06-09-2004 08:15 PM
06-09-2004 10:12 PM
Why don't you take off the four prinheads and check if there is any dirt or ink around the contacts of the slots in the Carriage Assy.?? If true, clean them with a dapmened lint-free cloth until you see them clean. The printhead contacts are no exception. As a last choice and before replacing any printhead as needful, try cleaning the nozzles of the printhead again.
Try this after a prime and let us know.
06-10-2004 12:37 AM
#1. To answer your question - YES. It is very possible the pens are not capping properly, but cleaning the contacts like Sa'ad said would be the first thing to try ( and the most likely cause of the issue )
#2. When you go to clean the nozzle plates again ( if needed ) make sure you dont wipe across the bottom. Just take a wet lint free cloth - coffee filters work very well for this - and just set the nozzle plate on it for a couple seconds. Check to see if ink is flowing and if not do it several times until it does. This is called wicking - the dried inkwill be disolved and the fresh ink gets drawn out - like a wick. Then you can wipe around the outside edge of the nozzle plate to remove any build-up remaining.