Is it possible to flash a printer???

Zekester2015

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---NOTE--- I am not sure if this is the right forum for this... sorry if it is the wrong one..


I have this Epson NX415 (NX410 series) printer, but the firmware is really just garbage, for example , when one of the ink cartridges go empty, it doesn't let the user do anything, until the cartridge is replaced. Also a B/W option would be really handy (the copy section has a B/W mode, but when I print from my PC, it tries to print in full color...) Would it be possible to flash the firmware on a printer???

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for anyone wondering why I just thought about this, its because, i needed to print something out, but the Magenta, and Cyan cartridges ran out, resulting in an error screen telling me to replace the cartridges...
 
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setishock

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Epson has firmware and software updates you can grab. I have a work force 845 and they still have firmware and software updates for it.

Look in the functions on the built in display. I seem to recall there is a B/W only command.
 

Reckless

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1. All printers work that way. Because you are out of ink on 1 cartridge and it is trying to use that cartridge to print, it will not let you print.
No way around that


2. Those printers do not have a B/W mode.

3. If you really need to print properly buy a new printer.
 

Joe C

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1. All printers work that way. Because you are out of ink on 1 cartridge and it is trying to use that cartridge to print, it will not let you print.
No way around that
The epson adjustment program allows you to re-set the ink levels on the ink tanks. You can get the software free but you need to buy a key to re-set the tanks. Re-setting your ink tank level allows you to get that last amount out but running your printer dry is not good for it


Why is this in the linux forum?



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carnageX

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What I'm trying to do is : 1, get around the "replace ink cartridge" error I see when I turn it on now, and 2, put it into all B/W mode
Check the Printer settings to see if you can print it in only B&W or Greyscale. You may not be able to get around the Low Ink message for color still, though.

Why is this in the linux forum?
Idk what you're talking about. ;) :p
 
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