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Newly Installed 7680

I followed steps in getting started guide and thought I made sure ink cartridges and print-heads were securely installed. during device initializations the magenta page printed ok and when the black ink page printed the was an excess pool of ink on the page and following the black ink cartridge discharged all it's ink leaking out of the printer in the right rear section at the bottom.

What did I do wrong?

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Probably you did nothing wring, I seen a few of these cartridges leak - HP should replace the machine if the damage was caused by original cartridges.

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My printer is not recognising the replacement ink cartridge although I've used these before many times


If you have just installed a new cartridge and you still see an ink related error, the cartridge may be incorrectly installed. Follow these steps to make sure the cartridges are correctly installed:

  1. Make sure the Epson Stylus is turned on.


  2. Do one of the following:

    • If your printer indicates that an ink cartridge is expended, press OK.


    • If your printer does not indicate that any ink cartridge is expended, press Setup, select Maintenace, and press OK. Then select Change Ink Cartridge and press OK.
  3. Open the scanner.


  4. Open the cartridge cover.

    Caution:

    Never attempt to open the cartridge cover while the print head is moving; wait until the cartridges have moved to the replacement position.

    To avoid damaging the Epson Stylus, never move the print head by hand.


  5. Press down all the ink cartridges until they click into place to make sure they are properly seated.

    Note:

    If a cartridge is properly seated already, you may not hear a click.


  6. Close the cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place.


  7. Close the scanner.


  8. Press OK to begin charging the ink. This takes about 2 minutes.

    You see a message on the display screen when ink charging is finished.

    Caution:

    Never turn off the Epson Stylus while the ink is charging or you'll waste ink.
If the issue persists, it appears to be an issue with the cartridge(s). Contact Epson for further assistance.

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Even with a new cartridge inserted, the printer does not print properly. The printer does not indicate that a new cartridge is needed. How do I clean the printer head? It is a HP Photosmart C3180 al in...


Step one: Complete the alignment process If you have already installed new print cartridges, follow these steps to complete the alignment process.
  1. After installing a new print cartridge, wait at least 20 seconds for the print cartridge alignment process to start.
  2. Wait for the print cartridge alignment process to fully complete.
  3. Make sure that the alignment page has printed on plain, white paper that has no other printing on it. If you need to create a new alignment page, load the tray with letter or A4 unused plain white paper and turn the product off and on again to create the page.
If an alignment page does not print when the product is turned on or off, the issue is resolved. If an alignment page continues to print when the product is turned on or off, you should replace the cartridges with new HP cartridges. Continue to Step two: Remove the print cartridges. Step two: Remove the print cartridges Follow the steps below to remove the cartridges. NOTE: When you remove and install the same print cartridge, the unit will not align the print cartridge as the unit remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge.
  1. Press the Power button to turn the product on. The Power button is lit when the unit is on. Figure 1: Power button lit c01336350.gif
  2. Make sure that the paper tray is down, and letter or A4 unused plain white paper is loaded in the paper tray.
  3. Lower the access door until it stops. Make sure that the print carriage moves to the right side. Figure 2: Lower the access door c01336351.gif
  4. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then using your thumb, lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. Figure 3: Print carriage c01336352.gif
    • If replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left.
    • If replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right.
    Figure 4: Proper position of the print cartridges c01336353.gif 1 - Tri-color print cartridge 2 - Black or Photo print cartridge
  5. Pull the print cartridge toward you and out of its slot.
Step three: Install the new print cartridge
  1. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Figure 5: Remove the tape c00312625.gif 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing) 3 - Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.c00312564.gif
  2. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the upper part of the print cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket.
    • If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
    • If you are installing a black or photo print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
    Figure 6: Print cartridge locations c00652788.gif 1 - Print cartridge slot for the tri-color print cartridge 2 - Print cartridge slot for the black and photo print cartridges
  3. Close the print cartridge access door. Figure 7: Closing the print cartridge door c00652789.gif
  4. If you installed a new print cartridge, the print cartridge alignment process starts after about 20 seconds.
  5. The unit aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet.
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product. Cause The product aligns the print cartridges every time at cartridge installation or replacement to ensure the highest-quality prints. The alignment page continues to print when the product is turned on or off, or when a print job is started, for any of the reasons below.
  • The automatic alignment process is not complete.
  • The ink cartridges are not properly installed.
  • One of the ink cartridges is defective.
  • One of the ink cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must be available.
  • Protective tape on a new ink cartridge has not been removed.
  • Contacts on the ink cartridge are not meeting the contacts in the carriage correctly.
  • Cartridge is remanufactured or refilled. Refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges may have been damaged during the refilling process or have clogged ink nozzles.
  • The product needs to be serviced.

