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My R320 has started leaving a ink stain at the bottom of the printed pages along with the stain there is slight damage to the bottom corners of the printed sheets.

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Highly likely that your waste ink pads are now overflowing, causing backflow into the resting/cleaning pad where your printhead normally sits when not in use.
If you haven\'t already you should probably consider an external waste ink kit like a Printer Potty or similar as this will deal with any future waste ink flow.
However, if the pads are already highly saturated you\'re going to need to also drain them as much as possible using a syringe and blunt needle to suck as much excess ink out of the printer base.
Access to the base will probably be easiest via the access hatch in the back.. I suspect you\'ll confirm a puddle of ink back there at the same time.
Removing the waste ink excess is no quick and easy solution, just suck what ink you can out, then leave the printer for a few hours before repeating. This will allow the pads to re-distribute the excess after your efforts and some of that will then become accessible from the hatch.
Ultimately it\'s a big old clean up job but one worth doing.
To clean the underside of the printhead get the printhead off it\'s resting base (turn on, wait till it move, then pull the power cord).
Then just wad up some kitchen/paper towel (or even toilet roll), soak it in distilled (if possible) water and then place it in the printheads path. Move the printhead gently back and forth a couple of times so the wad of soaked material can wipe any ink deposits off the printhead base.
Avoid the temptation to scour the underside of the printhead repeatedly as it\'ll damage it.
Initially you probably won\'t see much improvement but over time the remaining ink spills and soiling will fade out as it gets cleaned out through use.
Good luck.

Posted on Aug 02, 2013

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SOURCE: Printing Streaky

Most likely the printer has been sitting for along time not used or you have used cheap replacement ink. Epsons are notorious for clogging the jets with cheap ink. unfortunately replacing the ink cartridges will not help because the jets are seperate from them. If cleaning numerous times does not work your next best bet is to buy a cleaning ink cartridge for your model. otherwise youll need a new printhead or new printer. If your going to use cheap replacement cartridges stay away from epson.

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SOURCE: Epson R320 prints REALLY SLOW!

That printer is known for being slow. If you believed a salesperson, they may have not done research either. But the printer is known for acceptable output for a really good price. Heres a review:

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Some types of Epson printers, replacement ink tank can only be done when ink reach the zero level or chip level not Recognized. You do this by pressing the button on the printer ink, or by following the procedures in Epson satus monitor. If desired the replacement ink tanks when not in the condition mentioned above, it is clearly necessary to shift the carriage to the replacement position. Unfortunately, the carriage must be locked in parking position. This can be overcome by releasing the lock carriage, or turn on the printer; when the printer initialization (move) from the parking position, unplug the power cord. Then the carriage is no longer locked. Scroll to position the replacement carriage

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This is usually caused by a dirty or dented feed roller.

The feed roller is the black wheel that has s flat side to it above the paper tray. Try using a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol to clean it. Then give it another whirl.

As with the ink on the paper. This is usually caused by leaky printheads. Epson printers are notorious for having the printheads die on them, but usually from the ink drying out. Check and see if the bottom of the printhead can be reached and cleaned by Q-tip or cotton swab. Give it a good cleaning using rubbing alcohol. Don't go over board as the alcohol will dilute the ink.

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SOURCE: Epson CX3810 started leaving blank streaks, now no ink on page

I went to Epson.com's technology on google - and as I followed their prompts, I learned that it was the printer heads and that you aren't supposed to tilt the machine. I have been moving it a lot, so undoubtedly tilted it. You can follow the prompts after a right click on the printer icon on the bottom left corner of the monitor and it cleans the printer head. This also solves a white streak problem if people are having white streaks where there's no pringint....They had lost of answers there too.

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