asked Feb 10, 2004 at 10:43pm
Epson Epson LQ 850

Epson Stylus Color 850 printer

I have tried without success both of the methods suggested for use with Epson Stylus head cleaning solution in attempting to solve my problems with an Epson Stylus Color 850 printer. When I do a nozzle check, the three vertical black lines print, but there are no horizontal black lines at all above the magenta block, and the horizontal lines above the blue block look like this _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The printouts are faded and every other line is particularly bad.

Any suggestions?
You may want to try flushing the print heads again. But let the soloution sit for at least 3 hours minimum and letting it sit over night is even better. A defective ink cartridge can be the cause and a failing print head or main board could also be the cause.

Try printing a page from here http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/color.html and see what printed results you get from that page.

I hope this helps.

by unknown on Feb 11, 2004 at 12:05am Add comment
I have an epson stylus color 850. I have tried to print but it won't let me everytime i turn it on it just keeps printing out black writing like script for example: [email protected] and stuff like that it keeps printing pages of script and won't stop i can't print anything i am using windows xp i have tried system restore and taken the cartridges out and putting them back in its still a problem please help me fix this problem

Thanks Patrick
by Patrick on Mar 27, 2004 at 4:43am Add comment
Usually thst is a bad printer cable that will cause that. Besides a new cable reinstall/update the drivers and if you can try the printer of a friends computer.

Did you try a stand alone test page? if not press the paper feed button and then press power. It should print a short test page. If the test page prints good text then you will know it's a printer cable, driver or computer issue.

The BIOS has been known to be the problem and the printer port on the computer can also be suspect.

But start with the self test then go to the drivers, then cable and so on. And it is possible that the printer's main board can also be the failing.

I hope this helps.

by unknown on Mar 27, 2004 at 9:31am Add comment