Pls Help! Strange issue — 4880 refuses to suck ink

Started Aug 21, 2021 | Discussions thread
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Re: Any suggestions? Redefine "nearly brand new"!

Alexey wrote:

You are right about this being a lesson. The printer has less than 50 meters of paper through it. So, I assumed I had to make it work. Especially after 7 out of 8 lines were working flawlessly. I have another 4880 that I love and bought this one as a possible backup.
It’s not so much about getting the printer to work. But I am very curious as to what may be causing the issue. I checked the parking /capping assembly and all looks well there. Although I wonder, could it be that somehow the capping assembly has shifted and is is not covering the yellow section of the printhead? Is that possible? The magenta, (right next to yellow on a nozzle check sheet) works fine, but also took longer than others to clear up. Perhaps something is off in that area of the printhead? Does anyone know shere the yellow area is located on the printhead?

if I end up disassembling the printer for parts for my other 4880, which parts may be particularly valuable or useful?

I too hate a mystery...........

Having said that, in context of of what you say and the other poster, the printer you bought secondhand is not nearly new but better described as 'little used'.

The cynic in me asks why did the previous owner stop using it........perhaps because the yellow supply failed and they like you thought i can fix that, I just need to make the time to do!

The seller may have forgotten years on that it had the fault.......or the seller perhaps was not the first user, so had no idea about it.

Whatever it's status, as the other poster points out if you have the time, patience & money to throw at it you may or may never resolve it?

All the best with your quest.

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