I have done all the 8 steps of checking for all the reasons fo rthe flashing light. I have cleaned the cart. heads and where they match. I have unplugged and replugged. I have done the same for the parallel connection. A few times after doing this the light will stop flashing, but as soon as I send a print job to it, it is back doing it and nothing happens I don't know what else to do.
This started when the ink was running low, it sat a few weeks till I could get the ink replaced and now nothing. What do you think?
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you will have to spend more money my friend! the epson ink is called durabrite, the cheaper cart you got is water based, the head should have been flushed before hand to remove the durabrite ink, what has happened is the 2 types of ink have mixed in the head and set. the only way to fix this is to remove the head from printer and have it ultrasonic cleaned, i had the same problem and tryed cleaning products with no affect! the only wat is to get it ultrasonic cleaned, or if you have the epson carts, put them back in and try and get it exchanged if still under a year old. as a new head is about the same price of the printer, however argos has the printer on offer at this min for only £39.99 which is cheaper than ink. oh yea, the reason that the printer is now not seeing the carts is that doing back to back cleans emptys a new set of carts after only 5 or 6 head cleans so your new ink is now useless, sorry for the bad news.
have you done head cleaning ? after few clean, is there any ink on your print out? if still no print out.. make sure the ink cart tab is removed when you installed a new ink.. most of the time, when user removed the yellow tab, they fail to see the residual tape on the ink cart which is blocking the air path which is needed for the ink to flow into your print head.. some cases, check your printer purge unit.. see if the tube is not disconnected as if the tube came off..there won't be any pressure to clean your print head .. it's bit technical to fix it back..
You either have a leaking cart or the print head has become cross contaminated. Remove all the carts and check the feed hole under each of them. Make sure they are the color of the ink in the cart. Remove the print head and, using a damp cotton bud (water ONLY!) give the print head a clean. DO NOT use the same cotton bud for all sponges.
If that doesn't solve it then take the print head to a re-inking firm and have it cleaned professionally. Won't cost much and will hopefully solve the problem.
Hi, one or two head cleans won't clear a badly clogged nozzle. Try doing 4 or 5 head cleans, wait about 10 hours for the ink to soften and do another 3 or 4 cleans with a nozzle check after each. You should see a gradual improvement in the nozzle checks. If there is no improvement then you need a head cleaning solution such as this one: http://www.powerklin.co.uk/?gclid=CNGDypir-JgCFQ4yQgodZlC4lw
Others are available just try googling "inkjet head cleaning". Note that head cleaning uses between 5 and ten percent of your ink cart's, if any are low on ink have some new ones ready. Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution, thanks.
Without the benefit of a response from any of rickyostrom, liusgarciaca, or hotdog233311, I think we can say the problem lies with the fact that your magenta cartridge isn't printing. You can confirm this by carrying out a nozzle check print.
If any of you would like further assistance in restoring your magenta to working condition, please do a new post to this effect.