light are lit alternatingly. I looked up some remedies that mentioned unplugging the USB cable and while holding in the maintenance and paper feed buttons, to turn on the printer with the power button. Upon turning the printer on, to press the mainenance button or paper feed button for 10 seconds. I tried it both ways with no positive results that allowed the red light above the paper feed button to go off and make the printer functional. Does anyone have any other method that will work? I had just finished with a print before refilling the cartridge and resetting the chip on it with a software utility.

Your friend in Photography,

Johnny Eades



Re: epson printer problems by sheila_p (5/6/06 3:42 PM) + / -
I have an RX600 printer which I have been using for several months. All of a sudden the display panel has gone blank - has anyone got any ideas please?
Thanks
Sheila


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/8/06 12:18 PM) + / -
I have an Epson C 82 and it was only printing faintly, I could barely read it and I had it on the best photo setting and on slow speed. I performed atleast 12 head cleaning tests and nozzle checks, and when I went to print out the results there was nothing but a faint dotted line. I had about 1/4 black ink left, but I went to the store and bought another cartridge just incase. I replaced it following the directions and then went to print something and now only a blank page comes out. How do i get my printer to print...? Thank you.


Epson stylus ex prints (teal?) shadow on best by jwaldron2508 (5/8/06 8:23 PM) + / -
On Best setting for printing in any program I've tried (reader, note pad, word pad, ms word) I get a weird blue box shading up and to the left of all the info printing. I'm trying to print birthday cards for my daughter and best is the only setting that makes clear text, but it all has this weird bluish box around everything. I've inherited this printer from father in law, who just passed but I know it has not been a high usage printer. On all other settings it prints fine. When set to black and white only it still prints the weird bluish box around everything, just like in color when in "best" print mode. Anyone run into this? Or more specifically with a solution?

I've downloaded the most updated drivers for winxp tonight from Epson, I have my updates going automatically so I've got every patch from uncle Microsoft. The color cartridge is brand new. The black is re-filled a number of times. I tried to remove the color cartridge to see if it would work, but it seems to disable the printer completely to remove the color cartridge, even when set to black and white only. (rats)

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you all could give!


CX6400 problem by leeabloom (5/10/06 12:18 PM) + / -
Hello.....My CX6400 is malfunctioning. There is severe horizontal "spotting" where it appears
as though hundreds of thin, white horizontal lines block the ink consistently across the page.
I've done all the automatic utility checks (nozzle, head clean, alignment) and all ink cartridges
are full. Any ideas?

thanks!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/12/06 2:24 PM) + / -
My S/H Epson stylus colour 480 SXU has simply stopped printing with the indicator saying disconnect and consult your dealer. It will not even run the printer head, or, even feed the paper through. I have used it extensively and understand it is possible that the printer has reached the end of its printing life? If so, can it be fixed?


Re: epson printer problems by redbeanbag149 (5/16/06 2:37 AM) + / -
Hello,
I'm out of colored ink and full of black ink. And My printer doesn't wanna print. Is there any way that i could use my printer even though its out of colored inK???

MODEL:
EPSON STYLUS C45

PROBLEM:
OUT OF COLORED INK




Re: Problems with Epson CX5400 by Gtrbabe (5/19/06 6:24 PM) + / -
I am so happy to have found this site, but sorry to see that so many others have problems with the Epson CX5400! Is this model just a lemon, in general? My printer is less than two years old and gets used once or twice a week and the power is off when the printer is not in use. Last weekend, I was in the middle of using the copier, then without reason, it suddenly decided to stop printing. I tried printing a document from the computer and all pages now come out with very faint lines. I went through all system checks with numerous head cleaning cycles, nozzle check, and nothing works at all. I tried replacing only the black ink cartridge which still was 60% full with a new one, and nothing changed. Then suddenly, it shows a problem with the scanner and the cover won't close properly. I called Epson's customer service and they told me that all I can do is to buy a new printer because the cost to repair it will most likely be higher than the cost of a new printer. I have had several Epson printers before this one and never had problems other than needing to replace ink. I am correct in assuming that these things are now lower quality than they used to be and pretty much made to breakdown as soon as the warranty expires? Since it is out of warranty and I have a great deal of experience with repairing electronics, I would like to attempt to repair this on my own. The ink problem may just be a clogged hose, but I have no idea where to get a repair manual that shows how to access these parts. And the problem with the scanner error light coming up and the scanner lid not locking is puzzling. Where can I find info on how to service this myself? Can anyone provide some info that might help? Thanks in advance to anyone who can assist! This is frustrating as hell! I know Epson wants to sell more printers, but it seems so ridiculous that so many people seem to have these problems just as the warranty expires. After being a loyal Epson customer for years, I hesitate to purchase a new printer in fear of having the same thing happen. I don't abuse the printer or even use it nearly as much as many people do. I take care of it, it remains on a desk and is powered off to avoid heat drying out the ink. It seems like this model is just problematic and I am afraid that I will only have the same problem with another Epson printer just as the warranty expires. I hate throwing away something that is likely an easy repair because Epson just wants me to buy a new model.


Re: epson printer problems by bg2lits (5/19/06 11:32 PM) + / -
hi I, ask a question about my printer epson stylus color 1160, that there is no output print while printing



Re: epson printer problems by kclow (5/20/06 3:18 AM) + / -
Hi,

I have Epson C62. After using some compatible ink for a few times, the printer will not print any more. Any one can advise? Is there any utility program that might help the troubleshooting?

Thankyou in advance.


Re: epson printer problems by kclow (5/20/06 3:20 AM) + / -
Hi,

I have Epson C62. After using some compatible ink for a few times, the printer will not print any more. Any one can advise? Is there any utility program that might help the troubleshooting?

Thankyou in advance.


Re: epson printer problems R800 by Anonymous (5/20/06 6:24 AM) + / -
Hello,
I have an Epson Stylus Photo R800. The the ink levels are not displayed in the status monitor, etc. This is only a recent occurence following a change of motherboard when they were displayed and updated correctly. A complete clean re-install of Windows, latest drivers etc. doesn't seem to have solved this problem.
Please advise


Re: epson printer problems by davinci (5/20/06 10:56 AM) + / -
I am posting this because I searched and searched for an answer to my problem with my Epson All-in-One and finally found a solution on my own which others with similar problems may be able to use as well.

I have several Epson printers connected to my home computer and at the school where I teach. I began having a problem with my rx500. It would print part of a picture or a document containing a photo. The printer would eject the partial page and begin printing page after page of gibberish, code, random looking characters or just plain paper. No problem was listed on the LCD or on the printer monitor on the computer (XP-Pentium4-lots of memory) /including key words to others search for an answer/ I tried different USB cables, resetting all and changing the usb ports, installing and uninstalling software, drivers, and everything else suggested anywhere. I check tcp/ip settings, viruses, and even uninstalled all programs installed since I started having the problem. The scanner and the copier functions worked fine and the printer worked excellent when connected to another computer.

The last thing I did was realize that I had installed a cellphone cable to allow me to connect my cellphone to my computer to sync and download ringtones, etc. Some of the drivers and software messages refered to my phone as a "cell modem". Realizing that somehow, it could have contained bad code, changed important settings, etc, I decided that my best hope would be to uninstall all of the cellphone software, disconnect all the cellphone drivers, remove the cellphone USB cables, and finally, return to an earlier working reg backup dated before I installed the cellphone and the printer was still working.

This worked! The RX500 now prints like a charm. There is nothing I can check to determine that actual cause but the cellphone install changed something the Epson RX500 needed to communicate with the printer. This probably would have worked on many other printers as well if they used the same data type and path.

I hope this helps someone else. I would have hated to junk this great printer because of a lousy cellphone data sync install. By the way, I no longer have any problems with any of my Epson printers in regard to bad prints. I now use refillable cartridges with self-resetting chips and fill them all with non-Durabrite UV inks. They work great and do not clog like the Durabrites. I also keep a bottle of cleaner handy for the nozzles, and run at least one color print through each printer every two or three days. Epson makes a fine printer but guaranteed obsolescence and bad ink chemistry has turned many a fine printer into a boat anchor. Find a good bulk ink vender, clean out your printer nozzles, install some quality refillable cartridges, and print away. Now that it costs me less than 25c to fill a cartridge, my biggest expense is paper, not ink.

Regards to all, back to the Mona Lisa
DaVinci


Epson 915 banging. by James Latimer (5/23/06 7:41 AM) + / -
When printing the printer makes quite loud banging
noises. It still prints, though. Why the noise?
How to stop it?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/23/06 6:42 PM) + / -
I have the same printer that did the same thing.
The display just went blank?
Any help?


