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Epson CX8400 Blank Pages

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.

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  • sefakipe Aug 30, 2008

    Thank you very much!  This worked great!!

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    My problem is exactly the same as his. blank or garbled streaming pages

  • nabosh Nov 24, 2008

    Just got a black Macbook.  Have the CX8400.  Never had a problem with this printer previously, infact with my previous mac PowerBook G4 I'd usually just plug into friends printers and print.  Never was an issue.  Now the printer is just spewing blank pages.  I recently moved, but I don't think the printer is structurally damaged, it prints a test page fine.  I've been in the whole print and fax settings, removed the printer, added it, and still doesn't work.  I'm baffled.  

  • rhf469 Nov 28, 2008

    Yes I have the prob,I am hoping to find the answer to this annoyance

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Same issue -- running Mac OS X 10.5.6 on a MacBook.

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I was having the same problem and just got off of the phone with tech support who fixed the problem for me,

go into system preferences
print and fax

there you should see the printer cx8400.

remove the printer by clicking on the - sign.

then re add the printer, by clicking the +

the computer will search for the drivers and install them.

that should have you printing like a champ.

hope this helps.

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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.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • Silver Persinger Feb 26, 2009

    Though the CX7800 driver does print the color is way out of wack.


    Thought I should come back and report the latest discovered.


    Best fix seems to be to reinstall original software that came with your printer.  If you don't still have it, I'd be willing to copy my CD for $5, shipping included in US.  If interested please email silver(at)6hourday(dot)org  


    Be sure to put relevant subject line otherwise I'd probably think you were spam.

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