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Epson Stylus photo R1800 loaded with Media Street inks...problem

Even after MULTIPLE head cleaning cycles there are narrow horizontal bands of missing color, particularly noticeable in sky and other solid tones

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Narrow horizontal bands of missing color is not a driver issue, that is a bad traction controller on printer mainboard.

you can just try reinstalling drivers from printer disk, but that usually does not solve the problem.
To fix it you need to replace printer mainboard.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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It is a driver issue and should be reintsalled with apropriate driver from website as this usually comes with any patches which you will need for it. if this doesnt work then the contacts on the back of your ink cartridges might have excess ink on them and need cleaning which is hard but possible as long as you use ink replacement options and then dissconect from mains. if you use spirit for this it will evaporate before doing any damage to circuit boards. hope this helps

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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Do a heads alignment, not clean the heads. That should remove the bands.

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HI,

thank hou for choosing Fixya.com

it seems that your printer head is the problem.
i strongly suggest you that take your printer to a service center and ask them to check your printer head we hope that they can still clean it and no need to change the parts.


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    HI,

    thank hou for choosing Fixya.com

    it seems that your printer head is the problem.
    i strongly suggest you that take your printer to a service center and ask them to check your printer head we hope that they can still clean it and no need to change the parts.

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Will you please explain more,
try to print a self print page and give the statius of the quality.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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1) Remove ink cartridges
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3) There are 2 small plastic tabs on a plastic bracket that secure the flex cable on the right hand side of the cartridge housing. Gently release the tabs with a small flat head screw driver.
4) Lift the print head straight up (don't pull on the flex).

There may be a release for the flex to separate from the print head. But I did not see one. Instead I poured 1/4" of Windex in the bottom of a small plastic container and soaked my print head for about 15 minutes (occasionally agitating).

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Additionally there were large solid deposits on the left side of the print head which were responsible for scraping heavier weight photo paper. These dissolved in the Windex too.




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