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epson stylus 740 does not print anything, ink full

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Anonymous
April 20, 2004 6:39:11 AM

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the heads move as if it was printing, but blank pages spew out. color or
b/w, both cartridges full. cleaned heads, does not help. Actually, I havent
used the printer in a while, and it printed a little at first, but smudged,
so i ran the clean heads utitlity, and that is when the problems started.
does anyone know a solution?
thanks
krzysztof
April 20, 2004 6:19:18 PM

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"psion" <icu008@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> does anyone know a solution?
> thanks
> krzysztof

The solution is called Windolene (Windex USA) which is a common window
cleaner with a mild ammonia content. As the 740 is unchipped you could try
filling a spare cartridge with that or a mild ammonia solution and print a
few pages. As the ink fades you know the solvent is getting through. That is
often enough and will have primed the system. A few drops on the docking
sponge often accomplishes the same.
If it jerks around and spews pages , cleaning the transit chrome head bar
may help as does WD40 or a silica fine quality grease.
Tony
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Anonymous
April 20, 2004 6:56:00 PM

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In article <3rWdne0tKfDwvhjdRVn-uA@nildram.net>, webfive@pantsaah-haa.com
(Tony) wrote:

> If it jerks around and spews pages, cleaning the transit chrome head
> bar may help as does WD40 or a silica fine quality grease.

WD40 is NOT a lubricant and should never be used as such. It may make the
print carriage glide more smoothly initially but, in the long run, its use
will probably cause major problems.

Jon.
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