I have been asked by my boss to see if i can fix a problem with his fathers printer, it's an epson c42. the printer works fine on my computer but not his, i have tried re-installing the drivers, my HP laser printer works fine on his computer however my epson c60 won't work on his computer either.
the error message that we're getting just says that the printer is not connected?
i'm a little bit stumped by this one?
anyone got any ideas?
Re: problems with epson printers by tiamaria (4/4/05 3:44 PM) reply
I have tried all the usb ports and i'm still getting no luck, and there isn't a parallel port available on the printer.
the problem is more that no epson printers will work on this machine, yet when i installed my hp printer it worked fine. so i'm concerened that something has gone corrupt and isn't uninstalling correctly.
I have tried the updated drivers and i'm still getting no success
Re: problems with epson printers by LincolnR (4/5/05 3:40 AM) reply
The problem is caused by some registry values that prevent Windows Plug&Play system to correctly install the printer.
You have to run Regedit and manually clear all the registry values related to Epson Stylus C42 and EPUSB001. Once you have done it, reboot the pc and reinstall drivers but turn on the printer only when prompted by setup utility.
Re: problems with epson printers by 2k (4/6/05 9:00 AM) reply
I have an Epson C42+ and recently stopped giving an error saying 'Parts inside are at the end of there service life'. Epson say it will cost ~£100 to get it serviced. Is it possible to over-ride this error and get it started again or is it for the skip?
Re: problems with epson printers by Wes (5/6/05 10:34 AM) reply
I have an epson stylus 915, it has an error message saying "Parts inside are at the end of there service life". Does the software from inkjetprinterhelp.us for epson support the model of my printer. I have a problem using the softaware. It seems that it does not reset the protection counter.
Hi used my machine last Saturday fine. Monday it was as dead as a dodo, tried changing the power cable and checked the wall socket. Have I overlooked something,is there a way around this, or is it as a local repair guy told me its cheaper to buy new than to repair Any one know please Maori
Re: problems with epson printers by Joselito (12/6/05 1:58 PM) reply
I have an Epson Stylus C86. The problem is the printer is working but the paper remains blank. I thought the ink cartridges were bad, so I bought some new ones and that didn't work. I also went the Epson's help guide and ran all the tests that they prescribed, still no ink on the paper. What could I be missing?
Re: problems with epson printers by Anonymous (3/2/08 6:25 PM) reply
Hello Wally, if the printer gets a lot of use, it may be the waste ink pad full warning. If so, Epson want you to send it in for fixing. Suggest checking out the SSC Utility to see if your model is covered. If so, you can reset the counter and it will continue to function till next time.
My Epson ink jet 1800 is practically new but beyond the warranty. I haven't used it for several months. I have tried all the jet cleaning etc. but the printer goes through its' cleaning program and toward the end makes an extremely loud grinding sound that lasts for about a minute. I have turned the machine upside down and tried to remove any foreign matter. To no avail. I believe there must be something caught somewhere in the printing machinery. All things are very clean and like new. Probably the printer needs to be disassembled and checked for the foreign object if this does exist. Do you have any similar problems? I have installed off brand replacement ink cartridges. Could this be the problem? If so please tell me or if there is some other cause also please tell me. Thanks.
Re: Re: problems with epson printers by WaveGuide (3/31/10 1:44 PM) reply
Hello Roland, I've had lots of Epsons and they all appear to be of similar design. I'd say the 'grinding' noise is probably the carriage drive belt jumping on the drive motor cog. This can happen if there's a problem with the index strip which runs left to right on the carriage track. This tells the carriage where it is on the track. If this strip is damaged, missing, detached or very dirty, the carriage will slam into the end stops and the drive motor will run on. This causes the toothed belt to jump the sprockets giving the noise you describe. JaX
Please tell me how to fix my R1800 Photo Ink Jet Epson printer. It has this very loud grinding sound and the tape in the back vibrates violently when I try to run a clean cycle or most anything. The R1800 is practically brand new but has been sitting around with off brand cartridges that worked about 18 months ago but now doesn't.
Thanks if you can help or tell me someone who can fix it without too much $$$ as I am a senior citizen.
Re: problems with epson printers by Wes (4/2/10 1:11 PM) reply
Epson CX5800F Good printing until black ink replaced. spaces in columns, half of numbers missing, scan does not show image,vertical bands in text. I have used head cleaning, nozzle check, head alignment and have reinstall the software. Help.
Re: problems with epson printers by fizee (12/3/10 9:09 AM) reply
I have an epson r1800 and it will not print 13x19 however it prints 81/2x11 fine. I don't hear the usual sounds the pickups make when putting the paper in the printer when I attempt to print 13x19. It has printed 13x19 fine in the past.
Re: Re: problems with epson printers by moe (12/3/10 10:21 AM) reply
Just to hazard a guess based on experience, I'd say that the pickup roller is a bit worn. It's not worn enough to keep it from picking up the lighter, smaller sheets, but worn enough to not be able to move the larger, heavier sheet. You should be able to watch the roller and see it slipping on the 13X9 paper.
printing problems with epson inkjet L200 printers by jayakar (9/15/11 11:09 PM) reply
I have take Epson L200 Printer. In that there is an option for closing the ink by some valve at back side during transportation. I forget to open my valve once i shifted my printer from one place to another and taken the printouts. But after some copies It was not taking the paper and red light is glowing near power button. Please help me in fixing the problem. I want to know wheter it creates any problem if we are using the printer without opening the valve.
Thanks in advance
Re: problems with epson printers by Nagendra (1/24/12 11:46 PM) reply
I recently purchased an Epson SX435W wireless printer so that both my wife and could share it. The wireless printing worked well with both computers but when it came to scanning in a picture the only thing we get is a message saying: cannot communicate with scanner. Make sure the scanner is correctly set up and connected with no error indicated. I have re-loaded the disc three times, down loaded a new driver, updated the original driver and exchanged the printer for another new one as suggested by the man on the end of the Epson help line. The printer sits on a shelf directly above the computer I am using. The programme I want to use for scanning in pictures is Photo Plus x4 by Serif. This worked perfectly with the Epson printer (not wireless) we just passed to our Daughter. Please PLEASE! What can I do? I need to scan in many pictures to illustrate a book I am writing.
black print cant print. by jayant (5/14/12 11:53 AM) reply
same problem with Anjan....nothing is being printed on the paper..i have deleted then re-installed the driver but still it gives me blank print-outs...what could be the problem? its a new printer, just bought it last week was able to print a couple of days ago.
Re: problems with epson printers by jcpogs29 (9/20/12 7:42 AM) reply
my printer model is L200. I have installed the software but then there is nothing(blank page) when i press either print or copy. yet the computer show my ink tank is fully filled. may i know wats the problem n wat im going to do?
Re: problems with epson printers by smazur (10/24/12 5:48 PM) reply
i got L200 epson printer...my problem is when i printed color or pictures the colors did not match and there r stripes in the pictures...ive already clean the head i done all that but still the same..help me please
Epson R1800 making grinding noise. I had this problem. It was caused by the ink supply station assembly which does a lot of things. In my case it would not unlock the carriage when it should. The carriage is trying to move but can't causing the drive belt to slip on the drive motor causing the grinding sound. I found a replacement unit at "compass micro" for about $50.00. It is not easy to replace but I managed to do it and my R1800 works perfect now. Be sure to download the maintenance manual. It has all the instructions on how to do it.