| Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 10:57:21 +0100
| From: John McCormac <jmcc at hackwatch.com>
| Brian Foster 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 [ ,,, ] no ink is on the paper. the usual
| > head-cleaning procedure does not help.
| I have two Epson sytlus printers here and they are both afflicted with
| something similar. One of them had a problem with a small rubber tube
| that was providing a vacuum effect on the print head. [ ... ]
ah. that sounds interesting. a quick peek inside didn't
show anything like that amiss, but I need to find some
assembly/engineering drawings before I poke around much
more. I do have some time to spare so will try poking
around a bit.
as you said later, Epson's work great when they work.
this is also my second Epson. the first gave years of
service until it hit its planned obsolescence. this one
worked fine for about two years until whatever happened
happened. of course, since it hasn't been used since
(for almost exactly a year), dried ink is presumably
also an issue (and possibly the original cause).
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