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Old Oct 24, 2005, 4:39 PM   #11
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As per websnail, it could be the pump

If you lift the top of the R300 and look to the right under the docking bay, can you not see the clear plastic waste pipe..?

The plastic pipe goes to a pump activated from the paper feed rollors and then onto the waste pad, if you do a cleaning cycle, more so just switching the printer on when it will go through a cleaning routine you should see ink flow in the pipe.

Obviously, this would indicate that the pipe and pump are intact, if you don't then there's something amiss between the feeder from the ink tank down up to the pump, a common fault is the waste pipe coming detached from the docking bay.

The pipe sits in a moulding in a circular or omega fashion, by gearing from the paper feed rollor theres a arm that squashes the pipe as it rotates thus drawing ink to the waste pad, this was described as a mini milking machine from one expert in another NG.

What happens is the ink isn't drawn from the nozzles and it clogs up and you won't get the cleaning cycle, it relies on the pump to draw the ink.

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