4XEM stylus c86 User Manual

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Solving Problems
Problems and Solutions
You see banding (light lines).
Make sure the paper 
Type
 or 
Media Type
 setting matches the paper you’re 
using.
The print head nozzles may need cleaning; follow the instructions below to 
clean the print head:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the red   ink 
light is off. 
2. Windows: Right-click the 
 printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower 
right corner of your screen). Select 
Head Cleaning
.
Note: 
If you don’t see the icon, go to your printer properties window as described on 
page 4, click the Maintenance tab, then select Head Cleaning.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select 
Epson Printer 
Utility
. Select 
Stylus C86
 in the printer list, click 
OK
, and select 
Head 
Cleaning
.
Macintosh OS 9: Open the File menu and choose 
Page Setup
 or 
Print
Click the 
 
Utility
 button, then click the 
 
Head Cleaning
 button.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes several seconds. The printer makes noise and the green 
power light flashes.
Caution: 
Never turn off the printer while the green 
 
power light is flashing, unless the 
printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
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