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Epson C66 new cartridge won't print

New printer cartridge won't print. Thought I was going to save money by buying "off brand" ink. Installed cartridge and computer told me it was not an Epson did I want to install anyway and I said yes. Big mistake. Quality was bad. Removed cartridge and purchased Epson. Installed the new one and it won't print. (Black) I've cleaned the heads and re-aligned. Nothing.


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  • skittledesca Aug 27, 2008

    New Epson cartridge won't print. Levels show other colors are fine but after installing new black only faint magenta comes out. Have cleaned heads, realigned, charged ink, and made sure cartridges "clicked", now what??

  • battgirl Feb 01, 2009

    You have asked me to respond. I am not "new" to printers. Having used both ink jet and laser printers both at home and at work. I do not leave any printer with out cartridges. As I stated, my black ink cartridge was out, so I thought I would try an "off brand". It did not work for me. It was terrible printing. The quality was very poor. Even after cleaning the heads, realigning, etc. I then removed the off brand and purchased an Epson cartridge. I never not it to work again. The printer now is sitting on a shelf, unusable. Ink jet printers are cheap. It's not worth all the trouble and aggravation. I submitted this problem back in August. Do you think I am still waiting for an answer from you?

  • battgirl Feb 01, 2009

    Nor would I PAY for assistance for this problem. It's terrible that every single problem we have these days has to be fixed by PAYING someone to do it.

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Hey - it's a bit hard attacking me like this - I haven't asked you to pay for anything, and I didn't see your original post until a day or two ago for goodness sake. I'm merely saying that your printer going awry has probably got nothing whatsoever to do with you trying a clone cartridge. The fact that the replacement Epson cartridge doesn't work either bears this out. These cartridges are just ink tanks - the previous one cannot possibly have any influence on how the next one behaves. No, of course you are not still waiting for an answer from me some 6 months later. But you are being a bit selfish in thinking that these posts are just for you and me. Lots of people read them, and you gave the completely erroneous impression that if you buy a clone ink cartridge, you will wreck your printer. Just what that mercenary Mr Epson wants to hear eh! So, my basic aim was to refute this preposterous idea so that ordinary erks like me don't think they have to go and the pay extortionate Epson prices to keep their good old printers going. So there!

    And I bet I could fix your poor old abandoned printer in no time flat - and with clone cartridges!

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Your bias against cheap clone cartridges rather than buy incredibly overpriced Epson cartridges is understandable but misplaced. Your explanation gives no clue to a methodical analysis. Why did you remove all your original Epson cartridges? The Epson C6x family has the proud boast that you only needed to replace the cartridge that had run out. Did you leave your printer without cartridges installed - if so, bad news, dried ink blocking the tubes etc - etc - etc

    Can you give a blow-by-blow account of having a printer with all-working cartridges, to a printer with no working cartridges?


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