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Wicks? Hello~I was wondering how do u inject the solvent through the wicks? Thanks :)

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I use a inkjet refill syringe.

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Many nozzle on printhead did not inject .
You must clean your head or replace it. Or comes up in service mode
and check your nozzle check .For cleaning head you can take it out of printer and clean with head solvent, if not clears maybe u must replace print head.

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Weird colours; no yellow.


Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
1. Clean your print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.

*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Supplies needed:
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
paper towels
latex gloves
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
warm water

PROCEDURE:
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.

SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your printer in new condition.

Hope this helps. .

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Have you recently refilled or replaced any of the cartridges. 1203 is usually one of two things.

1. An overfilled cartridge (fixed by wrapping in damp paper towel for a bit until excess ink wicks out)
2. Ink smeared on contacts (fixed by cleaning contacts on cartridge and on printer's cartridge housing)

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Sounds like you may have a leak of a dark ink into the others. Remove all the ink carts and blot the area where they sit with tissue. If there is a lot of dark ink in the area, then this may suggest there ink leaking from the black cart and getting into the wicks of the other colours.

If the problem only occurs with the CD caddy in place, try an under head cleaning session to make sure the bottom of the head is not dragging on the surfaces.

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It needs to have the fuser taken apart and rebuilt.
There are wicks and wiper blades that wear out.
Then they do you get excessive oil on the paper and
pretty much everywhere.
If your doing it yourself I can provide you a good and reliable vendor.

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The problem is that air has got into the spike where the carts would normally sit and dried the ink in the head. This will be very difficult to soften and will take much perseverance on your part.

Get a syringe and some ammoniated cleaning solution or cartridge flush. You get cartridge flush off ebay - I use the JR brand, but that is my personal preference.

Remove the ink cartridges. Take some kitchen paper and fold it up so you can lay it in the bottom of the cartridge carrier leaving the wicks (The spikes upon which the cartridges sit) accessible.

Take the syringe and fill it with the cleaning solution. With a torch look closely and notice the small holes in the top of the wicks. You are going to flush out these wicks with your cleaning solution and the needle of your syringe.

Push the needle of the syringe into the hole of the wick. DO NOT APPLY ANY PRESSURE when inserting the needle. Use no more than the weight of the loaded syringe. Once inserted, SLOWLY depress the plunger of the syringe to ejecta few ML's into the wick. Do this for each wick and then leave the machine for at least an hour.

Repeat this several times replacing the kitchen paper each time you do it. When the cleaning solution starts to run clean you can start to eject the fluid with a little more speed to wash it further into the head. Again leave for an hour each time. Once you are sure you have dissolved as much ink as  you are ever going to, you should proceed to do an intensive under head cleaning as per my previous post HERE. Also put a good amount of cleaning solution into the pump cap (the bit under the head when it is in the park position) and top it up as it seeps away.

Once that is complete and you are again sure you will not get it any cleaner, get a full set of brand new and GENUINE cartridges. DO NOT be tempted to use cheap compatible cartridges for this maintenance exercise. Put the new carts in and allow the machine to charge the ink. Keep an eye on the pump cap and keep topping it up with cleaning solution. If the solution does not get sucked out of the pump cap, then you have a further problem and you should let me know here so I can help you sort that.

Print a nozzle check and see how it looks. If it still shows some gaps, run a couple of cleaning cycles via the button panel and print another check pattern. If there is little improvement after a couple of cleaning cycles do another manual under head cleaning.

You will eventually get the print back. For future reference, if you are leaving the machine unused for a while - leave it with full genuine ink carts. The genuine carts have an anti coagulant that helps to stop the ink solidifying in the head.

Let me know how you get on

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If you choose the setting to scan to memory it should function without problem. However, why not change the ink anyway. If the carts are empty and you leave it too long you will probably find that when you do change them you will loose ink output as the head/wicks will dry out.

