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Epson 880 My red light was on indicating the black ink was out. So I tried replacing with Epson T1019 (that is the correct cartridge). But after I changed out the cartridge and closed the lid and pressed the left button, nothing happened, except the power light started flashing. That's it. the cartridge holder never went back to the right to start the cleaning process. I took back that new cartridge and replaced with another T1019. Same problem Any solutions?

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If red ink light is still on, check that the lid for the cartridge is fully seated

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# Determine which ink cartridges are not recognised.
# With the ink cartridge holder in the ink cartridge replacement position, lift up the ink cartridge holder lid and take the cartridge or cartridges out.
# Check that the cartridge is a genuine Epson ink cartridge - look for the EPSON branding and T0xxx codes on the cartridge labels.
# Check that the cartridges are correct for your Epson product.
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# Check that the plastic at the bottom of the cartridge has been pierced.
# Check that the cartridges are in the correct slots.
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# Repeat this for any ink cartridges that were removed.
# Push the ink cartridge holder lid down. It should clip into place and be secure.
# Press the Stop button, this will return the ink cartridge holder to the right hand side of the unit.
# If the error light flashes after the print head returns to the home position, the ink cartridge may not be installed properly.
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Epson Stylus 880 - how do I get it to allow an ink change when the low ink indicator is not lit and I hold the button down but the carriage refuses to locate to the left for ink cartridge removal?

Go thru your utility replacement. That should do the trick. It might not look like mine, but similar.


If you find this information helpful, pls rate me. If you need more help let me know.
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Help Epson CX3200


I just like to ask to where specifically you can see the red light. It will help us determine what cause the red light. To give you heads up as well, the Printer's LCD screen can help us determine what exactly the offline condition of the CX3200 is:

Error message: No color or black ink cartridge-->Press the Color Copy button to install a new ink cartridge.
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Error message: Color or black ink out -- >Press the Color Copy button to begin replacing the ink cartridge.
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