Printing photo's colour comes out green
This probably means that only the cyan and yellow cartridges are delivering ink i.e. magenta isn't. This could be because the magenta cartridge is empty or faulty, or because the ink jet nozzle is blocked. Alternatively it could be a faulty print nozzle or faulty main board. The best approach is to first try a print head cleaning cycle and printing a nozzle check. Repeat the cleaning cycle and nozzle check 2 or 3 times. If this produces magenta, but not perfectly, leave it for 24 hours and then repeat the process.
If this fails, you must then make sure you have a good magenta cartridge by changing it for a new one. Save the old one - you can always use it again later if it turns out to be OK. Make sure you use the proper cartridge exchange process to do this so that an ink charging cycle takes place. Then try another nozzle check.
If this doesn't solve the problem, you can try soaking the print head as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If you get any magenta ink on the nozzle check, then there is hope! Repeat the process until you get a full magenta nozzle check. If nothing, repeat the process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.
Mar 24, 2009 |
Epson Stylus C46 InkJet Printer