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Yellow not printing

A couple times this past week, the yellow has stopped printing. A nozzle check brings it back, but I was looking for a solution since we often send many pages and come get them later. Quite a waste of time and money if a color is missing. Will try a power clean and then I guess replace the head, unless someone has a better solution.

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You can try cleaning the printer head by using wd40 which worked for me....if you know how to dismantle it personally....it would be cheaper for you. now for you to save inks try to use subliminal inks. its gonna be worth your penny.

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Your description of the problem is so vague it would almost be impossible to provide any attempt to resolve this for you. For example - a blob of yellow, patches, lines, missing lines, perhaps a band somewhere across the page or down the page? In any event if it is, say, a thin line running across the page or down the page then that could well be a symptom of a blocked nozzle on the printhead. How often do you use the printer and do you carry out nozzle checks? Is the printer generally in very dry room conditions? So, as an attempt to resolve this for you with only the very limited description you have given, try the following. Set a page to Print to bring the Printer Dialogue Box into view. Click on Preferences and then on the Advanced Tabbed page. On that page, click on Nozzle Check and with a standard sheet of paper in the printer, click to do that check. Examine the output - there will be an example of what it SHOULD look like onscreen - meaning a specific pattern without any breaks in the lines. Even a tiny break indicated some blocking of the nozzle jets. Then use the CLEAN facility offered to clean the nozzles and repeat the nozzle check. That is the most likely cause of your problem. Come back if you still have the problem.

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The yellow ink will not print. I just purchased new ink but the yellow will not print. The other colors do print, only the yellow does not print. What could be wrong? I have an HP OfficeJet Pro...


The problem has to be with the print head for the yellow cartridge. When the sensors on the print head itself become dirty or damaged it can restrict the ink flow or stop it all together.

Try cleaning the print nozzles and performing an alignment first to see if that solves your issue. To clean the print nozzles, press menu, then scroll until you see maintenance, then press enter and continuing scrolling until you see clean print nozzle and press enter or "ok". Do it a couple of times then use the same steps to go back to the maintenance area and this time choose "align print heads". Then try printing a picture with the color yellow in it to check and see if it works.

If this does not work and your yellow still does not print then try checking your print head.

You can find them under you print cartridges. Open your printer to bring the catridges into the forward position. Then unplug the printer from the power source (with the cartridges in the forward front position). Remove all cartridges then pull upward on the plastic lever under the print cartridges carriage to release and view the print heads. The print heads look like a round hole with a center area that has an ink blotter on it. there is a plastic lever in front of each one, flip it up to use it as a handle and shake it right and left while pulling upward to pull the print head out of the carriage. The back of the print head has computer sensors on it that are similar to the print cartridges. Under them there are more brass sensors . Look for ink or debris on top of any of these brass sensors. If you see ink, get a few q tips some dry paper towels or other link free cloth and remove it. make sure the area is completely dry and then replace the print heads and cartridges. Plug the machine back into the wall and run a cleaning of the nozzles one more time and again align the print heads. if this does not solve your problem then you may have a bad printer cartridge and I would suggest returning it to the place where you bought it.

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I have personally encountered similar problem in my work.
 
Sometimes when either of the inks overflow at the nozzle, it gets absorbed to an extent into another ink compartment. So that colour affected now prints another colour; the colour that has crept into its compartment, Sometimes it is serious at other times is not. If not serious, usually, after a few solid colour prints the colour affected returns to normal.
 
I do not know how much of a technical person you are, but I will give you the solution to returning that colour to print rightly. Bring out your colour cartridge. Peel off the seal covering top. You will see the holes through which in is fed into it. Get a clean handkerchief, fold it and place over the top of the cartridge. Hold it over a bowl or something. Now place your mouth over the top with the handkerchief in between and blow hard. Ink will discharged at the nozzle. Clean off the ink with folded tissue; always dab not wipe. (At the nozzle do not rub only dab). Now press a piece of folded tissue to the nozzle firmly. It should be blotted with ink:- red, blue, yellow. If any colour is missing you may need to repeat the procedure. Once you get the three colours back, the issue is resolved.

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Did yellow and magenta print OK before the previous cartridges ran out? If so, it looks like your new cartridges are not working properly. Try another yellow and magenta cartridge - you can re-use the previous cartridges if they turn out not to be faulty. If new cartridges don't solve the problem, you can try soaking the print head, in case you have nozzles blocked with dried ink for some reason.

