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Wont print I have cleaned heads and done nozzle check numerous time and it wont print anything no even test results.I am using non epsom ink and have done for some time with no problem

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Have just installed new ink to my Epsom Stylus sx215 but wont print, just blank pages


Do a "nozzle check". Do you get anything?
Did you remove the tape pull-off tabs that let ink flow?
If you get nothing or very little with the nozzle check, and you did remove the tabs. do a "head clean" and try again.

Feb 14, 2015 | Epson Stylus Office Equipment & Supplies

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Print head go left and right non stop when the command for print is given - but does not print anything even when ask to do a nozzle check - the printhead goes al the way left and right again and again...


When was the last time the machine worked, please? What you describe sounds like clogged or dry print heads.

What happens if you try cleaning the heads not the standard once, but at least four time in a row without doing anything else in between, please? Don't try a test, don't switch off; just run the cleaning routine at least four times in straight row. (Sorry that might use a lot of ink)

Feb 04, 2014 | Epson Stylus Pro 9900 - 44" large-format -...

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Epson CX5500 fault number 1180 Posted by Author imageGuest on 2/17/2013 Details Despite head cleaning and nozzle check several times, the fault persists. What can I do ??


How nozzle check result? Perfectly or Appear "another" lines.
Possibility: waste ink on the bottom plate of the head. Will disappear by itself, when used continuously. Try printing with enabling "Thick paper" option.

Feb 18, 2013 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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One colour cartridge on epsom sx200 is empty yet it wont allow me to print in black only


umm... this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart frombuying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to preventthe coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are notused for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epsonrecommends printingat least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Printing inblack only option will only work if the colored inks are OK. Wheneverthe printeris turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inksget used over time even though they are not used for printing.

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Nov 25, 2009 | HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer

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Printer will only print in colour ink, not anything in black text


The issue your having is more then likely the ink cartridge itself or the printhead. Here is the steps in checking and possibly fixing the issue. Step 7 though should be done by a repair tech.

(1) Check that the orange cap or tap is not on the printhead.
(2) Remove the printhead and re-install it.
(3) Perform printhead cleaning, and visually check the test print for non-discharge of ink from nozzle.
(4) Perform head-refreshing, and visually check the test print for non-discharge of ink from nozzle.
(5) Replace the appropriate ink tank.
(6) Replace the printhead
(7) Replace the purge unit.

Jun 18, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have a c86 printer. The test on the 4 color ink patterns says nothing. I have cleaned the heads numerous times and have replace all of the ink cartidges twice. Same old situation. I have used Windex to...


You can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully
into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If you get any ink on the nozzle check, then there is hope! Repeat the head clean/ nozzle check process 2 or 3 times, but not more. Leave for 24 hours for any air bubbles to disperse, then repeat. If nothing, repeat the soak process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.

May 01, 2009 | Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer

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Can you help? After changing the cartridges, I keep getting a message about the ink head being incorrect...I am directed to press 'OK' which does not help; then to turn printer off and on again, which...


Cleaning your head might resolve your problem. Perform the below steps to clean the head:

Print Head Cleaning / Head Refreshing If the printed nozzle check pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head (Cleaning) or print head deep cleaning (Deep Cleaning). Note:
  1. Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink. Cleaning too often reduces the amount of ink in the ink tanks.

  2. Print head cleaning is performed when you connect the power cord. Your machine may perform print head cleaning periodically to avoid clogging.
Overview:
Step1:
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
To check whether the print head nozzles are clogged, print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
downicon.gif If the print quality is poor, perform print head cleaning.
Step 2:
Perform print head cleaning.
This unclogs the print head nozzles
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
To check whether the print head nozzles are clogged, print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If the print quality is still poor, perform two print head cleanings.
downicon.gif Print the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
Step 3:
Perform deep print head cleaning.
This is a more powerful cleaning.

Displaying the Maintenance screen
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on.

  2. Press the <Menu> button.

  3. Press the left or right cursor to select [Maintenance/settings], then press <OK>.

  4. Press the left or right cursor to select [Maintenance], then press <OK>.

Print Nozzle Check Pattern
  1. Press the Open button to open the output tray.

    mp500_openbutton.gif

  2. Load letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder (ASF) or the cassette.

  3. Display the Maintenance screen on the printer.

  4. Press the up or down cursor to select [Nozzle check], then press the <OK>.

    mp800_nozzlecheck.gif

  5. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK>. (The nozzle check pattern is printed.)

