Epson R220 not used for 2 years, could it be dead?

  Electronic_Eric 29 Sep 12
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Hi,

I have an Epson Stylus Photo R220 printer. I used this printer all of the time when i first bought it but i've not used it at all for a couple of years and now i want to start using it again. I attempted to print a test page to see if the print head has clogged up but black ink is too low and won't allow me to print it out.

When i previously used the printer, i only bought genuine ink because i liked the printer and didn't want it to die on me so quickly like all of my previous printers because of clogged up print heads.

Now, i'm unsure on whether i should buy a new black ink and hope for the best or whether i should scrap the printer because the print head is more than likely to be clogged up.

So the question is, how likely do you all think the print head is clogged up?

Cheers for your opinions in advance.

  sharpamat 29 Sep 12

I also have old epsons that have not been used which worked The only way is to try it with a set of cheap compatibles give a good head clean and see what happens

  northumbria61 29 Sep 12

Personally I would buy and try a new black cartridge first because it is cheaper than buying a new printer.

  spuds 29 Sep 12

Not sure if this might be of any help?.

http://www.inkproducts.com/epson-printhead-removal.htm

  onthelimit1 29 Sep 12

But when you consider that Argos are selling an Epson printer scanner for £35 quid.....?

  onthelimit1 29 Sep 12

Oh yes, I forgot ...and it's wireless!

  rdave13 29 Sep 12

Have a look here, click here. Worth a try for a little cost.

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