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Epson C900 stops print prematurely, color problems

Hello all,

I just got an Epson C900 working - sort of ;). It refused to take any paper, and I noticed that the paper feed tray (the one built-in) did'nt raise the tray as I supposed it should. I then saw that there was a fix for the Minolta MagiColor 2300 (basically the same machine as I understand it), basically that you just had to push ******* the paper tray down to the bottom to release some sort of solenoid connected to the tray assembly. Sure enough, the fix worked!

Now that I have the printer feeding paper from the tray, it goes through the printer, comes out at the top - but just before the sheet of paper is released (ejected) into the collection bay at the top, it stops! The paper seems almost fully printed, but why does it stop there?

Aditionally, I'm having problems printing color on it. In color modes (not monochrome, that seems to work somewhat) only some faint shades of blue appear, a hint of red and no yellow. This is reported in several places in these forums. There was a timing problem mentioned, maybe this has something to do with it. I have tried manipulating the timing roller.

FYI, the printer has been standing unused for at least 6 months in a dusty space at work, probably getting some kicks from people passing by.

I got it printing, now the goal is to make it print resonably. Any help very much appreciated!

Patrik (Sweden)

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    Patrik Nordlund Jun 26, 2008

    Adding some more info:

    1. When the paper stops ejecting, the printer reports "paper jam". However, it is very easy to pull the last bit out of the printer, so it isn't really stuck. Maybe not important, but maybe good to know.

    2. I was thinking that the faint color printing problem and the premature stop of ejection is realted? Maybe it stops printing BECAUSE of the bad printing results? Also, the image transfer belt and the drum have the printed page clearly visible left on it. Could the printer detect this and stop printing because of it? I'm sure there's a lot of waste toner in there, as almost none of it sticks to the paper sheet :P.

  • simonITE Jul 08, 2008

    C900 will not fully eject paper (last 2 inches or so) paper has been printed and fused correctly, i cannot see any flags at the output, just get red flashing light and screen says pape jam... any ideas ??

  • colalight Nov 18, 2008


    same problem as above :(



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