asked Aug 8, 2011 at 2:24am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo R1800

Epson R1800 problems help needed

Hi all this is my first time posting on this site..Im having a problem with my epson r1800 which has been an excellent printer with no problems until I fitted a cis system,when i fitted the system my nozzles started to clog and couldnt get a perfect nozzle check pattern,so i ran 6 cleaning cycle to only make it worse,so I left the printer overnight to settle tried again and it was much better but not perfect so I removed the print head and soaked it in surgical spirit overnight agitating it in the solution now and again I also flushed the solution through the nozzles and you could see all the small nozzles fire.I fitted the head back into the printer and Its working way better but still not perfect,Problem is I think my print head is way out of alignment as there is heavy banding through all boxes on the alignment pattern something which didnt happen even before i removed the head when the nozzles were blocked.I have downloaded the service manual and the adjustment program and im running vista but wont communicate with my printer,does this program only work with xp?Also once i do get the program working does anyone know the adjustment values for the printhead?Any help would be greatly apprecieated.

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