Hello everyone, I’ve recently gone through converting a used 9880 to k7 inks, and it was sort of a difficult conversion, having to replace the dampers while I was at it (the magenta was completely clogged upon my printers arrival). Dana here held my hand graciously through the process, even though I was, well, tense. All lines are firing now, perfect nozzle checks. Phew.
The catch is, in the process I really messed around with the wiper blade…trying to replace it, but finding the replacement I ordered was more like plywood opposed to rubber, so ending up having to put the original one back in.
So here’s the point to the story, I’m getting head clogs, minor, but still clogs, way too often (like after 2 days of the printer sitting). My guess is that my wiper blade hack probably damaged the original so much that it should be replaced.
Has anyone here ever replaced that part successfully? And is it possible to do without removing the right side of the printer? (I removed it when I was getting to it, but would love to not go down that road again.)
Or, if it is the case that the right side of the printer must be removed to get to it, would has anyone ever replaced the entire capping/pump unit and wiper blade? And how much more difficult is that? My if I take the whole side of the printer off again to get to the wiper blade maybe I should just replace that entire capping unit while in there.
FYI, I do have the service manual for the printer, and it’s very good, but I’m not a tech repair guy so it’s also at times overwhelming for me and hearing how other people did or didn’t succeed at it is very very helpful.
I appreciate any and all thoughts.