R200 Printer Service ??

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Fergie
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My R200 is refusing to print and tells me that a service is required and to refer to the handbook.
The handbook simply tells me to contact the dealer.
I can't imagine a service by PC World as being an economical option.
Does any one know what the 'service' requires ?
Could I do it myself ?

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There was some information here about Epson service requirements, referring to the ink reservoir being full (it fills up with waste ink when you clean heads, etc.) It is basically an absorbent pad in the bottom of the printer, which needs replacing periodically. I have also seen somewhere about "resetting software" that simple tells the printer the job's been done, even if it hasn't.

Maybe a search for such terms might find it?

Try looking around this also:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/24958

and here
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

Warning - use at your own risk!!

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Mark M
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The resetter is the SSC Service Utility
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

But what may happen if you reset without doing something about the pads is that the ink'll overflow all over the place, so you also need to either replace the pads or build your own ink reservoir. All the info is here:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=51595&forum_id=40&page=1
You need to join up to see the pics.
It's well worth it.
I modded my R200 and it worked just fine until something else went wrong.

HTH

Mark

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Fergie
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Thanks guys.
Fitting an overflow tank isn't going to pose much of a problem, once I get a suitable tank, but the resetting is obviously going to be more difficult.
I have downloaded the SSC Service Utility, but find the instructions a bit vague.

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Mark M
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For the overflow tank I used an empty DVD cakebox thing.
The SSC is very straightforwards:
Install the program.
Run it.
It closes to an icon in your taskbar.
Right click the icon. That brings up a menu. You want protection counter. Go to reset protection counter. That should do it for you.

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There is another utilty (hard to find) that totally resets the machine to factory defaults, not for the faint hearted to use. I used it when both red lights flashed and the printer locked up so I went for broke and ran the utility - you do need to fit the expansion tank though - the reason Epson don't like you resetting is because without the expansion tank, the printer can overfill with waste ink which creates a fire risk! If you want the full resetter email me.

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Fergie
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Tried, tried and tried many times now but can't get the printer to respond to the SSC
It looks like the printer is not being recognised by the computer. And if that's the case, then there won't even be any point in trying out Foxy's option.

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foxvideo
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The utilty I've got should see a dead printer provided it's connected and it'll reset it, did for me anyway.

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Fergie
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email sent Foxy.

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Fergie
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It never rains but it pi*ses down.
The only two USB sockets on the printing computer have decided to stop working.
So I installed the printer software into my editing computer, hooked up the printer and switched it on to be greeted by two flashing red lights. So nothing had changed there then.
Opened up Foxy's software, clicked on a couple of boxes, and, hay presto, the red lights stopped flashing and the R200 came back to life.

Brilliant piece of kit Foxy, I owe you a couple or three very large drams mate. ;)

Previous to all this, I had fitted a small overflow container.

[IMG]http://fergie38.sitesled.com/01-Tank-New-(Web).jpg[/IMG]

Assuming that the overflow tube was gravity fed, I drilled an exit hole about 2cm. below the trapdoor. A matching hole was made on the top corner of the plastic box (of unknown origin) and a lid sealed in place. The box is secured to the printer be two double sided adhesive pads.

After the first test print. I noticed that the Light Cyan was blocked.

[IMG]http://fergie38.sitesled.com/02-Tank-Half-full-(web).jpg[/IMG]

The above photo shows the result of about 15 cleaning cycles.

Cheers. And thanks again Foxy.

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rbarry
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I've heard that the waste ink can be used as black for printing unimportant documents.

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You're welcome Fergie, glad it worked for you. Now you can see how much waste ink is produced, with Epson charging £7000 per litre it might be worth buying shares!

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Mark M
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Not worth buying shares; just worth buying a CIS!

I have one from these people:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Inkjet-Revolution_W0QQsspagenameZMEQ3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm

I can recommend them, their service, the product and the ink quality.

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rbarry
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There is a fairly comprehensive discussion here on the subject:
http://forums.cdcovers.cc/showthread.php?t=189379

H and M Video
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Hi Fergie

If you still have problems with your R200 and want a good service try the computer shop opposite Tesco in Falkirk. Did my R300 and were very helpful. Their tele phone no. is on the Epson web site if you look at the service section.

Harry

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Fergie
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Thanks for that pointer Harry.
Was your R300 having the sponge/pads replaced?. If it was then what did they charge for the job.
I only ask so that I can decide whether or not the repair would make economical sense.

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H and M Video
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Hi Fergie

I only got them to repair the feed tray (the usual problem) and in was under guarantee. Give them a phone and ask for a quote.

Harry

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Now with a PC Specialist Quad Core i7-3770, 16GB RAM, 180GB SSD, GeForce GTX560 Ti Graphics Card, Blu-Ray & DVD R/W Burners and can't wait to set it up. Now up and running.  What a difference in Blu-Ray footage.

Youngie
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Help I can't print black

I have an epson R200 and suddenly it does not print black but I have no errors on the printer

any help would be appreciated

Ian

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Hi. If you have a blocked black nozzle, I don't think the printer can tell, or give you any errors.

Have you tried the Nozzle Check function (and then maybe the Head Cleaning function two or three times if necessary)?
What is the ink level in the black cart?
Have you tired replacing the black cart?

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Youngie
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Fergie
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Sounds like the printer isn't recognising the cartridge.
Have you replaced the black cartridge ?? If you have then try removing it and refitting it again. (the same cartruidge). Do that a couple, or three or four, times if you have to.
I had the same problem with the last lot of cheap compatibles that I bought.

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terri101
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foxvideo wrote:
There is another utilty (hard to find) that totally resets the machine to factory defaults, not for the faint hearted to use. I used it when both red lights flashed and the printer locked up so I went for broke and ran the utility - you do need to fit the expansion tank though - the reason Epson don't like you resetting is because without the expansion tank, the printer can overfill with waste ink which creates a fire risk! If you want the full resetter email me.

Is there any chance of getting the full resetter? Kind regards, Terri

Mark M
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terri101 wrote:
Is there any chance of getting the full resetter? Kind regards, Terri

Hello Terri and welcome to the DV Doctor Forum.

The resetter is linked to in several of the previous posts in this thread. Like posts 2 and 3, for example.

HTH

Mark

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foxvideo
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Weird! - Terri's post and Mark's reply arrived in my inbox this morning - but Terri's post was from 23rd January 2010 :confused:

She (he) PM'd me in Jan and I sent the resetter.

A forum bug????

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rch
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hi ive encountered the dreaded 2 red light flashing and the printer appears it 's not goin do anything, just as iam about to print a load of my grandson can anyone help !

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Send me my your email - foxvideo AT gmail.com

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rch
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Hi Foxy thanks for the quick reply email sent

foxvideo
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Ron, your email address bounced - get the file HERE

Use at your own risk!

Be aware Epson disable the printer after a certain number of pages as the waste ink reservoir fills up and COULD become a fire risk.

There is a fix to open the back of the printer and use the waste ink tube into a suitable container - search on Google for instructions on how to do it.

Good luck - reset should get you going again.

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rch
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Hi Foxy red lights gone and printer working just fine i use the continuos ink system along with the ssc utility.

Thanks mate