Ink Republic CIS nightmare!

Started Dec 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ink Republic CIS nightmare!
In reply to Robert Schoner, Dec 25, 2012

Worth noting that many apparent clogs when using a CIS are in fact due to poor ink flow down the tubes and air gaps.

Take a really close look at your installation (there should be some videos on youtube.com).  The fact that you hear that rasping (identified correctly by other poster as tubes being too short so need re-positioning) indicates that could also be the reason for the ink flow problem.

For most installations, the procedure is to first get the printhead moved to the "change cartridge" position - then remove the power supply - NOT just turn the printer off.  That then has left the printhead unlocked (it locks in its parked position) so you can slide the printhead side to side  = end to end, enabling correct adjustment/location and length for the tubing.

Once satisfied all is working OK, replace the power - the printer will then set itself up correctly again.  Just watch when it operates for any potential problem if you have not got the tubing correctly supported = might mean repeating the procedure should there seem to be any movement restrictions.  Finally, make sure the tubing is not kinked or perhaps squashed if the top cover is closed and that the supply bottles are on the same level as the printer, thus if printer rests on say a table, the supply bottles stand on the same surface.

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