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Epson Stylus 1520

The printer head on my Epson 1520 moves back & forth VERY rapidly but the paper moves VERY slowly which makes for real slow print jobs (like 15 minutes for a simple page of text). Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    i have the same problem.

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Two possible causes

1. printer software option are incorrect

Check: Print quality and set it to economy
Highspeed On
Choose Black ink
No halftoning

2. Change your default spool directory and other settings

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Everything you need; manuals, drivers and interactive guide can be found here:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=26322&infoType=Overview


Below are two possible soultions for a General Error:

1. When a General error message appears in the display on your printer's control panel, the print head may not be able to move because of some obstruction. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Open the printer's cover.
  3. Gently remove any jammed paper or other obstructions from the paper path.
  4. Close the cover and turn the printer back on.
alert_note.gif Note: If you can't remove the paper or foreign object yourself, do not use force and do not disassemble the printer.

2. When a General error message appears in the display on your printer's control panel, the print head may not be able to move back and forth freely.

If your printer's ink cartridge cover is not completely closed, the print head may have trouble moving back and forth. Follow these steps:

Turn off the printer.
  1. Open the printer's cover.
  2. Press the ink cartridge cover to make sure it is completely closed.
  3. Close the cover and turn the printer back on.
Before considering other options you might to try unplugging the printer from the power supply; give it 5 - 10 minutes before plugging back in and restarting.

Hopefully this will help resolve the problem. :)

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Found this on the web. You can download the
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http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=106004&infoType=Overview

According to the error codes :

Make sure there's no jammed paper or other obstruction inside your Epson Stylus.

The print head may not be able to move because of some obstruction. Follow these steps to remove jammed paper or other obstructions from the Epson Stylus:
Turn off the Epson Stylus.
Open the scanner.

Remove any jammed paper or other obstructions from the paper path.

Carefully lower the scanner.

Turn the Epson Stylus back on.
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If you give no information about the problem, you will get no answers.

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