My C80 not print even if it recognizes carts ( original or not),make the cleaning cycle with the pump suckyng ink,but tryng printing,the carriage go to left position,the paper feed,and ink led come redsolid,and power led flashes! Can you help me?
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Epson printers use a lot of ink to do head cleaning. If you're low on ink, it will give you that message. Put in new ink carts, and head cleaning will happen. You may want to purchase "cleaning carts" that have a special solvent to help un-clog the print heads.
Your print heads inside the printer are clogged. You may have to run a LOT of cleaning cycles to get it to clear. Even then, if it's been clooged too long that may not remedy the problem. Once the leftover in drops dry in the heads (from being empty and/or sitting idle too long) it's difficult to remedy. First, If you are using compatible ink carts, try changing to Epson carts.
The ink should come out of the cart. if not the cart is the problem at this point try anothere magenta if that does not shore it up then you need to then start looking at the print head where it goes it itself now the store you bought the ink from will give you a replacement no questions asked sometimes even if you dont got the reciept. Try those steps you be glad you did.
Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select head clean). Now run a nozzle check (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Is there any sign of ink on the paper. Try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print. If these actions produce no positive results, you can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows.
Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If nothing, repeat the process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.
Sometimes there is a coating on the chips (even original epson ones!) - Old wives tales say dont touch the chips with your fingers - but take the carts out one by one and wipe your finger over the chips (1 finger for one chip - dont reuse the same finger on a different chip)
Reinstall them and that worked for me on a dx4500 with original epson carts in