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Drain tube loose

Hi,
My Epson C84 is not printing - the draining tube was clogged and loose.
How do I open the printer to reattach the tube?

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    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

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The C84 service manual can be downloaded from here:

http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/12748/Epson_C64%20and%20C84.html

which provides instructions on dis-assembling the printer. However, Epson's understanding of the word "instructions" does not necessarily correlate with that of normal people. So, if you wish for further help, please post a new comment to this effect.

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http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/Epson/K89

The durabrite inks that EPSON invented is brilliant when you print pictures but it tends to harden very easily

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