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I have solved this problem on my sx515w. I hadn't used the printer for a while and when I did after about 3 months the black wouldn't print. Even after trying several different new cartridges, driver reinstals, updates, automatic head cleaning operations..... It turned out that the printer head had ink dried onto it due to lack of use.
What you need to do is to drop a few drops of nail polish remover (yes as in Acetone solution) on to the foam cleaning dock, located to the far right of the printer rail. When the printer is resting, the ink jet module covers the dock. TO expose the dock, set the printer to the 'clean head' operation and the ink jet module will go to the far left, when this happens pull the power cord out so it stays out of the way (don't worry the printer will reset fine afterwards).So now the module is out of the way drop in some cleaing fluid on to the sponge dock. Then you are ready to run the automatic clean head operation at least 20 times. Do a test print each time until full print quality is resumed.
Oh and it is worth cleaning the sponge dock with tissue as it gets heavily soiled with ink (using the 'clean head' - turn off half way operation just described above). Remeber to replenish the nail polish remover. This should sort it.
on Dec 31, 2018
-Clean the electrical contacts on the printer where the cartridge connects with alcohol. After it dries clean the same contacts with a regular pink, non-abrasive pencil eraser making sure you remove all the debris when done.
-Its also possible there is an air bubble preventing the flow of ink. You can try inserting a full cartridge of ink in the printer and letting it sit overnight then running a nozzle clean job or two. Another alternative if you have a syringe you may want to try gently forcing ink into it. If you?re really desperate you can try drilling a small hole into the cartridge to give gravity feeding a hand. BE WARNED the air hole will let ink flow pretty well and you run the chance of making a mess. Before you pull the cartridge out of the printer make sure you cover the hole with tape so the ink doesn?t make even more mess.
-Check the cartridge alignment making sure the contacts are mating to the printer.
-If it still doesn?t work I would try cleaning your nozzles. Even though I doubt you have clogged nozzles its worth a try because of the following:
If you search the Internet you?ll find that this specific model is know for failing to print some or all colors after about 1 ½ to 2 years of use, even with Epson inks. Most of the posts I?ve seen blame it on clogged nozzles but I suspect a good number of them, like yours, have another explanation for their failure. Ink jet printers use resistors to create heat to create a bubble in the ink to eject it out of the nozzle (Bubble jet) or in the case of Epson, vibrating crystals push ink into and out of the nozzles (piezoelectric).
We?ve already cleaned the electrical contacts and cleaned the nozzles so what remain are defective nozzles, short between the nozzle and the controller board or a defective controller board. Since the printer is only worth 1 or 2 hundred dollars repairs at a shop or buying these repair parts can easily exceed ½ its cost.
Hope something here works for you, I just recently had to toss a great printer too. Let us know what happens and please don?t forget to rate the posting.
on Jun 24, 2018
Refilling can be messy. Some printers will not register ink levels unless they are provided by that company. Using less expensive carts from most resellers will work when NEW. Some carts have a small electronic switch that tells the printer its ok to use, and some remain open and will not talk to the printer even if they are full. The Government filed a suite against printer mfg. to stop them from making their printers utilize proprietary ink carts. Thus you can use any available cartridges you wish. The only problem, the printer may not tell you the ink levels.
on Feb 19, 2018
...I figured it out for my printer today... just got new ink, had the same problem, saw these posts getting me nowhere, so I figured ok the ink cartridge is fine... so what else is between that and the paper. I decided to go out on a limb and get a paper towel and clean off the little plastic nubbin that's inside the printer (the part that sticks into the cartridge, sticking out from where you place the ink) and it printed completely perfectly after that.
on Apr 05, 2017
I hate to state the obvious, but how long has it been since you've changed the ink cartridges on the printer. If you have done both the nozzle cleaning and print head alignment and nothing appeared on the paper, I don't know what else it could be.
This following suggestion is very rare - if you recently replaced the cartridges and your printer hasn't printed since then, it is possible that you installed them incorrectly; OR perhaps you left the head protector tape on the cartridge. But then it wouldn't "see" the cartridge.
In the "rare" situations, you should try to remove and replace the cartridges to assure that they are properly installed.
on Mar 06, 2015
The RX620 may require you to press the "Stop", "B&W", and "Power" buttons all at the same time
on Feb 06, 2015
just via the menu bar on your screen from your printer, delete tasks or the menu bar direct on your printer , search here http://www.manualslib.com/manual/236993/Epson-Stylus-Cx6600.html?page=8#manual. greets richard
on Dec 05, 2014
In addition to searching for the Model number of your printer, try adding the P/N (part number) which is usually found on the bottom of the printer. I have found that some models of printers can have different drivers especially when they have been manufactured a couple of years apart. When I searched for your printers driver, I came up with a file very similar to yours except that it was called epson12167.exe. Here is the link to that file. I hope it makes the difference:
Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Print Engine with UltraChrome Ink
on Oct 19, 2014
You can scan original documents and photos and save them as files on your
computer using the Epson Scan software. You can also launch Epson Scan from
any TWAIN-compliant application, such as Adobe Photoshop
1. Open the document cover and place your original face-down on the scanner
glass, in the front right corner, as shown on page 9.
2. Close the cover gently so you don't move the original.
3. Do one of the following to start Epson Scan:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on your desktop.
Double-click EPSON Scan in the Applications folder.
If you are scanning from an application, start your application. Then
open the File menu, choose Import or Acquire, and select your Epson
Select Full Auto Mode as the Mode setting
in the upper right corner. (If you are in
Home, Office, or Professional Mode, you see
a different Epson Scan window.)
5. If you want to restore faded color in a photo
or make other corrections, click Customize.
Then follow the instructions in the next
6. Click the Scan button. The image is scanned
and you see its icon in Windows Explorer or
on May 01, 2014
By now you have probably figured out that it isn't going to work again. Unfortunately with all epsons and other printers where the printhead is not on the cartridge if you let them sit for an extended time the ink dys up in the printhead and if 3 or 4 cleanings does not make it work it is not likely to ever work again.. My advise is to buy a printer where there are only 2 cartridges (1 black and 1 tricolor) make sure these have the printhead on the cartridge and then if they dry up in the printhead and can't be cleaned by your local cartridge refiller then the worst that can happen is you have to replace the cartridges and not the whole printer. Alternative to that buy a laser printer where the toner cartridges never dry up.
on Mar 22, 2014
this may help...
Check that all the access doors and compartments are closed correctly.
Check paper isn't jammed.
Take out the all the ink cartilages and reset them in correctly
Make sure the rollers are set in place correctly, (if there removable)
Hope this helps a bit
on Feb 09, 2014
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