PK cartridge empty for the second time with a 3880


#1

Hi everyone,
sorry to all if my english is not very good. I started with a Conecolor kit but the PK cartride is empty for the second time (initial replenishment and a second one). Am I right if 1. I change the cartridge 2. since the cartridge is empty how to get rid of the air ? Thanks for your help.


#2

Dear @Philippe,

The Epson 3880 has a well documented problem with the PK/MK ink switch damper where the PK damper gets a leak and the PK ink empties into the waste ink tank even when the printer is sitting.

If this was not the case and you are just printing a LOT these cartridges must be manually checked often as the chips on these cartridges will always show the cartridge as full.

But I think the first thing is the problem, your printer’s PK damper is dumping PK ink and your printer needs to be fixed.

-Walker


#3

Thanks for your answer. You mean the Epson technical service has to called ? If yes that’s a shame they just left…


#4

Yes. This printer needs to be checked out for a leaking damper if your PK cartridge is emptying prematurely.

-Walker


#5

Thanks for your help.