Installing my printer on computer without the disc
I need to install my epson stylus cx4600 ink jet printer on to my computer which is a Dell Dimension 2200, I lost the originial disc that came with the printer when I moved, the computer keeps asking for a model that is compairable to the cx4600, I need help on installing my printer, I dont want to buy a new printer I only used this one maybe 10 times its still new
If they do not have the ISO you should still be able to download the driver from the Epson support web site, but they may not have the original software extra's that were on the disk. I know for instance you can no longer get Epson PrintCD via legitimate methods only by asking other people to copy it for you - which of course is naughty and we don't condone such things!!
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For software click on Drivers & Downloads. You need to select your operating system.
NOTE: You need to download the printer driver and the Twain driver. Installl the printer driver first, then the Twain driver before connecting the printer to your computer. Click on the little + signs next to the software headings for special instructions.
You can also obtain manuals from the support link above. In fact I would bookmark that site for future reference.
I don't know if this will work on an Epson, but it does on Cannon. The pads on the cartridges or the ink jets in the printer head may be cloged with dry ink. Get some Q-tips and rubbing alcohol (water is a poor substitute). Take out the ink cartridges and touch the pad on the bottom with a Q-tip (one for each color). If there is color the cartridge pad is OK. Take a fresh Q-tip dip it in rubbing alcohol and GENTLY rub the little holes on the bottom of the plastic box the cartridges go in. Thse are the print head jets. You should see color. You may need to clean it a couple of times if the ink has dried down into the jets. It is OK to have the Q-tip pretty wet, but not dripping.
Then you go through the click on your computer which should be pictured. You will then be instructed to download the driver for your computer. You should also find application downloads and instructions on using your printer.
The same thing happened to me a few months ago. I have a Dell A940 all-in-one and had cracked the original installation cd. I went to Dell's Official Website and found what I needed.
The Stylus CX 4600 gets its jets clogged easily when you don't use it every day or so. Cycle through several times of cleaning the jets and printing the results, until it comes out right. I have had to do this as many as 6 times to get the test print to have no gaps, but eventually, it will always work if you clean them enough.
I have also had new cartridges report empty. I called the aftermarket source where I got them, and they had me return the cartidge for a free replacement. The replacement worked. Sometimes, paying 20% of the Epson cartridge price gets me junk cartridges.
Jets are clogged
Needs deep clean.
1st try -www,ssclg.com
The Epson utility. Run the program- select your model- right click on the icon on the bottom task bar.
2nd Take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com.
3rd make your own cleaning tool as here