Epson 830u Printer Red light stays on even with new ink
I have an Epson Colour Printer 830u Stylus and the button next to the on button is red. I have put in new black ink and the red light doesn't go away. I have tried removing both inks and putting them back in and have checked the cords. What else can I do please ?
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I realised that I had to replace both the ink cartridges even though I only wanted to replace the black for it to work. Once I replaced both the black and colour cartridge the red light went off. Thanks
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After few head cleaning, ink counter running low, so ink ligh (red) flashing. Then ink counter runing out, so the light stayed on. After replacing both of ink, red light stayed on, because the compatible ink (chip) not recognized by printer. Check epson status monitor. Use original ink or refill and reset ink level counter.
When red ink light flashes - one or more ink cartridges is low. When you print, a message on your screen will tell you which one(s).
When red ink light remains on - one or more ink cartridges is empty. When you try to print, a message on your screen will tell you which one(s).
Furthermore: When following the procedure for installing a new cartridge, if the red ink light was on or flashing, pressing the ink button will cause the carriage to stop with the cartridge that needs replacing under the "ink out mark" (ink droplet with a slash through it).
shellnbarry, As I stated in a previous post the red light flashing means an ink cartrdge is low but not empty. When the red light stays on it means an ink cartridge is empty. You can continue to use the printer until the red light stays on.
Remove the ink cartridges and clean the sensor below them.
Possibly ink on the blocking the sensor from reading the poper ink level.
After that put the cartridges back in and then go to printers on your PC and right-click the printer on the screen and try to locate a cleaning process or if you have software installed for the printer, run it through there.
Do it a few times if need be and then check the ink level.
Head cleaning it's normally called.
If it doesn't work, then the printer might simply need replacing.
Basically your printer says that you need to replace the waste ink pads. If this happens for the first time to this printer you can just reset the counter using SSC Service Utility (http://www.ssclg.com/epson.shtml) or if it happened more than once you shoul first replace the ink pads and then reset the counter or the printer may overflow. That's it.
Which Led light is Red ? Ink Button? Open the printer cover then press and release the ink button, printhead will move to the center in which there is an ink out indicator pointing to one of the ink, press and release the ink button several time to determine what other ink/color are out. replace inks and try printing after getting a solid green light on power button...
"Turn the printer on while holding down both the ink and paper buttons. When the paper light flashes release both buttons", then hold down the ink button for approx. half a minute until the printer lights flash again then release it. That resets the printer.”