asked Oct 26, 2004 at 7:45pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

Epson Sytlus Color 600

Hey there... I bought the cleaning solution to fix my printer (no black coming out at all (not a single nozzle), but colour side was fine)and tried to follow the instructions as closely as possible.
I tried the first method with no luck and when I tried the second method, I pushed a little, felt some resistance, then it gave way. There was some black ink coming through onto the paper towel underneath. I'm still not having a single black nozzle firing. You mention in prior emails electrical problems or pump problems. Could either of those be the case here? Even if only some of the nozzles are damaged, I would think I'd see at least some black ink.
Got a bad feeling about this... I figured I could probably get this going and I already bought the ink! Dooh!! :)
Sometimes the solution works quickly and sometimes it works very slow. It just depends on the clog. I would try warming the solution (it will get cloudy when it gets warm enough) and inject the solution again. Let it sit over night or better yet let it sit for a few days.

Then inject a little more then try the printer again. Keep in mind that most clogs develope slowly so it can take several tries to clear the clog.

But you my have a bad print head or main board problem.

I hope this helps,

by unknown on Oct 26, 2004 at 10:48pm Add comment
jus askin' about epson stylus c41sx printer software. i lost the cd installer. if you dont mind, i would be glad to hear about patches or links to the sofware installer. tnx
by unknown on Oct 26, 2004 at 11:12pm Add comment
You can get the drivers from here www.epson.com Just follow the prompts.

I hope this helps,

by unknown on Oct 26, 2004 at 11:17pm Add comment
Wes, Are you aware of any place I can download a Windows XP driver for the Epson Color 600. Thanks. - Anonymous
I'm in India, and i want to know which solvent to use to unclog the nozzles.
Can u plz give me the details about the process too?
by unknown on Jan 28, 2005 at 9:27am Add comment
India guy: just peddle Windex on your eBay storefront and be sure to use lots of capitol letters and colors, and have lots of bad information. No one there will know the difference anyway. HTH, HAND.
by unknown on Jan 28, 2005 at 9:41am Add comment
Kill: It's of course possible, that you may even have an actual hardware/parts problem [failing Printhead Assembly or Main Board Assembly], but normally the most common problem is clogging of the Printhead Nozzles, especially if you were actually using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges. You might want to try using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution, available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson , but it will only help, if there is an actual clogged printhead assembly. When it opens, click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" thats listed for your particular printer. The Epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. It was basically designed by Epson Company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The "nozzles" inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution 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. 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 dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, 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 smaller Epson Ink Jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The printhead assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Printhead Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Printhead Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Jan 31, 2005 at 11:20am Add comment
Wes, Are you aware of any place I can download a Windows XP driver for the Epson Stylus Color 600. *I made an error maybe leading reference to the Epson 600(workforce).*
by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2010 at 11:47am Add comment
The NT drivers will usually work.
by unknown on Mar 30, 2010 at 12:01pm Add comment