Epson C82

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Got a refurbished C82 from Epson online 7 months ago and it worked very
good, but after putting in a new black cartridge (tried 3 different ones) it
won't print black. Tried head cleaning 8-9 times and nozzle checks. Only
color shows. I suspect the nozzle is clogged. Anyone have any advice how to
clean the nozzles out?

A local quote wants more than I paid for the printer just to look at it.
It's a fine printer and I hate to just toss it away if someone could fix it
and use it. I've already purchased an HP 5650 to replace it.
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    "Gene Hora" <ams34@san.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:rn%fc.8160$Zi3.1962@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > Got a refurbished C82 from Epson online 7 months ago and it worked very
    > good, but after putting in a new black cartridge (tried 3 different ones)
    it
    > won't print black. Tried head cleaning 8-9 times and nozzle checks. Only
    > color shows. I suspect the nozzle is clogged. Anyone have any advice how
    to
    > clean the nozzles out?
    >
    > A local quote wants more than I paid for the printer just to look at it.
    > It's a fine printer and I hate to just toss it away if someone could fix
    it
    > and use it. I've already purchased an HP 5650 to replace it.

    Try the well proven method of filling a spare cartridge with Windolene (USA
    Windex) which is a solvent primarily for dye based inks: but , it works for
    pigmented as well. By printing a few windy pages and seeing the ink become
    fainter you have cleaned from within. This tends to clear any paper residue
    and cruddy ink from the Piezo heads. A few drops on the docking sponge
    overnight can often accomplish this as well. You may obviously need to reset
    the chip with a resetter if the old cartridge signalled totally empty. The
    JetTec brand now distributes a free cartridge flush and cleaner with the ink
    packs or you may choose to use a dilute household ammonia mix.
    Tony
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