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How to Change the Ink Cartridge in the Epson SX205 Printer

Updated July 19, 2017

The Epson Stylus SX205 is an inkjet printer with a built-in flatbed scanner. It is designed in such a way that it can be used without being connected to a computer, obtaining data from a memory card or USB connection to a camera. Additionally, for the sake of ink economy, the Epson Stylus SX205 uses a separate ink cartridge for each colour. Replace the ink cartridges in your Epson Stylus SX205 if low ink has caused the print quality to decline.

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  1. Open the top lid of the SX205, including the scanner bed.

  2. Press the "Stop" button on the printer control panel. A cartridge that needs to be replaced will line up with the arrow on the low-ink indicator, identified by an icon of a drop with a line through it.

  3. Continue to press the "Stop" button until each empty ink cartridge has been identified by the arrow and the entire assembly moves to the right side of the printer.

  4. Pull the plastic cover of the ink cartridge holder toward you to expose the ink cartridges.

  5. Push the release tab on the front of the cartridge that needs to be replaced, then slide the cartridge up and out of the carrier.

  6. Remove the replacement ink cartridge from its package. Shake the cartridge to evenly distribute the ink, then peel the protective film from the bottom of the cartridge. Be careful not to touch the ink nozzle when doing this.

  7. Push the ink cartridge into the carrier so the release tab faces you. The tab snaps into place when the cartridge is fully inserted.

  8. Continue removing and replacing the ink cartridge until each empty cartridge is replaced.

  9. Replace the plastic cover for the ink cartridge carrier.

  10. Close the lid of the printer and press the "Stop" button. The indicator light below flashes when the printer is ready to use.

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Things You'll Need

  • Epson T0711 black ink cartridge
  • Epson T0712 cyan ink cartridge
  • Epson T0713 magenta ink cartridge
  • Epson T0714 yellow ink cartridge

About the Author

Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.

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