Andy

asked Aug 12, 2003 at 1:15pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 660

Epson 660

Hi,
Can anyone tell me if there is a proceedure to reposition the print head carriage on the Epson 660? At the moment the thing hits the exteme left hand end of the case when it tries to print.
Thanks in advance.
Andy: 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], but more likely that your "carriage assembly" is just DRY and or DIRTY...IF YOU ARE GETTING "GRINDING TYPE NOISES", OR "RATCHETING TYPE NOISES", POSSIBLE "PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY" SLAMMING OR CRASHING & WHAT APPEARS TO BE MISFEEDING PROBLEMS: I would recommend cleaning and lubing your printers "carriage assy", as this area causes most noise problems and the resulting strange problems. Even if this turned out not to be your problem, this area would probably have needed the cleaning and lubing in the near future anyway. If you look inside your printer and you can see a lot of dust/dirt/hair/lint/etc, its a good chance the noise and or problem is coming from the carriage assyembly...AN EASY AND QUICK TESTS TO CHECK YOUR CARRIAGE ASSY: Take a white rag and carefully rub the front side of the long, round carriage shaft/rod/bar. This is the shaft that passes thru the "print head assy"/"print cartridge holder assy". This shaft is metal, looks like chrome and when not dirty, looks shiney. After you clean off the front of this shaft with a white rag, look at the rag. If it has a blackish/greasy look on it, then the carriage assy is probably dirty and should be cleaned and lubed...I will e-mail you some general information on that area, in case you want to do the cleaning and lubrication...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Aug 13, 2003 at 10:03am Add comment