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asked Aug 21, 2005 at 7:04pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 740

Epson 740 loose connection?

Sometimes one of the colours on my Epson 740 (usually cyan I think) stops printing all of a sudden, so that the test print is completely blank for that colour. It happened again the other day, this time with one of the black sections of the test print coming out blank. I came to the conclusion that it had to be some sort of loose connection (perhaps in the ribbon cable), so I tried fiddling around with various wires and eventually I got a perfect test print. The next test print was same as before, no cyan and blank black section. More fiddling, perfect test print.

Now I feel fairly certain that it's not an ink problem, but a loose connection. Does anyone have a definitive solution to this problem?

I'd suggest to anyone who has a similar problem that pumping large quantities of ink, cleaning solution etc through the printer may be a waste of time and money if it's just a loose wire that is the trouble.