Re: epson printer problems by rmagayle (5/24/06 10:12 AM) + / -
Hello,

My printer is printing "smudged copies".

Anyone have an idea what's wrong?

I've replaced the ink cartridge.

Thank you


Re: epson printer problems by howmaddy (5/24/06 11:55 AM) + / -
My Epson Photo R220 is making my head explode. For some unknown reason, a sheet of 8 1/2" X 11" paper was fed at an angle jamming the printer. When I tried unjamming, the ink cartridge went berserk, the belt went 90 MPH, an a loud whirring noise sounded. Then the dreaded blinking red lights went on. Fooled around for several days by resetting and turning printer on and off. Low and behold, it worked and printer worked fine until next "cocked" paper jam. Same funny noises and blinking red lights, but I can't seem to fix the problem now. Any ideas would be appreciated.


Re: epson printer problems by art houston (5/24/06 12:46 PM) + / -
The last time I had a problem with "cocked" paper feeds, it was caused by something that had found its way into the paper feeder.

Luckily, I was able to look into the feeder and see a corner of a small piece of paper that had missed my wastebasket and landed in the feeder. My printer lives on the floor next to the wastebasket. The foreign piece of paper kept the rollers from equally moving the paper through the feeder.

You might want to check for something caught in the works.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/25/06 3:31 AM) + / -
How do I get the printer carriage into the left opening so that I can replace the cartridges.I have an Epson Stylus C43UX printer.
Thank You.


Re: epson printer problems by art houston (5/25/06 12:21 PM) + / -
I don't have your model, but here is what I do when I need to move the carriage on my C86:

With the power "off," I presss the power buttton to turn the printer "on." My unit then makes a couple of stacotto sounds followed by a continuous sound. As soon as the continuous sound starts, I pull the power cord to cut all power to the unit. Then, I can use a finger or two to move the ink carriage back and forth.

This procedure may not work on all machines made by Epson, but there are millions of products that have certain quirky commonalities under certain manufactures. If you are gentle, it probably won't hurt to try it.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/28/06 8:28 PM) + / -
We have an Epson Stylus CX5400 printer and we just replaced the ink and it will not print anything. It says it is ready but the paper comes out blank! Can you help?


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by moe (5/28/06 9:03 PM) +1 + / -
Sure we can help you help yourself. There is a search box down at the bottom. If you put in "CX5400 blank" you'll have lots of reading.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/31/06 4:20 PM) + / -
We have had 2 epson printers in the past 1.5 years and both have had similar problems as those listed above, that the printer wont print even with a new ink cartrdge and even after a cleaning has been tried repeatedly. In the process of looking for a new printer I was made aware of a class action suit filed in Los Angeles for this very same problem with a list of eligble printers to receive compensation for the faulty printers. Not a surprise both of our printers are qualified printers for the class action suit. I have the reciepts for both of these printers. My question is what are you doing about the problem in Canada? Joanne


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (5/31/06 4:26 PM) + / -
We have had 2 epson printers in the past 1.5 years and both have had similar problems as those listed above, that the printer wont print even with a new ink cartrdge and even after a cleaning has been tried repeatedly. In the process of looking for a new printer I was made aware of a class action suit filed in Los Angeles for this very same problem with a list of eligble printers to receive compensation for the faulty printers. Not a surprise both of our printers are qualified printers for the class action suit. I have the reciepts for both of these printers. My question is what are you doing about the problem in Canada? Joanne


Re: epson C65 printer problems by tet (6/2/06 5:33 AM) + / -
I can not install my C65 printer to my computer because the installation CD was lost. I am trying to connect thru USB port but still installation can not be completed.
Can you find me solutions for this..

Reply ASAP

Thank you :0

Tet


Re: Re: epson C65 printer problems by majestyx (6/2/06 10:23 PM) + / -
http://esupport.epson-europe.com/SupportHome.aspx?lng=en-GB

You should be able to download your drivers there.


Re: epson printer problems by P Harvey (6/3/06 3:13 AM) + / -
I have a epson stylus PHOTO 830:
Itloads down normal paper & prints , but when using photo glossy
paper it refuses to load down either A4 or 6x4. Help ? ?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/4/06 4:43 PM) + / -
jackson, I had a cx5400 and after almost exactly one year it croaked. (yes, of course they advised me to go out and replace all the ink cartridges first) to epson's credit, even tho it was a little more than a year, they sent me a cx6400. now, one year later, it wont put ink on the page. of course i replaced all the ink cartridges. unbelievable. I agree with you. its a racket.


Re: epson printer problems by B.Barrow (6/6/06 5:33 PM) + / -
Hi!
My EpsonStylus Photo 820, purchased 1/11/03 has worked fine until lately. With new Epson cartridges in place, the last photo printed came out all reds, pinks & oranges. After running the head cleaning utility 5 times and printing a nozzle check each time it seemed to improve - then the 6th time gaps started showing again. I tried another print it it came out all greys & browns. I emailed and called the Epson folks. They had me reseat my cartridges - then when the next print came out bad they suggested I might need a new print head. So, am wondering if you might have a suggestion or solution as I've heard the cost of a new print head can be more than a new printer. I Have enjoyed reading past letters. Thanks so much!


Epson 1280,can not recognize cartridge after clean by shenji (6/6/06 8:43 PM) + / -
My epson 1280 printer(use sublimation ink with refillable cartridge)had some printing problem, I run cleaning cycles and clean it with solution and water. It usually can solve the problem because sublimation ink is easy solve in water. I did this many times in past year.The printer just one year old(waranty expired).
But this time, after wash, the printer could not recognize the cartridge any more, it happened before but can recognize after trying again and again (same cartridges). ALso, the change cartridge button can no longer let the cartridge return to the print position.
Does someone meet such problem??? Or if someone know weather I had damaged some parts due to apply to much water(2-300ml, mostly I put tissue under it to absorb liquid).


Re: epson printer problems by pippin_skyblue (6/7/06 2:23 AM) + / -
I have an Epsom R300 printer which is less than 1 year old. It prints documents fine, and used to print brilliant photos. Now all the photos are really dark and have like virticall lines on them. People have really dark faces and the white looks a mucky colour. Is there a way in which I can change any settings? I have lost my manual that came with the printer. I have changed the inks but this made no difference. Any Ideas please???


Re: epson printer problems by Tanisha (6/7/06 5:33 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus C62 was working fine when I first got it and then I ran out of black ink and I replaced it with black ink. I hadn't used it for about 6 months before I replaced it. Now when I hook the printer up for the first time in so long, the computer recognizes the printer but when it tries to install, it says it could not recognize the hardware. So, I installed it manually and when I tried to print a test page, it failed. It won't print anything. It won't even go through the motions of printing something. It just sits there like a bug on a log. Help!!! I like printing! Help!!!!Please respond.!


Re: epson printer problems by art houston (6/8/06 6:52 AM) + / -
Tanisha-

It sounds very much like a computer problem.

I'd begin by using windows help for the troubleshooting of typical problems associated with installng your printer. The type of process may vary with the type of connection, either USB or LPT cable. You will most likely be asked to go to the "device manager" of your operating sytem to make your first checks. The Help section will detail how to do this.

The most basic printer command test is using the "command prompt." That method finds whether the printer is able to receive information from the computer. If it isn't, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the printer driver, and follow the series of steps for asking your operating system to recognize and communicate with the printer.

Since you mentioned that it has been a while since you have used the printer, be prepared to deal with the dried printheads after you have achieved communication between your computer and the printer. You may have to buy the appropriate "printer repair kit" from this site to run some ink solvent through the printheads and the plastic tubing that primes the printheads.

Good luck.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/8/06 7:26 AM) + / -
^^^^

It most certainly is not a computer problem, if you let your printer sit for 6 months without use, the build up of dust + the evaporation of the water in the ink that is left throughout the pump/cap assembly has undoubtedly solidified.


this causes no cleansing to be done which im sure didnt have to even lead to the drying of the printheads, because of the lenght of time that you didnt turn on the machine

you must turn epsons on once every few weeks so it can go through an ink cycle and move all the ink through the lines to the waste ink pads


Re: epson printer problems by muddyfingers (6/8/06 1:37 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus photo R320, it will print fine straight out of iphoto, preview and quark. It will print fine from JPG and PDF formats, it will not ,however print and adjusted image out of adobe photoshop 7.0. The image looks terrific up on the screen but prints out kind of solarized, the deep shadows go red or blue and lose detail...any ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by art houston (6/9/06 4:34 PM) + / -
When Tanisha wrote: "…now when I hook the printer up for the first time in so long, the computer recognizes the printer but when it tries to install, it says it could not recognize the hardware. So, I installed it manually.."

