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Printer error and ink cartridge would not come out

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Check the following information if your printer not printing ink

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/68130#2

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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Press down the printer error epson stylus photo 1280 - fonte1.gif ink cartridge replacement button. The print head moves left to the Ink cartridge replacement position. The fontp.gif power light beginsprinter error epson stylus photo 1280 - fontb1.gif and the fontb1.gif error light begins to flash or remains on.
Lift up the ink cartridge clamp as far as it will go. Take the cartridge out of the printer.
The cartridge will not come out unless you lift the clamp.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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Please log on to epson.com. Click on north america, then usa. Go to the drivers and support page. Click on help me find a service center to the right of the page to find an epson certified servicer near to your area.

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There is no specific Windows 7 driver but you can download the latest version of Epson EasyPrint for Win 7 at the following Epson support link

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?oid=14387&prodoid=28907797&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=Downloads&platform=Windows&x=26&y=10

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Posted on Nov 12, 2009

SOURCE: changed black ink cartridge for epson stylus d120 but not working

Usually when this happens the printer fails to goes through the motions of the printing process, kind of stands still with indicator lights just blinking away. This could be as a result of either of these scenarios.
i.                     Ink cartridge has developed incompatibility or is incompatible
The Solution is to try an older/another cartridge (doesn’t matter if ink is finished. You must replace cartridge one at a time). If lights stop blinking it confirms that your cartridge has become incompatible or developed incompatibility. Also if your printer is the type that can work with only one cartridge, remove one after the other (closing back the lid/cover) to determine which in the set (black or color) has become incompatible. At the instance the incompatible one is removed and you close the lid, the blinking will stop (for printers that can print with one ink cartridge only). Just replace the incompatible one and start printing again. In most cases the issue is always with one cartridge. But if both are affected, you have to replace both. Because of this type of problem, always keep used cartridges somewhere safe; they come in handy for this type of troubleshooting.
ii.                   The Cartridge electronic panel  is dirty
The electronic panel on the cartridge that makes contact with the cartridge carrier inside the printer is dirty and needs cleaning.  This electronic panel is front part of the cartridge with copper “dots”.
The Solution is to try to clean this panel with a piece of folded tissue paper soaked in a bit of methylated spirit. Also try to clean the area in the cartridge carrier/holder that makes contact with the cartridge’s electronic panel (Usually this is more difficult). If you cannot reach it with your fingers, use a stick or something with tissue wrapped around it. Allow to dry well and return the cartridges, close the cover. The blinking should stop if the electronic panel is the issue. Once the blinking stops the printer will print.

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