asked Dec 16, 2003 at 5:00pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

HELP..Epson Stylus color 600,wont print nothing

Subject pretty much says it, printer hasn't been hooked up or used for awhile, boought a new black cartridge & it still won't print nothing...salesman at staples said to put a warm rag on the printhead to try to free up dried ink? Everything else works like its printing but nothin goes on the paper....HELP
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by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2003 at 5:12pm Add comment
Scott: Normally that would indicate that your black printhead assembly and quite possibly even the color printhead assembly, are probably CLOGGED. 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 were using Epson inks. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again. Check for an e-mail from me, with some other information..."WES" HAS SUPPLIED A LINK THAT MIGHT ALSO HELP: If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning try this link. http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 16, 2003 at 5:17pm Add comment
Thanx Denny & anonymous 4 the quick replies
by unknown on Dec 16, 2003 at 5:19pm Add comment
One more ?, is that miracle cleaning solution gonna work? Just confirmed with my girlfriend this thing hasn't been hooked upp for over two years? anybody know if there is a snowballs chance in hell that its gonna work, or should i just scrap it!
by unknown on Dec 21, 2003 at 2:42pm Add comment
The Epson print head cleaning will unclog the print heads. It will take a while for it to unclog a old clog. You will probably need to let it sit over night.

Naturally if the problem is a bad print head the cleaning kit can't fix that but it does work on clogged print heads even if they have been sitting for a long time.

Another thing you should do is make sure the carriage glide shaft has been cleaned and oiled or you might have problems printing. You can clean the glide shaft wirh a little alcohol on a damp lint free cloth then oil it with a light oil like 3 in one, Break free or sewing machine oil. (WD-40 is too light and will need to be reapplied often)

I hope this helps.

by unknown on Dec 21, 2003 at 2:55pm Add comment
Scott: Its the only real shot you have, outside of repacing the printhead assembly and you can usually buy a new printer cheaper. Unfortunatly, in my experiences, your chances of being able to unclog the nozzles in a printer that has set for over one year are not usually that good, but I have done it successfully before...IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "PRINTHEAD CLEANING KIT", JUST REMEMBER: 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. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the Nozzle Assembly and then it will never work again. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. 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 day or two, 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...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 22, 2003 at 10:44am Add comment
Thanx guys
by unknown on Dec 23, 2003 at 6:41am Add comment
feraxis...Just to let you know: Nothing was printed out on your posted message, so we don't actually what help you needed, or what your question was. So you will need to repost your message again...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Mar 28, 2005 at 2:45pm Add comment