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Epson CX4600 won't print

Pboblems started when I noticed that my printed images were unclear, and I tried cleaning the print head according to manual's instructions. Afterward, print checks kept showing unsatisfactory test pattern. I tried cleaning several times (per ref. guide) and by that time, all ink cartidges were low (20%) and black was exhausted. I have replaced all cartridges and now printer won't print. All indications (on screen and on printer) are that printer is "Ready." Test pattern is normal. (Are respondents correct who say that Epson is a substandard product? Ink is certainly expensive!!! ) Can you tell me anything?? w_smith_jr40@hotmail.com I

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SOURCE: Black ink print failure after cartridge replaced

The Edge, -Clean the electrical contacts on the printer where the cartridge connects with alcohol. After it dries clean the same contacts with a regular pink, non-abrasive pencil eraser making sure you remove all the debris when done. -Its also possible there is an air bubble preventing the flow of ink. You can try inserting a full cartridge of ink in the printer and letting it sit overnight then running a nozzle clean job or two. Another alternative if you have a syringe you may want to try gently forcing ink into it. If you?re really desperate you can try drilling a small hole into the cartridge to give gravity feeding a hand. BE WARNED the air hole will let ink flow pretty well and you run the chance of making a mess. Before you pull the cartridge out of the printer make sure you cover the hole with tape so the ink doesn?t make even more mess. -Check the cartridge alignment making sure the contacts are mating to the printer. -If it still doesn?t work I would try cleaning your nozzles. Even though I doubt you have clogged nozzles its worth a try because of the following: If you search the Internet you?ll find that this specific model is know for failing to print some or all colors after about 1 ½ to 2 years of use, even with Epson inks. Most of the posts I?ve seen blame it on clogged nozzles but I suspect a good number of them, like yours, have another explanation for their failure. Ink jet printers use resistors to create heat to create a bubble in the ink to eject it out of the nozzle (Bubble jet) or in the case of Epson, vibrating crystals push ink into and out of the nozzles (piezoelectric). We?ve already cleaned the electrical contacts and cleaned the nozzles so what remain are defective nozzles, short between the nozzle and the controller board or a defective controller board. Since the printer is only worth 1 or 2 hundred dollars repairs at a shop or buying these repair parts can easily exceed ½ its cost. Hope something here works for you, I just recently had to toss a great printer too. Let us know what happens and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 20, 2007

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

Posted on May 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Using non-OEM ink

There are epson ink compatible cartridges in the market that are less expensive but have good quality. Please look for other compatible brands which good quality guaranteed, try those compatible brands which are more popular.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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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.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: have changed all cartridges on epson nx400. test

Hi


The ink reservoir doesnt have to be completely empty to fail. Replace the cartridges. Some of the jets or all of them may be clogged especially if you have not used your printer in a while. If there are cleaning instructions in the manual clean the jets and then try to print from the printer's self test


Goodluck

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