Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
Your User's Guide is available here:
After leaving the printer inactive for a extended period you should expect the ink cartridges to be dried up and the print head 'gummed' in place.
You will need to refer to page 82 of the pdf, Cleaning the Printer.
As part of cleaning remove the existing ink cartridges and while the cartridges are removed try and clean the print head of any ink residue. Note that if the red light is on or flashing above an ink cartridge the printer sees it as empty (dried up).
The print head will not move if ink cartridges need replacement; replace ink cartridges according to the red lights, likely all. Press the ink button to see if the printer will begin the charging cycle. If all is well the green power light will stay on and the red ink light will go out.
If you do not get this desired outcome try Cleaning the Print Head, page 73 of the User Guide. Hold down the ink button when the red light is off for 3 seconds. Run a nozzle check pattern; if nozzels are not printing a clean pattern, repeat this process up to 3 or 4 times.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
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