Could the tubing still be the problem? I told them I’d get back to them. Thanks to this and other forums, it’s some comfort to know that ink clogs on this machine are not unique. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the print head assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. I have read a suggestion that you can always use an actual epson ink cartridge and when its empty, use the electrical chip off that epson cartridge. I only changed the ink cartridge and all the lights stayed on then? Epson has not done enough to fix this.

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The lever is inside the cover and can be flipped toward the front of the printer with your finger.

Again, if the cleaning fluids don’t help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. Does alcohol clean the stylus even if I can reach them – and I cannot even see them?



50400 is a pump within that circuit. When we disconnected the scanner unit, we found a gummy substance on the belt pins which we scraped off with our fingernails.

I am in college, therefore, I have tons of papers and projects due all the time.


I then ran a head cleaning again. And then, since the other two colors were low, I replaced them, and they stopped working! Which did not cure the problem. I noticed that under the 540000 where the heads sit when parked, there is a black hose attached to it. However, I cant find the nozzel hose anywhere – I dpson see it running under everything on the bottom of the printer case, but the end of the nozzel seems to be underneath everything and I dont see where it could 540000 to the printer head at all.

Of course the quality of the actual printing is much better and printers made now can do a lot more, then most of the older models could.

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I followed your instructions and now I have my printer back. Took me about 2 hours but was well worth it.

It really does not matter to me what type of ink cartridges you decide to use in your epson printer Then its 4 screws to remove the pump. I’ve tried printing in word and notepad without any luck. After reattaching it, and running several head cleaning operations 9 totalI am now having a new problem.

I don’t think that I could take the printer apart and fix the tubing if that’s what the problem is. dpson

I’m not getting blank pages. I understand the differences in the costs of the non-epson ink and ink cartridges, compared to the actual epson ink cartridges and the choice is always yours to make.


Try to get two pair of curved forcepts or needle nose pliers.

So, I would like to tackle the challenge, but I can do it only with a bit more help and some clearer, step-by-step instructions. Format see all Format.

For more recent epso rates, please use the Universal Currency Converter. I did learn that using a piece of cardboard to hold the white epsin section to the right helps a lot but I still cant get it. Until that chip is reset, it will not work in your printer. Why would anyone want an Epson printer? It’s a hassle to reconnect to the computer,and reload the software, when I already have the replacement machine HP connected and operating perfectly.

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Thanks for any help! I tried doing a head cleaning several times, and an alignment, and a nozzel check. Only this time I did this at least five times. I had the same problem with my CX It also suggests to cancel printing, which I did. Logsdon but can’t get access to the inkjetprinterhelp site you recommended not found.