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Epson stylus cx3200

Print heads clogged from lack of use.

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  • daltonldm Mar 22, 2008

    used almost an entire ink cartridge using the printers cleaning program and still clogged. Has to be a cheaper way.

  • hairtogo Sep 29, 2008

    but with the Epson stylus photo RX 520



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What you can try is this. UNPLUG THE MACHINE..
Remove the ink cartridges. Place some paper towels under the cartridge holder.
Take a soapy cleaner like fantastic, or formula 109 and dribble it into the area at the bottom of the print cartridge holder. You want to disolve that ink and flush it out of the pads in that area.
Just take your time, and keep rinsing until you see very little ink coming out.
Then clean up the surrounding area well. Wait a 2 or 3 hours before trying it again so that all the cleaners dry.
Normally that fixes this particular problem, The ink just coagulates in that area from non use.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • lily1008 Feb 14, 2011

    Did this work for the OP? I think I have the same problem, bought new ink cartridges after a long period of disuse and I'm getting blank sheets when I print - ink is going down but nothing on the paper.



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