I replaced theblack ink cartridge, which is all I use. Several of the color cartridges are out but I do not need them. The printer was printing until the black cartridge needed replacing. Now, I cannot get the printer to work. I am not interested in doing photos because it is cheaper to go to a commercial establishment. Therefore, the color cartridges are of no import in the use of this printer. The cartridge holder moves across but the paper is not feeding through the machine. My business is being held hostage as I cannot print my bills.
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Re: After cartridge change, the printer will not work
You might not like it, but here it is, it is the truth
Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head. Therefore, once one of the cartridges are expended, the printer signals you to replace the cartridge in order for printing to continue.
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Do you get the lines when copying only or when printing as well? If you only have the issue when copying, then the scanner part of the printer could be the problem. If the issue happens when both copying or printing, then the issue more than likely resides with the printing mechanism of the printer.
I'm not familiar with this printer model, but here's a few things to check:
Remove the ink cartridge and re-seat it into its cradle. While it's out, make sure there's no left over tape covering the nozzle of the cartridge (like HP cartridges have).
Epson ink cartridges include a microchip inside them that monitor the ink levels of the cartridge. Once the ink gets below a certain level the cartridge will no longer work. If this is an older cartridge, the issue could be resolved by getting a new one. If this is a brand new cartridge, it could be that the cartridge is faulty or that there is an issue with the printer itself.
Press the Ink Cartridge Replacement button and check the flash pattern of the control panel lights: ERROR and POWER lights flash at the same speed = replace black cartridge ERROR light flashes twice as fast as the POWER light = replace color cartridge
Look at the indicator light on your Lexmark
printer. You'll need to replace ink cartridges when the light flashes or
turns red instead of the standard green.
Purchase Lexmark ink cartridges. You can buy the brand name
or purchase a generic version that is compatible with your printer. You
can shop for low cost ink cartridges from ABC Ink.
Remove the old cartridges from your printer. Grip the sides
of the Lexmark ink cartridges and pull it out. Dispose of the ink
cartridges in a recycle program like the one at Staples or save the
cartridges for refill.
Install the new ink cartridges after removing the protective
tabs. Avoid touching the IC chip when installing the new Lexmark ink
cartridges. Replace the cover of the printer.
Allow the Lexmark printer to run a nozzle test. Print several
pages with the new ink cartridges to make sure you installed the ink
cartridges correctly. The indicator light should return to a solid green
Buy only genuine Dell replacement cartridges. Dell states their printer cartridges cannot be refilled with ink and that only their cartridges work in the printer.
Bring the cartridge carrier of the printer to the center so you can access the ink cartridges. Open the cover of the printer and the carrier slides to the center. Make sure the printer is turned on.
Remove the old black ink cartridge to use the color cartridge. If you allow the old black cartridge to remain in the printer, you will get error messages that the ink is low. The printer may also keep reverting back to the black ink as the default color when printing.
Open the package of the new color cartridge carefully. Remove any blue packing tape that's on the ink cartridge. Take care not to touch the gold area or you could damage the cartridge. Insert the new color cartridge into the correct slot in the printer, the right side of the cartridge carrier. The ink cartridges aren't interchangeable; they need to be placed in the correct slot.
Close the cover on your printer after installing the color cartridge. Run a print test to make sure the color cartridge is installed correctly. Use the Dell Ink Management System to monitor your printer and all-in-one functions. Thanks Thiru
If you need to replace an ink cartridge in your printer, please follow the
To confirm which ink cartridge requires replacement,
please use the printer's control panel (there is a black ink out indicator, as
well as a color ink out indicator ), or the Status Monitor in your computer.
Red light flashing - Low ink Red light solid - Out of ink
Open the printer cover and press the INK (Cleaning) button for 3 seconds. The
print head moves to the center and the lights flash. 2. Lift up the ink
cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder. 3. Remove the
cartridge and dispose of it carefully. If ink gets on your hands, wash them with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
4. Unpack the new ink cartridge and remove the yellow tape. You must remove
the yellow tape from the top of the cartridge. Do not remove the clear seal
underneath the cartridge. Do not touch the green circuit board on the back of
the cartridge, or you may inhibit normal operation and printing. 5. Tilt the
new cartridge toward you slightly as you insert it. Lower the cartridge so that
the tabs rest on the hooks. Do not place the cartridge tabs under the hooks.
6. Press down firmly on the ink cartridge clamp until it snaps in place.
7. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 2 through 6
before continuing with step 8 (to move printhead over to color (if black was
replaced first) press the cleaning button once). 8. Press the INK (Cleaning)
button once, and close the printer cover. The printer begins charging the ink
delivery system. 9. Wait until ink charging is finished (the power light
stops flashing and the red error light goes out).
The Epson FAQ lists several techniques for resolving this problem.
There is also an animation on how to replace the ink cartridges.