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jwittes

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Epson 9900 bad Orange or Green channel work-around.
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:33:23 pm »

I'm the "proud" owner of (2) 9900's. The oldest of the 2, bought in early 2010, finally had a printhead failure about 6 months ago with the yellow channel.  I decided to keep it for parts in hopes to keep the other running for a least another year.  Over the course of January the second printer showed signs of the orange channel going out.  It was hit and miss depending on subject matter if the output was being effected.  Last week the channel went almost completely out. Just 2 orange lines are printing top and bottom on the nozzle check.  Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to replace the machines just yet.  Replacing the printheads are out of the question given the cost (even if I attempt to do it myself) verses the cost of new machines.  I had/have work in-house that still needed printed so out of desperation I deleted the printer from my system (Mac) and reinstalled it using the 9890 driver hoping that it would work given the printers are similar less the orange and green channels.  To my amazement it worked and the output looks good.  I'm not sure what the long tern ramifications of doing so are but given the printer was going to electronics recycling if figured it was worth a try.  I thought this info might help someone out there with a bad orange or green channel.
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