I’ve been trying to revive a 7900. Spent close to $500 and have gotten no where.
I did a full INIT CHARGE (3rd attempt) the other day and got it to a point (wasn’t watching) where I think the printer was happy.
Afterwards on turning the printer back on, the printer started with an INK CHARGE. This was stopped more than 7 times as I had to pull an ink cartridge out and reset it with the chip tool till I got a green light upon which the printer started the charge again. It finally completely rejected the LIGHT BLACK and I ended up putting the OEM inks in the machine vs the flush. It got a complete ink change then. I really think these inkjet mall cartridges are a huge part of the problem here.
I have barely 1/4 of 1 container of flush left. I don’t have enough to do any more cleaning other than a manual external clean.
I am back to square one. I only have blocks of yellow, magenta and some cyan printing. Some of the black/grays are vague shadows of what they should be.
I have inspected the ink feed tubes with a flash light and there’s no air bubbles in there.
At this point, I feel I need to pull parts off the printer to visually inspect/clean and I’d like to know if there’s a tech guy that can direct me to directions as to how to do this.
Reading this post from several years ago, I’m curious if it worked
I’ve considered taking this to an epson center, but the closest is 1:40 minutes a way. I don’t have the time to kill 3+ hours round trip.