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My Epson Stylus DX4050 printer was showing all ink cartridges as empty in the print box when requesting to print. I haven't used the printer much and though I knew the black was getting low I thought the coloured cartridges may have dried up. I purchased some DX4050 ink cartridges on the internet (not Epson!) and have installed them but still have the same problem. Any ideas?

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BinaryCode
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SOURCE: Epson Stylus R230 Light Magenta Not working

Print first a nozzle check pattern, self test which they say. Check your manual for your printer, it should be accessible from that if you dont have any manual, go to the epson website and download a manual. Usually the self test would go like this.

While the printer is turned off, you press and hold down the paper feed button, continue holding it down while turning on the printer. It will print the nozzle check pattern standalone. If you see all the colors then the issue your having is a color management issue, if you do not see the cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light magenta and light cyan from that test; then you will need to do 3 consecutive times of Head Cleaning from the maintenance program in your computer. If you have a windows xp it goes like this.

Click on start go to control panel - printers and faxes -
you right click on your printer icon and select printing prefrences. From there, go to maintenance tab and click head cleaning, go through that cycle 3 consecutive times and see if it improved. Good luck....

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: won't print with one empty colour cartridge

hi you need replace empty cartridge atherise you can`t print, most epson`s printer works like that.

regards

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus Color 1160

Hello Stompson,

You can go here and download this utility. It will allow you to select your printer model so you can reset the maintenace request.

http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

If in the event this does not work try this 2nd procedure, it normally works with the older Epson models and may work for your model too.
1. turn off the machine for at least 5 minutes and disconnect the interface cable to the computer
2. push and hold down the "ink" button and the "paper" button and turn the printer on.
3. When the "paper" light flashes quickly release both the buttons and then immediately press and hold down the "ink" button only for at least 10 seconds.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

tigertail
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SOURCE: service manual for epson stylus dx4000 series

You could try here:
http://www.2manuals.com/product_reviews_info.php?products_id=792&reviews_id=150


Posted on Mar 16, 2009

tigertail
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SOURCE: epson sx200 One of the colour inks is empty and no print in black

Hi, this is not a solution because I don't think there is one apart from buying new inks. Epson and all other inkjet printers do this to prevent the coloured print head nozzles from getting blocked. If they are not used for a long time the ink dries up and blocks the nozzles. Epson recommends printing at least once a month with all colours to prevent this. Printing in black only option will only work if the colored inks are OK. Whenever the printer is turned on it performs a head clean, this is why the coloured inks get used over time even though they are not used for printing.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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