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Printer pains

I know this is the wrong place and all but I am tearing my hair out. My Epson Stylus C84 printer is printing blank pages even though I have replaced all the inks. I have gone through the troubleshooting instructions to no avail. Who do I turn to when I need expert advice? Only the Coo.

Has it died, can it be revived?Crying or Very sad

Posted at 13th Sep 2010 - 01:14PM   Posted by Cait   Printer pains Comments: 6

Peterwf's Avatar Have you pushed the button to prime the new ink?
My C42 only needs it some times when the ink is replenished.

Posted by: Peterwf on 13th Sep 2010 at 01:20PM

Fennie's Avatar Cait, this may be something very obvious. Check all the obvious things like (sorry!) the sellotape on the ends of the cartridges. Have you cleared the printer's memory? It should print a check sheet.

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Sep 2010 at 01:32PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Try going to the Epson website they have a live on-line chat help and they are very good.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Sep 2010 at 01:59PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Hi Cait,

My Dell printer does that sometimes...usually related to low ink or if the cartridge is not sitting quite snuggly enough in it's holder. Sometimes if I take them out and put them back in again, it cures it. Also, clearing the print queue sometimes helps. Sometimes I find that if I shut down and then start up again everything goes back to normal.

Finally, a rather stupid thing I did once was to have loads of blank pages after page one in my document which meant they all came out (blank first) before my typed page. It made it look as though it was printing blanks. When I went back and scrolled down through my document, sure enough I had only typed on page one, but had created a blank page 2,3,4, etc... Hope that makes sense...I'm not very good at explaining thingsRolling Eyes.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 13th Sep 2010 at 04:42PM

Wizzard's Avatar how old were the refils, and are they Epson originals?
Leave teh printer switched on for a day and see what happens - sometimes just having the printer switched on can clear any blockages.

Posted by: Wizzard on 14th Sep 2010 at 01:46PM

Wizzard's Avatar Also, run the head cleaner utility.

Posted by: Wizzard on 14th Sep 2010 at 01:47PM

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