Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
Every time I change any ink cartridge on my Epson R1800, I have to do a head cleaning. Sometimes it has to go through several cleaning before I can print properly. Some times I have to replace other ink catridges that are somewhat low in ink before it will go through the cleaning process.
It sounds like you're trying to force the printer to clean the printhead and only ever partially resolving it before it clogs up again.
Ok... first you need to do is get a decent cleaning solution that can help de-clog the printhead. Usually Windex (the ammoniated version) is a good option but you might want to get some from your ink supplier.
Cleaning cartridges may be worth considerinb BUT I only ever use these are a passive cleaning system, not as active "clean NOW! dagnabit" impatient approaches.
Right, anyway... process is this.
What this approach does is allows the cleaning solution to slowly break down the clog by whicking up into the printhead nozzles and over time turn the hard pigment into a solution again. This requires time so patience is an absolutely essential ingredient.
A few things to note...
Hope this works for you and try to adopt more pro-active measures to reduce the likelihood of clogging ie:
Good luck :)
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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Remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and connect the Printer to be detected and installed. Check printer properties to see the ink levels.
Use head cleaning before a test is taken . It is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the command , can be an issue with ink drying , can also be poor ink cartridge contacts
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