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Epson R800 The power light is solid green and the ink button is solid red. I cannot print anything because one or more of my cartridges are empty, but it won't allow me to use the Status Monitor to check which ink to buy. What should I do?

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Open your printer cover and press the ink button. The cartridge under the out of ink symbol is the empty one. The following URL has the details: http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/r800__/r800__00u1.pdf#page=80
If you press the ink button again and another cartridge lines up with the out of ink symbol, record that. Repeat until the cartridge moves to the replace cartridge position. Buy all the ink you need before you attempt to replace any of the cartridges.

I hope this helps.
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