New black ink cartridge installed, message is "out of ink"
Using epson cartridges, only the black one was empty, replaced it today, now printer won't work at all, when I try to print the message on my laptop is "out of ink". Have tried reloading cartridge to no avail.
Re: new black ink cartridge installed, message is "out of...
It seems that the printer computer is not getting the signal from the new cartridge. Try looking at the place where the cartridge contacts touch the printer cartridge socket. If nothing is bent out of place try rubbing the contacts a little with a paper towel
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I had a Epson printer that would not print or even allow me to use the scanner because the colored ink was out. Even though I had full black ink, it still would not let me print until i replaced the colored ink.
Unfortunately the Epson stylus needs both ink cartridges to print. I've tried useing an emty cartidge to "fool" the printer,but that won't work. When my Epson was ready for replacement I bought a printer (Lexmark) that prints with one cartridge empty.
Hi, this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart from buying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to prevent the coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are not used for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epson recommends printing at least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Printing in black only option will only work if the colored inks are OK. Whenever the printer is turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inks get used over time even though they are not used for printing.
Lift up the scanner bed (top part) of the printer to expose the cartridges.
Push the red triangle button once. Wait for the cartridge carrier to move to the middle. On the housing of the printer (the non-moving part), there is an arrow that will point to the empty cartridge.
Push the red triangle button again to see if the next cartridge is empty. Repeat this step, noting which cartridges are empty, until the cartridge carrier moves to the right. Now you can replace each cartridge that is empty.
After replacing the empty cartridges, push the red triangle button again, and the carrier will begin moving back and forth (cleaning itself). Once it stops, it should be positioned on the far right side.
Lower the scanner bed to "close" the printer. The ink light should go off and you should be able to print.
epson printers won't really print if one cartridge is not detected or detected as empty. the only option that i can suggest to you is that, buy a continous ink kit at any ink refilling station in your place. i highly recommend that dont leave a cartridge empty with ink cause it might clog your printhead. using a continous ink system's cartridge is auto reset, whenever the printer says that the cartridge is empty, it will automatically resets itself. ink refill kit comes with 100+ml of ink per color i think. and it is much cheaper using original epson ink.