• You might want to try using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution, available through, but it will only help, if there is an actual clogged printhead assembly. The Epson solution sells for $8.99 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. It was basically designed by Epson Company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The "nozzles" inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. Too much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the Nozzle Assembly and then it will never work again. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer.
  • Don't - bin it & buy another printer. If seriously pissed off, then select a different brand. Do not spend the money replacing ink cartridges which cost just slightly less than what you paid for the damn thing in the first place. Always remember that printers are to computer customers what constant itches & eczema are to the human body. They are designed to annoy at all the worst times. Just buy a new one & do not get paranoid with negative green issues about the damage which you are doing to Mother Earth. THE REASON THAT YOU ARE FORCED TO DO THIS IS BECAUSE THE MANUFACTURERS DESIGN THEIR DAMNABLE PRODUCTS TO DRIVE YOU INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION. End of rant.

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