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Epson Stylus COLOR 660 Service Manual

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EPSON Stylus COLOR 660

SEJ99005

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  • Page 1: Epson Stylus Color

    Color ink jet printer EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 SEJ99005...

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    The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. All effort have been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this manual. However, should any errors be detected, SEIKO EPSON would greatly appreciate being informed of them.

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    2. MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE SOURCE VOLTAGES IS THE SAME AS THE RATED VOLTAGE, LISTED ON THE SERIAL NUMBER/RATING PLATE. IF THE EPSON PRODUCT HAS A PRIMARY AC RATING DIFFERENT FROM AVAILABLE POWER SOURCE, DO NOT CONNECT IT TO THE POWER SOURCE.

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    CHAPTER 5. ADJUSTMENTS Provides Epson-approved methods for adjustment. CHAPTER 6. MAINTENANCE Provides preventive maintenance procedures and the lists of Epson-approved lubricants and adhesives required for servicing the product. CHAPTER 7. APPENDIX Provides the following additional information for reference: • EEPROM Address Map •...

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    Revision Status Revision Issued Date Description August 25, 1999 First Release...

  • Page 6: Product Description

    C H A P T E R PRODUCT DESCRIPTION...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 1.1 FEATURES Compact size 429mm (W) x 231mm (D) x 155mm (H) (for Stylus Color 440) are designed for PC users at home 429mm (W) x 231mm (D) x 157mm (H) (for Stylus Color 640, and low price for hat high performance.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A The rest contents of Product Description is the same as of EPSON Stylus Color 640/660/740. Chapter 1 Product Description...

  • Page 9: Operating Principles

    C H A P T E R OPERATING PRINCIPLES...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A The contents of Operating Principles is the same as of EPSON Stylus Color 640/660/740. Chapter 2 Operating Principles...

  • Page 11: Trouble Shooting

    C H A P T E R TROUBLE SHOOTING...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A The contents of Trouble Shooting is the same as of EPSON Stylus Color 640/660/740. Chapter 3 Trouble Shooting...

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    C H A P T E R DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A The contents of Disassembly and Assembly is the same as of EPSON Stylus Color640/660/740. Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly...

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    C H A P T E R ADJUSTMENT...

  • Page 16: Required Adjustments

    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.1 Overview Table below shows the actions taken and required adjustments in the order to be performed. This chapter describes adjustments required for Stylus Color 640/660 when the printer is disassembled and assembled after repair. Refer to...

  • Page 17: Adjustment Tools Required

    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.1.2 Adjustment Tools Required Table 5-3 below shows adjustment tools for Stylus Color 640/660. Table 5-3 Adjustment Tools Required Name Adjustment Item Contents/Spec. Thickness Gauge Parallelism Adjustment 1.04 mm Adjustment Each Mechanism Exclusive Program;...

  • Page 18: Adjustment By Adjustment Program

    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2 Adjustment Main Menu This section explains the specific procedures for making the adjustments using the exclusive adjustment program for Stylus Color 640/660. 5.2.1 Adjustment by Adjustment Program Recovery Print A4 Maintenance Adjustment pattern...

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    2. Insert Disk 1 for the adjustment program to the floppy disk drive. 3. Execute Setup.exe of Disk 1. 4. The Setup Wizard for the adjustment program “EPSON Stylus COLOR 600/640/660 SERVICE PROGRAM Version 4.0” starts, and you can follow the direction indicated by the wizard.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 11. In the next screen, choose the market destination according to the 13. Following screen appears. market. Standard: All the market except ESP.India and Korea ESP.India: for ESP India Korea: for EKL NOTE: When you choose the market destination, the respective dot size used in the economy mode will be written in the EEPROM (6E<H>).

