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I have a Epson Stylus Photo 2200. I replaced 2 ink cartridges but they are not showing up in the Nozzle Check.

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Does not print, just a faint black print, the cartriges are half full.


your printer is a photo printer which consumes considerable amount of inks when printing... you may need to perform a head cleaning process to clear the clogg on your nozzle. this may consume your ink cartridges... i suggest that you convert your printer into a CISS (continous ink supply system) this is more cost effective instead of buying ink per ink as this shows the same output as the regular ones.

check out ebay for people who convert epson system to CISS
note: doing the head cleaning process always takes ink to force the clogg out of the nozzle tube

hope this helps

Aug 07, 2011 | Epson Stylus R265 InkJet Photo Printer

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Replaced T0603 magenta ink with brand new cartridge. Ink levels show its FULL. But when do nozzle print check, no magenta line will print. Trying to pring something with red clip art and can't get the...


Depending on when you last used your printer it may take a few head cleans before the ink prints. Print a nozzle check after each clean (uses minimal ink).

Also be aware each clean depletes your other carts as well.

Jan 09, 2011 | Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

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Epson Stylus C88 - New Epson Factory ink cartridges. Nothing prints, although printer goes through the motions of printing. What could be wrong? Ink levels are fine.


You should run a nozzle check to verify if the heads are printing all the inks correctly. If the pattern is incomplete you need to run head cleanings.

Apr 30, 2010 | Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

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Changed from cartridges to cont. ink system. Now


Hi Dave,

Chances are the problem is that you haven't removed the travel plugs that allow air into the reservoir part of your CIS. This is vital because the air needs to replace ink used up in printing and if it can't do this the air creates something of a vacuum that holds back the ink.

Also worth checking that you haven't got any crimped (folded) tubing or clamps that are still engaged that shouldn't be.

Hope that helps..

Mar 26, 2010 | Epson Stylus Photo 2100 InkJet Printer

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My printer don't see the cartrige with black ink. What may be cause of that situations? Write to me what I ought to do asap. Thanks


Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges? ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

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 MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer. 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. .


IF YOU ARE USING GENERIC CARTRIDGES, MAYBE IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU DISABLE THE INK MONITOR.

This is the only advice I can give you.


The next step would be to disassemble the Epson, and clean the Pads/Heads. Click on link below.:
http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life

I located a page on http://www.fixyourownprinter.com forum, which had plenty of details about similar issues.

If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

Mar 18, 2010 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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I put ink cartridges in the printer but there is no attempt to print on the page. Printer acts like its printing; no ink shows.


You have to buy ink fill (online,ebay.), then you have to carefully insert the injection through the 3 holes ( peel off sticker,CAREFULLY!). Hoped this helped!

Jan 26, 2010 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Epson stylus photo 2200 print head removal


Replace the cartridges.
Otherwise, it's unorthodox, but some users have found that this works in your situation. Remove the cartridge, cover the nozzle with a paper towel and use the pointed attachment of a vacuum to clean the dry ink from the cartridge. Be careful not to get ink all over. Then reseat the cartridge and print...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!



May 26, 2009 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Epson photo 995 - black ink not printing


This is a common problem I have found with Epson printers. If you don’t use the printer on a regular basis the printer heads can clog. I have found no way to clean the heads once this occurs. I will now only purchase HP printers because the printer heads are part of the ink cartridges. With every cartridge change you get new heads, end of that problem!

Mar 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo 895 InkJet Printer

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Ink was low I put a new cartridge in still says low wont print.


Hi

try reinstalling the ink. if all fails call epson for replacement ink at 562 276 1300

Jan 02, 2009 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Inkjet photo printing


This may sound idiotic, but print out a nozzle check pattern in your maintenance tab. Good chance you have a clogged printhead. Check out how to do a print head cleaning and what solutions and tools you'll need. Careful if you're using compatible inks or refilled cartridges, or long expired ink.
http://www.simplyinked.com/support/index.php?tsrc=knowledgebase&act=24&category=C5

This one works great for me. Go GENTLY, best not to use Windex or any unauthorized solutions, as they may cause damage to plastic parts.

May 30, 2008 | Epson Stylus 2200 InkJet Photo Printer

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