asked Jul 31, 2001 at 3:26am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 900

Epson St. Colour 900 - only "sort of" unclogged

I got the cleaning kit, and set to work.

While it prints signigicantly better, it still isn't perfect. The test pattern shows only one step (red) imperfect. But printing stil produces the regular line in B&W or Colour. It looks far workse using colour.

So I'm looking for advice from other Epson owners (specifically Stylus Col 900 owners). I've drowned the sponge pads overnight twice. I put ink in the holes overnight (see below). Other ideas?

Which does raise a (probably dumb) question: When the instructions say "inject a small amount of the cleaning fluid into the ink hole" do they mean the hole above the head, or the hole of the cartridge? I've only done the former.

Thanks in advance
Never inject anything into the cartridges. Perform the head cleaning process 6 times without performing a nozzle check to build up sufficiant pressure to free the individual nozzle from the clog. Try replacing the color cartridge with a new Epson cartridge.
by Crawford on Jul 31, 2001 at 5:47am Add comment
Okay, I thought injecting into the cartridges was a dumb idea, but given lack of success . . .

I injected into the holes again, waited about 6-7 hours, then ran 7 head cleans in a row. No improvement. I replaced the cartridge a couple of days ago (ran out during cleaning cycle of first attempt)

Other suggestions?

by unknown on Aug 1, 2001 at 10:20pm Add comment