Thanks for the reply. I went to remove the printhead this morning and clean it and the area up--I looked at my CISS--most of the ink containers were almost bone dry. Cyan for some reason was the only one full. The CISS is sitting (an inch or two?) above the printer on a raised area of my desk--was that enough to have the whole thing drain endlessly into the printer like that??? And if so--why did the Cyan reservoir stay full and not leak?
I'm starting to believe that this thing just isn't going to work out for me--the printer is almost certainly beyond repair now with that crazy amount of ink sitting god knows where inside it...it just feels like I am missing something that I should be doing.
1. Primed the lines. (Flood method--quickly plugged reservoirs when air cleared line)
2. Installed cartridges
3. Unplugged reservoirs--installed air filters.
4. Attempted to print.
I'm thinking about buying a used printer the same model as this flooded one--just don't want to waste my time drowning that one as well...any suggestions?