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Can't change ink cart. EPSON STYLUS CX 4600

I was cleaning my print heads and went to go change the cart. thenthe holder won't move to the position at all it moves all the way down the left, the status monitor comes up says,''Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.'' so i go on line then i find the SSC service utilty v4.30 try all them options i get ''This function isn't supported in state'' I saw some sites suggesting i clean the ink pa. Where is the ink pad? i can't even get to my ink cart. the thing will move if i turn on or off but won't stay where needed, goes all the way to the end. in main window on ssc service utility under ''installed printers'' i have teh Epson stylus cx4600 '' then in the printer model the ''epson stylus cx4600 is there, then under neath i have the start utility at windows start and enable independant monitor checked unchecked is the disable epson status agent. this is horrible i don't kniw what to do my printer was working fine 3 hours ago then i started to clean teh heads and nozzles then went to change cart. then now all this . the lights are flasshing on printer green power,print index sheet, print all, copy is a green blinking E all is except a red still on ''error and ink drop button. i know my ink is out i have black left a little in there but i can't change, can't get to it. PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE PLEASE if this helps the serial number is FYG004567

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    you can put a hammer to this baby and get an new one for the same price that wont **** out on you. Its the Durabright ink that kills it because its heavy on colourswhich makes it last longer

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    My low ink light on my CX 4600 has been flashing for a couple days, but since I was just printing black, no issues and I had time to go out and get cartridges- now when I press the ink button to position the carrier, no response. It just moves past the position, and back to dock again on startup, and won't respond to the button at all. I'm not getting any other error messages.

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I may have tripped across a solution to the ink carrier that doesn't want to behave.

I turned the printer off. Then, while holding down the Ink button, I also pressed and held the On button- and kept holding them. Somewhere in documentation I read that this would kick off some process, but I didn't remember what. It didn't turn on right away, but after 4 or 5 seconds of holding the buttons down, started up, went through some motions, and lo and behold, it landed on the spot showing me my cyan cartridge was out. Pressed it again, and it went to the cartridge change position.

I had to think about it, because I was now faced with breaking open a cartridge package worth $35 that could go towards the price of a new printer, and the printer still may not work, but I went boldly forward and it seems to be working fine.

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