Please bear with me here. There are a couple parts to this solicitation for opinions.
I was out of town prior to Hurricane Irma hitting town and then didn’t return for nearly 2 months after. When I got back my 3800 had been fried, I’m assuming by lightning. ( trust me it is now on a dedicated surge protector). I was able to get it up and running again after I was lucky enough to find a replacement main circuit board on ebay.
After that period of not using it the magenta channel is now clogged and I have not been able to clear it no matter what advice I have followed. The printer is now loaded up with Piezoflush and sitting here taking up space.
It would seem to be an ideal candidate for conversion to piezography but my worry is just how much longer can I truly expect this machine to work. It is nearly 9 years old ( i’m guessing) and I’ve never had any servicing done to it. For example, the dampers are original.
Considering that just the ink costs for conversion will be a chunk of change, and that I really don’t believe that changing dampers are a maintenance project that I would feel comfortable performing, I’d like to know from any with experience is this just a crap shoot as to how long it may or may not work. Which channel is likely to go out next?
Finally, is there any firmware update or utility I should run after having changed out that main circuit board? All seems okay but with the clogged magenta channel all I’ve really been able to do since I’ve gotten it back up and running is to run cleaning cycles and nozzle checks.
Thanks, I appreciate any and all opinions.