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At 02:03 PM 24/05/2002 +0100, Bob Frost wrote: >no ink comes out of the head during printing!! >It moves over the paper properly >where the printing should be, so it's clearly getting all the image info, >but nothing is coming out of the head while printing. Wish I could tell you why. I've had two well used Epsons, a 700 and a 1200 stop spitting ink and there have been several others report similar failures. Logically it is likely either a head or controller board failure, but I do not know how to diagnose which. I still have the dead 1200 in hopes that a repair may be possible. A head isn't too expensive but the controller board is. Has anyone with this type of failure had Epson repair the printer? If so can you comment? >So if ink can be squirted out during a cleaning cycle, why not while >printing? The head isn't squirting the ink out it is being sucked out by the vacuum pump. Powell Powell Hargrave, Digital Imaging: http://members.shaw.ca/hargravep Epson FAQ Site: http://home.att.net/~arwomack01/ Epson List Archive: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/epson-inkjet/ - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.