Troubleshooting Colour Ink Issues in Your Epson Stylus Pro 9600 Large Format Printer

Are you experiencing problems with your Epson Stylus Pro 9600 printer, specifically with a colour ink not printing? We understand your frustration, and we’re here to help. At Printer Refillers, we appreciate your trust in our services and products, and we’re dedicated to assisting you in resolving this issue.

Before diving into the intricate process of removing and cleaning the printhead, let’s explore some troubleshooting steps that might save you from a more invasive procedure:

1. Cleaning Cycles – A Fundamental Step
As you’ve mentioned in your inquiry, one of the first actions to take is to run cleaning cycles. Start by running the cleaning cycle 3 to 5 times. This routine maintenance can often help improve the flow of cyan ink and get your printer back on track.

2. Nozzle Check – Assessing Progress
After completing the cleaning cycles, performing a nozzle check is essential. If you’re unsure how to conduct this check, consult your printer manual for step-by-step guidance. The nozzle check will reveal whether the cleaning cycles have made any improvements.

3. Recent Use – Keeping Ink Flowing
Ensure that the cyan ink cartridge has been in recent use. If the cartridge hasn’t been used for an extended period, the ink in the printhead and tubes may have dried up, leading to your printing problem.

Manual Printhead Cleaning – A Last Resort
If the issues persist after trying the steps above, you may need to consider manually cleaning the printhead. Fortunately, there are educational videos available online that can walk you through this process. Check out this video for a comprehensive guide: Cleaning Printhead Video.

We recommend using Windex with ammonia to break down dried ink there is no need to buy a special cleaning solution. However, please exercise caution, as ammonia-based cleaners can be effective but potentially harsh on specific printer components. Remember to power off and unplug your printer before undertaking any cleaning process.

It’s important to note that performing these procedures comes with a certain level of risk, as we currently do not offer repair services. If you’re uncomfortable or uncertain about any step, consider consulting with a local printer repair specialist or contacting Epson’s official support for guidance.

We hope these troubleshooting tips prove helpful in resolving the cyan ink issue with your Epson Stylus Pro 9600. At Printer Refillers, we’re committed to providing you with the best possible solutions and supporting your printing needs.

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