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My Epson dx440 just won't print anything i've changed the print cartridges cleaned nozzles and head and when printing the paper is completely black help!!!!!

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Sometimes there is a coating on the chips (even original epson ones!) - Old wives tales say dont touch the chips with your fingers - but take the carts out one by one and wipe your finger over the chips (1 finger for one chip - dont reuse the same finger on a different chip)

Reinstall them and that worked for me on a dx4500 with original epson carts in

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The first thing is that you need to get some compressed clean air and blow all that mess up. There is compressed clean air that comes in a can kinda like wd-40 with a small straw. You can buy it at Radio Shack or some electronic supply place. That will do the trick. God Bless.

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Try cleaning the print heads.

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Cleaning only helps if there is still ink in the cartridges.
If you print the nozzle check, you can see what colour is having problems to print.
And when you are sure there is still ink in the cartridge, you could try to remove the cartridge, and in the printer, where the cartridge was, you could put a drop of cleaning fluid in the nozzle on the bottom. Then try printing one or two pages on full colour, till the ink starts coming through.

Be aware, sometimes just a bit of dust is traveling wit the print head, blocking the ink too. But then you see smear on the paper.
Always be sure the underside of the print head does not have debris traveling with the head.
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. ....ran a nozzle check and cleaned print heads because it wasn't printing any ink on the paper.... ???
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well changing the cartridges will not effect anything to the printer but the duration taken for replacement will. As in epson if you leave the printer without cartridges will clog the head nozzles. Did you remove the cartridges and turned off the printer and left idle for sometime? if yes then follow the instructions below

1. Print nozzle check test print to know which nozzles are not working
2. Head cleaning from the printer software.
3. Perform step 1 again to see the difference after cleaning


Then you have to take the print head out of the printer and clean the nozzles by using hot water in the Syringe and blowing the derbies out of the nozzles.

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The print head nozzles may be clogged. From the Utility section found in the EPSON printer driver, clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. A head cleaning and nozzle check must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check, examine the printed dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are gaps in the dot pattern, continue with another cycle. Perform up to 3 cycles if necessary. If the nozzle check is not printing completely, and if the head cleanings do not help the nozzle check pattern to print completely, try replacing the ink cartridge. Any ink cartridge installed into the printer must have a blue label on top of it. If the blue label has been removed from the ink cartridge, do not install the cartridge. Using an ink cartridge, which does not have the blue label on it, may damage the printer. Caution: If you have already installed a cartridge which is missing the blue label, or if a previously installed ink cartridge was missing its blue label at the time it was installed, and now head cleanings do not help the nozzle check pattern to print completely, your printer may require service and you should contact the EPSON Connection for further assistance.

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1. Use paper recommended by Epson

2. Use genuine Epson ink cartridges

3. Avoid using old or damaged ink cartridges

4. Make sure the printer is on a flat, stable surface

5. Make sure your paper is not curled, damaged, dirty, or too old

6. Make sure the paper type selected in the printer driver is appropriate for the type of paper loaded in the printer.

7. Clear the High Speed checkbox in the printer driver and run the Paper Guide Cleaning utility.

8. If your printer has a lever/paper thickness lever, make sure it is in the paper position.

If printouts are still poor after following the advice above, the issue could be related to the alignment of the print head or caused by a partially blocked print head.

You can check the print head nozzles from your computer by using the Nozzle Check utility. In some cases blurred prints could be caused by blocked nozzles on the print head. Whilst less common, this should be checked to eliminate it as a potential cause.

also recommend that a standalone nozzle check (Self Test) is printed to rule out an issue such as interference from an electromagnetic field, such as that which can be caused by PC speakers.

The printhead alignment could also cause this to happen I also recommend you use the Head Alignment utility, accessible from the Maintenance/Utility section of the printer driver.

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please try these steps:
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2. If there are gaps (a few or multiple), do the head cleaning cycle and re-print the nozzle check. Observe for any improvements. If there is improvement, do the head cleaning cycle again and print the nozzle check until all the lines are all complete.
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f print quality does not improve by the standard cleaning of the Print Head, clean the Print Head deeply. Cleaning the Print Head deeply consumes more ink than the standard cleaning of the Print Head, so clean the Print Head deeply only when necessary.
1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

2. Clean the Print Head deeply. (1) Press the g0022565.png (Maintenance) button repeatedly until y appears. g0054776.png
(2) Press the Black or Color button.
The machine starts cleaning the Print Head deeply. Do not perform any other operations until the machine completes the deep cleaning of the Print Head. This takes about 2 minutes.

3. Check the print head condition.

When the deep cleaning is completed, the LED returns to the copy standby mode. To check the print head condition, print the nozzle check pattern.

See " Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern".

If the problem is not resolved, turn off the power and clean the Print Head deeply again after 24 hours.
If the problem is still not resolved, replace the FINE Cartridge with a new one.

See " Replacing FINE Cartridges".
If the problem is still not resolved after replacing the FINE Cartridge, contact the service center.

Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles.

NOTE If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the FINE Cartridge whose ink is low.
See " Replacing FINE Cartridges".

You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

2. Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray.

3. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

4. Print the nozzle check pattern.

(1) Press the g0020617.png (Maintenance) button repeatedly until A appears. g0054754.png
(2) Press the Black or Color button.

The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

5. Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the Print Head if necessary.

1. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (1) or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (2). g0054755.png (1) Check if lines are missing in this pattern. If yes, the cleaning is required.
See " Cleaning the Print Head".

(A) Good
(B) Bad (lines are missing)

(2) Check if horizontal white streaks are present in this pattern. If yes, the cleaning is required.
See " Cleaning the Print Head".
(A) Good
(B) Bad (horizontal white streaks are present)
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