Unclogging stubborn Epson CX5200 printhead

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by docsavage20, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. docsavage20

    docsavage20 Guest

    I have an Epson CX5200 that I let sit for a while and ended up with what I
    assume to be a clogged printhead.

    I disassembled it to the point of having the head actually out of the cart
    carrier - i.e. the part with the circuit board on it separated from the
    intermediate ported plastic piece, and using a syringe and alcohol, butted
    up against the rubber seal and can get a nice multi-jet stream out of all
    the ports except the black. That one seems utterly stopped up. I've even
    tried alternately applying suction and pressure with the syringe, nuthin'.
    It still works fine for scanning but would like to get it to print again.

    Anyone know of a trick to get it unclogged?

    Thanks for all input
     
    docsavage20, Dec 20, 2007
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    meerkat Guest

    "docsavage20" <> wrote in message
    news:fkd743$efv$...
    >I have an Epson CX5200 that I let sit for a while and ended up with what I
    >assume to be a clogged printhead.
    >
    > I disassembled it to the point of having the head actually out of the cart
    > carrier - i.e. the part with the circuit board on it separated from the
    > intermediate ported plastic piece, and using a syringe and alcohol, butted
    > up against the rubber seal and can get a nice multi-jet stream out of all
    > the ports except the black. That one seems utterly stopped up. I've even
    > tried alternately applying suction and pressure with the syringe, nuthin'.
    > It still works fine for scanning but would like to get it to print again.
    >

    You can buy Cleaning cartridges for clogged Epson printers !
    Time to google.
     
    meerkat, Dec 20, 2007
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    elaich Guest

    "docsavage20" <> wrote in news:fkd743$efv$:

    > Anyone know of a trick to get it unclogged?


    Soak it overnight in water.
     
    elaich, Dec 20, 2007
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