Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like you're trying to force the printer to clean the printhead and only ever partially resolving it before it clogs up again.
Ok... first you need to do is get a decent cleaning solution that can help de-clog the printhead. Usually Windex (the ammoniated version) is a good option but you might want to get some from your ink supplier.
Cleaning cartridges may be worth considerinb BUT I only ever use these are a passive cleaning system, not as active "clean NOW! dagnabit" impatient approaches.
Right, anyway... process is this.
What this approach does is allows the cleaning solution to slowly break down the clog by whicking up into the printhead nozzles and over time turn the hard pigment into a solution again. This requires time so patience is an absolutely essential ingredient.
A few things to note...
Hope this works for you and try to adopt more pro-active measures to reduce the likelihood of clogging ie:
Good luck :)
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Had the same problem - but the print head is actually easy to remove.
1) Remove ink cartridges
2) Remove 3 Phillips head screws at the bottom of the cartridge housing. (looking down from the printer front - top left, bottom left, top right).
3) There are 2 small plastic tabs on a plastic bracket that secure the flex cable on the right hand side of the cartridge housing. Gently release the tabs with a small flat head screw driver.
4) Lift the print head straight up (don't pull on the flex).
There may be a release for the flex to separate from the print head. But I did not see one. Instead I poured 1/4" of Windex in the bottom of a small plastic container and soaked my print head for about 15 minutes (occasionally agitating).
Then put back in reverse order - be sure to seat the flex in the guide (top-back-right) of the cartridge housing before screwing down. Then run a cleaning or two to flush the cleaning fluid out of the print head. (I have a waste ink tank installed so I am not worried about dumping excessive ink into the waste sponges).
The differences was remarkable - though there was still slight banding - maybe should have soaked longer (1 hr perhaps?) - I may repeat if it remains an issue.
Additionally there were large solid deposits on the left side of the print head which were responsible for scraping heavier weight photo paper. These dissolved in the Windex too.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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Posted on Dec 27, 2009
SOURCE: epson r1800 nothing printing
I had same problems and i took it back bc it happened right away. I ask if there was any recalls and was told no. My best advice i was given about printers is buy a new one when your ink runs out bc the cost of ink will get you a better printer than you have now bc prices drop so much.
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
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