Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
The printhead may have lost it's connection to one of the flat ribbon cables that normally goes into the back where a small circuit board and sensor read the printhead's location.
The cable is brown, very thin & wide and needs to be pushed carefully back into the receiver to get a connection.
This is just a guess but it's a similar behaviour to the C86 which did this when my CIS knocked the ribbon cable out of position and the printhead became "lost" or "blind".
Hope that helps.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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When the printhead moved left did it hit the left hand travel stop really hard? If so it's probably the same thing that happened to mine-a failure of a travel sensor, which is part of a circuit board. Turned out to be a repair shop job which took forever due to Canon's inability to provide spares for its products.
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