I changed all ink cartridges today, and I have reloaded them several times trying to fix the problem. The colors work fine. I have realligned, cleaned, etc. etc. And I have gone thru the manufacturers troubleshooter with no success. My daughter has a report due tomorrow, and I can't get the black ink to work.
Lift up the scanner bed (top part) of the printer to expose the cartridges.
Push the red triangle button once. Wait for the cartridge carrier to move to the middle. On the housing of the printer (the non-moving part), there is an arrow that will point to the empty cartridge.
Push the red triangle button again to see if the next cartridge is empty. Repeat this step, noting which cartridges are empty, until the cartridge carrier moves to the right. Now you can replace each cartridge that is empty.
After replacing the empty cartridges, push the red triangle button again, and the carrier will begin moving back and forth (cleaning itself). Once it stops, it should be positioned on the far right side.
Lower the scanner bed to "close" the printer. The ink light should go off and you should be able to print.
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Re: Epson CX7450 Black Ink Won't Work...
Make sure the tape has been removed from the cartridge.
The cartridge could be defective, the only way to tell is go buy a band new black epson cartridge and see if that solves your problem.
I hope this helped.
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Usually when this happens the printer fails to goes through
the motions of the printing process, kind of stands still with indicator lights
just blinking away. This could be as a result of either of these scenarios. i.Ink cartridge
has developed incompatibility or is incompatible
The Solution is to try an older/another cartridge (doesn’t matter if ink
is finished. You must replace cartridge one at a time). If lights stop blinking
it confirms that your cartridge has become incompatible or developed
incompatibility. Also if your printer is the type that can work with only one
cartridge, remove one after the other (closing back the lid/cover) to determine
which in the set (black or color) has become incompatible. At the instance the
incompatible one is removed and you close the lid, the blinking will stop (for
printers that can print with one ink cartridge only). Just replace the
incompatible one and start printing again. In most cases the issue is always
with one cartridge. But if both are affected, you have to replace both. Because
of this type of problem, always keep used cartridges somewhere safe; they come
in handy for this type of troubleshooting. ii.The Cartridge
electronic panel is dirty
The electronic panel on the cartridge that makes contact with the
cartridge carrier inside the printer is dirty and needs cleaning. This electronic panel is front part of the
cartridge with copper “dots”.
Solution is to try to clean this panel with a piece of folded tissue paper
soaked in a bit of methylated spirit. Also try to clean the area in the
cartridge carrier/holder that makes contact with the cartridge’s electronic
panel (Usually this is more difficult). If you cannot reach it with your
fingers, use a stick or something with tissue wrapped around it. Allow to dry
well and return the cartridges, close the cover. The blinking should stop if
the electronic panel is the issue. Once the blinking stops the printer will
Did you remove the cartridges when it went out of ink? If so, the printer head is clogged. Anyway, If you didn't remove the cartridges and the "a while ago" means "Long time ago", is more likely the printer head is clogged. You may need to run the "cleaning printer head" feature from the printer or replace the printer head.
Inkjet printers should be used frequently to avoid this issue.
If you are not using Epson ink, your printer will do this. Epson printers hate knock-off ink. Always use Epson ink if you want to keep your printer working properly. To solve the problem you are having, try cleaning the ink tubes. Make sure you re-install them properly. Hope this helps. Charlene
It seems that the printer computer is not getting the signal from the new cartridge. Try looking at the place where the cartridge contacts touch the printer cartridge socket. If nothing is bent out of place try rubbing the contacts a little with a paper towel
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Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head. Therefore, once one of the cartridges are expended, the printer signals you to replace the cartridge in order for printing to continue.