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Epson R380 CISS Clamp Repair

The Epson R380 started making an odd thwapping noise, which turned out to be the ink tubes from the Continuous Ink Supply System slapping the overly complex interior of the printer. They seemed a bit loose, but it took some searching before I found the top of the clamp that holds them in place:

Epson R380 CISS hose clamp - broken

Epson R380 CISS hose clamp – broken

It’s the white rectangle nestled in front of the ink cartridges, where it fits perfectly into a convenient slot and looks like it grew there.

I briefly considered 3D printing a replacement, but came to my senses:

Epson R380 CISS hose clamp - fixed

Epson R380 CISS hose clamp – fixed

That should be good until the silicone rubber tubes finally break after a bazillion flex cycles…

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