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Printing problem my RX 680 is printing with color stripes it started with the yellow and it has progressed to the blues and pinks as well. I have cleaned and aligned the printer to no avail. Can anyone help?

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  • mperez143 Feb 10, 2010

    Thanks, CNS Assoc. for you input. I do use genuine Epson cartridges so that can't be my issue. Do you have any other suggestions.

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Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges? ???
ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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    cns assoc Feb 13, 2010

    May you should try cleaning the heads.



    Good Luck again.





    Found this on the Web:

    http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/...




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