Question about Epson Stylus CX5400 All-In-One InkJet Printer
After I ran out of the Yellow color on my Epson R280, I replaced it with a new OEM yellow catridge, and the printer status shows Yellow catridge is now full. However, that color is missing in the prints. I took the catridge out and see that the ink outlet seal sure is punched, and can even see some yellow ink on the brim. I was going to do print head cleaning, but the user guide suggested to avoid wasting ink, first do nozzle check pattern printing, and use head cleaning only if there are gaps in the pattern printed. When I tried the Nozzle check, sure enough all the other color patterns printed picture perfect without any gaps, while the Yellow one did not even print a single dot. Given that, I appreciate if someone can share their expertise on what would be the next best thing to trouble shoot/resolve the issue...
Hello sir; Why don't try to press "resume" key before you print.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Whenever your ink shows warning don't wait till in runs out before replacing it or the clogging problem will occur. also, make sure to do a print atleast every 3days to avoid it. leaving it not working for a long time is not advisable. i actually thought that the ink on the printing head dries up causing this problem.
if you think epson printers are exensive due to how fast it uses its ink, try CIS(Continuous Ink Supply). very cheap. you can print all day without worrying how much your ink costs.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
I am a long time Epson user, and I cannot express accurately how frustrated I am with the R280. I bought it just for doing mailing labels (read: black ink only) yet it used ALL colors at virtually the same rate. I printed a couple of low-rez Google maps in color, but for 95% of my printer use, I have the settings for BLACK ONLY.
When my black ink ran out, due to the others being so low, it cost me over $100 to get it running again: I had to replace all the inks -- and not at the same time... each ink color had a different amount left, so I ended up making 4 trips to the ink store, becasue by the time one color got replaced, the cleaning/start-up process would empty my other not-so-near-empty cartridges.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's NOT a cartridge if this works... I had a similar problem with a 9600 I bought on eBay that had been inoperable over 18 months. Three colors would NOT clear up after multiple power cleanings. Epson support politely solved the issue at no charge on the phone... he had me drop a few drops of warm water on the pad the printhead rests on when not printing. You have to move the printhead to the left to do that by moving up the little lever near the cutter. The pad is easier to reach with a long eye dropper. I used very warm water- not boiling. I replaced the printhead over the warm water pad for an hour. Then I repeated the process and let it be for another 60 minutes. Then I did a nozzle check and what was gummed up yellow, cyan, and magenta nozzles became clear and it's worked fine since. Good luck!
Posted on Oct 28, 2007
SOURCE: epson CX3650 printing gaps
Remove ink cartridges one by one and put it back in. If same thing happens, try
to do head cleaning and nozzle checks consecutively from the computer.
Start -> Control Panel -> Printers & Faxes (Windows XP) / Printers (Windows Vista) -> Printer Icon (right click) -> Printing Preferences -> Maintenance
You should be able to see nozzle check, click it and follow the prompt. Line patterns that corresponds to the colors of the ink cartridges would be printed. If breaks on the patterns appear, continue with head cleaning. Try to do this about 3 times until all patterns are complete.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
Don't use nozzles clean function, besides ink consuming it can cause damages that cannot be fixed: black lines on the back side of the page that will be permanent. Instead put two photo paper together (2x260 gr) and push the two papers together into the printer while printing a motive including many colors. Do so a couple of times and the clogg usually disappears. Good luck! jonk
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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