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VeriChipped

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Re: OS Windows 98/SE

Hi Tech Guys,
I've called tech support and all they offer is run "Head Cleaning" in utilities for my printer. At first it worked but now the more I run the head cleaning the less its printing. I've checked the level of ink remaining as well. Everythings full.
I've bought a "Cartridge & Printhead Cleaner" but what part is the print heads in the following statement: "Allow print heads to soak in the Cartridge & Printhead Cleaner to refresh the print nozzles and help restore print quality"?
At one point it states to fill syringe with 2 ml. of the cleaner and squirt the print head over the sink....I'm thinking this is not something you can do with the printer itself put the ink cartridge and if deductive reasoning prevails I'm also thinking its the part that the ink comes out of, at the bottom.
Help me for please...
VeriChipped.
 

p51

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What, exactly, is the problem that you are having? What kind of printer, make and model, are you using? If it is an appearance issue with print outs, fading, lines, etc, have you tried a completely differnt ink cartridge, or toner?
 

VeriChipped

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Hi p51,
Sorry, the main problem started out as printing faint, progressed to printing half a page, which prompted me to "Head Cleaning" in utilities as I had mentioned. Tech support for the EPSON STYLUS COLOR 44O/SO20187 told me just to keep running "Head cleaning" feature until it does print. Did that quite a few times, the more I did the cleaning the more it fainted which was obvious with the test pattern print until nothing prints at all.
Thanks
VeriChipped
PS. Note the fluid levels high, stomped on the 2 ml. syringe head cleaner solution. :confused:
 

p51

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How old is the ink cartridge? Have you tried a brand new one? This is what I found on Epson's site:

"No ink on page

Make sure the ink cartridge is not empty. Also if the ink cartridge is older than 6 months, the ink may have thickened. If so, install a new genuine Epson ink cartridge and run up to 10 consecutive cleaning cycles to see if this will clear it up. After every 3rd cleaning cycle print a demo sheet by holding down the ALT button for a few moments while turning on the printer's power. If nothing helps then the printer should be serviced by an authorized Epson service center."

Good luck!
 
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