Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today.
Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with this but I’ll do my best to help you out.
Unfortunately Richard there is no further practical action that can be taken at this point.
The next steps would require replacement of the purge assembly and/or printhead. Neither part is readily available and neither is a do it yourself job. Fixing either of these issues would run you $200+ at a repair shop.
This is a 2006 model printer, which was designed and built for a 3 year service life. At this point it has served its designed maximum lifespan more than 3 times over and greatly exceeded any value that could be reasonably expected of it, and is simply not worth any further investment. You can get a brand new and better model with updated features and a fresh warranty for less than half of repair costs.
I do apologize for the bad news, but hope you will find some value in saving any further time and effort on a futile attempt. For comparison purposes, note that taking it to a repair shop would yield a $75-100 diagnostic fee for the exact same outcome and information.
If looking for a replacement, I’d recommend any of the Epson workforce series printers. They tend to be very reliable, are easy to set up and use, have good print quality, and reasonably priced ink. Example: http://amzn.to/29wF4OP or http://amzn.to/1NYUF1P
Note that these, like all consumer grade inkjet printers, are designed to be low cost and are essentially disposable after a few years, subsidized by the high cost of ink cartridges. If you wish to have a better quality and longer lasting printer, that comes with years worth of ink up front, consider the Epson ecotank models instead: http://amzn.to/1PpOj0C
Alternately, for a more business/commercial grade product that will be rated for a 5 year life, consider a laser printer. Lasers cost more up front also, but a toner cartridge can last for thousands of pages. A black only all in one laser is around $125: http://amzn.to/1JSHOlQ
while a color model is about twice that: http://amzn.to/1n4I7Q5
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