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Epson printer problem by spm (11/14/03 11:17 PM) -1 + / -
Our C60 was working fine, and yesterday I was able to print in B&W at first but then when I tried to print colour it only printed in pink. I admit, I had installed refilled cartridges, so I thought perhaps they hadn't filled the cartridge up right. I tried cleaning the heads a number of times, replacing the cartridge with a new (refilled) cartridge and also with a new generic cartridge. The only thing that happened is that the test squares got increasingly bad, and now it won't print at all. The power light is flashing and the maintenance light is on solidly.

I have reviewed past postings and thought maybe I should try to flush it using the water/coffee filter technique, but I don't know how to unlock the assy so that these parts can be moved. My level of knowledge and skill is to plug it in and expect everything to work but I am willing to try to fix this problem if it means the printer isn't junk. I just don't know even the initial steps to take to begin working on this problem. Any helpful suggestions or ideas out there?


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (11/15/03 12:53 AM) + / -
You will want to press the button that you use to change the ink cartridge(the 3rd button). Once the carriage is in the "cartridge change position" you can unplug the printer. Then you are ready to flush out the heads. Click here for cleaning instructions http://www.wesesweb.web1000.com/printhead.html The instructions are fairly easy to follow. If you need the head cleaning solution click here http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kea0.html If you heed more help feel free to email me.

(click on my name for email address)

I hope this helps.

Wes


Re: Epson printer problem by Cath (11/15/03 4:02 AM) + / -
I get an "unknown error" message on my Epson Stylus color 480. I've been told that it's due to the ink pad being full. I've soaked up the ink from the pad with kitchen paper but the printer still won't work. I've priced a repair but I've been told it would cost more than the price of a new printer. I like this printer and with a recent purchase of lots of ink cartridges I'd like to be able to fix it if it's something simple.


Re: Epson printer problem by Rudy (11/15/03 6:39 AM) + / -
It would be best were you to remove the waste ink pads and thoroughly clean or replace them. Nothing with an epson is simple.
Search this site for waste ink error resets.
You might also visit the russian freeware site (english version available) at inkjetprinterhelp.us
Read everything before proceding with that utility.


Re: Epson printer problem by Richard (11/15/03 8:26 AM) +2 + / -
Hello Cathy following is what I did maybe thsi will help you:

I recently had problems with my Epson C42UX printer, the red and green light began flashing and a window popped up, saying, take it to your services center because some parts have reached the end of their life. Instead I did a bit of reading and I was successful. You see printer companies set a “protection counter” on all printers , it’s an internal counter measuring the amount of ink wasted by head cleaning. I needed to reset the "protection counter" as well as clean the “waste ink pad overflow”. Following is the procedure that I used:



1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer. I pried open my C42UX printer, careful not to break anything. I use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it apart; there are two-three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.
2. Next I removed the two (2) waste ink pads. They are located at the back on the left hand side. I used the flat blade screwdriver to lift up the ink pads (they were soaked). Please use rubber gloves as it gets very messy.
3. Next I took the pads to the kitchen skin and washed them with just plain hot water until they were white again. I just let the hot water run on them (the pads are about three inches long).
4. Once washed I dried them using a hair drier. (you could place it the sun for a few hours or on top of your heater or maybe in a heated oven; (make sure you do not set it on fire with too much heat).
5. Once dried I placed the pads back in the ink waste bin at the back of the printer.
6. I closed the printer cover and put back all the pieces and plugged in the USB & power cable and turned it on. (Yes the lights are still flashing).
7. Go to this link and download this software: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html
8. Install the software and run it.
9. Select your printer and model number ( It only says C42 there is no UX, choose it anyway).It will ask if you replaced with new pads; say “YES”. Then close the window.
10. Now right click on the SSC service utility, it looks like a printer icon near your clock in the task bar.
11. Then click on reset counters. You can do all other stuff with this utility too.
12. Turn off the printer power and then turn it on again. If necessary un-plug the power cord from the back of the printer, wait 20 seconds. Plug it back in.
13. THERE YOU GO! IT WORKS AGAIN.
14. By the way I use generic ink and I fill my own cartridges. I use ink from www.atlanticinkjet.com. Great stuff.



I hope this helps some of you who are frustrated and ready to throw out your Epson printer.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/23/03 1:01 AM) + / -
our epson 600 began to stop printing about a third of the way through the page. Then it began making a mechanical noise when it reached this point, trying to print the same line over & over again. We uninstalled and reinstalled the printer with no success in curing the problem. We assumed the printer was broken. We installed a spare epsom 640 which we had. This printer is doing the same thing?


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (12/23/03 2:05 AM) +1 + / -
If the same exact problem is on both printers it would suggest the printer cable or LPT port would be the problem or even the computer's BIOS on the very off, off chance.

Check the printer cable on the computer side to see if it is loose. It would be a good idea to completely disconnect the printer cable from the computer and then put the cable back on the computer just to ensure a good connection. Also you can remove the printer cable from the printer and perform a self test.

Usually you press the paper feed button and turn the power on then release the power button after the power light flashes. And the self test starts to print.

I would suspect the printer cable as being bad or having a bad connection. But you may have a printer port problem. You can check the device manager to see if there are any conflicts with the LPT port.

But the cable is the easiest thing to check and is usually the trouble maker.

One more thing you might want to check is the carriage glide shaft on the printers to see if they are dry. If they are you can clean the glide shaft and then re-oil it with a light oil. Something like 3 in one, Break Free or sewing machine oil.

I hope this helps you and have a Merry Christmas.

Wes.



Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (12/23/03 9:37 AM) +1 + / -
Anonymous: As its a mechanical noise coming from the printer, my first guess is that the Carriage Assembly is DRY and or DIRTY. Try cleaning the round metal carriage bar/shaft and around the outside of the metal bushings that the shaft passes thru on both sides of the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly and then lube it slightly like "WES" mentioned. As the lubrication works into the oil pad inside the print cartridge holder assy, you may see a blackish build-up come off onto the carriage rod, as the pad is cleaning itself and the inside of those metal bushings. Keep wiping off that blackish build-up, until you can't really see any more. Don't overlube, just a couple of drops on each side of the bar near the bushings is usually enough to relube the oil pad thats inside that assy. To much lube just attracts more dust and dirt and thats what causes that blackish build-up and the resulting problems, simular to what you may have. If you have been getting any slamming noises and the resulting red error lights, you may want to check the Printhead Alignment, because it can get thrown off...Good Luck & Merry Xmas! Denny Conway


C60 print quality by don (1/28/04 8:06 AM) + / -
After running several print cleaning cycles I'm still getting a repeating red horizontal line about a half inch apart in a photograph. Any suggestions? Thanks, Don


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (1/28/04 11:45 AM) + / -
Don: Its possible that you have an actual Hardware Failure [parts problem], a bad ink cartridge, or even a possible dirty or clogged printhead, but there's no way to really know. The most common problem is clogging and printhead related problems, especially if you are using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges. You might want to try using the Printhead Cleaning Kit, available through the home page on "fixyourownprinter.com", for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again...Check for an e-mail from me with some additional information in that area...If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: " http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html "...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Epson 740 C Printer Problem by Thomas Reinke (2/10/04 6:36 AM) + / -
My Epson 740 Colour Stylus was working fine until yesterday when I tried to print a b/w copy of a text. I have done so many nozzle checks, but neither colour nor black ink is showing up. I have exchanged the old cartridges and replaced them by new ones (not Epson!). However no signs of any ink when I try to print. I have also checked the underside of the printhead, but everything seems to be fine. The head is possibly clogged up ? Can anyone help me on this problem? I would be thankful for any hints.






Re: Epson printer problem by Ryan (2/10/04 7:20 AM) + / -
Your printers are garbage, throw them out, and get a new one.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (2/10/04 9:32 AM) + / -
Thomas: The "740" is one of the better older Epson Ink Jet Printers and one of the few older printers worth putting some money into. Few newer printers are made as well. It's possble that you may even have an actual HARDWARE PROBLEM [parts problem], but normally that would indicate that your printhead assembly is probably clogged. You might want to try using the Printhead Cleaning Kit, available through the home page on "fixyourownprinter.com", for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again...If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: " http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html "...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. Check for an e-mail from me, with some additional information.


Re: Epson printer problem by Harold (2/10/04 10:39 AM) + / -
my C80 Epson shows a straigt line thru the center of everything it prints. I am pretty sure the print head needs cleaned I notice that you exclude the C80 from most of your recommendations,what do you recommend for this model?


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (2/10/04 11:05 AM) + / -
Harold: Usually a "White Line" or "Void Line" that shows up on the black or colors indicates either a dirty printhead, possible clogged nozzles, or even a failing/bad ink cartridge. At this point all you can really do [if you already have not done so] is to start running sets of "Printhead Cleaning Cycles" and "Nozzle Tests" to see if you can get all those nozzles to open up and start firing again. Remember that every printhead cleaning cycle must be followed by a nozzle test, because the printer uses each nozzle test as a point of reference for the next cleaning cycle performed. You may have to run as many as 6 to 10 sets of tests, while trying to get all the nozzles to open up again. Unfortunatly, all those tests waste a lot of ink and if after 10 sets of tests, all of the black nozzles are still not open, then they are probably clogged. Its also possible that the printhead assembly on your printer is failing, or that the main board assembly is failing, but clogging would be the most common problem that happens. You might want to try using the Printhead Cleaning Kit, available through the home page on "fixyourownprinter.com", for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again...If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: " http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html "...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. Check for an e-mail from me, with some additional information.


Re: Epson printer problem by Nelson Paw (3/30/04 10:14 PM) + / -
Epson c60 connected to e machines computer, opsys = windows xp.

Problem: print picture halfway then spit out the paper. wasted photo papers and wasted ink. need help

thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (3/31/04 9:17 AM) + / -
Nelson: I doubt that its an actual problem in the printer itself. That sounds more like a problem in your Computer System and most likely a software problem. As I do not actually work on computers, the only thing I can suggest is to actually deinstall and remove your old Printer Drivers and then go on-line to Epson Company and download the most recent drivers for your Operating System. Corrupted drivers can cause many different possible problems. Simply click-on the following link, read the information, make your choices and follow the prompts: www.epson.com ...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Ronnie (4/12/04 3:22 PM) + / -
I rarely use my Epson EPL-8000 so it's a pretty much "like new" machine. I turned it on to print out my tax return and got the following message:

Service Required E0003

All the lights are on.

Thanks.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/12/04 4:26 PM) + / -
Ronnie: I'm sorry, but there's not much actual information that I can give you concerning your printers Service Error Condition. I can tell you that the "E" = Engine Error and the "0003" = a Fusing Unit low temperature condition. Its a good chance you will actually have to replace the fusing unit assembly, to correct that error condition. I can also tell you that the normal service interval on a fusing unit assy in your EPL-8000, is approximatly 1000,000 copies. I'm sorry that I don't have any further information or help that I can give you, but at least you will know what the Error Code is and the area that it refers to. I hope someone that is framiliar with your printer, may be able to help you further. You can E-Mail Epson Technical Support for possible help, at www.epson.com ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by al townsend (4/12/04 4:53 PM) + / -
I was trying to reattach the feeder guide to my Epson CX3200 and all of a sudden there was a spring about 2 inches long and about the circumference of a pinky finger. My printer works, however the little feeder tray does not go down and feed the paper. Can you advise if this because of the spring or is there some other reason the paper will not feed


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/12/04 5:36 PM) + / -
Al: I'm sorry, but the CX3200 is so new that I have not actually had one come into my shop yet, so I'm not framiliar with it. I would say its a good chance the reason the tray feeder is not working is probably bnecause of that spring you found, but no way for me to really know. You can see an Exploded Diagram of your printer, by Compass Micro Inc, at " www.compassmicro.com ". It may not be of much actual help, but there's always the chance that you might be able to see where that spring might possibly go, by actually viewing that diagram. If that is of no help, then you can always e-mail the "Epson Technical Support Department", for possible help or advice, at www.epson.com and then click-on "Proceed With E-Mail"...Because the CX3200 is still a fairly new series, I have not seen any available Service Manuals listed by any of the normal vendors yet. You could always try doing a Google Search and try and locate a possible Service Manual...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer software problem by Mihai Codreanu (4/13/04 7:30 AM) + / -
I have a Epson Stylus Color C60 printer and at the moment doesn't work proprly. The red and green leds are blinkin succesivly. Somebody's told me that is a software problem and it must be reset it. Where is the reset point???!!
THX


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (4/13/04 8:57 AM) + / -
For any resets on the newer Epsons you need to use software. You can use the original Epson software like you can buy from 2manuals.com or you can use the SSC service utiluty to reset the protection counter. But just resetting the counter is not the best way to go. I recommend you take the extra time and clean the waste ink pads or replace them.

The info on the process is at this link http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60wip1.html and more info here http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/error.html

I hope this helps.

Wes.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (4/13/04 12:41 PM) + / -
I have a Epson C80 that was working fine until two days ago. When I went to turn on the printer, the printer did not start up. The printer "on" light no longer turns on. The printer does not make any movement at all. There is no error message. I tried unplugging the printer and plugging it into another wall outlet but still no luck. Can anyone tell me what the problem might be? Thanks a bunch!~


Re: Epson printer problem by Joe (4/13/04 1:21 PM) + / -
epson stylus color 860: i am receiving blank pages even after the recommended head clean...it still precedes to do so. In addition it moves slowly.....the cartridge moves at a slow rate.


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (4/13/04 4:10 PM) + / -
Anonymous, You maght just have a blown fuse in the power supply but the power switch may have a cold connection which would anso cause the same problem.

For on-line info on how to remove the housing you can try this link http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C80housing.html and the main C80 page is http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/c80.html

Joe, Don't give up trying to clean the print head it does take a few tries to unclog them sometimes.

The carriage slowing may just need a good cleaning and oiling for info on how to clean and oil the guide shaft try this link http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/glide.html

I hope this helps you guys.

Wes.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/13/04 4:12 PM) + / -
Anonymous: No way to really know, but it sounds like a failure in the Power Supply Assembly. That board assembly lists at around $60 from Epson, plus any shipping and handling charges involved. If you were to try and find a Service Manual to use for reference, disassemly and troubleshooting, you might be able to actually use a meter to try and find the bad component on that board assy, or even where you are actually dropping power at. You can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most printers, at www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ) [OR] www.otd.com.ua. ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Xan (4/16/04 3:52 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus Photo 700 is printing nothing but code, and won't stop unless it runs out of paper. I uninstalled it, restarted the computer several times, reinstalled it, and the only difference is now it stops half way through the page of code, and thinks for a minute, then starts flashing all lights. I have to push the paper button to feed the paper out.
It has done this before, when asked to quit a job. It really hates that! Previously, I was able to get around it, but not this time.
Any help to be had??


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/16/04 4:52 PM) + / -
Xan: Its difficult to really know for sure, but it sounds like you might actually have two separate and different problems...FIRST POSSIBLE PROBLEM: Because you said "My Epson Stylus Photo 700 is printing nothing but code, and won't stop unless it runs out of paper": It sounds like your Computer System has a Communication Error/Problem, or possibly even a Computer Virus. When a printer prints "jibberish" [random symbols and characters], or has communication problems, its usually caused by: #1 A bad Parallel Printer Cable [old cable/poor quality cable: not bi-directional printer cable, or not IEEE-1284 rated cable. Inexpensive parallel cables are not usually shielded enough and are not always bi-directional]. #2 Corrupted Printer Drivers: printer drivers are usually available online from EPSON.COM at no charge; remove/de-install your old printer drivers and then go online and download the newest drivers available for your printer. If you use your old CD that came with your printer, then your not getting the latest changes/updates available free from Epson. #3 Its also possible that a VIRUS can cause problems with printers. Even if you have a virus protection program installed on your PC, it has to be updated regularly to protect against possible new, or modified virus'...SECOND POSSIBLE PROBLEM: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are blinking at the same time, is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and normally your remedy is to replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads and then dry them out and simply reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that Waste Ink Counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. Check for an e-mail from me, with some info from other people, that might be of use.


Re: Epson printer problem by NEC (4/18/04 5:20 AM) +1 + / -
EPSON TM-300A. WHEN I TURN POWER ON, THERE IS NOTHING HAPPEND. ONLY GREEN LIGHT IS ON, AND RED LIGHTING TWICE FAST AND ONCE SLOW. CAN YOU HELP ME, PLEASE.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/19/04 9:33 AM) + / -
Nec: Just in case no one else is able to help you either, I wanted to let you know that you can e-mail the "Epson Technical Support Department", for possible help or advice, at www.epson.com and then click-on "Proceed With E-Mail"...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by BPI (4/26/04 2:34 PM) + / -
What is the view on printer cleaner cartridges instead of the syringe, cleaning solution approach?


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/26/04 4:02 PM) + / -
BPI: Cleaning Cartridges are ok, for what they actually do, which is basically cleaning out the Print Head Assembly, as long as there is no actual clogging involved. If there is an actual clog, then it has to be dissolved from the inside of the print head nozzles by the Epson Cleaning Solution. Cleaning cartridges will not normally dissolve most clogs. In fact, I prefer Hot Water to flush out and clean out the print head assembly over cleaning cartridges and feel it works better than those cartridges. Sometimes hot water will even open up nozzles that are not clogged badly. The Epson Cleaning Solution is the chemical used by Epson in their service department and was designed by Epson Company to dissolve clogs in their Print Head Assemblies, especially when using Epson Inks....Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by gareth (4/27/04 12:31 AM) + / -
I have a printing problem with my epson cx3200..no matter how much i clean the heads i seem to get vertical stripes through my images. the text is fine it's just the pictures.is there an easy solution ....some one told me it was due to having the printer in a warm area...then they said it could be the cartridges i am using.....help


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/27/04 9:28 AM) + / -
Gareth: Usually, when I see that vertical striping problem its do to a failing Print Head Assembly, a bad ink cartridge, or even a clogging problem in the print head assembly, but no way to know for sure. You might want to try using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution, available through the Home Page on "fixyourownprinter.com", at " http://fixyourownprinter.com/ ". When it opens, click-on Epson, under PRINTER REPAIR KITS. Then click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" and that page should then open correctly. The Epson Solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again. If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html and he also suggests trying the SSC service utility form here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html...Your printer is usually covered by a one year warranty, so check your origional invoice or sales receipt for the purchase date. If its been under a year since you've purchased it, let me know by posting a reply on this Printer Repair Site and I'll give you some additional information...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. Check for an e-mail from me, with some additional information.


Re: Epson printer problem by dan (1/5/05 3:10 PM) + / -
hi

I have an Epson Stylus C82 which hadnt been used in a while, because the ink cartridges were empty and I just didn't need to print anything. I purchased new catridges yesterday and installed them like I would normally. Now I go to print today and there white lines through everything. I ran the head cleaning utility and then tried printing again. This time the only colors that printed were black and cyan. Everything what was supposed to be green came out cyan. Does this probably mean that the print head needs to be flushed?...since this incident, i've run the head cleaning utility numerous times, to no avail.

any help would be appreciated

thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (1/5/05 3:59 PM) +1 + / -
Dan: Epson Printers need to be used often, or the ink thats inside the tiny Printhead Nozzles will dry out and that usually causes clogging. The longer the printer sets not being used the worse the clog can become and its even possible that a really bad clog could damage the actual printhead nozzles. Those "white lines/void lines" are indicating that some of the nozzles are probably clogged and thats why the ink is not printing correctly. Unfortunatly, simply running the Printhead Cleaning Cycles, or even installing new ink cartridges will not usually dissolve the clogs. Clogs have to be usually dissolved from the inside of the printhead assembly. AT THIS POINT: You might want to try using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution, available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson , but it will only help, if there is an actual clogged printhead assembly. When it opens, click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" thats listed for your particular printer. The Epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson printhead cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. It was basically designed by Epson Company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The "nozzles" inside the printhead assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the Nozzle Assembly and then it will never work again. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the printhead nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the printhead assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller Epson Ink Jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The printhead assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the Printhead Cleaning Solution kit, available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (1/22/05 3:04 PM) + / -
My epson c46 pull s the paper in at an angle then stops loading, but carries on printing with no paper so that the ink spills out of the bottom, can any one give me a clue as to why?


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (1/23/05 11:24 AM) + / -
Usually that is caused by the pad that helps to seperate and load the paper. You can use some water and clean the pad (usually it's green) the pad is located at the botton of the paper feed tray. You can use a long q-tip or a clean thin paint brush to access the pad to clean it.

