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Printer photo r300 manual describes how to check the head/inks BUT I disconnect the computer from printer (first turning both off), then turn on printer to run the diagnostic by pushing the (paper/ink symbol) button BUT the ink cartriged truck slides back and forth and when it comes to rest, the mesage window says general error, see your manual......AND the (paper/ink symbol) button is redlight on

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You are having a hardware issue with the product, the sensor for the printhead is damage that's why you are getting general error. call epson for support so that they can give you a discount for a new product, hope this helps..

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Stylus r300 printing orange photos why


Follow these steps to clean the print head from the printer's control panel:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the red
b error light is off.
If the red light is flashing or on, you may need to replace the ink cartridge.
2. Press the down button to highlight More Options, then press OK.
3. Use the up or down button to highlight Head Cleaning, then press OK.
4. To begin cleaning, press OK.
While cleaning, the printer makes noise and you see a progress bar on the control panel
display. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds.
Caution: Do not turn off the printer or interrupt the cleaning process.
5. When the cleaning is done, run a nozzle check to confirm the print head nozzles are
clean.
Make sure letter-size plain paper is loaded in the printer, then press Stop. The nozzle check pattern prints.
6. If the pattern has gaps or missing dots, press Stop to clean the print head again.
If the nozzle check pattern looks correct, press OK to finish.

Note: Run nozzle check at least three consecutive times. If you do not see any improvement and you have replaced the ink cartridges, your product may require service.

Feb 14, 2013 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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PRINTING ON PAGE IS VERY FADED AND SOME PARTS NOT PRINTING AT ALL


First, checkthat the USB cable is secure in both the printer and the computer and that theprinter is sitting on a flat surface. The printer may not work if it is tilted.

Next, run a printer check to make sure the printer is operational. To run aprinter check, turn off the printer and the computer and unplug the USB cable.Turn on the printer and press the Maintenance button. Use the down arrow buttonon the printer to highlight More Options on the display screen and press OK.Highlight Nozzle Check and press OK twice. If a page prints out, reinstall theR300 software on your computer.
Lines inPrintout
R300 mayproduce printouts with light horizontal lines that are not a part of theprintout. This is called banding and can have several causes. First, trycleaning the printer head to clear any clogged nozzles. To clean the printerhead on the R300, press the down arrow button to highlight More Options andpress OK. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Head Cleaning and press OK twice.The printer will take about 30 seconds to clean the print head, after which youshould run a printer check as described above. If the printout has gaps, pressthe STOP button to run the print head cleaning feature again. Once there are nogaps in the printout, press OK.

If the printout still has banding, open the Print window on your computer andclick on Properties. In the Properties window you can choose the print quality,speed and printer type. Select a higher print quality and a lower speed andmake sure the paper type matches the type you are using for the printout.

Finally, check that the ink cartridges are not empty or close to empty andreplace them as needed.
Faint Printout
If your printout looksfaint or faded when using the R300, try cleaning the print head. Next, replaceany ink cartridges that are old, low on ink or out of ink. Check that the papersetting on the computer matches the type of paper you are using for theprintout.

Another potential cause of faded printouts is incorrectly loaded paper. Sometypes of paper have a printable side that is whiter or shinier on one sidecompared to the other. The printable side of the paper needs to be loaded intothe printer face up.

Nov 20, 2010 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Epson printer maintenance 230 General error


General error : head carriage error / chip not recognized. Head carriage can't move freely. Just turn off for about 1 hour, turn on again without ink tank. Plug ink tank.

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Epson Stylus Photo R300 is broken


remove the colored not detected then clean the chips then take it back again and turn of the power of printer then on again then see again...thanks...

May 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Error with me epson r300


Hi-

when you go ro check ink levels- is it saying that there is a specific cartridge that you need to change? red light indicates no ink and all of the cartridges should have ink in it. try uninstalling cartridges and reinstall it and make sure you hear a click when you press it down. if that doesnt work,call epson 562-276-1300 for a complaint and replacement of ink. best i got!


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Jun 23, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Blue tint suddenly appearing on all my photos


you may need to run a clean on ur nozzles and check if you are low on ink.

Jun 13, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Stylus Photo R280


Ink carts being not recognized and you say its a brand new printer?
Heres what you may want to try.

1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the usb cable from the printer

2. Press and release the ink button once you see a solid green light and solid red ink light

3. Open up the printer cover and check out where is the ink cart holder positioned

4. It should stop in the middle part of the printer, you should see an arrow or a ink out marker (ink icon with a / with it( indicating which ink cart is out or not recognized or expended. (This is a usual process on all the epson stylus photo series I had)

5. Press and release the ink button again, it should stop to the next ink cart which you are having a problem and if it doesnt then your ready to reclamp the ink carts.

Just follow your manual usually theres an on screen instructions how to manually replace or reseat the ink cartridges. If the issue persist, you may want to contact epson, ask for a warranty procedure or what you can do next for this. (Either a bad set of ink cart or a bad print head) Good luck!

Jun 12, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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R300 - quality terrible and no status monitor


If you're getting gaps in the nozzle checks and cleaning isn't resolving it, it is possible a nozzle is blocked with dried ink. You can get cleaning cartridges which contain a solvent that disolves the clogged ink.
I'll not suggest any brands, but talk to your local friendly computer shop, or do a search. Something like epson r300 cleaning cartridge should work.
When you say the status monitor is greyed out, is this on the computer or the printer? And I'd hope you're not using HP inks... It's an Epson printer ;) But on a serious note, I've not yet had any problems using non-Epson inks.

HTH,
Neil

Nov 27, 2007 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Yellow ink does not come out.


Its possible that your printer is fooled to think that the yellow ink level is lower than it really is. not uncommon. Have you changed the different carts on different occasions? You should try resetting the printer. I can tell you that the stylus 500 is reset by turning off, then back on while holding down the Load/Eject button, can't say if it will do the trick on your r300. BTW - epson printers do not like refills or generic - they will clog. I ran across the following cleaning method on the web, it might help you: "Follow this procedure AT YOUR OWN RISK for all I know I may have damaged my printer irreparably, but it does not appear so.) With the power off I manually moved the print heads to the left exposing the pad under the color head. I used several cotton swabs to soak up as much old ink from this pad as I could. I then liberally applied rubbing alcohol to the pad with a cotton swab. About three swabs worth, saturating the pad. I manually returned the print head to *exactly* the same position it was originally in. I turned on the power. This activated the cleaning sequence. (You might also want to press the color head cleaning button to make sure that at least one cleaning cycle runs with the alcohol on the pad.) I turned off the power. Then, while holding down the color cleaning button, I turned the power back on. This activates the self test. By the time the printing of the second sheet of the test was half way completed I had all my colors back."

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