Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
Epson c90 turned off, and unplugged from electricity.
I suggest you use a warm water, damp, clean, lint free cloth, and wipe the ink cartridge contact area.
Generally, but Not always, where you see the brass metal thin plate, is where the tiny holes are, for the ink to come out. Where you took the protective plastic strip, off of the ink cartridge, is where the holes are located.
I would use as warm a water as I could stand, as the damp cloth will cool off quickly.
I believe what has transpired, is that the tiny, little holes that the ink comes out of, has dried ink in them.
You may want to use a pair of dishwashing gloves. Helps to keep any ink from getting on your hands.
Also, where the holes in the ink cartridge, line up in the printer, I would suggest cleaning these.
On both areas, just wipe in one direction. If you see ink on the cloth, go to a clean place, and wipe again.
Once, you are satisfied these areas with the holes are clean, leave the printer open, and the ink cartridge sitting out.
You may want to use a hair dryer set on low, to help dry out the printer area. Keep the hair dryer moving back and forth, and not concentrated on one area, and don't hold it too close. Perhaps one finger length away.
I Do Not suggest, using this on the ink cartridge, however. Perhaps a clean, dry, lint free cloth, and letting it sit out to dry.
When you are satisfied both the printer, and the ink cartridge areas are dry, reinstall the ink cartridge. Close the printer, Plug the printer back into power. Wait ,to see if the printer has to set it self back up.
(Some do when plugged back into electricity, some only do this when the Power On button is pushed)
Push the Power On button in.
I suggest you do a diagnostic test, and print a test paper, after aligning the heads.
Start>Hover you mouse cursor on All Programs>Epson>Epson Help, will tell you how to do this.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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