You can see what the pad looks like from this picture http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/C60asf2_1_.jpg You can also clean the other pad shown in the photo using the same brush/q-tip.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (1/25/05 10:37 AM) +1 + / -
Anonymous: You might also want to check for a possible foreign object being stuck inside that paper feed-in area. It's possible that the paper may be running into a foreign object and not feeding in at all. A foreign object could also cause the paper to stall, or even feed-in crooked. Remove all the paper and use a flashlight to look carefully into the paper feed-in area. Look for a pen, pencil, push pin, paper clip, candy, etc. If you can't see anything, then actually pick your printer up and turn it so the paper opening is facing down and shake it a little, side to side. Your trying to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the paper entrance area. If nothing falls out, then turn it back over and use the flashlight to once again look inside that area. Sometimes you'll see an object that may have moved over into view while you were shaking the printer. Any foreign object might block the paper from actually being able to move forward, so then the printer thinks there is no paper installed. You may have to even remove the Top Cover to be able to get a better view of that paper feed area. Unfortunatly, just removing that cover is not always that easy, especially on the newer Epson Printers. You may need a Service Manual for reference, disassembly and troubleshooting. Even if there is not a foreign object stuck in that area, with the top cover off, you might just possibly see what the problem is and even be able to correct it...I'm sorry, but because your "C46" was made by Epson Company, for overseas sales and distribution [usually the UK & Latin America] and I live in the USA, the information sites I have are mainly for those models sold in the USA. There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that covers a lot of different models of Epson Printers, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does not actually cover your "C46" model, but you may be able to use it as a possible guide on your particular printer. It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that may possibly be of some help to you. If that is of no real help, then you may need to go on-line and try and locate an actual Service Manual, to buy and download for your "C46" model...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (2/22/05 5:27 AM) + / -
hi can you help had my computer reformatted when i re-installed my epson c46 printer it comes up communication error or something to do with ltp1 port printer worked fine before reformat and its not showing how much ink is in a box comes up and says buy now any ideas please thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (2/22/05 5:31 AM) + / -
hi can you help had pc reformatted and when i went to re-install my epson c46 printer i get communication error or something to do with lpt1 port printer worked fine before re-formatting its now showing how much ink is in either any ideas thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (2/22/05 10:06 AM) + / -
Anonymous: Thats an actual problem in your computer system, rather than a problem in your printer. When you reformatted your PC, you erased all your old information, including your actual printer drivers, as well as the internal computer settings, that were loaded and programed onto your computer system. Try downloading new printer drivers directly from Epson Company and see if that helps. As your printer model is not listed on the Epson USA web-site, try loading the latest available Printer Drivers, directly from the EPSON UK web-site, at http://emeasupport.epson-europe.com/downloads.aspx?LNG=en-GB . Then simply read the information and follow the prompts, to download the latest available drivers from that Epson web-site. If that does not actually help, then you will need to get help from a Computer Technician/Person, rather than a Printer Technician, on this Printer Repair Site...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Epson cx3200 problem by gaujun (3/1/05 8:02 PM) + / -
My epson cx3200 suddenly started printing things in different color. So every time I try to print something in color, it uses all the wrong colors, yellow for grey, green for blue, and so forth. It doesn't matter what program I use. Any ideas on how to fix this? It worked fine when I first got the printer. And its the same color cartridge that is in there that worked fine before.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (3/2/05 10:00 AM) + / -
gaujun: As most Epson Authorized Service Dealers are not actually trained on any of the newer "C", "CX", or "R" models of Epson Printers, there's not much I can do to help you, not being framiliar with your "CX3200" printer. Try running an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page", directly from the printer itself. That test has a "Nozzle Test" on it, but is slightly different from the nozzle test page thats ran from your computer system. On most Epson Printers you can usually run an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page" to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself, or possibly from your Computer System. Not all Epson Printers are always the same, but the following information applies to most models. If this self-test does not actually work on your particular printer, then you should refer to your "User's Manual/Owners Manual" for the correct procedure on how to run your printers self-test page. First unhook/unplug the printer cable from the back or side of the printer. Leave the power cord still plugged in to the wall and leave the paper loaded, as normal. Turn the printer off for 10 seconds or so, to clear out any remaining DATA or Information that may still have been in the printers system, from when the computer was previously connected. Normally [on most models] you turn the printer off and then you simply reach over and hold-in on the Paper Button, while you reach over and turn the Power Button back on, as normal. Continue to hold in on the paper button for about 3 to 5 seconds, but release the power button after turning your printer on. Release the paper button once you can hear and see the printer starting to initialize and start to pull-in a piece of paper. The printer will normally print out the Internal Epson Self-Test Copy, which will also have a Nozzle Test on it. If that test fails, or cannot actually be ran because the "Red Error Lights" come on, then you know that there is an actual problem in the printer. Depending on the combination of which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING or OFF, will actually indicate the possible Service Error Condition. ON THE OTHER HAND: If everything is working correctly in the printers Paper Feed Assembly, Carriage Assembly/Cartridge Assembly and the Printhead Assembly, then the self-test copy should be printed out and correctly fed thru the printer. If the self-test page prints out correctly and the nozzle test looks ok, then that indicates that your printer thinks it is working normally [as far as the self-test goes]. If your printer is working ok and the nozzle test on that page looks ok, then your problem could be in your Computer System/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware/parts problems, possible virus, etc. I would suggest you try downloading new Printer Drivers directly from the epson.com web-site. You can delete your printer and its drivers and then download the latest available drivers from the Epson Home Page at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp . As drivers are FREE, I usually recommend trying those first if you have a possible communication problem. Bad or corrupted drivers can cause many problems. DEINSTALL [remove] your old printers first and then go to the epson.com web-site. Click-on your particular area, where you live [example: USA]. Then click-on DRIVERS AND SUPPORT and then click-on your particular type of Epson Printer [example: INKJET]. Look under the Ink Jet Printers for your "Epson Stylus CX3200" and click-on it. Once the DRIVERS & DOWNLOAD PAGE opens, read the INFORMATION to locate your particular SYSTEM [Win's 95,98,ME,2000.etc.] and then click-on it. Follow the directions and read all the available information concerning your systems driver downloads. Finally at the bottom of the page, click-on "Printer Software Installation for Windows ___ [Epson Printers]", or the "Download" option button. After the downloading utility opens, read the download information available, make your choices and complete the installation...If new drivers do not help and your printer 's nozzle test looks ok, try running a normal copy, using the Copy Mode thats on most of the newer all-in-one printers. If the copy printed out also looks ok, then its possible that your problem may actually be in your computer system and most likely with the software program that you may be printing from. In that case, you may need to get help from an actual Computer Technician/Person, rather than from a Printer Technician, on this printer repair site...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by baz1939 (3/12/05 10:18 AM) + / -
cannot get paper to feed in on my EpsonC42UX.Installed new drivers direct from Epson.com after lost installation disc. Downloaded Staus Monitor for same. Came up with cartridges not installed correctly or empty. Green Light blinking Red light statioary. Replaced new cartridges all well, monitor showing cartridges full, but when started to print would not feed in paper any clues.



Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (3/15/05 9:35 AM) + / -
baz1939: Turn your printer off for about 10 seconds, remove the printer cable and then turn the printer back-on. Does only the Green Power Light come on solid [not blinking], as would be normal, or does the Red Error Light also come on? If only the green power light comes on, then try running your printers self-test page, directly from the printer. On most epson printers you can usually run an self-test page to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself, or possibly from your computer system. Of course if there are actually any red error lights/leds, already showing on your printer, that would indicate that there is already a problem in your printer. Not all epson printers are always the same, but the following information applies to most models. If this self-test does not actually work on your particular printer, then you should refer to your "User's Manual/Owners Manual" for the correct procedure on how to run your printers self-test page. First unhook/unplug the printer cable from the back or side of the printer. Leave the power cord still plugged in to the wall and leave the paper loaded, as normal. Turn the printer off for 10 seconds or so, to clear out any remaining DATA or information that may still have been in the printers system, from when the computer was previously connected. Normally [on most models], you turn the printer off and then you simply reach over and hold-in on the paper button, while you reach over and turn the power button back on, as normal. Continue to hold in on the paper button for about 3 to 5 seconds, but release the power button after turning your printer on. Release the paper button once you can hear and see the printer starting to initialize and start to pull-in a piece of paper. The printer will normally print out the self-test copy, which will also have a nozzle test on it. If that test fails, or cannot actually be ran because the "Red Error Lights" come on, then you know that there is an actual problem in the printer. Depending on the combination of which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING or OFF, will actually indicate the possible service error condition. Be sure and let us know if you recently had to remove any bad paper jams, by yanking out the paper with force, especially towards the rear of the printer, in the backwards direction. There is a common problem when you get a constant jam condition, or paper won't feed in correctly after a bad jam was removed, or even when the printer or your computer thinks that the paper has not been correctly loaded. If that is the case, then its possible that a part was unhooked/unseated or even damaged, causing a possible constant paper jam condition. If you did have a bad jam, prior to the paper feeding problem, then let us know and we can try to help you further...ON THE OTHER HAND: If everything is working correctly in the printers Paper Feed Assembly, Carriage Assembly/Cartridge Assembly and the Printhead Assembly, then the self-test copy should be printed out and correctly fed thru the printer. If the self-test page prints out correctly and the nozzle test looks ok, then that indicates that your printer thinks it is working normally [as far as the self-test goes]. This does not mean your printer may not be dirty, or have another service related problem, or possibly even nearly empty ink cartridges. If your printer is working ok, then your problem could be in your Computer System/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware/parts problems, possible virus, etc...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by dBART (3/23/05 6:18 AM) + / -
I've had several epson 740 printers, and they all seem to develop the same type of problem after a couple of years. They make a lot of noise when they're first turned on, slam the print carriage against the right side of the printer, and all the lights flash. I've assumed that this is a problem I can't fix, but I've found that if I restart them until they start normally, they work fine as long as I never turn them off. What's going on here?


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (3/23/05 9:19 AM) + / -
dBart: Printers simply get dirty over time and require servicing and upkeep. Although it's possible your printer has an electronic or mechanical failure, the most common problem is that the "Carriage Assembly" is simply DIRTY and or DRY, causing it to stick and make noises. That usually results in the printer loosing track of just where the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly" is actually at and that can cause the error light/led to come on. Sometimes when the printer looses track of where that assembly is at, it then keeps telling that assembly to keep moving and can even cause it to slam into the end of the printer. Try wiping off all around the round metal carriage bar or shaft [that the print cartridge holder assembly moves back-n-forth on], with a lint free cloth. Also clean the outside of the metal bushings with q-tips, that the carriage bar passes thru, on both sides of the print cartridge holder assembly. You can also use alcohol on the cloth, if there is a lot of build-up on the carriage shaft/bar. Then lube the metal bar on both sides of the holder assembly, slightly with a precision oiler, not a spray lubrication, or the appropriate grease thats used on some of the newer models [Epson C40UX, C44UX, C62]. A drop or two of a Teflon based lubrication or Tri-Flo lube is best on the older models of most printers. Manually slide the holder assembly back and forth to spread out the lubrication and wipe of any excess lube or blackish build-up that appears on the bar. After the carriage assembly is cleaned & lubed, then you should perform the "Printhead Alignment Procedure" thru the PRINTER PROPERTIES UTILITY thats loaded onto your Computer System. That alignment can be thrown off because of a dirty and or dry carriage assembly. Sometimes people will simply do a re-alignment without cleaning & lubing that assembly. That simply does a quick fix that usually does not last long. Once that assembly is cleaned & lubed, the actual alignment is then usually off, from those previously done re-alignments and or the sticking & binding caused from when that assembly was dirty and or dry...You can check out this link, supplied by WES, to see different lubrications: http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/oil.html and also this link provided by WES, http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/glide.html , to see some general information on "Carriage Guide Shaft Maintenance"...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by ESugar (4/7/05 7:26 AM) + / -
Got a problem with my Epson C42UX. When I turn it on and it goes through it's startup routine, the cartridge gets hung up on the far right hand side, appears to still want to move, it jerks and makes a gawdawful clicking noise, but I notice that the yellow plastic/rubber drive strip keeps moving. After about 30 seconds it stops, the red light goes on, and I can't do anything with it.

HELP!!


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/7/05 9:12 AM) + / -
ESugar...TRY THIS FIRST: Although it's possible your printer has an electronic or mechanical failure, the most common problem is that the "Carriage Assembly" is simply DIRTY and or DRY, causing it to stick and make noises. That usually results in the printer loosing track of just where the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly" is actually at and that can cause the error light/led to come on. Sometimes when the printer looses track of where that assembly is at, it then keeps telling that assembly to keep moving and can even cause it to slam into the end of the printer. Try wiping off all around the round metal carriage bar or shaft [that the print cartridge holder assembly moves back-n-forth on], with a lint free cloth. Also clean the outside of the metal bushings with q-tips, that the carriage bar passes thru, on both sides of the print cartridge holder assembly. You can also use alcohol on the cloth, if there is a lot of build-up on the carriage shaft/bar. Then lube the metal bar on both sides of the holder assembly, slightly with a precision oiler, not a spray lubrication, or the appropriate grease thats used on some of the newer models [Epson C40UX, C44UX, C62]. A drop or two of a Teflon based lubrication or Tri-Flo lube is best on the older models of most printers. Manually slide the holder assembly back and forth to spread out the lubrication and wipe of any excess lube or blackish build-up that appears on the bar. After the carriage assembly is cleaned & lubed, then you should perform the "Printhead Alignment Procedure" thru the PRINTER PROPERTIES UTILITY thats loaded onto your Computer System. That alignment can be thrown off because of a dirty and or dry carriage assembly. Sometimes people will simply do a re-alignment without cleaning & lubing that assembly. That simply does a quick fix that usually does not last long. Once that assembly is cleaned & lubed, the actual alignment is then usually off, from those previously done re-alignments and or the sticking & binding caused from when that assembly was dirty and or dry...You can check out this link, supplied by WES, to see different lubrications: http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/oil.html and also this link provided by WES, http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/glide.html , to see some general information on "Carriage Guide Shaft Maintenance"...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by scalman (4/7/05 1:43 PM) + / -
need to know how to had the firmware to allow the printer to stay on when the power cord is pluged and and unpluged and pluged back in


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/7/05 2:21 PM) + / -
scalman: I'm not sure what you are actually asking. However, most Epson Printers actually have a tiny battery on the Main Board Assembly, that powers an internal timer circuit. Basically, that timer circuit monitors when the printer has been turned off and for how long. It also monitors when the actual power cord has been unplugged from the wall. After a set period of time, when the printer is plugged back-in and turned on, or simply turned back on [if not unplugged], it causes the printer to go thru a Print Head Cleaning Cycle. That is to flush out the old ink inside the tiny printhead nozzles, by injecting new fresh ink into those nozzles. That timer circuit is built-into that PCB and cannot be reprogrammed , at least to my knowledge...Denny Conway


Epson C62 Paper won't feed by Lauren (4/12/05 12:34 PM) + / -
Help please,

I had been using my Epson C62 for about two years when I decided to put it aside for 4 months or so. When I plugged it back in it won't take the paper. A message keeps popping up saying "paper not loaded correctly". After the attempt the red light goes solid and the green blinks. There are two fresh ink cartidges in there...Please let me know what to do.

Thanks in advance


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/12/05 3:23 PM) + / -
Lauren: I'm sorry, but there's no way to really know whats wrong. Do you remember getting a really bad jam, just prior to putting your printer away for 4 months? If so, then the following general information may be of some possible help to you. The following information was created for the older models of Epson Ink Jet Printers, but may also apply to the newer models as well. This info covers the most common paper feeding or paper jam related problem, or when paper won't feed in correctly after a bad jam was removed, or even when your computer thinks you are actually out of paper or the paper is not loaded correctly. You may have to use it as more of a guide, on your printers possible paper related problems. If you have recently had a bad paper jam that you had to forcefully yank out of your printer, especially towards the rear of the printer, in the backwards direction, then its possible that a part was unhooked/unseated, or even damaged. When paper is pulled to the rear/backwards with force, it usually unseats the arm on the "Paper Jam Sensor Assy", resulting in a constant jam condition. Normally, as paper passes thru the printer, it causes a black plastic arm [with a spring attached] to be pushed forward out of the "Paper Jam Sensor". As the trail edge of the paper leaves the plastic arm, the spring causes the plastic arm to be pulled back into its normal position [into that sensor assembly]. When the arm does not correctly return, the sensor is not activated and the printer thinks there is a paper jam [even though you can not see any paper in the paper path], or does not correctly feed-in the paper, because the sensor is not correctly actuated. Of course I have no way to really know whats wrong with your printer, or even if this is your problem but you have to start some place and I've seen this happen many times. Because of the disassembly and troubleshooting involved, you will find it easier to do with a Service Manual for reference. There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes the C62 series, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled HOUSING REMOVAL and also a section titled PAPER FEED, that will be of some help to you, if you want to try the possibly needed servicing. You have to realize that your printer does not actually have the ability to see any paper in your printer. It depends on electrical signals transmitted thru sensors, to determine if there is a jam or if the paper is out. Usually what happens is that the plastic arm is unhooked at its pivot points, or sometimes actually broken/damaged and cannot return back into the paper sensor. You would have to remove the printers "Top Cover" to be able to shine a flashlight in to possibly see the arm of the paper jam sensor. Again, even removing that Top Cover may require a Service Manual to use for reference and probably even for troubleshooting your possible problem. If you can get the "Top Cover" off: Most of the time you will have to carefully, partially remove the plastic "Paper Holder Assy" in the rear of the printer[usually 2 screws], far enough to be able to fully see and hopefully be able to reinstall the arm assy into its pivot points/holder assy [providing that is your problem, of course]...TECH NOTE: You will need to turn the printer around to disassemble and partially remove the paper holder assembly...WATCHING NOW FROM THE REAR SIDE: Closely observe how the "paper holder assy" comes out/slides out, esp on the left side. The right side is normally just held in by a screw, but the left side [also held in by one screw] is also positioned under and slightly into the paper feed clutch/motor assy. You usually don't need to fully remove the left end of the paper holder assy to be able to see and reconnect the sensor's arm and spring. You do need to be able to reinstall the left end back under/into that clutch assy, or paper won't feed-in correctly. Go slow and LOOK AT EVERYTHING CLOSELY. Check every thing/every step VERY CLOSELY, so you can put it back together again correctly. If the sensor's arm was not broken, or damaged [and its normally just unhooked] you can just try to correctly reinstall it back into its normal position. Once the sensor's arm is correctly positioned, then slowly and carefully reassemble everything, except leave the "Top Cover" off for testing. TECH NOTE: On some Epson models, when you remove the top cover, there is a "Ribbon Cable" [electrical cable] plugged into the top cover itself. If you are not careful, you may find that you have to replug that Ribbon Cable back into its connector on the top cover, for testing purposes. Plug-in and turn-on the printer, but don't load any paper yet. If no immediate jam indicator comes on [once the printer is turned back on], it usually indicates the sensor assy is working normally now. Now load paper as normal [with the top cover still off] and if no "Error Lights/LED's" come on, push the paper/resume button to feed in paper part way [as normal]. Push the same button a second time to finish feeding the paper thru the printer. If successfull, run the same test several times, just to be sure. If the paper does not feed in, you'll probably have to start over on the disassembly of the "paper holder assy" and try to see what went wrong while you performed the reassembly/reinstallation of that assembly. Of course, if that sensor arm was not your problem, once the Top Cover is off, you may be able to actually see the possible problem. You may still need to try and locate an actual Service Manual on-line, to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals for most printers, from Manuals4You, located at http://www.manuals4you.com . If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/12/05 3:34 PM) + / -
Lauren...Just to let you know: I actually looked in the Epson Service Manual and did not see a service error condition listed where the Green Power Light is BLINKING and the Red Error Light is on SOLID...ANOTHER THOUGHT: It's possible that the paper may be running into a foreign object, which could cause the paper to stall, or even feed-in crooked and sometimes even stop the paper from feeding in at all. Remove all the paper and use a flashlight to look carefully into the paper feed-in area. Look for a pen, pencil, push pin, paper clip, candy, etc. If you can't see anything, then actually pick your printer up and turn it so the paper opening is facing down and shake it a little, side to side. Your trying to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the paper entrance area. If nothing falls out, then turn it back over and use the flashlight to once again look inside that area. Sometimes you'll see an object that may have moved over into view while you were shaking the printer. Any foreign object might block the paper from actually being able to move forward, so then the printer thinks there is no paper installed. You may have to even remove the Top Cover to be able to get a better view of that paper feed area. Unfortunatly, just removing that cover is not always that easy, especially on the newer Epson Printers. You may need a Service Manual for reference, disassembly and troubleshooting. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most printers, at www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 +/- ). If that source is not available, then I would recommend that you go to the "Compass Micro Inc" web-site, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm and check with them directly, to see if they have a Service Manual or Reset Procedure available yet for your printer. Several people have posted that they have manuals available for the newer printers, that are not actually available from other normal sources. Even if there is not a foreign object stuck in that area, with the top cover off, you might just possibly see what the problem is and even be able to correct it...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (4/21/05 11:00 AM) + / -
my epson c46 is saying some parts have reached the end of there service what should i do about this can anyone help



Re: Epson printer problem by newuser (4/21/05 11:45 AM) +1 + / -
It's a common problem, the waste ink counter is overflowed and the printer refuses to operate.

