I have a lightly-used 7600 that I’d acquired last year for dirt cheap, and the prints were great, no problems.
Had to put it in storage for about 11 months - so thought this would be a good time to clean and go green with refill inks.
Piezoflush kit and cartridges and K2 inks arrived yesterday: a few thoughts and questions…
minor things - the kit came with no gloves , and the cartridges were boxed so that I almost touched the chips
while opening them…no biggie.
still had a bit of inks left in the OEM cartridges but was out of Yellow - so I loaded just that in, and ran some nozzle checks.
Some blocks missing so I ran ran the Head Alignment, and ran two more nozzle checks and a Power Clean. The yellow had all disappeared.
Guess the moral is: simply putting one refill cartridge doesn’t mean the ink will flow.
Must have been the remainder of my OEM yellow.
Filled all my new cartridges with Piezoflush, inserted them, and ran a Initial Fill. Nothing happened. Powered off and restarted.
All the ink lights were on, and error message Set Ink cartridge.
Read Dana’s note about shutting off the sensor - and that worked. thanks!
Afterwards, ran two more Nozzle Checks - I had expected to see only pink from the Piezoflush, but it was still all OEM color,
and still no yellow.
Ran two more Power Cleans - then Redid an Initial Fill - and will leave it there for 24 hours.
Also did the Bounty strip with Piezoflush and cleaned the head.
Questions: Am I in the ballpark, guys? Also, accdg to Wells, I could drain the Piezoflush from the cartridges when I’m done,
and clean the cartridges with distilled water and refill with inks. Can i drain the Piezoflush back into the remainder of my bottle,
and re-use the whole lot later, or should I discard? What’s the best way of getting them out of the cartridges?
Finally, since I still have two Photo Black OEM cartridges, can I use that alongside your refill inks?
If so, I’d probably have to turn the sensor back on, and do another Initial Fill, yes? Thank you.