Epson Stylus Color 740

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary. The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them. Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors.
If the ink level is sufficient, but the printer still does not print black ink, you may need to run a cleaning cycle. A cleaning cycle is a process that cleans the printer heads and removes any clogged or dried ink.
Run a nozzle check to confirm that the print head is clean. You may need to clean the print head up to 4 times. You can also turn off your Epson printer and wait at least 6 hours. Then try printing again.
First, we soak the printhead in cleaning solutions for a few hours. Then, we will use a high-pressure steamer to open up the nozzles and blow away debris. Finally, we will use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove clogging particles and dried ink.
The sponge end of a blocked printer head can be cleaned with only one liquid other than water. This liquid is isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol isn`t strong enough to melt the sponge but is still strong enough to dissolve the ink inside the blocked printer head.
If you`re still experiencing quality issues or printhead errors, then there may be other problems at play. Before taking any other actions, it`s recommended that you clean the printhead and ink cartridges four or five more times.
If your printouts have incorrect colors, try these solutions: Make sure the paper type setting matches the paper you loaded. Make sure the Black/Grayscale or Grayscale setting is not selected in your printer software. Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged.
Power Cleaning Using the Product Control Panel

Note: After a Power Cleaning, you must turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours before printing a nozzle check pattern and running another Power Cleaning or Print Head Cleaning.

First, check your printer settings on the file or picture your trying to print. If your page is setup to print in “grayscale” it will only print in black and white. Change the setting to “default” so it will print in color. If your settings look good from the start, the cartridge may just need to be primed.
Another factor that could be affecting your colour ink consumption is the amount of printing from a computer, even if the print jobs are black only. Because this machine offers full colour printing, the default setting in the print driver is COLOUR.
Right-click the printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your screen0 and select Head Cleaning. Follow the on-screen instructions. The processing light will flash while the printer performs the cleaning cycle.
Avoiding More Than Three Print Cleaning Cycles

You cannot run more than three print cleaning cycles at a time. Running any more than three such cycles will result in a build-up of ink in the print head nozzles. And, as we`ve learned already, this ink will soon dry and give you problems, if not tomorrow then very soon.

Right-click the printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your screen0 and select Head Cleaning. Follow the on-screen instructions. The processing light will flash while the printer performs the cleaning cycle.
Clean the printhead nozzles.

Dampen a microfiber cloth with distilled water. Be sure to use distilled water to prevent any residue from being left behind. Avoid using a paper towel that could leave lint on your printhead. Carefully clean your printhead with the wet cloth to remove dried ink.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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How To Buy Your Head Cleaning Solution
ANSWER : The new site owner doesn’t sell kits anymore. Try doing a search for Epson head cleaning kit on eBay.

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black will not print after cleaning the nozzle head 5 times
ANSWER : There’s way to clear your print head. Go to Youtube site of Jose Rodriquez. He’s got a video on just about every aspect of printing. Put something like a folded shop towel, spray it with Windex, no deodorants etc. just the original Windex, no ammonia D, and some alcohol (not rubbing alcohol but 90 percent or some such). Fold towel into a strip about and inch and a half or so and put it in the cup like trough that the print head follows when printing. Start printer. Let printer just begin. When head moves out of the dock, and unplug the printer. Now you can move head manually. Maneuver head over the towel. Leave it overnight. You may need to do this many times. I had about given up when my print head cleared up. I think you need to see Jose’s video, then you’ll understand better. If you can’t find it or you need more help, feel free to email me. There are other resources, but I wouldn’t go for commercial cleaning kits. That’s just me. And I’m leery of trying to put pressure through the head. I hope this helps. It’s kind of brief. There is a man I found who had written almost a book on the subject. He’s not anxious for his name to be given out however.

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Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
ANSWER : I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.

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What fluid to clean epson head?
ANSWER : There’s only 1 left, so better hurry. http://www.rjettek.com/jiecr-ocp-rinse-epson-blue/

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How do you clean the printer head and where is located
ANSWER : It is a laser printer and it has no printer head. Only inkjet printers have printer heads.

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One small segment (nozzle check) missing/clogged – cleaning?
ANSWER : You need to buy a “head cleaning kit”. What that does is inject cleaning fluid through the ink port on top down through the heads using a syringe. They don’t cost much. Do a search on eBay for “Epson head cleaning kit” There’s lots of them. Another idea stolen from this site. Gotta love the internet.

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cleaning nozzles
ANSWER : Inject cleaning solution down into the heads. You can search Epson head cleaning kit on Ebay

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no color cart. new & clean
ANSWER : yes

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