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December 2, 2004 8:05:06 AM

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I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought the
second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving weekend
I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
[and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to put
a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560 (a
year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog before
the Epson did.

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December 2, 2004 8:37:16 AM

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xNokia3390x wrote:

> I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought the
> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving weekend
> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to put
> a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
> streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
> mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560 (a
> year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog before
> the Epson did.
>
>
December 2, 2004 8:40:31 AM

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I've found warm water cleans any piezo head. I've heard the new epsons
are getting rid of chip. There are resetting methods. pulling plug etc.


xNokia3390x wrote:

> I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought the
> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving weekend
> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to put
> a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
> streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
> mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560 (a
> year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog before
> the Epson did.
>
>
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December 2, 2004 11:40:08 AM

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"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
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> I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought
the
> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving
weekend
> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining.

It isn't necessary to disassemble to ease a blockage. Use some Windex
(window cleaner) or shower cleaner fluid on the parking pads where the head
parks. A more rigorous inside out cleaning is done by injecting this solvent
fluid into a near empty cartridge and printing a few pages so that the crud
is forced out.
The pigmented cartridges take longer than dye based inks but it still works.
Letting it sit overnight with the solvent on the pads can and does ease
things.
Good luck
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Anonymous
December 2, 2004 3:21:50 PM

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In a nutshell, pigmented inks don't play as nicely as dye types.

The Epson C84 uses pigmented inks, and they tend to clog more easily
than the dye. Your printer may not be fully parking the heads, or the
cleaning station may have some ink residue around it that is not
allowing it to seal correctly.

The good news is that the vast majority of these clogs are reversible
with a bit of ammoniated window cleaner and a paper towel.

If you'd like instructions, email me at the address I sent this from and
request the Epson Cleaning Manual (it is a free service), which explains
how to deal with this.

If it is still under warranty, I suppose you could send it to Epson for
replacement. Epson needs to clean up their situation with these
printers and inks, and maybe if they get enough back, they will make
some design corrections.

Art

xNokia3390x wrote:
> I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought the
> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving weekend
> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to put
> a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
> streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
> mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560 (a
> year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog before
> the Epson did.
>
>
December 2, 2004 10:49:52 PM

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http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml


"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
news:6oxrd.1690$nP1.802@twister.socal.rr.com...
>I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought
> the
> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving
> weekend
> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to
> put
> a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
> streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
> mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560 (a
> year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog before
> the Epson did.
>
>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 10:46:50 AM

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Hey Jimw!

Thanks for the URL with freeware manual.

Is this the same as the one to which Arthur Ehrlich referred?


"Jimw" <jimnluna@isp.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
>
>
> "xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
> news:6oxrd.1690$nP1.802@twister.socal.rr.com...
>>I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
>> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought
>> the
>> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving
>> weekend
>> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
>> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
>> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to
>> put
>> a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
>> streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
>> mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560
>> (a
>> year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog
>> before
>> the Epson did.
>>
>>
>
>
December 9, 2004 12:50:25 AM

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I only sent the url to ssclg.com
Someone else sent the url to the manual
I think it is the same
I got the manual and I thank Arthur very much for it.
JimW

"Panos Popadopalous" <panos@athens.net> wrote in message
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> Hey Jimw!
>
> Thanks for the URL with freeware manual.
>
> Is this the same as the one to which Arthur Ehrlich referred?
>
>
> "Jimw" <jimnluna@isp.com> wrote in message
> news:coohri$buu$1@news.chatlink.com...
>> http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
>>
>>
>> "xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
>> news:6oxrd.1690$nP1.802@twister.socal.rr.com...
>>>I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
>>> rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought
>>> the
>>> second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving
>>> weekend
>>> I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
>>> [and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
>>> anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to
>>> put
>>> a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
>>> streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
>>> mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560
>>> (a
>>> year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog
>>> before
>>> the Epson did.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 9, 2004 4:25:01 PM

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If you do find my manual on the web, or published anywhere, I would
appreciate being informed.

My manual should only be available through me, via email. Any other
access is a violation of the copyright and likely an older copy, since I
often update it.

I do not charge for my manual, so there is no advantage to getting it
elsewhere (if indeed someone is offering it).
Art



Panos Popadopalous wrote:

> Hey Jimw!
>
> Thanks for the URL with freeware manual.
>
> Is this the same as the one to which Arthur Ehrlich referred?
>
>
> "Jimw" <jimnluna@isp.com> wrote in message
> news:coohri$buu$1@news.chatlink.com...
>
>>http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
>>
>>
>>"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
>>news:6oxrd.1690$nP1.802@twister.socal.rr.com...
>>
>>>I bought two Epson C84's a few months ago when they were just $15 after
>>>rebate with full sets of ink in each printer. I only opened one (bought
>>>the
>>>second one mainly for its ink) and after going away for Thanksgiving
>>>weekend
>>>I came back to a clogged printer! I can't run the head-cleaning utility
>>>[and the standard cleaning before printing/at startup doesn't seem to do
>>>anything] because my black has less than 5% remaining. I don't want to
>>>put
>>>a new cartridge in if the clog is more severe than I think it is. The
>>>streaking is bad through the color prints and it seems to be the yellow
>>>mainly. I dunno, just thought I'd share my experiences. My Canon i560
>>>(a
>>>year old) is still doing fine and it's the one I thought would clog
>>>before
>>>the Epson did.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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