Checking Ink Levels and Component Life

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Monitoring and Configuring the Printer
3. Press the 
Item
 button. You see 
NOZZLE CHECK=PRINT
 on the 
display.
4. Press the 
Enter
 button. The nozzle check prints as shown below:
Each line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If any 
dots are missing, as shown below, you need to run a cleaning cycle. Press 
the 
Cleaning 
button on the control panel and hold it for at least 
3 seconds.
For more information, see page 3-2. If you’re using the EPSON printer 
driver, you can run the Head Cleaning utility. See page B-24 
(Macintosh) or C-26 (Windows) for instructions.
Checking Ink Levels and Component Life
You can view printer status information on the control panel display without 
printing a status check. Follow these steps:
1. Press the
 SelecType
 button on the control panel. Press it several times 
until you see 
PRINTER STATUS MENU
 on the display.
2. Press the 
Item
 button. You see 
VERSION
 <number> 
on the 
display. This indicates the firmware version installed in your printer.
3. Continue pressing the 
Item
 button to display the amount remaining for 
each of the 6 inks or service life remaining for a number of printer parts. 
The indicators read as follows:
E*****F 
= full (or full life remaining
)
E**** F 
= 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E***
= 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F
 = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
= nearly empty (or service life near end)
<nn>% F 
= less than 10% of ink (or service life) remaining