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Re: Epson EX Problem - Air in printhead?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Haskell" <npthaskell@harborside.com>
To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 1999 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: Epson EX Problem - Air in printhead?

>  Is this the printer that you are using for "Archiva" inks...

No. That is my 1160.  I only use Epson oem in my Ex.

> ...so that perhaps trying 2 new epson cartridges caused a precipitation
> reaction, as has been reported for mixing Epson and Lysonic inks?
> The cleaning cycle does not require that the electronics fire nozzles.
> During a cleaning cycle, as the print head moves to expose the cleaning
> pad(s), carefully squirt the pad(s) with water, so that later on during
> the cleaning cycle, the vacuum pump will suck up the diluted ink. The
> pads should then be lighter. Start a second cleaning cycle. If fresh
> black ink is deposited on the cleaning pad, then you know that at least
> some nozzles are not clogged. If fresh ink is deposited, but nothing
> comes out in the nozzle check, then you probably have an electronic
> short that requires epson servicing. If no fresh ink is deposited on the
> cleaning pad, this diagnostic test remains ambigous, you could have a
> real serious clog and/or an electronic problem.

I will try this.

Murray Zaharia
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.
Anything in Latin sounds profound.

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