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Cx4600 epson replaced ink cartridges and did cleaning and test for printing test pattern of ink, nothing appears on paper its blank? Whats next? to get this thing to work?

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Jets are clogged Needs deep clean. 1st try -www, The Epson utility. Run the program- select your model- right click on the icon on the bottom task bar. 2nd Take a look at 3rd make your own cleaning tool as here

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Only blank pages

The print head, which is integrated into the machine, is dried and clogged. You probably could have guessed that. If you and cautious and daring you can attempt the disassembly of your machine to extract the print head. Be very careful and remember where everything goes and in what order. Anything you de-grease, re-grease. The print head is the component that your printer cartridges hook into. Once out the bottom side will look like a large gray square. The best you can do at home is to set in on a folded paper towel thoroughly dampened with distilled water. Let this sit over night in an area that seeping ink will not damage anything, i.e. on a plastic disposable plate. If in the morning you see the four colors flowing you may have success upon reassembly. The worst you can do here is not get it back together and then you're at the same place you are now. Good luck, email with questions.

Feb 02, 2010 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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It will not print. It has new ink cartridges..There are no error messages. Print heads have been cleand several times. It will not print a test pattern. It will not make a copy. Only blank paper comes out.

Head cleaning is mechanical process, printing is electrical process. Nothing print out at all? Printer mainboard problem. Lost electrical to head. Usually caused by short circuit at head. Track on aicaxz solution for reference to repair board. Note: if you have experience in electrical circuit, test mounted fuse at board.

Dec 31, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Hi. Printer isn't working, paper comes out blank.

Most likely the printhead is clogged. Another possibility is that the cleaning station does not work. 3 ways the printhead can clog,

1. Using Generic Ink
2. Not using the printer for a long time
3. Print a large print job after the ink indicator says the inks are running low.

You are better off replacing the unit than trying to get the printhead unclogged. Cost is usually around $40 and is only a 65% chance it willwork.


Dec 17, 2009 | Epson CX4600 Stylus Color All-In-One...

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I just replaced ink cartridges in epson cx4600 and now all pages are blank when printing

# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

Hope this help. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Jun 27, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epson Tylus CX4600 ink light

If any ink cartridge is empty, you won't be able to print until you replace the empty cartridge. Leave any empty cartridge installed in the device until you have obtained a replacement.

The print heads will clog up in a week or two. So you also won't be able to print until you clean the print heads.

This is a utility to manage your ink. Gives an accurate count of how many ink shots are left in each cartridge. The printer told me I need a new magenta but this program says I have 13% left. It also has separate routines for cleaning the black and color (unfortunately not individual cartridges)

May 18, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Changed all ink cartridges, now only black and blue print

Sounds like your printhead is clogged. Since it isn't removable on this printer the following is a last ditch somewhat messy possible fix.
Here is the procedure that got my CX4600 printer working again:

Symptoms: head cleaning made the test pattern get worse instead of better, until I got no test pattern at all.

1. Unscrew the service panel door on the back of the unit to expose the waste tubes.
2. The direction of flow is "down from the TOP tube, into the plastic elbow, out to the RIGHT tube that goes to the waste repository".
3. Disconnect the plastic elbow from both tubes.
4. Clean the elbow using a paper clip and peroxide until it is completely unclogged and clean.
5. Get a waste receptacle, such as a small cup or something to catch the ink, and place it under the TOP tube. You will probably have to aim the tube with your fingers or a pair of pliers into the cup. The waste is going to spray out, possibly spatter if the waste has become hardened in the tube, so make sure you're doing this somewhere that you can clean up easily.
6. With the waste tube aimed at the cup, hold down the "ink" button on the printer until the cleaning sequence starts. The sequence will take about 20 seconds and blow the tube out in spurts.
7. If stubborn, you can loosen the junk in the tube using some peroxide - it doesn't take more than a drop from the end of a q-tip to start eating away... give it a few seconds to work itself upwards into the tube. Massage the peroxide up the tube with your fingers for more effectiveness.
8. Run the cleaning cycle one or two times to make sure that there is either air or nice wet ink coming out, but no more solid waste.
9. Reassemble
10. Connect CX4600 back to your printer, and print a test pattern... perhaps one more cleaning... should be fine.

Also see this website:

Jan 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Lost my manuel !

1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing.

NOTE: You cannot clean the print head if the any of the cartridges are expended. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge before proceeding.

2. Load letter size paper.

3. Click on START.

For Windows 95/98/ME: Click SETTINGS, PRINTERS, then RIGHT-CLICK on the EPSON STYLUS PRINTER ICON. Select PROPERTIES from the drop-down menu. Proceed to Step 4.

For Windows 2000: Click SETTINGS, PRINTERS, then RIGHT-CLICK on the EPSON STYLUS PRINTER ICON. Select PRINTING PREFERENCES from the drop-down menu. Proceed to Step 4.

For Windows XP: Click CONTROL PANEL, PRINTERS AND FAXES. RIGHT-CLICK your EPSON STYLUS PRINTER ICON. Select PRINTING PREFERENCES from the drop-down menu. If this icon is not showing, select VIEW INSTALLED PRINTERS. Then RIGHT-CLICK the EPSON STYLUS PRINTER ICON. Select PRINTING PREFERENCES from the drop-down menu. Proceed to Step 4.

For Windows Vista: Click CONTROL PANEL,HARDWARE AND SOUND then PRINTERS. Note: these steps may vary depending on how Vista is setup. RIGHT-CLICK on the EPSON STYLUS PRINTER ICON. Select PRINTING PREFERENCES from the drop-down menu. Proceed to Step 4.

4. Click on the UTILITY or MAINTENANCE tab, then click on HEAD CLEANING.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the printhead. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which time the printer makes some noise and the power light flashes. Never turn off the printer while the power light is flashing, unless the printer has not moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.

6. When the power light stops flashing click PRINT NOZZLE CHECK PATTERN and then click NEXT.

7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its lines, click FINISH. If the pattern has any gaps, click CLEAN to clean the printhead again.

8. If the situation continues after three cleaning cycles and nozzle checks, replace one of the affected ink cartridge(s).

9. Once the cartridge(s) has been replaced, please follow steps one through seven up to three times.

If the nozzle check still has gaps after you have run at least 3 consecutive cleaning cycles and replaced the affected ink cartridge(s) with genuine Epson inks, your printer will require service.

Pls dont forget to rate solution, thanks!!

May 02, 2008 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Not printing even the test page,full ink ??

I have the same problem, I re-loaded the software, checked all the settings, went through set up procedures and nothing??????? I goes through all the motions, spits out the paper..........blank

Apr 10, 2008 | Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One InkJet...

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Possessed epson stylus printer #cx4600

i would suggest this or a similar product from a different supplier..

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Dec 05, 2007 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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Paper comes out blank

epson cx4600 prints blank paper replaced ink cartages .same problem

Dec 02, 2007 | Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet...

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