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Re: Odd printer problem

Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:

> I'm facing the following odd problem:
> when I do: `escputil -c' to clean the printer's heads, the output looks good:
> $ escputil -c -r /dev/usb/lp0
> Escputil version 5.0.2, Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Robert Krawitz
> Escputil comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type 'escputil -l'
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions; type 'escputil -l' for details.
> Cleaning heads...
> , but then nothing happens and the heads are not cleaned.  I suspect this
> happens because the ink is short and the system is waiting for it to finish
> completely.  But then I have the following problem:
> 1) until the ink is not finished, I can't clean heads;
> 2) until the heads are not cleaned, the paper is left blank and so the ink is
>    not used up and cannot finish.
> What to do in this case?  From cups mailing list I got no indications.

Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> writes:

> If your ink levels are so low that cleaning is not possible, replace the 
> ink cartridges. I suppose you can force a "replacement" :-?

Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:

>> I don't know how: until the ink is completely finished, the cartridges
>> won't reach the replacement position.  :(

Lisi <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> writes:

> Which printer is this?

Old Epson Stylus C20UX.


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