Question about Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer
I have a problem with my Epson, it's flashing all lights and bringing up the message Service Required E511. Do you know what the problem is and is there any way I can fix this myself?
The E511 error comes when you power up the printer. The noise of the "warm up" is the black rubber transfer belt on the Photo Conductor Unit spinning through one rev to check for a little silver square on the edge of the belt. You can turn the belt manually to see this square.
If this square is not found, Epson will tell you to throw away an otherwise fine PCU.
a) Remove PCU and check the transfer belt for the square. Clean WITHOUT alcohol.
b) check the sensor that reads this square - a small black oblong "camera" in the heart of the printer on the LHS. Clean.
c) If the square is damaged, replace with a piece of tin foil. Superglue on carefully, making sure all the edges are glued but not your fingers!
You don't need to put the new square in exactly the same place, just above or below on the belt is fine.
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
Absolutely agree move the huge rubber band which runs right through the photoconductor unit sideways (roll over rollers while pushing sideways as well) till it sort of equally overlaps the rollers thus allowing the little silver square to be properly seen by it's detector
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
"C open" might be connected to the "B open" problem. Look here:
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
Had the service re E511 prompt. Carefully took out photoconductor, carefully cleaned inside and vacuumed residue out (carefully without touching anything!) Working perfectly again
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Check my previous solution HERE: http://www.fixya.com/support/t612937-service_reqd_e511
Posted on May 26, 2008
This message can normaly be cleared by cleaning the rotary sensors and contact sensors for the photocnductor to which this message relates.
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
I have to adjust the belt on my PCU every few copies, I have even tried another PCU from a different printer that works fine and this is now causing the same problem, I don't know how but the printer is causing the belt to move to one side so that eventually the printer no longer sees the silver square, moving the belt back fixes the problem for a while... Any ideas...?
Posted on Dec 14, 2012
I am no techie, but I have just solved this problem by taking out the photoconductor cartridge adn using a spray duster (i.e small can of compressed gas duster) to clean it out. working again!
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
Does anybody know to to clear or what is C Open on the display screen for Epson Aculaser C1100
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
This can be rectified by cleaning the inner components, which cant be done by a normal person.U better consult showroom guy.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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