How to replace a cartridge on Epson SX115 when it is not empty

based on my recommendation for a low cost printer with low running costs a number of my regular customers use Epson printers including the SX115.

One issue that has arisen with the SX115 is that when trying to replace a low cartridge the cartridge caddy will not move to the replacement position unless a cartridge is completely empty.

This is fine for those that have light printing needs but if you have a low level cartridge and want to print a large document, or multiple smaller documents, this can be a pain.

The instructions on the printer detail how to replace a spent cartridge using the printer stop button. With this method you cannot replace a cartridge that is low (ie; not empty).

However, there is a way to do this.

You can view on-screen instructions for replacing an ink cartridge using the printer maintenance utilities.

  1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Printers/Printers and Faxes; right-click on the Epson printer icon and then left-click on Printing Preferences.
  2. Next click on the Maintenance tab.
  3. Finally click on the Ink Cartridge Replacement button and follow the on screen instructions.

This process will take you step by step through selecting the cartridge for replacement and will automatically move the cartridge carriage to the maintenance position.


Taff Lovesey

About taffybach

Author of the young adult fantasy novel series, The Portal Chronicles, including The Spider Gem and The Shimmering Gate. When not writing and promoting Taff runs a small IT support company, LITES PC based in Bourne UK.
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