asked May 4, 2005 at 9:54pm
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 2000P

epson stylus photo 2000p problems

i have had this stylus 2000p for about 3 years. it worked fine for a year and then i tried some third party ink, well i didnt like the colors it gave so i switched back to genuine epson ink. from that point on it seems to not put out enough magenta and black because my photos of people always turn out with greenish skin and dark shadows turn out green as well. what can i do to fix that?
elquapo: You need to run an actual "Nozzle Test Page" and see if any of your nozzles are simply not open and not printing. If so, then either some of those nozzles are simply clogged, or they are starting to fail. Normally, the most common problem is clogging of the print head nozzles, especially as you were actually using non-epson ink cartridges, which were actually the wrong ink formulation. In that case, you might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson . However, that solution will only help, if there is an actual clogged print head assembly. When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. The epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some epson print head cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using epson inks. This is the same chemical used by epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the print head nozzles to open up again. That solution was basically designed by epson company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The nozzles inside the print head assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the epson stylus head cleaning solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the nozzle assembly and then it will never work again. One individual print head nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the Top Cover Assembly, then you can leave the print head assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the print head nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the print head assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The print head assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Print Head Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Print Head Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on May 5, 2005 at 12:29pm Add comment
thanks! i was rady to give up on it anyways and buy a new one, but i'll try a cleaning solution and if that doesnt work then i'll get a new one. youve been very helpful!
by unknown on May 6, 2005 at 2:43pm Add comment
elquapo: You're welcome! I hope that solution actually helps...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on May 9, 2005 at 9:34am Add comment
Tried putting coffee filters with solution them under the printhead assembly (turned machine off by pulling the plug when the assembly wasn't parked, put layer of filters down, slid the assembly over when on the "+" position, then switched to "0" and moved back and forth gently. Repeated several times). and it worked like a charm! Prints are crisp and I no longer have the cyan streaks extending beyond pictures. I've only printed about 10 prints so far, so I don't know if the solution is long term or temporary. I only did this as a last resource, as my next step was a new printer.

Unfortunately, I now have lost the excuse I needed for buying the "latest and greatest".

by johnpsheppard on Dec 18, 2005 at 7:17am Add comment

plz i just receive epson stylus photo 2000p from a friend and the ink light are on nothing is working plz help

by ifrimpong on Feb 27, 2016 at 9:59am Add comment