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Epson cx8400 printer error

I just bought this printer and after installing the ink and turning it on it said there was a printer error. Itdidn't even prime the ink. Does anyone know what to do with this problem?

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Basic thing to do is take out the inks.
Check for any obstructions in the printer ( packaging tapes ).
Reinsert the cartridges if same error persist

Recommendations > Have it returned / replaced to the Place of Purchase or Call Epson Tech Support
to avail the warranty options for your printer.

I believe it has a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase

be ready with the proof of purchase and serial number of the printer if your planning to call Epson Tech Support.


Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus CX8400 Paper Jam Error

I have the same exact problem of paper half torn removed but I can not see the other half anywhere. The printer has hardly worked for at the most six pages and now showing paper jam error. How do I fix it?

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: epson stylus cx8400 cannot recognize ink cartridges

I had the same problem except it would not recognize any of the ink cartridges. I kept hitting the OK button over and over again with the same cartridges in place not removing them at all and it finally recognized them. Decided to go to maintenance on the printer to do a test, and it went right back to not recognizing the cartridges. So i pressed the OK button over and over again until it finally recognized all the cartridges again, but this time i did not try and go into the maintenance to do a test run. Plugged it up to the computer and it has been working ever since. So press the OK button until it recognizes the cartridges, and run no tests on it is what my solution was for the problem. Really is a pain but it works now.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson CX8400 ink cartridges run out early

Epson gives you a miserable 12 ml of ink. Then it reports empty when there is still 10-15% of the ink left. I saw someone set up a brand new CX8400, print a single 4x6 photo and it said he was out of cyan. I use reusable cartridges from http://www.ccs-digital.com They hold 20 ml, which is 2/3 more ink. The chips automatically reset to full if you take the cartridge out and put it back in, so you get to use every drop. The ink is in a separate container inside the main cartridge. When it's really empty, you pop out the ink tank and pop in a new one. The tanks are under $3 each. I think this is brilliant because it's like refilling only it avoids the risks and mess of refills.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson cx8400 Black Ink Cartridge doesn't work on Printing

I put alcohol in inside the printer, where you insert the ink cartruges then cleaned with paper towl and it works for me.....

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I have an epson cx8400 and i replaced the black ink cartridge but theres an error message saying that i need to replace other ink coartridges. I just want to print in black, how do i bypass the error...


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i have this link below that gives you allinformation about your Epson printer. specifically the manual , required for review to address the issue with the ink cartridge error.

Run a Printer Check A printer check will help you determine if the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series is operating properly. 1. Turn off the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series and your computer, if connected. 2. Disconnect any connected USB cables. 3. Load plain paper in the sheet feeder. 4. Press Setup. 5. Select Maintenance and press OK. 6. Select Nozzle Check and press OK. 7. Press cx7400_cx8400_ug.1.109.1.jpg Start. 8. The Epson Stylus CX8400 Series begins printing the nozzle check pattern. • If the page prints, your Epson Stylus CX8400 Series is operating. Your problem may be caused by your computer, cable, software, or setting selections. Check for additional solutions or re-install your software. If the pattern on the page has gaps, clean or align the print head. • If the page does not print, the Epson Stylus CX8400 Series may have a problem. Check for additional solutions. If they don't work, contact Epson.

general= http://www.epson.ca/cgi-bin/ceStore/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=90342


manual = http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/cx84__/cx84__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

Nov 13, 2010 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have an Epson CX8400 and have replaced the Epson ink cartridges with non-Epson ink cartridges. This has worked in other Epson printers I have owned, but this printer keeps coming up with error messages...


It sounds like the cartridge chips are incompatible so you've probably been sold/sent the wrong cartridges.

It's possible that the printer you have is a later version with an updated firmware which has been programmed to refuse cartridge chips that were compatible with the first printers produced of this model but as the CX8400 is a relatively old printer I'd be a bit surprised if that were the case.

It's also possible that the cartridge chips are badly aligned, soiled (ie: dirty), or that the contact wires in the printhead (the thin/delicate wires that make contact with the chip when the cartridge is installed) are damaged.

Easiest way to tell if the cartridge chips are the problem though is to get a completely different cartridge, preferably some originals and see if they are accepted or not.

Hope that helps.

Martin

May 21, 2010 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ok I have a cx8400 all-in-one Epson printer. I was out of black ink so I started using composite black. Also ran out of color ink so I bought the black cartridge and installed it. Now the printer says i...


If a cartridge is expended, you must replace it to be able to print. If a cartridge is low, you can continue printing until a cartridge needs replacement. You cannot print or copy when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not expendedI have come across this issue many times and unforunately you have to replace the colour carts in order to continue to use the printer.

Sep 12, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have an Epson CX8400 printer and I just installed new ink cartridges (genuine Epson)all four and I get the error message "cannot recognize ink cartridges".


Try the following:

1. double check the part numbers of the cartridges and also their expiration date.
2. reseat the cartridges
3. after you place the cartridges back, close the scanner part and press and release the stop button.
4. If same issue, either an issue with the cartridge(s) involved or the printer itself

Hope this help

Feb 25, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Epson dx8400


Unfortunately your only option at present is to take the printer to an Epson Service center and have it serviced to replace the waste ink absorbers/pads.

If you can afford to wait you could mothball (store) the printer and wait for a reset utility to become available for your model printer. Once you have that you could then install an external waste ink kit (google: waste ink epson).

At present though your options are very limited.

Hope that helps.

Feb 14, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer error


Did you remove all shipping blocks and the plastic tape on the cartridges?

Jan 31, 2009 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink


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. Caution:
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability. 1. 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. 2. Open the scanner. 3. Open the cartridge cover. 4. 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. Warning:
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. 5. Before opening the new cartridge package, shake it four or five times. (Do not shake a cartridge after opening the package; ink may leak.) 6. Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green chip on the cartridge. 7. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge. Caution:
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak. 8. Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place. 9. Once you replace all the necessary cartridges, close the cartridge cover and push it down until it clicks into place. 10. Close the scanner. 11. Press OK 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. Caution:
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.

Nov 10, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Epson printer CX8400


Let me know if you find it--my computer and the printer show that my ink cartridges are full, but blank paper comes out when I try to print.

Jul 23, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Epson Cx8400 waste ink pad error


this site is widely used for this problem.
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

Jul 22, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I had a problem with one of my Epson ink cartriges and called the company and they replaced it for free. Also many companies that sell knock off ink cartridges now have fixed the problem and now they are recognized by the printer.

Jul 11, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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