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Epson Photo Stylus 1290

Hi, we have the Epson Photo Stylus 1290, running on Mac OSX. The Utility message is up saying Communication Error, and the inks will not slide across, does this sound to you like the ink pads are full or something else?
Thanks, Julia

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  • lara007 Jun 14, 2008

    Yes I too have this problem on an Epson 1290 with both lights flashing and "communication error" whenever I try to use the utility. I had just put in a new ink cartridge and it was printing magenta images so I ran head cleaning 3 times and on the 3rd it stopped for good. If I try to print it says "Printer stopped". I have checked the USB connection and its OK, checked cables etc and the ink won't slide across on mine either so I can't take them out to check anything there. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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This happens to me very occasionally. Shut down the computer completely, unplug the usb cable from the computer and reinsert. Unplug the usb cable from the printer and reinsert. Switch on the printer. Start up the computer.

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