Question about Apple Epson Stylus C80 InkJet Printer
Ink cartridge carrier keeps jamming to the left side; unable to print Purchased a C120 Epson which does not print Word documents from Classic or OS 9.2. Any suggestions either on fixing the jam problem with the C80 or in transferring Word doc's in OS 9.2 to OS 10.2 and higher? Thanks.
Once it jams on the left turn off the machine. usually my lights are all red at that point, one is blinking the other two are solid red. open the cover. shine a flashlight in there, you will see a clear or light grey plastic ribbon that runs from the left to the right. it is the top most thing. Very carefully, clean it with a paper towel and a little water. or a kleenex. it should be almost clear.
after done, move the cartridge head to the right without turning on the printer. once again, clean the clear plastic ribbon where the cartridge head was located. finally turn on the printer, when it stops initializing, click the paper feed button, if you were successful, you won't see it jam into the left side.
if not, try repeating again. I think the optical head could also have some junk on it, and will deposit it back on the clear grey plastic strip.
the clear strip passes through the cartridge head. I'm told it is called an encoder strip and the optical head reads the strip to know it's position.
when that strip is dirty or covered with some ink spots, the print/cartridge head, can't read it and slams into the side the the printer.
this happened to my c80 at least 3 times now in seven years.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
My C80 has stopped all together. The power light shows as soon as mains is applied to the plug, whether the switch is on or off. There is no activity at all from the printer and non of the switches are responsive. Anyone ideas as to what the problem is please?
Posted on May 03, 2010
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