In my case head showed reasonable signs of ink flow onto loo roll, besides which the whole print head area was very gunky and conglealed so gave that a thorough clean up. I had one of these printers a few years ago and remember having the same problem. Looking for a tech bargain real soon? If the cartridges have been installed into the printer for longer than 6 months then they may cause inconsistent results. If the printer is not on a level surface, the print head may not move back and forth effectively which could result in banding on images and text. Remember that cartridges subsidise the printer price.

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I concur – fixed mine by reconnecting the hoses. Tablets by Dan Ackerman 8 days ago. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. I took the cover off of the printer, and pulled the seating pad over to the right.

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I have metered across a fuse on my control board under metal cover plate you have to take paper feed assembly out to access and found it to be blown, so shylus hope to repair with fuse-wire, and fingers crossed, but at least it shows the problem is hardware and not ink clog. Buy a laser printer, they work out much prnit over time. The most difficult part was reconnecting the tiny hose onto the plastic nipple under the cleaning pad in the end my girlfriend with her small fingers and two pair of thin nosed pliers did the job.


Open the Print or Page Setup dialog box via the File menu of an application. The cheaper models tend to be most forceful in ensuring you have all cartridges full and all are used up in equal amounts.

Chris 1 4 The repair took 30 min without proper finger-pliers. Remember that cartridges subsidise the printer price. Not yet an Epson partner? Prior to the new cartridges, I would at least get some faded color somewhere on the page. I then sfylus a head cleaning again. Sign up using Email and Password. I found under the cleaning pad the suction hose a small plastic pipe had come loose, so any number of head cleans were epspn waste of time as the ink wasn’t been drawn thro’.

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Thanks for the help! So its quite possible that your printer was going a bit streaky and crap and needing lots of head cleans etc, in the run up to total failure. Good sample Good sample Vertical misalignment or banding Vertical misalignment or banding Expend the sections below for a list of possible printt and solutions.

Bought a C84 off ebay, foolishly left it for months before plugging it in, worked like a sweetie for ten pages then suddenly nothing. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. If the printer is not on a level surface, the print head may not move back peint forth effectively which could result in banding on images and text.


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To ensure you get the best quality results from your Epson printer, we recommend using Epson media. Make sure that A4 size plain paper is loaded in the sheet feeder or, if your printer has a front-loading paper tray, main tray in the paper cassette.

Please sign in to comment. Be careful flushing print head with water though can’t see the harm if epon water is c8 flushed out properly. I want to print only black ink. Post as a guest Name. Not all models are like that though. Replace any old or damaged ink cartridges with new, genuine Epson cartridges for best printing results.

Epson Stylus C84 – printer – color – ink-jet c11cf. If there is no actual red ink light on and you were to do a search on this Printer Repair Site [under your Epson C82 printer], you would see that you are not alone in your problem.

I wish I had taken pictures to show the steps From what I’ve read so far the Epson Stylus C84 won’t print like this because it uses a little bit of pribt in even when you print only in black to prevent the ink heads from drying out.