I need a solution ....i have terrible luck with printers , this epson stylus is fairly new yesterday i replaced the black ink the green light flashes and it sounds as though it can not grip paper. if i press
the button next to the green one the paper goes thru. could it be the wrong cartridge ,although the number seems correct. do you have any ideas what the problem may be, or do i throw this printer out to . thanks for your patience John
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Re: Epson Stylus C86 won't print
You have to check if the waste pad of the printer is full. If this occurs, you have to call a technician to replace it (or yourself can do , if you are able to). With the waste pad replaced, you can reset the internal counter with this program : http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
This program can show you if the waste pad is full, or what problem is happening.
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Ensure the proper procedures for installing an ink cartridge was done.
Next, perform at least two cleaning cycles (hold down the ALT and the
Pause button on the printer panel to initiate a cleaning cycle). Print
out the demonstration page (press the ALT button while applying Power).
If the problem persists and there is no improvement, take the printer to
an Epson Authorized Service Center.
I hate Epson. Had problems with Stylus C82 and now my replacement Stylus C86 has given me nothing but trouble.
I've just replaced all four ink cartridges and now when I print I'm only getting blank pages. I uninstalled, reinstalled, and nothing is working. I even called Epson, twice, only to be routed to the Phillipines where neither person was very helpful, in fact, had a hard time understanding their English. So this is what I;m going to do. I'm taking this bloody Stylus C86 outside and smash it with a hammer..then I'm going to buy a HR Printer...and if anybody from Epson reads this...good luck...your products SUCK!!
Go to your printers/faxes folder and right click on your printer and see if it's offline or similair.
If no joy, right click on it and uninstall printer.
Re-start your PC and let Windows find it again, but make sure the manufacturers driver automatically installs and not a Windows generic driver.