20 Most Recent Epson Stylus CX5000 InkJet Photo Printer Questions & Answers

You need to reset the printer, it still thinks that you're using the old ink and, thus, doesn't want to print.. Check this article for more info on how to do it: Solved How To Reset Epson Ink Cartridges

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Aug 02, 2018

I think the MF printer has a defect in the scanning portion of electronics causing the issue. Maybe a hard reset will restore to proper operation. Also uninstall and reinstall the drivers. Also check to make sure that you are using it with an OS that is compatible. Scanners are notorious for not working in alien environment and needing a different driver.

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Sep 01, 2017

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.

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Sep 15, 2014

...if your ink cartridge is functional, everything should work...re-seat ink cartridge(s), turn off and then back on...check if software allows a computer screen indication to tell what other problems there are...

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Jul 08, 2014

I have the same problem & have been searching for weeks for a replacement printer that will print B & W with one or more colors empty. I haven't had any luck yet - I did run across a post that said: For black and white images and photos, a blend of colors called "composite black" may be used to achieve significantly better image quality and smoother gray tones than can be accomplished with black inks alone. I'm still searching...

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014

Yes you can. You can select "gray scale" from the preferences or properties windows

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on May 07, 2014

Change the cartigrade or the Toner here is the Fail

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Jan 22, 2014

Are you using compatible ink cartridges? When a compatible cartridge is empty in an Epson printer the printer reports "Cartridge not recognised". This is Epson's way of scaring you into using Epson branded cartridges. Just change the cartridge and it should be OK.

If it's not that issue then maybe the chip on the cartridge is faulty. Again, just change the cartridge.

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Nov 10, 2013

Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

Epson Stylus ... | Answered on Mar 29, 2013

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