EPSON C62 Printer

  lucasj20 21:53 10 Oct 2003
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Please help!

My girlfriend has a C62 printer and has been using 'non-offical' (reasonably priced!) cartridges for the past year. Just recently the colour seems to have packed up. Black and Yellow print perfect but Blue and Magenta refuse to work. When I print out a test, I get a couple lines of blue and magenta, but full blocks of black and yellow.

Have cleaned the print heads several times but no joy....

any ideas??

  dazzling (work) 22:00 10 Oct 2003

persevere with it somtimes it takes 10 or more attempts.you can also get cleaner cartridges for them might be worth a try.have you changed the colour cartridge might have a dodgey one.darren

It could be a faulty cartridge. Try one from a different batch

  lucasj20 22:04 10 Oct 2003

Tried two different manufacturers colour cartridges, both giving the same results.

Must have ran the cleaning utility about ten times, put a new full black cart in and now its half full!!

Any idea where i can get the cleaner cartridges??

Some where online??

cheers guys!

  Totally-braindead 22:22 10 Oct 2003

You should be able to get them from click here

  paddyjack 01:01 11 Oct 2003

I have found, and don't know why a good shake has worked in the past for me. Only found it out by accident.

  Gary 20:53 11 Oct 2003

Do you mean shaking the cartridges or shaking the entire printer?

  The Sack 20:56 11 Oct 2003

I once had to use an entire cart up cleaning the heads!

  The Spires 21:15 11 Oct 2003

You could try this util and the Power Clean mode which seems to be more forceful than the standard Epson one. If all else fails buy a cleaning cartridge. I haven't found any difference with head blockage problems on Epsons using genuine or third part cartridges. Lack of use seems often to be the problem. click here

  sil_ver 21:31 11 Oct 2003

Worst case could be the ink pump has packed up. Happened to me on an Epson 830, fortunately was still under warranty.

  hugh-265156 01:24 12 Oct 2003

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