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My R1800 will start to print. It will start to feed the piece of paper and the print head swings all the way left to begin the print and then it loses power. What could be causing this?

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  • mego73 Dec 30, 2010

    I will check this but the odds might be against that because when I restart the printer, it usually goes into a cleaning cycle and the head does a few test swings and it does not lose power at that point. It seems to only happens during the start of the print. I think the test swings do not advance the head all the way to the left but it goes at least 3/4 to the left. The problem seems to only trigger when the head swings all the way to the left so it would have to be a rather picky short.

  • mego73 Jan 05, 2011

    The ribbon cables seem to be in great shape and all the functions work, except for printing. I am wondering what sensors are involved at the start of a print and if I can access/clean them.

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Your print head probably cause a short circuit when comletely to the left, check the flat plastic cable that is connected to the print head for ware and exposed wires that can touch any parts of the metal frame.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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    Tommy Jan 05, 2011

    when you say it LOSES POWER do you mean it shuts off completely or it just stops with LED's still on? if that is the case try to notice at that point if they (or it) flashes a code than you can look it up on the Epson web site

    Cheers!

  • mego73 Jan 05, 2011

    It actually loses power making it necessary to cycle the power switch to restore power. The printer will swing the head to the left when it starts to print and when it does the power (and the green power LED) goes out every time at the same point.

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