I had a similar problem after moving my gear. Of all things, it turned out to be the USB cable had gone bad in moving things around. Isolate by swapping it out and replacing it with a known good USB cable. If it's your only USB cable, get one from a friend. Alternatively, drop by a 'DOLLAR $TORE' and pick up a new cable for a buck.
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Try opening the printer properties and cleaning the print heads (should probably be done each time a cartridge is changed), it uses some ink up but should clean the build up from running the previous cartridge dry and hopefully solve your printing problem.
Hi The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings
Try this: 1 Power off printer 2 Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.) 3 Hold POWER and Release RESUME. 4 Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons. 5 When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently). 6 Press power to set data. 7 Print away!
If you loaded the full suite of software that came eith your printer it may give you an estimate of how much ink is left. Most inkjet printers do not have the capability to show exactly how much it left, they calculate remaining ink from the number of pages printed since the ink was installed. Even $15,000 color copiers must calculate the amount of toner left but the complexity of the data the copier looks at gives an extremely close estimate. All of this depends on what percentage of the page is covered. Most toner and ink usage data assumes 5% coverage meaning an 8.5" X 11" page completely filled, excluding margins, with 10 point text. If you are printing pictures, graphics, bold face type, etc... the coverage could be extremely high. Hope this helps. Post if you have more questions and I will be glad to help.
I opened the printer, and pushed gently on the lever that holds/releases the print head, and this seemed to release whatever was stuck. After this the print head moved freely on turning on the printer/copier.
Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry this ain't a solution but it seems to be the only cash-free way to contact you. No problem not solved - though I have tried everything. Dismantled the printer; washed, dried and replaced the waste ink pads; washed the print head; blew compressed air through the print-head sponge; replaced the cartridge 3 times; printed hundreds of test prints. I can't think of anything else to do and so I think the only solution is to replace the printhead (probably not even available) or replace the printer. The latter is looking most likely.
ok" take cartriges out of printer , water on clean cloth make it damp, wipe ink heads, take a pencile with eraser , use eraser on printed circuite on the back of cartidges to clean contacts, use eraser back and forth, wipe with cloth , put it back in the printer . may have to run printer tools to clean cartridges also