Hi Dana–We just bought a set of refillable carts for our 3800 printers, for use with PiezoFlush only, at this point. It was difficult to get the printer to recognize the carts 7,8, and 9, but I followed all remedial instructions and finally it did, but not before removing those last three carts many times. I started a power-clean to push the PF through the lines and head, expecting to do two more of these for a full flush, waiting a few minutes between them, as suggested. When I came back to the printer, I saw the “error 1404” warning, searched the forum, opened the printer and found the Light Cyan cart completely empty, with PF wet on the outside, in the cart channel, and in many of the adjacent channels. All the other carts were nearly full, as I’d just filled them. So I guess we need a replacement Light Cyan cart! I hope the 70 ML of PF won’t do harm to the printer’s insides. Do you have any advice about this? We will need a replacement cart ASAP, as our term will begin soon.
After looking at this more closely, I now think I caused the cart failure, in part. It had a side label that was not attached very well, which may have started the whole issue. When I took the cart out the first time, it appeared to have caught on something when first inserted, peeling back the corner just under the word “Pull” on the side. I took a knife and cut off the corner part that had begun to peel away, not realizing that the label may be the only protection (?) for the membrane. In the process, I put a slit in the membrane! Oy. That has to be why the cart leaked.
Two other things to note: In our order, a single one of the nine syringes came packaged apart from the eight others. It was not the offset type like all the others–not an issue itself, but it seemed to lack a priming tip as well. So, if we transition to using IJM inks in the future, we’ll be short one priming tip. We did receive nine needles.
I also noted that a few of the carts are really reluctant to release from the printer. I’m not certain but fear that the removable chip holder on the top is sometimes not held down really tightly by the three little hooks, and can project the tiniest bit above the rest of the cart. Perhaps that’s enough to catch on something as you try and withdraw the cart. To minimize the problem, I’m putting the chips back onto the cart by tucking that end down first and then rocking the other end and side down until the hooks click in. It seems to help.
Please let me know when a new LC cart can be mailed to us, and thanks as always for the incredible customer care you provide.