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It's probably not dead. Are you using compatible cartridges? If so have you removed any tape that covers the vent hole if required. Many compatibles need to have a piece of tape removed. If you forget the ink cant get out as the air can't get in. If it not a piece of tape and there are no flashing lights it could be that the nozzles are blocked or the wick has dried out. You can do a manual cleaning using some kitchen paper and a little solvent and a small plastic bag. The first thing we need to do is get the head away from its parking position. Switch on the machine and when the head has moved away from its park position, remove the power lead. With the top of the machine open, you should be able to move the print head carriage by hand. Look to the right where the head carriage is normally parked and you should see the pump cap area. It will be a black looking spongy pad covered in ink. Now take a piece of kitchen paper and fold it over a couple times to make a pad approx 3"x1". Now lay this pad over the top of the pump cap and fold the left edge down toward the base of the machine as in image one (the tissue is the yellow bit in the image) Now take a syringe or similar and put some solvent into it. The solvent I use is JR Ink Jet Cartridge flush as seen on ebay and the like. If you have any ammoniated window cleaner like Windex you can use this. Put the solvent onto the tissue making it quite damp, but not totally soaked. Manually move the print head GENTLY back to its park position. The pump cap will try to raise up to meet the bottom of the print head as you move it back. Be careful no to force it or you may break something. What we are trying to do is bring the solvent dampened pad into contact with the print head. Once located, leave the pad for 5 or 10 minutes whilst the solvent does its trick. Now move the head away from park - again being gentle. You should now see the pad is a horrible black lump of mush. Pick it out and put it in the plastic bag ? where a glove or use tweezers or pliers. Repeat the process again but this time let it to soak for just about 1 minute. You should now see the individual ink colours soaking into the pad. If the pad is still black, repeat the process a couple more times. Once you have some evidence of the individual colours you can run a head clean via the driver or printer control panel. Then print a nozzle check sheet and if all has gone according to plan you should have a full complement of lines. This method is applicable ONLY for loss of a few lines on the nozzle check sheet. If you have loss of all the lines in a single or multiple colours, you need to investigate further. It is possible that the pump has failed, the pipes are clogged or something else is causing the problem. If that does not sort it out, tru using a syringe to put a couple of drops of solvent onto the wick. Its the black plastic spike that stick up and goes into the bottom of the ink cart when it is installed. Put a cupole of drops in, put the cart back in and leave it fpr about 10 minutes. The re-try a head clean using the driver/status monitor. There is another possibilty after thsi which relates to a hardware problem but this generaly causes a loss of all ink. Let me know how you get on

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Hey eastman You can do a manual cleaning using some kitchen paper and a little solvent and a small plastic bag. The first thing we need to do is get the head away from its parking position. Switch on the machine and when the head has moved away from its park position, remove the power lead. With the top of the machine open, you should be able to move the print head carriage by hand. Look to the right where the head carriage is normally parked and you should see the pump cap area. It will be a black looking spongy pad covered in ink. Now take a piece of kitchen paper and fold it over a couple times to make a pad approx 3"x1". Now lay this pad over the top of the pump cap and fold the left edge down toward the base of the machine as in image one (the tissue is the yellow bit in the image) Now take a syringe or similar and put some solvent into it. The solvent I use is JR Ink Jet Cartridge flush as seen on ebay and the like. If you have any ammoniated window cleaner like Windex you can use this. Put the solvent onto the tissue making it quite damp, but not totally soaked. Manually move the print head GENTLY back to its park position. The pump cap will try to raise up to meet the bottom of the print head as you move it back. Be careful no to force it or you may break something. What we are trying to do is bring the solvent dampened pad into contact with the print head. Once located, leave the pad for 5 or 10 minutes whilst the solvent does its trick. Now move the head away from park - again being gentle. You should now see the pad is a horrible black lump of mush. Pick it out and put it in the plastic bag ? where a glove or use tweezers or pliers. Repeat the process again but this time let it to soak for just about 1 minute. You should now see the individual ink colours soaking into the pad. If the pad is still black, repeat the process a couple more times. Once you have some evidence of the individual colours you can run a head clean via the driver or printer control panel. Then print a nozzle check sheet and if all has gone according to plan you should have a full complement of lines. This method is applicable ONLY for loss of a few lines on the nozzle check sheet. If you have loss of all the lines in a single or multiple colours, you need to investigate further. It is possible that the pump has failed, the pipes are clogged or something else is causing the problem.

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