Question about Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Has new cartridges. Goes thru "motions" of printing, i.e. carriage or head moves as though it is printing but no print on paper. Communicates with computer. Something blocked or dirty? Can it be cleaned?
The CX series printers use a pigment based ink, and if it dries it frms a semi hard gooy substance on the printer ink input pins.
Sometimes after the insertion of new cartridges (Ensuring the yello tab is removed) and letting them sit overnight (to soften the ink blob) and running several cleaning cycles can unblock the ink "jam". Note: Epsons printer head need ink to cool them when printing (Sort of like oil in a car) so don;t try to print withot having ink flowing to the heads. It can also ruin the print head by overheating.
If all else fails there are several companies that sell inkjet cleaning solution. You may need a couple of cartridges to flush blocked jets but if will most likey work if the print head is still functional.
Otherwise, the technican is correct, you may need to purchase a new printer.
Note; For the future... Never let the ink run out of any cartridge without immediately replacing the cartridge. Never remove an empty cartridge without replacing it immediately.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
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