Maintaining Your Epson Stylus CX5800F

Maintaining Your Epson Stylus CX5800F
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Maintaining Your Epson 
Stylus CX5800F
If you notice a decline in print quality, follow the instructions in this chapter for:
“Checking the Print Head Nozzles” (below)
“Cleaning the Print Head” on page 48
“Checking the Ink Levels” on page 49
“Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 50
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
If your printouts are faint or have gaps in them, some of the nozzles in the print 
head may be clogged. Follow the steps below to check the print head nozzles using 
the control panel.
1. Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder.
2. Press the P
On
 button to turn on the Epson Stylus 
CX5800F, or press the y
Cancel/Back
 button 
until you see a screen like this:
3. Press the 
Setup
 button. You see this display:
4. Press the u or d button, or press the 
key on the 
numeric keypad, to display this option:
5. Press the 
OK
 button. The Epson Stylus CX5800F prints a test pattern like 
this:
12:00 PM       Y
1.Load/Eject
3.Nozzle Check
Print head does 
not need to be 
cleaned:
Print head needs 
to be cleaned: