Question about Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer

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No ink on pages

My epson printer stopped putting the ink on the pages.. it shows like it is writting the articles but nothing happens.i have put new ink in,i have tried to print test pages,i have cleaned the head 3-4 times, and did the nozzel check. all the things it gives options for in the printer settings on the computer. do i need to go buy a new one or am i missing something, my printer is about 2 1/2 years old. thank you jeanne

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  • thankful1 Nov 25, 2007

    When replacing 3 empty ink cartridges on my Epson Stylus C86 this weekend, all 3 stopped providing any ink. The black, which I did not change is the only one that works. The other 3 show that they are full of ink. I've removed them and placed them in again several times. I've cleaned the heads, but only black will print on the test page. I removed the cartridges and cleaned the tubes below, which I found were not plugged. Is it time for a new printer? If anyone knows how to fix this, PLEASE let me know! Thank you!

  • Bertis Jan 11, 2008

    Epson Stylus C86 installed June 2007. Has worked well until red light blinked... so changed all cartriges and no results on paper.

    New cartriges (4) installed, monitor checked ok many times, nozzels cleaned many times, head cleaned many times,and print head alignment done many times. Still No printing (ink) on paper coming through the printer...

    Suggestions please. Many thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I had this happen with another epson c86 that I purchased previously. What gives?

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem.. I am receiving blank copies on everything that I print.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    same problem I print nothing comes out, new cartridges and all, What are the sponges and how do you go about removing and cleaning them any help?

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Try cleaning the small tube that is located under the sponges. When it becomes clogged no ink will go to paper. Move ink cartridge cradle to the left,now pull out wiper sponges,clean them and flush out tube re-install sponges and do test page.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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Jeanne: I have the same problem. Seems to have begun after I tried putting the printer on a wireless network. That didn't work, and now, neither does the printer. I downloaded new drivers, in addition to running the utilities. If you want to try that, go to http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=41661&prodoid=46048263&infoType=Downloads&platform=All Please let me know if you have had any luck finding a fix for you C86. Sorry about the accidental rhyme. This ain't no laughing matter. windwing@sbcglobal.net

Posted on Dec 28, 2006

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