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Epson printers use a completely different print head inking system than most other brands of printers and correct epson ink formulation is vital. Windows 98 has been reported to be a system that allows the ink cartridges to be correctly installed, sometimes even Non-Epson Ink Cartridges, that may not normally be recognized correctly by your printer, when using Wins XP, or possibly some other operating systems. That will hopefully correct your communications error. When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. Unfortunatly, all those tests waste a lot of ink and if after 10 sets of tests, all of the black nozzles are still not open, then they are probably clogged, or that you have a bad cartridge. Any difference in the ink formulation can clog the small print head nozzles or damage other critical components. I would guess that the message you are getting is probably an actual problem in your computer system and probably in the Printer Drivers that are actually loaded onto it.

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Some people have reported that when they hook up their printer to a different Computer System [like a friends], with a different Operating System [esp Win’s sttlus, the ink cartridges seem to be able to be correctly installed, with no problems. However, that solution will only help, if there is an actual clogged print head assembly.

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When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. You usually don’t need to fully remove the left end of the paper holder assy to be able to see and reconnect the sensor’s arm and spring. The maintenance request error is the most common problem, when both lights are on solid.


My friend has the same problem with a different model of printer there has got to be something i am missing here.

You are taking your chances by using c40us or generic ink cartridges, or even by refilling your old cartridges. Thanks very much in advance for anyone’s help. Subscription auto-renews at the end of the term Learn more. You need to eliminate possible problems and the carriage assembly is one of the biggest problem areas.

I have searched the internet for help, drivers and tutorials and now I finished up here.

Com Program” will not work on your printer, or with your Operating System, then you can always go on-line and try to buy that reset procedure. If you want to see what’s involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: The choice on what to do, or what to use is yours to make.

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I needed a replacement printer and ordered the Epson C40UX. ALso I cannot do a cleaning. Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Sometimes you will even get Error Messages up on your Monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. If you know what is wrong could you give me detailed instructions on how epsoh put it right as I am not good with computers.

Epson Stylus C40SX Printer

Most of the time, problems like yours are do to a particular software problem, or corrupted printer drivers. You need to clean or replace the absorber pads and reset the protection counter.


Its even possible that its a problem in c40u Computer System, rather than the actual printer or printer drivers. Remember that this is actually a Printer Repair Site and you may need help from a Computer Technician, rather than a Printer Technician.

I’m a graphic designer and need this printer.

Just to let you know: If you email help then make sure you have epson in the subject or I won’t open it. However, normally the most common problem is clogging of the print modep nozzles, especially if you were actually using non-epson ink cartridges. I don’t see that printer in the options of printer model.

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Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the print head nozzles. You have to realize that your printer does not actually have the ability to see any paper in your printer. There are people that say they use generic or third-party inks or ink cartridges in their epson printer and have never had a problem. Next, if you look at the underside of the printer, you will find 4 more rectangular windows spread out on the outer edge ignore the other indentations towards the centre of the base.

Available from these sellers. I cannot print anything on my epson.