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Service req 10005

Been having minor problems with Pro Stylys 9600 and was going to try to get maintenance done soon, but now we have a service required 10005 error. I saw the other post about 10004 and error code 40 but wasn't sure if they would be any help or not and don't want to make matters worse. We were getting more and more banding problems, some smudging like the ink head was shifting somehow to the right and some other problems. Now, it won't do anything.

Problem now is: After opening front cover and blowing off with canned air to help resolve earlier problems, printer gave message "paper out" even though paper had not moved. Turned off and turned on, print head trying to move but hear click and it can't move as it's trying to. Then, all lights flash and "service requireed error 10005". We did notice small piece on spring moving but we don't know if that's by design or part of the problem. Unfortunately I also don't know what that part is called. Epson Service is closed weekends, what do we do???

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  • frankbama Dec 08, 2007

    I did check that, but we've had this printer for years, so it's not the first time we're turning it on and that's what that FAQ refers to. What do you think?

  • frankbama Dec 10, 2007

    ink could definitely be the issue-we did speak with a service tech today and got us functional - but we're having them look closely this week to find what the real culprit was. for the temprorary solution we got the printer head to unjam and it's at least printing. thanks! i'm guessing the ink is definitely an issue to be worked on.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    maintenance req 00c8



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Check here -- there are two links depending on printer model they both reference an 10005 error code.

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  • david Dec 08, 2007

    PS open the link for the correct model and then choose the FAQ link please.

  • david Dec 08, 2007

    I agree unless possibly something has gotten stuck in the screw hole and is acting similarly to the locking screw

  • david Dec 10, 2007

    Could that ink smudging be related to a leak of sorts, where the sticky ink is limiting the print head's ability to move after being parked for inactivity. Thus appearing to the printer logic as having the locking screw present?


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