Anonymous then wrote: “It most certainly is not a computer problem”

Now, anytime someone mentions “hardware,” “install,” and “recognizes” all in the same sentence,. I’d say there certainly IS a computer problem.

Solving the hardware/installation/recognition issue is the first step toward dealing with the dried out parts of the printer.

For muddyfingers: many graphics programs use a adjustment protocol called "gamma," and as I understand it, the idea is to make up for a difference between what an inamge looks like on the monitor compared to what it turns out to be on a printed page. I'd look in the Adobe "help" section.



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/10/06 12:21 PM) + / -
I had the exact same thing happen to me. I have an Epson CX6600 just over one year old and everything was working perfectly then while trying to upload some photos from SD memory stick I noticed that the printer was not responding. All the lights were on with no warning messages or lights. I first thought it was my PC that was the problem. Rebooting it did not help. Then I decided to turn off the printer and restart. The Power off switch was unresponsive. I turned the printer off at the mains waited a few seconds and replugged it and pushed the ON button in but now it is completely dead. No lights or anything come on. I too am wondering if it blew an internal fuse or something as it seems to be an electrical problem and not related to anything mechanical. Any ideas will be welcome. I will be calling tech support on Monday.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/10/06 1:36 PM) + / -
i have an EPSON STYLUS PHOTO 2000P THAT FIRST QUIT THEN STARTED WITH THE NOT READING ERROR???????STUPID PRINTER


Re: epson printer problems by SUSPECT INC® (6/10/06 1:46 PM) + / -
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO 2000P ???????????????ANY KNOWN COMMON PROBLEMS WITH THESE ,? DOES THE WASTE PAD BEING FULL CAUSE IT TO STOP WORKING??AND WHERE CAN I BUY NEW PRINT HEADS FOR THIS?
@%@%@^^@%@$#!%!@!STUPID PRINTER DOH!!!!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/10/06 2:19 PM) + / -
STOP YELLING!!!


Re: epson stylus photo 1200 printer problems by jimbo_o07 (6/11/06 5:42 AM) + / -
Hi
My printer was working away quite happily then all three service lights started flashing (paper, black ink and colour ink) no paper jam and changed cartridges - any ideas? Now nothing.

Jim


Re: epson printer problems by art houston (6/11/06 5:37 PM) + / -
I'm not sure, but it seems to me that this has to do with the ink absorbent pad, or perhaps it is an indication of the counter that stops the printer from reaching the point where the pad is full being in need of a reset.

Does anyone else recall that symptom?


Re: epson printer problems by Jennie (6/12/06 4:12 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus 600 that wont print. Every time I ask for a Test Page on re-installing it, the printer message box shows an "Out of Paper" red cross over the printer icon. I can press the feed button and a page will feed into position, but the message is consistent regardless. It was working fine on another computer. Since I have installed it on this one with the original software, it simply wont print. Can you help, please?


Re: epson printer problems by Baldrick (6/12/06 3:17 PM) + / -
I have a C44 plus which after a ink cartridge change keeps juddering and won't reset. Sounds like something is out of line, can anyone help.


Re: epson printer problems by xrabbit (6/14/06 6:43 PM) + / -
HI
I have two epson stylus cx6400's, same problem with both, can you believe that. (error- out of black ink) I replaced the cartridges with new ones as i've done before but still getting same error message. When i install new cartridge , it doesn't charge it. I know i've installed them correctly. Is this a common thing for this model and is it worth spending the money to have repaired, thanks so much. Great site JACK




Re: epson printer problems by Wes (6/14/06 10:20 PM) + / -
Try reading this page. It might help http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/cartridgeerror.html

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: epson printer problems by ozmum (6/14/06 10:44 PM) + / -
I have an epson 480C which needs the ink pads replacing ($70.00AUD) according to the epson people who then went on to suggest that for another 20.00 i could buy a new printer. Found this site and read that this can be a DIY effort but apparently I need a piece of software that rejigs the counter inside the printer which dtermines when the ink pads are full.
Has anyone done this with this model and could anyone send me the resetting software please?
Thanks for any assistance.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by xrabbit (6/15/06 10:35 PM) + / -
thanks Wes,I'LL TRY IT. lET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS


Re: epson printer problems by newware (6/16/06 12:13 AM) + / -
my epson r310 has an error: “service required, parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.” anyone knows how to
fix this problem, please help.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/16/06 10:53 AM) +1 + / -
hi - i have a c64 that has suddenly decided to stop recognizing one of the inks (yellow). it shows it's full, but won't print anything with yellow. anyone have this problem? i've tried replacing the cartridge, same problem. pins are also fine. thanks!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/16/06 11:40 AM) + / -
I Have an epsom picture mate it was not cheap and have never caught any paper in there yet it keeps telling me that there is a paper jam press ok which i do but doesnt make any difference its still does it please can you help me


Re: epson printer problems by Hulk (6/18/06 12:52 PM) + / -
I cant ger my epsom r220 to accept a compatible, help please


Re: Re: epson printer problems,ink cartridges by Anonymous (6/19/06 12:22 AM) + / -
Someone suggested trying to reset the chip in the cartridge. I have been doing that for some time and it works a treat. Only thing to keep in mind is that positioning the "reset" pins to the interface on the cartridge is critical and sometimes a bit difficult.
Regards - ND


Re: Re: epson printer problems,ink cartridges by Anonymous (6/19/06 12:25 AM) + / -
Someone suggested trying to reset the chip in the cartridge. I have been doing that for some time and it works a treat. Only thing to keep in mind is that positioning the "reset" pins to the interface on the cartridge is critical and sometimes a bit difficult.
Regards - ND


HP 1510 OSx by Florian Knoblich (6/19/06 2:41 AM) + / -
Have the same (HP PSC 1510 all-in-one) and use it with a powerbook under OSx Tiger. Works perfectly!? (I just don't know how to refill the cartridge.....)
Florian


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/19/06 8:22 PM) + / -
My epson cx3500 printer is 10 months old. To this moment I already had 4 ink replacements. My problem is that it consumes my inks very fast even though I seldom use it and if do so i use only the black ink but the colored inks run out faster... Does this printer uses the colored inks in printing non colored documents?

Can anyone help me?


Re: epson printer problems by mattis (6/20/06 2:48 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus 830u printer. I did the head cleaning but was still having problems with the colour results. I bought cleaning cartridges but this has not helped either. The only colours that come through OK ar black and blue. What is the answer????


Re: epson printer problems on R300 13 months old by pps (edited 6/23/06 3:35 PM) + / -
Hi there my problem is my printer R300 is 13 months old and sudden came up with an error message saying " service required" parts inside your printer are at an end of there service life contact dealer. well as i only printed about 10 to 20 a4 sheets of mainly text most days i would have thought it would not require a service yet and on top of that it locks you out being able to remove any ink or anything else. kinda strange. never had this problem with any of my other epsons or hps. i guess it a money making scheme as epson have stated it can be serviced and refurbished and guess what it is costly. my question after all this rambling is can i over ride it in anyway or is it just a piece of junk destine for the bin. anyone who can help please do contact me thanks
Update 23 june 06:
Fixed finally how come epson dont explain its only your waste ink tray and its not to hard to fix, i think they are just out to make more money of some loyal customer. maybe we should make a stand. for anyone else with this problem all i did was..
Turn printer Off
Press STOP then MAINTENANCE and POWER BUTTON together and hold until massage appears Turn off printer ( i did have a list of three with printer off at bottom) Now turn off then switch on and it should work.
next go to your waste tray which is under your cartridges (so make it go into change inks to move out of way) and blott ink out of waste tray carefully remember to do this regular as you have not sent it to servicing to replace the tray, if you dont it will leak ink into the workings of the printer. if you do this you should get plenty of years of printing without servicing cost from epson. i would only do this if it is out of warrenty as epson will replace or repair it. normally replace. thanks you for the help on this site.


