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Jason Davies

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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:05 pm

Recovering Heads on a SP 300

Trying to help out a local school who have a SP 300. Unfortunately the power was turned off last summer and everything seems to have dried up. I've cleaned the heads, we have new wipers on their way but a test print does nothing. Looks like the heads are blocked.

Can I soak the heads, there is a sponge they sit on on this model. If I can what do I soak them in? I guess anything is worth a try as the machine will just be scrapped as they can't afford to have new heads fitted.

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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:24 pm

Re: Recovering Heads on a SP 300

Jason Davies wrote:Trying to help out a local school who have a SP 300. Unfortunately the power was turned off last summer and everything seems to have dried up. I've cleaned the heads, we have new wipers on their way but a test print does nothing. Looks like the heads are blocked.

Can I soak the heads, there is a sponge they sit on on this model. If I can what do I soak them in? I guess anything is worth a try as the machine will just be scrapped as they can't afford to have new heads fitted.

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would have thought it should have cappings like your old vp, if its been that long i would expect a lot more trouble, shake the carts, remove the dampers and see if ink comes, cleaning fluid is best but keep it away from the electronics.
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:40 pm

Re: Recovering Heads on a SP 300

Thanks Chris, yes, thinking about it there are two cappings, could I just soak these in cleaning fluid and cross my fingers?
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:43 pm

Re: Recovering Heads on a SP 300

Will be a lot of work to recover the heads if they’ve both dried out, I’ve done it a couple of times. You will need to clamp off the pipes from the caps & soak again & again. In the end, I removed the dampers while the heads were capped off removed the power cable & routed the pipes from dampers to the waste bottle. I then pumped flush through the head a few times (just one way, don’t be tempted to push & pull) I used plenty of cloth to soak up & made sure I didn’t get any flush on the electronic components as Cris said. I think you will need to bin the ink, dampers & caps though.
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:03 pm

Re: Recovering Heads on a SP 300

Thanks both, that's a shame, haven't got the time or knowledge to sort this :(

I'll advise them to call out an engineer or use it as a door stop.
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:10 pm

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Worth the effort, been told a couple of times that mine needed new heads. Too pig headed to fork out for new unless it blows up
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Recovering Heads on a SP 300

Worth the effort, been told a couple of times that mine needed new heads. Too pig headed to fork out for new unless it blows up
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:25 pm

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Thanks Kevin
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Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm

Re: Recovering Heads on a SP 300

I went away for a few weeks some years back and somehow the backup power was turned off in my SP540.
the heads were completely blocked.
After a soak they came up perfect. I cant remember exactly how I did the soak, but I remember it was quite easy to do.
So have a little faith bud!

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