Question about Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer
After replacing all the ink colors, we are now getting horizontal streaking. We have tried aligning the new cartridges and cleaning, but are still getting the streaks. What can we do?
Are you confident the new cartridges are full and in-date? Can you confirm that the old cartridges were not removed until immediately before the new cartridge was installed. Did you remove the yellow tape from the new cartridges before you installed them? Were the cartridges changed properly such that an ink charging cycle occurred. Have you carried out any head cleaning cycles recently? If not, do it. Then do a nozzle check print. Any improvement? Yes, but not perfect? If so do a couple more head cleans and nozzle checks. If still not perfect, let it rest for 24 hours to disperse air bubbles. Then repeat.
If you have already done lots of head cleans with no result, and you're sure you have good ink cartridges properly installed, then 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 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 fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then try a head clean/nozzle check again. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
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According to your problem first make sure that you have installed the cartridges properly. Go the the printer properties in control panel and follow the steps open the printinging preferences tab> maintainance tab > Ink cartridge replacement> then the window will show the process of the replacement of ink cartridge. Follow those steps of replacement. Then let the cartridge be processed, it will take a few time. And then your cartridge replacement will be finished. Then align the cartridges from the alignment option in printing preferences as well. If it doesn't solve your problem then the cartridges are faulty, replace a new set of cartridge is recomended.
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