I've got to say that not all
of the 'if you do this it will work' advice rings true from my experience. After all, if an Epson techie can't get a printer running who can?
Sure enough my R3000 ran reliably for over two years, some heavy use, some infrequent use, but it would always switch on and print and only once needed a nozzle clean. Then it stopped printing black, one print it was OK, the next nothing. Still under an extended warranty Epson came and collected it and replaced it with a newly refurbished machine, and it took the techie two hours of nozzle cleaning to get the replacement running, and again it was the black ink. This machine ran well for a fortnight, then yet again the black stopped printing, so the techie arrives with another 'new' machine complete with workshop test prints and everything, and again the techie couldn't get the black to print. After sloshing another £200 worth of ink through the machine it finally worked. Until last week.
Now while Epson used some of their own ink in the cleaning, in between when it needs doing a number of times before I'm justified in ringing the Help Desk it's my ink
. And it comes to the point when the cost of the wasted ink is greater than the cost of the machine. So I bought a Canon printer, and I have an R3000 waiting for a cure, for somebody from Epson to tell me what can be done about it. Oh, and the funny thing is, it's now out of warranty