mtaylor

asked Jan 6, 2012 at 12:42pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 3000

Epson 3000 black half-perfect, half-missing

My old Epson Stylus 3000 is only half-printing in black. For text it is ok but a bit grey. For its main use for CAD drawings, where most lines are only one nozzle-jet thick, it is now useless as half the lines are missing. When I run the nozzle test utility the colours are fine, the right-hand black pattern is perfect, the left-hand black pattern is completely missing except for one vertical line on the left. Has anyone any idea what is wrong? Do I just need to keep running the head-cleaning procedures mentioned in the various forums or is it a different problem?

Thanks

mtaylor