Re: epson printer problems by Kathy Kohrs (6/23/06 2:34 PM) + / -
I have an epson stylus photo R300. All the cartridges are full, but it does not print the correct color. Today I printed a page that was supposed to be black and it was blue. Green seems to be a dominate color in some pictures. Help!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by pps (6/23/06 3:42 PM) + / -
have you done an head clean and printed as it sounds like you might have a blocked colour. do you used it regularly or does it get left for a few days. i had my R300 printing everything out in orange to yellow and i just got it to do a head clean, it did take about 3 to 4 time for it to clear but this did do the job. worth a try


Re: Re: epson printer problems by pps (6/23/06 4:09 PM) + / -
Hi there, Look in Printer properties by going to
Start, select printers, select your printer from the list and right click to highlight properties, click properties, click colour management.
Go to manual if you use any adobe photo programmes then select Adobe RGB----- (whatever) and click OK this should do it. however if it has not because it was not listed click add and choose from list, click ok and start printing if it has not done anything or is not right choose another colour by repeating above again until one works. hope this help. remember yours might be slightly different if you dont use XP.good luck..


Re: Re: epson printer problems by pps (6/23/06 4:13 PM) + / -
Hi there, have you tried changing your setting as mine was a problem till i did the following:Look in Printer properties by going to
Start, select printers, select your printer from the list and right click to highlight properties, click properties, click colour management.
Go to manual if you use any adobe photo programmes then select Adobe RGB----- (whatever) and click OK this should do it. however if it has not because it was not listed click add and choose from list, click ok and start printing if it has not done anything or is not right choose another colour by repeating above again until one works. hope this help. remember yours might be slightly different if you dont use XP.good luck..



epson printer problems by Tomy (6/30/06 11:48 AM) + / -
My printer prints out bands when it is not suppose to.What should i do?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (6/30/06 11:51 AM) + / -
hey you just fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!(dumb dumb)


Re: epson printer problems by gdgal2003 (6/30/06 1:55 PM) + / -
having just taken my printer out of storage i replaced the ink and ran the nozzle cleaning facility several times only to find that the yellow and magenta wont come through properly and my work appears stripey, i dont know whether to continue 2 run the nozzle cleaner or if i need to replace the ink or do i need to clean anything inside the printer?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/12/06 9:11 PM) + / -
My printer (FX-1170) only prints when the driver installed is FX-80 or LX-80. I am using Windows XP. Is there another driver for this? Also, I wanted to change the paper size to a wider dimension but the settings cannot be changed. Pls help me how to change it. Thanks a lot.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (7/23/06 1:02 PM) + / -


My printer CX6400 ran out of ink and when I later replaced the ink cartridge it would not print properly!!!


Re: epson printer problems by roc_32 (8/1/06 11:28 PM) + / -
I have recently changed my nk cartridges for my epson stylus photo R210, and i got an error message of out of ink from 3 new ink cartridges that i bought, incidentally all of the replacement cartridge were original epson cartriges. what should i do to solve this problem?


Re: epson printer problems by MJR (8/2/06 12:22 PM) + / -
My Dad has a Epson Stylus C82 and he is having problems with it. I replaced one ink cartridge that was low and cleaned the heads multiple times. During the printing process there are no errors and all ink levels are reportedly OK. The problem is that the pages come out blank. When the paper is coming through the printer it appears as if the printing is taking place - but nothing comes on the paper. I spoke with Epson yesterday and they recommended that I clean the heads again. This is not the issue. She then said that I needed a new printer which would be unfortunate because the printer is only a few years old and my Dad only uses it a few times a month. Before I buy another printer can anyone suggest a solution to my dilema? Please help if you have any sugggestions.

Thanks in advance.




Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/2/06 2:12 PM) + / -
My epsom stylus CX6600 was in the middle of printing until a message came upon the lcd screen saying Error: printer error+ see documentation and call serviceif neccecary


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by epson tech guy (8/2/06 9:59 PM) + / -
check for anything blocking the ink carriage from moving back and fourth inside the printer.
try powering the printer off and back on with the lid open so you can see the carriage move.
even a small piece of paper can cause this error.
if the carriage moves and you still get the error then its something internal.
not worth the repair costs.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/2/06 11:17 PM) + / -
Another person who calls them self a "tech" but offers no real help.


Epsom CX6400 prints dark. by Ytsum (8/4/06 3:22 PM) + / -
My epsom CX6400 has started printing very dark when using the print wizard. Changing computers makes no difference, but when copying without the computer the prints are fine. Any ideas out there? Jim


Re: epson printer problems by mjabara (8/6/06 11:33 AM) + / -
I have a Mac PowerBook G4 and an Epson Stylus Color 777 printer. I just upgraded my OS X from 10.3 (Panther) to 10.4.7 (Tiger), and now the printer doesn't function. The print command briefly arrives in the Print Utility window, but then disappears. Any suggestions?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/6/06 2:43 PM) + / -
It's the software not the printer.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/7/06 10:51 AM) + / -
Its adobes issue at this point. If the driver is working fine on other applications, its the program you are using. contact adobe. you could also try a different profile before printing.


Re: Epsom CX6400 prints dark. by Anonymous (8/7/06 10:54 AM) + / -
to jim
winxp has a bad habit of printing dark through the wizard. try a photo editing program.. if that doesnt work, nozzle check and reinstall the driver


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/7/06 10:56 AM) + / -
stop being a jackass to the "epson tech", he said your printer is broken, unless you know how to take it apart, he's right. suck it up and by another printer sweetheart.


Re: epson printer problems by phdmedical (8/7/06 11:55 AM) + / -
Hi, could anyone help my printer Epson CX3200 has decided to come up with a service error red light and won't work it was fine up until then. Do I have to contact an engineer or is their a simple process to overcome the problem, I would be grateful for any help available. Many Thanks and kind regards Darren



Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/7/06 3:04 PM) + / -
HELP HELP PLEEEEEEEZE

EPSON RX425 , NO INK LIGHT IS PERMANTLEY ON, SAYS NO INK, BUT I ONLY DONE ABOUT 20 PRINTS, MOSTLY BLACK, WHATS THE PROBLEM, I CANT PRINT ANYTHING ELSE. oH, THEY ARE EPSON ORIGINAL CARTRIDGES.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/7/06 3:20 PM) + / -
REPLACE THE INK CARTRIDGE. AND LAY OFF THE CAPS...IT'E RUDE!!!


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/7/06 7:44 PM) + / -
Darren,

It basically requires a repair centre.... worth it to get a new one... call epson, they'll give you the loyalty site, theres an rx620 going for less than half the price on the site.




Re: epson printer problems by birdman (8/8/06 5:43 AM) + / -
my r300 has the error close cddvd guide i have it closed but the error is still there can anyone help


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/8/06 9:44 AM) + / -
is there room in the back of the printer? make sure you have space... close both tray then turn printer off and on... make sure you select cd/dvd as the source and A4 as the paper size.


Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/9/06 6:05 AM) + / -
there is plenty space it was printing when the error just came up and wont print since it wont let me do anything


Re: epson printer problems by joejo06 (8/9/06 9:16 AM) + / -
i have got a epsom C42+ but the 2 lights are flashing and the printer wont work help any ideas?


Re: epson printer problems by slg (8/10/06 9:31 PM) + / -
i have an epson rx500 and it says the light cyan out of ink but its a full cartridge it is an off brand cartridge, how can i reset the chip with out buying a chip resetter i need to print stuff for my upcoming wedding in 15 days and dont have the time to wait for something to arrive. thank u stacy


Re: epson printer problems by Wes (8/10/06 10:33 PM) + / -
It could be a bad chip on the ink cartridge. But try here for more info http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/cartridgeerror.html


my r300 has the error close cddvd guide i have it by Anonymous (8/11/06 9:17 AM) + / -
i have the same problem as soon as i turn printer on it displays message "close cd/dvd guide" BUT IT IS CLOSED pleae someonw help help help


Re: epson printer problems by vaylon (8/11/06 12:38 PM) + / -
The r300 problem is most likely a bad switch on the cd door itself. I had it happen to two of mine and epson just replaced both machines with no questions. My r340 is now having a problem with the tray for the cd no wanting to go in by itself. I have to push on it just right to get it to catch. As soon as I drain the ink a little more, I will call epson and get a new replacement for this one.
The way I look at it now a days is that as long as they breakdown and act up. I don't have to buy ink.


Re: epson printer problems by xaznkoreanboix (8/13/06 7:07 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus CX3200 seems to not be printing correctly. I ran a nozzle check test page and only the cyan and black ink come out. The magenta and yellow don't even come out. There isn't even a trace of those two colors. So if anyone could help me fix this problem, I would be very grateful.


Re: epson printer problems by Preferredthatmyprint (8/17/06 2:11 PM) + / -
Hi, I have a Epson C82 that recently, all of its lights started to blink. Clicking on the utilities and running a printer check say that some parts have come to the end of their service life. Is there any way to determine what parts are broken or determine if it is a faulty reading of somesort?

