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My Epson C84 started printing wide yellow and blue bands…

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My Epson C84 started...

My Epson C84 started printing wide yellow and blue bands across the page while I try to print a black and white page

Technician's Assistant: What's the make/model number of your printer? How old is it?

Epson c84 maybe 8 years old

Technician's Assistant: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?

Mac version 10.9.5 which has been working fine upto now - however the pirnter has been switched also to a Macbook Air, where it also worked fine.

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?

Just today. Right before it popped up I plugged it back to my mac mini, after yesterday it worked successfully on my wifes Macbook Air

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Printer Expert to know before I connect you?

No thanks

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Printers
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Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago
Kris R
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Hi
Sorry for the delay, we are busy and I've just got to your question.
How long has this been happening?
Thanks
Kris

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Started yesterday
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

Ok - can you unplug the printer from the power supply while the printer is on and hold in the power button on it for 30 seconds.
Let me know done
Regards
Kris

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok, I disconnected power and then held power button on for 30 seconds.
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

OK can you connect it back up and tell me If this helps?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Makes no difference. That didn't solve it.
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

OK no problem.

Have you done the built in cleaning functions or?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
with the built in , no connection to computer, it still has those thick bands of yellow and cyan
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

OK the next step would be a reset of the inking system.

If this does not solve it then you have a hardware issue.

Is it OK to do this?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
reset, how, do you mean replace all the inks?
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

No actually reset the printer to factory and it resets the inking system at the same time.

I am assuming you've replaced the inks?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How do you reset the printer to factory?
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

Does it have a screen?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

How are you connected to it?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
USB to my Mac MIni
Technician: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 8 months ago

Okay do you use or have any other printers?

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