I have an Epson Stylus Color 680 printer which I know is old but has worked well until recently.If you try to print a document or a test page it is just blank,the printer makes as if it is printing.Have replaced both printer cartidges but no better,have also attempted to manually clean the print head but no better.Repeated head cleaning using the epson utility seems to consume ink but does not produce any print out.Is there anything else I can do or should I just replace it.Cartidges are compatibles but have used these for years.It has been left unused for some time.
Dont think it is a driver problem as the printer head moves as if printing but there is no output.Have taken cartridges out and plenty of ink comes out on damp paper towel,have cleaned cotacts also but no better.Think contacts ok anyway as status monitor shows amoount of ink.Any more ideas?
Did you try installing the driver from Stuartli's link? Very often a printer will work after a fashion, but with the correct driver installed will operate as it should. You say the print head moves as if printing - but the point is it is not printing.
Sound like an Epson print head blockage,which I recently had.
the carts sound OK,so remove carts,place tissue under print head and inject (with a syringe) the head nozzles (not the carts) with Isopropyl Alcohol. you may have to do this 3\4 times,and you may even have to let the alcohol soak overnight,,this method definitely works