Some generic infos about how to reset the printer are here:

http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter

but this will only clear the error, you should also disassemble your printer clean the waste ink pads you can find at printer bottom.

You can find and exploded diagram of you printer at:

http://www.compassmicro.com/parts.cfm

Pads to clean are parts #504 and #503 listed at page #4 of exploded diagram.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/21/05 11:59 AM) + / -
Anonymous: A Service Error where you get a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes some of the C40 series printers, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . Although it does not actually cover your C46 model, you may be able to use its information as reference, or a guide for the work needed on your particular model of epson printer. Those pages do have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that may be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing on your C46 printer...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Epson printer problem by Anonymous (5/1/05 9:46 PM) + / -
Will the old epson stylus color 480 drivers stuff up my windows xp?? Please tell me .


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (5/2/05 12:13 PM) + / -
Anonymous: No way for me to really know, it depends on your actual computer system and how its working. We work on the actual printers on this Printer Repair Site, but no usually on the actual computer related problems. Generally speaking, simply installing the latest available printer drivers, off the epson web-site, should not cause computer problems for you, unless your computer system already has problems. In case you need those drivers: You can get the latest drivers off the Epson Drivers & Downloads web-site, for the "Epson Stylus Color 480/480SX", thats located at http://www.epson.com Just click-on DRIVERS & DOWNLOADS and then read all the info and make your choices, to download the drivers for your particular printer and your computers operating system...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Jusikeit (5/10/05 11:35 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C40 Series Printer and I CANNOT change the cartridge. I put the new one in there by sliding the cartridge over manually because I got frustrated, but it still won't print color. I lost the instructions. PLEASE HELP ME.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (5/10/05 12:12 PM) + / -
Jusikeit: If you installed a new color cartridge and your printer still will not print ion color, then either you have a bad ink cartridge [be sure you removed any pull strip/pull tape off the new cartridge], or a possibly clogged color prinr head assembly, or an actual hardware/parts failure [such as a faing print head assembly]. If you are actually using a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge in your printer, its always possible that ink cartridge is not actually being recognized by your printer. Open up your Status Monitor, thats loaded onto your computer sytem, under the Printer Properties Utility. You want to be sure that ink cartridge is actually being recognized and is showing an actual ink level. Its very common that some brands of non-epson ink cartridges may not always be recognized by the newer models of epson printers. Its usually because of the inexpensive and or incompatable electrical chips that are mounted on some brands of generic or third-party ink cartridges. Unfortunatly, there is no way to make your epson printer use that non-epson ink cartridge, if it cannot actually recognize it. Sometimes you will even get error messages up on your monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a non-epson ink cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. Sometimes the ink level indicator, on your status monitor, will not show an actual ink level, but may indicate a cartridge error or cartridge problem instead. Either you buy an actual epson ink cartridge, or keep trying the non-epson cartridges, until you find a brand that will work in your printer. I have read a suggestion that you can always use an actual epson ink cartridge and when its empty, use the electrical chip off that epson cartridge. You could install the epson chip onto the non-epson ink cartridge, but then you would need an actual "Ink Chip Resetter", to reset that chip, that was marked as empty by your printer. Until that chip is reset, it will not work in your printer. Some people simply refill the empty epson ink cartridge and then reset the electrical chip. The choice on what to do, or what to use is yours to make...If the ink cartridge is actually being recognized, but no ink is actually being printed out on the paper, then its possible that color print head may be clogged, or simply failing. Normally, the most common problem is clogging of the print head nozzles, especially if you were actually using non-epson ink cartridges. You might want to try using the "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution", available through fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/epson . However, that solution will only help, if there is an actual clogged print head assembly. When it opens, click-on epson stylus head cleaning solution thats listed for your particular printer. The epson solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some epson print head cleaning solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using epson inks. This is the same chemical used by epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the print head nozzles to open up again. That solution was basically designed by epson company for use on their older models of ink jet printers, but people have been using it on the newer models, with success reported. IF YOU DECIDE TO, TRY THE "EPSON STYLUS HEAD CLEANING SOLUTION", JUST REMEMBER: The nozzles inside the print head assembly can be easily damaged by using to much force on the plunger of the syringe. Damage can even occur when you are using the epson stylus head cleaning solution method, if you actually try to force the fluid thru the nozzle. To much force/pressure can damage the little tubes inside the nozzle assembly and then it will never work again. One individual print head nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. The correct method is to use the syringe to add the fluid into the nozzle and then leave the fluids set inside the nozzle for a day or two, to try and dissolve a possible bad clog. If you remove the Top Cover Assembly, then you can leave the print head assembly parked in its normal home position, at the far right side. Then any ink & fluids that are purged during the cleaning, will normally travel thru the cleaning station hoses, to the waste ink pads. If you have the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly", positioned away from the home position, then you will need to slide strips of paper towels or coffee filters under that assembly, to soak up any expelled ink and fluids, or it can get all over. Sometimes you might have to use the fluids several times to be able to dissolve the clog in the print head nozzles. Sometimes the clog will never dissolve, or it actually damages the nozzles. The longer the clog has been in, the worse it is to remove. Again, if the cleaning fluids don't help, then its generally time to invest in a new printer. In some more expensive printers, you may want to get an estimate to replace the print head assembly, but as a general rule, its not really economical to do in the smaller epson ink jet style printers. You can generally buy a new small printer cheaper than you can have your old one repaired for. EXAMPLE: The print head assembly in the "C80" Printer sells for around $120 to $130. There is a REVIEW of the "Print Head Cleaning Solution", as well as general "Print Head Cleaning Instructions", that is available to view at http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us/EKR.html ...Just to let you know: You can view the "Epson Stylus C40UX - Documents & Manuals web-site, located at http://www.epson.com . You can simply click-on REFERENCE GUIDE and then click-on REPLACING INK CARTRIDGES, to view that on-line information on how to check the ink supply, or on replacing the ink cartridges...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson Stylus Color 860 printer problem by jcaprinterquest (5/17/05 8:51 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Color Stylus 860. Both ink buttons are constantly lit. The paper adv button is blinking. The power button is blinking. The FAQ I looked up says its a general error. I tried installing new cartridges.


As a last ditch effort I took the case off. I saw nothing unusual. I Tried to get it to work & it powered up with no problem, and started to print but no ink worked. I used clogged print head utility & the color works but the black worn work at all no matter if I change the cartridge or use the utilities. I can occasionally get it to work but when it does only the color works even when I replace the black cartridge. and the same general error lights come on occasionally.

Is this printer worth fixing? Does this one have a waste ink pad to reset like the c80? Any ideas.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (5/17/05 10:30 AM) + / -
jcaprinterquest: When the ink light or lights [some models have two ink lights] are on SOLID and the power light and paper light are both FLASHING, that indicates a FATAL ERROR on most Epson Printers. I'm sorry, but just as it sounds, that is the worse possible error on your printer. There is no actual reset procedure for a fatal error service condition, because either there is an actual hardware/part failure, or a related area is requiring some servicing to be performed, to be able to correct that fatal error. You may need to try and locate a Service Manual on-line, that you could download for in-depth troubleshooting, disassembly and servicing, if you want to try and locate your possible problem. There are approximatly 10 different things that can cause a FATAL ERROR and most of them involve HARDWARE PROBLEMS [bad/defective/failing electrical parts] in the "carriage assembly" or "paper feed assembly". You would normally know if you have been having any paper feed problems [jams, misfeeds, crooked feeding copies, etc]. You would also normally know if your printer was having any unusual or strange GRINDING NOISES or RATCHETING NOISES, that may indicate a DIRTY or DRY CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY. If your not sure about possible carriage problems, or just to eliminate that area, you might want to clean and lubricate that assembly. You need to eliminate possible problems and the carriage assembly is one of the biggest and most common problem areas, that cause that Fatal Error Condition. Try wiping off all around the round metal carriage bar or shaft [that the print cartridge holder assembly moves back-n-forth on], with a lint free cloth. Also clean the outside of the metal bushings with q-tips, that the carriage bar passes thru, on both sides of the print cartridge holder assembly. You can also use alcohol on the cloth, if there is a lot of build-up on the carriage shaft/bar. Then lube the metal bar on both sides of the holder assembly, slightly with a precision oiler, not a spray lubrication, or the appropriate grease thats used on some of the newer models. A drop or two of a Teflon based lubrication or Tri-Flo lube is best on the older models of most printers. Manually slide the holder assembly back and forth to spread out the lubrication and wipe of any excess lube or blackish build-up that appears on the bar. After the carriage assembly is cleaned & lubed and if that corrects your fatal error service condition, then you should perform the "Printhead Alignment Procedure" thru the PRINTER PROPERTIES UTILITY thats loaded onto your Computer System. That alignment can be thrown off because of a dirty and or dry carriage assembly. Sometimes people will simply do a re-alignment without cleaning & lubing that assembly. That simply does a quick fix that usually does not last long. Once that assembly is cleaned & lubed, the actual alignment is then usually off, from those previously done re-alignments and or the sticking & binding caused from when that assembly was dirty and or dry...You can check out this link, supplied by WES, to see different lubrications: http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/oil.html and also this link provided by WES, http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/glide.html , to see some general information on "Carriage Guide Shaft Maintenance"...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (5/17/05 10:32 AM) + / -
jcaprinterquest...ANOTHER COMMON FATAL ERROR PROBLEM: You're "Stylus Color 860" has a plastic "Encoder Strip/Sensor Strip" that runs thru a sensor mounted on the back of the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly. That strip is located beside and slighty behind the carriage bar/shaft and runs from the left side to the right side of the printer. This strip appears to be almost see threw, but has tiny encoder dots on the strip, that give the instructions to the Printhead Assembly/Print Cartridge Holder Assembly, during a printing job. Sometimes ink splatter will get on that strip, causing the sensor to mis-read the actual encoder dots, causing positioning problems. To eliminate that possibility, you might want to CAREFULLY and VERY GENTLY, clean that sensor strip. You should only use Distilled Water [less chemicals and minerals in distilled water] to clean this strip with. Other fluids and chemicals [such as: alcohol/acetone/ink removers/etc] may actually damage the plastic strip or even wipe off the tiny encoded dots/marks. Then it will of course not work or simply not give the correct information anymore. You can use damp Q-Tips, but I prefer wet strips of flat coffee filters, folded into an approx two inch length. Once the folded strip is fairly wet [just not dripping], I lay it on the top of the sensor strip and then carefully fold it over the top of the sensor strip and down both the front side and the rear side of the sensor strip. Position one finger on one side of the folded wet strip and your thumb over the other side [the sensor strip will now be covered by the folded wet coffee filter strip]. Use your other hand and firmly hold the sensor strip between your thumb and finger, at as near to one end of the sensor strip as you can. Now slide the wet coffee filter strip slowly and gently along the sensor strip to clean it. You may have to change the wet coffee strip if it gets real dirty. Ink spray/spots/dots that may have collected on the sensor strip, will then be cleaned off by the wet coffee filter strips. Its possible that the build-up of ink on the sensor strip, can actually cause the sensor to read the information wrong. The sensor is trying to actually read that ink spray/spots/dots and gets real confused. This can cause strange problems to happen and sometimes can even cause a Service Error Light/Led to come on...WARNING: Be sure that you are holding one end of the sensor strip firmly, so it does not move back and forth while cleaning it with the other hand. If it moves to much it can actually un-hook from its little attachment point/hook and is almost impossible to rehook/reinstall without removing the Top Cover Assembly. If you pull to hard on the sensor strip, it can actually be damaged and break off its attachment point/hook. NO STRIP = NO WORKING PRINTER. SO ALWAYS GO SLOW AND BE VERY CAREFULL WHEN CLEANING, OR EVEN NEAR THAT SENSOR STRIP...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by jcaprinterquest (5/18/05 10:31 AM) + / -
Denny Conway-- Thank You

Its working and so is the black ink. For some reason the head cleaning utility worked this time. Not sure why.

Is there a waste ink collection area on the 860? I saw an above post that mentioned an ink collection reset program compatible for the 860? Where is this area on the 860?


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (5/18/05 12:19 PM) + / -
jcaprinterquest: You're welcome!...The "Waste Ink Pads" are located in a plastic box, just under where the paper passes under the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly" during the actual printing process. I believe there are four total pads in your printer [2 long pads and 2 slightly shorter pads]. There is a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color 860 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . You can use that manual as reference, to see whats involved in getting to those waste ink pads. When your printer finally goes into that "Maintenance Request Error", it will shut down. Your printer cannot be used until those pads are replaced, or actually cleaned & dried & reinstalled and even then the actual "Waste Ink Counter" will have to be reset before that service error condition will be turned off. That manual can be used as reference for actual disassembly and servicing of those waste ink pads, if you actually want to perform the needed servicing on your printer. However, you may still need to buy the actual reset procedure, to clear the actual Waste Ink Counter, unless the free "SSC Service Utility" works on your particular model of printer and on your computers operating system. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (5/18/05 12:20 PM) + / -
jcaprinterquest: You're welcome!...The "Waste Ink Pads" are located in a plastic box, just under where the paper passes under the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly" during the actual printing process. I believe there are four total pads in your printer [2 long pads and 2 slightly shorter pads]. There is a free download of an "Epson Stylus Color 860 Service Manual", from fixyourownprinter.com, at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/manuals/public/epson . You can use that manual as reference, to see whats involved in getting to those waste ink pads. When your printer finally goes into that "Maintenance Request Error", it will shut down. Your printer cannot be used until those pads are replaced, or actually cleaned & dried & reinstalled and even then the actual "Waste Ink Counter" will have to be reset before that service error condition will be turned off. That manual can be used as reference for actual disassembly and servicing of those waste ink pads, if you actually want to perform the needed servicing on your printer. However, you may still need to buy the actual reset procedure, to clear the actual Waste Ink Counter, unless the free "SSC Service Utility" works on your particular model of printer and on your computers operating system. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by casey (5/29/05 2:55 PM) + / -
i have lost the drivers to my printer it is a epson stylus c44ux can you help me


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (5/29/05 3:58 PM) + / -
The Epson drivers page is here http://www.epson.com

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: Epson printer problem by Dare (6/1/05 5:22 AM) + / -
I've had it with my CX3100. I loved the scanner combi and thr price, but a month into the warranty I was sending it back for ink head replacement!

Now that the warranty's over, I've dismantled the head to self clean, after having spent money on cartridges that did nothing but head cleaning!

Anyone knows if there is a windows application that can control which cartridge or colour to clean, rather than sap the ink out of all 4 colours all the time?


Re: Epson printer problem by andy1utd (6/4/05 11:48 AM) + / -
can anyone help ,ive got a stylus c60 and need to know how to realliegn, as im only getting two thirds of the documents on the page .


Re: Epson 740 printer problem by Diddy (6/26/05 10:40 PM) + / -
Have had excellent service from my Epson Stylus Color 740 for several years. However, I just upgraded to a new DELL system with Windows XP which does all kinds of annoying things ... like messing with my Epson.

During a print-out of a Word document the paper jambed in the printer. I shut it down then gently (as possible) pulled the paper out. When I went to restart the printer, the computer declared that XP does not support the Epson Stylus 740. Pretty dumb since it had been working perfectly for several weeks until this incident. So I've spent hours fussing around and finally found a way to install the old Epson driver. The computer is now recognizing the printer like nothing happened. But when I try to print a document (doesn't matter from which application), the printer prints one garbled line at the top of the page, ejects that page, then continues to feed blank sheets until I remove the paper from the tray, at which time I get the "out of paper" message. Everything else (hardware/software) seems to be working normally.

By the way, the garbled line consists of 4 overprinted undecipherable characters at the far top left edges of the paper, followed by:
"1084,@EHL @@(PEMMTE1PMQL(E(U U(il(e(Ax"

I have repeated the process several times and get identical results.

Anybody have a clue about what's going on here? I have a print job that has to go out tomorrow and no other options at this point.

Diddy 8^(



Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (6/28/05 10:54 AM) + / -
Diddy: When a printer prints "jibberish" [random symbols and characters], or has communication problems, its usually caused by: #1 a bad/failing parallel printer cable. It can be caused by an old worn cable, or a poor quality cable [not bi-directional printer cable, or not an IEEE-1284 rated cable], or simply a loose connection on either end of your present cable [be sure cable is securely connected on both ends]. Inexpensive parallel cables are not usually shielded enough and are not always bi-directional. TECH NOTE: If you are using a USB CABLE, you will usually you have less communication problems caused by a bad or corrupted USB cable, but its possible. #2 bad/corrupted printer drivers: printer drivers are usually available online from EPSON at no charge; remove/de-install your old printer drivers and then go online and download the newest drivers available for your printer. If you use your old CD that came with your printer, then you are not getting the latest changes/updates available free from Epson Company...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. Here are some suggestions from the Epson Technical Support Department, that were previously posted on this Printer Repair site: "(1)Ensure STANDARD PORT TYPES is selected, and highlight PRINTER PORT, (2)Printer properties>remove ENABLE ADVANCED PRINTING FEATURES, (3)Printer porperties>ADVANCED tab>PRINT DIRECTLY TO THE PRINTER, (4)Clear out the TEMP files."


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (6/28/05 10:55 AM) + / -
Diddy...Follow-up to first reply: Occasionally its not the drivers or the cable causing communication type problems: #3 It's possible that the actual SOFTWARE you are using to do a print job from, may be causing problems [Word, Office, Excel, etc]. You can try using a different software to print from and see if your problem goes away. If it does, then you may need to have your software removed and reinstalled. It's possible that something may have corrupted it and is causing problems. #4 Its possible that internal settings on your PC may be not set correctly, but that would normally require a PC trained person to check your system and make changes [BIOS settings]. #5 Its also possible that a VIRUS can cause problems with printers. Even if you have a virus protection program installed on your PC, it has to be updated regularly to protect against possible new, or modified virus'. #6 If new drivers [free] & a new good quality printer cable [fairly inexpensive], do not cure your problem, then its probably time to have your PC/System checked for possible problems. The other thing you can try is to actually connect your printer to a different PC/System, then load the correct DRIVERS and connect your printer cable and run some print jobs. If your printer, cable and drivers work ok on a different PC/System, then you pretty much know the problem is normally in your PC/System. #7 Sometimes the Logic Board, built onto/into the printers "Main PCB/Board", just goes bad, but not very often. As a new PCB costs quite a bit, its better to put that money into a new printer, as the prices have come down so much in the last couple of years...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by OXIURO (6/29/05 12:07 AM) + / -
Hello I have a C62 Ep started print so nice but few days ago lines in blank apear during printing....
I'read the posters here...
But something extra it is happening, now a red light it's "on" always, doesn't print not even runing pages inside....
Please whatever you recomend will be good for me



Epson 740 printer problem by Anonymous (7/3/05 2:35 PM) + / -
Dear Denny:
Thank you for the thorough analysis. I've ruled out everything except the printer cable. I'm wondering if I might have knocked the print head out of alignment when I pulled the paper out of the jamb. I can't see anything, but I haven't taken the printer apart either.

I hate to replace this unit because it hasn't been used much and I still have ink cartridges on hand. I really like the EPSON products. In fact, I beta-tested their original printers back in the early 80's.

Perhaps I'll buy another cable before I give up on it altogether.

Thanks again!
Diddy





Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/7/05 12:36 PM) + / -
Diddy: You're welcome! I hope a new printer cable actually helps...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by ac (7/15/05 11:45 PM) + / -
my photo 810 works fine except that I cannot see the ink level indicators as they are greyed out. When I go to status monitor I get "communication error". Any ideas?


Re: Epson printer problem by Lilac Wine (7/16/05 12:43 AM) + / -
Hi there,

I have had an Epson c62 printer for a few years but I only started using it about 3 weeks ago.

All was okay till my brother put a thick-ish wad of paper in it to print a film script off, the paper jammed and now it doesnt work at all.

The green light is on, the cable is okay, I have unplugged it, left it over night and gone back and it still wont print.

I cannot even get it to do the test print. Can you help please? I cannot afford to buy another printer!

Many thanks, Lilac xx



Re: Epson printer problem by Stephen (7/16/05 5:28 AM) + / -
I don't know the answer to your question, but I would like to help you increase your odds of getting an answer.

Since this thread does not have the make and model in the subject line you really need to open a new thread. Or find a thread with your make and model in the subject line.

Some techs only read threads when the subject line contains a machine they are familiar with.

We also need more of a description of your problem.

