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Just one reason for not buying Epson CX6500

I can honestly say why you shouldn’t get a Epson CX6500 simply because I bought one 2 years back.  Since I see that it’s still on the market, this blog entry may still save you from the agonies that I went through.

The main problem with Epson CX6500 (and I’m not sure if it applies to all ink-based models from Epson) is that when one ink cartridge runs out of ink, all functions of the printer are suspended and it will just keep on prompting you to replace the empty ink cartridge.  You won’t be able to scan.  You won’t be able to copy or print in plain black.

If you do not use the printer frequently, then chances are you’ll face clogged ink nozzles, which you’ll have to waste a lot of ink in order to clean them up.  Which means, the cartridges will run out of ink with low frequency (hence low volume) printing.  Which means you are likely to face the same situation as I did.

I’m dunking ink-jet printers for now.  Color laser printers are cheap now, so I’m going to try that out.  Anyone with bad laser printer experiences?

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  1. Aus Smith
    February 28, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I am having terrible probs with this same epson CX6500.

    I’m getting blank horizontal lines.
    Cleaning results in a couple of good prints,
    then the blank lines again.

    New cartridge results in a couple of good prints,
    then lines again.

    Before this it worked wonderful!

  2. May 6, 2008 at 1:22 am

    This blog is pretty interesting, will add a bookmark, thanks.

  3. January 10, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Yep, that stupid nozzles problem got me frustrated all this years. But not all inkjet printers have this problem. My friend’s inkjet printer (different brand) can be used right away even after not being used for almost 6 months. And my CX6500? I’ve already tried to print few lines of colored text every 1 week but still got that clogged ink nozzles problem 😦

  4. July 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Nice blog about printer. I have a lot of problem with my office printer. I’m IT support and need to solve any problem. Do you have any suggestion about printer troushooting guide site? Thank you very much.

  5. John
    November 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I use another brand of ink and so far the problem of blocked ink jets is solved

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