The purge tube is still connected but all of a sudden – lots of gunk in the small white tray above the tube The scanner is also intelligent enough to stop scanning at the edge of the document. My first time on the forum and I had not registered, so thanks for getting back to me. It seems to happen most of the time, just by simply repacing the ink cartridges, as normal. Explain a little better just what that printing problem actually is. It seems like its almost cheaper to buy another inexpensive printer, rather than even replacing the ink cartridges in the one you own. 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.

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Based on the latest inkjet and scanner technology, the Epson Stylus CX benefits from DURABrite inks, separate ink cartridges and high speed, high resolution printing and scanning. Fourth and hardest, I got a locking curved clamp onto both the clear tube and second one onto the white plastic nipple.

I spoke to Epson tech support but that was useless. Before you actually use the syringes and Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, you might want to clean the underside area of prunter printhead assembly, dx5200 to first eliminate that area.

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Following incredible trouble free, precise quality, occasional printing for just under 18 months my Epson Stylus has decided to malfunction. Like a lot of other guys and gals out there I had just about given up and was thinking of moving to the Brother DCPC which has a fax modem built into the all in one. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department.


I recommend that you do a general search on the “fixyourownprinter. I took out the black cartridge and used a Q tip dipped in the 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. Other than that, you would probably need to try and locate an actual Service Manual, to buy and download for reference printet disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing.

Remember to avoid using too much pressure on the plunger of the syringe, as that can damage the tiny nozzles I’m sorry, but I cn’t help you with that edge to edge printing problem, because thats normally a software related problem, such as a setting in that software and I don’t actually work on the computer related problems.

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It has highspeed standalone colour copying capability, with no prjnter to power up your PC for high quality, fast, colour copies. Two things are for sure: 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. I hope this helps, Wes Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode. If Epson Company is replacing out-of-warranty printers, then I would have to say that it seems like they are recognizing that maybe they have a problem I cleaned the hoses with simple green prior to bonding them inside and out.

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Even then, Epson Company does not even allow their dealers to work on those models under warranty. There are 1 items available. Using Win98SE operating system and don’t know what to do next?? If that in-depth cleaning does not actually help, then you can always try using the “Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution” and syringes. Register now We respect your privacy. I hesitate to have this unit serviced due to 1 low initial cost 2 High service costs 3 logistics of delivering the printer to a service center without a car.


It includes a syringe and some Epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. And for more info on trouble shooting the CX try this link http: My next step was to do a print alignment.

It seems like its almost cheaper to buy another inexpensive printer, rather than even replacing the ink cartridges in the one you own.

If your printers red ink light is not actually on, but it still will not print in black or colors [even though your cartridges have ink in prknter, then its possible that you may have a different problem, which unfortunatly seems to be quite common on the CX Printer.

You may want to do that cleaning, to at least eliminate that very common lrinter and see if it helps or not Changed the black ink as it was low – have always used Epson – Basically my problem seems like the same as everyone else. If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the “Compass Micro Inc” web-site, at http: