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Help! my 830u has stopped printing in black and blue both carridges are new and I have cleaned the heads also deep cleaned any ideas please!

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Re: Epson 830u printer

Many problems about printer heads but most common causes are it was not installed properly in the printer. Try to check if the printer is on when you get the cartridges. it will damaged the printer if taken forcibly.
Here are some suggestions to do:

1. Check your complete set of ink. I it is filled with the color indicated.
2. if you brought a new one it must be sealed.
3. If tampered or the package is open, it may have been used by somebody.
4. Install the printer cartridges properly using the guide/ user's manual so that cartridges are taken cared off.
5. When cleaning the print heads do not put much force because print heads are sensitive. Colors from yellow, magenta, cyan and black are very small so take care of cleaning. I possible use tissue because it absorbs well without blocking the jet pin of the print heads.
6. When new settings are applied you must restart the PC so that new settings will take effect.


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hi wayne

Make a cleaning cartridge, it may solve your problem, but many cases need to do some manual for a good cleaning, this happens when you leave the printer unused long time.

Here is how can clean the head by the Epson software
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If this does not solve your problem, you must do a manual cleanup, you need some instruments, it is certain that will solve your problem.

things like:
1. 60 ml of ascetic acid.
2. 60 ml of isopropyl alcohol.
3. 10 ml of glycerine.

and fallow the steps
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Performing Maintenance:

Note :
Be sure to install the ink tanks in the correct order indicated by the label on the Print Head Holder. The machine will not print if an ink tank is installed in the incorrect position.
Step 1
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