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Epson R1900 - trash and ink light flashing together. Manual says Pictbridge has something plugged into it. I've never used it. Tried turning machine off and unplugging for 30 mins. didn't help. It started after I took out the yellow cartridge and put it back in. I had printed a Nozzle Check page and realized that no yellow pattern printed at all. I'm guessing the yellow nozzle is clogged but can't do anything further because of the flashing lights.

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SOURCE: Epson 9600 suddendly stopped printing yellow

It's NOT a cartridge if this works... I had a similar problem with a 9600 I bought on eBay that had been inoperable over 18 months. Three colors would NOT clear up after multiple power cleanings. Epson support politely solved the issue at no charge on the phone... he had me drop a few drops of warm water on the pad the printhead rests on when not printing. You have to move the printhead to the left to do that by moving up the little lever near the cutter. The pad is easier to reach with a long eye dropper. I used very warm water- not boiling. I replaced the printhead over the warm water pad for an hour. Then I repeated the process and let it be for another 60 minutes. Then I did a nozzle check and what was gummed up yellow, cyan, and magenta nozzles became clear and it's worked fine since. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Epson Nozzle check

hi sandysun,
try to deep cleaning at you nozzle from printer software at printer should help..
if still the same problem...u printhead got problem...try to take out you print head..put in the hot water..becarefull dont wet the chip near the print head

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Black ink nozzle clogged

If you have tried 5 or 6 head cleans, left for about 10 hours and then tried 3 or 4 more without noticeable result then you probably need a head cleaning solution. Google for stockist near your area or try this one:
Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution, thanks.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: black ink nozzle clogged, cannot

if it has ink in it, then remove the black cartrige and take a damp cloth with water and wipe the print head,( once you wipe it a few times, you should see black ink on the cloth)

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson 4800 clogged

I've had similar fun(?) with my Epson. The best solution that I've found is getting by a drafting (or crafts) supply store and getting a jar of Rapiograph, Koohinor, or drafting pen cleaner. With any kind of luck all you'll need to do is 'flood' the print head a bit (let the solution pool around the cartridge intakes), and set a few minutes, then do the Nozzle check.

The next step if that doesn't get it, is to get an old 'empty' cartridge, add a teaspoon or so to the cartridge, then insert as usual- be quick, as the ink inside has been greatly diluted!

Cycle the printer off & on several times allowing 3-5 minutes between the first & second cycles. What happens during cycling is the printer 'charges' then 'empties' the internal ink tubes; the solution is drawn back and forth, washing out the tubes and jets.

Make sure that your cartridges are 20+% full when using them to print. Epson was one of the bad guys that showed empty ink supplies when they were still full.

Hope this helps.

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More than a little unusual that the printer is reporting non-OEM cartridges if those are the ones loaded unless your cartridge supplier has obtained their stock from another sales zone, in which case it may be that the printer is not recognising them as being valid.

Presumably, given the model you are getting the warning on your computer so you can disable this status monitor by doing the following:

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Have a look at this Adjustment Program Epson R1900 - Resetter Epson R1900

I have not tried but I do not believe there is a hardware solution. Also check this site:

They sell a set of refillable cartridges with an auto reset feature. They have a video which is also posted on YouTube which shows the refilling of their system.

Also found this which you may find of interest:

Would be interested to hear if the softwareresetter works out.

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and turn it back on. If the error persists, contact Epson

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