Red ink cartridge (genuine) replaced and worked for a while - now stopped. Cleaned several times but still not printing red. All other colours working. Assume system must be clogged - how can I get the ink "pumping" again?
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Be sure you are using genuine epson ink. Epson printers are "smart" and will not allow generic ink to work properly. Even after you replace a generic with a genuine it may take several print outs and alignments to get it to print again.
Hi Good day!!! Maybe your print head is clooged (red) Then most about 98% are more likely to be an ink clog which just needs to be unclogged using something like print head cleaning solution Basically, if a print head has been left unused for some time... moisture inside the ink begins to evaporate and instead of liquid ink, a thick inky jelly begins to form inside the print head.
When this occurs white lines appear in prints and most people not realizing the problem, will replace their inks... But when that does not work. Some assume they have an electrical fault, and replace their print head, others will replace their printer !
But provided there is no obvious print head damage? In 98% of cases it simply needs a little patience and print head cleaning solution injecting directly into the print head to dissolve the dried ink trapped inside. This will dissolve the clog and allow your expensive ink to flow once again. Most will then print as new.
I was getting green tinges for a long time and even though I cleaned everything it still happened. I had also used non genuine cartridges.
Eventually I took the cartridges out and gently wiped clean where the ink actually goes in and this worked. I have always been told that non genuine cartridges will ruin you printer?????? I now have all genuine back in and it works with no tinges. Was is the cartridges that clogged it - I don't know. But now that I know how to clean I will propably use the cheaper ones.
Ink button on? Check status monitor? I think is ink out message. Head cleaning for several time, throw ink too much. If u don't use CISS, after instaled ink tank, just wait for 1 hour before use printer. Ink will flow to head itself.
Assuming genuine ink cartThis worked for me on a HP printer
1.Try print black text ,and run many copies black only. I ran 25x12 times still no black. Run head clean after about each 50 sheets. Persevered and finally BLACK ink OK
Good Luck Inkypete
In my expirence with ink cartridges is that they can be faulty strait out of the box both Genuine and non-genuine (a lot more of the time on the non-genuine). My advice would to go out and get yourself a set of the genuine manufactures ink and to try those. If that works take the others back to place of purchase for a refund.
You may have to run the cleaning function several times to purge any other ink out of the machine.
Hope this will give you hints. To pin point directly you need to replace printer head. But before replacing please consider suction cartridge caps or nozzle by cleaning and freeing clogged airways by dettaching manually. I understand that the long time being not used has caused the problem. However if you can still use black and other colors then used it than complicating downtime in repairing procedures. Yes, you are right no need to clean deeper more than three times it will consume inks half empty. Have a nice day.
I have an X5495 Lexmark and have recently been getting this **** "unsupported cartridge" rubbish. OS is XP SP2.
My history with this printer has been: -when new, the printer worked fine until I needed to replace the original ink tanks. I refilled them, but could not get the printer functional again....nil print at all. After much frustration, I was informed by a little birdie that the cartridges that originally come with the printer will not work if refilled. Great. They are one use only. -replaced with genuine high yield tanks. Then worked fine. Refilled once, possibly twice with suitable non genuine ink. Still working fine. -once black ink tank ran low this time, refilled it and symptoms of no print from Word docs, not all parts of a web page would print. Surprisingly, photos off hard disc print ok.(??????) -replaced black with genuine tank and colour with remanufactured tank. Error message of "unsupported tank". Now no print at all. -left new genuine black cartridge in and refitted genuine colour cartridge that I have previously refilled. -all print now ok.....finally.
Maybe they have a copy limit or the integrated print head in the black has crapped itself????????
During this process, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver several times. I have found that it has to be COMPLETELY uninstalled. Using the Lexmark uninstall function does not remove all parts of the software (Lexmark toolbar for one). If the software is not completely uninstalled, you will get a spurious unrelated and rubbish pop up that installation cannot continue because of "insufficient processor speed" with a spurious set of numbers after it. This message bears no relation to the solution.
I have found that you need to search and delete ALL Lexmark files that you can find after the uninstall. I have also deleted entries from registry.....1 entry only from memory (be CAREFUL with registry). Then reboot system.
The driver should then reinstall correctly and fully.
Why do they make it so damn hard? Don't think I'll buy a Lexmark next time.......
Just replace the non genuine inks with proper Canon ones and then do about 4 full cleans, that should fix it. If not you will have to replace the printhead, which is usually caused by using non genuine ink. Good luck