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I HOPE I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS TRIED TO SAVE A BUCK. I ORDERED A GENERIC BRAND AND IT FIT FINE BUT THE QUALITY WAS AWFUL. I ORDERED MY INK FOR THE 5100 ALL IN ONE BLACK AND WHITE INK. I INSTALLED IT AND THE TROUBLE STARTED ITS AWFUL. FIRST THE BLACK INK , IF IT PRINTS AT ALL IS TO LIGHT TO SEE NEVER MIND READ. THE COLORED LOOKS LIKE A UFO GOT HOLD OF MY PRINTER. I HAVE TO TELL YOU MY HUSBAND AND I ARE NOT REAL SMART ABOUT THIS STUFF SO I REALLY NEED HELP. IM EVEN WORSE ON THE COMPUTER, PLEASE HELP ME FIX MY PRINTER, THANKS FRAN

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Just Checking . Pull out the ink and see if the ink is comeing out . take a pice of tolit paper and rub gently on the bottem.This is to remove the crust that builds up.Then reinstall and realign the ink cartrege in the settings.

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Yes it is always recommended to use the brand name ink for your printer. I know it cost a little more but the quality is better. Not much you can do except take it out and throw it away and get a new cartridge. The longer the Generic stays in the worse you're problems will be, especially if the ink leaks into the rollers...

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Why have my ink pads come to an end already and how do you change them i have an epson px700w?



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You do not say which operating system you are using.


You do not say if you are using original Epson branded or compatible generic brand cartridges.

You do not say if the printer is new and if this is your first cardtridge change, or not.

Sometimes the cartidges that come with the printer are low volume, starter cartridges. The 2 types of cartridges have slightly different codes to distinguish them.

Some people prefer generic brand, compatible cartridges, which are generally cheaper but can be of inferior quality and some can contain inferior quality ink. Others prefer original Epson branded cartridges, which can be more expensive.

Some Epson printers can take both economy volume and high volume cartridges.

In Windows operating systems, generally:

Start > (Control Panel) > Printer(s) > right click on Epson PX700W icon > Printing Preferences > Maintenance > Ink Cartridge Replacement > follow on screen instructions > head cleaning >print test page.

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Print a document > Print Dialog Box > click "How To..." > Maintenance > Ink Cartridge Replacement > follow on screen instructions> head cleaning >print test page.

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