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Rebuild Epson R1800?

Hello,

I have had an Epson R1800 for years. the pads (so they say) wore out a couple on months ago and I had them replace at an authorized repair center.

Now all the heads are clogged!!! I contacted Epson and they said, the heads are clogged, get it repaired.

The question is, it the repair worth the money, or, with the age of the printer taken into account, should I buy another (refurbished) from Epson?

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You could run head cleaning from the driver a few times and see if the nozzles start to clear out. If you send it in for repair they run a solution through it that is supposed to clean it out. If the solution doesn't work the head is like a $400 part.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation. red lights flashing alternate . Cannot use printer


Hello, take a read of this link regarding the Ink Pad Reset utility from Epson, I see the R1800 is included.
http://www.wasteink.co.uk/epson-ipr-reset/

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nicam49

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The message says parts inside the printer are nearing the end of their service life. What should I do?


This message means that the printer thinks the waste ink pads are full and so
> it refuses to print until the pads are replaced and the waste ink (protection)
> counter is reset.
> In practice the pads will not be full if this is the first time you have
> received the message so all that needs to be done is to reset the counter. Next
> time you must replace or clean the pads.
> Go to http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml and download the utility.
> Install it, run it and exit it from the main window, now go to the icon in the
> system tray and right click on it. Select waste ink or protection counter and
> select reset. If this gives trouble then uninstall the Epson status monitor and
> try again (you can install the status monitir again afterwards).
> The irony is that the more you use an Epson printer the more reliable it will
> be (due to the heads being kept in good condition) but the people that use
> their printer most will get this message earlier than others. Some people never
> see this message. It is a good printer and well worth the effort of doing this
> at no cost.
> Tony
> MS MVP Printing/Imaging
>
The SSC service utility won't reset the R1800 counter.
The Epson service program is needed and can be downloaded from:
http://www.2manuals.com/

The R1800/2400 service manual can be downloaded from that site.
If you want to have a go at replacing the pads, then instructions are in
the manual.

Oct 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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Flash feed paper & ink light my epson r1800 printer


Do you mean that the paper light flashes at the same time as the ink light or do they flash alternately (ie: paper on, ink off -> paper off, ink on)?

If so the waste ink pads are full and you need to do the following:

1. Reset the waste ink counter:
Grab the tool linked from the wasteink.co.uk site (see bottom).

2. Redirect your waste ink into an external tank OR replace your waste ink pads.. (external tank is easier).

Instructions for the R1800 are available from this site



If the lights are doing something different, please post again with detailed information about how they flash and I can what else it might mean.

Hope that helps.

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MacBook Pro Epson Print Driver Dilemma


your problem is about profiles. The gutenprint is the only way to print from intel to r1800, but this driver don't use the same ICC profiles. You have to use one of three solutions below:
1 the best, you have a profile calibrating device, you make a profile of your couple ink-paper and you convert your document into this ICC profile.
2 you convert your picture into your software in one of the Epson generic profiles (hey probably still are on your computer) and you print whithout color managment
3 (awful) you anticipate the color distorsion and you tune your picture to be bad on the screen but pretty good on paper.

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Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Won't print anything but head utility


If you are using Mac, make sure you choose or add the correct R1800 printer ( USB or Firewire ) to the Printer list in order for the printer to response. Hope this will help

Oct 20, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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Unused printer


Hi, the print heads are clogged up usually caused by leaving a ink cartridge in the printer when not using it, ie over time, but epson have this problem alot.
you could try this http://www.supermediastore.com/cleaning-cartridge.html
ie if head cleaning dont work,,

this should fix it, otherwise its $48 + vat was the cheapest i found for new print heads or £75 for epson to fix it.
i would replace printer ie if cartridge dont work,,

Happy New Year

John

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