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4880 carriage noise

What could be wrong if, upon starting the printer, a loud grinding noise originating from the carriage mechanism occurs ? and the message is to call "service "... Print head ? Carriage transport? Gears ? Can I attempt to fix such myself ? Thank you ?

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  • Lionel Delevingne Dec 19, 2012

    Head is totally locked up... cable, at least the soft one I see looks fine...

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Normally it will not allow you to move carriage manually. Belt is broke. have it service or purchased a new one.

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SOURCE: Printer: Epson Stylus Photo

This sounds like a gear problem. There is a large plastic gear that drives a couple smaller gears to feed the paper, as it prints. The printer will have to be disassembled and the gear inspected for damage- it sounds like a tooth or two are bad, which would explain the problem occuring later in the paper feed.
You can take it into a Computer repair shop to see what they think, but I would contact Epson just to see if they can offer you a better solution.
Even if you discovered a bad gear yourself, the part can be hard to order, and you often have to go through an authorized dealer, just to get a part.
Often it's better to just get a new printer due to the cost of repair.
Here's Epson's support site:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SupportIndex.jsp
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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