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Need Help Cyan/Black missing after running out of ink/change

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Nismoasfuh, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Nismoasfuh

    Nismoasfuh Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    South Florida
    Hello all, so I'm sure this is a relatively easy fix. Well, at least I'm hoping so. I ran out of cyan on my sp540v (didn't realize it was low because we have the 800ml carts that dont show ink levels) I got a new cart, stuck it in and did a test print but only half at most is shooting from cyan/black head cleaning did nothing. Should i keep doing the medium or powerful cleaning until its good or should I use the syringe to pull the ink? If I should do the syringe method can someone please explain in detailed steps how that works?? Sorry for the nooby question.
  2. Isabel

    Isabel New Member

    Sep 25, 2018
    You can try two powerful head cleanings to solve the problem. If not, you have to do the syringe method.

    The syringe method usually works perfectly but as always, you have to be careful. I recommend you pulling ink with a 50ml syringe. I have a FJ-540 but I see that the your model doesn't differ too much.
    You have to turn off the printer and then open the cover of the head section. You have to be sure that the heads are touching the capping section (there is a sort of wrench, a metal cylinder you insert in a hole under the main head section). Then you have to look for the tubes that goes from the black/cyan capping to the pumps. Connect it to your syringe and pull really smoothly (or you can break the dumpers). Ink should start filling the syringe. With 10ml of ink, it should be fine.
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  3. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

    Aug 2, 2011
    Denver, CO
    The ink lines probably just have some air in them from the empty cartridge. A couple strong cleanings should bring it back into the head but if it doesn't it is a sign that your cap tops or pump are not working at 100% efficiency.
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