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Espson Stylus CX4600

When I attempt to change the ink cartridge the carrier always return to the orginal postion on the far right. This makes it physical impossible to remove the old cartridge.

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Re: Espson Stylus CX4600

Hi, Not that sure with your particular model, but pls how are you engaging the change ink cartridge mode, button on the printer or via the printer utility? If you are using the printer button, you may be double switching or the switch is bouncing. You may want to try using the Printer Utility function. Click on Start, Printer and Faxes, right click on your Epson CX4600, click on Properties, Printing Preferences, Maintenance, Ink Cartridge Replacement icon, Next, Next > follow on screen instructions. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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