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My red ink will not come out

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!

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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