What exactly does the printer do, or not do, does it try to pick up paper, does anything happen when you try to print, any noises?

Are you getting any error messages on the PC?




Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (7/16/05 9:31 AM) + / -
Hi Stephen,

Thank you for the advice, I will go and look in the old threads and see if I can find one for my printer. Lilac


Epson Stylus C62 by Anonymous (7/16/05 9:58 AM) + / -
Hi,

I had a paper jam in my printer and the printer hasnt worked since, the only noise of any kind that it makes is when I turn it on, then I get the normal noise. After that I get totally nothing, I dont even get any error messages.

The green light stays on with no flashing, no other lights come on at all. When I ask the printer to print something I click on the little printer symbol that normally tells me what the printer is doing and I can see the documents that I want to print but nothing happens.

Many thanks. Lilac


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/19/05 12:17 PM) + / -
Lilac: On most Epson Printers you can usually run an "Internal Epson Self-Test Page" to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or possibly from your computer system. Not all epson printers are always the same, but the following information applies to most models. If this self-test does not actually work on your particular printer, then you should refer to your "User's Manual/Owners Manual" for the correct procedure on how to run your printers self-test page. First unhook/unplug the printer cable from the back or side of the printer. Leave the power cord still plugged in to the wall and leave the paper loaded, as normal. Turn the printer off for 10 seconds or so, to clear out any remaining data or information that may still have been in the printers system, from when the computer was previously connected. Normally [on most models] you turn the printer off and then you simply reach over and hold-in on the Paper Button, while you reach over and turn the Power Button back on, as normal. Continue to hold in on the paper button for about 3 to 5 seconds, but release the power button after turning your printer on. Release the paper button once you can hear and see the printer starting to initialize and start to pull-in a piece of paper. The printer will normally print out the self-test page, which will also have a Nozzle Test on it. If that test fails, or cannot actually be ran because the red error lights come on, then you know that there is an actual problem in the printer. Depending on the combination of which lights are on SOLID, or FLASHING or OFF, will actually indicate the possible service error condition. ON THE OTHER HAND: If everything is working correctly in the printer, then the self-test copy should be printed out and correctly fed thru the printer. If the self-test page prints out correctly and the nozzle test looks ok, then that indicates that your printer is working normally [as far as the self-test goes]. This does not mean your printer may not be dirty, or have another service related problem, or possibly even nearly empty ink cartridges, it just means that your printer thinks it is working normally. If your printer is working ok, then your problem could be in your Computer System/PC: bad drivers, bad printer cable, bad software, incorrect internal PC settings, possible hardware/parts problems, possible virus, etc. In that case you may need help from an actual Computer Technician/Person, rather than a Printer Technician, on this Printer Repair Site...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by nevena (7/27/05 10:11 AM) + / -
my epson c60 printer was working on my old computer but now I have a new one and I can't find installation cd to install it on new computer.please help.



Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/27/05 12:16 PM) + / -
nevena: You can download the latest available drivers from the Epson Home Page at http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp . Click-on your particular area, where you live [example: USA]. Then click-on DRIVERS AND SUPPORT and then click-on your particular type of Epson Printer [example: INKJET]. Look under the Ink Jet Printers for your "Epson Stylus Color C60" and click-on it. Once the DRIVERS & DOWNLOAD PAGE opens, read the INFORMATION to locate your particular SYSTEM [Win's 95,98,ME,2000.etc.] and then click-on it. Follow the directions and read all the available information concerning your systems driver downloads. Finally at the bottom of the page, click-on "Printer Software Installation for Windows ___ [Epson Printers]", or the "Download" option button. After the downloading utility opens, read the download information available, make your choices and complete the installation...Good Luck! Denny Conway


C62 lines problem by david ury (7/27/05 12:58 PM) + / -
Hello,
I have a c62, and lately when I print there are horizontyal lines running through the letters across the page. I've done some of the utility tests, and no matter what I print there are always horizontal lines. Any ideas. Thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/27/05 3:12 PM) + / -
david ury: If those horizontal lines, actually look like "White Lines" or "Void Lines" running thru the print, then the following info usually applies...When I see "White Lines/Void Lines" running thru the printed text, its usually do to either a bad/failing ink cartridge, or a clogged or failing Printhead Assembly, but no way to really know for sure. If you have not ran up to 6 sets of "Printhead Cleaning Cycles" & "Nozzle Tests", then I suggest that you first try that for your printing problem. Remember to always run a nozzle test after every cleaning test ran, because Epson Printers use the nozzle test for a point of reference for the next cleaning test ran. If you have already ran the "Printhead Cleaning Cycle" & "Nozzle Test" [or after running those sets of tests] several times without any improvement, I would suggest actually installing a New-Epson Ink Cartridge, as a test. If that does not help, then you might want to try using the Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution, available through the Home Page on "fixyourownprinter.com", at " http://fixyourownprinter.com/ ". When it opens, click-on Epson, under PRINTER REPAIR KITS. Then click-on "Epson Stylus Head Cleaning Solution" and that page should then open correctly. The Epson Solution sells for around $10.00 plus shipping. It includes a syringe and some Epson Printhead Cleaning Solution, which is designed to dissolve most clogs, especially if you were using Epson inks. This is the same chemical used by Epson in their service department. You can try it if you want to and see if you can get the printhead nozzles to open up again, but that will only help if they are actually clogged. If you want to see what's involved in print head cleaning, Wes has supplied a link that might help: http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/printhead.html and he also suggests trying the SSC Service Utility from here: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Unfortunatly, that SSC Utility does not work on all printers and on all Operating Systems, so you will have to actually check for yourself...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by david ury (7/27/05 3:17 PM) + / -
These are not white lines. They are acutal black lines printed across the page. I ran the nozzle test and it came out okay, but it still had these black lines running across the colored boxes. Any othere iedas.


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/27/05 5:56 PM) + / -
david ury: Not good news either, I'm sorry to say. When I see horizontal lines [side to side on page], banding, or colored lines being printed across photos, its usually do to a failing "Printhead Assembly", but no way to really know for sure. Generally speaking, cleaning will not usually help if it is a hardware/parts problem, that is actually causing those types of lines. If a colored line goes past the border of the actual printed image, that usually also indicates a failing printhead assembly...Here is some previously posted info by EDDY on 12/29/2004 @ 04:20:21 Re: epson and lines. Here is a procedure to confirm that the print head is failing: print the same picture at a lower resolution than the resolution which the problem occurs. Sometimes the problem does not occur at 720dpi or lower. If the problem does not occur then the print head is failing...There's a slight possibility that a build-up of dried ink, dust, dirt, lint and hair, that has possibly built-up on the bottom side and backside areas of the Printhead Assembly, can sometimes cause the "Printhead Nozzles" to fire crooked and that can cause a colored line to appear. The only way to find out, is to clean those two areas, just to eliminate that possibility. If you clean those areas and the lines are still there, then you can assume that its a hardware/part failure thats causing the line problem. I ended up posting my in-depth information, for cleaning the underside & backside areas of the Print Head Assembly, on 4/7/05. You can see that in-depth info at http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/28244 [simply click on that link and it will usually open for you], on the fixyourownprinter.com , Printer Repair Site. There are two separate posted replies, listing GENERAL INFO #1 and GENERAL INFO #2. You may want to perform that in-depth cleaning, to at least eliminate those very common problem areas. I have no way to know if that in-depth cleaning will actually help to correct your printers problem. However, its about the only thing you can try, other than actually installing new print heads, which is really not economical to do in the smaller ink jet printer models. Although its a lot of information to read and to follow, its not actually that hard to perform the needed servicing and cleaning. That info is posted step by step, so its easier to follow each step in the actual cleaning procedure...Again, Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by mushingi (7/28/05 1:04 AM) + / -
Hi

My name is Mushingi Dumbu, i have my Epson stylus color 600 it can power on and initialise normally.The problem now is i changed both print catridges but i can not print its selftest page and even sending from the host computer it can pick paper and the head moves properly and the paper stops halfway and shows the no paper error light.

So i do not know what could be causing the printer not to print and if anyone can help me i would be very happy.

Regards,

Mushingi


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (7/28/05 3:47 AM) + / -
cheers richard for your help. i had same problem as you, was just about to buy a new printer then came across your message.
i followed your instructions now my printer working again.
many many thanks........shaun


Re: Epson printer problem by jyou (7/28/05 1:56 PM) + / -
my epson c62 printer will not install a new black ink cartridge please please could someone advise me on this i have a red error light on my printer and im using the same cartridges that worked fine previously now i have the error saying black ink cartridge not installed. I have been throught the process of


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/28/05 2:56 PM) + / -
iyou: You did not actually tell us what kind of ink cartridge you are trying to install in your Epson Printer. As the cartridge you are using is not actually working, I'm guessing that you are trying to install a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge [generic or third party cartridge]. If so, then that could very well be whats causing your problem. Its very common that some brands of non-epson ink cartridges may not always be recognized by the newer models of epson printers. Its usually because of the inexpensive and or incompatable electrical chips that are mounted on some brands of generic or third-party ink cartridges. Even though you successfully used the same brand before, does not mean it will always work. Unfortunatly, there is no way to make your epson printer use that non-epson ink cartridge, if it cannot actually recognize it. Sometimes you will even get error messages up on your monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a non-epson ink cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. Sometimes the ink level indicator, on your status monitor, will not show an actual ink level, but may indicate a cartridge error or cartridge problem instead. Either you buy an actual epson ink cartridge, or keep trying the non-epson cartridges, until you find a brand that will work in your printer. I have read a suggestion that you can always use an actual epson ink cartridge and when its empty, use the electrical chip off that epson cartridge. You could install the epson chip onto the non-epson ink cartridge, but then you would need an actual "Ink Chip Resetter", to reset that chip, that was marked as empty by your printer. Until that chip is reset, it will not work in your printer. Some people simply refill the empty epson ink cartridge and then reset the electrical chip. The choice on what to do, or what to use is yours to make...Just so you will know: Unfortunatly, not all "Generic" & "Third-Party" ink cartridges are made the same and none of them actually contain the right formulation of ink, for the epson printers [formula is patented by Epson Company]. Some are probably close and seem to be better than others, but some simply can clog-up or even damage the print head assemblies on epson printers. Epson ink jet printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks, especially the newer models made with-in the last few years. Epson printers use a completely different print head inking system than most other brands of printers and correct epson ink formulation is vital. Most, if not all of the other manufactors, use thermal or bubblejet print heads and because the other brands use a totally different system, they don't seem to have as many problems using refilled inks or non-manufactor's ink cartridges. There are people that say they use generic or third-party inks or ink cartridges in their epson printer and have never had a problem. I've seen and read about too many problems caused by using non-epson ink, especially on the newer models of epson printers that have come out in the last few years. No matter what anyone says, all blacks and colors are not the same. Printer manufacters do not make available their ink formulation and in most cases, the formulation is patented. Any difference in the ink formulation can clog the small print head nozzles or damage other critical components. One individual print head nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged. Epson has many different formulas just for its black ink, for all the different epson printers, let alone for their colored inks. Generally if you are using non-epson ink or ink cartridges, or refilling your old cartridges, you are using the wrong ink for your printer and sooner or later you will have some type of problems, almost everyone does. You are taking your chances by using third-party or generic ink cartridges, or even by refilling your old cartridges. I understand the differences in the costs of the non-epson ink and ink cartridges, compared to the actual epson ink cartridges and the choice is always yours to make. It really does not matter to me what type of ink cartridges you decide to use in your epson printer...Good Luck! Denny Conway


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (7/28/05 9:40 PM) + / -
danny I just want to thank you for your answer it did help me and my printer is now installed and working just fine thank you


Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (7/29/05 11:10 AM) + / -
You're welcome! I'm glad that my info was able to help you correct your printers problem...Denny Conway


Re: Epson printer problem by ron pete (7/31/05 6:11 AM) + / -
Occasionally (perhaps every few months) my printed sheets emerge with an irregular line of spots on the back of the paper. It looks like something has leaked ink, feeders have touched the ink, and transfer it to the back of the the paper as it travels through the printer.

Eventually it goes away. The line is approximately 2 1/4" from the right edge guide.

Is there a way of cleaning this situation when it happens, instead of having to wait until it goes away?

My machine is an Epson Stylus 1520 and a great printer for me.




Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (8/13/05 10:42 AM) + / -
epson 740 as soon as i try to print something the power light starts blinking,and will not print after about 30 sec a message comes on telling me to make sure the cabel is connected and the power is on.HELP


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (8/13/05 10:44 AM) + / -
epson 740 as soon as i try to print something the power light starts blinking,and will not print after about 30 sec a message comes on telling me to make sure the cabel is connected and the power is on.HELP


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (8/13/05 10:55 AM) + / -
epson 740 every time i try to print something the power light starts blinking and it will not print.after about 30 sec a message comes up saying error check to make sure printer cabeL is connected and power is on. HELP


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Lilac Wine (8/15/05 6:30 AM) + / -
Hi Denny
Thank you for replying and helping me.

I did what you suggested and now I have a the following:-

ON/OFF Green solid light
PAPER FEED Red flashing light

The printer still wont print anything, can you suggest anything else please?

Many thanks, Lilac xox


Re: Epson printer problem by Bill K (8/18/05 9:47 AM) + / -
I have an Epson C60 color printer. It started printing spaces in lines, missing colors then only one color and split lines in that too. After going through several cleaning sessions (and a ton of ink), I decided to clean the print head myself. I noticed that the card on the back of the print head has become seperated from the ribbon going to the print head. Is this supposed to be soldered to the card and if so, is there a way to repair it? I am reluctant to trash the C60 as I just spent another $45 on new ink and really don't want to spend $70 on a new print head if I can help it.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (8/20/05 7:19 AM) + / -
if any one has this problem email me and i will try to tell how to overcome it. i had the problem and took my cx3200 to bits and repaired the problem in 45 mins, but having done it once i know a few shortcuts to get to the problem


Re: Epson printer problem by Bman (8/21/05 9:03 AM) +1 + / -
Does anyone knows how to get the ink pads out of Epson CX3500?


Re: Epson printer problem by jay1900 (8/21/05 2:22 PM) + / -
a friend has asked to me to help her with her printer as it wont print out onto paper she has just bought it everything seems to be installed ok it shows the printer box then nothing it times out the only thing i have noticed different to mine is the ink levels are greyed out she has put the original epson cartridges in that she had with the printer, i have tried many things including changing the usb cable going through the settings but nothing seems to work it is an epson c46 inkjet printer. thx if anyone can help.


Re: Epson printer problem by Pman (8/27/05 6:29 PM) -1 + / -
I need to align the printer head on my C62 but there is no printer icon in the lower right hand corner taskbar. How can I get the icon to appear or how can I align the heads in another way?
thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (8/29/05 8:47 PM) + / -
Hello to everyone from Honduras, hey i need some help refilling ink cadtridge for the Epson CX-3500, i readed that i gotta reset the eeprom but i'm not sure how to do it. Please help me out, also i'm not sure where exactly i gotta refill it (which hole)?

*******Sorry for my horrible english, i actually only speaks spanish. ROFL


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (edited 8/31/05 1:26 AM) +1 + / -
Pman, You can go into the printer properties and select the maintenance tab. You will the alignment listed there.

If you use windows click on your control panel icon. Then the printers or faxes and printers tab.(depending in which version of windows you are using) then right click on the C62 icon the box opens and down on the botton is the properties tab. Then just look for the maintenance tab.

Anonymous, If you do a google search you should find something. Most refillers drill a hole on the top on the ink cartridge and fill it from there. But I can't find a link to point you to right now. Be sure you use a good quality ink and buy a good chip resetter.

I hope this helps,

Wes.




Re: Epson printer problem by fireflye (8/30/05 11:19 PM) + / -
I have an epson C84 that stopped printing in the middle of a page, started making strange nosies and flashing red paper and ink lights. Can someone please send me the cleaning info?


Thanks,
eve


Re: Epson printer problem by madison1 (8/31/05 1:12 AM) + / -
Hi all,
I have a epson stylus c41sx that has stopped printing the green light is on solid aswell as the red light any assistance appreciated.
Thanks
Tracy


Re: Epson printer problem by benk52 (8/31/05 1:05 PM) + / -
where can i get epsm cx5200 print heads as mine are not working


Re: Epson printer problem by blackbanana (9/13/05 11:45 AM) +1 + / -
Hello,

I was reading about the Epson cleaning solution and have a question--I have a CX5400 (Durabrite) but have been using generic Epson-compatible replacement cartridges with regular ink for 2 years. Should I still order the cleaning solution for Durabrite ink or should I order the regular cleaning solution?

Thanks very much!


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (9/14/05 6:23 AM) +1 + / -
i hv a stylus c41sx and found printer stop with the error message show as Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company",
and i did follow the recommendation here to clean the waste part replace with new one but i cld not reset the counter after in install the SSC service untility 4.00 after download and installed

need help ....it show device not found

thx
watana


Re: Epson printer problem by eichie (9/15/05 7:30 AM) + / -
My epson stylus color 880 printer will not print. It goes through the motions of printing but only patchy printing'Have done all the maintenance tasks '
. changed the cartridges.
Please help.


Re: Epson printer problem CX-3500 by ast (9/15/05 9:07 AM) + / -
hi guys!

i'm having problem with my CX-3500, everytime i turn on the power, the print head moves from right to left, left to right with no problems, but before the start-up process ends, it produced as squeeking sound, the belt that controls the printer head/cartridge will shake (gears is rotatiing but the belt is not, thats why its shaking), then all the light will blink with E showing in the LCD.

any fix on this? Please help.

TIA!


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (9/21/05 1:48 AM) + / -
i have a problem with my printer,keeps showing the error message and i can'nt figure it out whats wrong.


Re: Epson printer problem C64 by Alvino (9/21/05 6:17 AM) + / -
I just installed an epsom c64 printer that used to be my Dad's. It seems OK except all thie inks are low. I bought a new black cartridge and that has filled ok but it still wont work. Is it becasue the magenta is totally out? When i try to print it just comes up with ink is low, the other 2 are low but magenta is totally out. Surely you can still prin tin black though? Seems silly as I wont be using colour.... really hope someone can help...trying to do a dissertation!


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by fishbonealice (9/22/05 7:36 AM) + / -
Richard you're a star! I followed your advice for my EPSON C40UX and it worked a treat for it, the only difference was that I had to set the protection counter as well. Thanks a lot


Epson Receipt Printer Help by Raj G (9/25/05 9:20 PM) + / -
we are printing our receipts using Epson TM-T88IIIP Receipt Printers. Printer is connected to com port.
we are using Winxp system. we installed windows driver for the Receipt Printer.

i am not able to trap the Paperour and Cover open errors.
how to do this.
secondly i am not able to fire the Paper cut from my application .

need help urgently


Re: Epson printer problem by Springer (9/28/05 12:01 PM) + / -
I have an ink problem. I just put the correct epson ink cartridge (T040) into my Epson Stylus C62 and it keeps telling me that it is empty. It was a brand new cartridge. What do I do?


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (9/28/05 4:49 PM) + / -
Check the contacts on the back of the cartriage housing which come into contact with the contacts on the cartridge.
Hope this helps.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (9/28/05 9:34 PM) + / -
try using a epson chip resetterthey are only a couple of pounds and they sell them on the net or from large tesco shops it works on mine
hope it helps
barry


Re: Epson printer problem by patrick326 (9/29/05 4:11 PM) + / -
I'm on my second Epson; first a C82 and now a CX4600. Both have fallen afoul of the "use it often or it will get badly clogged" syndrome. I'm ready to give up on Epson. Any suggestions on another brand?


Re: Epson printer problem by zeebyrd (9/29/05 4:49 PM) + / -
I have been having a problem with my CX 5400. I admit to using generic ink. When I print anything in color, it is mostly yellow. Black prints fine.

I just purchased and installed some Epson ink cartridges (NOT generic) hoping the situation would improve, but it did not.

Prior to installing the Epson ink, everything was mostly green. I think I've only used two sets of generic ink cartridges.

I don't use this printer for color printing all that often. Most printing is text - black ink.

Could this be clogged nozzles? Is it possible that the generic ink is responsible for my problems?




Re: Epson printer problem by rajg (9/29/05 6:58 PM) + / -
we are printing our receipts using Epson TM-T88IIIP Thermal Receipt Printers. Printer is connected to com port.
we are using Winxp system. we installed windows driver for the Receipt Printer.

