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Colored bars across page

EPSON CX6600, copy mode prints 3 color bars then repeats for the total page. When printing from computer it govers the printed black lines with the colored bars like highlighting thru the whole printed items. Mfg said to clean heads but this is not fixing problem, can't stop the colored bars.

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Re: colored bars across page

I would try changing the ink cartridges and if you don't have a new set at least take out the ones you have and reseat. Also check Epson's site for new drivers. Try printing from a different program.

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

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Press the fontx1.gif Color button and open the scanner unit. Follow the messages on the LCD panel to replace the empty cartridge. See :

Running a printer operation check
If you are unable to determine the source of the problem, performing a printer operation check can help you determine whether the problem comes from the CX6600 or the computer.
To perform a printer operation check, follow these steps.
r_1.gif Disconnect the USB cable from your computer. r_2.gif Make sure that Letter-size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. r_3.gif Press the fontp.gif On button to turn on the CX6600, and make sure the ! Error light is off. r_4.gif Press the Setup Mode button to enter Setup Mode. r_5.gif Press the A or the fontl1.gif/fontr1.gif Select button repeatedly until 3.Nozzle check appears on the LCD panel, then press the fontx1.gif Color button. The CX6600 starts printing. The CX6600 prints an operation check page that includes a nozzle check pattern.
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