Epson C66 ink cartridges

  radi8or 15:36 21 Nov 2006

Hi all,

My son in law has an Epson C66 printer and has replaced all the cartridges with genuine Epson replacements but it won't print, does it have to be reset or is it something more serious.

Thanks in advance

Regards Bob

  Technotiger 15:43 21 Nov 2006

Hi, has the printer been in continuous use? If not the nozzles and heads may need cleaning.
Also where were the Epson inks purchased from, check their Use-by dates.


  Technotiger 15:45 21 Nov 2006

PS - when he replaced the cartridges were the old ones empty? Cartridges should not be changed unless they are empty.

  radi8or 15:57 21 Nov 2006


Thanks for quick response, son in law said he bought them from PC World, printer stopped printing colour but he carried on until the black ran out then replaced the lot,

I think you could be right about needing cleaning, is it auto cleaning by the printer or take it apart and clean manually, i'll probably get the job.

Regards Bob

  Technotiger 16:05 21 Nov 2006

It should be 'cleaned' by the printer software - Epson Status Monitor - freely downloadable from the Epson website, if he does not already have it.

  Technotiger 16:07 21 Nov 2006

PS - I would not advise manual cleaning - a very tricky and a very dirty job, not worth the effort because new printers are so cheap these days.


  radi8or 16:08 21 Nov 2006


Thanks for your help, will check out Epson site.

Regards Bob

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