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How to fix print problems on Epson All-In-One Inkjet printers.

When your Epson Inkjet printer outputs paper with nothing printed on it you have one of two problems. Either your cartridge is empty and needs replaced or your driver is corrupt and needs reinstalled.

If the cartridge has been replaced you probably do not have a catridge issue.

To establish which problem you have print a test page from the printer. You need to hold down the cartridge button while turning the unit on. This works on most Epson printers but if it does not work for you, try holding down the next button while turning on and keep changing the button you hold down until the unit prints a test page. You will be able to tell when you have the correct button as the lights will continue flashing until the page prints.

If the test page prints OK, you need to install a new driver. You can do it with the disc that came with the unit but it would be better to go to the Epson website and download the newest driver. They have probably corrected what caused your problem in the first place. The website and driver is located at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SupportIndex.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&expansion=0100000 .

Using their search engine plug in your model number and follow the download instructions. Install the software, shutdown and restart your computer and you should be back in business. If during the test page print you get nothing on the paper, I would replace the inkjet cartridge.


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