DLM

asked Jul 31, 2005 at 6:35pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

Epson Stylus Color 600

Please help me! After going through 2&1/2 bottles of head cleaning solution, all three nozzles seemed to be clear. The fluid was flowing with no resistance. I installed new Epson cartridges and followed the instructions that came with the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution Plus. When I ran the nozzle check and when I tried to print a page of text, the paper feed, head movement and lights appeared to be functioning normally but the paper was completely BLANK. The instructions said, after reinstalling the cartridges, "Let it stand for several hours." I let the cartridge assembly stand in the same position that is used to open it and install the cartridges. Should it have been in the far right position? What do I do now?
DLM: Unfortunatly, if that cleaning solution flows thru those print head nozzles easily [no resistance], then you know that assembly is not actually clogged. That only leaves a failing print head assembly, or some other related hardware/part failure....Its probably to late to give you this info now, but at least you might understand what could have happened. The nozzles inside the print head 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 print head 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...When the actual "Epson Cleaning Solution" does not 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 print head 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 print head assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Print Head Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Print Head Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Just to let you know: There is a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color 600 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . That manual may be of some help in trying to troubleshoot your printers problem...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Aug 11, 2005 at 1:45pm Add comment