The two red lights flash and green goes off immediately. Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. A complete epson stylus c63 c64 c83 c84 service manualthe same available in the official dealers workshop it contains detailed instructions and step by step diagrams for all workshop procedures everything from changing the plugs to electrical diagrams torque settings fluid capacities etc. But if anyone buys the service program, let us know if it works or not. Thanks, Jen Firstly I would like to thank Denny and all who submit information to the forum. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Epson wants to force you to buy their ink.
I decided against paying the extortionate amount that Epson charge!! Be sure not to inject any air. As I was completely new to computers and printing I was going to dump both printers until I came across this site. 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. It's just blank without the individual colour graphs like we see in samples! That way you are talking directly with a technician, that is actually trained by Epson Company on your particular printer. You could even disassemble the printer, disconnect the tube which sucks on the print head, and connect it to a syringe in order to suck it out manually. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. I have a friend with the universal solution so that is why I'd like to know if I can use that solution, plus how a guy is suppose to go about cleaning it.
Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. If you've a choice, use dye based compatibles instead. When I phoned their customer service department they surprise surprise offered me a replacement printer for £38 - probably about the same as it would cost me to have printer serviced and the counter reset! That's my contribution for the day. Most of the time Epson Printers will have trouble using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges. When I installed the new cartridges, horizontal banding appeared across the pages. You must work for Epson! You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. If you don't try to refill your cartridges and suck the ink through with the cleaning cycles, the printer will probably last for at least 3 years of normal use.
Just to be sure that you receive this message, I will also e-mail it to you, as well as my previous reply. Has anyone experienced similar problems and found a way to get Tiger to find the driver. To reset the error download this utility:. The majority of the people seem to buy those inexpensive printers at a high rate, so in turn printer manufactors keep building cheaper printers to compete with each other. 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.
Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. I bought a Stylus C64, and used Genuine Epson ink cartridges, and it only lasted 2 years with light use before the waste ink pad counter stopped it from working any more! You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to. I have Epson Stylus C64 and know nothing about printers. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. So I can't even installl a new driver. Obviously, if you're refilling your cartridges with reasonably priced, 3rd party ink, and you have to run lots of cleaning cycles to get the air out of the cartridges, you'll run out the protection counter in a few months or less. I wish I had asked before I bought.
Bad or corrupted drivers can cause many problems. I've been doing a lot of cleaning cycles trying to get rid of banding, and now the ink and paper feed lights are flashing back and forth. Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. I finally got it working yesterday by running a cloth under the print heads. The service alert notice started coming up and we all know that it's the waste ink status monitor that is forcing me to go to the service center. Fill slowly as you would with any filling.
He said the points were nowhere near their maximum and I shouldn't have got the error message. I tried all the maintenance procedures recommended in the manual including head cleaning several times and nozzle alignment to no avail. I bougth the printer in March and the printer worked well for 1 month, but then it started to print with blank lines and some spaces whitout colors. That manual may be of some help in servicing those waste ink pads. Denny Conway Graciela: Your posted message and a reply from me, do show up correctly on the Printer Repair Site page, at.
You can see exploded parts diagrams of most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at. It includes a syringe and some Epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. Any ideas or should I bury it and start again? Strangely I have only done a head cleaning function only twice on my new printer. Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. The waste ink pad on my printer was only slightly damp when the counter stopped it from working. Once I replaced the old ones, I tried to print and everything works fine except that the paper comes out blank.