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Epson R1800 Printer turns OFF

Every time I want to print a document or even perform any maintenance printing the R1800 simmply turns off. No flashing errors pop-up.

What could this be? Is there any way to Reset the EEPROM?


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  • joelrodz
    joelrodz Aug 07, 2009

    There is no adapter per say... it connects directly to a socket on the wall.

    It's not a Power issue since the Printer turns on properly and those its routing check up without a problem. Both my Mac and PC recognizes the printer and properly show Ink Cartridge levels.

    When it is going to start printing it shuts off. No printing occurs.

    Also Feed Tray doesn't move.

  • joelrodz
    joelrodz Aug 07, 2009

    The printer is connected directly to the wall socket and it works fine. It turns on and performs its routing power up, with out any problems.

    It's only when I try to print that the printer turns off for no apparent reason.

  • joelrodz
    joelrodz Aug 07, 2009

    I downloaded the Epson Adjustment Program and noticed that there is a Fatal Error 61 (PW Sensor Error). So I opted to open my printer and there was ink all over! After cleaning what I could and cleaning the PW Sensor (Thanks to for the Tutorial) I restarted the printer. It still doesn't work!

    I just got the service manual and I'll see if I can access the Circuit Board to see if there's ink in it. Hopefully there is, so I can clean it and fix my Printer!

    I wouldn't have thought of short circuit problem, thanks once again Yboyandrei!

  • joelrodz
    joelrodz Aug 24, 2009

    New UPDATE - Aug 23

    Its hard to find an Epson repair store were I live. So I kept tinkering with the printer.

    I started disconnecting cables in order to see if the error stopped. After I disconnected the CN12 cable and started the printer... it started to WORK!

    Once I placed it back again... the error occurred. Figuring its either a bad FFC cable or a misplaced one, I opted to remove them all from the Main Board. I followed the natural bendings of the FFC cables. I reconnected them as I thought they should go.

    Would you believe the Error has STOPPED!

    Now... for the sad part! I can send the printer to print whatever I want... but nothing prints! It moves as if it where printing but no ink is ejected!

    Print heads are cleaned cause I already went through a set of cartridges cleaning them out.

    Maybe an inverted cable to the head?

  • Francis Mark Arango
    Francis Mark Arango May 11, 2010

    Have you check the Power Adapter?



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Here is my solution to your problem.
Power Failure is not reason here. I think you Epson have a problem inside the circuit board.
It has two output, the PRIMARY & SECONDARY Output, one of this are not function due to power or wattage failure.
I did encounter such problem but I open my printer and I see inside its nothing but the PCB Board have leak of one of my capacitor inside.
If this case is still comes out then better to check that with EPSON PRINTER Technician.
And about resetting EEPROM it useless.
At least this information give you such ideas why you have this kind of problem. Resolving such problem are not only on talk but let our hands do it also.
I tell you one way or another, careful of that maybe it has a short circuit. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

  • Francis Mark Arango
    Francis Mark Arango Aug 08, 2009

    your welcome my friend... Good luck!



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