How to fix Prints Problem on Epson Printer?
Epson is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer printers, and information and imaging related equipment. One of the best devices on Epson is the printer. Where is the Epson printer very popular in the world because of the good printing results. But in the old use, of course there will be problems with the printer. Here we will share some problems and solutions on Epson printers
Epson printer prints, faded, incomplete, or streaked, usually caused by a clogged cartridge. Without us realizing in the use of an old printer that the print head clogs from time to time because a small amount of ink residue dries up and collects in the nozzles. Sometimes we are irregular in printer maintenance, to prevent cartridge replacement, but you can still end up with one or a number of which may still be blocked due to different reasons. We recommend replacing the cartridge with original Epson cartridges. Printheads clog because the nozzles are blocked by air or hardened ink.
How to Clean Your Printhead Manually?
Check your nozzles and run cleaning cycles using the menu on your printer before you open up your unit and clean it manually.
1. Printhead Cleaning Cycles.
Epson printer models feature a pretty efficient cleaning cycle that will usually clear out the nozzles in one or two cycles. Keep in mind, however, that the newer models have longer cleaning cycles that unfortunately use more ink every time. Here’s how to get started:
- Make sure the printer’s not showing any errors.
- Press the Home button>Setup>Maintenance, then select “Printhead Nozzle Check“
- Your printer will produce a page with four colored grids designed to illustrate which nozzles are blocked (and which are not).
- If no gaps are present, select done.
- If there are gaps or some lines are faint, select “Clean the printhead” and continue.
Caution: Don’t turn off your printer during a cleaning cycle. Doing so can cause permanent damage to the unit!
2. Clean the Sponges with Distilled Water.
Before start cleaning, you should be able to see the printhead assembly and do it all carefully.
- Turn off the printer and open the top.
- Look for a small plastic lever, which will pop up when the printer isn’t printing, to the left of the assembly. Move it forward and down to release the printhead, then push the assembly to the right. It may only move an inch or less at first, but when you push it to a stop, it will click. This fully releases the assembly so you can push it to the side.
- If there is no lever next to your printhead assembly, print a page with the top up and unplug the printer with the assembly in the center, unlocked.
- You should see sponges, which store ink from the cartridges in the carriage. Using an eyedropper or plastic syringe, saturate the sponges with distilled water or Windex solution.
- Move the assembly back over the sponges as far right as it will go.
- Let the distilled water set for at least fifteen minutes. For the best results, consider letting the printer soak overnight.
- Print six to eight pages dense with text and images until your prints are come out clean and crisp. If you are still not getting good results, consider moving on to the next step in cleaning your printhead.
3. Distilled Water in Ink Port.
- First, Remove the ink cartridges from your printhead carriage.
- After the ink cartridges removed, you will see small cone-shaped indents which take the ink from the cartridge to the printhead. These are ink ports, and there should be one for each color/black cartridge.
- Prepare a plastic syringe, and inject distilled water or printhead cleaner into the blocked ink port.
- Replace the ink cartridge and wait for the printer to install a new cartridge. If water drips from the printhead, clean it with a tissue before continuing.
- Print several pages of text and images to test the clarity of the printout.