My printer was working fine until I left it turned on for a few days and now it won't print at all. It seems to be working; works from the keys on the printer but won't print. I haven't tried another ink cartridge. Do you think that could be it?
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Try running the "printer head cleaning" program first. The heads may simply have dried ink in them and need to be cleaned out. You might need to run it a few times.
Right Click on the printer icon and you'll find "properties". Click on "properties" and in your printer settings and features you'll find "print test page". Try that and just follow the prompts. You should also find a "utilities" program that does the same thing and might work faster for you.
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using your printer once a week makes your printer clog even if you use original cartridges
i prefer using it once a day, if you dont have anything to print, just turn on your printer and it will automatically head cleaned its head
it's normally how the email is setup, you can yout copy and paste the emails into word and they'll print out fine or contact the email company and they should be able to setup a printer friendly version
open printing preferences and click on maintenance. Run the print head alignment utility. Sometimes this will remove the horizontal banding. I had this same problem and had to uninstall the printer and reinstall just like it was new, running the alignment feature before it was corrected. Worked ok for a few days then started again. I assumed that the printhead is bad. To costly to repair and bought a new printer.
It's NOT a cartridge if this works... I had a similar problem with a 9600 I bought on eBay that had been inoperable over 18 months. Three colors would NOT clear up after multiple power cleanings. Epson support politely solved the issue at no charge on the phone... he had me drop a few drops of warm water on the pad the printhead rests on when not printing. You have to move the printhead to the left to do that by moving up the little lever near the cutter. The pad is easier to reach with a long eye dropper. I used very warm water- not boiling. I replaced the printhead over the warm water pad for an hour. Then I repeated the process and let it be for another 60 minutes. Then I did a nozzle check and what was gummed up yellow, cyan, and magenta nozzles became clear and it's worked fine since. Good luck!