asked Feb 5, 2004 at 5:14am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 3000

Epson 3000 black not working

I have an epson 3000 which I am going to sell but first I need to repair the black head. I have bought some new cartridges as it was sitting around for a while and I thought the black may have dried up but it is still not printing. Does anybody know how to get the printer apart and will I need a new black head or just a flushing kit to get it working again? Thanks
Dom: It's possble that you may even have an actual HARDWARE PROBLEM [parts problem], but normally that would indicate that your printhead assembly is probably clogged. You might want to try using the Printhead Cleaning Kit, available through the home page on "fixyourownprinter.com", for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again...If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: " http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html "...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. Check for an e-mail from me, with some additional information.
by unknown on Feb 5, 2004 at 9:58am Add comment
I have replaced the black ink head and installed new blk ink cart the black still doesnt print. I removed the black ink line and cleaned it. It still won't print black. Now what do I do?
by stanley2142 on May 3, 2006 at 12:49am Add comment
There are a number of possibilities. Presuming that you have installed the printhead properly, adjusted its voltage reading and run a new cartridge ink charge, check to see whether ink is making its way up to and filling the black plastic damper assembly which sits on top of the printhead fill spike. Is the damper "o" ring good so that there is a tight seal at the fill spike? If it is, check to see whether the pump is pulling ink through the printhead into the cap assembly. If these steps are ok, you may have a problem with the printhead not firing. Then check the data cable which connects to the printhead.
Hope this helps.
by unknown on May 3, 2006 at 1:33am Add comment