05-20-2007, 10:17 PM
| | Re: video - Obituary: Epson Stylus 600 Printer
On Sun, 20 May 2007 17:07:02 GMT, "Jan Alter"
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>> On May 20, 5:06 am, AnonGoo <christopherz....@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A real audio recording on a "painful death" of a beloved printer ;P ,
>> Sounds like the shiny rail the printhead travels on is gunked up. All
>> the owner needs to do is wipe it down (may have to use a mild solvent
>> if the ink buildup is really bad and then lubricate with a synthetic
>> Not too uncommon, and easy to fix.
>I'm in complete agreement with Larry. Thanks to your posting the sound the
>diagnosis is rather trivial. The printhead travel bar has dried out and
>wiping it with some 3-in-one oil will keep the head from binding.
>However, having used a 600 myself for many years (and that was 8 or so years
>ago) I wouldn't spend the effort using it anymore as the print quality on
>it, even in comparison to a 5 year old Epson 880, is prehistoric.
Maybe, but how long does it take to wipe, plus you may have
some $ tied up in ink that it'd be nice to use up.