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Availability of Non-Printing Functions on Epson All-in-Ones When Ink is Expended

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use the scanner on any Epson all-in-one printer when the ink needs replacing?

A: Yes, you can use the scanner even after any of the ink cartridges need replacement. Since 2008, all Epson printers will scan even when there is little or no usable ink left in the cartridge. However, all of the genuine Epson cartridges must be installed in the printer, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.


Q: Does the scanner work on all Epson all-in-one printers when the ink needs replacing?

A: Yes. Since 2008, every Epson all-in-one printer will scan with little or no usable ink but all of the genuine Epson ink cartridges must be installed, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message. This is the case for all current Epson printers.


Q: Can I use the scanner on older Epson all-in-one printers?

A: Since 2008, all Epson printer models allow use of the scanning function even after there is little or no usable ink in the cartridge(s). However, all of the genuine Epson ink cartridges must be installed, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.


Q: Will I be able to scan without an ink cartridge installed in the printer?

A: No. All of the genuine Epson ink cartridges must be installed, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.


Q: I want to use the Epson printer to scan. Can I do that without worrying if my ink cartridge needs replacing?

A: Yes. You can use the scanning feature without worrying if there is ink in the ink cartridges installed in the all-in-one printer. However, all of the genuine Epson ink cartridges must be installed, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.


Q: Do I need to buy new ink cartridges to use the Epson printer’s scanner function?

A: No. The scanner function on the Epson all-in-one printer will work if even if one of the genuine Epson ink cartridges is if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.


Q: Do Epson printers use ink while scanning?

A: No. Epson all-in-one printers do not use any ink from cartridges while scanning. To use the scan function, all of the genuine Epson ink cartridges must be installed, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.


Q: Can I still scan if the ink cartridge is removed from the Epson printer?

A: No. When you remove the ink cartridge from the printer, it goes into service mode and will not allow the printer to scan. All of the genuine Epson ink cartridges, even if depleted of usable ink, must be installed in the all-in-one printer to enable the scanning function.


Q: I read about the Canon class action lawsuit. Do Epson printers also block scanning if the printer runs low/runs out on ink?

A: No. Since 2008, every Epson all-in-one printer will scan even with little or no usable ink in the cartridge. However, all of the genuine Epson ink cartridges must be installed, even if depleted of usable ink and the printer displays the replace cartridge message.