I should probably start another thread but the history of this issue could be important.
Here are updates to this problem :
[U]I resolved the capping station repair. I wrote this earlier:[/U]
OK I just got this and I’m replying to my own post encase there are others like me who need a lot of detail to figure things out.
After hours of delicately re positioning this thing on springs through all of the permutations of four corners and lateral positions at all the various depths , without being able to see beneath the station. I finally figured out that that black protruding dowel with cross formed end is a key that fits into a hole you cant see far below the station. There is a white plastic box structure to the extreme right of the capping station position at the bottom of which there is a hole large enough to fit this cross form into.
If you can gently push the station down far enough on this side once it has been secured on the left side it will go in the hole and slide up into position being held in place by this white plastic structure.
hope this helps anyone else who, like me isn’t very mechanically minded
[U]I discovered another problem; the print head wasn’t depositing ink on the paper. [/U]
I did succeed in securing the capping station (see description above) . Immediately afterwards I reinstalled K7 set and jumped for joy when the printer accepted the cartridges. I executed 2 power cleanings, held my breath and made a trial print.
The print was blank. I sent it through again, again blank. The print head moves across the paper but its doesn’t deposit any ink. I sent a print command from Photoshop, directly from the printer panel ( nozzle test) , through Microsoft word and QTR, all blank. I interrupted an Auto nozzle check because , the printer was caught in a loop and the chip on the maintenance tank was adding ink every time it retried.
[U]Update of this problem[/U]
I repeatedly cleaned the underside of the print head as instructed in the tutorial, thinking that maybe ink dried there since the head hasn’t been docked for more than 24 hours. For more than an hour I was getting jet black, vibrant crimson, cyan, and bright yellow ink on the towel. I decided to let the power cleaning run its course and it finally ended with a "cleaning error push reset " message.
I realized that the blank prints had been of a greyscale image so I couldn’t be sure all the cartridges weren’t printing. I sent the QTR calibration target to see exactly which cartridges were blocked. After manual print head cleaning and partial power cleaning at present the yellow cartridge seems to be the only one fully operational, PK MK LK and cyan cartridges are getting though faintly but with severe vertical banding. Both magenta cartridges are completely blocked . Also the print out had intense yellow and cyan as well as black ink in the gloss wedge indicating that the 2 power cleanings have not been enough to purge the Epson ink as yet.
I stored the K7 cartridges over the two week period i was waiting for the reset chip, they were in a zip lock bag but could this explain this problem ? I am reluctant to order new ink and cartridges if the problem is with the printer and has nothing to do with the conversion.
any help would be greatly appreciated