When I try to print, the paper feeds approx 92mm, (to about 3mm from the grey plate), I then get a error message on the Status Monitor saying the paper has jammed, press Eject and clear jammed paper. I do not believe there is any paper jam.
I press Eject and the paper feed out of the printer. Sometimes a second sheet feeds into the printer automatically and the message is repeated.
If I run a Nozzle Check all works normally, but not if I try to print a Test Page.
The indication is that the print head is waiting for a signal or movement is being inhibited for some reason.
I have uninstalled the software three times and re-installed it, tried running from another PC and also directly from a picture card with the printer disconnected from the PC. In all these cases only the Nozzle Check works.
I am running XP Pro and the problem has only occured since I did a Print Head Alignment, although I do not believe this is relevant.
I have a full service manual and reasonably capable.
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check the wheels that pick it from the tray. If they feel smooth, try to put some tape on them and rip it back off. This cleans the wheels. Also try a new pack of paper and check if it\'s set to plain paper and not to heavier or coated paper
Error 6000 gets displayed when there is a paper jam or other general malfunction. When the message "6000 Printer error has occurred. Turn off the printer
then back on again. If the problem persists, see the manual." Is
displayed, something may block the paper feed tray from opening.
If the printer is surrounded with documents or when you copy
large documents such as books, make sure that you secure the clear space
in front of the tray before printing / copying. When the error message
above is displayed and if you find something is in front of the tray,
remove it. Then, turn OFF the printer and back ON again and the printer
will be ready for printing.
If you still have the trouble, contact the repair service. Check the printer for any paper jam or try to reset the printer to release memory code errors.
1. Press and hold the Resume button for 1 - 2 minutes.
2. Open the cover.
3. Remove the cartridge and then reinstall it.
4. Close the cover.
5. Turn Off the printer.
6. Turn On the printer.
Flashing (approx. once every second): Out of paper Flashing (approx. twice every second): Mechanical error (Buzzer sounds once.) Most likely your paper feed is giving you the error. Remove the current feed, ensure there are no paper jam & insert fresh paper. If Mechanical Error :: Quick blinking Buzzer Sounds continuously for a pprox. 1 second :: Reset the Power switch Paper End Blinks.:: Buzzer Repeats a short 3-time sound twice at intervals of 0.5 second.:: Set a new paper roll. Paper Near End Blinks.(Once a second) :: buzzer Repeats a short 3-time sound twice at intervals of 0.5 second.:: Set a new paper roll.
Mechanical Error : If the printer mechanism has a greater load due to a paper jam, etc., the buzzer will sound and the SEL/ERROR lamp will blink to stop the printer mechanism. Paper End : If the printer has run out of paper, the paper sensor in the paper path near the print head will detect the end of the paper roll, turn on the buzzer, and blink the SEL/ERROR lamp to stop the printer mechanism. If the paper is inserted into the paper path, the paper will be loaded. Paper Near End : If the paper is running out, the paper near end sensor will be activated to turn on the buzzer and make the SEL/ERROR lamp blink. Even after the paper near end is detected, a command can be used to print by the specified number of lines. (See a description on the command for setting the number of print lines after paper near end detection) Finally Backup Data Clear : When the power is turned on, depending on the SEL switch operation, the backup data in the input buffer will be cleared according to the flowchart on the next page. To clear the input buffer, turn on the power while pressing the SEL switch. The following messages will be printed. "Clear Data in Buffer" "Cleared Data in Buffer" To print the data in the input buffer, simply turn the power on. The following message is printed and the data in the input buffer is printed. "Power Down(Data in Buffer)
This error message is displayed by the printer when paper is jammed in one or more locations. In such a case, users are recommended to remove the jammed paper from the specified location. The entire paper path must be checked for any pieces of paper. To stop the message, open and close the top most cover of the printer. Lastly, verify the flags and the sensors. If the problem persists, the cause of the error message could be a broken sensor or sensor lever.
So it sounds like the machine is not feeding paper from the paper cassette. This is a common problem.
There are 2 possibilities. 1 easy and one a little tougher. The simple fix is cleaning the paper feed tires. Just pull out the paper cassette, then remove all the paper. You will see 2 felt type pads on the spring loaded metal plate. Spray these 2 pads with some glass cleaner. Dry the metal plate a little then lock the plate down and re-install the cassette without paper! Make sure the lower tray is selected for paper feeding and press the print button. The machine should try to feed a few times then shut down with a P in the display. Reset the P using the clear key then press print again. Repeat this procedure 5 or 6 times. Then remove the tray, dry the pads a bit then re-load the paper, re-install the tray and give it a try. If dirty feed rollers were the cause then this procedure will fix it. Let me know how this works out.
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An Epson service man (he was VERY kind to suggest this) told me to use a weak detergent solution on the rollers, NOT alcohol as that will dry out the material the rollers are made of. Although the problem has recurred a couple of times, it's worth repeating when necessary. I actually activate the 'print' command so it tries to feed in paper, while I FIRMLY hold a piece of fine cotton cloth stretched over a thin plastic ruler, which I hold down where the paper feed grabs its paper. The printer has a couple of tries to feed paper, reports an error message (because there was no paper) and I activate it again, thus exposing the WHOLE of the feed wheel to the cleansing cloth! WORTH A TRY!
Had the same problem with mine, very intermittent. Remove all the paper and open the feed tray lid so you can get access to the three grey pinch rollers. Start printing then push on the roller with your finger to try and 'rough it up' (if it clicks you are pressing too hard).
The fault appears to be that the pinch rollers are loosing their grip and can not pull the glossy paper through. I dare say using a mild washing up liquid solution would be better but this is a safe quick fix.
Did this to mine and it has worked fine ever since.