I would have thought that it is more likely that ink has dried and
solidified in the print head. Tried a new print cartridge?
Failing that, ink-jek is water soluble as far as I know. Can you clean it
with damp cotton buds?
On 31/03/07, Brian Foster <blf at blf.utvinternet.ie> wrote:
>> I've an Epson Stylus C84 Photo ink-jet printer which,
> until about a year ago, worked fine. then, during(?)
> a cold spell, it stopped: everything seems to be Ok
> except little or no ink is on the paper. the usual
> head-cleaning procedure does not help.
>> it's always been my belief that some ink froze inside
> the printhead. I've no proof of that, but the room
> it is in nominally does not have the heating on,
> is nominally the coldest room in the apartment,
> the printer was not used for multiple weeks prior to
> its not working, and AFAICR, it worked fine until that
> cold spell. unfortunately, letting the printer warm
> up during last summer didn't help, so I shelved it
> (and used the printer at work when I really needed
> to print something).
>> for assorted reasons I now want to see if I can bring
> it back to life. any suggestions? advice? or am I
> just wasting my time (i.e., I should simply go and buy
> yet another printer!)?
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