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Epson 1280 red light stays on after i change my cartridge,it sy i'm out of black ink

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Hello, I have the same issue with my red color ink light and green light flashing. The utility shows color ink cartridge empty even though I just put back in a new one. It won't cycle or recognize the cartridge. I am a Mac G5 user and my printer is the Epson Stylus 1280. Is there another utility program that can help reset my ink cartridges that you can recommend for Mac users?

  • Hughbear Mar 05, 2009

    Epson Stylus Photo 1280 gets to the point where it rarely accepts new ink cartridges. This Robber Barron Printer costs us several hundred dolars to operate. The best thing to do is put it in the dump when it does this so you don't go broke, and avoid purchasing any Epson Products so they will eventally get the message that no one likes them any more.



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Go on line and down load this utility When program is installed- double click on the the icon in the lower task bar and select the printer type. Then right click on the icon in the lawer task bar- there you will see a range of tool to manipulate the printer ink system- try -reset black.

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