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Epson r290 printer no printing now

I am repairing epson printer now but some problem epson r290 printer i am disconect the head and clean now and install again but the problem is but no printing ,in 5 printer in my lab working condection printing now but i am disconect the head again install it head than printing stop head is moveing in paper but not printing .? plz you can hlep me the falt how can remove now ?i am other working printer i am disconect the head and install it same problem now ?how can remove tham any body help me.
2 i am service r290 i am disconnect the head again install the problem show on ink lights now i am chang now cartridge but printer is work but not printing now plz solution now

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  • benjoka Apr 02, 2009

    My epson, R290, the yellow ink does not print even after cleanng the head several tmes and allowng it to rest fo hours. is there any way the print heat can be fixed to print the yellow ink


  • abarraud Apr 23, 2009

    My Epson R290 is printing a test pattern fine, but if I try to print a document from my Mac iBook it feeds through all the paper available but will not print a thing. I have reinstalled the drivers without any problem, replaced the ink cartridges, still nothing. It has become a complicated and expensive device that moves paper from a vertical position to a horizontal! Please help.



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Try to clean yellow nozzle manualy, use a spuit and flexible pipa (as in cleaning mechanism), use a cleaner.

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Sure can be printhead can be cleaned but remember one thing you are dealing with a delicate thing and need to take care while doing this.

1. remove the head from the printer
2. Take little lukewarm water in a container (remember not to submerge the complete head in water)
3. Take a Syringe with little water in it and insert in the tip where the ink is supplied to the head from cartridges.
4. be gentle and do not force the water too much as this will damage the head gaskets.
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May r290 printer is not working its showing cartidge and paper error and doing nothing..its blinks again and again

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Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.


There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

Also clean The purge unit, called a spittoon assembly in an HP, Lexmark, Caonon and other inkjet printers, is where the print head assembly parks when not in use, also its other job is to clean and make sure the print head is clean and open for printing.

That is where you'll find the print head assembly parked on top of it.
It also has an electrical pump to milk the print heads and test for ink flow.

So clean all under where the heads are parked and on IP6600D models you can take out the heads just by clipping them out, and then clean well.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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