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    • andygb
    • By andygb 8th Jun 17, 6:06 PM
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    Epson XP 422 printing blanks
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    • 8th Jun 17, 6:06 PM
    Epson XP 422 printing blanks 8th Jun 17 at 6:06 PM
    My Epson XP 422 is just over a year old, and it has been going cranky for a month now. It is now printing blanks, despite having nearly full cartridges in. I have tried all the maintenance routines - nozzles and heads, but nothing is working.
    I have read some reviews which suggest this whole series are famous for breaking down.
    Is it time to get a new printer?
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 8th Jun 17, 6:39 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 6:39 PM
    Not necessarily.

    Try printing in photo quality for a while on normal A4 paper, it'll take longer but as I said in the other thread, 8 times out of 10 it'll start working properly again.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 8th Jun 17, 11:35 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 11:35 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 11:35 PM
    Thanks Neil, I will try that.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 14th Jun 17, 1:39 PM
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    • #4
    • 14th Jun 17, 1:39 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:39 PM
    Quick update, it still isn't printing even though I tried Neil's method, and to make it worse, it has stopped scanning from the unit, although I can go in via the PC, but then it will not print in PDF form.
    I think I need a new one.
    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 14th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
    not printing to PDF is not a printer problem, you have a problem with the drivers.
    Have you tried uninstalling the software and drivers and re-installing?
    (make sure you have the latest software from Epson website before doing this)
    • andygb
    • By andygb 18th Jun 17, 11:00 AM
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    • #6
    • 18th Jun 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 11:00 AM
    Cheers Tony, I downloaded the latest drivers and it now seems to be working, although the layout and controls are very different to before.
    • letsbehonest
    • By letsbehonest 21st Jun 17, 8:46 AM
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    • #7
    • 21st Jun 17, 8:46 AM
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    • 21st Jun 17, 8:46 AM
    My Epson XP has the same printing problem after many cleans and even a manual clean still not printing, after much sodding about I gave up and bought a laser printer, so much better albeit only mono.
    "Imagination is more Important than knowledge"
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