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#1 wahatoya

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:31 AM

Anyone every have any luck unclogging printer heads on an Epson C80? I can get color but the black is having trouble. Thanks

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:46 PM

Hi wahatoya,

Make sure the printer is powered on and nothing is flashing. If the ink light for your printer is on, go ahead and replace the cartridge.
Right click the printer icon in the systray (lower right side of screen) and select HEAD CLEANING. Follow the on-screen instructions and the print heads should do a self cleaning. This should take about a minute but not more than 5 minutes or so. The power light should flash as the cleaning process goes. When the power light stops flashing, run a nozzle check... it should print some patterns. Make sure they look complete. If not, try the cleaning process again.

At your own risk: I have used a soft cloth lightly dampened with alcohol to clean the printhead area. Make sure the cartridge is completely dry before returning it to the printer. Be sure not to touch and of the copper/shiney surfaces.

Good luck with the cleaning

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Edited by rigelslight, 24 March 2005 - 12:48 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 05:46 PM

Thanks so much for replying. I have done "clean" until half of my cartridges (new) have been depleted. Will try to clean printheads but I heard that windex works better. Any other thoughts? Thanks

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 09:49 PM

Never used Windex before. Be sure to use gloves too! Ink on your fingers is no fun.

Take care :thumbsup:

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