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Epson Stylus SX400

“Terrible, avoid at all costs!”

Written on: 17/07/2014 by Brynlee43 (1 review written)

This is a cheap nasty printer where the manufacturers appear to have designed the software so that you have to constantly replace ink cartridges. It is particularly frustrating when all you want to do is perhaps print a simple letter in black and white, yet the printer refuses to cooperate because one of the colour cartridges is running low on ink. It appears you cannot simply get the printer to work using the black ink cartridge. Utterly idiotic, the only purpose of this is to get people to… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“Epson Stylus SX435W”

Written on: 26/01/2013

This all-in-one was easy to set up, initially printed fine and worked well. The problems started when the inkjet cartridges had to be replaced... Epson firmware in these printers uses a chip which can get fatally corrupted by a number of sequences of events, usually when changing ink cartridges, and usually when using refilled or 'non-genuine' cartridges, many of which are relatively cheaply available compared with the expensive 'genuine' Epson ones. The chip appears to be programmed to 'not… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“Good quality but..”

Written on: 31/08/2012 by dziekuje (1 review written)

I have had an SX415 for a couple of years now and like many other purchasers have been generally happy with the quality of the prints, ease of use, scanning etc. What is REALLY beginning to bug me now is the fact that I must clean the heads several times after replacing the cartridges. Obviously this uses a lot of inks. I especially chose this machine because it had separate inks but am now seriously disappointed with the usage. Like other users I am using non-original cartridges from a… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“stay away from epsom”

Written on: 17/08/2012 by badepson (1 review written)

rubbish extremly noisy sx400 origional ink cartridge is worthless you can buy replacements and find your printer will neither recognise the oem or non oem epsome have added some nice little scam touches like a page print counter , exceed that and you can not use the balance of your ink a circuit which prevents the printer recognizing the cartridge , this basicall leave you sranded theres no rest no override get there techies to fix it or throw it out 2nd epsom , what did i learn never… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“I have a Epson SX400 inkjet printer and it consumes...”

Written on: 29/09/2010

I have a Epson SX400 inkjet printer and it consumes print cartridges like theres no tomorrow. A set of Epson cartridges cost £42.00, and the machine doesn't like non- Epson makes.Cheap to buy, but very expensive to run. I will shortly be discarding this printer, and investing in a more expensive, ink friendly type ( not Epson )… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“This printer is either badly designed and built and/or...”

Written on: 09/12/2010

This printer is either badly designed and built and/or it has protective software which prevents the use of non Epson branded inks. It then tells you to clean the head and half empties a cartridge when you do this. It also indicates a cartidge is empty when it has ink in it. Don't get one even if it free. It is rubbish… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“I had problem after problem with this printer after...”

Written on: 08/10/2010

I had problem after problem with this printer after initaling thinking it was very good. Half way through printing a very large piece of university coursework it decided that it didnt want to recognise the ink cartridges that had been in it for several weeks. I replaced these and the problem apeared to be fixed until half way through the new catridge when the same problem occurred only this time I couldnt get the problem to correct itself. Next time I'm going to avoid epson as this isnt the… Read Full Review

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Written on: 07/11/2010

what brand of ink cartridges were you using? i use Jet Tec ink cartridges with my Epson Stylus SX400 and they work fine and last far longer than the Epson ones that came with it. the cheapest place to buy from that ive found is www.ukinksupplies.com.
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Epson Stylus SX400

“Good quality printer, very easy to set-up - up and...”

Written on: 11/05/2010

Good quality printer, very easy to set-up - up and running in no time. not quite as fast as I expected, but still not slow. Let's see how long the ink lasts!… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“I am on my FOURTH faulty EPSON SX400, what a load of...”

Written on: 16/02/2010

I am on my FOURTH faulty EPSON SX400, what a load of rubbish! ( four faulty printers... four different faults) EPSON are no use and it costs 10p a minute for their 'support' average time on hold for 20 mins I bought it from COMET, they wont intervene and say' contact EPSON' I wont be using COMET again either. To add insult to injury , every new ' faulty' one they deliver has to have new ink... at £25.00 a go .... RIPOFF!!!!… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“I purchased a Epson SX 400 printer which was perfect...”

Written on: 04/01/2010

I purchased a Epson SX 400 printer which was perfect until I had to change the cartridges. Using genuine types I found that I had to use up almost half the cartridge in the head cleaning process. As this occured at every new cartridge change I be came suspicious and when finally replacing a new cartrige followed by the required head cleaning process I printed one photo and then pulled out the cartrige and then immediately replaced it only to find that I required to go through the process of… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“I owned an Epson printer for 5 years and was pleased...”

Written on: 21/09/2009

I owned an Epson printer for 5 years and was pleased with it so didn't consider another brand when time came to replace it.
What a mistake! The SX400 is worse than bad. At first it produced excellent photos but after a month of use, it stopped recognising it's own genuine Epson cartridges and I had to replace them all several times. It is constantly head cleaning and wasting expensive ink. I am at the end of my tether with it and am returning it to the shop for a refund (fingers crossed on that… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“My experience has been a positive one. I have had...”

Written on: 06/08/2009

My experience has been a positive one. I have had Epson printers before and always been happy so didn't hesitate in buying another. The SX400 was at a good price and came with a set of inks so I made the purchase.
I am very pleased with the printer and have had no problems at all using compatible inks. The print speed of text is fairly quick and the print quality of photos excellent. Only downside is that it forever appears to be charging the cartridges on start-up which must waste a lot of ink… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“Feb up of Epson's bully boy tactics when I use...”

Written on: 25/07/2009

Feb up of Epson's bully boy tactics when I use compatible cartridges. I cannot afford Epson cartridges and am sick of Epson preventing me from using my printer by putting up high handed messages about not using genuine Epson inks. At present it is insisting that my cartridges are empty when I know they are new/full catridges from a reliable source. About time the Government stepped in to prevent this unacceptable behaviour from a so-called respectable company!! I will certainly never buy… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“It appears that the Epson SX400 all-in-one requires...”

Written on: 26/06/2009

It appears that the Epson SX400 all-in-one requires four new inks inserted at the same time. Inserting less than four will result in the unused cartridges being 'unrecognised' by the printer's software. Then when these unused cartridges are grudgingly replaced the also new, full, unused cartridge will inexplicably be almost empty or unrecognised. So, if your printing requirements utilise one/two colours be prepared to waste all four. This is not explained in the literature and users… Read Full Review

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Epson Stylus SX400

“Never try to put compatibles (even respected makes)...”

Written on: 10/06/2009 by knichols (1 review written)

Never try to put compatibles (even respected makes) into this epson stylus printer. In 2 months of use I have had less than 2 weeks of usefulness. Twelve cartridges were wasted due to initialization at start-up, charging all four when one new cartridge is inserted, and then constant head-cleaning. It has been confirmed by an Epson repair engineer that these printers are designed to create problems unless genuine Epson cartridges are detected. However, both the engineer and Epson technical… Read Full Review

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