[QUOTE=p_wallace;2559021]Wondering if anyone could help me with some issues with an Epson 925 inkjet? I hadn’t used it for awhile and when I tried to print I can’t get the black cartridge to work. I installed all new cartridges but the black still refuses to cooperate with me. I have run multiple cleaning cycles and all the color’s work good but not the black. I tried to wash the nozzle in the ink tray out with rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip but still no luck. I was thinking that maybe a ladybug may have gotten under the nozzle somehow (we have an infestation in the fall and spring of every year) is this possible? If so is there any way to get under the print tray to look? Also the foam where the heads clean themselves has deteriorated and needs to be replaced or repaired (from trying over and over to get black too work). Any way to replace it?
I am sure it wouldn’t be worthwhile to pay for any repairs so I am seeking info for anything I can do myself before I just junk it.
That’s the same printer I have.
According to the documentation if the cleaning cycle shows no improvement after three or four cycles you should turn the printer off and leave it overnight to allow the dried ink to soften.
If this doesn’t help then Epson recommend contacting their sevice department but you could try installing a cleaning cartridge instead.
For really bad blockages though the heads could need replaced.