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elena17484 Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Hi all I was wandering if anyone can help me please.

I have an epson dx8450 scanning and copying work fine but when i go to print it does not print black just colour . all the cartridges are new so its not insufficient ink.

Ive done clean printing heads and fix blurry images but nothing. If i print something black it just prints out a blank page. If its something with colour and black then just the colour prints.

Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem be .

Thanks for any help given
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Have u checked 2 make sure the seal on the cart has broke
#2
the nozzles could be REALLY clogged mate , something which a normal print clean wont clear, i recently got an old epson out the loft as i needed a few colour printouts, it displatyed same probs as yours, i did the usual nozzle clean cycles etc to no avail, then i tried the following....

bit of vodka mixed in bit of water, find a syringe and fill it with mixture, locate the sponge cleaning pad inside the printer and squirt the mixture on til the sponge is saturated, then do a few nozzle clean cycles and you will find it should print fine
#3
seal on cart has broke properly.

thanks for the suggestion Kungfu will try now
#4
kungfu
the nozzles could be REALLY clogged mate , something which a normal print clean wont clear, i recently got an old epson out the loft as i needed a few colour printouts, it displatyed same probs as yours, i did the usual nozzle clean cycles etc to no avail, then i tried the following....

bit of vodka mixed in bit of water, find a syringe and fill it with mixture, locate the sponge cleaning pad inside the printer and squirt the mixture on til the sponge is saturated, then do a few nozzle clean cycles and you will find it should print fine


Waste of bloody good Vodka!

If this doesnt work get the Vodka back out pour into large glass and drink, who gives a damn about printing then?

Edited By: harlzter on Sep 07, 2010 16:56: fluffy green sausages
#5
Kungfu i just tried ur suggestion. and now my colour cartridges are not being recognised.
#6
Well done kungfu ! LMFAO
#7
elena17484
Kungfu i just tried ur suggestion. and now my colour cartridges are not being recognised.


They are just annoyed you got a drink for the black and not them, you may have to take use champagne to sweeten them up or you will just get the cold shoulder
#8
it was a joke!!!! vodka kills colour cartridges thought everyone knew!!!!























i jest, well it worked for me and countless other m8 i got it off a printing forum, no way should your colours now not be recognised after a simple wet clean!!!

Distilled water or printhead cleaner in sponges

When the Epson printhead is in its resting or 'off' position, the printheads are above a single or two sponges. By saturating these sponges often excess ink on the printheads will mix with the water and get sucked into the sponge when the printer is turned on.

Move printhead assembly to centre of printer:

Start with the printer turned off. Open top of printer so you can see the printhead/cartridge assembly. On older models of Epson printers you can simply move this assembly to the left, towards the centre of the printer. Newer models have a locking lever which prevents the printhead assembly from moving from the resting position. If you look closely, you should see a small, plastic (usually black or white) lever which comes up whenever the printer stops printing. The lever to which we are referring is just left of the printhead assembly. This lever can be moved forward and down easily with your finger. If you can't see the lever, then print a page with the top open. Watch for a lever that goes down when it starts printing and then goes up after it has stopped.

With the printer off and the lever moved down as far as it will go, gently push the printhead/cartridge assembly to the right. It will only move a fraction of an inch, but you should hear a click. This is a second lock being released. The printhead assembly should now easily move to the left towards the centre of the printer.

Saturate sponge(s):

With the printhead moved, you can now see the sponges which were under the printheads. Take a syringe or eyedropper and saturate the sponge(s). Fill the sponge holder as much as you can. Use distilled water or InkMagic printhead cleaner. Regular water will work, but it is the last choice. Move the printhead assembly back over the sponges ... as far to the right as it will go. Let printer sit for at least 15 minutes before turning it 'on'. You may want to leave it overnight.

Be certain the printhead assembly is as far to the right as it will go before turning the printer 'on'. Print 6 or 8 pages of dense print or graphics if it is the color which is causing the problems. If you still have clogged nozzles, then move on to the next suggestion.



Edited By: kungfu on Sep 07, 2010 21:34: found source

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