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asked Feb 1, 2006 at 7:14pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 640

Epson Stylus 640 clogged print head

My 640 was put in storage for 9 months. I tried the head cleaning process many times and even replaced the catridge but still the ink won't come out. What's the best way to fix this head clogging problem? I don't want to spend much money to fix it since you can get a new printer cheaply these days. Thanks!
The best stuff to use is this kit http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson/K70

If you decide on a new Epson get this kit http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson/K89

If you let your printer sit unused for too long you will need one of these kits sooner than you might think.

I hope this helps,

Wes.
by unknown on Feb 1, 2006 at 8:48pm Add comment
I try to do it DIY by putting some warm water on the sponge and the print head but the ink still won't flow after several rounds of head cleaning. Any idea? Do I need to do 15-20 rounds or so before the ink will start moving again? Thanks!
by a529612 on Feb 2, 2006 at 10:59am Add comment
That is not enough, you need to inject the cleaning solution/distilled water inside the print head to remove the clog from the inside of the print head. 99\% of the DIY fixes are totally usless. This includes using alcohol/windex, brake fliud, winshield wasrer fluid, removing the print head and soaking it.

I read one page that said you should fedron to clean the print head. That is a sure fire way to ruin the print head.

For info on how to use the distilled water/cleaning solution try this page http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/Printhead.html it gives you straight info with no voodoo cures and no begging for you to donate money.

I hope this helps,

Wes.
by unknown on Feb 2, 2006 at 11:47am Add comment
I agree..its buyer beware for clogged print head products
I have used them all.
current working on ammonia/water 50-50 solution..sees to work. - unknown