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R300 - quality terrible and no status monitor

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I recently got an R300 from a friend who no longer wanted it. I am having problems with printing photos. text prints look fine even those with some colour. However the Photo prints have streaks in them and the colour does not look right. I have gone inot the maintaince section of the driver and ran the nossle check and head cleaning, neither gave the results that I would expect, ie there were always gaps in the nossle check.

I notice that the status monitor is greyed out so I am unable to check if one of the inks is out, is this because the inks are not HP?

Many thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    printed photos appear to be a slight reddish/brown



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If you're getting gaps in the nozzle checks and cleaning isn't resolving it, it is possible a nozzle is blocked with dried ink. You can get cleaning cartridges which contain a solvent that disolves the clogged ink.
I'll not suggest any brands, but talk to your local friendly computer shop, or do a search. Something like epson r300 cleaning cartridge should work.
When you say the status monitor is greyed out, is this on the computer or the printer? And I'd hope you're not using HP inks... It's an Epson printer ;) But on a serious note, I've not yet had any problems using non-Epson inks.


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