My red ink won't come out, I was told I needed a purge, as the telephone support line had me try everything and this is the last shot I have. I voided my warranty when I filled my ink cartridges with ink from the local ink spot, and cannot afford to pay a tech to service my printer. Help!
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Re: My red ink will not come out
The big prob with generic ink is that some additives are missing which are needed to keep the ph working.
try this: press menu then start bk copy then 4 times arrow up. machine will be in maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4 then OK or start bk copy. machine will supply fresh ink to tubes and ph. when finished press 7 then 6 then 3 then ok or start bk copy. machine will run a power purge. leave maintenance afterwards by pressing 9 then 9. Do run a test print by pressing ink etc.
If there is still no mag. the valve or part of the ph is rotten and cant be fixed anymore!
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Purging Procedure - If you have just installed a new archival or Quadtone cartridge you must purge the Epson print head of all of the old, non-archival, ink before you can begin to print with the full archival effect. The print heads in the Epson 200/400/440/500/600/640/740/800/850/860/900/1160/1520/Photo/Photo 700/Photo EX/Photo 750/Photo 1200 printers hold about 3 to 5 pages worth of ink. Always run a Nozzle check before printing. Even if you get a perfect nozzle check on your first try after putting in a new cartridge, run at least one or two head cleaning cycles. This will prevent any excess ink from over filling the print head. After the cleaning cycles, use the purging test patterns below to purge your system of the old ink. After printing about 5 (8.5x11) pages of this pattern, 98% of the old ink will be gone. The rest will come out slowly and may take as many as 20 or more pages, but at the 98% point you will see good results. If you have an Epson 3000, 5000 or 9000. See below
Hi Geoff, geez is been a while since i worked on a 110..... we were forever replacing heads on these under warranty from them getting stuffed from dodgy inks letting air in ink lines...
Chances are the head is requiring replacement which is not economicial to do, please ensure you using a full genuinne yellow brother ink and try to do a initial purge on the head ( i think from memory its..menu * 2, 8, 6, 4 then 76 enter, and 4 enter/ok ((init purge/all)), this will chew ink but fills the head and ink lines.
If it still fails the head is broken, it is like a micro toaster element and the ink keeps element cool, if air gets in the ink line the head overheads and the element breaks in any of the four colour chambers. This is not a repairable part nor is it cheap or easy to replace and also requires programming and a purge of about 1/4 of each colour ink.
Please let me know if you can do a purge and what brand inks you are using and what inks and what happened prior to the yellow issue. Cheers
Yes the low ink has no bearing on why you cannot fax. First check that you have the telephone lead plugged into the "Line" socket and not the "Tel" socket. Place your doc on the feeder and select Fax. now dial the number and press black start. All should be well and it should go.
Over on the right is not waste ink pads, waste ink is under the print engine covering the whole bottom of the printer. On the right is the purge assembly and there is ink on the filters on top and on the squeegee that wipes the printhead. You may need a new purge assembly, or just re attach a hose in the purge unit that may have come off. That printer is well worth the repair...
Hello, I have a reset procedure posted on my web site at: www.ccl-la.com/hp.htm The reset works on several HP inkjet printers. The problem is air in the ink feed tubes. The reset purges the lines. This should get you back going.
There is a spong that catches the ink when doing a head clean. I took some Q tips t soak up some of the ink from within the spong. Try to clean as much as you can from the spong. Even use a soft rag iif possible. You also may have to change the brand of ink that is being used.