How to Replace Ink Cartridge on Epson T13 Printer

Here’s how I replaced an ink cartridge on my Epson T13 T22 Series Printer. The first cartridge to dry up was the black ink cartridge because I had a lot of text printing done a few weeks ago, and have yet a lot more to go. I purchased the 73N black ink cartridge just yesterday. It’s funny how ink cartridges don’t seem to have a standard price. Each outlet has a different price and the difference can go as high as $3.

As usual, whenever I’m faced with a problem, particularly in the computer and website areas, I post the solutions on my blog for my own future reference. Of course, I don’t necessarily come up with the solutions myself. I find them on the net. Sometimes though, the specific solutions are sort of difficult to find. For instance, I searched “how to replace ink cartridge on epson T13 printer“. The top results on google did not give me the solution. Most of them were pages containing advertisements for software and other un-related products.

Anyway, I was informed that you don’t replace the ink cartridge of an Epson T13 T22 series printer the way you replace regular printers’ ink cartridges. That is, you don’t just open the printer and replace the faulty cartridge manually. You need to open up its program which was installed on the computer when you installed the printer’s driver and follow the instructions from there.

How to Replace Ink Cartridge on Epson T13 Printer

  1. Click Start — Control Panel
    • Click on View Devices and Printers under Hardware And Sound
      Control Panel for Changing Printer Cartridge
  2. On the next window, under Printers and Faxes, find ‘EPSON T13 T22E Series’ and double click it.
    Devices and printer for cartridge replacement
  3. On the ‘EPSON T13 T22E Series’ window, click the ‘Customize your printer’ link under ‘Printer Management’.
    Epson Menu for cartridge replacement
  4. The ‘EPSON T13 T22E Series Properties’ window opens. Click the ‘Preferences’ button near the bottom of the ‘General’ tab.
    Customize Printer for Epson T13
  5. The EPSON T13 T22E Series Printing Preferences’ window opens. Click on the ‘Maintenance’ tab (the rightmost tab).
    Preferences for T13 cartridge replacement
  6. Click on the ‘Ink Cartridge Replacement’ button.
    Maintenance of Epson T13 printer
  7. If you have not connected your printer cable to your computer yet, the following notice will appear:
    ink replacement for t13 printer
    So, connect the printer cable and turn on the printer, and click the ‘OK’ button of the above window. The ‘stop/maintenance’ button led light on the printer would be blinking orange.
  8. This ‘Ink Replacement Utility’ window appears. Click OK to proceed with the ink replacement.
    ink replacement for epson t13
  9. Then follow the instructions on each window that appears.
  10. And
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  11. Press the ‘stop/maintenance’ button on the EPSON T13 T22E Series printer (the one next to the power button). At this point, the printer will start working on its own, complete with cranking, creaking sounds and some shaking as it tries to test the new cartridge. After a few seconds, the maintenance button will stop blinking, and the printer will go on standby mode. Click ‘Finish’.

Finally, click the OK button on the “EPSON T13 T22E Series Printing Preference” window and close all the other open windows e.g. EPSON T13 T22E Series Properties, etc.

And that’s how you replace an ink cartridge on the EPSON T13 T22E Series Printer.

Credits: First helpful site so far was extremecow answers‘s ‘How to replace cartridge epson t13 printer?’ page answered by McRaven.