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Epson expression xp 600 error code 0xEA when setting up

Can anybody help please?,after installing setup cartridges the printer starts to initialize,half way through it makes a horrible clunking noise(like the print head carriage has moved across at too fast a speed ,then show up on display 'printer error, ERROR CODE 0xEA', anybody have any ideas or had the same problem and found a solution?,thanks

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I had the same problem today. I opened the printer below the scan bed, where you install the ink cartridges and there was a piece of packaging material that got left in that while I unpacked. I removed that and the 0XEA error was gone. I was sure the problem was nothing to do with the cartridge installation as it was the initial setup of the printer and cartridge installation was the next step based on the user guide. I was getting this error on initialization after setting the region, date and time.

Posted on May 14, 2014

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    stephanie branton Dec 09, 2014

    yep this was my probelm, thank you for sharing!!


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I had this error on setup. I hadn't put the cartridges in properly. They click in two positions. They need to be horizontal not at an angle

Posted on Jan 11, 2014

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    Alice OBrien May 30, 2014

    yep... i hadnt pushed the cartridges down to snap in properly..THNAKS ...saved me a lot of headache!


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I had this too, on my unit it seemed that the cartridge caddy had a problem sliding all the way to the left. It got stuck and then issued this error message. I solved it by manually sliding the caddy to the left side applying firm pressure( but not breaking it ). After that it was able to slide by itself and completed the setup without any error messages.

Posted on Mar 08, 2014

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    Mike Aug 07, 2014

    Thank you! This worked for me! Tried everything else first. Just pushed it enough to go the rest of the way left, turned it back on, and all is well!


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Sounds like you have a faulty unit... Given that you're installing setup cartridges it's obviously a new unit so take it back and get a replacement.

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    Gilbert Benn Mar 14, 2014

    I too have the same problem with Epson 605, with the dvd and cd printer option. All inks in firmly and pushed carriage gently over to left side. Clunking sound and printer stops with error msg, nothing you can do except switch off and try again. Still no joy, what to do ?


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The main causes of Error 0xEA

  • Jammed Carriage caddy.
  • Cartridges are not inserted properly.
  • Installing and Configuring issue.
If you remove these all causes then you fix this error easily. OR For step by step guide, you can click Fix Epson Printer 0xEA Error within 5 Simple Steps

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I got this error when trying to complete step 2 of the printer setup which is setting the language to English. This is a brand new printer. It made kind of a grinding noise then the 0xEA error appears in the screen. To solve this, I opened the top of the printer as described in the Step 3 (installing the ink cartridges). There was a piece of blue tape holding the moving part to the right. Removed it and the problem no longer occurred.

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I noticed packing materials where printer cartridges are loaded. The error got resolved after removing those. Thanks for the hep!

Posted on Dec 21, 2015

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SOURCE: Head won't move far enough to the left to get cartridges out

seems a case of carriage jam n needs servicing..
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also chance of defective/faulty photo/opto-coupler 'sensor(s)'..the diodes and resistors in dis section..
always better to hv professional supervision, contact ur system admin/vendor....

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