Question about Epson Stylus CX6600 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I have started printing Christmas photos and the first three were fine. Now it is suddenly acting up and the pictures come out terrible. The printer works fine printing documents in both black and white and color. My cartridges are not low either. What is going on? I just replaced the ink cartriges... I am trying to print out some pictures, the quality is terrible. Everything comes out so dark. I printed out a word document and that came out perfect. Whats the deal?
It's possible that your cartridges are leaking into the printhead and cross polluting the other colours or there is a problem with the parking pad where the printhead "rests" when not in use.
I'd recommend removing your cartridges and checking for any ink leaks on these and/or puddles of ink in the printhead.
Then check the parking pad for any puddling of ink...
Given that you have a CX6600, which is now quite an old model, you may have a clogged waste ink tube and this is causing cleaning cycles to expiate ink into the parking pad but not actually draw it away, thus soiling the underside of the printhead.
Resolving this is not easy but involves a suitable inkjet cleaning solution (ammoniated windex is recommended in the USA) and leaving this in the parking pad to work at any clogging. It's likely to take a few days and repeated application of cleaning fluid but if a clogged waste pump is the issue this should eventually clear it.
One other possible cause is a dead pump.. If that's the case, it's time for a new printer as it's just not worth fixing.
Hope that gives some ideas.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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