You should be able to see nozzle check, click it and follow the prompt.
Line patterns that corresponds to the colors of the ink cartridges
would be printed. If breaks on the patterns appear, continue with head cleaning. Try to do this about 3 times until
all patterns are complete.
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If the printer is printing blank pages, make sure you are using the correct printer driver and make sure the paper size is correctly selected in the driver. If the printer is printing black only, the "Ink" option in the printer driver may be set to "Black" instead of "Color" or a setting in the software may be set to print black only. Also, the print head nozzles may be clogged.
A head cleaning and nozzle check must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check, 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 the nozzle check is not printing completely, and if the head cleanings do not help the nozzle check pattern to print completely, turn the printer off overnight and try the cleaning cycles again.
Try a new ink cartridge. Also, make sure you are using a genuine ink cartridge and has the same number as your old catridge.
This should be the problem of print head ink nozzle block.The nozzle for the black ink cartridge got dry.So the ink getsdried state.It won't allow any inks passing through the micro nozzles.Head cleaning won't help with the heavy nozzle block.So try replacing a new black cartridge or else bring the printer to the nearest service center.It'll help so.
Found this on the Web for Your Printer. You can download the Manual from Epson.
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http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/nx100_/nx100_qr.pdf Checking the Print Head Nozzles If your printouts are faint or have gaps in them, some of the nozzles in the print head may be clogged or ink may be running low in one or more of the ink cartridges. Follow the steps below to check the print head nozzles. 1. Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder. 2. Turn off the NX100 Series. 3. Hold down the y Stop button as you press the P On button to turn the NX100 Series back on. Hold down both buttons until the P On light begins to flash, then release the buttons. Cleaning the Print Head 21 4. Check the nozzle check pattern that prints to see if there are gaps in the lines. 5. If there are no gaps, the print head is clean. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean the print head as described in the next section. Cleaning the Print Head If print quality has declined and the nozzle check pattern indicates clogged nozzles, you can clean the print head. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if necessary. Note: You cannot clean the print head if an ink cartridge is expended, and you may not be able to clean it when a cartridge is low. You must replace the cartridge first (see page 23). 1. Make sure the NX100 Series is on and the B ink light is off. 2. Hold down the y Stop button for three seconds to start the cleaning cycle, which lasts around one minute. Caution: Never turn off the NX100 Series during head cleaning or you may damage it. 3. When the P On light stops flashing, run a nozzle check (as described on page 20) to verify that the print head is clean. 4. If there are still gaps or lines, or the test patterns are faint, run another cleaning cycle and check the nozzles again. Note: If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head two times, turn off your NX100 Series and wait at least six hours to let any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning the print head again. If quality does not improve, one of the ink cartridges may need to be replaced. If that doesn’t help, contact Epson as described on page 31. If you do not use your NX100 Series often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality. Good Luck and Please rate me.
If you are not using Epson ink, your printer will do this. Epson printers hate knock-off ink. Always use Epson ink if you want to keep your printer working properly. To solve the problem you are having, try cleaning the ink tubes. Make sure you re-install them properly. Hope this helps. Charlene
You have to run a head cleaning cycle:
Follow these steps to clean the print head:
Make sure the Stylus CX is on and the ink light is off.
Hold down the ink button for 3 seconds until the On light starts flashing. The Stylus CX runs a head cleaning cycle and the On light flashes.
Never turn off the Stylus CX while head cleaning is in progress. You may damage it.
When the On light stops flashing, turn off the Stylus CX.
Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder.
Press the ink and On buttons together and hold them down for about 3 seconds. The Stylus CX turns on and prints a test pattern, which includes a nozzle check. Shown below are some examples of what the nozzle check may look like:
Nozzle check pattern with no gaps
Nozzle check pattern with gaps
Examine the nozzle check. If it does not look like the nozzle check pattern with no gaps as shown above, repeat steps 2 through 6.
If you don't see any improvement after cleaning the print head three times, turn off the Stylus CX and wait overnight. This lets any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning the print head again.
If you do not use your Stylus CX often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.
Run a series of head cleaning
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing. Make sure there are no error lights or messages appearing in the LCD.
NOTE: You cannot clean the print head if the any of the cartridges are expended. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge before proceeding.
2. Load letter size paper.
3. Click on START, CONTROL PANEL, PRINTER & FAXES then right click on CX3200 printer Icon then select printing preferences
4. Click on the UTILITY or MAINTENANCE tab, then click on HEAD CLEANING.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the printhead. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which time the printer makes some noise and the power light flashes. Never turn off the printer while the power light is flashing, unless the printer has not moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
6. When the power light stops flashing click PRINT NOZZLE CHECK PATTERN and then click NEXT.
7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its lines, click FINISH. If the pattern has any gaps, click CLEAN to clean the printhead again.
8. If the situation continues after three cleaning cycles and nozzle checks, replace one of the affected ink cartridge(s).
9. Once the cartridge(s) has been replaced, please follow steps one through seven up to three times.
If the nozzle check still has gaps after you have run at least 3 consecutive cleaning cycles and replaced the affected ink cartridge(s) with genuine Epson inks, your printer will require service.
Hi , i hava same printer like this , the printer need to reset , the counter are exceed the limit number of copies printed so need to reset the printer , you may visit the web site enter the printer number so they wiill able to identified the machine for downloading reseter.