  6. Confirm the nozzle check pattern.
05sj00160_03a.gif 05sj00160_03b.gif < 1 > The normal nozzle check pattern
< 2 > The abnormal nozzle check pattern
< 3 > Some black ink lines are broken.
< 4 > White lines are present in the color ink pattern.
< 5 > Both black and color inks are not present.

Note:
  1. When all patterns are printed normally, press the up / down cursor button to select "All A" and press the OK button.

  2. When any patterns are printed abnormally, press the up / down cursor button to select "Also B" and press the OK button.
Print Head Cleaning:
  1. Display the Maintenance screen on the printer.

  2. Press the up or down cursor to select [Cleaning], then press <OK>.

    mp800_cleaning.gif

  3. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK> to start print head cleaning.

    Note:
    Do not do any other operations until print head cleaning is completed.


  4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status.
Deep (Print Head) cleaning:
  1. Display the Maintenance screen.

  2. Press the up or down cursor to select [Deep cleaning], then press <OK>.

    mp800_deepcleaning.gif

  3. Press the up or down cursor to select [Yes], then press <OK> to start print head deep cleaning.

    Note:
    Do not do any other operations until print head deep cleaning is completed.


  4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status.

    Note:
    If the printed result does not improve even after doing print head deep cleaning, turn off the printer. Then, after 24 hours or later, do print head deep cleaning again. (After a given time interval, ink could dissolve itself, resulting in ink unclogging.)

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Apr 22, 2009 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epsom stylus c84 major lines thru pages. Already cleaned heads.


Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select head clean). Now run a nozzle check (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Is there any sign of ink on the paper. Try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print.

If you have already done lots of head cleans with no result, and you're sure you have good ink cartridges properly installed, then You can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully
into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If you get any black ink on the nozzle check, then there is hope! Repeat the process
until you get a full black nozzle check. If nothing, repeat the process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.

Mar 29, 2009 | Epson Stylus C84 InkJet Printer

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Epsom stylus all in one dx7450


press 'Control' + 'P' on a page (as tho you want to print)
click 'Maintenance'
there you'll find various options to clean heads etc, that should do it. tho it does deplete your inks considerably each attempt. & you'll probably find it needs more than one clean.Good luck!

Jun 08, 2008 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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Poor colour


1. Ensure that the printer is powered on.
2. Press the <Menu> button.

3. Use the [<] or [>] cursor button to select 'Maintenance/settings', then press the <OK> button.
4. Use the [<] or [>] cursor button to select 'Maintenance', then press the <OK> button.
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How to print a nozzle check pattern

1. Extend the paper output tray. (Confirm that the paper thickness lever is set to the left.)

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder.

3. Display the MAINTENANCE screen. (See How to display MAINTENANCE above.)

4. Use the <up / down > cursor button to select NOZZLE CHECK and press the <OK> button.
5. Use the <up / down> cursor button to select Yes, then press the <OK> button. The nozzle check pattern is printed.

6. Confirm the nozzle check pattern.
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The normal nozzle check pattern

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The abnormal nozzle check pattern


White lines are present ,black and/or color inks are not present.
- When all patterns are printed normally, press the <up / down> cursor button to select 'All A' and press the <OK> button.

- When any patterns are printed abnormally, press the <up / down> cursor button to select 'Also B' and press the <OK> button.
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How to do print head cleaning
Note: Cleaning the print head consumes a certain amount of ink.

1. Display theMAINTENANCE screen. (See How to display MAINTENANCE above.)

2. Use the <up / down > cursor button to select CLEANING and press the <OK> button.
3.Use the <up / down> cursor button to select 'Yes', then press the OK button to start print head cleaning.

Note: Do not do any other operations until cleaning is completed.



4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status. (See How to print a nozzle check pattern above.)
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How to do print head deep cleaning

Note: Print head deep cleaning consumes more ink than print head cleaning.
Perform this procedure only when print head cleaning cannot resolve the print problem.


1. Display the MAINTENANCE screen. (See How to display MAINTENANCE above.)

2. Use the <up / down> cursor button to select DEEP CLEANING and press the <OK> button.
3. Use the <up / down> cursor button to select 'Yes', then press the <OK> button to start print head deep cleaning.


Note: Do not do any other operations until deep cleaning is completed.

4. Print the nozzle check pattern and check the print head status. (See How to print a nozzle check pattern above.)

Note: If the printed result does not improve even after doing print head deep cleaning, turn off the printer. Then, after 24 hours or later, do print head deep cleaning again. After a given time interval, ink could dissolve itself, resulting in ink unclogging.
When the printed result does not improve even after these steps, replacement of ink cartridges may be required.

Nov 14, 2007 | Canon Pixma iP6600D InkJet Photo Printer

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