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Failure to print

My Epson 740 stylus has been working fine for the past seven years.Today I replaced both ink jet cartridges. When I turn on the printer, the carrier jams against something, stops its motion, all three red lights are on and the paper red light and green on/off light begin flashing. It will not print.

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  • vegaV Feb 27, 2008

    was assisted by fixya. Thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    Have had my 740i for at least ten years.  I have noticed that even though the ink supply indicates there is ink, it does not print.  Changing the cartridges has solved the problem for the moment.  If I leave the printer unused for several weeks, the same thing occurs.  Yesterday I changed both cartridges, one copy came out and now nothing prints.   I have tried all of the cleaning tricks indicated and still no success.


    Any suggestions?

  • Kylesdad Mar 25, 2008

    My Epson 740 stylus has been working fine for the past ten years. When I turn on the printer, the carrier jams against something, stops its motion, all three red lights are on and the paper red light and green on/off light begin flashing. It will not print.

  • Ella Edgerton Dec 29, 2008

    Epson 740 Stylus Color 740 just seems to have quit printing. No lights to indicate empty cartridge.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Have replaced ink cartridges and the red light will not go off so I cannot print. Green light is on and not flashing.

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