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Ink cartridge are full yet the red light is still on...

I have a Epson Stylus Photo R260, and the out of ink light went off, so i done all the things you were supposed to do with the ink... replace, press and what not... But then the light is still on and won't do anything?

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  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Plenty of ink, get one DVD printed and red light comes one and can't print any more.  

  • kove Oct 12, 2008

    Ink cartridge are full yet the red light is still on. I've tried resetting the cartridges, unplugging the printer, unplugging the USB, restrting the computer.

  • as-is Nov 03, 2008

    Epson R 260 says that every ink cart empty-even though not. Replaced all with Epson brand carts and still refuses to recognize new full carts. Epson only say need servicing or buy a new one.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Same here. I guess Solution #1 is the one that would make sense. EPSON S***S the big one. Thank you for nothing Epson

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I replaced ALL of the ink cartridges... everything was great and only after 20 or 30 copies.. the red light comes on and stays on. Epson tech treated me like an idiot. Too bad because this printer was ideal for me, never any problems, never jammed up.... now it is collect dust...and laughing at me because I just spent $100 on new ink and it tells me I am out of ink. grrrrrrrr



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The problem is that Epson is a rip off. They make it so you HAVE to replace carts even when they are FULL. They ****.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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1. Disconnect the USB from the back of the printer.

2. Ensure you have the correct part number on the Cartridge.

3. Push the red button and make sure it indicates the Black is out (if another color is out, it won't print and even if u only ever print black the color still runs out)

4. Re-seat the cartridge

5. Try another cartridge

6. If that doesn't work, your printer needs service

Posted on Aug 22, 2008


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