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After replacing the black ink nothing prints

I recently replaced the Black ink cartridge in my CX6600. Now nothing will print. I did a nozzle check, nothing but a blank page came out. It acts likes its printing, the paper feeds thru and everything inside moves like its printing but, all I get are blank pages. I've performed the head cleaning SEVERAL times then do another nozzle check...still no improvement. Now when I check the ink levels it says the black ink is low! I just replaced it! My other ink levels are please.

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    Yes I have the same problem changed both cartridges because it was saying repace them noe nothing is printing

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    My 1 1/2 year old CX6600 began having printing problems about 2 months ago. I ran the Head Cleaning option and this seemed to work for a couple of days. I began having poor print quality again and have been performing Head Cleanings about twice a week until yesterday. Yesterday the printer started printing blank pages. I then received a message stating my Magenta and Yellow cartridges were low. This seemed odd as they were replaced about three weeks ago and had little use since that time. However, I replaced both, but still had no ink on the printed pages. I then ran another Head Cleaning and received a message that my black cartridge needed to be replaced. I just replaced this cartridge two weeks ago and have not printed two pages on the black cartridge since that time. Not sure what to do at this point, but definitely know I will never buy another Epson product.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    I just refilled my black ink and eveytime i do a test print nothing appears to come on the paper!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    My CX6600 is about 2 years old and I just started having the same issue as well. Of course, it happened on a Sunday when the tech support lines are closed! I am glad I had a backup printer! Everything was fine until I replaced the Black cartridge that was really low. After that I cannot get any black printing at all, except for occassional smudges. I have tried all of the head cleaning and cartridge replacement (shaking all the way!) that I can without success. I will try loading a new driver, but I will be surprised if that helps. The printer has worked pretty well for us, but after this experience, I will have to think twice about Epson.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    It is nice to see that I´m not the only one having this problem. I just have the above decribed problems with my magenta ink... and nobody has a solution!

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    My cx6600 is also not printing. Changed the black cartridge
    Display says
    Press color button
    and when I do, it just spits out a blank page each time.
    Will not copy in colour or blackwhite. HELP please.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    How did you all solve this? I have an Epson(different model) that was working FINE until I changed the cartridge. Now blank pages come out. I cleaned everything known to man in there. I have the black inked, chemically raw hands to prove it.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Printing is faint. When I do a nozzle check, there is no black ink section at all

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    always show ink blak level low



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Hello, I am having the same problem and have done extensive research to find out that with this exact problem you have mentioned, you must clean the printer head, nozzles, and waste ink tube. the process is a bit long and needs patience. You will have to take the print head assembly out of the sliding caddle and put it in a glass of rubbing alcohol to disolve the dryed ink within the printer head assembly. it is held in with a silver metal plate that runs across the assembly and screws to the sliding carriage. be carefull to remove the black clip on the right of the carriage to take it out. note to be careful to not pull the white info lines of the head. leave it in the glass overnight and also clean the tube that runs under the waste pad station and clean the clear waste tube as well. ....Good luck

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Before taking out a new ink cartridge from its package, shake it four to five times. Are you sure you have the proper ink replacement cartridge.The following Epson ink cartridges should be used in your device: * Black: T0431 (high capacity cartridge) or T0441 (standard capacity cartridge) * Cyan: T0442 * Magenta: T0443 * Yellow: T0444 How did you discover the ink was low? Did the machine prompt you or was the printer not printing properly? The other colors should blend together to give you atleast some form of black. If the printer alerted you to change the cartridge...Go back through the procedure to install a new cartrige. Follow the steps below to replace ink cartridges. Make sure the CX6600 is on. When the ink is empty: Refer to the LCD panel message to see which ink cartridge is empty, then press the Color button. When the ink is low: Press the Setup Mode button to enter the Setup Mode and press the A button repeatedly until 5.Ink cartridge appears on the LCD panel, then press the Color button. The ink cartridges move to the replacement position. Make sure that the document cover is closed, then open the scanner unit. Open the cartridge cover. Pinch the sides of the ink cartridge that you want to replace. Lift the cartridge out of the CX6600. reinstall the same cartridge. (Try shaking it a few times again) If none of the above works uninstall the printer. Download the newest drivers from epson and the should straighten it out. Good Luck. Tim

Posted on Feb 21, 2007


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