A couple of months ago my black cartridge run out, i replaced it with a genuine cartridge. But it did not register in the monitor and did not work. I cleaned out the cartridge and print head - nothing worked. I came to the conclusion that I needed a new print head. The cost of which was £60 +. I decided it was cheaper to replace the printer as a new one was only £50. But the same problem occured and i still cannot print black text. If I print in colour this is fine. I have installed the latest drivers but I am still drawing a blank on the problem. Can anyone help please as it is driving me nuts. Thanks
Occurred has two rs in it. I hope this helps. Did you use the computer and paper to clean it up or did you use some kind of physical actio / materials? I have one of these printers and find it totally excellent (so far).
Hi hollybank, I had much the same prob with my i850. I had to wash out the print head several times and I used so called hand hot water (well that's what the wife called it!)and succeded eventually. I always use ink from here click here and have had no more trouble. Good luck, yaesu
Hi yaesu Thanks for your help, I washed out the printhead in hot water straight from the tap, which seems to have cleared the fault. although I had tried warm water it seems that this was not enough. Once again thanks for the tip. regards hollybank
Hello, I thought I'd check out where Yaesu got his cartridges and on the CartridgeMonkey site they specify dedicated i865 cleaners. The reusable black one costs £2.95 - cheaper than a new printer, if the warm water doesn't work. Al
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