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Ink everywhere Hello, I have a problem. I have a Epson stylus c86 dura. Normally, i am pretty good with computers but this time i screwed the printer up. I was out of ink so I got a new ink cardage and took of the bottom sticker and put it in the printer. The ink has clogged the printer and it won't print anything now. It keeps flashing two red lights near the power button. My dad thinks it is ruined-I am hoping you guys can prove him wrong and tell me how to fix the problem.

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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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I need to connect my new laptop to my existing epson stylus c86 printer but no longer have the instalation cd. How can i do this please?


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You can download the software from the Epson support website for free.
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If you have already done head cleaning and nozzle check 3 consecutive times from the computer and has tried reseating all the ink cartridges and it still acts likes its printing but just prints out a blank page chances are your product already has a hardware issue. If you product is still within the 1-year warranty period from date it was purchased, I suggest that you contact Epson tech support for more options otherwise, you would need to get the product repaired by servicer located in your area. To locate a servicer click on this link http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SuppProductSearch.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

Jun 24, 2008 | Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer

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If you have already have done 3 consecutive head cleaning and nozzle check from the computer, reseated the ink and replaced the inks, you printer already has a hardware issue. The ink delivery system is clogged and needs to be serviced. If your printer is within the 1-year period I would recommend that you contact Epson Tech support for other options otherwise, you would need to get printer repaired by an Epson certified service center. To locate a servicer in you area click on the link http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SuppProductSearch.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

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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!!

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EPSON STYLUS C86


Let's Try first if it can print without using your computer just to check if printer is working fine by itself.
step1
Make sure its not connected to the computer and there is paper loaded on the printer. Turn off printer, press and hold paper button (middle button) then press and release the power button (right button). If you can see a flashing green light release your hold on the paper button.
If it prints by itself good go to step 2 if not check what lights do you see. Solid red light on ink light (tear drop button) means one or more inks is empty. Epson printer will not print if one or more ink is empty.
step2
Check if computer can detect printer goto start/control panel/systems/ click on hardware tab and click on device manager
On device manager click on Universal Serial Bus controllers press on the "+" sign check if there is USB printing support on it
Check if there is a mark (ie. ?, !, red x mark). If none good there is no conflicts. If there is a mark right click on USB printing support and click on update driver and install recommended

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