How to trap the Paperout ,cover open and other errors.
how to implement the Paper cut from my application .
we are using C# code to access teh Printer

Urgently need help on this issue


Re: Epson printer problem by Suzie (10/2/05 1:22 PM) + / -
Help!!! My Epson 880 printer has 3 lights, one for ink,paper,and power. All 3 are flashing. It powers up, but the ink cartr.'s do not go all the way over to the left side and then back like it normally does when it powers/up. Then the lights flash. I've checked for paper/debrie. I've unplugged...but not from the computer itself. If someone could give me any feed-back I would be very grateful!!!!Thanks, Suzie


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/2/05 2:45 PM) + / -
Good on you Richard Excellent post followed your advice and it worked a treat. I have the Epson Stylus C46 printer The only difference from Your notes is that it has the pads to the rear and right and there are four of them stacked. In my case only the bottom two had ink on them. To me its looks as if epson want everyone to buy a new printer every 9 months, thanks again great advice.


Stylus CX3200: Ink goin crazy up in here by Narflebeans (10/3/05 11:56 AM) + / -
Hiya,

I know from previous posts that there's not much experience with the cx3200 series, but I'm not sure what to do here. For the past month or so our printer has been dumping black ink randomly over printed papers. This morning I finally opened it up and took a good long look at everything. When I moved the print cartridges out of their default position, I noticed that the thing that they idle on was soaked in black ink. Any ideas on cleaning and fixing this thing would be very much appreciated.


Re: Epson printer problem by m marshall (10/4/05 12:09 PM) + / -
i have a c64 the problem i have is that it wont take the paper in i have bought some what rougher paper to no avail any body help please


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/4/05 2:28 PM) + / -
I have a Epson Stylus CX4600 printer have bought new Ink Cabg but my printer well not print it shows that it is but the paper comes out blank


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/5/05 8:52 AM) + / -
I have a 740 and the unit has been used more than 5 years now. It recently was acting up by not printing so I purchased some print head cleaning cartriges and proceeded to clean the head. This did not workout so well as I was to see some clear liquid on the paper when going through the process. In fact the machine was making a bunch of grinding noices as it was trying to clean the heads. On or about the 6 time through the maching just stopped working and the green power light and red paper jam and ink lights started flashing. That is the current state of the printer right now. Have any idea what might be going on with the unit or do you think that it's time for a new one.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/5/05 3:36 PM) + / -
The paper leans to the right and jams while printing. Help! What should I do?


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/5/05 8:48 PM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus Color 850 and the black ink isn't printing at all. I think the cartridge has plenty of ink, but is old. How do I replace cartridge without emptying it first? Every time I hold the black ink button down for 3 seconds it runs a head cleaning rather than position it for replacement. I think the red indicator light has to be lit before it will allow me to replace, but I can't empty it if it's old and clogged. Help



Epson CX3200 printer problem by michael lyden (10/6/05 6:20 AM) +4 + / -
Every time I print a page using my epson stylus cx3200 I get blue lines accross it. I don't use the official epson cartiridges. Any idea how I fix this problem?


Re: Epson printer problem by mushingi (10/6/05 7:46 AM) + / -
Hi guys i have got my Dfx 8000 which initialises well (normal) loads paper and put it on top off form but the problem is that when i press the on line button it beeps (3 beeps) and it won't print a self test page if anyone can help i would be happy.

Desperate Technician


Re: Epson printer problem by mushingi (10/6/05 7:46 AM) + / -
Hi guys i have got my Dfx 8000 which initialises well (normal) loads paper and put it on top off form but the problem is that when i press the on line button it beeps (3 beeps) and it won't print a self test page if anyone can help i would be happy.

Desperate Technician


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by wiak (10/10/05 2:14 PM) + / -
I had a similar message on my Epson CX3200. Danny's reply was very helpful, and have been able to reset the counters. However I haven't been able to take the bottom off my printer to get at the ink pads. I can only find two screws down inside the front of the case, which releases the front of the bottom, however I am unable to find anything for the back of the case. I looked at the exploded view but that didn't help. Any suggestions. Thanks.


Re: Epson Receipt Printer Help by Anonymous (10/12/05 1:04 AM) + / -
Hey Raj,

Can you please help me to send me the Epson TM-T88IIIP driver for XP, i have install all drivers but one of they lucked.

Please send me a mail with the driver.

Mail: berkanni@gmail.com


Re: Epson printer problem by AlexC&P (10/15/05 4:54 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C46, and it refuses to print multiple sheets of paper.
If I put five in, it drags them all through in a jumbled mess.
It worked fine before, but I changed my OS, reinstalled it and this problem began.
I even tried using different paper, to no avail.
Any ideas?


Re: Epson printer problem by edk2 (10/17/05 10:16 AM) + / -
somebody please help! i have a cx3200 that wont switch on. i was putting a fresh cartridge in and when i had done this the message box still displayed a 'black ink empty' message. i turned off the printer in the hope of making it realise there was a fresh cartridge and since then it simply wont turn on. i have checked all connections and the fuse etc.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by wiak (10/18/05 6:34 PM) + / -
edk2,
I suggest you look at the answer by Denny Conway's reply on 5/18/05 and perhaps try the "ssclg" link suggested. I used it to reset my counters on my CX3200 and it worked great. Take note about right clicking on the icon in the tray after you load it to your desktop.

Now if someone can tell me how to get the 3200's case open so I can clean the ink pad I would be grateful. I've tried the reference/manual/public/epson link but it won't open for me.


Re: Epson stylus cx 5400 -- Help Needed by Anonymous (10/19/05 8:03 AM) + / -
I just replaced the black ink cartagge with a compatible black ink. then, got the massage as " Error: Scan Error---Check your documentation and call service if necessary".

The print job works fine. But all the buttons on the control panel of expson lose function. The power light is on, the Error light is red without flashing.

Anybody can tell me what is the problem and how to fix it?

Thanks!


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/19/05 5:13 PM) +1 + / -
I recently replaced my black ink and now my printer will not print anything (blank page). I have unistalled the printer and tried to reinstall it again and I how the same problem. I have tried cleaning the head but still nothing. The printer goes through the process of printing but there is no ink on the paper. I also tried exchanging the ink and I get the same thing. Please help.


Re: Epson CX5400 printer problem by Anonymous (10/19/05 5:15 PM) -1 + / -
I recently replaced my black ink on my CX5400 and now my printer will not print anything (blank page). I have unistalled the printer and tried to reinstall it again and I how the same problem. I have tried cleaning the head but still nothing. The printer goes through the process of printing but there is no ink on the paper. I also tried exchanging the ink and I get the same thing. Please help.


Re: Epson printer problem by terrible with comput (10/20/05 11:31 AM) + / -
My Epson 740 printer keeps printing out strange symbols. when i try to do head cleanings it just starts to print out weird symbols again. even when the symbols stop and i try to do anything like printing or cleaning my printer starts printing the weied symbols again. what should i do?


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (10/20/05 1:01 PM) + / -
The first thing to do is try an internal print test. Turn the printer off. Disconnect the printer cable from the back of the printer. Hold down the paper feed button while turning the printer on. When the printer begins its initialization cycle (about 5 seconds) release the paper feed button. It should print the stair step nozzle pattern followed by a single short line of data. If this looks OK you have a commuication problem between the computer and the printer, ie., cable or port on the printer or computer. If the stair step pattern is abnormal, the problem is most likely mainboard or printhead related.
Hope this helps.


Re: Epson printer problem Stylus Color 860 by Chuck V (10/25/05 7:42 PM) + / -
Printing starts then after one line it prints garbled text and bunched line on line then feeds out and begins feeding blank sheets. I've shut down PC, restarted, turned prntr on and off and uninstalled and reinstalled driver,no fix. Printed fine before however, had one other episode like above but was ok next day.Is this problem fixable? Thanks
Chuck


Re: Epson printer problem Stylus Color 860 by Chuck V (10/25/05 7:44 PM) + / -
Printing starts then after one line it prints garbled text and bunched line on line then feeds out and begins feeding blank sheets. I've shut down PC, restarted, turned prntr on and off and uninstalled and reinstalled driver,no fix. Printed fine before however, had one other episode like above but was ok next day.Is this problem fixable? Thanks
Chuck


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/26/05 1:13 PM) +1 + / -
hi can you help had my computer reformatted when i re-installed my epson c46 printer it comes up communication error or something to do with ltp1 port printer worked fine before reformat and its not showing how much ink is in a box comes up and says buy now any ideas please thanks




Re: Epson printer problem stylus photo rx600 by Printer hell (10/27/05 1:19 PM) +20 + / -
Hi there,

Hope you can help! The LCD panel on my Epson stylus photo rx600 has gone blank, for no apparent reason - I ignored it for a few weeks (due to a history of problems with this printer, I just couldn't face dealing with it!) but now that I cannot even change the ink cartridges without being able to see the LCD display I really need some help..................

Thanks,
Rachel.


Re: Epson printer problem by Dina (10/27/05 3:10 PM) + / -
I have a Stylus 777 and a G4 with OS 3.9. Problem: the print monitor is empty (does not list my printer), and I cannot manage ink levels - don't know which cartridges to change. I know I've fixed this before, but seem to have lost the solution ... Any suggestions?


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (10/27/05 6:52 PM) + / -
I am not familiar with the MAC operating systems. However, www.epson.com has numerous downloads for the Stylus 777. Access the site and click on support and drivers.
Hope this helps.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/27/05 7:43 PM) + / -
help me
free your software resetter for bios printer epson stylus c65 ok?
if you are gree please give me.thank.



Re: Epson printer problem by pissed off (10/30/05 11:03 AM) + / -
What the F... is this? A "printer" with a counter to tell you how much ink you can use despite the cartridges have ink or not and stinky printing heads. I deeeply regret giving epson a chance instead of buying another HP. All HPs I had last at least five years with no other problem than the technology was outdated after many years of reliable use.

This crap they call Epson Stylus CX4600 with 4 months of use is going down the garbage chute now.


Re: Epson printer problem by Babs (10/30/05 3:59 PM) + / -
Hey, this problem has probably already been asked but I cant really make any sense of it as I am completley useless when it comes to these kind of things, plus I don't want to mess the printer up anymore than it is. Anyway my problem... The ink cartridges I've put in are full but when i go to print a pic it says there is no ink in them. I have a Epson C64. The button on the left is permantly on red. I'm guessing its something to do with the heads being blocked? If I take it into a computer shop would they fix it? This printer was given to me my dad said it was faulty but it might be fixable, if it is then cool as I cant afford to buy another. So please can someone help?
Thanks babs


Re: Epson printer problem by lynn bloor (11/2/05 12:53 AM) + / -
had my computer cleaned printer was cleaned off now cant find installation disc to put back on epsom stylus C64 can u help thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (11/2/05 10:32 AM) + / -
Go to www.epson.com web site. Get the driver files from the support and drivers section.


Re: Epson printer problem by neocrack (11/3/05 11:44 AM) + / -
I have a epson r 200 printer and it has locked up on me because I did not reset the counter before it reached it's lock up point. I would like to know if anybody has figured out how to reset the counter after it has locked up? This info would be much appreciated.
THANKS!!!


Re: Epson printer problem by wlulham (11/3/05 2:42 PM) + / -
I've seen it usually done two ways.

1. Use the adjustment program for the printer to reset the counter.

2. Use a special button combination while turning the printer on to reset the Service Mode.

I'm not sure which method your printer uses, as I don't have a service manual for that particular model. (And apparently neither does Epson)

Either way, you're probably going to want to clean/replace the cotton pads in the bottom of the printer, or eventually it will probably start to leak ink all out the bottom.


Re: Epson printer problem by neocrack (11/3/05 8:02 PM) + / -
THANKS ALOT FOR THE INFO WLULHAM, I DO HAVE THE SCC UTILITY PROGAM TO RESET THE COUNTER. KNOW I NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE BUTTON COMBINATION TO PUT THE PRINTER IN THE SERVICE MODE. THIS WILL ALLOW ME TO UNLOCK THE PRINTER. DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE BUTTON COMBINATION OR WHERE I COULD GET IT? THANKS MUCH IN ADVANCE NEO!


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (11/4/05 9:46 AM) + / -
There is no control panel button combination for a reset on this model. I could be wrong, but my information is that itis only resettable throgh the service program.


Weird Noise by helpprinter (11/9/05 7:00 PM) + / -
When I turn on my epson 1000 ics printer lately it has been making strange loud noises like there is a paper jam or something is loose inside. When it finishes warming up it acts normal and is able to print regularly. Why is this?


Re: weird noise by jjones43 (11/12/05 4:44 PM) +1 + / -
i'm having the same problem. when i turn on my printer it makes crunching and clicking noises until it has completely warmed up and then it is just fine.


Re: Epson printer problem by Jessabelle (11/13/05 7:49 AM) +2 + / -
please help! i need to print out urgently and im having real trouble with my Epson photo 1290 Printer. It prints out fine on normal paper but when i print out on inkjet photo quality paper it shows up lots of horizontal red lines. Ive changed the settings so i dont know what it could be. Please help!!


Re: Epson printer problem by Clint_Black (11/13/05 12:18 PM) + / -
I recently had to re-attach the tube AGAIN! Now, the printer keeps jamming up and giving me error messages. I turn it on and it automatically pulls a piece of paper into the printer half-way. I have tried printing stuff, but the error light comes on now and it makes loud clicking and grinding noises. I've had just about enough of this printer. I'm about to toss the thing and buy an HP instead. Any suggestions before I toss this piece of crap???


Re: Epson printer problem by tstephens (11/13/05 9:10 PM) + / -
I have a epson CX4600, I replaced ink cartridges and now it won't print anything what do I do ?


Re: Epson printer problem by mason james5 (11/15/05 9:57 AM) + / -
my printer will not print unless it is on line ? can you tell whyit is a epsom cx3200


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (11/17/05 7:32 AM) + / -
have a CX3200 Epson with a paper jam error message. No paper is jammed in the printer but still get the message. Can you help?


Re: Epson printer problem by helppronter (11/17/05 3:22 PM) + / -
is there any help on this site?????


Re: Epson printer problem by moe (11/17/05 5:30 PM) + / -
Basically this thread exists for people who aren't smart enough to figure out how to start their own thread and put their model in the subject line, or search the forum where their question has been answered 42 times before. The people who start their own threads and follow the rules, attract the attention of the forum techs and get helped. The people who post on this thread are ignored and don't get any help. So to answer your question, yes there is help on this site, but not on this thread. Now watch how many people totally ignore this response and keep posting below it. It never ceases to amaze me.


Epson 440 AND 740 problems by beccaa (11/17/05 10:33 PM) + / -
I love my old Epsons, and whenever one dies I jump over to eBay and pick up another one. Generally, they're quite reliable. I have two problems right now with two different printers:

1. Epson Stylus 440 -- head goes back and forth, nothing goes onto the paper. Repeated head cleaning (using buttons on printer) do nothing. Used the head cleaning fluid three times (let stand for 12 hours between each dose) and nothing. Gahhh!

2. Epson Stylus 740 -- Turn it on, the light for "out of black ink" comes on. Hit the button to move the carriage to "change ink" position, put in a new cartridge, hit the button for 3 seconds... and the red light stays on. Doesn't matter how many cartridges I slap in there. Nothing. Used the head cleaning fluid. Nothing. Gahhh!

I must be a jinx on these things right now. Also, there are lots of references to being able to download a repair manual for these printers off of a UK website -- however, if you click the link, it comes up "Page not found." Do you know where I can get one? (Actually, I bought one off eBay, and now can't locate it! It was either on CD or a download. Sigh.)

Thanks!

Becca


Re: Epson printer problem by nguyen tan phuoc (11/18/05 1:46 AM) + / -
can you help me
can you free the software for eprom printer epson c65 (adjutstmen program for win98, xp.) for epson c65,r310.
Sory, because English for me very bad.
thank you very much.



Re: Epson printer problem by hpwizard (11/18/05 3:44 AM) + / -
Becca,
Sorry, I have looked, I don't have the service manual for the 740.
With the constant red light, if I am not mistaken this range used a small switch to detect if a cartridge was in place. Take the black cart out and look towards the rear (I think) You should see a small gap which has a leaf spring switch mechanism. I have had these become bent too much. Just experiment by pushing it till the light goes out. With these models, as soon as you took the cartridge out and put it back in, it reset the ink counter, so it must be the switch.
Good Luck!
Dazz UK


Re: Epson printer problem by bess (11/23/05 11:28 AM) + / -
I was asked a question today that I couldn't answer. Maybe someone out there can help me out. Why would an Epson printer keep making copies of itself. For example, if you go into word and go to print, you usually have a selection of printers to chose from. The only thing with this printer you get the option of Copy 1, copy 2...of the same printer.
Can anyone tell what is going on with this printer. (it has been re-installed twice with the same problem)
Thanks alot.
Bess


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (11/23/05 12:35 PM) + / -
Reinstalling the printer drivers without deleting/uninstalling the other/old drivers can cause that problem. Did you or the user fully uninstall the old drivers before installing the new drivers?

You might want to uninstall the old drivers then reset the computer and see if they come back. If they do then you have software or operating system issue. If they don't then you can install the new drivers. Most of the time you will need to reset your computer before the drivers will full install.

I hope this helps and happy Thankdgiving.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (11/24/05 6:13 AM) + / -
Thanks for the quick response. Will give the message to my friend so he can try this out.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.


Re: Epson printer problem by Bennnnn (11/25/05 1:12 PM) + / -
Hi Guys, any idea why my Epson stylus 1520 tells me that the cover is open when it isn't?
Seems this has happened to others as well as myself.
Broken cover switch maybe?
Any help gratefully received. Ben.


Re: Epson printer problem rx600 by GYTRIBE (11/26/05 5:23 PM) + / -
I have an RX600 that was doing a print head alignment and ran out of ink half way through. It now has an error message that says check documentation. I have and there is no info. I have managed to find the EPROM reset by holding down buttons and turning on, The printer error light is lit and it wont do anything. Can any one help me please, typically the printer is just out of gaurentee :(

thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/1/05 11:35 AM) + / -
I PUT AN EPSOM 680 PRINTER ON ANOTHER COMPUTOR BUT NO C D TO LOAD IT ON I NEED A DOWNLOAD SO I CAN LOAD IT ON THANK YOU JUNE


Re: Epson printer problem by jimtn (12/1/05 12:42 PM) + / -
I have an epson stylus photo r800 printer. When I try and print my photos they are printing with a pink hue, even when I try to change the settings. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Do I need a certain kind of paper, or could it be something with the cartridges.

Jim


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (12/1/05 3:44 PM) + / -
Ben and June,
Ben, there is a cover open switch located on the right side of the printer. It may have become disloged.
June, log on to www.epson.com and go to the download and support link. Download the drivers from there.
Hope this helps


Re: Epson printer problem by jimtn (12/4/05 5:46 PM) + / -
I have a epson stylus photo R800. My prints are dark unless I use about plus 15% brightness correction. They are also have a red cast, which needs about minus 15% correction. I have to make this correction every time I make a photo print. I have uninstalled and reinstalled...no change. Even with correction, the prints are not as good as commercially made prints. Any suggestions???


Re: Epson printer problem by frustratedepsonuser (12/4/05 9:00 PM) + / -
I have an Epson stylus cx3200

when it goes to print it "chatters" and prints off centered. When I do the align test - the #1 page lines are a 1/4" off from each other.
What can I do to fix this?


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/4/05 9:30 PM) + / -
Clean and oil the carriage guide shaft. Read this link for info. http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/glide.html


Re: Epson printer problem-No LCD light by jbalda (12/6/05 10:55 AM) + / -
My LCD panel does not light up on my EPSON RX600. I am still able to print from the computer.
It turns off and of with no problem. I can even make a copy, however since the LCD panel does not light up, I can't really tell what buttons I am pushing from the menu.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by yurkit (edited 12/6/05 12:21 PM) + / -
I have Epson Stylus Color 480 SX printer. And I have a problem Printing anything. When I go to printing It shows me that their is unknown error and I don't know what to do.
Please HELP ME!!!


Misfeeds on Epson CX 6600 by grizrev (12/12/05 7:20 AM) + / -
My Epson CX 6600 will feed a few heavy (61 pound) premium photo papers or matte papers just fine, then randomly will misfeed, usually bouncing the paper back to a wrong starting point so that it prints the left margin in the wrong place (closer to the edge of the paper). Everything else is working fine. What's going wrong here?

grizrev


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (12/12/05 12:58 PM) + / -
It sounds like the printer is losing its home position. Check for carriage binding. Clean and relubicate the carriage rod. Put 2-3 drops of non gumming oil on the carriage rod.
Hope this helps.


Re: Epson printer problem by Lynda Pierce (12/12/05 3:00 PM) +1 + / -
I have an Epson Stylus Color 440 Printer. The paper jam light is on, and the on button light is on, and they are both flashing.
I cannot detect any paper jammed any place, yet paper will not feed into the printer. Anyone have any suggestions?


Re: Epson printer problem by DVD (12/12/05 3:23 PM) +1 + / -
My CX5200 has decided to reduce its print quality. The black isn't working and the other colours are liney. Have replaced the cartidges but assume its a blockage in the nozzles as no evidence on nozzle check.head cleaning has little effect. Based in the Uk so can you get cleaning solution (durabright).


