Black LCD continued.
In fact, the Epson Stylus Photo RX600 appears to be notorious for the LCD burning out! If you go to the Epson Website, they list 3 parts dealers (in February 2007). 2 of 3 of them do not appear to list the LCD screen for replacement. The website of the 3rd one is down. I may call them on Monday.
MEANWHILE-- Sooner or later you will want to change your ink cartridges. Here's how to get the cartridge holder to move:
1) Turn off the printer, then turn it on again.
Wait until the lights stop blinking.
2) Press the [Setup] button. It should light up.
3) Press the DOWN ARROW 4 times (It is the down part of the concave circular button immediately to the right of the burned out screen).
4) Press the [OK] button TWO TIMES.
If you are successful, the printer should buzz briefly. When you open the top, the ink holder should have moved to its "load/reload" position, and you can then change the ink cartridges.
Other things to try:
After unplugging the printer, I was able to remove the LCD screen with an assortment of flat head screwdrivers and phillips head screwdrivers. The LCD screen itself is in a metal holder, and plugs into a small circuit board, so it could be replaced if any of us can find a new one. It may also be possible to buy a surplus compatible LCD screen, and just plug it in. If it works, the new screen could be taped to the front of the printer, even if it doesn't fit into the manufacturer's hole...
Some of you (who have the same mixture of tool skills, boldness, and stupidity as me!) will have the tools and the know-how to remove the dead screen. See if you can find it at an electronics parts supplier The serial number in mine was 0396563 -- If you can find a replacement, post who, where, how much and what.
If you don't have the skills or the tools, don't try it. There is too much delicate stuff that can easily be broken on the way in... Just get another one-- Or maybe a Hewlett Packard next time around :-)
on Jul 21, 2014