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Hey guys,

I need some advice ASAP. Hoping that someone on here can help me out!

I've recently bought an Epson 4800. After doing a lot of research on the best way to set it up for film positives I decided to source some refillable cartridges and black dye based ink.

The printed previously had the original pigment ink in it (which worked fine before switching over). I filled all my cartridges with the black ink, placed them in and performed a power clean to push the dye ink into the system. After doing this the printer does not print any image whatsoever. Has something gone wrong with the two inks mixing? What can be done to fix this?

Hope someone has some answers for me


Thanks in advance,
Brian
 

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I second that did you receive syringes with your ink kit ?

If you can't get a nozzle check I would stop trying to print and make sure you syringe the air out of the lines.

This is something you can't let sit for a long period of time you can damage your printhead.
 

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I didn't receive a syringe with my cartridges. I saw a video where they had used a paper clip to purge the ink out. This is what I did. I did try to use a syringe but there is a steel ball inside the cartridge that is in the way. I could see the lines filled with the black ink, could the air still be a problem?
 

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I didn't receive a syringe with my cartridges. I saw a video where they had used a paper clip to purge the ink out. This is what I did. I did try to use a syringe but there is a steel ball inside the cartridge that is in the way. I could see the lines filled with the black ink, could the air still be a problem?

Nozzle check??
 

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Sorry I should have verified. What I am trying to print is the nozzle check page and nothing seems to print. The print head goes across twice and just shoots the paper out.
 

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I have actually. I've just tried purging the cartridges again and came up with the same problem. I lifted the top cover to see what was going on and now I am getting a "001001d" requires maintenance message. it makes a big screech when I turn it on now too
 
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