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/14/05 1:09 PM) + / -
I have a epsom stylus CX3600 and I have lost the loading cd for my computer but I have managed to down load the printer onto my PC but the scanner part of it will not work and my computer does not recognise that part of it although it prints from the PC o.k. What can I do to get my PC to operate the scanner.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/14/05 1:21 PM) + / -
Log on to www.epson.com and go to the download and support link. Download all the drivers from there.


Re: Epson printer problem by memoo (12/18/05 5:11 PM) + / -
I haved epson r800. I changed several ink cartridges that were low, following the instructions in my user guide. When I got to the part where the printer begins charging the ink delivery system, I ran into a problem. It never charged and now the light on the ink button stays on. I have a low ink reminder on all the cartridges I changed and an X on the cyan cartridge. Please help!


C84 drive belt problem? by Bob321987 (12/18/05 9:26 PM) + / -
The movement of the carriage on my C84 is getting
shakey. I am guessing that the long toothed rubber
drive belt needs to be replaced. Is that a good
guess, and where can I order one?


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (12/19/05 8:12 AM) + / -
Before you change the carriage belt, clean the carriage rod and relubricate it with a non gumming oil. 2-3 drops on each side of the carriage rod will do. Also make sure that the bushings are pushed into both sides of the carriage. If you still need a belt, you can contact us by clicking on the our name link above.
Hope this helps.


Re: Epson printer problem by rstun (12/19/05 11:59 AM) + / -
EPSON CX6400 Printer does not print . problem started with fadeing print .Have replaced all cartridges,used head cleaner many times,still does not print. The printer goes through all the motions and lights work but no errors.
Help!


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/20/05 4:03 PM) + / -
i have tried your method,have a epson c46.either i am doing some thing wrong or it does not work with my printer/
any tips??????????????????????


Re: Epson printer problem by marilyn g. w. (12/26/05 11:22 AM) -1 + / -
I have an Epson C60. When I print a full page of text in Word, some of the characters look almost like they are italicized, always in the same part of the page. I assumed the lines that make up the letters are out of alignment. I tried the alignment procedure, but it didn't help.


Re: Epson RX600 printer problem by alterboy (12/26/05 6:38 PM) +3 + / -
I have recently purchased a Refurbished epson RX600 and everything is in working order except that it prints blank pages everytime. I have almost used all of a brand new set of ink trying to clean the heads and still no ink on the pages I print. Anyone have any ideas on the problem or possible solution? thanks


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/29/05 3:21 AM) + / -
Daer Suzie,
I am having the excat same problem with my 880. Have you found the solution???


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/29/05 7:00 PM) + / -
Nope...my first instinct is that the heads are clogged. I cleaned the heads out manually using walkthrough from here: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/178 it was lengthy and all but ink would spray through all the different chambers fine after I soaked the head and all. Put everything back together on my printer and still no printing...all blank pages. I'm assuming the chip on the ink cartridges do not actually keep the actual ink that is left in each cartridge, but rather it goes by the amount of ink it should be using while you perform print actions. Because it now says my ink cartridges are all empty but I can shake them and they are still almost full because the ink has not been printing. I ordered a chip resetter off of ebay because I could not get the SSC utility to do right, so I guess we'll see what happens when that gets here. :-\


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/29/05 7:38 PM) + / -
The people who wrote that page are morons. You NEVER, NEVER, NEVER remove the printhead unless you intend to replace it. You can really screw up a printhead by removing it. And it is completely unnecessary. All you need is a syringe and a folded coffee filter or paper towel and distilled water or the cleaning solution sold here which comtains everything you need. And alcohol of any kind should never be used on a inkjet.

Another thing these experts fail to mention is that the pump could have failed. Also it only covers the older printers. So if you have a CX5200/5400 C82 then you waisted your time bacause 99% of the time the problem is a disconnected ink purge tube, clogged ink purge tube or failed pump. The two most common problems are the ink purge tube is disconnected or clogged.

I only hope you did not damage the printhead by following advice that a real expert would never give.

If you have a CX5200/5400 or C82 this link will give you some direction on what to look for. http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/duraink.html

Good luck.


Re: Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem by moe (12/29/05 9:51 PM) + / -
Hardware Secrets or complicating the uncomplicated. How to break your printer but good. I think you probably did break it good following those instructions. Talk about clueless people pretending they know some stuff! Never, ever remove the heads. Never use diluted water to clean the heads. What do you think 70% isopropyl alcohol is? That's right, diluted water. 100% water would work better or maybe the head cleaning fluid sold on this site which was designed by Epson themselves. After you meet with no success with the chip resetter, re-sell it on eBay. Then sell the broken printer like everyone else does and don't mention that it doesn't work. If you use a lot of words, people will never stop to read all of it and just assume it is a working printer.


Re: Epson printer problem by sitalsing (12/30/05 6:45 AM) + / -
My old Epson stylus 500 stil prints well. Only at moments the papertray fails to come forward and no papaerfeed.
I get the impression, that it may be connected with a spring (?). I cannot get the top off. I only found 2 screws in the right corner. Removing this seems not to be enough (only that corner is movable, but the left side cannot be detached.
Can anybody help with this old printer?

Arnold



Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/30/05 8:59 AM) + / -
Just wanted to say a big thanks for your 'guidelines to washing out the ink pads!'


EPSON 880 PROBLEM -----H E L P ! ----- by Keogge (12/30/05 10:29 PM) +1 + / -
Hello All. I believe I have a serious problem with my printer. I seldom use it as I do not need colour all the time with the work I do. I run two Laser Printers and this Epson. When I went to use the Epson it fired up and cycled very slow, stopped and all the lights flash. What do you gurus think my problem might be and should I just scrap this and move on? It has been an awesome printer for the while I have had it. A bit slow but the clour was nice. Any Ideas Out there?

Thanks all!


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (12/30/05 10:50 PM) + / -
Let us know what MODEL NUMBER THE PRINTER IS and what lights are flashing. It could be a fatal error or a maintenance request error. It all depends on which lights are flashing.


Re: Epson printer problem - Lights flash by Keogge (edited 1/8/06 4:26 PM) + / -
ALL THE LIGHTS FLASH ON THE PRINTER - Model number is P156A and it is a Epson 880. Worked fine not long ago not to sure what is up with it.

Thanks for replying and Happy New Year


Epson CX3200 DARK DARK DARK photo reproduction. by Anonymous (1/8/06 4:08 AM) + / -
Hi there,

had this problem from new one of the first to be shipped into the UK.

Is there a fix, no matter what I do it's still dark

cheers


Re: Epson printer problem by eeyann (1/8/06 11:02 AM) +3 + / -
I have an Epson Stylus CX6600 color printer. Last week thin greenish-blue lines appeared 8mm apart running horizontally across the whole page. It looks almost like lined writing paper. They do not appear when I print blocks of black and white type.

Is this caused by blocked inkjet?

Thanks you so much for your help!


Re: Epson printer problem by Lonny (1/14/06 2:51 AM) + / -
The monitoring 3 shows up a communication error.
Will the monitoring 3 work on windows xp. It used to but not now, so can I get it working again?


Re: Epson printer problem by teljon56 (1/15/06 1:04 AM) +1 + / -
i recently changed all four cartridges on my c66 now when i try to print anything all i get is a faint yellow image i have tried cleaning the heads and running test pages but nothing happens


Re: Epson printer problem by printerprob (1/15/06 6:58 PM) + / -
hello. i have an epson 850 printer. when i turn it on, it keeps feeding blank paper thru the printer until all the paper is gone. anyone have any idea why it is doing this? nothing on my pc has changed.


Re: Epson TM-300A Drivers for Windows 98 by tich (1/16/06 8:57 AM) + / -
I am desparately looking for Epson TM-300A Drivers for Windows 98. I tried Driverguide to no avail. Pliz help


Re: Epson printer problem by printerrepairpros (1/16/06 9:24 AM) + / -
tich,
Epson only provides drivers for NT, XP and 2000 for this unit.


Re: Epson printer problem by Dex (1/16/06 2:59 PM) + / -
My Epson C40UX started acting like the print heads needed cleaning, both black and color. I ran it through two cleaning cycles and continued printing. The cleaning cycles didn't help. The banding got worse. Then a Message: "Maintenance Call: Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." The green and red lights flash alternately.

I downloaded the recommended software, http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html and reset the protection counter for the waste ink pads, just in case, but that isn't the problem.

What else would cause the "Maintenance Call"? Bad print head? Mainboard fried? What to do next???


Mdl.# P156A - Epson 880 all lights flash by Anonymous (1/16/06 10:39 PM) + / -
Hello All. I believe I have a serious problem with my printer. I seldom use it as I do not need colour all the time with the work I do. I run two Laser Printers and this Epson. When I went to use the Epson it fired up and cycled very slow, stopped and all the lights flash. What do you gurus think my problem might be and should I just scrap this and move on? It has been an awesome printer for the while I have had it. A bit slow but the clour was nice. Any Ideas Out there?



epson cx 4800 ghosts by inkless (1/17/06 5:42 AM) +1 + / -
Hi:

Epson sent me a CX 4800 to replace the CX 4600. I followed the instructions re:installation on my mac, running Tiger. when I check the drivers, I see that there is no CX4800, only the CX4600 but in the printer list, the CX4800 is chosen as the default. I did delete the CX 4600 from the list but did not uninstall its software. Maybe they use the same drivers? Although the machine will print from the computer, black text is fine but when there is text that is in a color, it prints ghosts in either pink or blue. I checked to be sure the cartridges are correctly installed and they are. When I tried making a copy of a photo, the quality is so bad that the image is useless. When I tried making a copy of the text with the ghosts, it copied the black text but the pink and blue text is very faint. I have no idea what this means and will be grateful for any help. while it worked the CX 4600 made terrific copies and prints.

thanks.


Re: Epson printer problem by Fw (1/18/06 2:28 PM) + / -
I am trying to print coupons, and an error message states that I need to uncheck, the keep printed documents in properties, but I can't seem to find properties in the printer settings.


Re: Epson printer problem by chillin_snowbear (1/20/06 7:53 PM) + / -
I have an Epson cx5200, and I replaced all 3 of the color ink cartragiges and since then none of the color cartriges have worked, have cleaned the ink heads many times and still only black works.


Re: Epson printer problem by Pamela Dunleavy (1/21/06 4:59 AM) + / -
I have a an Epson printer cx4800 (thanks to this site) which was replaced by the Epson company. I originally had a cx4600. I wonder if, when the time comes to replace the ink cartridges, it would be OK to use Epson compatible ink. It's so much cheaper but I'm not sure if it will mess up my printer.
Thanks for any advice.
Pam


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by saskia (1/21/06 6:54 AM) + / -
Denny, You said;
"The "740" is one of the better older Epson Ink Jet Printers and one of the few older printers worth putting some money into".

My partner has same one, and it is not good print quality, but it seems quite stable printer, never broken since he bought that one around 2001 or 2. If I want to have printer like that, which one I should look at? If you can recommend any?


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (1/21/06 1:54 PM) +3 + / -
Hi there I have a Epson CX5400 that constantly complains of a paper jam. I looked over the area where the paper is loaded and cannot find anything. When I watch it attempt to load paper, it appears to push outwards which wrinkles the paper and therefore doesn't allow it to load. Any ideas??????

I appreciate your comments.
Thanks in advance.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem-No LCD light by Carla (1/22/06 3:39 AM) + / -
Hi
I have the same problem with my rx600 and wondered if you have found a solution.
Any suggestions would be very welcome!
Carla


Epson printer 1290 Problem by Gim Seong (2/4/06 6:22 PM) + / -
Currently Im using Epson 1290 which have 6 cartridges. It work fine before this but suddenly without any signification the dark magenta color stop working. I had tries to clean the head so many times and tries to change the new catridges but it still cant work. Anything can I do now? Anybody please help me out.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (2/10/06 11:39 PM) + / -
I had just recently printed off a few cards on Tuesday, and the next day I went to go use it but after Iturned it on, a few seconds later it started making this loud grinding sound....does anybody know what is wrong? If you do can you plz help me!!
ps. telling me to throw it out isn't helping the problem.
Thank-you...:)


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (2/11/06 11:46 AM) +1 + / -
Your comment "if any one has this problem email me and i will try to tell how to overcome it. i had the problem and took my cx3200 to bits and repaired the problem in 45 mins, but having done it once i know a few shortcuts to get to the problem"

OK - I have the same condition. Green light on (constant); Error light on (constant). Per Epson's directions, pressing the color copy button does not feed any paper. However, I'm able to manually bypass the feed switch at the throat of the paper feed to get a single sheet to load, and it clears the paper path through the printer without any jams.

Any ideas?

Thanks.....

- Ron


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (2/14/06 10:28 AM) +2 + / -
I have an Epson CX6600 with a bad paper jam and cannot get it out. I've tried disassembling it but could not get it disassembled enough to loosen the area where the jam is. Can you help? Possibly our printers could be similar. Mine is an all-in-one with a scanner. Thank you.


Re: Epson printer problem by donay (2/16/06 4:08 AM) +2 + / -
I recently changed my to38 catridge in my c45, when i test print it seems printing but the paper is blank, i tried using syringe to push water to the printhead, when i test print it seems printing but, the paper is still blank, no error message have made by status monitor, when i push water to the head with syringe, the water flows on the head, those tine holes seemed not blocked, but still it doesnt print, is ther any remedy?


Re: Epson printer problem by Mamatz (2/19/06 9:07 PM) +1 + / -
I had installed refilled cartridges,(Epson C65)
replacing the cartridge with a new (refilled) cartridge and also with a new generic cartridge.
I get an "unknown error" message on my Epson C65 in box messsage "printer parts inside are at the end of their life. see your printer documentation". And head can not moving.
The condition light if "on", two indicator red light blink on.

If you do can you plz help me!!






Re: Epson printer problem Stylus C86 by Judi (2/24/06 5:53 AM) + / -
Hi,
My Epsom Stylus C86 will print small B&W text files no problem but when I want it to print larger colour image files it prints about a third of the image and then the colour starts to become mono for a couple of centimetres and then it just STOPS. Please help.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (2/25/06 11:05 AM) + / -
I am having the same problem except my blue is showing up ... that's all ... could it be an alignment problem??


Epson C46 printer problem by buckeye (2/26/06 3:53 PM) + / -
I have had my C46 for about 15 months...average usage..now a message has come up saying :-parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life:See your printer documentation. This is the 2nd Epson printer i have had and the previous one came up with the same message and i was advised to bin it.Now i think it is time to re-invest in a printer that will give me more than 15 months service..or is it salvageable?????


Re: Epson printer problem by shanemitchell (2/26/06 5:49 PM) + / -
how do i hook up a printer thats a epson stylus color 640 to windows xp?do i need to down load a disc?


Re: Epson printer problem by Silvia (3/16/06 7:55 PM) + / -
I have problems with my printer. My printer doesn't stop making copies. My printer continue making copies with out stop it makes about 80 copies when I press to print 1 copies and I don't know how to stop from making copy. I need help


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (3/18/06 2:11 PM) + / -
hi m8 i read what u said to do it took meages to find out how to do it but it was easie realy ivedone 3b since thanks m8 iou


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (3/25/06 8:17 PM) +1 + / -
Hey bud, I am having a problem getting XP to recognize the damn 88III printer. What driver did you use?? Can you send it to me please.


Re: Epson printer problem by quietlion33 (4/3/06 9:06 AM) + / -
I have a cx 3200 I have no power it started all of a sudden any suggestions on what may be wrong


Re: Epson printer problem by Joe L. (4/8/06 1:35 AM) +1 + / -
My Epson C65 printer is not reconized by my Laptop with Windows XP with USB connections. But works with Parallel port with a Desktop computer. The C65 has both, - Parallel and USB connections. What can I do to have the Laptop working with this Printer?


Epson printer problem by prdacsug (4/13/06 2:31 AM) + / -
Does somebody knows how can I see the ink level in Epson SC 680. I have windows XP, and I tried to install the utilities from driver CD but it does not help.


Epson printer problem by prdacsug (4/13/06 2:34 AM) -1 + / -
Does somebody knows how can I see the ink level in Epson SC 680. I have windows XP, and I tried to install the utilities from driver CD but it does not help.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by WaveGuide (4/15/06 9:50 AM) + / -
@Joe_L

Have you installed the Epson Driver software on the laptop?

WaveGuide


Re: Epson printer problem by prdacsug (4/16/06 2:55 PM) + / -
I tried but the installation doesn't work right


Re: Epson printer problem by Lucas6002 (4/26/06 9:09 AM) + / -
I have a problem with my printer - Epson C66. The red lights flashing (it take place very fast after turn on). The head move easy, even when I touch it delicatly. What can it be?? Could you give me the reset Epson C66 procedure??
Thanks

Lucas6002


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (4/26/06 9:14 AM) + / -
Did you check to see if there is any ink?


Re: Epson printer problem by Lucas6002ad (4/26/06 9:15 AM) + / -
I have a problem with my printer - Epson C66. The red lights flashing (it take very fast after turn on). The head move, even when I touch it delicately. What can it be?? Could give me the reset Epson C66 procedure??
Thanks

Lucas6002ad


Re: Epson printer problem by Lucas6002ad (edited 4/26/06 9:35 AM) + / -
I have a problem with my printer - Epson C66. The red lights are flashing (it take place very fast after turn on). The head move, even when I touch it delicately. What can it be?? Could you give me the reset Epson C66 procedure??
Thanks

Lucas6002ad


Re: Re: Epson printer problem stylus photo rx600 by Anonymous (4/26/06 11:19 AM) + / -
Rachel, have you found a solution to the lcd problem. I tried contacting epson and had no luck. It must have been an automated response because they kept giving me the same wrong answer.
You can change your print cartridges through the software. when the message comes up saying you need ink there should be an option to chnage the ink cartridge. You can email me with the same epson rx600 in the subject and I will look for it. if you need help changing the ink. If you know what to do about the lcd let me know also.
THanks Yvonne


Re: Epson printer problem by theonewhodrinksOJ (4/27/06 2:46 AM) + / -
I have an Epson stylus c65, and was wondering if it's possible to print with just one ink catridge? My coloured ones are all out (they're still in the printer tho), and I only have my black&white documents left to print...but the printer wouldnt allow it! I've tried setting it to printng only B&W but it still refuses to print! Does dat mean I hafta go get new coloured cartridges? I seldom use colour to print nowadays! Help!


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem stylus photo rx600 by Anonymous (4/27/06 6:55 PM) + / -
My Epson RX600 LCD Display just failed also.....does any one have a fix or called a service facility for an estimate of repair?
Loved it til now......I can't believe the Epson wouldnt stand behind it someone.....


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (5/4/06 11:08 AM) + / -
hello
i would just like to say thank you my epson printer was broken for about 2 months today i decided to look for some help to see if i could mend it and i followed yuor instructions and did everything u said and it worked my printer works now i cant believe it i just need some ink now please can u tell me how u refill fill your ink cartridges thanx again
parnold28@aol.com


Re: Epson 875DCS moves paper thru without printing by porschebob (5/4/06 12:35 PM) + / -
Hi, this is my first time to go here. I have an Epson 875DCS
printer that moves the paper through without printing.
However, I can print with my "Print Screen" on my keyboard.
When reviewing the printer settings box I noticed that the Printer ID numbers are faint as well as "settings". It does not allow me
to click on "settings". Any suggestions? Thanks


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by parnold28 (5/4/06 4:01 PM) + / -
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK RICHARD WHO GAVE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO MEND EPSON PRIUNTER U COS I FOLLOWED WHAT U DID TO UR PRINTER AND IT WORKED MY PRINTER WORKS AGAIN AND ITS BEEN BROKE FOR 2 MONTHS I JUST NEED TO GET SOME INK NOW U SAID U REFILL URS CSN U TELL ME HOW U DO THAT COS THATS SOMETHING ELSE I'VE TRYED TO DO BUT IT NEVER WORKS FOR ME IF U WANT TO GET HOLD OF ME MY EMAIL IS
parnold28@aol.com
thanx again i'm so pleased my printer works again


Epson R230 & C87 Problem by Erwin Setiawan (5/4/06 6:08 PM) +1 + / -
R230 & C87 problem.

Hi guys, I have two epson printers, both of them are blinking. Ink and paper feed indicator are flashing. please help me..

thanks
erwin


Re: Epson printer problem by tdt24153 (5/7/06 8:31 AM) + / -
I too had this same problem. Mine was still under warranty. I emailed Epson, they said they would send a refurb unit. I have had dealings with Xerox and refurb units. Xerox refurb unit lasted 2 months.
I really liked my Epson too.
Bottom line, I still have the Epson RX600, nice paperweight.
I bought a new printerhead for my Canon i850 printer. Prints beautiful as ever.
Has anyone that registered their Epson gotten notice of the law suit over the ink cartridges? I did. The offer is a $45 certificate to the online Epson store, if memory serves me right. What a joke!!



