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How do I dismantle?

The newly installed magenta cartridge won't print.  Rather than buy a new Epson so they'll send me a free new set of ink, I'd rather investigate whether the tube has become detached as described by Lauren 2705.  How do I get to the underside of the ink cartridge holder?

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Re: How do I dismantle?

They don't come apart easy nor do they like being reassembled, I hate working on these and doubt very much and have never seen myself a hose being the problem, it is either the head blocked or ink cart faulty or inferior ink in system.


To pull apart clear large desk, take lots of photos and remove a lot of screws and click fit covers. The only way to know is to do it.

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Re: How do I dismantle?

Yea I can attest to the pain in the butt taking it apart. I work on computers all day for my job but printers are a whole 'nother story, it's cheaper and easier to buy a new one. But I have read numerous times about the purge tube coming disconnected, so I thought, hey an easy fix for once, yea right. The hose was still connected, but there was obvious ink clogging up the hose. So you need a syringe of some kind, and like a long needle or paperclip to poke through the ink in the tube. Use the syringe and fill it with water or a print head cleaning solution, and flush the tube out.

This is a guide I found on taking it apart. Somehow I ended up getting one of the small white gears to fall out and I can't figure out where the heck it went, and I tried putting it where I thought it would go but could never get it to fit, so I said screw it and just left it out when reassembling the printer. I put it back together, but somehow I have a whole bunch of screws leftover, I don't get it. And of course now I'm getting a "scanner error, see documentation or call support" error message....

So basically I wasted about 2 hours of my time doing research, and taking apart this crappy printer, and when I put it back together I didn't even do it right, so yea it's easier to buy a new one.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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