Question about Epson Stylus Photo R260 InkJet Printer

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All Cartridges show as empty though I know they are full.

I have had this printer for 7 months and have used it almost 3 or four days out of every week since I bought it.
It has been a great printer with great results.
Today I turned it on and it said all of my ink cartridges were empty. This could not be as I have replaced all of them within the last week.

I took all of them out and placed them back in and all showed fine but one which I took back out and placed back in and all again showed as empty.

I took the emptiest one and replaced it with a new one and it also showed empty along with the rest.

I took all of them back out and cleaned all the contacts with an eraser and wiped with a clean cloth and replaced all the cartridges and Still all showed empty.
I uninstalled the driver and rebooted and with the new driver installed all still had the same results.
HELP!!!!

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  • JohnnyRudick Dec 19, 2007

    I called Epson and they ran me through diagnostic. (everything I have already done),
    and one last thing.
    "What brand of ink are you using in your printer? Is it genuine Epson ink"?

    No, I can't afford "Genuine Epson ink".

    "Well, replace with genuine Epson ink and call us back and if it still does not work we will tell you what to do with it next."

    I can buy a new R260 Epson printer for less then I can buy the "genuine Epson ink".

    Anyone got any ideas other then the obvious?

    Thanks.

  • JohnnyRudick Dec 19, 2007

    OK. Thanks for the help.
    Because I am not made of money, to keep printing as I do, I find then that it would be less expensive for me and anyone else reading this, do this.
    Rather then buy "Real Ink" It seems to me, that it would be in my best benefit to just throw
    away my printer when the inks run out and buy a new one (every month or so).
    Right?
    Anyone interested in a pile of used clogged headed R200 - R280 printers?

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You had it for 7, they have a 12month warranty, take it in for free repair.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 19, 2007

    Nope..... ink will be the issue, see it 100 times a week, head is probally stuffed now too, but if you put in real ink then send it in they will replace head if required.



    Fuel is expensive in cars but dont use anything else or you will have problems.... same same



    If you want your printer to work use real ink, otherwise you will have problems as you now know, colour printing via inkjets is not cheap, use a print shop for colour and buy b/w laser or spend biga bucks and get a colour laser. Laser running cost is like 2-10c cents a sheet, inkjets is around 30c-50c



    Machines are cheaper to buy than ink cause they make their money by selling inks.


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