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Lq-2180 continous blinking

I bought a printer EPSON LQ-2180. at first it was fine. lately all the lights in the front panel are blinking when i turn it on. i check everything, but as i turn it on, it continuous blinking. help me please

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  • njekwa Apr 10, 2008

    the printer jams and cramples the paper, then all the lights start flickering , i have tried cleaning and aligning the printer with no lackl

  • I have a Epson lq-2180 dot metrix printers. my printers also the same problems. when I switch ON front panel lights are continues blinking.

    how can I repair this problem.

    Note: I am a hardware Technician.

  • armela Jun 11, 2008

    I have already check for some paper jam, i already turn it off & restart but I have the same problem

  • akinwale abiodun Jun 11, 2008

    blinking lights

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    Epson LQ2180 all light blinking and printing pasue

  • danarey_0607 Jul 15, 2008

    i have replace new motherboard of my LQ2180 printer and after i install it continue blinking

  • korochan Aug 08, 2008

    The same thing happens it just keeps on blinking no matter what I did by cleaning the mainboard but nothing happens.

  • marbsg25 Sep 29, 2008

    my printer lq-2180 continues blinking, power also malfunctioning pls help me

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

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    I have a solution of this problem you change the system mother board,

    The step given by Mr. Madbindus, is not the solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    inf file for epson lq-2180 printer for windows xp



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Please read through these instructions first and then follow the steps below:

1. Please power the printer OFF.
2. Remove the printer cable from the back of the printer and remove all the paper as well.
3. Hold down the "FONT" and "TEAR OFF" buttons and turn the printer on.
4. Continue holding the "FONT" and "TEAR OFF" buttons down for five (5) seconds and then release both at the same time.
5. Power the printer OFF.
6. Reconnect the printer cable.
7. Reinstall paper and ensure the thickness selector is in the correct position and that the path selector is also correct.
If the situation persists, remove the ribbon and paper and slide the print head back and forth so that it makes contact on both sides forcefully enough to make a loud noise. Reload the ribbon and the paper and try your test again.

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Lq 2180 printer front pannel led's all are blinking after turning on the printer

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  • m_arunmeera Nov 18, 2010

    Conform the 2 pair of head cable, as well as the 4 pin media sensor cable fixed in ribbon mask holder


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Check if the print head is moving freely,may be the ribbon mask is out of positioned or worn out,is the ribbon o.k,or the carriage motor has gone faulty,please check.

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Try to check the sensor, you can clean or better to replace it. you can see the sensor below to the ribbon of your printer. if the same problem you may have a problem with your board.

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