asked Dec 4, 2003 at 4:20am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 660

Epson 660, New Print Head + Epson Cartridges - No

Hi folks,

Just installed new Print Head and new Epson cartridges into my Epson 660 because the quality had degraded, but now I can't get any print out at all, even though the print carriage is moving as if it was printing.

Have tried cleaning several times now, but to no avail.

Anyone any ideas?

ae1...FIRST: Be sure that you have the correct Printhead Assembly, #F059000 installed in your "660 Printer. An Epson Stylus Color "670" uses a different Printhead assembly, #F077000...SECOND: Check to make sure that the Ribbon Cable is fully installed into the Printhead Assembly and that the other end is seated properly into the Main Board Assembly. If the cable is ok, then its possible that no electrical signals are getting to the Printhead Assembly, from the Main Board Assembly. You may have either a bad/failing Printhead Assembly, Main Board Assembly or even the Ribbon Cable...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 4, 2003 at 9:59am Add comment
ae1...FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION: I checked and you will need to try and find a Service Manual to buy for your printer, to use to perform several different adjustments that are REQUIRED, after replacing the Printhead Assembly. You need to perform: head voltage I.D. input/setting; printhead angle adjustment; initial ink charge; bi-directional adjustment...EXAMPLE: Head I.D. enables you to write printhead voltage I.D. into the specific address of the EEPROM Chip. This operation is considered the most important to maintain proper ink discharge system...Sorry for the bad news! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 4, 2003 at 1:17pm Add comment
Just in case you want the service program here's the link to it http://www.2manuals.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_56_50&products_id=204

And the service manual here http://www.2manuals.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_18_39&products_id=134.

As Denny stated you will need to set the head voltage for your new print head. The service program will allow you to do this.

The program and manual are not expensive but will show you all the adjustments that are needed. Without proper adjustments you printer will not perform properly.

I hope this helps.

by unknown on Dec 4, 2003 at 9:21pm Add comment
Thanks for the help you guys.

Much appreciated.

Best regards,
by unknown on Dec 8, 2003 at 7:04am Add comment
Can anyone tell me where I can locate replacement print as I damaged mine foolishly while tring to clean printer and printhead assy. I damaged ribbon on print head now it only gives me a few drops of ink and no pattern control
by Chris on Jan 31, 2004 at 11:36am Add comment
You can try Compassmicro or National Parts. Compassmicro is at http://www.compassmicro.com/home.cfm and here is National Parts http://www.nationalparts.com/

I hope this info helps you.

by unknown on Jan 31, 2004 at 6:24pm Add comment
Chris: You can also call the "Epson Sales & Service Center Locator" at 1-800-922-8911 [press 1, then 2] and they can help you locate the nearest Epson Authorized Service Dealer in your area, where you can order parts from...For Exploded Diagrams of most Epson Printers, by Compass Micro Inc, as well as part ordering thru them, go to " http://www.compassmicro.com/parts.cfm "...You can also go on-line to Epson @ " http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SupportContacts.jsp?BV_UseB VCookie=yes " and see available contacts for replacement parts ordering and technical support phone numbers...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Feb 2, 2004 at 10:53am Add comment
Denny: Thank you all for the help and info, I did try a last ditch efford to fix it my self with limited results, I refused the ribbon going to the printhead circuit board with a clean tip from my weller soldering station which gained me some image but I will have to replace the printhead or printer which may give me the most for my money. once again thank you all for the help

Chris Clark
by unknown on Feb 2, 2004 at 4:50pm Add comment