Re: Epson printer problem by Poor Miss Rita (5/7/06 9:39 AM) + / -
Crime: printer rebellion
Culprit: Epson Stylus Color 860

Seriously, this printer has been causing some major issues. This time, both the black and the color ink lights blink when the machine is turned on AND the paper light! Randomly it will start printing a few lines or weird characters and boxes on a sheet of paper, stop, and then do the same thing to the next page, and the next, and the next. This cycle goes on until I pull out the remaining paper or shut the thing off.

PLEASE HELP!!!


Re: Re: Epson printer problem stylus photo rx600 by Anonymous (5/7/06 12:10 PM) + / -
Hello Rachel. I have just spotted your posting and I am having exactly the same problem with my printer - was anyone able to offer any suggestions?
Thanks
Sheila


epson stylus colour 500 by jafattz (5/7/06 12:40 PM) + / -
Hi I have cleaned the print heads as shown and refilled the cartridges but it still wont print .It goes through all the motions but the result is still blank pages.The lights dont come on and the cleaning sounds as if its working, do you have any ideas as to what could be wrong? Thanks Jim


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem stylus photo rx600 by Anonymous (5/9/06 7:51 AM) + / -
My panel went a few months ago, but the printer continued to work ok till last week, it seems to be circling the drain now. I replaced my the cartridges last month and it shows their all empty now. So far the only fix I've found is a new printer


Re: Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam messag by reneivan (5/10/06 11:36 AM) + / -


CX3200


I am also having the same problem. The roller that picks up the paper does not move at all unless I rotate it manually. I am thinking that it just came off a belt/pulley off track... I don't know but any help would be great. I could hear some mechanical noise coming from there like if something is not on track. I have to open it and find out how everything works in there.


Re: Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam messag by reneivan (5/10/06 11:41 AM) + / -

CX3200


I am also having the same problem. The roller that picks up the paper does not move at all unless I rotate it manually. I am thinking that it just came off a belt/pulley off track... I don't know but any help would be great. I could hear some mechanical noise coming from there like if something is not on track. I have to open it and find out how everything works in there.


Epson C62 Power & Error LED Flashing by Anonymous (5/16/06 4:08 PM) +1 + / -
Hi Richard

I had a similar problem with my Epson C62 power and error light flashing alternately, i was just about to throw it in the bin when i came across your article, i did as you described and hey presto i have a new fully working printer,
Thanks for all you help and keep up the good work.

See Article Epson printer problem by Richard (11/15/03 8:26 AM) reply

Bernard



Re: Re: Epson printer problem stylus photo rx600 by Anonymous (5/18/06 2:11 AM) + / -
Hello,
I have the same problem.
Do you fix it ?
I need some help too.

Thanks,


Re: Epson printer problem by mindypoo (5/19/06 4:36 PM) +3 + / -
I have Epson stylus CX6600 18 months old. I put new ink in yesterday, all was ok. Today it has red exclamation mark & printer error message - telling me "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life". I CANNOT get the ink cartridge case to move over so I can remove the new black I installed yesterday. It may not be the problem but nothing works to get it to move over. HELP, please!


Re: Epson printer problem by Cutefreaks (5/19/06 7:05 PM) + / -
Mabuhay!
I used epson stylus c65 with generic catridge(refilled). My problem is everytime I print, the ink spilled over the paper. My friends advice me to clean or replace new waste ink pad, but i hav no idea how to change the waste ink pad. Pls help or other suggestion is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance


Re: Epson RX600 LCD Panel - printer problem by BigTex (5/21/06 9:48 AM) + / -
Here is another RX600 LCD Panel failure. Just over a year old printer. Any idea if it's worth repairing? Thanks.


Re: Epson printer problem by nannysue33 (5/24/06 4:13 PM) + / -
just bought a new refurished R200, I installed the new ink cartridges but all I can get are the 2 lights (paper and ink papers) to blink alternatly. I've turned it off, uninstalled it, restarted my computor, tried press the ink lights. Please someone tell me what I can do next.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by TomH (5/24/06 5:58 PM) + / -
Altternant blinks usualy indicate a "Waste ink pad full" error, the waste ink counter needs to be reset.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by TomH (5/24/06 6:02 PM) + / -
Generic refilled cartridges are the most common cause of this problem, waste ink pads would not be a culprit, full pads would cause ink to leak from the printer case not on to the paper.


Re: Epson printer problem by irwannn (5/27/06 6:33 AM) +2 + / -
i have all general tool, update utility and all new canon service manual(mp800r,mp830,mp150,mp130,PIXMA iP5200, PIXMA iP5200R, PIXMA iP6210D, PIXMA iP6220D, PIXMA iP6600D, Selphy DS810, PIXMA MP170, PIXMA MP450, PIXMA MP500& PIXMA MP800, mp190s, etc), and i need adjustment program c87 and r250, is there anybody wants to exchange, please email me : irwannn@yahoo.com



Re: Epson printer problem by irwannn (5/27/06 6:38 AM) + / -
i have all general tool, update utility and all new canon service manual(mp800r,mp830,mp150,mp130,PIXMA iP5200, PIXMA iP5200R, PIXMA iP6210D, PIXMA iP6220D, PIXMA iP6600D, Selphy DS810, PIXMA MP170, PIXMA MP450, PIXMA MP500& PIXMA MP800, mp190s, etc), and i need adjustment program c87 and r250, is there anybody wants to exchange, please email me : irwannn@yahoo.com



Re: Need help with cx3200 by kathyfitzner (6/5/06 11:45 PM) + / -
I need the installation discs for the cx3200. (My originals sprouted legs and walked away). I need to reinstall the printer onto my computer so that I can use it. HELP. Could anybody copy and send them to me via email? Thanks


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem by newware (6/6/06 12:34 AM) + / -
please tell me know how to reset the counter, and do i need to empty
the waste ink tank, thanks


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (6/6/06 12:39 AM) + / -
Did you not read the posting rules??? Give the model number of your printer. We are not psychics you know!!!


Re: Epson printer problem by newware (6/6/06 12:48 AM) + / -
sorry I should say it is a epson r210, needs to reset the counter.


Re: Epson Stylus C86 paper jam problem by Eva M (6/7/06 11:52 AM) + / -
Hope that someone can help me. I have a Epson Stylus C86, almost 2 yrs old. I use it on a regular basis and it worked up until yesterday.
I had just finished printing something and was attempting to print something else. I received an error message that the machine had a paper jam (Error message read: Paper Jam. Press the Paper button on the printer or click the Eject button when it appears on the screen. Remove any remaining jammed paper by hand.) Which I did. The previous sheet came out without any diffuculty, whatsoever.
I looked in the machine and saw a small triangular piece of paper which I removed. I then pressed the paper feed button to clear the machine and I still can't print, I keep getting the paper jam message.
I am getting a green solid (not blinking)power light and a red blinking paper feed light. I have turned off the power, unplugged the machine, turned it upside down, used a can of pressured air. Nothing is working and I do not see any visible paper or foreign objects. HELP!!!!!!!


Re: Epson printer problem by lostguy (6/9/06 7:52 AM) +3 + / -
Hi. I have a Epson C67 an it comes the message "te part od your printer an reach the ned of their service life", well, the light now are flashing and the printer does nothing. Ok I cleaned the waste pad an all, and try to use the reset protection counter option in tehe SSC utility and even Clear Counter Overflow option, but even it says DONE, it still flashing. Looks like the programs does nothing, any ideas?


Re: Epson printer problem by Ed H (6/9/06 10:11 PM) + / -
My Epson Stylus CX6600 seemed to be working perfectly but then when trying to access the SD picture card I was unable to. I decided to reboot my computeras well as turned off the printer. The Computer rebooted normally but when I tried to turn the printer back on it was completely dead. No lights no nothing.

Not sure what to do now as it was almost brand new.


EPSON PROBLEM 2170 by sheik (6/11/06 12:03 AM) + / -
Hello sir,
I am using a EPSON 2170 model printer , It was working fine with my system i.e XP , as i am also using 98 in my system but the printer is not connect in 98. yesterday i had connected 98 , i got the test page print out its too good.but after 2 hrs the pause signal in my printer ON always , Now i am not able to print the page either from 98 r XP. Pls help to solve this problem. I had reconnected also the problem exit. Now i had discconected the printer and swithced , the Pause signal REMAINS ON.


Re: Epson printer problem by marion (6/14/06 5:54 AM) + / -
Have an Epson Stylus CX3100 all in one. The photocopier and printer are fine but the scanner won't work. Can anyone help?....please......


Re: Epson printer problem by marion (6/14/06 5:56 AM) + / -
Have an Epson Stylus CX3100 all in one. The photocopier and printer are fine but the scanner won't work. Can anyone help?....please......


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (6/15/06 5:18 AM) + / -
Hello

My Cx3200 is showing the "Paper Jam Message" when there is no paper jam. Can you help?


Re: Epson printer problem by guest0001 (6/18/06 2:58 AM) + / -
i have a epson stylus c42ux and when the black ink ran out i refilled it but it still says the black ink is finished, any idea's how to get round this message and get it to print again


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (6/18/06 12:43 PM) + / -
There is a chip on the ink cartridge which needs to be reset. The printer will not let you use that cartridge untill the chip is reset.

I hope this helps,

Wes.


Re: Epson printer problem by Poitin (6/19/06 1:30 AM) + / -
Hi,

I have an Epsom Stylus Photo R230 and recently my computer died so I had to re-build it and at the same time I moved house, somewhere along the way I have lost/missplaced the disc to install the printer into the new computer. Is there some way around this problem ? If so can you help me please ?

Poitin


Re: Epson printer problem by Poitin (6/19/06 1:33 AM) + / -
Hi,

I have an Epsom Stylus Photo R230 and recently my computer died so I had to re-build it and at the same time I moved house, somewhere along the way I have lost/missplaced the disc to install the printer into the new computer. Is there some way around this problem ? If so can you help me please ?

Poitin


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (6/19/06 2:01 AM) + / -
I did not know epsom made printers, salts yes but printers no. I know epson does and they have a web site. Just go to epsoN.com select your country then go to drivers and support. TheN just follow the prompts.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Ervin (6/21/06 8:51 AM) + / -
Thank You a lot, Richard you are a MAN.

Thanks a lot again, you deserve a galon of beer from me.


Re: Epson printer problem by speedieedie (6/21/06 11:31 AM) + / -
hi,i have a epsom cx6600 i have had it for 2 years. changed my ink yesterday all was fine,then i thought i would clean my heads.i got an error message,Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.but it was printing fine before is there anything i can do to disable this warning,i have tried pressing all the buttons but nothing will work.cath


Re: Epson printer problem by hpwizard (6/22/06 4:39 AM) + / -
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/31526#1

speedieedie, click on the link above, it will take you to a posting, look for the reset procedure by PAUL.
Hope this helps?!
Dazz UK


Re: Epson printer problem by tewnes (6/28/06 12:31 PM) + / -
hey i have an epson 4600 printer,scanner, copier. I can't get it to do anything but print or copy blank sheets of paper can anyone help me with this? I just put in new print carts it printed with those a few times and just stopped?


Re: Epson printer problem by hpwizard (6/28/06 12:50 PM) + / -
Check that the tube has not become disconnected under the service unit. (Where the printhead "sleeps") If it has you may find that the tubes have been clogged with dry ink!
Good Luck!
Dazz UK


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (7/7/06 6:44 AM) + / -
I have read all the posts and found that some people had similar problems as mine, but not completely. I have a Epson stylus C82 printer that I don't use very often. I tried to print and only blank paper comes out. The printer lights are not flashing and everything seems to be fine except for the blank pages. I tried to unclogg the printer head by using the maintanence program from Epson and did that about 7-9 times, still printing blank pages. So, i have a couple of questions...
1. will the printer still print if one of the color is low? (by the way...I only replaced the black ink and not the magenta color since I am only printing in black ink).
2. If the printer tube is clogged, how difficult is it to get to that tube to unclogg it? I have seen instructions on how to clean the tube, but not how to get to the tube.

Any help would be appreciated. thank you! :)


Re: Epson printer problem by veggiegrrrl (7/20/06 4:59 PM) + / -
need recommendations for a mac osX printer that doesn't stop printing when you run out of colored ink. grrrrrr. my old epson 740 is driving me crazy. i have a full black ink cartridge and an empty color cartridge and it won't print!! grrrrrrrr. i'm telling the document (print dialog options) to print in BLACK but it still doesn't print. i have an epson 740. or...how the heck can i get the printer to print? otherwise, need a new printer without this irritating issue.
what do you recommend?
thanks,
amy


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (7/25/06 9:33 PM) + / -
printer type EPSON R-230 saya Led Indicatornya berkedip dua Piye,,,,?



Re: Epson printer problem by Amary (7/28/06 7:11 PM) + / -
I have a new Epson Stylus C67 printer which I want to connect to my iBook running Mac OS 9. In order to do this I have downloaded a driver from the Epson site, to my Documents folder. When I tried to open it in my Documents folder I get the following message: 'Couldn't display "Stylus C67_OS9_1.9aEs.sit.hqx" because a suitable graphics importer could not be found. I know very little about computing in general and downloads in particular, so please keep it simple.


Re: Epson printer problem by enots (8/2/06 12:08 AM) + / -
My new C67 prints lousy photos. The colours are nothing like they should be. E.g. Bright blue prints out as a dark blue, lime green prints as a dark forest green and a bright red t-shirt prints as orange. The Epson reps are trying to tell me there is nothing wrong and they are all like that! A test print done on a different model Epson prints the colours as they should be, and so does a test print done on a HP. Has anyone else had problems with this model and are there any solutions?


Epson C62 nozzle problem by Gecco (8/2/06 4:44 AM) + / -

Hi there.

I've had this Epson Stylus C62 for a few years but after about one year or so it started to produce faint gaps or lines in the printout. And it was getting worse over time!

A nozzle check confirms that it needs cleaning and so I run the Head Cleaning utility. The nozzle check printout shows some improvement but is far from ok. I repeat the procedure with varying results giving about 30-50% color coverage.

Some of the four color fields may be close to perfect while one or two show very little ink coverage. Cleaning this ineffective way consumes ink and I have replaced both the black and the color cartridge several times.

Please advice!

Gecco. (geccoreptil-public23[at]yahoo.se)


Re: Epson printer problem Stylus Photo RX600 by kalwitt (8/11/06 1:29 PM) + / -
Chalk up another LCD panel failure on the rx600. Mine went a few months back. I immediately emailed online support and they told me to unplug it and try it in a different outlet (idiots). I emailed them again today and I got what seems like a canned response telling me about their replacement guarantee.

I'm tempted to go back to the store and tell them that I want to talk to the Epson rep who convinced me to buy the d*mn printer in the first place to tell him how horrible I think it is that the LCD went out after just over a year. And then to tell the store customer service that they shouldn't carry Epson printers because of all the trouble they have.


Re: Epson printer problem by Bikerman (8/11/06 5:39 PM) + / -
This is, of course cheeky, but :
Is there any way to eigher reset the chip on a catridge (other than buying a resetter) or bypass the routine on the printer that stops it printing in response ?
It drives me mad - like at the moment I'm out of a cyan (got spares of the others) and I'm stuck until a new one arrives...


Re: Epson printer problem by Komo (8/16/06 10:41 PM) + / -
I have an Epson C65 printer. Have had for 15 months. It now will not print. The printer carrage moves as if it is trying to print. Nothing prints to the paper.

New ink cartridges had been installed and head cleaner run a number of times. Still nothing is printing.

What I need is a free copy of maintenance manual so that I can pull the printer appart to give it a good clean.

I was told by a service provider it could be the pump that injects the ink. I would like to repair myself as it would cost me more to have the printer repaired then it is worth.

Can anyone help me with the maintenace manual.

Cheers


Re: Epson printer problem by wrd (8/22/06 11:20 AM) + / -
8/22/06
Hope this has not been asked and answered.
Just bought new Dell with windows XP
Have Epson wide carriage LQ-1070+ ESC/P2
Printer speed works fine using Dos based probrams
When pringting thought WINDOWS XP, it crawls.
Epson says ESC P2 models and higher can have
font? and graphics? by-pass to speed up printing.
HOWEVER NO DETAILS AS TO HOW THIS CAN BE ACCMPLISHED.
I have read manual and dip switch setting snd wonder
if that is the problem. And if you help in speeding
up printing will have to be reversed when go back to
DOS based programs.
Am at wits end.
Thanks.
W.R. Defenbaugh
Grenada, MS
email rdefenba@network-one.com


Re: Epson printer problem by wrd (8/22/06 11:34 AM) + / -
8/22/06
Epson LQ-1070+ ESC P2 speed bidirectional works fine when using Dos based programs, however "CRAWLS", when using Windows Xp which I understand is due to higher print quality and one-way printing.
How can I speed up using Windows and if this can be done do I have to reset to DOS when leaving windows??
thanks,
WRD


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (8/22/06 10:21 PM) -1 + / -
thank you very much for your help Richard my epson cx3200 now works thanks


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (8/23/06 9:24 AM) + / -
many thanks richard, followed your advice on waste inkpad overflow and the protection counter and despite ink stained hands (forgot the rubber gloves!)and a slightly mangled cover,it's working again! brilliant,thanks again.


epson 1280 problem by gaffboom (8/23/06 11:01 AM) + / -
repair and on\off lights both flashing. Prob happened after running Mediastreet head cleaning solution. Any ideas?


Re: Epson printer problem by grmyers (8/24/06 9:18 AM) + / -
I have a DX4200 which I was using with compatible cartridges with no problem. I had not used the printer for 2 weeks but when I did all I got was a page full of black ink. I tried to soak up any residue with absorbent paper but when Itried to print again I got an E error message telling me to turn off the printer then turn it back on again after a few minutes, after turning it off I now find that it will not turn on again, anyone got any ideas


Re: Epson printer problem by worried (8/24/06 3:02 PM) + / -
i have an epson stylus cx3600 and the smart panel comes up blank. there is absolutly nothing for me to click to tell the printer i want it to scan. do you know how else i can scan? i've tried to downoad a smart panel patch from the internet but they don't have it for my specific printer...


Re: Epson C46 printer problem by linz (8/29/06 9:35 AM) + / -
my printer is telling me there is an error. The error is saying it needs part sevice. red and green lights are flashing constantly, i have cleaned swabs please could you tell me a way around this problem.


Re: Epson printer problem - C66 by josnow (8/30/06 11:52 AM) +1 + / -
C66 - is it time to buy a new printer or can it be saved?
Problem began when black ink was running out instructed to remind me later finally got round to changing ink and the printer responds with printing in magenta only - now does not print at all just goes through the motions. reply would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Re: Epson printer problem by carys563 (8/30/06 1:32 PM) +1 + / -
I have an Epson D88 running with Mac OS 10.4.6
I ask it to print a document and it just says JOBS STOPPED. I start the Jobs and it just stop them again. I can't find a dialogue box that says why it's stopping the job! If I go to the status dialogue box it tells me what colours are low, but it doesn't tell me if any are out. It will then go ahead and print another document perfectly well, but if I ask it to print the first one again it just says JOBS STOPPED again! Infuriating!! My partner gets the same problem with his DX4850. HEEEEELP!


Re: Epson printer problem by tom 22 (9/4/06 11:22 AM) + / -
Hie there. i'm having problems aligning the print head on my epson c42ux. i would appreciate some help coz i have wasted enough paper trying to do it. thanx.
tom.


Epson 1290S printer problem by piccy (9/6/06 9:35 AM) + / -
Hi, this is my first query and any help is appreciated. Recently my printer leaves a trail of coloured ink across the full width of the paper. This happens in colour and mono prints and the last few times leaves a fairly solid 1cm deep band about 1 cm from the top and bottom of the print, with single lines about 1mm apart between them. At present the coloured ink is blue, but it has been red previously.

I use Epson ink and paper, I've cleaned the nozzles and print head and checked alignment and I think it must be a fault with the roller that picks up the paper. It doesn't appear to move much at the beginning of the print.

Any suggestions are very welcome. The prints behind the coloured trails look great!


Re: Epson printer problem by Wes (9/6/06 11:49 AM) + / -
Try cleaning the face of the print head. If that and regular print head cleaning do not help then try updating the drivers. In some cases it helps but if nothing helps then the print head could be failing.

