Problem with Epson R1800

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Problem with Epson R1800
May 7, 2011

I have a problem with my Epson R1800 printer. Recently, I've had to clean the heads about once a week to deal with lines on my prints, which tends to waste a lot of ink. I went to use it yesterday, and it fails the nozzle check every time, even with cleaning - I've burned through about $100 in ink just trying to get a clean result. What's odd is that now I'm getting sudden major blocks across all nozzles that then clears. As you can see in the attached auto-clean results, It almost passed 4 times in a row (with just a few minor drop outs, so it repeated for another row), and then it suddenly failed across all but the blue head. I've seen the exact same pattern of failure several times - sometimes in the first check, others after several rounds where it almost passed.

Any ideas?

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