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Ink tank


Greetings,

Install the Print Head and Ink Tanks Instructions to install the print head and ink tanks.
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the <Open> button. (The paper output tray will open.)

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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    Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.

  3. Open the inner cover.

Follow the instructions below for Installing the Print Head and Installing the Ink Tanks.


Installing the Print Head
  1. Raise the print head lock lever.

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  2. Pull out the print head from its package, then remove the orange protective cap from it.

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    Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles <1> , electrical contacts <2>, or ink supply ports <3>. Doing so may cause printing problems.

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  3. Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.

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Installing the Ink Tanks
  1. Unpack the ink tank and pull the orange tape off completely in the direction of the arrow and remove the film.

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    Note: Tear the orange tape carefully along the dotted line. If the orange tape remains, printing problems may occur.

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    <4> Tape is completely removed.


    <5> Tape remains.

  2. Remove the orange protective cap located on the bottom of the ink tank by twisting as shown in the diagram.

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    Caution: Do not touch the ink tank contact <6>. Doing so may cause printing problems. Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out. Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it.

  3. Insert ink tanks into the print head.

    Note: Press the mark <PUSH> on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.

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  4. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    <7> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <8> The ink tanks are not installed properly.

    Note: Click for Ink Tank Lamp indications.


  5. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

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    Caution: When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam fingers.

    N
    ote: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.


Ink Tank Lamp indications
You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
- On: The printer is ready to print.
- Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
- Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
- Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.


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How do i install my ink cartridges into my epson stylus nx125


Starts on page 23. http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/nx125_/nx125_qr.pdf
Replacing Ink Cartridges Make sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones. Caution: Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability. Note: Leave the expended cartridge installed until you have obtained a replacement, or the ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out. 1. Turn on your printer. 2. If an ink cartridge is expended, the error and ink lights on the control panel stay on. 3. Open the document cover, then open the ink cover. Caution: Do not remove the ink cartridge guard or you may damage the printer.24 Maintaining Your Printer 4. Press the y Stop button. If a cartridge is low or expended, the print head moves that cartridge to the replacement position to indicate that it should be replaced. The P Power light starts flashing. If two or more ink cartridges are expended, the expended cartridge at the far left moves to the replacement position. The P Power light starts flashing. If no cartridges are low or expended, the print head does not move. Note: Do not hold the y Stop button for more than three seconds, or the printer may start cleaning the print head. 5. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift it up. Dispose of it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it. Warning: If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.Replacing Ink Cartridges 25 6. Before you open the new cartridge package, shake it gently four or five times. Then remove the cartridge from the package. Caution: Do not touch the green chip on the front of the cartridge. This can damage the ink cartridge. 7. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge. Caution: Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink may leak. 8. Insert the new ink cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place. 9. Press the y Stop button. If another cartridge is low or expended, it moves to the replacement position. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to replace any other cartridges that need to be replaced. When you press the y Stop button and no other cartridges need to be replaced, the print head moves to its home position and the printer starts priming the ink. This takes about 1 1/2 minutes.26 Maintaining Your Printer When the P Power light stops flashing and the error and ink lights go out, ink charging is finished. 10. Close the ink cover, then close the document cover. Caution: Never turn off the your Epson printer while ink is charging or you'll waste ink. If the error and ink lights remain on after the print head moves into its home position, an ink cartridge may not be installed properly. Press the y Stop button again, and then press the ink cartridge down securely. Note: If you replaced a cartridge while copying a document or photo, cancel printing and make sure your original is still placed correctly on the document table. Then copy your original again. If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the cartridge.

