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Chris here is the information you are looking for... I hope this works.. let me know Judy Have a colorful day Judy Mile High Engineering Supply, your inkjet specialists 1-800-666-6602 ----------------------------------- > There have been a few folks asking about how to get out of clog town > this is one of my better postings? Hey a lot of you guys have told me > so much off list! > > Print this out it is good stuff to keep!! > > The problems with keeping these printers with sponge cartridges going > are: > > 1- How to tell what the heck is the Nozzle test really showing you > > 2- How to tell the difference between a air pocket and a true clog > > You see if you get a lot of random skips when doing a nozzle test you > more that likely do not have a true clog you really have a few air > bubbles in the printheads. Just doing clean cycle after clean cycle is > not the best way to purge out the bubbles. you are far better off just > printing random test and a few pages of color blocks. > > Also if you still get radnom skips then it is time to reseat the > cartridge all you do is lift the blue cartridge locks and push then > down. This will burp out those air pockets that have been known to lock > up a printhead.. > > In the worst case you can remove the cartridge and knock it on the table > top yes ink will spill out but this is what you want to see...ink > spilling out of those feed holes. Now once you do this the ink counter > or ink low lights will not work so you have to keep a close eye on the > printer when you see the ink stop flowing stop the printer!!! These > printheads do like to be run dry!! > > Now if you always have the same nozzle that skips then you may have a > real clog. The Windex trick really does blow out just about the worst > clogs. And Windex is cheap and it will not hurt you or your printer. > > Warning Warning Warning > > But please be careful as I have posted before do not contact those > cleaning pads they are spring mounted and they can be knocked out of > position very easy! Once you have knocked them out of position it is > time to send in your printer to Epson! > > Warning Warning Warning > > Just drop about 5 to 6 drops of Windex on the pads and make sure you > turn off the printer this forces the pads up to the printheads abd the > Windex will do it's thing very quickly! About 1 hour works most of the > time overnight on the clogs from hell. > > ***************** A little more Windex > detail******************** > > After all this you can try my trick of carefully dripping only 5 or so > drops of Windex ( from a new bottle) on the cleaning pads. > > The cleaning pads are those foam pads located under the printheads when > they are in the parked position (power off) > > The pads are colored with guess what ....the ink you are using!!! The > are about 3/4 > x 1 inch and they are under the carriage or printheads when they are > parked! > > You can also drop windex on the ink inlets in the carriage. You must > remove the cartridges to see the spikes try the pad trick first. > > *********** Try this only after you tried the pads trick 2 times > ************ > > You can drop Windex directly on the spikes in the bottom of the > carriage. These will be seen when you take out the cartridge. > > Here is what you do: > > Step 1- Make sure that you turn off the printer before you drip on the > spikes! > > Step 2-do not drop more than 7 drops from a clean eye dropper! > > Step3-Wait at least 10 minutes and drop 5 more drops on the spike, > > You also should put 2 drops on the other "good ink feed spikes" to > prevent them from drying out ..(it happened to me) > > After this install the cartidge making sure that when you install the > cartridge the ink out light goes out! > > You may have to run up to 2 to 4 clean cycles this is normal in your > situation > > Just make sure that you do not exit the clean menu that is just keep > cleaning and print check. > > You must stay in the utility menu for the printer to use increased > pressure each time you repeat a clean cycle without exiting the menu the > printer will use increased pressure. > > TomCat > > Interactive Imagery > - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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