All new ink cartiridges and pages come out blank now
I just put in all new ink cartridges in my epson c86 but now when i print the pages come out blank is there any thing you know of that might help me fix this problem ? i would really appreciate some help, thank you.
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Ensure the proper procedures for installing an ink cartridge was done.
Next, perform at least two cleaning cycles (hold down the ALT and the
Pause button on the printer panel to initiate a cleaning cycle). Print
out the demonstration page (press the ALT button while applying Power).
If the problem persists and there is no improvement, take the printer to
an Epson Authorized Service Center.
You said all new cartridges.. But are they Epson Genuine Cartridges???? I had the same problem when I replaced with new, but generic cartridges.
After finally, going thru 2 sets of each, removed them and put in Genuine., and finally, everthing started printing fine. Weird , but true.
I suggested my answer problem below.
Good Luck :0)
Problem for Epson Stylus C84 InkJet Printer Re: C84 I'm using generic ink, but the red
By mclamemo on Nov 12, 2009
re: C84 I'm using generic ink, but the red doesn't work at all. I've done all the printer cleaning programs and swabbed inside the printer with alcohol, and re-inserted the cartridge multiple times. it still doesn't print at all.
Also now even the black every few lines prints the top half of the line or the bottom half of the line, or its smeared, etc...
Help! Best Solution posted on Nov 12, 2009
Rank: Wiz Expert Rating: 84%, 22 votes I have learned from experience, that Epson does not like generic ink. You must use Epson Genuine Cartridges. Hopefully, you haven't screwed up the printer, like I did. I did try cleaning the heads and doing everything possible. Use 2 cartridges of ech set, for cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. ......But Nothing. Had to go out and purchase a new printer.; Good Luck :0( Asker's Testimonial " Thank you. Called Epson also and they didn't say it as directly, but advised real Epson ink too. Hope I didn't kill the printer! Generic ink for sale " - mclamemo Comments: Nov 12, 2009 - Funny. hahahahah, Me too! I would say, about 2 dozen cartridges to be exact.
try to reseat the ink cartridges first, do a cleaning cycle for 4 to 5 times max then print usually it helps but if in case it does not spray the nozzle with wd40 let it dry for 3 to 4 hrs then try to print.. it will clear out the dried inks stuck on the nozzle path.
the nozzle is the one that punctures the hole of the ink
If you have already done head cleaning and nozzle check 3 consecutive times from the computer and has tried reseating all the ink cartridges and it still acts likes its printing but just prints out a blank page chances are your product already has a hardware issue. If you product is still within the 1-year warranty period from date it was purchased, I suggest that you contact Epson tech support for more options otherwise, you would need to get the product repaired by servicer located in your area. To locate a servicer click on this link http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SuppProductSearch.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
If you have already tried 3 consecutive head cleanings and nozzle check from the computer, tried reseating the inks and tried replacing the ink and it still acts like its printing but just provides a blank page chance are your printer already has hardware issue. The ink delivery system is already clogged. If your printer is still within the 1-year warranty period I suggest that you call Epson Tech support for more options otherwise, you would need to get the product repaired by an Epson certified service center. To locate a servicer in your area click on the link http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SuppProductSearch.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
I hate Epson. Had problems with Stylus C82 and now my replacement Stylus C86 has given me nothing but trouble.
I've just replaced all four ink cartridges and now when I print I'm only getting blank pages. I uninstalled, reinstalled, and nothing is working. I even called Epson, twice, only to be routed to the Phillipines where neither person was very helpful, in fact, had a hard time understanding their English. So this is what I;m going to do. I'm taking this bloody Stylus C86 outside and smash it with a hammer..then I'm going to buy a HR Printer...and if anybody from Epson reads this...good luck...your products SUCK!!