Large-format printers such as the Epson Stylus Pro 9600 allow businesses to create banners, blueprints, posters and other oversized documents that standard printers simply can’t produce. The Epson Stylus Pro 9600 printer is generally reliable and does not require much preventive maintenance. However, with frequent use, the printheads in the unit may wear out over time. If this occurs, prints generally appear smudgy or dirty, or the printer may not print at all. Some repair shops charge several hundred dollars to replace printheads on an expensive large-format printer, but you can save your small business a considerable amount of money if you replace the printheads yourself.
1. Place the drop cloth beneath the printer to prevent ink from dripping or spilling onto the floor.
2. Open the top compartment cover on the printer and then open the ink compartment cover on the left side of the printer. Raise the ink lever to the left of the ink compartment to unlock it. Remove all the ink cartridges from the compartment box and set them aside in a dry place.
3. Power off the printer and then unplug the AC adapter from the electrical socket.
4. Disconnect the data cable that leads to the control panel interface board on the right side of the printer. Use a screwdriver to remove all the screws that secure the control panel board to the printer chassis. Remove the control panel board from the printer.
5. Remove the screws that secure the waste ink tank and the right side cover of the printer. Disconnect the waste ink tank tube from the tank, and then lift the tank up and out of the printer. Slide the right side cover to the right to remove it.
6. Press down gently on the cutter assembly to release the case mechanism and release it from its slot position. Loosen the screws that secure the damper assembly holder next to the printhead and then separate the damper assembly from the printhead.