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Blank sheets I changed a cartridge and now the printer will not print anything

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  • cabindrmr_08 Mar 13, 2008

    Mine is doing the same thing. Printer goes through printing motion but spits out blank pages. If it's the printhead or hose, how do I get to it to clean it???

  • Dustco Mar 14, 2008

    Newly purchased, used, Epson Stylus was calling for a new Magenta cartridge. I replaced it then ran repeated cleaning cycles to no avail. Acts like it's printing, waste pad at the bottom is wet after cleaning, but only spits out blank pages. This after $70 spent on genuin Epson ink.

  • rubyjones Mar 18, 2008

    new cartridge, no printing

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I changed the cartridge and now the printer will not print at all.

  • kbache54 Aug 23, 2008

    I shelled out for 4 new ink cartridges and what used to be faint printing now is non-existent. Does the metal band go underneath the ink cartridges? Tried to take it apart as much as i could--it just seems like no ink is going through whatever it goes through or that the pages are not getting pressed up against enough. sounds stupid, i know.

  • bahutch Aug 28, 2008

    i changed a printing cartrage and now all i get is a blank page

  • SFTG Sep 11, 2008

    I replaced the black and three color cartirdges and now get no printing at all. Just a blank page.

  • SFTG Sep 11, 2008

    I replaced the black and three color cartirdges and now get no printing at all. Just a blank page.

  • JRMarks Sep 25, 2008

    86 bucks later, nothing prints. at all. cleaned heads, etc. changed cartridges. It worked last week for goodness sake.

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    I changed the ink cartridge and when I tried to print, blank paper comes out. I tried to do the alignment, nozzle check but still blank paper comes out.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I, too, changed three cartridges and now get blank pages except for a tiny amount of red, the one I did not change! It was working just fine before I changed the cartridges.



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Its the printhead..dead or clogged with dry ink.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

  • RHanson Jul 04, 2008

    printhead is dead..we have tried to resurrect these to no avail.
    buy a new printer..epsons print heads are infamous for print heads dying only after the customer spends big bucks to find out its the print head. And in all cases, you cannot interchange the ink cartridge.



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