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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
To solve the
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.
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Posted on Aug 24, 2009
your print heads might be clogged. clean it the hardware way. not the software way. to do this, simply buy a print head cleaning solution for Epson Printers. now pull out all your print cartridges and put a small drop of cleaning solution to the pin-like plastics in the base where your heads are seated. drop and drop cleaning solution to dilute clogs. you can use syringe to sip out the solution from the area. after this hardware cleaning, do a software cleaning through performing a cleaning print heads in the epson tools under maintenance tab
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
I have to ask this question of you, just to make sure this is not an issue. Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
Please consider the following:
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using factory new cartridges, then please call the manufacturers Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead
1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning
And if that not work
Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.
There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.
Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
First print a self test page on the printer and check if you have black print on it or not.
To do that Go to your printer :-
Press Setup button -->Go to print report-->hit ok--> use arrow keys and choose the self test page.--> hit ok.
If you have the self test page fine then try to make a black copy from the printer.
Put a black font printout on the scanner glass facing downwards. Press copy black
Check if you have the black ink working.
If yess then there is some thing on the system you are doing wrong. May be the printer properties needs to be set or some settings needs to be checked.
If no then try to clean he ink cartridge and try to align the cartridge on the printer.
To align Do this
Press setup-->use arror keys to navigate to tools -->and choose the option align cartridge or align printer.
If you do not find the option in the tools option try looking for it in the print report...
On the computer Go to printer under control panel and right click on the printer and go to print prefernces --> go to the TAB called colors and under color options -->choose print in greyscale--> and under that choose the Black only option. --> hit apply and then hit ok.
Now try printing..!
Let me know if any of these steps works....
Posted on May 12, 2010
Testimonial: "I performed all of the diagnostic tests. Ther black ink still does not appear on any copies. I should say it is a very faint grey and it fades to nothing when printing a full page letter. I need to find whether the ink flow from the cartgridge to the print head is clogged and how to flush it. The printer is less than 6 months old, but was not used for over 2 months."
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