Part 2: I also have and Epson Stylus 3000 that I just received and when printing the heads make an awful lot of noise and don't come out of their starting positions. Is this a belt or motor problem of somekind and if so, how can I detect and fix this problem? Any help with these two questions would be greatly appreciated.


Re: epson printer problems by rob2006 (8/20/06 7:43 AM) +1 + / -
I have a espon stylus cx6400 printer, that’s only prints blank sheets, I’ve run the maintenance setup on printer and its states the that I have “Enough black ink and color ink to print 100 pages like the last page printed"
But continually prints out blank sheets, I will change the refills, but is there anything that I've overlooked before scrapping the printer to the great Workshop in the sky.


cheers rob2006



FX-1170 ALL LIGHTS BLINKING by dhar69 (8/25/06 12:59 AM) + / -
HI!!!!!!!! Anybody can help my problem regarding my fx-1170??
When it turns on, all the lights are blinking........ any help?????????????
you can send it to my email?
Here's my email address(dhar692002@yahoo.com)


FX-1170 ALL LIGHTS BLINKING by dhar69 (8/25/06 12:59 AM) + / -
HI!!!!!!!! Anybody can help my problem regarding my fx-1170??
When it turns on, all the lights are blinking........ any help?????????????
you can send it to my email?
Here's my email address(dhar692002@yahoo.com)


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/26/06 10:21 AM) + / -
My Epson CX5400 printer does not print. I can scan from it but it will not print. The paper comes out blank every time. I even replaced the ink cartridges but to no avail. I followed all the steps but no luck. Can you help.When I press to print it shows all the ink levels and procedes to go thru the motions of printing but the paper still comes out blank.

Thank you
Paul B.
e-mail bourgaul3@wmconnect.com


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/27/06 4:08 PM) + / -
I have the same printer, & hit this problem when we first bought it, apparently it needs all colours to print at all....so it wont print in black if you have an empty cartridge



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (8/27/06 4:15 PM) + / -
Think its something called KARMA http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/i/i/85.gif


epson stylus color740 blank rows while printing by rundaestate (8/29/06 6:45 AM) + / -
After a paper jam with an envelope, when I print I get 1/4 inch of printing all across the page and then 1/8 inch strip of blank space all across the page. This pattern is repeated all down the page. Any suggestions???


Re: epson printer problems by jddragun (edited 8/30/06 6:35 PM) + / -
I have an Epson C42UX, it has been operating pretty well for over a year. It has stopped printing. The notice I receive is "some parts have reached end of life and the unit should be serviced". Is there something I can do without bringing it in for service?

Thanks.



Re: epson printer problems CX6600 by Anonymous (9/1/06 7:57 AM) + / -
My printer has suddenly decided not to print yellow, the test page for the yellow is black and dotted. can anybody help



Re: epson printer Service (Full Inkpad) RX425 by Tony AB (9/3/06 2:06 AM) + / -
Hi, Guys
Just want to thank everyone for their input. I have managed to get my Epson RX425 to stop ERROR shouting by using the download. I presume my waste inkpads are full and need to be washed and returned. Anybody know how to do this? I can't see an easy way of getting to the pads. I can just see them and they look quite full!!
Cheers!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/3/06 4:13 AM) + / -
I Have recently come across the same problem with the CX3650 i am at my wits end several people have looked at the printer to no avail the epson website just gets you to try all the obvious connection checks so i have been advised to buy a new printer sorry can't be of more help hope you have'nt just installed brand new ink carts like me and now don't want another epson Problem Printer.........


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/4/06 1:13 AM) + / -
HI PLEASE ANY ONE OUT IN THE WEB CAN HELP ME TO INSTALL OR SETUP MY "ESPON STYLUS COLOR 880 PRINTER" I NEED SOME TO DOWNLOAD FILES AND PROGRAMS TO My PRINTER. I HAVE A "GATEWAY" COMPUTER.AND A EPON PRINTER. PLEASE I WELL GLADLY " PLEASE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR IT". PLEASE REPLY A.S.P THANK YOU. ENJOY YOUR LABOR DAY MONDAY "BYE" FOR NOW...ANTONIO VILLA. E-MAIL ME AT VILLAANTONIO@SBCGLOBAL.NET "A.S.P." BE WAITING 'bye" again.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/4/06 7:24 AM) + / -
my epson stylus photo 785epx is not working hooked to the computer or not the problem is that in the display window on the computer it blinks err i need help some one out there have the same thing

joe


Re: epson printer problems by Wamphyri (9/4/06 12:39 PM) + / -
My mates got an Epson R200 and since he changed the black ink cartridge yesterday every photo has started to print very dark, like there's too much black ink being bled out. I've changed the black ink cart again, unistalled the printer and even linked it up to my own machine. Even then it still prints every photo way too dark. Any suggestions guys or has using copy inks ruined his machine?

Thanks


Re: epson printer problems by jamil (9/5/06 1:40 AM) + / -
my epson c45 just wont print black, i've tried head cleaning and nozzle check but only colored are being printed.


Re: epson printer problems by George007 (9/5/06 1:44 PM) + / -
I have an Epson R800 and use to have a R300. I am getting really cheesed off with them at the moment. When I go to print a document, at times the printing stops part way through with a pop error message that says "This document failed to print" It then gives details of the printer, date and file name. Then at the end it tells you to click here to open the print queue. When you open the print queue, it simply says 'Error - printing'. Can someone please help me to sort this one as it's driving me mad. I also have a HP lazer printer installed which never gives me any problems. Even when I print the same document straight after the Epson error.

My system specs are:

Windows XP Pro. with SP2 AND all the updates installed
AMD Athlon 64 3000, Socket 754
Motherboard MSI MS6702

Many thanks in advance.


Re: epson printer problems by medurben (9/5/06 4:18 PM) + / -
I picked up an epson cx6600 at an auction. When I turn it on I get a printer error message on the screen.I cannot go to any other functions. I looked for a paper jam, found none.I also called a tech who said dump it.Is there anything I can clean,check,replace that is an inexpensive attempt to get it going?Thanks


Re: epson printer problems by stas (9/7/06 11:11 AM) + / -
hi.the think is that,after replasement of the inc cartriges,the printer dose not recognise the incs-CYRAN,MAGENTA,YELLOEW.And working only with Black Inc.Did u know why dose thins are happens?


Re: epson printer problems by bob28092 (9/9/06 1:27 AM) + / -
Epson Stylus C80 . Every time I go to print something, I end up with all these " Dummy " items waiting to print. Then frequently an error message regarding the item I am trying to print : " this item failed to print ". How do I keep these Dummy items from accumulating ? thanks, Bob.


Re: epson printer problems by bob28092 (9/9/06 1:29 AM) + / -
Epson Stylus C80 . Every time I go to print something, I end up with all these " Dummy " items waiting to print. Then frequently an error message regarding the item I am trying to print : " this item failed to print ". How do I keep these Dummy items from accumulating ? thanks, Bob.




Re: epson printer problems by quimtronix (9/9/06 4:03 AM) + / -


Anybody knows how to reset the printer Epson C-86?
maybe also is similar to Epson C-84, C-82,C-64 etc.

Thanks
Regards
Quim



Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/9/06 11:46 AM) + / -

I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH MY PRINTER.
WHEN I ATTEMPT TO HAVING SOMETHING PRINTED OUT IT DOES
NOT PERFORM, BUT, THE NEXT TIME I ATTEMPT TO USE IT IT WILL
PRINT SOMETHING FROM DAYS AGO AND NOT ALWAYS THE PAGES I
HAVE REQUESTED FOR PRINTING.
AS AN EXAMPLE I REQUESTED SOMETHING TO BE PRINTED TODAY
9/9/066 AND IT PRINTES SOMETHING FROM A 9/5/06 REQUEST.
I TRULY NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE BECAUSE IT IT JUST TO
CONFUSING TO WRITE ABOUT.
HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.
FRED, EAST HAVEN, CT


Re: Re: epson printer problems by CherryB (9/9/06 1:00 PM) + / -
These "quality refillable" cartridges, what are they called, where can I get them and what ink are you using? I´m having loads of headaches with my CX6600, so I´d like to solve at least one problem before I get much older. Thanks.

CherryB


Re: epson printer problems by teylt (9/11/06 5:02 AM) + / -
Epson Stylus CX4100 all in one Printer Show 'E'. What Should i do?


Re: epson c80 printer problems after cleaning prin by jcamhi (9/11/06 7:15 AM) + / -
After conducting the print head cleaning and making some progress -the printer is now not printing at all after sitting overnight with more cleaning solution. I did have a cloth under the the print mechanism to catch the excess ink and am concerned that this has damaged the printer.

