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Old Oct 6, 2002, 9:05 AM   #1
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Default Printer will not communicate!

I have an Epson 870 printer and the color cartrige light is on.

I am not sure if there is a problem with the print since I can not do a clean print head cycle at all!

Also I can't do a printer check by holding page and power button at power up.

The red light just stays on.


If I try to print something the computer says it can't comunicate at all with the printer.

It acts like it dosen't even know the printer is hooked up.

I even tried a brand new cable and even hooked it to another computer but I get the same..."no comminications"!

My question is this......


If a cartridge needs to be replaced and the red light comes on will the printer act like this, in that it will not communicate with the computer at all?????



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Old Oct 6, 2002, 11:35 PM   #2
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This has been noted before because that printer uses a chip on the cartidge unless you have the status manitor installed on your computer for your printer it will act like its not communitcating.
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Old Oct 7, 2002, 8:19 PM   #3
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Got the same thing on my Epson C82..i get a msg that paper aint in...and the printer never works. To print i gotta restart! Pain in the a-hole.
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Old Oct 20, 2002, 8:31 PM   #4
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fixed the prob by gettin a belkin usb cable
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