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Old May 29, 2005, 06:03 AM
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Default Epson R300 Removing Waste Ink Pads ???

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I have reset the counter to get rid of the service required message.

But I want to remove the waste ink pads and wash them out.

Can some one please tell me how to do this in simple terms.

Thanks guys
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Old May 30, 2005, 09:29 AM
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you`ll need a chainsaw,10lb lump hammer and a window with at least a 30 foot drop, why clean surely you haven`t got ink overflowing out of the bottom already, I got an r200 and have used an average of 50 carts per colour and no drips out of it yet....If so its a strip down i`m afraid no easy way.....
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Old May 30, 2005, 03:32 PM
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So I should be OK with just resetting the counters this time ??

I have noticed that if you switch the printer off overnight and then switch it on again the next day it goes through a head cleaning cycle.
I never switch my printer off. It only head cleans on a cartridge change.
Printer is only 9 months old, but being using compat cartridges.

I will wait and see
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Old May 30, 2005, 08:27 PM
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No one can tell you if the pads need replacing, but if your printer is only 9 months old then it's doubtful.

However, if the pads aren't expensive then it wouldn't hurt to change them.

Some people actually clean them by holding them under running cold water, then dry them out and reinstall them.

Don't twist or wring them, just rinse them under a strong stream of cold water till no more ink comes out and they rinse clean. (Wear gloves)

You can then lay them in the sun to dry if that helps.

As I stated, if the pads aren't expensive then it's much simpler just replacing them when the time comes.
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Old May 31, 2005, 07:45 AM
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Thanks Insomniac,

I think I have sorted out how to get them out.
The waste pad is under the print head when in the parked position..right ??

I think I know now, how to power off and move the print head out of the way to get to that pad.

I will let you know how I get on.

One last thing, where do you get new pads from ???

Thanks again

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Old May 31, 2005, 12:45 PM
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Insomniac,

I can move the print head out the way, but I can not remove the waste pad.

I think the pad is the one with the fine wires running in a cross over the pad.

The pad itself seems fast.

Any other ideas please
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