Question about Epson DFX-9000 Dot Matrix Printer

I have an Epson DFX 9000 printer. Error 03 When I power on I get 5 beeps and Tear Off, Top of Form, Paper Out, Pause and Tractor Select Lights all Flash. Any ideas

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  • flipper_ibp I checked all connectors on the motor control board all solder joints look good. Any further ideas to troubleshoot this


    Dec 17, 2010

  • flipper_ibp No new info. Last EXPERT told me to turn machine off and back on again. Not an Expert

    Dec 17, 2010

  • flipper_ibp I thought you are an expert. Telling someone to turn machine off and back on. Do yo think that we haven't tried this? Either you are THE EXPERT or don't know sht from gravy. Do you know what is actually wrong

    Dec 17, 2010

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Muhammad Nasir Ayub

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Answer # 1

It is very simple. error 03 just you check your printer head timing strip and clean it ....

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Daniel Scott

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Hope you already know that Error 3 is a carriage return horizontal position error and flashes when the printer turns on & the SP Motor Brake signal is not switched on within 3 seconds of it turning on. To solve this issue you should check the SP motor connection, if that is fine then the unit should be serviced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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  • Daniel Scott

    Daniel Scott Sorry for the late response, if you have checked the motor control and the connections look good then check to make sure all the wires are fine not burned or broken. If the issue returns then the motor control can be replaced.

    Dec 17, 2010

  • Muhammad Nasir Ayub

    Muhammad Nasir Ayub it is very simple just you clean your head timing strip. it is connect with printer head.

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Rommel Alilin

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Answer # 3

Shut it off then turn it back on.

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