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Need Help mimaki nozzel missing..

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by elitetech, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. elitetech

    elitetech Member

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    hello.... I've tried everything and the entire row of cyan is not showing up.. Not even a hint of ink,,
    I've left a solvent cleaner with a lint free cloth for a week and all the cleaning you can do and
    still nata 0 zilch... any idea? outside cleaning ...
    thank you
     
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  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    empty ink cartridge? what mimaki model?
    what specifically happened leading up to the issue?

    post pics of nozzle check and condition of your printhead carriage & capping station and i'm sure there will be some ideas when we have somethign to work with.
     
  3. elitetech

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    hi Mike,, if you have any idea is there any way I can call you,, please.. willing to pay for your time? just bought the printer in a perfect condition about a month.
     
  4. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    A photo of a nozzle check will probably help more than any phone call. How often did you clean it prior to any problems?
     
  5. yannb

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    You can perform a fill-up of the ink. It could be just air inside the tube.
     
  6. jfiscus

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    Yeah, a photo or two would show a LOT.
     
  7. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    always willing to accept money, BUT I might have zero experience with your machine, i think....still uncertain what it is aside from a mimaki.
    always willing to brainstorm issues for free on this forum, however.

    besides, keeping the thread updated is helpful since others may be able to chime-in with better advice than I may have to offer.
    I just enjoy diagnosing stuff, because puzzles are meant to be solved....and printers were designed to work :)


    back to the OP, however, until I know what machine it is... the most common source of complete color dropout in a printhead could be a thousand things besides a gunky/clogged printhead: ink pump, ink line, damper, printhead, printhead manifold, capping station, wiper, etc. and that's even before you get to potential electrical issues like ribbon cables, encoder strip/sensor, boards, printhead , etc.
    best way to start, is at the beginning.....
    printer make/model?
    when was the last time you remembered printing perfectly?
    what happened between then & now? did you perform any of your own service work? unplug anything, fiddle with anything? head strikes or crashes? miss a few weeks of maintenance?
     
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  8. Jim Hancock

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    As MikePro has said, plenty of experienced people here willing to help, but we need the info MikePro has asked for.
     
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