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on 4/16/02 4:02 AM, J.C.Wright at email@example.com wrote: > Wire, my heart goes out to you. As you know, I used Fotonic in my 700 at a > low usage rate over about a year. Then I got an unrecoverable clog in the > middle of printing, but no smearing. > I've bought an 890 and I have a box full of Fotonic for it but I'm wary of > putting them in my new printer although I need to. > I think that C.D. is right, we just have to accept that Fotonics can ruin a > printhead after some time, and that's the price for such great archival > inks! > > John Wright > > Using Virtual Access > http://www.soft-shop.com > Thanks, everyone, for the sympathetic comments. I've ordered another 3000, a refurb for $750 shipped, from ecost.com. I'm going to have this unit repaired if it is less than half the cost of a replacement, then convert it to quad tone. Is a head replacement something a super geek could possibly achieve himself with parts and a service manual? Anyone tried it? Epson's web site is completely free of service information, except two third-party listings for parts under "Support." Should I be looking for a general computer service shop until I find one that claims epson service? Also, something odd happened with this same 3000 while I was away for two days. I found a yellow cartridge that I had just filled to now be completely, dead empty. Did a whole cart of ink siphon into the waste ink container by itself? What would cause this? If I send the printer for service and it gets rotated in shipment, will there be yellow ink dripping out of the carton?! Thanks in advance... W - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.