Epson Stylus C80/clogged nozzles


J

Joe

I apparently have clogged nozzles...I get nothing except blank sheet
every time I try to print, test pattern or anything else...I made the
mistake of buying low-cost cartriges on-line...I started having print
problems, so I bought new Epson cartridges, but I still get only blank
pages...I have tried and tried to clean print heads numerous times,
but it hasn't helped...I've been reading other people's posts and it
seems like Epson C80 tends to clog up if you don't use them regularly
and I don't, so this may be why my C80 is clogged up...Can someone
tell me if and how I might get my nozzles unclogged...Thanks...
 
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M

Malev

I apparently have clogged nozzles...I get nothing except blank sheet
every time I try to print, test pattern or anything else...I made the
mistake of buying low-cost cartriges on-line
They are not the problem.
Are you an Epson droid trying to scare people into buying Epson cartridges at
rip off prices?
 
P

Pat

Depends on how you power down the Epson.

Do you power it down with the power on/off button?

OR

Do you power it down from a Power strip?
 
J

Joe

They are not the problem.
Are you an Epson droid trying to scare people into buying Epson cartridges at
rip off prices?
No...I am not an Epson droid...just an aggravated C80 user...
 
Y

Yianni

First of all if someone come across a problematic ink cartridge (or because
of incorrect use) it needs to replace it as soon as possible. Replacing the
same day, don't cause any problem. Be late to replace the cartridge, the air
inside the printhead and nozzles cause the ink to dry faster. In C80 the
prigmented inks dries faster and harder.
Some times, ink cartridges aren't the problem, if someone don't read
instructions (most compatible cartridge instructions said to avoid removing
cartridge after placing in the printer).

In my opinion there isn't any chance to recover the printhead.
 
S

Safetymom123

I have owned many Epson's with no clogging problems. Sometimes it is
operator error. Why blame it on the printer if the aftermarket inks did the
damage?
 
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J

Joe

Depends on how you power down the Epson.

Do you power it down with the power on/off button?

OR

Do you power it down from a Power strip?
I power on/off using Power button on printer...
 
J

Joe

First of all if someone come across a problematic ink cartridge (or because
of incorrect use) it needs to replace it as soon as possible. Replacing the
same day, don't cause any problem. Be late to replace the cartridge, the air
inside the printhead and nozzles cause the ink to dry faster. In C80 the
prigmented inks dries faster and harder.
Some times, ink cartridges aren't the problem, if someone don't read
instructions (most compatible cartridge instructions said to avoid removing
cartridge after placing in the printer).

In my opinion there isn't any chance to recover the printhead.
I did replace the third party cartridges with Epson cartridges
immediately, but I think the clogging had already occurred...
 
Y

Yianni

If you've replaced the problematic cartridges immediately, you have a high
possibility the printer to work correct again. Just be patient, do one
cleaning each time, make any prints you want (choose higher -or the highest-
resolution to get acceptable prints). Each time before you power off the
printer do a check nozzle and if you get many clogged nozzles do a cleaning
cycle.
Be patient, and in a few days or weeks you will have a cleaned printhead.
But in this period, try to print every day or every two days. Trust me the
printhead will recover soon.
 
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G

Gordon B. Alley

Joe said:
I apparently have clogged nozzles...I get nothing except blank sheet
every time I try to print, test pattern or anything else...I made the
mistake of buying low-cost cartriges on-line...I started having print
problems, so I bought new Epson cartridges, but I still get only blank
pages...I have tried and tried to clean print heads numerous times,
but it hasn't helped...I've been reading other people's posts and it
seems like Epson C80 tends to clog up if you don't use them regularly
and I don't, so this may be why my C80 is clogged up...Can someone
tell me if and how I might get my nozzles unclogged...Thanks...
Is the printer still in warranty (1 year IIRC)?

My print head clogged about 2 weeks before my warranty was to expire,
and Epson replaced the printer under warranty (including shipping)
withing 3 or 4 days. They sent me a C82 to replace my old C80. They did
want the old printer back.

I had been using only Epson-brand cartridges, but I don't recall that
their tech support people asking me about that.
 

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