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Printer wont work just feeds paper straight through

I got my printer about four years ago with the computer but it hasnt been used for 12 months now when i try to print the red and green light is on and when i press the red button the paper just feeds straight through there is new ink in it but no movement of printing detected

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  • Martin Smallridge
    Martin Smallridge May 11, 2010

    @Nicholas:

    It sounds like you may have a problem with the printer requiring a service... Normally you would get a warning via status monitor telling you what the problem was.

    Could you please provide additional information as to what the lights are doing (flashing, staying on, flashing alternately), etc... and I can probably help from there.


    @ginko: This is not a driver issue which probably explains the "thanks for trying".


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First try reinstalling driver software on your computer.

Either use printer CD or download from website:

Epson Driver Download

Epson America, Inc. - Support

If problem persists after downloading software, then that means that ink had clogged the printheads after drying up on old installed cartridges.
In that case either order a new printhead from Epson, or replace the printer.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 03, 2009

    Well, that was free help, thanks for negative rating given, I wish
    users can give positive rating with same promptness, when answer is
    helpful.

    I must remember not to answer free questions like yours anymore in future, it does not reward.

    Goodbye.

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