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The epson has a self cleaning program. press together the top buttons - power and maintenance key. and the printer will start a cleaning process. If you had installed the full sofware of the printer to your PC then you can also access the printer functions and do it fromt he PC.If this wont clear the issue, there could be a possible printing head damage. Hope you had used only the original ink and not the refilled ones.. Hope this helps. Good Day

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jul 07, 2010

Turn the printer on.
Lift the lid to expose the print-heads.
After a few seconds, the print-heads will slide to the position where the ink-cartridges can be removed.
Check the diagrams on the inside of the lid.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

You did not mention what is your Operating System. If you have the Software disk to install the printer on PC, Insert the Disk in PC and continue with the installation on the SCreen and later connect the Printer.

If you do not have the Software disk to install the printer on PC, You can download it from this website ( download the one according to your Operating System )


Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jul 01, 2010

If google and manufacturer website are of no help then ask a driver search agency like http://manualfox.com/driver.htm - They do a great job.
The service is not for free, but often worthy (you only pay if they find what you are asking for).

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010

Yes it should be, but first try to uninstall the drivers, disconnect the printer usb cable connection, turn off the printer. then install again your drivers, but dont connect the usb cable yet, when the software prompts that it should be connect it, connect usb cable then power on the printer, let it run what it should do, dont interrupt any installation, when its done, youre off to go.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jun 15, 2010

Step 1:Purchase an ink cartridge made specifically for your printer. Step 2:Turn on your printer and raise the lid or press the cartridge changing button. Step 3:Wait for the cartridge carrier to slide out. Step 4:Put your finger behind the ridge on the top front of the old cartridge and pull it toward you to remove. If you have an Epson printer, lift the cartridge holder lid, and the cartridge will pop up for removal. Step 5:Carefully remove the tape from the ink opening on the bottom of new cartridge. Step 6:Insert the new cartridge into the cartridge carrier. Make sure the new cartridge is oriented the same way that the old cartridge had been. Step 7:Feel and hear the cartridge click into position. On some models, arrows will indicate the cartridge is correctly positioned. Step 8:If you have an Epson printer, close the cartridge holder lid and press the cleaning button to charge the cartridge. Step 9:Close printer cover.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jun 13, 2010

If the Epson "utility" software (that was installed from the Epson-supplied cd-ROM) has a "head-cleaning" utility, then run that utility program.

Otherwise, take the printer to a qualified printer technician. Get an "estimate" -- it may cost more to "repair" the printer than it would cost to "replace" the printer.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010


All the drivers/software related to your printer can be downloaded online by going to below mentioned link:


On the bottom left page just choose the OS you use and strt the download.

Please accept the solution if it has been helpful.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jun 03, 2010

If you had a bad jam, that you had to forcefully remove, prior to getting that error message, then its possible that a Paper Jam Sensor may have been damaged in doing so. Its also possible that you could even have a Hardware/Parts Failure. If your Epson Printer is still under its original one year Factory Warranty, then you can simply call "Epson Technical Support" and talk directly with a technician trained by Epson on your particular model of printer and they may be able to help you over the phone. To see available phone numbers for technical support, go on-line to Epson @ " www.epson.com ", or call the Epson Automated Support Locator @ 1-800-442-2110 [press 1, then 1 & following prompts].

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on May 31, 2010

The Epson Stylus C86 has both USB and parallel port connectivity. A USB cable would be better.This should be availible in any nearby computer store.The driver is availible in this link:http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=41661&prodoid=46048263&infoType=Downloads&platform=Windows

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on May 16, 2010

here is a link to download your manual


Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on May 15, 2010

If the printer is stand alone (i.e. has a RJ45 port) ... plug it into the router.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010

in this model u cant send fax

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


The end of service life message comes up when the waste ink tank becomes full, the waste ink pads/tank need to be replaced to new ones and the printer then reset.

Of course you can skip the replacing, but this will most likely cause your printer to start leaking ink at some point and printouts will be covered in excess ink.

there is a service tool available that may be able to reset the error http://www.ziddu.com/download/3291832/sscserve.exe.html

but to get the best results you should take this machine to a repairer so the ink pads can be replaced and then reset properly.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

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