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Help! Can i still do in CX3900 printing even one my ink is runout?

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Re: Help! can print to a file, but when there's no ink, you get some interesting paper with lines and images.

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Will the Epson cx3900 print if one of the coloured cartrige is empty

No unfortunately the printer will not print unless all cartridges are present and have an adequate supply of ink inside them. Even if your only printing black and the black cartridge is there and full, it will still need the color cartridge ot be present and partically full of ink in order to print.

Aug 15, 2011 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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Poor print quality, not fully black with white lines through text/images.

The white lines are caused by some CLOGGED ink-jets that are not spraying the ink onto the paper at the appropriate time.

Start the Epson printer-software, and run a "print-head-cleaning-cycle", to try to UNCLOG those ink-jets.

Oct 17, 2010 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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My epson CX3900 not printing in black. colour printing is very good i did many head cleaning with the epson utility but not help at all. my black ink cartridge is full, is there any other way of fixing the...

1. Have you checked the protective tape that covers the contact area on the cartridge.
2. this may be a clogged head on the black cartridge side of the print head even though you used the print head cleaning utility.
3. You may have to contact the manufacturer to see what they recommend as how to clean the print head properly.

Apr 19, 2010 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epson CX3900 says all cartridges empty but not true

Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!

Also go thru the utility to change cartridges. This will make the chip know that you have all new cartridges and will move the ink station in place.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......

I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

Feb 04, 2010 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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Head problem

Try to cleaning the print head. We even turned it off between uses to ensure the print head correctly parked on the rubber boot in the ink-purge area.
Thanks Good Luck

Mar 07, 2009 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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How can I print using colour cartridges when I'm out of black?

Some printers don't allow that. my r265 for instance, and my brother's newer epson. a lot of newer printers requier all inks to be there, even if they're not necesery for the current print.
sorry, looks like you need all of them, too.

Dec 18, 2008 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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Default print black ink only

buy all the other colors, it won't print if any cartridge is empty.

Mar 24, 2008 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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Can i still print in CX3900?

Yes but you wont get any blue, or maybe just a tinge but it would be crap, so to answer, yes you can actually still print though

Nov 07, 2007 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epson STYLUS CX3900 Black colour not printing

Are you using gen. epson cart? If not then try that first.

Sounds like you have a block black print head there are many posts on that subject.

Nov 04, 2007 | Epson STYLUS CX3900 All-In-One InkJet...

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