Question about Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer
I was printing a document when suddenly the color black went fading just like the cartridge was running empty. In the end, it simply didn't print any more black. The ink levels were saying the cartridge was half-full though...
By the way, I bought a new cartridge and replaced the old one, Unfortunately, the printer still doesn't print black.
I tried to clean with the utility once, it didn't work.
Do you have a solution?
Thanks in advance!
Nardo85. Your problem sounds to me to be a bit more complex than cleaning the contacts. Certainly do that first. The easiest way to pinpoint the contacts is to look at the suspect cartridge (black in your case) see where the contacts are on it which will enable you to pinpoint where they meet the contacts on the printer. You can use distilled water, alcohol, or an electronics cleaner. Q-tips work well. Make sure you dry the contacts well when you are done. Be careful not to get alcohol or electronics cleaner on the exterior of the printer since they'd likely mar the finish.
If that doesn't work, a reasonable guess is a problem with a plugged purge tube. This is a problem that I haven't personally dealt with. It looks pretty messy. I did find a fairly good desciption of what this is and how to deal with it at the following link:
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Faulty terninal contacts due to oxidisation clean with fibre pen!
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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