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asked Dec 9, 2003 at 5:26am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 660

Epson 660 colour refuses to print

Hi all,

I do have a Epson Stylus Color 660 printer and it worked excellent for me the last years. After changing the black ink (it was empty), the printer refuses to print coloured - but it prints black now. There's no error message on the epson software and the colour-ink cartridge is nearly filled according to the epson printer software. I cleaned the printer-heads several times but it didn't change the result.

Could anyone give me a suggestion what to do?

TIA,
osty
I have a epson stylus C60. Printer on, but signal does not go from computer to printer. Daughter was trying to print address labels. Must have hit some setting that delays the printing. Seems to be on pause. Was working fine before. Can you tell me how to fix problem? Appreciate it. Thanks
by unknown on Dec 9, 2003 at 6:00am Add comment
Osty: Its possible that either your colored cartridge is empty, defective, the Printhead Assembly is clogged, or you have a HARDWARE PROBLEM [parts problem]. Just to let you know, I do not work for "fixyourownprinter.com" or even "Epson Company". 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. The KIT is around $10.00 plus shipping and it includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution. Epson fluid is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you use Epson inks. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again. The "nozzles" inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force. Damage can even occur when you are using the printhead cleaning kit method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle...TECH NOTE: One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair...The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a couple of days, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to disolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never disolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the printhead assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the small Epson Ink Jet style printers...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 9, 2003 at 10:15am Add comment
Osty...FOLLOW-UP TO FIRST MESSAGE: Check your e-mail for some additional info that I sent you...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 9, 2003 at 10:17am Add comment
C.W.Kale...TO SEE IF YOUR PRINTER IS ACTUALLY ON "PAUSE": Double-click [dbl-clk] on MY COMPUTER; dbl-clk on CONTROL PANEL; dbl-clk on PRINTERS; dbl-clk on "EPSON Stylus C60 Series"; after next utility opens up, put your mouses pointer on the word "Printer" near the top left corner and click once. The first line in the scroll box that opens, is PAUSE PRINTING. If there is a black check mark in front of the word Pause Printing, then your printer is actually PAUSED. To un-pause, simply click-on the words Pause Printing and the black check mark will go off. Your printer will no longer be PAUSED, if it actually was...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 9, 2003 at 10:55am Add comment