asked Jun 19, 2003 at 9:26am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

epson stylus 600 printer head

My epson stylus 600 has been working O.K. My son was doing some media work and I suspect he used paper with glue in it wich had not dried completely. I think the printer head assembly needs to be removed for cleaning but I do not know how to go about it.Or can I clean it without removing it.Please help
Run the Epson print head cleaning program and print a check sheet. If one or two nozzles are dead keep cleaning. If you can't seem to get those nozzles to open up, try cleaning the rubber wiper on the right side of the printer, and the rubber caps and anywhere else the print head stops with damp q-tips followed by dry q-tips (do not spill water on any electronics). If a whole color is missing or nothing prints, change the ink.
by TJ on Jun 19, 2003 at 9:49am Add comment
H.S.: As an "Epson Authorized Service Dealer", there's only so much information and help that I can legally give. There's of course no way for me to actually know whats wrong with your printer. It's possible that you may even have an actual HARDWARE PROBLEM [parts problem], or the printhead nozzles may just be clogged. If you are using Epson Ink Cartridges, you may still be able to open or clean the printhead nozzles. If you are using non-Epson ink cartridges, or refilled cartridges, your chances are considerably less... You should never remove an Epson "printhead assembly" from the printer for cleaning, only to replace it. If you remove it and clean it, it's possible that you will damage it and or get the factory settings on the printhead assembly off and it may never work again...You might want to try using the "printhead cleaning kit", available through the home page on "fixyourownprinter.com" and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again. Its around $10.00 and includes a syringe and the RED Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is the best cleaning fluid to use, by far. This fluid is capable of disolving most clogs, especially if you use Epson inks. If it does not work, then its generally time to replace the printhead or the printer...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Jun 19, 2003 at 11:40am Add comment
I changed my printer cartridges in a printer (stylus 600 color) that sat for quite a long time the printer printed only yellow and red and black I tried the cleaner program many times with no success. so I took the ink cartridges out and dripped some cleaner solvant on the intakes for the differant colors and now I only get parts of the black printout I am afraid I need to replace the printer heads if so. How would I go about removing the heads and replace with new. Or could I remove it and clean it? any help would be appreciate any advice.
I know these systems are quite delicate and may need corect settings I am very mechanically inclind and think i can do the job I just spent $50.00 on the ink and before i throw it all I would like to try to do it myself as I have no money to pay for repairs I cant work and it is so close to christmas and we have had no snow to shovel.

Thanks for any help
anyone can give

David Eberley
by unknown on Dec 20, 2006 at 7:25am Add comment
Hi David,
This might give some clues. http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/epson.html
Cheers, JaX
by WaveGuide on Dec 20, 2006 at 9:12am Add comment
I have been working on getting my old Color 640 up and running as a spare printer with some success from multiple cleans which have restored the red and blue colors to normal working and black is almost normal but I can't get any sign of the yellow yet.

Does this sound familiar to anyone and if so are the cleaner fluids likely to be the only answer. One problem I have is getting the cartridge out to attempt to clean as the printer will only allow me access to the cartridge when it is flashing "low ink". Is there a way round this too?

Thanks for reading this far - any ideas?
by barryanita on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:56am Add comment