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EPSON CX5500 SUCKS ink....

I have CX5500 EPSON Inkjet Printer. My observation is its not printion optimum pages. It prints hardly 30 pages of txt and shows ink cart empty indication.
Could there beany technical problem?

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  • bridget62 Apr 10, 2008

    I am having the same problem.I printed 6 8"x10" and 5 pages of text.The ink light is on and the printer refuses to print.If one color is out it won't print anything even if the black is full and you try and print a text document.Very frustrating and disappointing product from this company.

  • Amodk May 25, 2008

    Thanks Seven for your effort to convience me on buying CISS.

    I do agree for the same. But..There is problem.

    If my 5500 prints 30 pages of dry out that means it is consumink ink like beer. So even if I go for CISS it will continue to do the same..and still my ink expense will be on higher side.

    Latest Update from: FCUKING EPSON.

    As per them when start your printer after many days, FCUKING EPSON 5500 drains some ink to clean cartridge head. This wastes the ink. and your money is sucked up by company. according to them yu should atleast take 2 - 3 prints in a week to avoid this.

    I am going to throw away this FCUKING printer to my maid for peanuts.

    I sincerely request everyone to spready this to all of your friends and save their money to be sucked by epson.

    "It seems that EPSON designed this printer for screwing customers ROYALLY"

  • paiqike Aug 02, 2008

    I agree, i carely use colour and it is running out every second week or so. Let's get together and do You Tube anti-ad on this printer, Imagine the epson management team discussing their loathing of customers blah blah blah.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    Do not buy Epson!
    I Bought All- in One Epson Stylus CX7300 in Mexico.
    I printed 50 pages of text on the most economical setting and i am out of ink!!!!
    I am very angry.
    How Epson can justify selling this product?!
    One more electronic garbage will be floating polluting the planet and making people angry.
    Epson sucks!!!!!

    I tried to write to Epson- no contact available to complain.


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This is ridiculous!
i didn't spend my money on a freaking printer that i need to spend extra money (even little) and time for a chip resetter just to print something
why i just can't print black only while my black cartridge is full and the color cartridge is empty!?
this is fxxking bullshxt

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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Don't buy another epson. Try an HP or Canon.

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Hi fellow Epson victims.

After way too much time searching and feeling every negative emotion possible towards the !#@$!@#$ at Epson for making such awful products I found a solution that was posted on Yahoo Answers.

Basically it says, buy a chip resetter. To find one for your printer just google "epson YOUR MODEL NUMBER chip resetter". I just found one for about 9USD.

From what I understand these resetters let you trick the printer into thinking an empty cartridge is new. And I think they can also trick it into thinking a compatible cartridge is authentic.

I don't know about drying out, but honestly epson printers are so horrible I am just want to get whatever I can out of this one and then never use another Epson again.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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    Jane Do Nov 06, 2010

    I'd always used HP but it didn't have a copier. Target has these Epsons on sale for 29.99 dollars and it had copier/scanner ability too! I should have known something was up! It is an Epson Stylus NX125. Piece of ****! I could always set HP to just print in black, but not Epson oh heck no! must buy them all ...your eyes are getting heavy... Anyway I'm taking a hammer to this mess and going out and buying a real printer!! You suckered me once Epson, never again. I will never buy from you or your cross businesses AND I am alerting everyone what junk that you sell!


Hi all who are disapointed in EPSON.. Im having the same problem - this is second model, and same fault happened! Havent printed many pages - maybe 30-40 on very economical mode and here is two weeks when I have it and its showing empty inks! DONT BUY EPSON INK PRINTERS EVER!!! I thought that 200-300pages from my previous Canon printer was bad - but this is just RIP-OFF! Dont waste your money on EPSON! Go for something else!



Posted on Oct 09, 2008

Hi Friends,

Recent update from my side.
In last week I had talk with customer protection court member.
It seems that they have received ample cases relating to epson and the guy asked me to submitt my ne with evidences.
I got relief after hearing that. Customer protection court is going to sue epson with the help of this and case may result in next month. Probably epson may need to pay back printer cost and take epson5500 back in addition to this epson pays compensation towards inconveniance. Hip Hip Hurrey.....
All you guys please take help of your regional Cutomer protecting court and FCUK epson. Thanks for your help and posts. I appritiate.

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Hi you must understand why it is so! if you continue printing with out ink in one cartridge it is a big risk it dry out and clogg the head and some epson comes with so small cartridge and it is not much ink in the cartridge. i suggest you buy a CISS for continius printing
thx ake

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