Question about Epson Stylus RX580 InkJet Photo Printer
The service utility program doesnt have support for my printer and I need to get my printer working again. You turn it on it says service required on the screen. On my older R300 you just had to hold down a series of three buttons and it would reset. Can it be done with this RX580. Also is there anywhere I can view the service manual online for this unit. Thank you for any help
i brought software today to fix my rx560 ink pad problems fixed software cost me £40.00 but am willing to pass it on at a cost of £5 software does not run on vista so will need a pc with xp or some thing like that to fix as i say i reset mine today thanks for your time and please contact me if you need this software
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
SOURCE: Epson Stylus Photo R320
Turn off the power and look inside the machine to the right hand side. Just in front to f the print head you will see a white plastic dowel (see photo). Use something technical - like a finger, pen or screwdriver - to push this dowel in. You can then move the print head by hand to the middle of the carriage.
Once moved, turn the printer on and watch it travel back to the home position. If after returning home the dowel pops back out and does not retract itself, you will need to strip the machine out and rebuild the ASF section. Sounds hard but its just a few plastic parts to take apart and reassemble whilst looking to see if anything is broken.
Get a service manual; for the machine HERE if you need to strip it out.
Posted on Sep 19, 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
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