Epson 600Q User`s guide

Quick Setup
Here’s how to set up your new EPSON® printer . . .
Unpack the Printer
Remove any packing material from the printer, as described on
the Notice Sheet in the box. Save all the packaging so you can
use it if you need to transport the printer later. You’ll find these
items inside:
black ink
cartridge
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paper
support
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Place the printer flat on a stable desk near a grounded outlet.
Leave plenty of room in back for the cables and enough room
in front for opening the output tray.
Do NOT put the printer:
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In an area with high temperature or humidity
In direct sunlight or dusty conditions
Near sources of heat or electromagnetic interference, such
as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
Also, be sure to follow the Safety Instructions in the
Introduction of your User’s Guide.
Attach the Paper Support
Insert the paper support in the top slot on the back of the
printer.
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Plug In the Printer
1.
First make sure the power is off. Check the
power
button; it’s off when its surface is raised above the printer
surface.
power
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Caution:
Do not plug the printer
into an outlet
controlled by a wall
switch or timer, or on
the same circuit as a
large appliance. This
may disrupt the power,
which can erase
memory and damage
the power supply.
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Plug the power cord into a properly grounded outlet. To
protect the printer from power surges you may want to use
a surge protector.
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Install the Ink Cartridges
1.
Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
2.
Press the
power button to turn on the printer. The
power
light flashes, the and
ink out lights come on, and the ink
cartridge holders move to the installation position.
3.
Pull up the ink cartridge clamps.
4.
Open the ink cartridge packages. Remove the disposable
yellow portion of the tape seal on top. Don’t remove the white
portion.
Caution:
You must completely
remove the yellow
portion of the tape seal
from the top of the
cartridge or you will
permanently damage it.
Don’t remove the tape
seal from the bottom
or ink will leak.
Warning:
If ink gets on your
hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
black ink
cartridge
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color ink
cartridge
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black ink
cartridge
Lower the ink cartridges into their holders with the labels
face up and the arrows pointing toward the back of the
printer.
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color ink
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6.
Push down the clamps until they lock in place.
7.
Press the
cleaning button to return the print heads to
their home position and charge the advanced ink delivery
system. Charging can take up to 7 minutes, with the
power light flashing until it’s finished. Don’t turn off
the printer or interrupt this important process or
you’ll use up more ink than necessary.
8.
Close the printer cover.
Caution:
Never turn off the
printer when the
power light is
flashing. However, if
the light is still flashing
after 10 minutes and
the printer is not
moving or making
noise, you may turn
off the printer.
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Load the Paper
1.
Slide the left edge guide all the way left and pull out the
output tray extension.
2.
Fan a stack of plain paper and then even the edges.
3.
Load the stack with the printable surface face up. Push the
paper against the right edge guide.
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arrow
mark
Note:
Don’t load paper above
the arrow mark inside the
left edge guide.
4.
Slide the left edge guide back against the stack of paper.
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Check the Printer
1.
Turn off the printer.
2.
While holding down the
load/eject button, turn on the
printer. Then release the buttons.
3.
A page prints out showing the ROM version and a nozzle
check pattern. When it’s finished, turn off the printer. If
you have any problems with the test, see Chapter 6 in
your User’s Guide for more information.
Connect the Printer to Your Computer
To connect your EPSON 600Q for Compaq Presario to your
IBM® compatible PC, you’ll need a shielded, twisted-pair
parallel cable. For a complete list of system requirements, see
the Introduction of your User’s Guide.
Connecting to Your PC
1.
Turn off the printer and your computer.
2.
Connect the cable to the printer’s parallel interface; then
squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place. (If
your cable has a ground wire, connect it now.)
Note:
The printer is assigned to
parallel port LPT1; if you
want to use a different
port, see your Windows®
documentation for
instructions.
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ground
wire
Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s
parallel port and secure it as necessary.
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Install the Printer Software
Now you need to install the printer software so you can control
printing from your computer. You can install the software for
Windows® 95 or Windows 3.1 from the EPSON printer software
CD-ROM.
If you don’t have a CD-ROM drive, you can:
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Create install diskettes from the CD-ROM using another
computer.
Download the drivers or order them on diskette from
EPSON. See the diskette ordering form for more
information.
If you are setting up your printer with a Compaq Presario
computer, your printer driver software may already be
preloaded. See “Windows 95 Plug and Play (with Compaq
Presario Computers)” on page 9 for printer setup information.
In addition to the printer driver and utilities, the EPSON printer
software CD-ROM contains EPSON Answers, a comprehensive
online guide that includes:
If you have a Windows 95
or Windows 3.1 system
with a CD-ROM drive,
you can run EPSON
Answers, the on-screen
guide to your new printer.
It puts you on the right
track quickly and easily.
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How To for step-by-step printer operating instructions
Color Guide with practical color printing information
Problem Solver to help you fix printer problems
Test Print so you can check your print quality
EPSON Answers opens automatically after you install your
Windows printer software from the CD-ROM. The next time
you want to run EPSON Answers, click the EPSON 600Q
Answers icon in the EPSON folder or program group. (If you
install the printer software from diskettes created from the
CD-ROM or ordered from EPSON, EPSON Answers is not
installed.)
