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BL***Y Epson


digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 8:45AM
Of course! DOH, I never stopped to think where the ink goes when you clean the heads. :0)

Maybe that's why they say not to clean the heads too frequently, rather than causing any damage to the heads themselves.

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keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 8:46AM
Of course, if you fill them up while it's under warranty.........need I say more?
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 8:47AM
That's a hell of a lot of head cleaning in 12 months. :0)
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 8:50AM
Have a look at the size of the sponges.
Wink
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 8:52AM
Ah

I suppose I had better start finding out how to get to the sponge ready for when it fills.
stuwhitt 15 1.4k United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 9:33AM
This may help IanWink
ellis rowell 15 2.0k United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 1:01PM
The C44UX is about 2years 6months old and has failed with this problem, the Colour 680 is at least 4 years old, probably five, and is still working OK.
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 1:10PM
"Most photographers wouldn't give 44UX for anything else."
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 1:38PM
Cheers Stu, mind you by the time I need it I probably won't remember where it is. :0)
psiman 15 573 Wales
27 Jan 2006 9:56PM
Ellis,

I had the same problem with my daughter's C44. As mentioned the answer is two fold:

1. Download the Service Utility this will allow you to reset the counter and get the printer going.

2. However eventually you will need to clean or replace the waste ink pad otherwise you'll have ink leaking out! I did find a website that gave step-by-step instructions on but I can't find it now (it may have been taken down). Anyway its not too difficult, you need to unscrew the cover and also unclip the latches using a screwdriver (this is the most difficult bit without damaging the cover). The waste ink pads are at the back of the printer - WARNING THIS NEXT BIT IS MESSY WEAR GLOVES - take out both the pads (one on top of the other) then clean them in warm water. This will take a while but its amazing how pristine white you can get them. Dry both pads thoroughly then replace them and the cover and Bob should be your mother's brother.

Hope this helps.

Simon
ellis rowell 15 2.0k United Kingdom
28 Jan 2006 1:03AM
Simon.

"I did find a website that gave step-by-step instructions on but I can't find it now".

I think what you saw was Ian's (Stuwhitt) link. I have saved the page 'complete' for future reference, and put it in a folder "Epson Printers".
psiman 15 573 Wales
28 Jan 2006 6:25AM
Ellis,

The web site I saw had step-by-step instructions with images for a C44. I think it had been set up by an Epson engineer and pressure may have placed to pull the plug! Wish I'd kept the damn thing!

Simon
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2006 9:24AM
There's a link on this thread about half a dozen posts back.


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