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 14. When you select “Check this model name”, the following screen 15. After a few seconds, the model name appears on the screen shown appears. below. NOTE: While checking the model name, keep the printer ON.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 17. In the initial screen (3) (Figure 5-4), select “Boot this program” and you will enter Stylus COLOR 660 SERVICE PROGRAM. 18. Stylus COLOR 660 SERVICE PROGRAM shown below appears. Figure 5-7. Stylus COLOR 660 SERVICE PROGRAM...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.3 Initial Ink Charge 2. Select “Initial ink charge” from the maintenance menu. The following screen appears. There is no ink charged in the ink path of a spare printhead and printer mechanism. Therefore, after you replaced any of the following units, perform initial ink charge and return the printer after making sure that ink is ejected correctly from the printhead.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.4 Head Cleaning 2. From Maintenance menu, select “Head cleaning”. The following screen appears. Stylus Color 660 have no dummy cleaning sequence called CL3, which was performed to prevent ink from being unnecessarily consumed when cleaning was repeated without any printout.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.5 Indication of the counter value 2. From the maintenance menu, select “Indication of the counter value. The screen below appears”. The program provided with this manual can let you confirm or clear the current protection counter value.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 3. Click “Check the present counter values”. The screen below [Clearing the current protection counter value] appears. Be sure to replace the installed waste ink pad with a new one after or before you clear the current protection counter value.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.6 Market Destination 2. The Market Destination Check screen shown below appears. For Stylus Color 660, the market destination is originally set. 1. To check the market destination, click “Market destination check” on the adjustment menu shown below.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.7 Head Voltage ID Input 4. The following screen appears. Head voltage value adjustment function enables you to write printhead ID. This operation is considered the most important to maintain proper printhead operation. If an ID is not written correctly, it results in white or color lines and also gives bad influence on dot weight.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5. Select “Change data”, and the following screen appears. 7. Select “Check present data” on the previous screen (Figure 5-18). The screen below appears. Figure 5-19. Head voltage ID input (2) Figure 5-20. Check present data 6.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.8 Head Angular Adjustment This adjustment is required in the following cases. When a printhead is replaced. When the carriage unit is replaced. When the angle adjustment lever is moved. By moving the angle adjustment lever, you can adjust the printhead angle without removing the ink cartridge.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5. Loosen the screw securing the printhead on the carriage. (You don't 6. Look at the black/magenta combination in the pattern and move the need to remove it completely.) adjusting lever to make the magenta lines stay between the black lines with even space.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 9. After tighten the screw, print the check pattern again to confirm. If there is any gap, make the adjustment again. If a certain amount of gap is generated at a certain direction by tightening the screw, make an adjustment considering the expected gap amount and tighten the screw.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.9 Bi-D Adjustment 2. Select “Print the Bi-D adjustment pattern” on the screen, and the screen bellow appears. You perform this adjustment to correct differences in printing positions, which is caused by incorrect printing timing in right and left directions during the Bi-directional printing.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 4. Go back to “Bi-D Adjustment” screen (Figure 5-25), select “Adjust”. The screen below appears. 200 CPS Bi-D Pattern: Data = -2 Left Gap 200 CPS Bi-D Pattern: Data = 0 Right Gap Figure 5-28. Adjust 200 CPS Bi-D Pattern: Data = 2 5.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.10 Print A4 Pattern 2. The printer starts printing the pattern, and the screen below appears. For Stylus Color 660, you can check all the adjustment has done correctly by executing “print A4 pattern”.

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A 5.2.1.11 Recovery 2. The following screen appears. Click OK. By using this program, you can clean the clogged nozzle. Stylus Color 660 alternately executes CL2 and Nozzle Check Pattern. 1. In the following screen, click OK.

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    C H A P T E R MAINTENANCE...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A The contents of Maintenance is the same as of EPSON Stylus Color 640/660/740. Chapter 6 Maintenance...

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    C H A P T E R APPENDIX...

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    EPSON Stylus Color 660 Revision A The contents of Appendix is the same as of EPSON Stylus Color 640/ 660/740. Chapter 7 Appendix...

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