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Replaced ink, nothing prints not even tests

Pages printed off (minus magenta) so I did several "cleanings" each showed fewer and fewer lines. then I replaced the cartridge and now they come through totally blank even though it sounds like it is printing very frustrated

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There are two main areas of concern: A waste spongereplaced ink, nothing prints not even tests - 2c905eb.jpg located just under the printhead, and which helps to park the printhead when you turn the power off, and the actual printhead itself. There are also two ribbon connectors that attach to the printhead assembly--and if one of them is not fully plugged in the exact symptoms you describe will occure.

To reach the waste sponge require the dis assembly of the upper half of the printer. I can knock it out is about 5 minutes now! I have used about 50 Q tips to soak up the ink, and manually clan the long rectangular sponge as well.

It you want I can send you pictures of my printer all torn down.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

  • miles_lloyd Feb 13, 2012

    I know it' been over two years since you posted this but we could really use your help. Disassembly instructions and any pics would be gratefully appreciated. Hope you are still available glenncuneo. how would we contact you?

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    Glenn Cuneo Nov 10, 2013

    I tossed the printer, not worth my time effort or money!

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Go through this EPSON troubleshooting guide for the PictureMate

Also check this slected EPSON FAQS for your printer:

Or see more FAQS on print quality and appearance.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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