Question about Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I have a MacBook Pro with Leopard. I downloaded the latest drivers. I can Scan and make copies of documents, but I can't print from any application on my mac.
I had the exact same problem with the endless blank pages "printing" out. I have a MacBook Air with OSX 10.5.6.
Before I got a chance to try and delete and reinstall all the drivers all over again, my phone call was answered by a very helpful lady from Epson's support line US: 562-276-4382.
Here's how easy it was to fix: Go into Apple System Preferences, click Printer & Fax. HOLD CONTROL while clicking on the printer on the left side of the screen. When you HOLD CONTROL, it allows you to choose the option to "Reset Printers".
Click "Reset Printers", and you will see them all disappear. Simply plug in your CX8400 and click the plus button to add new printer. It will search for the driver for you if you have an internet connection. It worked for me on the first try and took only about 2 minutes total!!!!
I'd wasted so much time installing drivers and screwing with the printer before this. Save your time for things that make you happy! Share help when you can!
Posted on May 06, 2009
I was able to get it working by uninstalling and loading Printer Driver v3.88 and Epson EasyPrint v3.10 from the epson web site driver page for the printer. hope this works for you too.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
For Leopard, I fixed this by:
1) Uninstall Epson drivers (with the downloadable installer/uninstaller) http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SupportLeopard.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
2) Running the Gutenprint Uninstaller & then downloading & running the new version of Gutenprint 5.2 (I think Leopard comes with the old 5.1 version) http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1537
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
The culprit seems to be an incompatibility between Epson's Gutenprint driver (earlier version) that automatically installs with Leopard. You should delete the existing CX8400 printer from "System Preferences" and uninstall all existing drivers. Then go to Epson support page: (http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SupportLeopardDetails.jsp?oid=90342&stage=6&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&download=ftp%3A%2F%2Fftp.epson.com%2Fdrivers%2Fepson12454.dmg&pc=Epson+Stylus%3Csup%3E%AE%3C%2Fsup%3E+Series&pn=Epson+Stylus+CX8400&ft=driver&returnpage=%2Fcgi-bin%2FStore%2Fsupport%2FSupportLeopard.jsp%3FBV_UseBVCookie%3Dyes%26oid%3D90342%26stage%3D2&licenseoid=17774&why=100&fnbjm=anneflac%40hotmail.com&contact=00&submitForm.x=68&submitForm.y=10&submitForm=01#stage6) and download the updated printer and scanner drivers (2 sep downloads). I had to do this twice, but then it finally worked.
Posted on May 22, 2009
I deleted the Epson CX8400 from the print menu. Re-installed the software from the CD. When I tried to print. Everything worked. THEN
The instructions indicated that if you were on Leopard you needed to install a Leopard update at: www.epson.com/leopard. After I installed the update, I didn't even get (the previous issue) of lots of blank paper running through the printer and not printing.
So I deleted the Epson CX8400 from the print menu, again. Re-installed the software from the CD. And left it at that. It's printing just fine now.
My guess is there is something wrong with the Leopard update.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Did you try going into add printer in the print dialog box?
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
#6 is what fixed it for me. I'm using and Epson CX8400 and a MacBook Pro. Thanks, benjamin F.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
BE HAPPY----I owe you!!! I just spent three hours trying to get my Epson CX 8400 to stop spitting out blank pages, and my stomach has been burning---big time!!! I did EVERYTHING---and nothing worked, until I saw your post. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! I am SO grateful for your post. I'm still in shock that it worked---instantly!!! Please know that I so much appreciate your help.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
I had this same problem. i went to the epson site and updated all the drivers, downloaded the new gutenprint and then removed the cx8400 it from the printer tab in the settings panel, then added it again and that worked wonderfully
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Delete the printer from your printer list in System Preferences. Then add it, letting your Mac do its magic.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
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