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Epson PictureMate pal (PM200) only prints blue on test print after cleaning heads. Aftermarket ink cartridge. No error code. Was given printer so not sure how long it was sitting around. Please help!

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SOURCE: Brand new Epson black ink cartridge won't print

Leaving an inkjet for two weeks with an empty cartridge is a definite way to get clogged printheads. Try doing 4 to 5 head cleans, wait about 10 hours for the ink to soften and do another 3 or 4 cleans with anozzle check after each. You should see a gradual improvement in the nozzle checks. If there is no improvement then you need a head cleaning solution such as this one:
http://www.powerklin.co.uk/?gclid=CNGDypir-JgCFQ4yQgodZlC4lw

Others are available just try googling "inkjet head cleaning".
Hope this helps.
Please take a moment to rate this solution, thanks.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

SOURCE: Hello! I don't use my Epson PictureMate as often

That is a problem with the Ink jet printers. Lack of use causes the cartridges/heads, etc. to dry up. You're only solution (I'm afraid) is to replace them.
TIP: If you're typically not using the printer for several days or even week(s) at a time, it never hurts to print a single (low coverage) page of colour every few days just to keep the ink flowing

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Recently replaced all cartridges in

You have to go to the properties of the printer and in the maintainance tab do some nozel cleaning and head cleaning.
and check it should be fine
thanks

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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SOURCE: have changed all cartridges on epson nx400. test

Hi


The ink reservoir doesnt have to be completely empty to fail. Replace the cartridges. Some of the jets or all of them may be clogged especially if you have not used your printer in a while. If there are cleaning instructions in the manual clean the jets and then try to print from the printer's self test


Goodluck

Posted on Mar 10, 2011

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SOURCE: Can you Help me unclog

Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.

Posted on May 18, 2011

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My main thought is why do you need to clean the print head so much, because on nearly all Epson machines I have come across actually use up ink during the cleaning process and if you clean the head too often you empty the cartridges, which are not exactly huge capacity in the first place, very quickly. The circuit board/chip on the cartridge records the amount of ink used, and a lot of cleaning may run one of the colours out. I give below a link to the Epson site which has a number of links about your printer which may help. I found the Product Information Guide quite good, especially the last few pages which referred to the head cleaning.
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I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

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So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .


IF YOU ARE USING GENERIC CARTRIDGES, MAYBE IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU DISABLE THE INK MONITOR.

This is the only advice I can give you.


The next step would be to disassemble the Epson, and clean the Pads/Heads. Click on link below.:
http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life

I located a page on http://www.fixyourownprinter.com forum, which had plenty of details about similar issues.

If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

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