Epson C86 magenta cartridge probs

  Bribabby 14:57 29 Oct 2005

Ihave recently changed the ink cartridges (all 4) on my C86 printer. On restarting the magenta failed colour failed to print. Taking out the ink cartridges, allthe jets seemed to be clear, but still no magenta. Replacing the cartridge with another new one did not solve the problem. When asking it to print red ,it prints in yellow. Can anyone help?

  jack 15:13 29 Oct 2005

The jet is blocked more than likely.
To clean it with out expending masses of ink try the following.
You will need a refil syringe or small hypo syringe
or a small squeeze plastic bottle [ some cosmetics come in] thin plastic tube or drinking straw or cable sheath deionzed distilled water[Steam iron/battery stuff]alchohol[vodka] make a 10% solution pr window cleaning fluid[a water/alcohol solution]
The idea is to creatre a pump .
Remove the Cartridge. fit the tub/straw over the feed spike in the base of the chamber- and pump the fluid back and forth- This should blast the obtraction out.

  woodchip 15:31 29 Oct 2005

make sure the holes at the top will let air in, as no air in no ink out

  woodchip 15:31 29 Oct 2005

ps use a pin

  Bagsey 18:11 29 Oct 2005

click here are selling epson cleaning cartrdges for £1.00 each. Worth a try.

  jack 19:54 29 Oct 2005

If the cleaning cart does not suit your machinw why not make on with the solutions mentioned and an epmty cartridge of the apprpriate colour - Cartridges are never completely empty.

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