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Epson R200 Printer


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#1 Dave Clark

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:49 AM

Hi,
I have 2 Epson R200 printers, 1 of which I keep as a spare. I haven't used the printer for about a week and when I switched on the printer went through it's normal cycle but then the 2 red lights flashed and the printer wont go any further. I've tried everything I can including holding down different combinations of the 3 buttons but I still get the same result!
I then got out my spare Epson R200 and I can't even get it to switch on, the carriage seems to be locked as it will not move at all manually, it's just my luck that both printers decide to go awol together. Another problem is that I live in Tenerife so there isn't any service people I can turn to.

Help please,

Dave

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:18 AM

Some general factors that could result in this problem:

- something blocking the print head path
- problems reading the cartridge chips
- wrong cartridge chips
- electrical problem
- etc...


You might also want to give this utility a try:
SSC Service Utility
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#3 Dave Clark

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for your reply.
I have the service utility and it comes back with "critical error". I cannot understand how/why both printers should fail. The one with the critical error was used a few days ago no problem, the other has been mothballed for about 3 months but was mothballed because the print heads were a bit blocked but otherwise it was working OK.

Regards,

Dave




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