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Error codes and service manual for the 7600 and 9600
Fixes and tips for the Epson 7600 and 9600
How to obtain the Epson 7600/9600 service manual. Includes head cleaning for 4000/7600/9600 when ordinary cleaning cycles don't work very well.
This page contains assorted tips and tricks relating to running an Epson 9600 or 7600 printer.
We'll add new stuff as we come across it...
This procedure is from spectraflow.com They suggest tap water, but with the hard water we have here in Leicester, I much prefer to use distilled water.
See also our main inkjet cleaning page
As ever, try these tricks at your own risk
It is suggested to do this procedure every 3-6 months, or whenever you experience a decline in cleaning efficiency. If you have never done this procedure before, repeat it several times in succession to soften up the capping pad. Lines through nozzle checks, clogged nozzles and “missing” colours on your nozzle check can usually be solved with this procedure.
If you still experience trouble, try the following:
New cartridges not recognised on the 7600/9600
This tip was sent in after a 9600 user put a new cartridge in place and it just wasn't seen.
The problem is with the small connectors that make connection with the cartridge.
- info we were sent (thanks)
"Had a paper jam, released it & printer asked to be turned off & back on again. I did this, and to my horror it came up 'service 00010005'.
Under further investigation, without disassembly, and it transpires that the sprung loaded cutting/locating device could not be activated as the 'cam' section above it that controls it had become twisted, thus allowing the cutting device to be removed. Simply make sure the cutting device is re-located correctly, and then turn the can activator section back over the top. This then allows the solenoid to activate the cam, thus moving the cutting device. All this can be done with the head in 'park' position with access through the front transparent flap. "
Sorry for any inconvenience caused to those of you wanting to keep your old printers from being consigned to the scrap yard...
Service manual for 7600/9600 (PDF)
Service manual for 10600 (PDF)
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