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WHILE TEST PRINT CYAN INK NOT SHOWING WHAT SHOULD I DO SIR


This issue will only occur if an ink cartridge(s) is or was installed inthe wrong position (slot) in the machine. When a cartridge is installed, the ink tube system is filled with the ink from the cartridges, to prepare the machine for printing. If the cartridge is inthe wrong position the tube will fill with the wrong color.


NOTE: If you just installed or replaced the ink cartridges and your printed documents are missing colors please refer to the solution - I just installed or replaced my ink cartridge and my printed documents aremissing colors. What can I do? Blank


To resolve this issue you will need to clean the print head.


NOTE: It may require 10 to 15 cleanings to clean the ink tubes and print head. During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to completethe cleaning process.


1. First verify the position of the ink cartridges:


a. Open the ink cartridge cover and check to make sure the ink cartridges are in the correct order.


b. Starting from the left side, the correct order is Black, Yellow, Cyan(blue), and Magenta (red).


- If the ink cartridges are installed in the correct order, close the ink cartridge cover and continue to STEP 2.


- If the ink cartridges are not in the correct order, remove the ink cartridges that are installed in the wrong position by pressing down on the release lever(s), located above the ink cartridge and remove the cartridge(s) from the machine.


Next, reinstall the ink cartridge(s) in the correct position in the machine by gently pushing the cartridge in until it clicks.


When all the cartridges are installed, close the ink cartridge cover.


2. After closing the ink cartridge cover, the LCD will prompt - Did youchange XXXX (XXXX = the color) This message will be displayed for ink cartridge that was removed. Press the - (Minus Key for No). This willkeep accurate data of how much ink is left in the cartridge.


1. Press the INK key.


2. Press OK to select Test Print.


3. Press OK to select Print Quality.


4. Press the COLOR START key.


5. Review the Check Sheet. The colors on the Check Sheet should be in a specific order: Black, yellow, Cyan (Blue) and Magenta (red).


a If the colors on the Check Sheet are in the correct order and are notmissing any dashes, press + (Plus Key for Yes) on the key pad and continue to STEP 7.


b If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - (Minus Key for No) on the key panel and continueto STEP 6.


6. The machine will need to perform cleanings to flush out the incorrectcolor or dried ink from the ink tubes and print head.


a. The LCD will ask you BLACK OK. If black is fully printed and is the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


b. The LCD will ask you COLOR OK. If any of the 3 colors (yellow, cyan (blue), and magenta (red) are fully printed and are the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


c. The LCD will say START CLEANING + for YES and - for NO. Press + for YES to start cleaning. The machine will go through a cleaning cycle that will take approximately one to two minutes.


d. After the cleaning is completed, the LCD will say PRESS START. Pressthe BLACK START key. This will print out the print quality check sheet again for you to check and see if your print quality issue has been resolved or not


NOTE: If you wait 1 minute after the cleaning cycle is completed, the display will return to date and time. You will need to go back to STEP 3 to print the Print Quality Check Sheet again.


e. If the ink color order is correct and all of the dashes are present, press + on the key pad to select YES and continue to STEP 7.


If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - key to select NO. Repeat the cleaning process byfollowing STEPS 6a through 6d. You may have to perform this procedure up to 15 times in order to clean the ink tubes and print head


NOTE: During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to complete the cleaning process.


7. Test by printing the document that had the reported problem (wrong color printing).

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Cartridge problem


Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
Please consider the following:
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using factory new cartridges, then please call the manufacturers Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges
Don

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My epson stylus cx6000 printer keeps showing -(install the ink cartridges) and I have already put in new ones. The code is E-02.


f you have just installed a new cartridge and you still see an ink related error message, the cartridge may be incorrectly installed. Follow these steps to make sure the cartridges are correctly installed:

  1. Make sure the Stylus CX is turned on.


  2. Check the photo viewer screen to determine which cartridge is incorrectly installed. Then do one of the following:


    • If printer shows the ink cartridge is expended, press the cp_button_6.gif Start button.


    • If the printer shows the cartridge is low on ink, press the Setup/Utilities button. Press the cp_button_41_er.gif or cp_button_42_er.gif button to select Press Start to change cartridges. Then press the cp_button_6.gif Start button.


  3. Press the cp_button_6.gif Start button again.


  4. Lift up the scanner, then open the cartridge cover.


alert_caution.gif Caution:
Never attempt to open the cartridge cover when the print head is moving. Wait until the cartridges have moved to the replacement position.

  • Press down all the ink cartridges until they click into place to make sure they are properly seated.


  • alert_note.gif Note:
    If a cartridge is properly seated already, you may not hear a click.

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  • Close the ink cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place.


  • Close the scanner.


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  • Press the cp_button_6.gif Start button. The Stylus CX charges ink for about one minute and displays Charging Ink on the photo viewer screen until charging is finished.


  • alert_caution.gif Caution:
    Never turn off the Stylus CX while the Charging Ink message is displayed or you'll waste ink.

  • Press the Setup/Utilities button to return to the previous mode, if necessary.
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    A big PGBK ink cartridge problem


    Call - 1-800-828-4040
    Verify they are installed correctly.
    Remove the print head or ink tanks properly following the procedure below.
    1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.

    Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.

    2. Open the paper output tray and pull down the inner cover.

    3. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

    Note: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. When replacing multiple ink tanks, make sure to replace one by one.

    ip4200_ink_remove.gif4. When removing the print head, raise the print head lock lever first.
    raisephlocklever.gif To reinstall the Print Head and Ink Tanks
    1. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
    putinphnlockit.gif2. Insert ink tanks into the print head.
    Press the mark 'PUSH' on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.
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    3. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
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    <1> The ink tanks are installed properly.

    <2> The ink tanks are not installed properly.
    Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

    On: The printer is ready to print.

    Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

    Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

    Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

    4. Put back the inner cover and close the top cover.
    Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
    During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.



    James Mac

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    Printer was left without ink cartridge installed for extended duration


    nope..that's not really an issue with the drying out. it's more likely that the print cartridge MAY have the tape still installed. Try the steps again..and then do a test page.

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    Epson stylus cx4400 printer


    This for the CX5400 which is similar with its menu system:

    Using the Control Panel Follow the steps below to replace an ink cartridge.
    r_1.gif Make sure this product is on and the On light is not flashing.


    When the ink is low:
    Press one of the Menu buttons until Change Cartridge appears on the LCD panel, and then press the fontx1.gif Color Copy button. The ink cartridges move to the replacement position. r_3.gif Make sure that the document cover is closed, and then raise the scanner unit.
    a8101037.gif r_space.gif r_caut.gif Caution: r_space.gif r_space.gif
    • Do not raise the scanner unit with the document cover opened.
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    • Do not move the print head by hand. Doing so may damage this product.
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    • Do not start replacing the ink cartridge before the print head stops.

    r_4.gif For best results, shake a new ink cartridge four or five times, then remove it from its the package.
    a8102006.gif r_5.gif Pinch the sides of the ink cartridge that you want to replace. Lift the cartridge out of this product and dispose of it properly. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
    a8101049.gif r_space.gif r_warn.gif Warning: r_space.gif r_space.gif Be careful when you are handling used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink around the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
    r_space.gif r_caut.gif Caution: r_space.gif r_space.gif Be sure to always install an ink cartridge into this product immediately following the removal of an old ink cartridge. If the ink cartridge is not installed promptly, the print head may dry out rendering it unable to print.
    r_6.gif Place the ink cartridge vertically into the cartridge holder. Push the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place.
    a8101051.gif If you need to replace other ink cartridges, repeat steps 4 through 6 before continuing with step 7. r_7.gif Lower the scanner unit.
    a8101039.gif The print head moves and ink charging begins. The On light flashes while ink charging is in progress. When the On light stops flashing, ink charging is completed.

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