Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
Hi--I had a BIG problem, day after day, fiddling with my Epson Stylus printer. The "General Error" kept repeating, and the two red buttons flashing each time I turned the printer off and on. There was nothing jammed at all. So, as a last resort I took a paper towel and ran it along the bottom of the inside of the printer (yeah--all technical jargon, I know--not a computer person here :-) and a bunch of black ucky stuff came up. MY PRINTER WORKS NOW! Hope this helps someone else. I saw a lot of posts where people said to throw out the printer and start fresh when my problem happened, but what an easy fix. GOOD LUCK!
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
How refill a stylus ink cartridge?
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
SOURCE: epson stylus photo R300
>disconnect printer from the computer
>powercycle the printer
>check for obstructions / torn papers inside unit
>if issue still persists - hardware issue
>warranty starts from the DATE OF PURCHASE better check
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
Had the same problem. (its a work around without removing the waste ink pad)
Took alot of work but I fixed it.
Frist thing you need to know that error means your ink waste pad is full. Its a $75.00 to replace but there is a work around it.
You will need this free app. SSC service utitlty.
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html Its a great app.
Instrusctions are on the website there.
You will also have to Open the access panel on the rear of the printer (remove screw) and look inside carefullly with a flashlight. You will see a tube (down and to your left) coming from the cleaning pump and it will have an open end on it. This is the tube that delivers ink to the waste pad.
Use a piece of coat hanger wire or equivalent, and fish out this piece of tube. Bring it to the outside of the printer, thru the access panel.
Find yourself a suitable container (Tupperware or a plastic cup or jar) that is not too tall. Put the tube into this container and secure the tube and container so they won’t come apart or lose connection if the printer is moved.
If you wish you can make a hole or notch in the access panel cover so it can be replaced.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
5 years sounds just about the time if you used it a lot. take it to service center. if it is the ink drain pad it'll cost up to 80 including job. if it just a counter it will give you another year to use it if they'll reset the counter.
i'd opt for a new one. but if you still have spare ink left then it is worth a try. good luck
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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