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Epson ECOTANK Printers

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5 85 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2020 2:17AM
I was recently given an Epson ecotank printer that was purchased about a year ago for £675. The owner dropped it and couldn't get it to work anymore. He was about to throw it out when I told him that I will try to fix it for him. He told me that if I can fix it then I can keep it.
It took me less than half a day to fix, cleaning out spilled ink from inside the printer and then cleaning and realigning the print heads. True to say that I did have to go through the maintenance of cleaning the print heads some 50 times.
End result. I have a fully functional. economical printer for free.
I have since printed 400 coloured pages and 250 A4 photographs on glossy paper for less than £5.
Any Comments?
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 450
12 Feb 2020 3:01AM
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justin c 19 5.2k 36 England
12 Feb 2020 9:27AM
Sounds like you got very lucky with 50 head cleanings. It"s generally only advisable to do a maximum of three head cleans in a 24 hour period and preferably with a printed page in between.
Your perseverance obviously paid off though Smile.
I wouldn't have had the patience or the stomach to watch all that expensive ink being wasted. Although I guess it wasn't wasted if you ended up with a £600+ printer.


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