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Head carriage stays left and grinds

My Epson R1800 which has given me good service for about two years developed an alarming symptom last night. After printing several 4 x 6 “proofs,” in the middle of a print the head carriage went all the way to the left and stayed there while making a horrible noise, much like gears failing to mesh. I dived for the power switch, and the head then very slowly moved to the right and stopped entirely.
I shut the printer down and a few minutes later powered it back up, it went through its power on sequence normally. Another attempt to print resulted in the same problem.

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  • grhazelton Oct 22, 2008

    No the ink level is fine. I've been using MediaStreet inks in their CIS system.

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Did you check to see if the ink was low in the printer? Epson wont let you print if the ink is low, happened to me before!

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