The black ink is now out and don't want to purchase another cartrige if the printer is doomed for life. Could there be too much cleaning solution in the heads? Please advise.


No Subject by mattatnyc (9/11/06 1:36 PM) + / -
Hello,

I have an older epson 1160 wide format printer that recently started giving me a "usb" status 79 error message. I've done searches online for this "status 79" but haven't found any detailed information for what that could mean. Each time, the document I'm printing will start-- and then stop, with the error message, anywhere from 25%-75% through the document.

As far as troublshooting, I've tried deleting and re-installing the printer drivers, trying other USB ports, trying other USB cables, tried printing different files from different programs, and trying my printer on other computers. Each time, the error is the same. However, the error isn't constant-- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Though, lately it works less than it used to.

Does anyone have any ideas of what the "status 79" could mean?

Thanks!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/16/06 12:30 PM) + / -
Hello, I have an epson C60 and I can't get it to convert to the english language as it is stuck in Spanish. How do i change it to English?


re: won't let me use generic brands by vince scott (9/17/06 5:53 AM) + / -
my c67 printer will no longer accept generic brand cartridges
any way around this?


Re: epson printer problems by ted1 (9/21/06 12:34 AM) + / -
When printing CDs on my 9 month old R310 I'm getting the message, Paper jam or CD/DVD tray jam, remove tray and press maintainance button. It Dosn't make any difference. Has anyone had a problem such as this and what was the cure.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by bobbykerr (9/22/06 4:17 PM) + / -
service reqired some parts near end of life Now wont print help please urgent


Re: epson printer problems by bobbykerr (9/22/06 6:19 PM) + / -
reset service needed r310 epson


Re: epson printer problems by gamesreplys (9/23/06 8:59 AM) + / -
Hi Ted,

Can you tell me a little more about when the error is displayed. Does it come up as soon as you try to print a CD or only after the tray has moved in and out a couple of times. In the meantime try cleaning the white areas on the tray.


Re: epson printer problems by gamesreplys (9/23/06 9:05 AM) + / -
Hi Ted,

Can you tell me a little more about when the error is displayed. Does it come up as soon as you try to print a CD or only after the tray has moved in and out a couple of times. In the meantime try cleaning the white areas on the tray.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/24/06 9:53 AM) + / -
my epson stylus has decided that it doesn't recognise the printer cartridges. admittedly they are not epson's own, but have been working happily for a couple of months. they are supposeldy compatable.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/24/06 6:49 PM) + / -
i have a epson c45 printer when i turn it on some sounds are accured plesae help me to eliminate this problem
sranoop_3@yahoo.com


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/24/06 6:58 PM) + / -
i have a epson c45 printer when i turn it on some sounds are accured plesae help me to eliminate this problem
sranoop_3@yahoo.com


Re: epson cx5400 pizza wheels problems by Bob S (9/25/06 11:24 AM) + / -
On certain papers I use(heat transfer paper mailnly) I get vertical pizza wheel marks on the printout. I have seen directions about removing the little wheels, or adding a washer to raise the pizza wheels as there are other rollers that still do a fine job of moving the paper. The comments I saw elsewhere concerned other epson printers however.

Has anyone done this with the cx5400 or similar all-in-one? I am assumming the fact that it is an all in one makes it much more difficult.

Any recommendations?

Bob S. in NJ


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/26/06 7:23 AM) + / -
Hi!!!I'm Ryan, I ask you to how to solve my problem of my printer Epson C43ux Series...the power is blink and the Ink LED is blink...Unknown printer Error...How to solve this problem...I hope to help me and give the advise to my printer...


Re: epson printer problems by vitanuovas (9/26/06 8:43 AM) + / -
My Epson Stlylus C66 is been at rest for about 6 months with empty cartrige, now I changed cartrige but the red light is always on & the printer doesn't work, I appreciate very much any help. I don't know if is caused because the cartrige that were not shaken in the package, but after got installed , were removed & shaken. Thanks


Re: epson printer problems by PK (9/26/06 6:37 PM) + / -
Hi! My dependable Epson color stylus 880i ran out of color ink and I replaced the cartridge with a generic (as usual) and now it won't print in color. I ran the head cleaning utility several times. I tried two different color cartridges, no luck. Black ink prints fine. It has been sitting a month or too without use. I really like this printer and would like to keep using it. Any suggestions? Also, any suggestions on where to buy the better quality generics? I've not had any problems till now and have even refilled cartridges successfully a number of times over the years. Thanks in advance for your help!


Re: epson printer problems by PK (9/26/06 6:41 PM) + / -
Hi! My dependable Epson color stylus 880i ran out of color ink and I replaced the cartridge with a generic (as usual) and now it won't print in color. I ran the head cleaning utility several times. I tried two different color cartridges, no luck. Black ink prints fine. It has been sitting a month or too without use. I really like this printer and would like to keep using it. Any suggestions? Also, any suggestions on where to buy the better quality generics? I've not had any problems till now and have even refilled cartridges successfully a number of times over the years. Thanks in advance for your help!


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/27/06 1:22 AM) + / -
pls.. send me bios resetter driver of epson stylus c43sx

in my e-mail ad... ru_niervs70@yahoo.com


ulrax


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (9/29/06 3:04 PM) + / -
Hi. Please can you help me. My Epsom c62 stylus wont print. The on green light is flashing and there is a red light next to it on permanently. would appreciate any help. thanks


Re: epson printer problems by sunpedlar (10/1/06 2:53 PM) + / -
Three red lights flashing after I changed cartidges and printer refuses to run. Could this be a control board fault?



Re: epson printer problems by sunpedlar (10/1/06 2:58 PM) + / -
I changed a cartridge in my 1270 but when the carriage returned to park the three indicator lights cntinued to flash and the printer would not operate. I changed both cartridges and still it doesn't run. (1270 inkjet)
ANY IDEAS?


Re: epson printer problems by sunpedlar (10/1/06 3:02 PM) + / -
Three red lights flashing after I changed cartidges and printer refuses to run. Could this be a control board fault? (1270 inkjet)



Re: epson printer problems by sunpedlar (10/1/06 3:04 PM) + / -
Three red lights flashing after I changed cartidges and printer refuses to run. Could this be a control board fault? (1270 inkjet)



Re: epson printer turns off modem connection by annonomous (10/1/06 10:30 PM) + / -
My Epson R210 turns off my modem conection when I print something while connected. I only have a dialup modem. The problem started when I installed a new modem and a new modem driver. I have listened to the funny beeps on the phone line while printing and as the printing process gets towards the end the beeps stop and become one long continuous beep and then my internet stops working. Can any one help?


Re: epson printer problems by RAYDAR (10/3/06 9:39 AM) + / -
I HAVE AN EPSON 925, THE RED INK/PAPER LIGHT STARTED TO FLASH,THE PRINTER STOPPED PRINTING AND THIS MESSAGE APPEARED SAYING, "SERVICE REQUIRED. PARTS INSIDE YOUR PRINTER ARE AT THE END OF THERE SERVICE LIFE. CONTACT YOUR DEALER FOE REPLACEMENT."
WHAT CAN I DO TO REPAIR MY PRINTER. ALL I CAN FIND OUT IS THAT INKJET PRINTERS ARE VERY COSTLY. THIS IS MY SECOND PRINTER THAT HAS SHOWN THIS MESSAGE. WHEN THE MESSAGE APPEARS THE PRINTER IS USUALLY NO BEING MADE ANY MORE AND THEY ARE OUT OF SERVICE GUARANTEE. IS THERE ANY REPAIRS THAT I DO TO FIX THESE INHERENT PRINTER PROBLEMS.

THANKS,
RAY


Re: epson printer problems rx500 by kuperw (10/3/06 1:50 PM) + / -
Hi, thanks in advance for your help.

I have been tyring to print on my rx500 lately and have been getting lots of black smudges running down the page as if the black cartridge is dumping black ink across the rollers and they are transfering to the paper and i don't know enough about inkjets to understand where I can start to fix the problem. It only happens with the black ink. I've done the clean nozzle many times but to no avail.

thanks again

NK



Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/3/06 3:50 PM) + / -
i have an epson rx500 and the ink holder is not moving when i start up the printer i'm clueless


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/4/06 7:08 PM) + / -
cx5400


c45 & CX1500 by jhazt (10/5/06 7:37 AM) +2 + / -
Please Help me with my two printers problem. First my c45 printer can't print color and black ink. I tried many multiple cleaning of my print head but still not printing . please help if i can still fix this problem. Secondly i bought another printer MODEL CX1500, but I really want to have a service utility on how to Reset Counter for my printer. I am very glad if someone could help me where i can download a service utility for my cx1500 printer. Thanks........


