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Epson c1100 leaving coloured dots on paper

MY c1100 LASER PRINTER HAS TAKEN TO LEAVING VERY SMALL COLOURED DOTS EVERY 150mm DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHEET OF PAPER. APSON STATE THAT THIS IS A PHOTOCONDUCTOR UNIT PROBLEM CAUSED BY MY USING THE WRONG TYPE OF PAPER (!). I HAVE TRIED TO CLEAN THE UNIT BUT AM LOATH TO FORK OUT £160 FOR A REPLACEMENT IN CASE THIS HAPPENS AGAIN. FOR THAT PRICE I COULD BUY ANOTHER LASER PRINTER(!) ANY SUGGESTIONS OR I AM AT THE MERCY OF AN EPSON CONSPIRACY TO MAKE US BUY THEIR CONSUMABLES MORE OFTEN THAN WE NEED TO....

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  • bill roger Jul 10, 2007

    I am at a loss to see how a piece of paper running past a photoconductor unit can cause it to start printing out very tiny coloured dots and then carry on doing that thereafter. For info, the paper I use is, and always has been, good quality 90gm paper used by umpteen million other printer users. Like I say, it an EPSON conspiracy to screw with their customers.

  • bill roger Aug 10, 2007

    thanks for that input. I would guess that epson knows about this but prefer treating us as mushrooms - keep us in the dark and feed us on s**t! Whatever, it looks like a new photoconductor unit is the answer but i appreciate all the help posted.

  • Lyn
    Lyn Nov 24, 2008

    My C1100 leaves elongated blobs on my printouts, even where there is no colour or text.
    Is there any way to find out how many prinouts it has done?



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THe dots on the page are caused by a chip on the blue covering on the blue roller on the photoconductor. Mine too by 8000 pages! I haven't found a way to repair this, but I see that recon. photoconductors are available from 3rd party. Not sure of their quality yet.

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Looks like you are caught in a trap of your own making -using the wrong paper. You decide Expensive Epson repair or dump it and get get a cheaper printer. I really do not think there is a DIY solution. You could take a look at www.fixyourownprinter .com There may be an answer. Epson do a very reasonable swap out scheme for dead ink jets- I am on my third R-300- check them out - the 1st out of warranty R 300 cost £45 including delivery and collection of the dead one - the third came free.

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