If they would say they already tried the previously posted replies and it did not actually help, then I would not bother even replying. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. Will I need four syringes if I want to do all four heads at the same time? Also I think I am running out of yellow but the status monitor does not report this. I changed all the cartridges and tried again. I used Loctite Methacrylic Ester to bond the exterior of the connection from the black tube to the clear tube and in between.

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I know you said damp, but I guess I had nothing to lose, and had to do this over a dozen times before they came out dry.

I really don’t want take it apart myself.

Epson Stylus CX5200

Unfortunatly, it seems like few people actually do a SEARCH on this Printer Repair Site, to research their printers possible problems and obtain any available information that has previously been posted. Again, if the cleaning fluids don’t help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer.

Is thiscx worth the effort to try and fix when it has a 6 week sea journey ahead of it? It seems to happen most of the time, just by simply repacing the ink cartridges, as normal. I have tried inserting objects to press on these tabs, in both directions to no avail.


My printer is working now, and all it took was a bit of poking around. Be very gentle releasing the clamps; it is esy to accidently pull the tube off by accent. Epson ‘should’ step up Also I wonder if anybody else might get good results by changing their Printing Preferences too.

Needless to say, everything depends on a successful cleaning operation. Soaking up most of this with cotton buds and dry paper towels under the print heads seems to have improved things no end. I just replaced the cartridges [2nd time in two years] with original equipment Epson.

That way, you can clean out cd5200 the printhead nozzles at the same time.

The majority of people seem to buy those inexpensive printers at a high rate, so in turn printer manufactors keep building cheaper printers to compete with each other. A red arrow even points out that tube assembly Are there nozzles actually not firing or missing on that test?

Epson Stylus CX Overview – CNET

And can we talk mail-order mattresses? The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove.

So, here I am two prinher later after my printer still is not working. I had a cx and recomended it to numerous customers of mine.

Epson Stylus CX5200 printer help

The cap assembly can’t clean the print head if the tube is detached. Hi Denny, First of all, apologies for the anonymous posting.


I get pretty good output if I change the paper setting to inkjet paper and the quality to fine or photo – but not perfect, just much better than before. 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, I took some paper towels and put them in dry. If so, then its your choice to try it or not. Following incredible trouble free, precise quality, occasional printing for just under 18 months my Epson Stylus has decided to malfunction.

The next day, to my surprise, my computer was still in the print mode.

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Thank for your help Prisca. Net result was a great improvement, so I’m looking forward to receiving the cleaning materials. I thought everyone knew that.

My next step was to do a print alignment. Max Printing Speed Color ppm. I own a CX that seems to have the same defect as the