Question about Epson Stylus NX400 InkJet Printer
If I only have a small amount of ink in the black cartridge but no ink in the other cartridges why can i not print please
Since 2005 Epson and all other inkjet manufacturers use a little of the colors to print black. so ,no,you will not be able to print just clack.
Even color laser printers use the colors to print black.The exceptions since 2009 have been the Canon color lasers and the HP color lasers units they provide print engine for.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Epson will not print unless all carts have ink in them to some degree. If the light is on for any reason, printing will be halted.
For future reference, once the color carts have been replaced, you can set the printing defaults to print in either gray scale or BW only. Keep in mind that Epson printers tend to mess up if you don't use the ink at least once a week.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
no it cannot. Those multi-colored cartridge system requires that you put in every single color, AND ensure that they are not empty before they will print. Even if all you want is a black and white copy.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
I put alcohol in inside the printer, where you insert the ink cartruges then cleaned with paper towl and it works for me.....
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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”.
The 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 print.
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
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You will not be able to obtain black ink only printing if any cartridges have run out. This is to ensure that air is not sucked into the print head (instead of the ink that prior to the cartridge running out was available) therefore potentially damaging the printer.
In order to function, the printer will require black and colour ink cartridges to be inserted with a certain amount of ink in each cartridge.
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