Installing on Your PC
Before you start, make sure your printer is set up and
connected to your computer as described in this booklet. Then
turn off both the printer and computer and follow the steps in
the appropriate section below to install your printer software.
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Windows 95 Plug and Play (with Compaq
Presario Computers)
Note:
If you are setting up
Windows 95 for the first
time, you may see a
message asking if you
want to add a printer.
Click Cancel and follow
the remaining prompts.
You will need to restart
the computer to save your
settings.
Many Compaq Presario models include the EPSON 600Q printer
driver software. If you are setting up your computer for the first
time using Plug and Play, your computer will automatically
install the EPSON printer driver for you.
Follow these steps:
1.
Turn on the printer first, then your computer.
2.
When your computer detects the EPSON 600Q it displays
the New Hardware Found screen briefly, followed by
another screen telling you that the software for your new
printer is being installed. If you don’t see the New
Hardware Found screen, skip to “While Running
Windows 95” on page 11 for setup information.
To confirm the installation of your printer software and to select
it as your default printer, follow these steps.
Note:
If your computer is on
a network and you
connected the printer to a
remote server, you need
to set up the printer for
network use after
installing the printer
software. See Chapter 4
of your User’s Guide for
instructions.
1.
Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2.
Point to the EPSON 600Q printer icon and click the right
mouse button. Then select the Set As Default option
(a check mark appears next to the setting).
Your EPSON 600Q is now the default printer for your Windows
applications.
If you don’t see your printer in the list of installed drivers or
you want to install and use the EPSON Answers online guide,
see the instructions for setting up your printer software under
“While Running Windows 95” on page 11 of this booklet.
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Windows 95 Plug and Play
1.
Turn on the printer first, then your computer.
2.
If the New Hardware Found screen appears, make sure
your printer name is displayed and the Driver from disk
provided by hardware manufacturer button is selected.
Then click OK. (If you don’t see the New Hardware Found
screen, skip to “While Running Windows 95” on page 11.)
3.
Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM (or diskette 1, if
you created diskettes) in your drive.
4.
Type D:\WINDOWS or A:\ (or the correct drive letter), and
click OK.
5.
At the next screen, keep or change the printer model name.
If you are prompted to use your printer as the Windows
default printer, select Yes.
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Click Finish and then follow the instructions on the screen
to install the software.
Note:
If you’re setting up your
computer for the first
time, you may see a
message asking if you
want to add a printer.
Select Cancel and
then complete your
Windows 95 setup. You
will be prompted to restart
Windows to save your
new settings. If you then
see the New Hardware
Found screen, follow the
instructions on this page
to set up your printer
software. If you don’t see
the screen, follow the
instructions under “While
Running Windows 95” on
page 11.
If your computer is on
a network and you
connected the printer to a
remote server, you need
to set up the printer for
network use after
installing the printer
software. See Chapter 4
of your User’s Guide for
instructions.
The installer creates an EPSON folder for your printer software
icons and adds an icon for your printer to the Printers folder. If
you installed your printer software from the CD-ROM, EPSON
Answers opens automatically.
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While Running Windows 95
If you couldn’t use the plug-and-play method, follow these
steps:
1.
Make sure Windows 95 is running and the printer is on.
Exit any open applications.
2.
Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM (or diskette 1,
if you created diskettes) in your drive.
3.
If Windows 95 launches the install program automatically,
click the Install button.
If it doesn’t, double-click the My Computer icon; then
double-click your CD-ROM drive icon and click the Install
button. If you’re using diskettes, double-click your diskette
drive icon and click the Setup icon.
Note:
If your computer is on
a network and you
connected the printer to
a remote server, you
need to set up the printer
for network use after
installing the printer
software. See Chapter 4
of your User’s Guide for
instructions.
4.
Select EPSON 600Q in the Printer Model tab and click
OK. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the
software.
The installer creates an EPSON folder for your printer software
icons and adds an icon for your printer to the Printers folder. If
you installed your printer software from the CD-ROM, EPSON
Answers opens automatically.
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Windows 3.1
Follow these steps to install the printer software on a
Windows 3.1 system:
1.
Make sure Windows 3.1 Program Manager is running and
the printer is on.
2.
Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM (or diskette 1)
in your drive.
3.
From the File menu, select Run. Then type D:\SETUP and
click OK. (If your CD-ROM drive has a different letter,
substitute it for D. If you’re using diskettes, type A.)
4.
Select EPSON 600Q in the Printer Model tab and click OK.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install your printer
software.
The installer creates an EPSON group for your printer software
icons and makes your printer the Windows default printer. If
you installed your printer software from the CD-ROM, EPSON
Answers opens automatically.
See Your EPSON Documentation
Your EPSON 600Q User’s Guide tells you how to:
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print everything from a memo to a glossy photo
use your printer software to fine-tune your printouts
keep your printer working at its best
solve most printing problems you may have
You can also access EPSON’s convenient online help from the
printer software to get quick information while you’re printing.
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
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General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright © 1997 by Epson America, Inc.
Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.
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