20 Most Recent Epson Stylus C84 InkJet Printer Questions & Answers


C84 Wont print red

The printer colour cartridges are magenta, cyan and yellow. The printer prints "red" by mixing magenta and yellow ink. So, if you only get yellow when you print red, it means you aren't getting any magenta ink on the paper.

Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select head clean). Now run a nozzle check (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Is there any sign of magenta ink on the paper. Try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print.

If you have already done lots of head cleans with no result, are you sure you have a good magenta ink cartridge? To eliminate the possibility of a faulty cartridge, buy a new set of compatibles on E-Bay - they're very cheap. You can always re-use the old one later if it turns out it is OK.

If none of the above works, then you may have blocked magenta print head nozzles. You can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid
comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If you get any magenta ink on the nozzle check, then there is hope! Repeat the process until you get a full magenta nozzle check. If nothing, repeat the process once more.

If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.
6/3/2022 7:46:59 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Jun 03, 2022

Epson stylus t30 error code 2100012c

This error is usually shown when using the AdjProg to try to reset the waste ink counter.The error code is caused by one of the following:1. More than one Epson printer is connected (turn any others off)2. The utility can't connect using the "Auto" setting for the printer "port" (Select the specific printer port using the "Select" button).This issue is covered with other AdjProg errors in this article
10/13/2018 8:31:59 AM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Oct 13, 2018

Replace power steering belt on 2005 kia amanti

Loosen hinge bolt A and flange nut B loosen adjusting bolt C ,until you can remove the belt. install new belt,after belt is seated .pull it to slide around pulleys to make sure correctly positioned. tighten adjusting bolt C ,to te>nsion belt. to correct specification deflection. Tighten hinge bolt A and B to specifications.. alt="Thumb">
10/10/2015 1:40:23 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Oct 10, 2015

Printer keeps printing blank pages non stop going

drop kick unit across room:)))) sorry just kidding I had the same problem with mine. If the computer is continually printing that means the printer is receiving print orders from your computer. Best thing is just disconnect the printer from the computer and turn the computer off and wait 30 seconds then turn on . This should clear the print cache then reconnect the printer. Make sure to only request one print at at a time.
if the printer continues to print blank pages check to see if you have the latest software driver for the printer installed on your computer. You can do this by going to the manufactures website and download the software its easy to do just follow the prompts and install! Hope this helpful!!!
7/18/2014 11:56:55 AM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Jul 18, 2014

Both red lights come

this may mean the waste pads are full and needs to be rese with software has i cant give you my email to give you the software messge me on here and i will try and help you
2/27/2013 11:36:36 AM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Feb 27, 2013

Epson c84 stylus inkjet lower ink pads installation diagram

You are asking because you got a message like this:parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life?Read about it at this link:http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Storesupport/InkPadsForm.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes.4 options:1. Reset the printer with the utility above (after realizing that IF the pads are actually near full, which I've only seen once, ink will start overflowing onto your desk sometime in the future (put the printer on a baking pan for safety).2a. Replace pads yourself (a pain and cost more than the printer is worth) parts drawing and parts are available at:http://www.compassmicro.com/The rest is disassembly- either the service manual - you might find free (or a YouTube video), but definitely for $ at:http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=2_39JUST DON'T TRY DOING THIS WITHOUT some guidance- you will end up at option 3 eventually if you do this you will still need to do # 1 to reset the counter2b. Have service firm do it ( way more than the printer is worth)3a.If you really "love" that C84, or have a bunch of ink - look on Craigslist or ebay3b. Buy "refurbished" epson printer with warranty, inks and probably free shipping at:http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/EsHome.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
9/5/2012 5:52:46 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Sep 05, 2012

Two Cartridges of 4 Not Recognized (new, empty-chipped)

No matter what you do, it will not recognize it.
Brother and Epson's require original epson ink.
Good Luck.....
5/28/2012 10:02:25 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on May 28, 2012

I just replaced all 4 ink cartridges on my epson

See the on-line handbook


and look in Problem Solver, Diagnosing the Problem, Error indicators. If the two lights are flashing together, you have a paper jam. If this is the case, you should be able to pull the paper out from the front or top. If the lights are flashing together, and you can't see any paper jamming the printer, post a new comment to this effect for more help.

If the lights are flashing alternately (Unknown printer error), it usually means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink "protection" counter has exceeded its limit. You can restore your printer to a working condition immediately by using the SSC utility - download from


and use it to reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation. However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you should change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back with a new comment and I will provide further help.
6/2/2011 9:28:39 AM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Jun 02, 2011

I need to download software

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5/20/2011 7:13:24 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on May 20, 2011

I stored the printer for a while. When I hooked it

goto to the printer properties, maintence tab and perform cleaning action hope this help
3/7/2011 6:03:41 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Mar 07, 2011

Remove scc print utiliy fron

Go the the add remove programs in the control panel and uninstall it
2/28/2011 9:38:33 PM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011

I replaced the color catridges

The ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Leaving your printer on takes very little power. Every so often the printer sends a signal to cycle the ink in the heads so it doesn't clog. If you turn your printer off, the next time you turn it on it will do a cleaning which wastes a lot of ink. The excess ink is soaked up by the waste pad beneath the printer. When the waste pad is full, the printer stops working. Unless you want to spend more than the cost of the printer or waste a lot of time on a messy cleanup you will end up throwing the printer out. So shutting it off actually shortens its life.

If you leave the printer off for extended periods of time, the ink in the heads will clog and you will have to throw the printer away.

Here's how to clear blocked print heads, given you've run the cleaning of the print heads or nozzles from the printer at least 5 times:
-remove the cartridge(s) from the blocked head and drop alcohol where the ink enters the printer.
-reinsert the cartridges
-run one head cleaning
-wait about an hour then run some head cleanings.
-dip the print heads in Isopropyl Alcohol overnight, which you can buy from chemist

-if that still doesn't work, your heads may be clogged to the point where they need repair or replacement, which will probably cost more than a new printer.
2/3/2011 11:49:54 AM • Epson Stylus C84... • Answered on Feb 03, 2011
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