Question about Epson Stylus C84 InkJet Printer
No trouble lights, cartridges have ink quantity , goes through the sounds and motions but does not print anything. Tried the nozzle and head cleaning functions several times but - nothing. I have not used the printer for a few months, however the black cartridge is brand new and even a text test page won't print. I have the same problem as the ones listed on the previous page. First it would only print yellow. I thought maybe the cartridges were died up so I spent $57.49 for a whole set opf new Epson cartridges. It strill printed only yellow and then quit printing anything. With this many complaints you've had, you should find a solution. I cannot afford another printer. I have taken all the steps you suggested.
The only way to make this printer work again is a pump and cap assembly replacement. The Dura Brite inks are waterproof. As such, they dry in the tube forming crystals. As far as I have been able to determine, these crystals perforate the tube causing a loss of suction from the pump assembly.
Furthermore, a large accumulation of ink builds up at the end of the waste ink tube in the waste ink pads. The printer mechanism must be removed from the base, one of the pads must be removed, then you have to remove the ***** of ink from the end of waste ink tube. After that is done a small amount of water should be flushed through the tube to clean it. Make sure you replace the pad before you flush or you will have ink all over the place.
I have seen the tube fall off as the previous post noted. Sometimes but not always, putting that tube in place will solve the problem too. However in most instances it does not because the tube has split.
A little hint; do this repair in an area where you won't mind getting ink around. Also wear some latex gloves to keep ink off your fingers.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
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