Question about Epson Stylus Photo 1280 InkJet Printer
I haven't used the printer in several months. After dusting it off and replacing the ink cartridges, I tried to run the maintenance program through the driver software (downloaded). I always get an error saying "cannot communicate with the printer." Also, there is a solid red light. The printer will not engage its normal charging process, so I'm stuck pressing the big yellow button and the button next to the red light over and over again, but to no avail!!!! (yes my printer is hooked up to my computer via USB) so it should be "communicating." Any help would be very appreciated!!!
Buy another printer
Posted on Jul 13, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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.
5. 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 color.
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