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Cleaning printer how to clean inside my epson rx620 printer mainly ink and foam pads at bottom soaked with ink

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  • Mattak Feb 16, 2008

    I looked inside the back of the RX620 and really do not see how this Waste Ink tank will fit or solve the problem. The reset is no problem, just hold down the B&W and the Stop button while powering up the printer.

    So any idea how this eBay fix actually works? I don't see that pads are provided and I dont see how the tank could be installed.


  • Gordon Walz Oct 24, 2008

    How do you cleana the ink pads on the RX620?



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Thank you I use my printer for home stuff and just
soaked up all extra ink from pad into paper towel and
did the reset is no problem, just hold down the B&W and the Stop button while powering up the printer.
Fixed it well. I was quoted $100 to do what took 10 minutes.
Thanks for tip!

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