epson px730 not recognising an ink

  lottied 19:42 10 May 14

Our Epson printer is temperamental, often won't print glossy, but now colours on matte are awful. Have done nozzle check, only 5 not 6 showing, same after a head clean? I know I need to replace it, but any quick fix advice for an urgent print job please? Thank you.

  alanrwood 10:44 11 May 14

Soak some fluffless material in water (I used kitchen roll) and place it in the space between the rails. Set the print to max paper thickness and manually move the print heads over the damp material. (It can be a bit fiddly). Leave it overnight or if possible all day and keep the material wet or replace it a couple of times. When you finally remove it hopefully It has softened the hard dried ink in the jets and will then respond to a couple more head cleaning operations.

Doesn't always work I'm told but it has for me.

Disconnect the printer from the mains first.

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