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/yellow ink on the nozzle check, then there is hope! Repeat the head clean/nozzle check process 2 or 3 times, but not more. Leave for 24 hours for any air bubbles to disperse. If nothing, repeat the soak process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.

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Epson RX620 yellow lines/blocks on page


Try to print the nozzle check, and see what your out put is like.
If it is not giving you a regular pattern, then have the nozzle
replaced. Most times when the nozzle is clogged with ink, you
get such out-puts. So follow this steps.
How to print the nozzle check:

1. Press the Setup button.

2. Use the arrow buttons to select Nozzle Check, then press the OK button.

3. Confirm the message on the display, then press the OK button to print the Nozzle Check.
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Hi,

Sounds like your printhead is clogged... This does not mean the printer is dead as cleaning the printhead requires only two things.

  1. Patience
  2. A cleaning solution.
The former is often harder to come by than the latter because most printer owners want a quick fix...

The cleaning solution needs to be one that is compatible with inkjet printers. I personally use and sell this type here but you will find that it's available from various suppliers although the best fluid is apparently the older style Windex (the ammoniated version).

To actually complete the clean you need to follow these instructions:
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  • Remove the printer power cord and move the printhead all the way to the left side of the printer (out of the way)
  • Take a piece of kitchen paper towel folded about 4 times so it's about the size of the parking pad (the white bit of plastic the printhead usually sits on.
  • Soak this pad in the cleaning solution
  • Place the pad on the parking pad and then carefully move the printhead back over the pad so it sits flat underneath the printhead
  • Leave the printer for 12 hours
  • Return, look at the printer, wonder if it's ready (after 30 minutes) and then force self to go do something else :-)

  • Move the printhead out of the way and remove the now ink soaked pad from the pad and replace with a fresh one (again soaked in cleaning solution)
  • Move the printhead back into position and leave for a further 12 hours.
  • Remove this last pad and then plug the printer back in
  • Press the power button an allow the printer to start up again
  • Run ONE cleaning routine and a single nozzle check to see if the printer is now printing out of more nozzles.
  • Chances are you'll need to leave the printer for another 30 minutes or so to let the ink settle down again.
With a little luck this will have fixed the other colours and you should be able to print again. You may need to print a couple more nozzle checks or one more cleaning routine or even repeat another 12 hour wait with the solution soaked pad.

Whatever you do, don't waste ink or time trying to force the printer to do more than 2 cleaning routines at a time...


As to why this works.. in a nutshell, the cleaning solution wicks up into the printhead nozzles where it rehydrates and breaks down the ink clogs putting them back into a more readily ejected solution.

The solution needs time to do its work though so this is why you leave it for the best part of a day or more to do its work..

The C66, like many of the earlier durabrite ink printers are very prone to clogging to try to keep the printer ticking over and exercised and you should find you won't need to repeat this procedure again.

Hope this helps.

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If you still get no yellow after a couple of the above processes, you can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), 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
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print a nozzle check from the maintenance menu

see which colours are missing, run through a few head cleans and print another nozzle check see if there is any improvement

also replace the cartridges of the missing colour they may be dried up. have seen this before where a 3/4 full black cartridge just completely stopped printing

if the problem still persists then get a syringe or an eye dropper and some form of spirit (I have used vodka in the past but clinical alcohol is recommended as not as sticky)

choose change cartridges from the menu then remove the power cord. with the cartridges removed you now have access to the printheads.

using the syringe (or eye dropper) place the nozzle on the spike that goes into the cartrige and inject a small amount of the alcohol leave this to soak for a few mins then mop up the excess with a cloth repeat this a couple of times put the ink back in power up and run another head clean (you can also put afew drops on the spounge that sits under the print head during the head clean

print the nozzle check again you shoudl see most of the nozzles are now working run another head clean if desired now try with a pic

have used this on various epson printers including a stylus 700 R340 & 360

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It's NOT a cartridge if this works... I had a similar problem with a 9600 I bought on eBay that had been inoperable over 18 months. Three colors would NOT clear up after multiple power cleanings. Epson support politely solved the issue at no charge on the phone... he had me drop a few drops of warm water on the pad the printhead rests on when not printing. You have to move the printhead to the left to do that by moving up the little lever near the cutter. The pad is easier to reach with a long eye dropper. I used very warm water- not boiling. I replaced the printhead over the warm water pad for an hour. Then I repeated the process and let it be for another 60 minutes. Then I did a nozzle check and what was gummed up yellow, cyan, and magenta nozzles became clear and it's worked fine since. Good luck!

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