Jason
email : jhazt79@yahoo.com


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/5/06 5:21 PM) + / -
CX5400 blank


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/8/06 1:15 PM) + / -
how do i refill the cartridges. please help.


Re: epson printer problems by all (10/8/06 3:22 PM) + / -
I have no start here sheet for installing epson stylus photo 820
I do not have teh option for that one in the printer selection.
can anyone tell me what would be a compatable choice.
Thanks
A.


Re: epson printer problems by winty03 (10/8/06 4:29 PM) + / -
Does anyone have a picture they could send me of the ink system for a cx5200? The part where the print head sits in, that has the sponge and small rubber tube running from it. I dismanteled the printer and when removing that part it all fell apart on me so I was unable to see how it came apart so now I have no idea how it goes. I have a service manual for it, but the pictures in it does not help. they are not detailed enough. Thanks Chris please email any help to chriswinter@charter.net




Re: epson printer problems by ocorious (10/10/06 1:02 PM) + / -
I have a C84 and its printing nothing but blank pages...i've cleaned the heads multiple times and run all maintances options. the ink has been replaced brand new and still prints blanks. any suggestions?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/10/06 2:09 PM) + / -
Buy this http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson/52 and read this http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/duraink.html


Re: epson printer problems by dianew (10/11/06 4:20 AM) + / -
i put new ink cartridges in my printer yes i took the yellow tabs off i had printed ok 5 minutes before replacing them now my printer wont print at all green light flashing then red light in sequence one after other.when i troubleshoot it just keeps saying parts need replacing or servicing the printer is little over a year old.


Re: epson printer problems by jcettina (10/11/06 6:45 AM) + / -
Hi
I'm an authorized tech for Epson.My shop does not repair this CX5400 because it is to costly.This printer has a inking system problem, the ink dries out in side the hoses from the cap assbly to the pump and on to the ink pads the hose at the bottom of the cap assbly gets blown off because of the clogged hoses.All Epson inkjet printer use a cap& pump assbly (inksystem)these parts bring ink down to the bottom of the print head so the electronics can fire the ink


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/11/06 10:46 AM) + / -
cx5400blank


Re: epson R200 direct disk print problems by Robin Russell (10/11/06 9:49 PM) + / -
My Epson r200 keeps spitting out the CD tray, giving me a message to reload the tray. I do this over, and over, and it still will not print. Any clues?



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (10/14/06 10:47 AM) + / -
Michelle, I recently had the same problem with my CX4600. I followed all the troubleshooting and eventually contacted Epson support. They walked me through a few things which did not resolve the issue. They sent me shipping labels to ship the unit in for repair. It could not be fixed so they sent me a new CX4800. Cheryl


Re: Re: epson printer problems by stephanievh (10/15/06 1:40 PM) + / -
I'm no technie, just a secretary, but this helps me save the color for when I need it. Go to your control panel, and choose printers. Then, right-click on the icon for your epson printer. Choose "printing preferences". On the first tab, bottom right, there is a button that says "advanced", click on it. It will pop up with a little warning box. click "continue" and a techie page will pop up. In the lower left corner are some options, "black ink only" is one of them. Turn this on by checking the box, then click OK all the way back out. I do this for printing large text docs. When I need to print color presentations, I go thru these steps and de-select "black ink only".

Please, anyone, "add, edit, correct, delete as necessary".


Epson RX500printer problems by Anonymous (10/16/06 4:52 AM) + / -
I have an RX500 Epson printer and it prints text pages fine but when I go to print high quality pictures it goes through all the motions but just prints a blank page.


Re: epson stylus 440 - printing garbage by elli (10/17/06 7:26 AM) + / -
Every time we print to the epson printer it changes from what we see on the screen to some kind of jiberish when it prints.
i cant figure out how to fix it, i've tried everything.
i thought it might need a later version of a driver but i cant find it anywhere online. can you help,thanks


Re: R800 by Anonymous (10/18/06 12:29 AM) + / -
I have the above printer. Documents print fine however, when I try to print photos, they all come out tinged with red. Cartridge changed, still the same result. Driver updated, still the same result. What am I doing wrong?


Re: Re: epson printer problems HERE IS A FIX by Anonymous (10/18/06 5:34 PM) + / -
I had the same problem with my printer and we have fixed it twice now. The problem is the ink purge tube on the cap assembly has become disconnected. This usually happens after the ink cartridge(s)have been replaced. The objective is to reconnect the tubing so the pump will be able to create negative pressure and suck the ink through the printhead again and the repair is fairly simple.

To access the cap assembly: 1. Turn the printer on and lift the top cover to it's open position. 2. Initiate a cleaning cycle or; push the 'paper feed' or 'cartridge change' button and hold for three seconds. When the printhead (cartridge holder) starts to move from it's parked position on the right side, immediately pull the printer's AC power plug. (This allows you to safely and freely move the print head back and forth without damaging the printer.)

Move the printhead to the left and look at the printhead cap assembly (where it was parked on the right) to see if the tube is disconnected. If the tube is disconnected simply reconnect it and you are done. The photos below will show the cap assembly and the ink purge tube. Once the repair is completed it is a good idea to clean the print heads. You can buy the cleaning kit Here.
It seems to happe whenever we replace the BLACK ink. The instructions can be found at the following webite or by searching for "the Epson C80/82 Cap Assembly Tubing". They have picture on the website that are great for explaining how to fix the tubing. Good luck. After finding this remedy we love our printer again.

http://www.maxpatchink.com/c80-82captubing.shtml


fail to connect by Unhappy (10/21/06 6:46 AM) + / -
I have just bought a Epson Stylus Photo RX425. I followed the installation guide and switched off the printer before installing the software. Buggered if I can get the machine to see the printer. All the drivers are installed, but the PC cannot find the printer. USB cable and OS WinXP Pro.

Appreciate it if someone can help! Many thanks!


epson FX-1170 printer problems by Rajindra (10/25/06 9:04 AM) + / -
My Epson FX 1170 is flashing all lights and giving beeps. What can I do to make it work again


epson FX-1170 printer problems by Rajindra (10/25/06 9:06 AM) + / -
My Epson FX 1170 is flashing all lights and giving beeps. What can I do to make it work again


Re: epson printer problems by needhelp01938 (10/29/06 12:39 PM) + / -
Hi! My Epson Stylus CX6600 does not turn on when the 'On' button is pressed. In fact, nothing happens at all. The wall outlet is OK. If I want to make something happen with the printer, I can press the purple 'Stop' button on the far right, and then hold down the peach colored 'reset' button for a little while.
Then when I press the 'On' button, The Scan button will sometimes light up, but no other buttons light up except the SD LED on the metal panel just under the function buttons. If I keep my finger down on the 'On' button, the Scan button will stay lit (but nothing else) but when I take my finger off the Scan button, the Scan button light goes out after a couple of seconds.
I'm thinking there might be a blown power fuse in the power supply, or probably more likely, the power switch may have a cold connection.
Any ideas? Can we fix this ourselves pretty easily? What recommendations do you have for this problem?
Thank you very much, Linda in Massachusetts


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/1/06 1:22 PM) + / -
I recently replaced the ink cartridges in my Epson CX4600. Since then the colors have been fading and only a faint yellow is now present. I have removed and replaced them, carefully going by all directions and there are no tabs left on ink cartridges, It goes through all the motions of printing but the ink is not coming through. What should I do?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/2/06 5:49 PM) + / -
Howq do you get the printer to print when you get it.


Re: epson printer problems C66 by landman (11/6/06 6:28 PM) + / -
Here goes, printer (C66) was running out of the yellow and low on the rest. I purchased 4 new ink cart. Replaced the yellow. Then decided to do the same for the magenta. Now my wife prints in black and it looks like its running out fading in the last sheet she printed. However it was not out totally. So I replaced the black. Then I printed and only blue came out where black should have. So I replaced the cyan cart. Now all 4 are replaced with Epson ink cart. bought new at Staples.
Now no matter what I do the printer will not produce a lick of ink on any doc or test I preform. Totally lost on this one? Took them all our shook them and placed them all back and yes waited for the click to seat them correctly. any thoughts?


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/6/06 6:57 PM) + / -
Lexmark T522 hangs at performing self test any one can help?



