20 Most Recent Epson Stylus 830U InkJet Photo Printer Questions & Answers

Sounds like the print heads need cleaned, sometimes the software clean mode will not clean them good and you have to physically go in and clean them.

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Oct 20, 2013

No. The 830U can put stuff onto paper, it cannot read from paper.

Epson Stylus... • Answered on May 09, 2013

Yes, you are correct. One of Epson's short comings, unlike HP printer where the head is part of the ink cartridge. When you put in a new cartridge you're also replacing the head. The solution for me was to purchase a new all in one Hewlet Packard and sell my Epson all in one, just for the scanner. Where I live, it would've costed more for me to fix the Epson than purchase a different one and then consider it will just clog up again. If you are handy at working on computer components it may prove cost effective. Best wishes, TS

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Feb 29, 2012

Take a look at my tip on cartridges it may save you a lot of time and money



Read on and see if any applies to you.
Check that you removed the protective tape. some cartridges have two of these pieces of tape one over the head and possibly on on the contacts to the printer.

If you recently re-filled or had the cartridge refilled or even bought one of the many cheaper replacement cartridges you should read on

Most modern cartridges have an ink level chip built on to them.
Should the level drop below 25% then most of these chips lock up and will not reset.

Re-filling them will have no effect

If you are lucky you should be able to find either a
chip resetter around on the INTERNET or maybe even local


Even better empty cartridges that
never need to be reset.
The second option is my preference

I realise these are not for your specific printer but there are others listed on both those sites as well.

cheaper cartridge problems have been on the rise recently and that is for ALL makes of printer.
If you try to clean the contacts be VERY careful cleaning contacts and ONLY use isopropynol on a lint free bud or cloth.
Also be very gentle.

I have seen the contacts cleaned and cartridges ruined with other methods of cleaning.
Rubbing too hard can also cause a badly set chip to move making it inoprable.

I dont like full prices replacements either which is why I always provide the links
I usually reccomend that people take back any cartridge that does not work right from the get-go.

I dont know of anyone who has had a problem doing that be it a shop refill or otherwise.

No matter if I paid $1 or $100 for a cartrdige I would still expect it to work
Hope this gives you the information you need



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Epson Stylus... • Answered on Nov 03, 2011

Welcome to FixYa.

Uninstall and re-install the printer driver. It might be corrupted.

UNINSTALL the current driver:
  • Click on START.
  • Click on Control Panel.
  • Control Panel Window will open.
  • Make sure the Control Panel Window is in Category View.
  • Click on Uninstall a program under Programs.
  • Scroll down as needed to look for all the programs that pertains to Epson Stylus Photo 830U
  • Double click on it to uninstall.
  • Follow the instructions if it has one.
  • After uninstallation, the program will be removed from the list.
  • Restart your computer.

Download and install the latest printer driver:
  • Click >>HERE to download the latest driver.
  • Choose your operating system on the download page. (Vista and 7 are not supported)
  • Put a check mark on the Drivers and Utilities check box.
  • Click SEARCH.
  • Click CONTINUE.

Download and install the following:
  • Printer Driver 5.4aE
  • Status Monitor 3.0a

Double click the downloaded file to start the installation.
Follow the instructions during installation.

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Have a great day.

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Aug 29, 2011

Try unplugging the printer, then plugging it in again. Make sure the print ink heads are secure inside the printer.

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jun 05, 2011

1. Go to the following link: http://www.epson.co.uk/Printers-and-All-In-Ones/Inkjet/Epson-Stylus-Photo-830U/Drivers-Support?supportLandingPage=true
2. From the drop down menu, select your operating system.
3. Click on "Drivers & Software".
4. Click on the specific item you want to download to proceed with the download.

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jun 16, 2010

Epson programmed their printer to monitor the waste ink counter and your printer has reached the maximum value allowed, you have to reset your printer to clear the waste ink counter.

You may read the information regarding "end of life" and "waste ink counter" here: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

To reset the counter, download re-setter program here, install and follow the instruction in the web site.

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Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jun 13, 2010

Hello there
This tool program is a handy thing.

SSC Service Utility allow you to do many amazing things with Your Epson printer :
1) Work directly with CSIC in Epson Stylus printers cartridges.
2) Reset or rewrite any chip using special addon device.
3) Freeze internal ink counters.
4) Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges.
5) Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all Epson inkjet printers, powerful cleaning mode.
6) Hot swapping of cartridges supported.
7) Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full).
8) More then 100 different Epson printers supported
This allow many people with high printing demands to save some money (program works with both black and color cartridges).
Up to day this software works under Windows 95/98/ME/2K2/XP with both the LPT and USB printers.
Download Free
Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/sscserve.exe
Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks
All files on my website are only there for a limited time

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Apr 28, 2010

Hi ,

1. Power cycle your printer then try
2.Take out self print out
3.reinstall driver for printer

hope it can fix your issue
thanks for using fixya

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Mar 25, 2010


Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this I put down here. But after you don this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok it got to be the heads blockage
There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Feb 12, 2010

reset the printer. if not corrected.
Unplug it and wait a few minutes then plug it in.

That should do it, unless it was a refil.

Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jan 30, 2010

Check out this link, it might help.


Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jan 22, 2010

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