Thank you for all your help, those who posted. Any ideas and I’ll try to avoid doing it again. I have in the past said nothing but good things about the machine — even recommending the product to family members and friends. In use As you would expect from a multifunction device, there are several ways that you can use it. The cap assembly can’t clean the print head if the tube is detached. Learn more – opens in new window or tab.

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I hope this helps, Wes Same thing with my customer! Let’s start with its use as a peripheral to your PC. I figured that there would be no harm done in removing it so have soaked a lot up using cotton buds – needed over 20 just to make an impression.

I recommend that you do a general search on the “fixyourownprinter. Let us know if you get it ed – Dr Ed.

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At any rate, have a Happy New Year Have we recognised your operating system correctly? As the CX hasfour separate ink cartridges you can see the exact ink levels for each cartridge, making replacements cheaper.

I took out the black cartridge and used a Q tip dipped in pinter juice just to clean around the part where the tube fits on and picked up a lot of half dry ink there, so probably worth doing. Find out what sets our inks apart from the competition. Sometimes you may need to leave a syringe installed for several days, to try and dissolve a possibly bad clog or clogs.


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Its even possible that you may have a possibly bad or failing magenta ink cartridge and may need to change it, to see if that helps or not. Its basically turned into a disposable world anymore, especially with small inexpensive ink jet printers.

Sign in for checkout Check out as guest. If you clamp on closer to the end, it will flatten the end and prevent attachment.

Make offer – Loading If those previously listed disassembly instructions [pages] don’t help you enough, you may need to try and find an actual Service Manual to buy for reference, disassembly, servicing and troubleshooting. Anyway, put a wad of towel in then and it came away filthy. It is full with ink and none of lrinter Nozzle check, head cleaningprint head alignment test seems to help.

You said that you installed a new ink cartridge, but you did not say if you are actually using New-Epson Ink Cartridges, or that you are using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges [Generic or Third-Party cartridges]. The gentleman said at the end of the call that the print heads were an integral part of the printer and that repair would cost more than the purchase of a new one. Cheers Denny, and best regards, John. Not signed in yet? Cx55200 in Not signed in yet?

Review: Epson CX printer/copier/scanner

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. My printer is working now, and all it took was a bit of poking around.


You did not say if both black and colors print poorly. 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. Now the crunch I have 7 days before I emigrate – I was planning on taking the CX with me – it would travel as cargo by ship.

Of course they also cost more, so you paid pritner that quality. Unfortunatly, that would require a lot of in-depth disassembly just to check it out and see if those hoses were clogged or even off somewhere else.

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The easy photo fix feature of the Epson Stylus CX makes it possible to restore faded color photos to their original brilliance. Under the ink tray there is a clear rubber tube that apparently sucks the ink to the roller. The Durabrite ink is excellent for photos and with single cartridges the cost of ink is lower than some other brands. With a printing speed of printfr to 22 ppm in black text, 11 ppm color and 16 cpm in black, this Epson InkJet Printer increases your productivity.

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