Go here for print head face cleaning http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/phface.html


Re: Epson printer problem by tfs0866 (9/6/06 2:45 PM) + / -
Hi, I recently bought an Epson PictureMate. It's a refurb, on Ebay. I am looking for a list of the General Errors numerical codes. I called Epson, but my Ser. # is not in warrantey. I do as the manual says and shut of printer and turn back on. It works till next time. I usually get a code 02 and 51. Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom


Help me please! by Ecstasy (9/8/06 5:50 AM) + / -
Please help me software : Adjustment program for Epson Stylus C87
Please send me : hoangbachh@yahoo.com
design4print@gmail.com


Re: Epson printer problem by cfvd13 (9/8/06 10:39 AM) + / -
I have Epson Stylus CX3200 and I receive the message: PRINTER ERROR and printer it's no more recognized by computer. It's necessary to update firmware? If it's this I need eflash3 program and firmware!My adress cfvd13@gmail.com


Re: Epson printer problem by Peter Krabbenborg (9/21/06 2:58 AM) + / -
I Have an RX 600 since dec 2004. So no warrenty anymore.
Printer shows message "service required parts need to be replaced.
The printer worked perfectly untill this massage.
What the F... is this.No information found in userguide.
Can I repair the printer myself. I haven't made much prints yet.
How to reset the printer?????????
Is this normal for a epson printer ????


Re: Epson printer problem by hpwizard (9/21/06 3:03 AM) + / -
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

Go to this site & download the software to reset the waste ink counter.

Dazz UK


Epson R230 printed blanks on CISS Kit by mama (9/23/06 4:04 PM) + / -
Hi Everyone
Huston I have a crazy problem. Got this printer about 3 months ago, but the ink is almost finish. Print DVD or CD most of the time. Got myself a CISS Kit and load everything as instructed and wallah! Everything tested ok, lights, indicated says full ink, printer did not indicate any problems. The only thing is it print blanks....or should I say few dots sometime but most of the time blanks.

Can some one out there help and tell me what went wrong with the printer. Printed 40 pages thinking it will start printing some how but all are blanks or just a few dots when picture of printed.

help...ppp


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (9/25/06 8:38 AM) + / -
Hi

I have this problem and would appreciate any advice on how to remedy it.

Thanks


Re: Epson C46 printer problem by Anonymous (10/2/06 7:03 AM) + / -
Buckeye,
you've probably thrown your printer away by now. But there is previous on solving this problem, which has not worked for me! here's a copy. If you've found another way please let me know

Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (4/21/05 11:00 AM) reply + / -
my epson c46 is saying some parts have reached the end of there service what should i do about this can anyone help





Re: Epson printer problem by newuser (4/21/05 11:45 AM) reply +1 + / -
It's a common problem, the waste ink counter is overflowed and the printer refuses to operate.

Some generic infos about how to reset the printer are here:

http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter

but this will only clear the error, you should also disassemble your printer clean the waste ink pads you can find at printer bottom.

You can find and exploded diagram of you printer at:

http://www.compassmicro.com/parts.cfm

Pads to clean are parts #504 and #503 listed at page #4 of exploded diagram.




Re: Epson printer problem by Denny Conway (4/21/05 11:59 AM) reply + / -
Anonymous: A Service Error where you get a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is to replace the waste ink pad/pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see exploded parts diagrams for most epson ink jet printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water. Then they simply dry them out and reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that waste ink counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. You may be able to reset that waste ink counter, using the SSC SERVICE UTILITY available at http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . Unfortunatly, that utility only works using a windows operating system. You can check and see if your particular epson printer is compatible, by going to http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html ...Here's some previously posted info that may also help. "NEWUSER Re: Epson Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter. Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom. For a more in-depth procedure by NEWUSER, go to his site at http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter "....Unfortunatly, that ssc service utility may not actually work on all epson printers and not on all operating systems, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate the actual reset procedure, to buy and download to reset that waste ink counter...There is an "Epson Stylus C60 Printer Information Page", that also includes some of the C40 series printers, that you can view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/C60.html . Although it does not actually cover your C46 model, you may be able to use its information as reference, or a guide for the work needed on your particular model of epson printer. Those pages do have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled WASTE INK PAD SERVICING and also a section titled HOUSING REMOVAL, that may be of some help to you, if you want to try the needed servicing on your C46 printer...Good Luck! Denny Conway




CX6600 I get blank page w/ faded horizontral lines by dougmg (10/9/06 9:52 AM) + / -
Whenever I print I get Blank pages w/ faded horizontal lines accross the page about 1 inch apart. This looks nothing like what I wanted to print. I cleaned the heads-nothing. Then I tried to clean again and got a low ink warning. Replaced the ink and still no prints. Help???


Re:tvse novo 130 by Nirmal saraf (10/11/06 5:24 AM) + / -
Dear sir, as we get information that by epson 9 pin compatible we can instaal our above said printer.

so can u help us to install this printer novo 130 , as we have not any drive as it is our old priinter,

thanking you.

Nirmal saraf.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/13/06 12:15 AM) + / -
I have a HP 111 User Manual and a Epson Stylu cx3200 Copy Guide
Am looking for canon MP150 service Manual can you help
Kind regards
F.F. Carter


Epson Stylus CX4800 problem by Canyonkiva (10/14/06 10:55 AM) +1 + / -
When installed new CX4800 printer works find. But get MS error message the "USB Unknown Device - USB device has malfunctioned...." When attempt to scan, it fails and generates some type of can't communicate message. I have XP and Sis chipset and am wondering if there's a compatibility issue or what. Has anyone out there seen this - know of a fix???? Cheryl


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam message by Anonymous (10/14/06 7:44 PM) + / -
I had a paper jam on my CX3200 and I cleared the paper out, but I think I forcedit too much. Not when I try to print something it gives me a squeezing noice and then the red light ccame up and says error. Can you help me fix it?

Thank You very much.

Mark


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/14/06 7:54 PM) + / -
Sir, can you please send me a copy of the CX3200 guide?

I would really appreciate it.

Thanks, Mark S


Re: Epson printer problem by Pipsqueak (10/15/06 12:55 PM) + / -
I have an Epson C84 which has paper jammed in it.

I've tried clicking on 'eject', the other buttons, turning the printer off and on again but the paper seems to be well and truely wedged. What do I do? I'd be very grateful for your help.
Thank you.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/16/06 8:34 AM) + / -
Marion, I have the same problem as you. Can you email me if you get an answer that helps fix the scanner feature.
Cheers,
Jill


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (10/17/06 11:17 AM) + / -
I have a Epson Stylus Photo Rx600. When we attempt to use this printer a message which reads Printer error occured see the user guide. Shuting it off and turning on does not help. It will not print at all


Re: Epson printer problem-Black Page by dweeve (10/17/06 12:43 PM) + / -
New probem?
Epson c88 prints Black solid page over area. Does this in text page, Quark page, Printing straight from Adobe acrobat, etc, from all applications, setups.

Note_ found all equipment turned off on opening studio-- possible power outage night before.
all computers, other printers seem to be ok.
Mac OS 10.4


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Moledad230 (10/19/06 5:55 AM) + / -
Wes, regarding the hyperlink for the article on how to flush out an Epson cx4800 print heads.When I click the hyperlink it takes to a page that has nothing to do with the stated problem. Would you know where I might aquire the article? Thanks Al






Re: Epson printer problem by sugdon (10/20/06 2:19 PM) + / -
I'm using Epson stylus cx6600 printer and since I change the ink it never print right. I put four brand new inks but everytime I try to print my photos it comes out nearly all pink.

Thanks


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by chayan_dastidar (edited 10/21/06 4:00 AM) + / -
I am a new comer in the forum. I have gone through the postings and replies regarding Epson printer problem. It appears that if "waste ink pad" is full then both the green and red led's will sart blinking alternately. I am also facing such type of fault with my Epson Stylus C45 Printer.Whwn I switch on the printer then only Green led starts blinking but after few seconds both the led's (green and red) starts blinking alternately.whether washing the waste ink pad will do the result ? Really I do not know. I have already posted the problems but nothing has been received. Please help.
chayan_dastidar


Give it to me and I'll break it! by illinoispatriot (10/22/06 11:56 AM) + / -

I have an epson cx5200 and did the service utility to reset the ink counters. I then pushed the power off printer off through the service utility. Guess what. My printer will not power on at all.
Ok, so the genius I am, I found a cx 5400 at a yard sell. it powered up but had an issue with printing. so I swaped out the lid and the cuircut board. and it still doesn't power up. I then put them back in the "cx5400" and it will not power up. Heres the weird part, when the power is pushed held the ink lights will come on and go off the second the power is released. with the printer cover off I unpluged just the two wire harrnesses that go to the print ink carriage and it powers up, but when they are plugged back in, no power just the ink lights.
If there is no way of fixing this, please send me some shotgun shells, to give these printers a proper burial. Thanks in advance.




Re: Epson printer problem by mikmik (10/22/06 12:10 PM) + / -
I was cleaning out my Epson 1280 near the sponge when I noticed a milky colored 7in. x 1/8in. diameter rubber tube spotted with black ink. Any idea what this is?? Baffled. mikmik


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by illinoispatriot (10/22/06 12:24 PM) + / -
The ink drains through this tube to the waste ink pads under the printing plate


Re: Epson printer problem by KateDogg (10/23/06 9:36 PM) +1 + / -
My epson stylus CX4800 has never worked properly. From the beginning, the first page of a print project would have a splotch of some oily/yellowish substance in the upper right hand corner. That was one problem, then a few weeks ago the feeder stopped working. The paper goes right up to the roller and stops, but the printer keeps going as if the paper were going through as well. It looks like there's some solid yellow substance under the roller bar, but it can't be reached by human fingers or a q-tip. Any suggestions?


Re: Epson printer problem by KateDogg (10/23/06 9:38 PM) +1 + / -
My epson stylus CX4800 has never worked properly. From the beginning, the first page of a print project would have a splotch of some oily/yellowish substance in the upper right hand corner. That was one problem, then a few weeks ago the feeder stopped working. The paper goes right up to the roller and stops, but the printer keeps going as if the paper were going through as well. It looks like there's some solid yellow substance under the roller bar, but it can't be reached by human fingers or a q-tip. Any suggestions?


Re: Epson printer problem by pipeagle (10/25/06 5:08 AM) + / -
help

my wonderful husband got a paper jam instead of leaving it to me to fix he tried to fix it himself, now the paper feed thing does not work have seen other people have had same problem what can I do to fix it, needs doing as soon as possible as computer is used all day long printer is cx3200


Re: Epson printer problem by trisham (10/25/06 3:06 PM) + / -
hi i have a epson photo stylus 420 printer,the ink cartridges ran out got new ones about mounth later,but now its not printing any thing,done all the unclogging and stuff but still nothing happens,wont even print a test page..ink levels are saying still the cartridges are empty even with new epson cartridges,,,,help...thanks.


Re: Epson printer problem by Chris2k (10/26/06 12:56 AM) +1 + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C86 and it was printing without any problems until I finished the black ink.
I replaced it with a brand new (original BTW) and it printed everything in blue (no black at all).
Replaced all other cartridges also and now the printer is not printing anything at all.
Whenever I print something the page gets out as white as before.
Installed the latest drivers and do not think I need to clean anything, as before changing the blue one at least it was working.


Re: Epson printer problem by Chris2k (10/26/06 12:59 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C86 and it was printing without any problems until I finished the black ink.
I replaced it with a brand new (original BTW) and it printed everything in blue (no black at all).
Replaced all other cartridges also and now the printer is not printing anything at all.
Whenever I print something the page gets out as white as before.
Installed the latest drivers and do not think I need to clean anything, as before changing the blue one at least it was working.


Re: Epson printer problem by Chris2k (10/26/06 1:01 AM) + / -
I have an Epson Stylus C86 and it was printing without any problems until I finished the black ink.
I replaced it with a brand new (original BTW) and it printed everything in blue (no black at all).
Replaced all other cartridges also and now the printer is not printing anything at all.
Whenever I print something the page gets out as white as before.
Installed the latest drivers and do not think I need to clean anything, as before changing the blue one at least it was working.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Martha (10/29/06 8:59 PM) +1 + / -
Did you find out why it stays stopped? My RX600 won't let me start jobs. I can click the start jobs icon, and it seems to start things rolling, then it switches back to jobs stopped. No dialog, nothing on the screen. Tried reinstalling software but nothing helps. If someone has any ideas please let me know! And scanning works, but not sending printjobs from the computer.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by kalp42 (10/30/06 2:15 PM) + / -
Hi,
I had the same problem on a cx 5200 which is similar build.If the paper feeds through the back and ends up jammed under the prinhead then it could be that the gear on the front rollers has worked itself left and does not engage with the drive.Look down the lefthand side and you will see two white plastic gears that should be in mesh,the one nearest the front tends to move off the spindle and stops the drive to the front rollers.This gear wheel is just a push fit on the shaft so if you can get something down there and lever it back you might be O.K.The bad news is that it will probably not last(mine lasted just two pages),you will have to take the case off and sort it out with a new part or some good adhesive.I was tempted to try a cyanoacrylate adhesive(superglue)but decided instead to drill a small hole through the gear and shaft and pin it.Maybe if you can put some (superglue) on the shaft and then quickly push it on it might work.I have seen other epson printers with this same problem and look in dismay at the engineering standards of today,cheap and unrepairable seems to be normal.I suggest that everyone who has dud stuff should bombard the manufacturer with complaints,after all, they would be quick on your back if you didn`t work.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by kalp42 (10/30/06 2:21 PM) + / -
Hi,
I had the same problem on a cx 5200 which is similar build.If the paper feeds through the back and ends up jammed under the prinhead then it could be that the gear on the front rollers has worked itself left and does not engage with the drive.Look down the lefthand side and you will see two white plastic gears that should be in mesh,the one nearest the front tends to move off the spindle and stops the drive to the front rollers.This gear wheel is just a push fit on the shaft so if you can get something down there and lever it back you might be O.K.The bad news is that it will probably not last(mine lasted just two pages),you will have to take the case off and sort it out with a new part or some good adhesive.I was tempted to try a cyanoacrylate adhesive(superglue)but decided instead to drill a small hole through the gear and shaft and pin it.Maybe if you can put some (superglue) on the shaft and then quickly push it on it might work.I have seen other epson printers with this same problem and look in dismay at the engineering standards of today,cheap and unrepairable seems to be normal.I suggest that everyone who has dud stuff should bombard the manufacturer with complaints,after all, they would be quick on your back if you didn`t work.


Epson C62 prints completely blank by Anonymous (11/5/06 12:32 PM) +1 + / -
Six months ago, we ran our C62 printer completely out of ink, removed the cartridges, closed up the printer, and closed up the house. Yesterday, we opened up the house again, installed brand-new genuine Epson cartridges (both black and color), and fired up the printer. Everything appears normal, except that absolutely no ink ends up the paper. The paper feeds correctly, the carriage zips back and forth as if it were printing - but the paper emerges clean as a whistle. The maintenance utilities, nozzle check, head clean, etc, appear to run correctly, the printer recognizes the cartridges and indicates the correct amount of ink (though the amount seems to decrease slightly each time we run the utilities) - but the result is clean paper.

I have cleaned the contacts on the cartridge and on the carriage, and they all appear shiny. Are there actually nozzles within the printer that could be clogged? I thought the nozzles were in the cartridge.

Thanks for any help.

Bill


Epson C62 no power printer problem by JAL (11/8/06 8:51 AM) + / -
I have used an Epson C62 printer with good results, although I do not print a lot. Suddenly there is absolutely no power coming through to the printer. I have checked the power cord with a meter, and it seems fine. Plugging it into different outlets produced one activation and green light, but cannot be repeated. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Many thanks.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (11/8/06 1:29 PM) + / -
i have lost my disk for my c44ux has sumone eney idear how i can get round this problem


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (11/10/06 2:48 AM) + / -
Thanks!
This saved my printer!!!


Re: Epson printer problem by GamesReplys (11/10/06 5:52 AM) + / -
KALP42
If you removed the ink carts and left the prionter for any length of time, chances are the ink that was left in the head has now dried out.

You will need to clean the print head manualy. Contact Arthur Entlich [e-printerhelp@mvps.org] and for his EXCELLENT document on Epson cleaning.


Re: Epson printer problem by BK (11/14/06 2:37 AM) + / -
Hi I have one of the older epson stylus C65 printers and recently I have been unable to view the remaining ink levels. I have a Mac G5 and in the past have been able to view the levels but one day i just couldn't. I have tried the usual "help" proceedures but the buttons and options that are recommended no longer exist on my machine. Any suggestions as to what i can do to rectify this problem? Any downloads or upgrades that anyone can suggests? Thankyou!



Re: Epson printer problem by JLWILK (11/17/06 3:24 AM) + / -
My Epson C60 prints well but when I upgraded from Windopws 98 to XP the ink levels will not show on the Status Monitor. Can you please advise.


Re: Epson printer problem C46 by daylitex (11/17/06 11:25 AM) +1 + / -
Hi, i'm using an epson C46 printer which is approx 14monts old, i have been using compatible cartridges for quite some time with no problems until recently, sudenly with the cartridges half full i got a message telling me to use Epson T036/T037 cartridges. Ive changed the compatible cartridges for new compatible ones but still get same message, when i check ink monitor there are red crosses,as the cartridges are compatible i dont think buying Epson cartridges would make any difference, for some reason the printer will not recognise the cartridges, can anyone tell me why this is please i would be most greatful
Pete


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by cck902 (12/9/06 11:14 AM) + / -
Do you have waste tank reset code for pixma Ip6600d


Re: Re: Epson printer problem C46 by Anonymous (12/19/06 12:17 PM) + / -
I have had exactly the same problem with my Epson Stylus Photo 830u, I replaced the compatible cartridges with genuine Epson cartridges which cost quite a bit, and still have the problem, the cartridges are not recognised, I have tried everything I can think of, short of buying a new printer! Any suggestions would be appreciated


Re: Re: Re: Epson printer problem paper jam mess by PIT CHEM (12/28/06 2:14 AM) + / -
Hello,

I read the message that you put on fixyourownprinter.com about paper jam in a Epson C3200. I am exactly in this situation with my printer. No more paper is jammed in the printer, but I still have alway this message on the display that there is paper jam and I don't know what to do. When I start the printer the "ink heads" move from 5 cm and then they stop and theprinter dipslay the error message.
I tried to open the printer to see but I found something that could lead me to solve the problem.
Thank you for your help.

Chem Pit.
PS: Sorry for my poor english it is not my mother tong.. :o)


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by VAUGARNY (1/3/07 12:42 AM) + / -
Hello,

I have just bought a Canon PIXMA MP800R printer.
After 1 hour of use, the printer lost its settings and the language became Japanese language.
There is no procedure to reset the printer with default parameters.
Please, would you like to indicate me how to obtain the service manual and tools for this printer ?
I don't think the printer is really out of service, and I hope you'll help me to do it operationnal again.
Thanks.

Best regards.

Alain.


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by VAUGARNY (1/3/07 12:48 AM) + / -
Hello,

I have just bought a Canon PIXMA MP800R printer.
After 1 hour of use, the printer lost its settings and the language became Japanese language.
There is no procedure to reset the printer with default parameters.
Please, would you like to indicate me how to obtain the service manual and tools for this printer ?
I don't think the printer is really out of service, and I hope you'll help me to do it operationnal again.
Thanks.

Best regards.

Alain.


Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (1/3/07 9:07 PM) + / -
I was printing hundreds of pages (in B&W) on my epson stylus cx3100 before the printer ran out of ink. I replaced the old cartridge with a new, complementary one and proceed with the printing.

After printing a couple of pages, the printer gave out a mechanical "jamming" sound and the printed pages were misaligned from that point onwards. I restart the printer but the same problem arised at that particular point (about 3/4 of the page).

There wasn't any error message coming out.

Is the problem due to wear and tear, the ink cartridge or other issues?

Thanks



Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Anonymous (1/4/07 11:18 AM) + / -
I have a Espon Printer ,Model CX6400 . I Purchased an Espon Multi Ink Cartridge pack from Staples which included black.I had no issues with my printer other than low ink levels on the black cartridge only and the colors at 44% levels.Ichanged them all and this is probably the 3rd time of replacements but this time I can not get it to print anything including the self test. It shows no errors and all Ink levels full and acts like it is printing but the page comes out blank. The Tech support staff we were Instructed to call have been less than effective. Can anyone tell me what to try next. It worked up untill the moment we swapped Cartridges (Twice). Thanks


Re: Re: Epson printer problem by Lynny (11/17/07 8:49 AM) +2 + / -
I cannot thank you enough for the explanation of how to replace the pads. I have only had my printer just over 12 months and am in my last year of a degree. When it is over I probably won't use it too much but this last year is very important. I unscrewed the back lifted the top off I found the pads exactly where you said they would be and used a pickle fork to get them out ! there were four of them and I washed them, dried them and replaced them. The website did exactly what you said it would and HEY PRESTO it works again. Thankyou very very much for that it has saved me a trip to the shops or worse ordering over the internet and having to go miles in order to collect it because they need a signature.


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