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My Epson Stylus 800 ESC/P2 will not print and the ink out
light keeps blinking, even with a new cartridge. The printer is
recognized and sets up successfully but when I try to print
a test page, nothing happens and I have not received
any error messages...I 've tried everything that I have run across
so if anyone has any suggestions....please!

I have Windows 98 Second Edition with 40 Mb of mem.
Thank You!
 

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Does the printer have a color cartridge and a black cartridge?
Is it a local or Network Printer setup?
Are the Cables connected securely?
I hate to ask...Is there paper in the tray?
 

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It has a black cartridge and it is setup as a local printer.
Yes the cables are securely connected and yes it has paper.
I did have to replace the cable and the one I got is like...real long...could that be the problem? I'm almost positive that it has worked since then but not 100% sure...
 
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Some of the dual cartridge printers need to have both cartridges in the printer to work. With ink in them...:D
 
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Check to see if printer is held. If the printer is held, select Queue,
then Setup. Note the Spool Directory, verify "Spool to local
printer", enable Queue Print Manager and click on 'OK'. Clear queue, hi-light Epson Stylus 800, select Queue and remove the check mark from the word 'Hold'. This is the most probable solution. Try printing again from Windows. If the problem persists, make sure that it is spooling in a directory other than C:\WINDOWS\TEMP or C:\TEMP by checking the spool directory specified in spool manager. If the spool directory is:\WINDOWS\TEMP or C:\TEMP, create a special
spool directory C:\SPOOL (or a directory name that you prefer) off
of the root directory from either Filemanager or the DOS prompt.
Change the default spool directory in spool manager to C:\SPOOL in
both queue setup and options. This normally corrects the problem.
 
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