Remove and Install Cartridges
Be sure you have your replacement cartridges
handy before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
Turn on the
Epson Stylus CX8400 Series.
If a cartridge is low or expended, you see a message on the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series LCD
display screen. If a cartridge is expended, you must replace it to be able to print. If a cartridge is low, you can continue printing until the cartridge needs replacement.
If you’re replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series
LCD display screen, press Setup
, select Maintenance
, and press OK
. Then select Change Ink Cartridge
and press OK
Open the scanner.
Open the cartridge cover.
Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight up to remove it. Dispose of it
carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
Before opening the new cartridge package, shake it four or five times. (Do not shake a
cartridge after opening the package; ink may leak.)
Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green chip on the
Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.
Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place.
Once you replace all the necessary cartridges, close the cartridge cover and push it down until
it clicks into place.
Close the scanner.
to begin charging the ink. This takes about 2 minutes.
When you see a completion message on the LCD display screen, ink charging is finished.
Never turn off the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink.
If you see an ink replacement message on the LCD display screen, press OK
and press down all the cartridges securely.
If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series with the label facing upward. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area, and do not store the cartridge upside down.
If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the cartridge.