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Epson cx4600printer was in storage for 60days&no print on page

Epson cx4600printer was in storage for 60days started using it again after installing new ink cartridges it sounds like its working but nothing is on page color &blackinks are full

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Ok... the problem is simply that your inkjet nozzles are all clogged from being stored and left unused for so long (presumably it's hot there too which promotes drying out, etc..).

The best way to resolve this is to use a compatible inkjet ink cleaning solution to help break down the clog as follows:

  1. Put the printhead into a cartridge exchange/change position then pull the power lead out of the back of the printer (This leaves the printhead free to move - not locked in the parked position)
  2. Move the printhead out of the way, over to the left side of the printer.
  3. Get your solution in a syringe and carefully soak the parking pad area (the part that the printhead rests on) in the solution until it forms a puddle.
  4. Move the printhead back into the parked position (over the pad to the right) and leave for 24 hours.
This allows the solution to wick up into the printhead nozzles, breaking down the hardened ink clog until it's back into solution. Once your 24 hours is up.
  1. Turn the printer back on and put it through a cleaning routine (if it doesn't do one automatically).
  2. Run a single nozzle check to see how the jets are firing.
  3. Even if there are a few nozzles missing, allow the printer to sit for 30 minutes to allow the ink and nozzles to settle
  4. Try running a new nozzle check and see if you have a full pattern now.

If after all that you still have absolutely no nozzles printing then chances are you may not get it working (or you're using something other than a proper cleaning solution)... If you're finding the nozzles are starting to work it's worth repeating from the beginning.

You may also find that instead of soaking the pad to create a puddle, that it's better to soak a small pad of paper kitchen towel in the solution and place this over the parking pad before moving the printhead back into position. This sometimes "delivers" the solution to the nozzles more effectively by capillary action.

In terms of suitable solutions... the old Windex solution (with ammonia) is recommended by many although personally I've purchased my cleaning solution from my ink supplier as it's formulated to work with the inks I use.

Hope that helps..


Posted on Jul 15, 2009


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