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My Epson Stylus R260 will not print and continues to tell me I need to replace every single ink cartridge inspite of the fact they have all been replaced. I have repeated shut down the printer and rebooted to no avail.

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    have the same problem with my R280 brand new ink HELP!!

  • workingdog Jan 13, 2009

    using mac power pc and 10.5 the red lite stays on and the utility says I need all new cartridges. I replaced the yellow. It still says I need all new cartridges.

  • rob5228 Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. Replaced all of the cartridges, pulled the USB plug, removed power...nothing seems to jolt it back to life. I am about to return the cartidges and possible the printer to Epson for an autopsy.

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First of all,most of these ink jet printers get pretty wierd when runing out of ink or out of ink occures.so first i,d turn off the printer,take out the catridges,turn it back on,while printer is on open printer and put catridges back in,that should prompt you to align print cartridges,follow the steps and you should be ok.if not disconnect printer,uninstall all printer software and restart computer.after computer has beeb rebooted,reinstall software,do not plug printer in until the wizard tells you to,then turn power on also.and follow the steps to reinstalling your printer again,just like when you first bought it.good luck,also you can try going into the control panel clicking on printers and other hardward then double click on printers and faxes.then double click that, go to the top of that tool bar click printer go to properties and click on device setting click on the cartridges you just install click apply your done.good luck,hope i helped

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