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You are asking because you got a message like this: parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life?Read about it at this link:http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Storesupport/InkPadsForm.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes. 4 options: 1. Reset the printer with the utility above (after realizing that IF the pads are actually near full, which I've only seen once, ink will start overflowing onto your desk sometime in the future (put the printer on a baking pan for safety). 2a. Replace pads yourself (a pain and cost more than the printer is worth) parts drawing and parts are available at:http://www.compassmicro.com/ The rest is disassembly- either the service manual - you might find free (or a YouTube video), but definitely for $ at:http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=2_39 JUST DON'T TRY DOING THIS WITHOUT some guidance- you will end up at option 3 eventuallyif you do this you will still need to do # 1 to reset the counter2b. Have service firm do it ( way more than the printer is worth) 3a.If you really "love" that C84, or have a bunch of ink - look on Craigslist or ebay 3b. Buy "refurbished" epson printer with warranty, inks and probably free shipping at:http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/EsHome.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
You will need to get it to reset to normal. If you tried turing off/on and it does not clear, try the following:
1) Unplug the power from the rear of the printer for 30 seconds.
2) Plug it back in and press power button. if you hear the carriage moving, immediately pull the power cord out againg from the rear. If it does not move, open the lid as if to change cartridges...when it moves, pull the plug. The idea is to stop it where you can remove the cartridges.
3) If you are succesfull with steps 1 & 2, close the lid and plug the power cable back in.
4) Power on and see if it prompts you for cartridges.
5) If so, install the cartridges in the proper manner as instructed in the manual.
Did you use Original Epson Cartridge?
I have learned from experience, that Epson does not like generic ink. You must use Epson Genuine Cartridges. Hopefully, you haven't screwed up the printer, like I did. I did try cleaning the heads and doing everything possible. Use 2 cartridges of ech set, for cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. ......But Nothing. Had to go out and purchase a new printer.; Good Luck :0(
Nov 12, 2009- Funny. hahahahah, Me too! I would say, about 2 dozen cartridges to be exact.
lol :0) :0) :0) :0) :0) :0)
" Thank you. Called Epson also and they didn't say it as directly, but advised real Epson ink too. Hope I didn't kill the printer! Generic ink for sale " - mclamemo
If you only bought refill ink rather than a refill kit, and don't have rubber plugs, you can successfuly re-seal the filling hole using a small amount of epoxy resin e.g. araldite. This is easy to remove with a sharp knife the next time you want to fill it. Note the need for a cartridge re-setting tool - these can be purchased very cheaply on E-Bay.
Hi, Linda You may buy cartriges of different producers. Depending on producer on them can be or be not special yellow detachable labels. These are an yellow labels must be removed from them. Then put cartridges back. And try to clean head 4-5 times. And check nozzle test. Good luck.
Sorry but It uses Durabrite ink which tends to turn into hard gel if not printed
at least once a week. Its less painful and expensive to just
throw the printer out and buy a new one. I recommend the canon PIXMA
ip3500. It lets you remove the printhead for cleaning unlike the Epson.
If you want to try your luck at unclogging the printer heres a link to
a unclogging kit but be warned that results are not guaranteed!
The durabrite inks that EPSON invented is brilliant when you print pictures but it tends to harden very easily
If any of the ink cartridges are needing to be replaced, the Epson C84 will not print, you will have to change the cartridge, if you lift up the printer lid the carrier will stop at the empty ink colour.