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I have an EPSON D88. I have changed the catridges, but the printer doesn't work and a communication error appears. How can I get my printer working again, please?.

Thank you very much,
J. Carlos

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    cannot get my computer to register cartriges

  • rlorenz688 Nov 18, 2008

    Same problem, can I ask how can it be a driver issue when it's been installed for some time? If it was a driver problem it would have happened from the start....?

  • Kelle261 Nov 30, 2008

    My ink and paper lights are flashing, and i have changed ink and added more paper.

  • rcharlesp Dec 11, 2008

    I have given my son d88 printer he has put the lead to lap top and power but it does not print.Does he need a disc which we do not have to give message to lap top.On his lap top it is showing the d88 printer but it does not print.There is no other items to print blocking it



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  • nloughbrouh Jan 14, 2009

    We have a D88 and a D88+. after updating the software both printers failed.

    1)They failed to identify new cartridges.

    2) When they did start to print - the D88 printed but kept on stalling creating black lines where letters had been printed on top of other letters

    The D88+ screamed and stopped, causing the "spool" light to blink.Paper would jam.

    3) After carefully taking apart and cleaning the components :-

    the D88+ ftryed to print but the spool failed causing over-type The D88 totally failed.

    Notes: Both printers are in tact but simply do not perform All components showed no physical failure/ damage.

    Conclusion: Replace printer with the SX100 available for less than £30 direct from Epson.

  • diggers1 Jan 19, 2009

    My printer seems OK and teh green light is on but it will not print at all. I have tried installing new software and it still fails and only shows it is printing bu nothing comes out on paper

  • jejohnce Feb 25, 2009

    I've had an Epson Stylus D88 Plus for about a year and it has suddenly stopped printing.
    Ink is OK, paper goes through, green light remains constant but will not print. 



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