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R1800 printer problem

Under normal printing 8 1/2 X 11, I have no problem.  When choosing smaller print sizes epsecially borderless prints or best photo both the red lights for ink and paper start flashing, the green light goes out and the printer screen reads "paper jam" although there is no paper jam and media is loaded properly.  Also if I attempt to print on a CD/DVD the printer feeds it in partially, the printer head goes back and forth a couple of times and then the printer kicks the CD/DVD back out.  This doesn't seem to be a coiunter problem.  The printer is about 2 years old and has printed about 5 thousand sheets.  Any solutions?

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I have an Epsonr R1800 as well. In Dec 2007 I started getting a paper jam error (both red lights flashing), though paper was not jammed. After purchase of the Epson Service manual and Epson Service program, I believe the error is:

    Fatel Error code: 61
    PW sensor error



    The procedure to fix this is removal of the printer head, and cleaning and/or replacement of the PW sensor (this is the sensor that detects the paper edges, and also the CD printing assembly when being used). I have removed and installed Epson printer heads before, but on the R1800 some specialized tools are required, which if purchased from epson exceed the cost of two R1800 printers!



    I posted more at: http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/...



    Any advice?

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    Here at my office there is a R1800, and sometimes gives the paper out message even if there is loaded 50 sheets, but today, every single time that i send a work the message appears, i´m having bad ideas about the fire cabbinet`s axe and the R1800, can someone help me?

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I fixed the problem, the PW and Ink Mark sensors needed cleaning. I was able to access and remove both sensors after removing the printer housing, and moving the print head to the far left. There's enough space to unscrew the cover for the sensors, and unplug them with needle nose pliers and a couple fingers, clean them both, dry them, re-install, etc.. all is well now after some re-alignment procedures with the epson factory service program.

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Here has the all the figures and procedure to solve the problem
http://www.inkrepublic.com/KnowledgeBase/R1800PW.asp

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This is a Hardware issue, you need to contact Epson technical support so that they can give you options for your printer.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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