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EPSON DFX 8500 ERROR CODE E5 THEN POWERS OFF

HELP I HAVE A EPSON DFX 8500
WHEN I POWER ON THE PRINTER THE PRINTER CARRIAGE SLAMS TO LEFT SIDE THEN DISPLAYS AN E5 ERROR CODE
IS THE PRINTHEAD RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PROBLEM?
ALSO THE FAN ON THE PRINTHEAD WIIL NOT GO ON.
HELP
PETER MARTINS

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    peter martins Feb 18, 2008

    thanks so so much great help
    i will look at the fan i did notice that the fan on the printhead was not working.
    you think that my be the problem?

    AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU SAVED MY NECK

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It would sound like a defective encoder sensor, almost ANY copy repair shop can fix this for you, you can try to buy the manual and fix it your self but that is NOT recommended

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Error E0005 in your printer means fan motor error. Your printer is overheating and then turning itself off because the motor is faulty the other problemd (printer turning off slmming etc.) are consequence of this.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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    E5 says your main problem is motor fan. Then first check that all contacts for fan motor are ok, if they are you may need to replace the part. In addition here is list of error codes:








    Display


    Meaning



    C0001


    CPU error (reserved)



    C0002


    CPU error (programming command error)



    C0003


    CPU error (illegal instruction)



    C0004


    CPU error (unsupported FPU instruction)



    C0007


    CPU error (address misalignment)



    C0009


    CPU error (reserved)



    C0010


    CPU error (tag overflow)



    C0017 to 31


    CPU error (unsupported interrupt)



    C0036


    CPU error (unsupported coprocessor instruction)



    C0128 to 254


    CPU error (unimplemented instruction)



    C0255


    CPU error (break error)



    Axxxx


    Software error



    Bxxxx


    Software error



    Dxxxx


    Software error



    Fxxxx to Zxxxx


    Software error





    Display


    Meaning



    E0003


    Fusing unit error



    E0005


    Fan motor error



    E0006


    Scanner mirror motor error



    E0009


    Laser light error



    E0014


    Communication error for engine controller and video controller



    C1200


    EEPROM write error



    C1400


    Engine initialize error


    and user manual





    http://www.epson.ru/resources/massmedia/...



    cheers

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    Ginko Feb 18, 2008

    let me know

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    Ginko Feb 20, 2008

    Hi, I hope this helps in solving your problem. If you find that one of our solution had been helpful, then please rate the helpful solution.



    Many thanks



    Ginko

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HI, you got a mechanical error on your printer this is because it got a paper jam problem and that may result that your printhead slams. Try to look if there's something in your printer that preventing the gear inside to move. If so re install again the driver software of your printer.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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