Re: [NTLK] [OT] StyleWriter 2200 giving up the ghost?

From: Scott Hoffman <>
Date: Sat Apr 25 2009 - 20:15:15 EDT

Hi Joe,
      Well the feed problem seems to have gone away - looked around
and didn't see any loose debris inside the printer. I gave it a good
shot or two of canned "air" and didn't get anything either.
      The rollers look like they're in pretty good shape but I gave
them a quick sweep with an alcohol-moistened Q-Tip just for good
      I removed the head and tried to clean it (nozzle end and ink
tank side) with alcohol - I got a little bit of ink out of it I think
was holding it up. I cleaned off the contacts on both the head and
      Printer didn't print anything the next time even after
"priming" it a few times. I have a spare printer head and just got a
couple new ink tanks today - works like a charm!
      I'm doing an even more thorough cleaning of the other head to
see if I can get it to work as a spare - but for now, I'm at least
happy it works again.
      Thanks for your help!

On Apr 24, 2009, at 6:33 PM, wrote:

> I'm not familiar with the 2200 but I assume by the way your talking
> the ink tank and print head are separate? Is the print head modular/
> user replaceable? I have a canon bjc2000 that has separate ink
> tanks and print head but the print head can also be removed and
> replaced by the user if need be (I think at this point a new print
> head costs more then the original price of the printer). If it is
> user replaceable you may need to get a new one or you could try
> cleaning the head contacts with some isopropyl alcohol or electric
> contact cleaner, if there's contacts on the ink tank I'd clean
> those too. If ink has dried in the print head you might be able to
> revive it by putting a few drops of alcohol on the ink inlet where
> the ink tanks connect and on the inkjet outlets which will loosen
> the dried ink, its worked for me on my bjc2000 but its probably not
> the best thing for the print head, YMMV. For the feed problem I'd
> check to see if the rubber paper feed rollers are glazed over, th
> at can cause feed problems in older printers and is easily cleaned
> with alcohol and a q-tip. If it uses some form of IR sensor to tell
> when paper is loaded maybe its dirty?
> Hope that helps.
> Oh and check for paper clips and coins in the paper feeder
> mechanism LOL I had problems with a copier and a laser printer
> because people decided to stow those items in the document feeder
> and paper feeder respectively (also killed the laser printers drum).
> Joe Reilly

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