clogged epson 4900 print heads... "tubes at end of life" message...

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Re: clogged epson 4900 print heads... "tubes at end of life" message...
In reply to orchidblooms, Apr 6, 2013

orchidblooms wrote:

fired up the 4900 yesterday - has been weeks since last use...

would not work at all...

gave message 4000 and said 'print tubes nearing end of life'...

how can this be?  unit was first used in october - inks were sealed...

I have it fixed...

My solution - turn printer on - as carriage starts to move to middle - pull the power plug from back of printer

get a piece of - not to fluffy - paper towell, i used coarse doubled up, soaked with windex - pull the print head over the towel - close the lid and wait for several hours

after 3 cycles of this... over 20 hours

and 1 general, clean and 1 'head' clean - back in business...

the fumes from the ammonia are the trick here to success...

I've seen this recommended over and over again. It's nice to see someone trying it for the first time with success.

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