Re: Epson c64 wont print black

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by sandy58, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. sandy58

    sandy58 Guest

    On Sep 11, 5:30 am, don ward <> wrote:
    > Help!!!!  my son gave me an almost new looking  Epson C64 printer .
    > It showed that black ink was empty... replaced with new  black cartg.
    > Now shows  100% full, but wont print anything that is black.
    > Help !!!  are there any tests i can run to check the  print head ??
    > Im running Mac osX  but that shouldnt make any difference.
    > Many thanks
    >
    > dnw


    Remove sellotape from cartridge "head". :-(
    sandy58, Sep 11, 2008
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  2. sandy58

    sandy58 Guest

    On Sep 12, 10:42 pm, don ward <> wrote:
    > In article
    > <>,
    >
    >  sandy58 <> wrote:
    > > On Sep 11, 5:30 am, don ward <> wrote:
    > > > Help!!!!  my son gave me an almost new looking  Epson C64 printer .
    > > > It showed that black ink was empty... replaced with new  black cartg.
    > > > Now shows  100% full, but wont print anything that is black.
    > > > Help !!!  are there any tests i can run to check the  print head ??
    > > > Im running Mac osX  but that shouldnt make any difference.
    > > > Many thanks

    >
    > > > dnw

    >
    > > Remove sellotape from cartridge "head". :-(

    >
    > Bad idea  there is a  spring and valve inside and the tape holds it
    > in.... taking the tape off  allowed the valve and spring to come out
    > along with black ink all over ....
    > dnw


    never heard of any valves in there. The "venturi" effect causes the
    ink to flow, don ward.
    sandy58, Sep 14, 2008
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