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EPSON R300 I keep getting the Error messge: Close the cd/dvd guide. Even though the guide is closed. last week I had to push the guide tight into the printer in order to get it to work, but now it wont start up or work. Everytime I turn it on the error message comes up. Does this mean the sensor is blown? How do I fix it? Anyone know?? Cheers!Austin

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I have the r300 manual if any want it . obd 2 @ .uk

(take out the spaces) its about 10mb

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Re: EPSON R300

If you had to push the tray up hard, it could just be that the sensor is now mis-aligned and not detecting the draw is closed. You can check the voltages from the sensor to determine if the sensor is switching. Get yourself a service manual for the printer (aaprox £3.50/ $7.00) to help you get to the sensor and test it's funtion. Try or

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