epson r3000 printer error 0x42/080

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epson r3000 printer error 0x42/080


So yesterday I bought an Epson R3000 with 4.5 sets worth of fotospeed ink for £75.00, the problem with the printer was the ink pad needed resetting and the head was very clogged but not totally, the guy was an older gentleman and just couldn't be bothered to repair it himself or pay for someone to do it for him so he bought a new one and sold this one.

I have added a external ink tank (which is temporarily a mountain dew bottle until i sort the head problem then i will install a proper permanent solution) & I reset the waste counter.

After many many attempts, cleanings, soaking etc.. I took the print head apart & cleaned everything through. Found the blockages were the nozzles and were happily visible, so cleared each nozzle with head cleaner slowly & gently.

I then put everything back together, it did a head cleaning happily then I tried to do a nozzle check & it gave me printer error please turn the printer on and off again. Using the WIC utility found it was for error code "0x42 Printer head failure. X-hot detection during flushing, head thermistor detects unusual temperature, main board failure" and then a series of "0x80 circuit error or blown fuse".

So I removed the main board & see any obviously blown fuses. Does anyone have any ideas on what I did wrong?

When did take the tubes for the ink off the head there was a lot of ink squirt everywhere as I am a tit & didn't think to hold a tissue or anything around it, some ink did get into the connections but I put some head cleaner on the connections & then sprayed them off with PCB cleaner & left them to dry before continuing. I have also retaken the head apart & done this again.

I would really love to get this going without spending any money on it especially with the inks i already have.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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