Epson Stylus Color 850 Ink Jet Printer

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How do I install the ink cartridge?
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If this is the first ink cartridge that has ever been installed into the printer, then the print heads will automatically move slightly to the left when the printer's power is turned on. Otherwise, if either of the printer's ink out lights are flashing or solid, then hold down the appropriate cleaning button (for example, if the black ink out light is solid or flashing, then hold down the black cleaning button) until the print heads move to the left. If neither of the ink out lights are solid or flashing, then hold down both the black and color cleaning buttons at the same time until the print heads move to the left, and then, if you are installing a color ink cartridge, press the color cleaning button one time. If you are installing a black ink cartridge, no additional buttons need to be pressed. The print heads will have moved slightly to the left and the power light will be flashing at this point. Remove the yellow tape seal from the top of the ink cartridge. Do not remove the white label from the top of either ink cartridge. The ink in a cartridge missing the white label will be exposed to air and will thicken such that print head clogging and possible print head failure can occur. If the white label has been removed from an ink cartridge, the cartridge will not function correctly and it will need to be replaced. More importantly, to avoid potential damage to the printer, do not install a cartridge from which the white label has been removed. Insert the ink cartridge into the printer, and lower the ink cartridge clamp, pushing down on the clamp until it locks into place. Press the load/eject button to begin charging the ink delivery system (approximately 7 minutes for initial install; approximately 4 minutes for replacement). When the printer is done charging, the Power light will stop flashing. Detailed instructions and illustrations can be found in the Setup Guide.

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