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EpsonR2400 problem


Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
24 Nov 2012 11:24PM
I have the above, and I've not used it in ages. I'm having problems with the print heads been blocked.

Does anyone know where I can either get it serviced, or has anyone tried any of the head cleaning kits available - and do they work ?

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dcash29 9 1.9k England
24 Nov 2012 11:28PM
HI Nick

Check out both the links or take the head out and clean with Isopropyl alcohol followed by an air line


http://www.printheadhospital.co.uk/buy-printhead-cleaning-kits.html

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.362672/it.I/id.222/.f
24 Nov 2012 11:33PM
Anytime i have had to do this on various epsons I just removed the print heads and let them soak overnight in cleaning fluid. Im sure there will be a guide on how to do it with the r2400 also.
24 Nov 2012 11:33PM
DO NOT USE AN AIR LINE.



Quote:HI Nick

Check out both the links or take the head out and clean with Isopropyl alcohol followed by an air line


http://www.printheadhospital.co.uk/buy-printhead-cleaning-kits.html

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.362672/it.I/id.222/.f

dcash29 9 1.9k England
24 Nov 2012 11:35PM
Check out this link the process is the same for removing the head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrepE5V1rjA
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
24 Nov 2012 11:44PM
Thanks Gareth &Dave, have you used the products in the clips?
dcash29 9 1.9k England
25 Nov 2012 12:02AM

Quote:DO NOT USE AN AIR LINE


Why not Gareth
25 Nov 2012 11:10AM
Nick i personally lift the heads out set them in a saucer with some windex and leave over night then set the heads on some blotting paper to suck out what is left and usually thats the job done.

Pushing air into the heads is a sure way of blocking or damaging the heads.

I have done this on both my 1400 printers, one is using all black inks for mono only work and the other for colour.

I also have the waste pipe going straight into a little bottle to collect the waste so i never have to replace the waste pad.
dcash29 9 1.9k England
26 Nov 2012 12:10AM

Quote:Pushing air into the heads is a sure way of blocking or damaging the heads.


I take it you've been unlucky.

Nick ive used the print head hospital once although i prefer Isopropyl alcohol
MrDennis 5 234 Wales
5 Dec 2012 2:41PM
I know this thread is a bit out of date, but perhaps one of you will pop back in..Question..How do you take out the Print heads without losing the little springs. How do you get them back in in proper ordert.. I'm NO techy guy when it comes to putting things back together.
I have TWO 2400's sitting in corner of room because I tried ALL ways to clear blocked heads. One day it would work, for the next 20 it would not.
I use Isopropyl alcohol as well. Even emptied my Black ink and filled with the Iso to clean.
In the end after 4 months of trying I bought a r3000. Would Love to get one of my 2400 working again just to use with MATT ink..

Cheers.
dcash29 9 1.9k England
6 Dec 2012 12:17AM
Which springs? the main carriage stays in the printer.
You just remove the head

Its a while since ive done my r2400, if theres a point in the video showing the spring removal let me know

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