Re: epson printer problems by Tella (11/11/06 4:44 PM) + / -
Suddenly my Epson Color 880 inkjet printer does not feed short paper properly. Single checks and #10 envelopes (inserted horizontally) get stuck. One side hangs up and doesn't feed the same as the other side. I have moved the lever pressure control to the envelope position, but it didn't help. There's no problem with 11" paper. It feeds properly. Can anybody suggest a fix for this problem? Thanks very much.


Re: epson printer problems by anonymous (11/12/06 11:51 AM) + / -
Re Epson C46 printer problems. After reading some of the comments about how to repair C42 printer, I decided to get my old C46 printer out of the cupboard, and see if I could get it working again. When I used it last year, it had stopped working and showed the error message of 'Service needed, take to your nearest dealer.' No dealer here (Cumbria, England) would take it, so I was going to throw it out.
Apparantly, the Epson printers show this message when the ink filters need replacing.I went onto the website of www.ianwillis.co.uk/c42 where he has put several photos of how to remove the waste ink filters, along with the intructions. I also installed the program for resetting counters, from http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html before starting the work to check if I had diagnosed the problem correctly.
IT WORKS!!! It took a while to remove the cover, which is slightly different, and the C46 has 4 filters, which were a bit tricky to remove. A skewer got them out and I used a torch to place them back. I then used the resetting counters programme and after plugging the printer back in, and the printer works like new.
I also refill my ink cartridges, with local shop brands when I can get them.



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/14/06 8:04 PM) + / -
There was a Law suit filed in california against epson...
I have 3 epson printers, one CX5200 I gave away after not using it for a while I guess it dried and plugged up the print head.... put new cartridges in kept trying to print and clean print heads to no avail, the software said I used all my ink up not printing anything, that's what the law suit was about....
I bought two CX4600 all in one.... one was not used very much and it did the same thing that the CX5200 did..... Pissed Off is an under statement....
How do they keep getting away with it.....????




Re: epson printer problems by klutz (11/15/06 3:34 PM) + / -
i just want to know why these message appear suddenly appear while i finished printing.
Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.
is there a defective part on my printer. by the way i'm using epson c45


Re: Re: epson printer problems by moe (11/15/06 11:04 PM) + / -
Why not just do a forum search and you'll find the answer to your question several hundred times.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/16/06 8:57 AM) + / -
My Epson C62 worked great with my old Mac, but when I attempted to operate it on my new Acer it suddenly started flashing its green power light and red ink light. Any suggestions?


Re: Re: epson printer problems by taitai (11/16/06 8:57 PM) + / -
i've had this same problem: My Epson stylus photo 820 is printing light blue lines under all text. The lines are perfectly straight and just appear where there is text or between boxes of text. Can anyone help?

did you find out anything??

thanks,
tai



Re: epson printer problems by powloo (11/16/06 11:00 PM) + / -
Hi My epson stylus c41ux will not print I was printing and saw a fault with the text, canceled print, it half prited and stopped. I removed the paper using button. Now both lights are on steady and it refuses to print, though saying it is printing and I have no error message. Help please. Regards powloo.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/19/06 3:57 PM) + / -
Hi, you say both lights are on steady.

A red solid light means that your ink cartridge is empty or you have a paper feed issue.

Easy way to find out is press the red button and see what happens, ie is there a cartridge presented to you which needs changing. Or does it try to feed paper.

If this fails turn off your printer, take out all cables and leave for around a minute.

Ensure that you have no documents in your print queue by going into the printers and fax menu and ensuring your printer says 0.

I hope this helps.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/19/06 3:59 PM) + / -
Hi, you say both lights are on steady.

A red solid light means that your ink cartridge is empty or you have a paper feed issue.

Easy way to find out is press the red button and see what happens, ie is there a cartridge presented to you which needs changing. Or does it try to feed paper.

If this fails turn off your printer, take out all cables and leave for around a minute.

Ensure that you have no documents in your print queue by going into the printers and fax menu and ensuring your printer says 0.

I hope this helps.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/27/06 5:01 PM) + / -
Printer goes through all the motions but paper comes out blank


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (11/27/06 5:06 PM) + / -
Epson Stylus c66 Printer goes through all the motions but paper comes out blank. All new ink cartrages, cleaned head with alcohol. What could be problem?


Re: Re: status monitor 3 error message by billdunes (1/3/07 5:15 AM) + / -
Hi I saw your request for help. I wonder if you got the problem sorted and if so how. I have been having exactly the same problem. I have uninstalled the printer and reloaded software which came with the printer all to no avail, tried the same thing by downloading software from the epson website - again no good. It is driving me nuts. Any help please? Thanks.



Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by TheGMan (1/5/07 12:18 AM) + / -
Am having the same problem with an Epson 830u. I had a problem with one of the five colours - there was a gap on the nozzle check that would not change no matter how many times I did the head cleaning process.

So, I looked on the internet and it said to try cleaning the print head. Off came the cover and I removed the print head. I placed it gently onto a layer of paper to absorb any ink and squirted cleaning fluid into the compartment where the nozzles are. Left it like that for a bit. Then popped the print head back in, did a test print which was v. bad so I ran a few head cleaning cycles and did another print. Now I have a blank page!

Printer goes through the motions, looks like its printing but nothing. Any advice?

Have cleaned printhead about 20 times but this does nothing. Have looked with cover off, when I run cleaning cycle can't see any movement in the clear tube (will probably try cleaning that tonight) Also, can't see any ink coming out of printhead - appears to be bone dry even though ink tanks are full.

TIA



Re: Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/5/07 3:36 AM) + / -
You never, never, never remove the print head unless you are going to replace it. It is completely unnecessary and you throw off all the factory adjustments. I bet those sites did not tell you that part.

You can get a kit here that is used to flush the clog from the print head. This is something the removing the print head and soaking cannot do.

The problem sounds like the pump has failed. You can test the pump by putting some water on the cap assembly (the black thing the print head parks on0 and then run a cleaning cycle. If the water is still there then the pump is bad. If your printer was a DuraBrite ink model then I would suspect the ink purge tube was clogged.


Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/5/07 11:44 AM) + / -
I have a cx4800 and have a communication problem everytime i try to print. I have gone as far as to switch cables and reinstall the software and drivers but no communication still. I went a little further and removed all files from the registry and then reinstalled the software and same problem still. But the copy feature of the printer works fine, does anybody know how i could possibly fix this problem. PLEASE!!!!! HELP!!! Iam about to go midevil on this thing.


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/6/07 6:00 AM) + / -
I was printing hundreds of pages (in B&W) on my epson stylus cx3100 before the printer ran out of ink. I replaced the old cartridge with a new, complementary one and proceed with the printing.

After printing a couple of pages, the printer gave out a mechanical "jamming" sound and the printed pages were misaligned from that point onwards. I restart the printer but the same problem arised at that particular point (about 3/4 of the page).

There wasn't any error message coming out.

Is the problem due to wear and tear, the ink cartridge or other issues?

Thanks



Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/8/07 6:49 AM) + / -
I have a CX6600 that was purchased in October 2004. I recently replaced two ink cartridges per the LCD screen instructions, just like I always have for the past two years, except that this time after the install, no ink from those two jets (cyan and magenta) would be used in any print samples. I tried cleaning the print heads 8x with no change in results. After all those head cleanings, the black cartridge expired, and after I replaced it, so too did the black ink nozzles stop working. All that is left is yellow. I tried shutting the printer down "overnight" and starting again, with no change in results. I am using official Epson cartridges purchased from the local Staples. I am not able to find any authorized Epson Service Centers in NJ. What will be cheaper: finding some sort of repair person or purchasing a new RX580 ($179+tax)?


Re: communication problem by Anonymous (1/8/07 6:56 AM) + / -
I have had this problem on my Mac. It was always a software issue usually solved by trashing the printer profile from the Printer Setup Utility and creating a new profile.


Re: Re: communication problem by Anonymous (1/9/07 9:25 AM) + / -
My Epson Stylus C42UX has been great until yesterday. I went to print out some important documents and it seems to be printing each word out double, so they overlap each other and make have a blurry effect. Please help :D


Re: i've refilled my printer but it doesn't print! by Anonymous (1/13/07 5:28 PM) + / -
Try taking the cartridge out, put your finger over the hole where the ink comes out of the cartridge, and give it a really good shake and put it back in. This worked for my first epson printer.


Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/17/07 2:58 AM) +1 + / -
When i use win 98 , i am able to print a document from any application,
but when i use Win XP operation system then printer is not able to print any documnet.

pls reply soon



Re: Re: epson printer problems by Anonymous (1/17/07 3:03 AM) + / -
When i use win 98 , i am able to print a document from any application,
but when i use Win XP operation system then printer is not able to print any documnet.

pls reply soon



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