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Yellow ink does not come out.

I have an Epson stylus photo R300. I have applied every cleaning procedure and nozzle check possible. The yellow still doesn't come out. In the Head alignment adjustment printout the black works but for the color alignment printout nothing shows up except the black numbers. Do I have to try to blow with a straw the yellow nozzle? I have tried that - it does not work. I wanted to take the nozzle setup out by unscrewing the two screws holding it in to check if something is blocking it, is this a good idea? I have changed the yellow cartridge, but nothing happened. Thank you for your time.

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Re: yellow ink does not come out.

Its possible that your printer is fooled to think that the yellow ink level is lower than it really is. not uncommon. Have you changed the different carts on different occasions? You should try resetting the printer. I can tell you that the stylus 500 is reset by turning off, then back on while holding down the Load/Eject button, can't say if it will do the trick on your r300. BTW - epson printers do not like refills or generic - they will clog. I ran across the following cleaning method on the web, it might help you: "Follow this procedure AT YOUR OWN RISK for all I know I may have damaged my printer irreparably, but it does not appear so.) With the power off I manually moved the print heads to the left exposing the pad under the color head. I used several cotton swabs to soak up as much old ink from this pad as I could. I then liberally applied rubbing alcohol to the pad with a cotton swab. About three swabs worth, saturating the pad. I manually returned the print head to *exactly* the same position it was originally in. I turned on the power. This activated the cleaning sequence. (You might also want to press the color head cleaning button to make sure that at least one cleaning cycle runs with the alcohol on the pad.) I turned off the power. Then, while holding down the color cleaning button, I turned the power back on. This activates the self test. By the time the printing of the second sheet of the test was half way completed I had all my colors back."

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