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Epson 820 styles needs ink and jets cleaned

I cannot figure out how to get the top section off the printer to get at the area where access ink is deposited, there are 3 white tabs on the back that should when pushed in release the top section but something else seems to be holding it down. I dont want to pry up and break something.

 

jerry@angels24x7.com

Black ink is bleeding profusely on the paper. Please help.
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Hi Mitch - there's more to it then the three hooks you are pushing.

Download the service manual from :

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6ouftizois

to see how.

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Magenta nozzel is blocked how can i remobe this problem i have purchased epson r230 printer please tell me tha solution. best Regards ...


First try cleaning the print nozzles to see if this will remove the blockage. You can find the clean print heads option by pressing the menu key on the printer and then use the arrow keys to go through the choices until you see maintenance then press enter or ok. Continue to scroll using the arrow keys until you see clean print nozzle and again press ok or enter. Follow the prompts to use the clean print nozzle option a couple of times, then try another test page to see if this solves your issue. If it doesn't solve the problem and you still get the error that the nozzle is blocked, then open the top of the printer to get the ink cartridges to come to the center position (so that they are accessible) then turn off the printer and unplug it from the wall. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds or more then open the top of the printer to access the printer cartridges. Remove both printer cartridges. Under the carriage where the cartridges are held, there should be a plastic hatch with a thumb hole to press and open this area. This is where the ink nozzles are located. They look like a sponge on top of an ink well. Get a couple of lint free cloths or rags and a wash rag with warm water and a few q-tips. Remove the ink wells and check for ink spill behind them that might be blocking the brass computer terminals. Scrape or wipe off any ink that you see in this area. Put the wells back into the printer and press the sponge top to make sure that they are wet and well lubricated. Make sure that the ink does not drip around the well when you press the sponge on top. If it does then clean it up again. Replace the cartridges and plug the unit back in, run another clean nozzle test and align the printer (printer alignment is available in the same area as the clean the print nozzle test is) then run a test print. If the error has not been resolved then there is nothing more that I can do for you without seeing the machine in person. If this is the case then contact Epson at www.epson.com on the internet for repair or replacement.

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Ink jet print head


Unseating and reseating the cartridge
Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover.
Remove the cartridges.
Re-insert the cartridges.
Close the unit’s lid or top cover.
Cycle the power to the device by turning the printer off for a few seconds.
Turn the printer back on.
Print a test page. If this does not solve the problem, proceed to the next section.
Wiping the cartridge contacts
Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover.
Remove the cartridges.
Using a clean, dry lint-free cloth (a coffee filter works well), wipe the cartridge contacts, from the top to the bottom (see Figure 1). The contact area of the cartridge should be rubbed briskly to remove the waxy lubricant material from the gold contacts.
Figure 1: Cleaning the cartridge contacts
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The contacts inside the printer may also require cleaning. Using a clean, dry, lint-free cloth, gently wipe the contacts, from the top to the bottom (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Cleaning contacts inside the printer
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Re-insert the cartridges and close the printer’s top cover.
Print a test page. If the problem persists, perform a hard reset as described in the next section.
Performing a hard reset on the unit
When the printing unit detects an issue with the cartridge, a software flag is set inside the device. This flag may not reset until performing a hard reset on the device.
HP Deskjet and Photosmart printers
Verify that the unit is switched on.
Open printer and remove both cartridges.
Unplug the power cord from the printer.
Wait 30 seconds.
Plug the power cord back into the printer.
Open the top cover and reinsert both cartridges.
Turn the unit on.
Print a test page. If the problem persists, the cartridge should be replaced.
HP Officejet and PSC all-in-one
Verify that the unit is switched on.
Remove the power cable from the back of the machine.
Wait 30 seconds.
Press and hold the POWER button on the front panel.
Reinsert the power cable in the backside of the unit.
Print a test page. If the problem persists, the cartridge should be replaced.

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Trouble codes - red and green light flashing alternately


The Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation. However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. If you want to have a go at doing this yourself, the 820 service manual can be downloaded from here:

810/820 http://www.mediafire.com/?m6ouftizois

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Printer Parts Worn Out


This is usually a sign that the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink counter has exceeded its limit. However, your two printer lights should also be flashing alternately.

If this is the case, the Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation. However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. If you want to have a go at doing this yourself, the 820 service manual can be downloaded from here:

810/820 http://www.mediafire.com/?m6ouftizois

If the printer lights are not flashing, you really need a technician to have a look at it for you.

Oct 21, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo 820 InkJet Printer

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Epson stylus photo 820


Hi Ikarp9090

If both lights are flashing, it usually means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink "protection" counter has exceeded its limit. You can restore your printer to a working condition immediately by using the SSC utility - download from:

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

Install it, and double click the ssc printer icon in the bottom right corner (System Tray). Choose Configuration and set your printer type (820), then close the ssc window. Now right click the ssc icon in the sytem tray and choose Protection Counter. You should see that the current count is above the limit; then choose reset to set it to zero. You will need to fib about having changed the waste ink pads! Turn the printer off then back on again. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.

However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help. It is a pretty simple job once someone explains how to get the case apart!

If this solution helps you, please rate it; if it doesn't, please provide further information by posting a new comment.

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Have you checked if your cartridge protective tape is removed. There is this transparent tape in your ink cartridge contact area especially for HP printers, you need to remove it so you can print.

It would be helpful if you put in the actual unit with your question...

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Trying to get the cover off to clean excessive ink


There's more to opening a 820 case then the 3 hooks at the back! Epson doesn't want you to open it - you're stealing the excessive cost of doing the job at an Epson repair centre, for goodness sake!

The first job is to download the service manual from:

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6ouftizois

Now, you might find this mysteriously worded document a bit puzzling - if so report back and we'll try to explain how to proceed a little more clearly.

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Epson 820 styles needs ink and jets cleaned


There's more to opening a 820 case then the 3 hooks at the back! Epsondoesn't want you to open it - you're stealing the excessive cost ofdoing the job at an Epson repair centre, for goodness sake!

The first job is to download the service manual from:

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6ouftizois

Now,you might find this mysteriously worded document a bit puzzling - if soreport back and we'll try to explain how to proceed a little moreclearly.

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