Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Epson R290 CISS Modifications

Several sites and youtube videos already showed how to install the continuous ink supply system (CISS) on to the Epson R290 printer. All of them require that the ink cover be permanently removed to allow for the tubings to be installed. That's exactly what I originally did but not without problems.

The CISS that I bought uses soft plastic for the ink catridges thus when placed into the ink compartment, it doesn't fit tightly causing the the electrical contacts to be intermittently broken. When this happens, the printer driver will complain saying that the ink is not Epson original thus refusing to allow any printing. In the beginning, I placed some wood wedge to force the cartridges to snug-fit.

Although it worked, it became an unbearable hassle to me. Furthermore, every time the electrical connection is re-established, the printer will recognize the cartridges as new so the cleaning cycle will start thus unnecessarily wasting the inks. I finally decided to give another method a try. Using cutter, I snip the original cover to make way for the tubings. Once that is done, I refitted the cover back to the original position. Lo and behold, it worked like a charm... no more wooden wedges, no more lose connections... I'm a happy man once again...

2 comments:

myGG2u said...

salam contact perdana, bro 9w2bsr mana beli ciss utk e290 nie minta tunjukan jalan. salam 73, 9w2yzi email saya yushazizi@gmail.com tq

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