I have an Epson CX8400 connected via USB to an iMac running Mac OS X 10.5.4. When I try to print, I just get a stream of blank pages or pages with garbage on them. A test page won't print, but I can run a printer test to make sure the nozzles aren't clogged and that works fine.
The old solution worked last year when I tried it. But didn't work again this year.
After doing a little digging came up with this nugget.
Hope it is as helpful for you.
Add printer and select the driver for the Epson Stylus CX7800.
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I could only get my CX8400 to work with Leopard once I manually selected the driver located at /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/EPSON Stylus CX8400.gz
I think that may have appeared after installing a driver downloaded off the web, but I didn't track my steps carefully enough to be certain. I used http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=90342&prodoid=63069506&infoType=Downloads&platform=Macintosh
I know this is a bit jumbled, but hopefully it helps.
One of the simplest posted solutions worked like a charm for me...Going to System Preferences, Printer and Fax while holding CTRL key let me reset (delete) all the printers. Then I turned on the Epson cx8400 and the system found the right driver on the Internet. Problem solved, and so easy! I am a brand new Mac user with a billion years of PC behind me, so the whole Mac interface/way of doing things still feels pretty strange! So having a simple and effective fix for this problem is one less thing to deal with! Thanks!
> Delete the printer in the printer list ( make sure that there's no printer left in the printer list for the CX 8400 ) > Click on the plus sign to add the printer again in the printer list in the Printer Brouser window you should see the printer listed there via USB connection., Click on it and check under "Print Using" if the CX8400 driver is listed ( not a guten print driver )
> If CX8400 driver is listed under Print Using., click on add and try to print.
> If "guten print driver" or no driver selected you may need to uninstall the printer driver and download a driver from the epson website.
Steps to uninstall the printer driver: 1.) Make sure that the printer is deleted from the printer list 2.) Click and open MAC or Apple HD / Library / Printer., and look for the Epson folder (drag the whole Epson Folder to your trash bin) 3.) Click and open MAC or Apple HD / Library / Receipts., and look for "Epson Printer driver package or Epson Printer driver.pkg and drag it toyur trash.. 4.) disconnect the connection from your Computer to Printer (USB) 5.) Empty your trash bin and restart your computer
Steps to download printer driver: 1.) Download Printer Driver Ver 3.88 epson12439.dmg
try this link > http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=90342&prodoid=63069506&infoType=Downloads&platform=Macintosh
2.) Ones it is downladed to your desktop click and open the file or click on the "Vise X Installer" / Install and then quit 3.) Connect the printer to your computer (USB) 4.) Click on the Apple Icon / System Preferences / Print and Fax., Click on the plus sign to add the printer and print
Same problem. just bought the cx8400 today. I'm running the imac 10.5. It's feeding endless amounts of paper and can't cancel the job. Please let me know if you've found a solution. NO FRIGGEN PAGE SET UP option.!!!!
I had the exact same problem with the endless blank pages "printing" out. I have a MacBook Air with OSX 10.5.6.
Before I got a chance to try and delete and reinstall all the drivers all over again, my phone call was answered by a very helpful lady from Epson's support line US: 562-276-4382.
Here's how easy it was to fix:
Go into Apple System Preferences, click Printer & Fax. HOLD CONTROL while clicking on the printer on the left side of the screen. When you HOLD CONTROL, it allows you to choose the option to "Reset Printers".
Click "Reset Printers", and you will see them all disappear. Simply plug in your CX8400 and click the plus button to add new printer. It will search for the driver for you if you have an internet connection. It worked for me on the first try and took only about 2 minutes total!!!!
I'd wasted so much time installing drivers and screwing with the printer before this. Save your time for things that make you happy! Share help when you can!