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Old 08-18-2002, 09:57 AM
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Angry Another "Stupid things we Do" - Call for Help

Recently my Lexmark printer bit the dust. I was searching for a new one and was happy to find a used Epson 1270 at Ebay. Seller claimed it was in EXCELLENT working order but heads might need cleaning as it had sat up for about 2 months. Unhappily I found that I can't get it to print decently. I tried cleaning heads and replacing cartridges but at present can only get the yellow and red to print. He failed to send the manual and has not responded to emails.

I'm hoping this is just a small glitch that can be easily remedied. Has anyone got any suggestions other that the methyl spirits which I plan to try later.
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Old 08-18-2002, 11:15 AM
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Mesca,

I posted this over in your color management thread... I don't own a 1270/1280, so can't help you with experience. But, Epson does have the manual (and lots of other related documents) on the 1270 on the web here.

Good luck!

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Old 08-18-2002, 01:36 PM
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Mesca,

Before giving up on your 1270, try buying a cleaning cartridge. These are normally used to clean out the old ink before switching to another brand or type of ink (such as Lyson or MIS). They are primarily isopropyl alcohol, which does a good job of dissolving the dried ink.

Don't give up if it doesn't work right away either. Put the cartridge in, run several cleaning cycles, then leave it sit over night. If the clog is really bad it may take repeating this over several days. It is too bad that you are having such trouble, but a few more dollars, if it makes the printer work should be worth it.

Source for cleaning cartridges: Inkjet Art Scroll down to the part about cleaning cartridges...

Good luck.
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Old 08-18-2002, 02:33 PM
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Mesca,
Tim's post reminded me that InkjetArt also hosts forums specifically for Epson printers. You might want to explain your situation there and ask for advice as well.

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Old 08-18-2002, 08:17 PM
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There is also a mailing list for Epson inkjets, where you'll find a lot of good information on the printers. I'm not sure, but if you search the google groups, you might find it if you search for "Epson inkjet maliling list" or something similar. More than likely, you'll find someone on the list who can help you through your problem.

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Old 08-18-2002, 08:18 PM
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I just found this site, that has a link to the mailing list. I tried the link, but it seems the destination site is not available at this time. You might want to check it out a little later.

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Old 08-18-2002, 08:38 PM
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Ed, The Leben Epson Inkjet mailing list hasn't been working since June 16 or so. It went off-line suddenly with no explanation and hasn't ever returned. That's why I pointed Mesca to the InkjetArt forums.

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Old 08-18-2002, 08:44 PM
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Wow, that surprises me. It was an excellent resource. Thanks for letting me know about that.

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Old 08-19-2002, 09:27 AM
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The digital b&w group is still active on yahoo and is another good source for Epson advice.
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Old 08-19-2002, 10:41 AM
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Hi Sharon, I couldn't find the "digital b&w" group on Yahoo - do you have a link to it?

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