decided to try the xp-434 on a friend's recommendation. i bought it at walmart. great all around printer, i loved it. epson's latest firmware update has turned it into a paperweight. I'm not paying that exorbitant *** price for their ink! there's a work around, you're going to want this "recovery" and the printer needs to be USB connected:
take cartridges out. turn printer off.
hold power, home, left & stop buttons within 1 minute of power down. you should get a boot screen.
install this driver. hit finish on PC when prompted. hit ok on printer, when prompted. i installed fresh set of aftermarkets that i had on hand. didn't think to try the old ones. let me know if this helps.
Product or Service Mentioned: Epson Xp-434 Printer.