Epson Stylus Color 880 cover problem

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I can no longer replace the cartridges on my Espon Stylus Color 880
printer.

It does not seem to detect any longer that the cover is being opened, so
it does not move the head with the cartridges out in the open so I can
reach them. Not even after also holding down the ink button for the
indicated 3 seconds: it just does the head cleaning then like when the
cover is closed.

Anyone know how to fix this? Can anyone tell how this printer does the
open/close cover detection?
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Try holding down the PAPER FEED button
    for 5 seconds.

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    "LM" <lm162182@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:20040513182656643+0200@news.telenet.be...
    > I can no longer replace the cartridges on my Espon Stylus Color 880
    > printer.
    >
    > It does not seem to detect any longer that the cover is being opened, so
    > it does not move the head with the cartridges out in the open so I can
    > reach them. Not even after also holding down the ink button for the
    > indicated 3 seconds: it just does the head cleaning then like when the
    > cover is closed.
    >
    > Anyone know how to fix this? Can anyone tell how this printer does the
    > open/close cover detection?
  2. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    "LM" <lm162182@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:20040513182656643+0200@news.telenet.be...
    > I can no longer replace the cartridges on my Espon Stylus Color 880
    > printer.

    Might be a case of RTFM as the Epson manual indicates that the single drip
    insignia button (for Black) should be held down for MORE than 3 seconds
    which causes the head to position itself for changing the black cartridge.
    Hold both the single drip and triple drip signed buttons for the same period
    and the colour change is triggered when you press and hold the triple drip
    button again.
    It works on all Epson's so it should on yours.
    Tony
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    > It does not seem to detect any longer that the cover is being opened, so
    > it does not move the head with the cartridges out in the open so I can
    > reach them. Not even after also holding down the ink button for the
    > indicated 3 seconds: it just does the head cleaning then like when the
    > cover is closed.
    >
    > Anyone know how to fix this? Can anyone tell how this printer does the
    > open/close cover detection?
  3. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    The moving of the cartridges was never triggered by lifting the lid. Hold
    down the button until you hear it start to move otherwise all you will get
    is a cleaning cycle.


    "LM" <lm162182@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:20040513182656643+0200@news.telenet.be...
    > I can no longer replace the cartridges on my Espon Stylus Color 880
    > printer.
    >
    > It does not seem to detect any longer that the cover is being opened, so
    > it does not move the head with the cartridges out in the open so I can
    > reach them. Not even after also holding down the ink button for the
    > indicated 3 seconds: it just does the head cleaning then like when the
    > cover is closed.
    >
    > Anyone know how to fix this? Can anyone tell how this printer does the
    > open/close cover detection?
  4. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    In <gdydnYDf1M_5TT7dRVn-gQ@comcast.com> WeInk wrote:
    > Try holding down the PAPER FEED button
    > for 5 seconds.
    >

    That did it... Thanks!

    I wonder why they couldn't include that in the manual...
  5. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    If you are looking at a English Language manual, look at the manual
    entitled Printer Basics, Epson Stylus Color 880/880i/8(cube).

    Turn to page 26 entitled "Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge" and it
    shows you how to replace a cartridge before the printer indicates the
    ink is low (flashing LED).

    Art

    LM wrote:

    > In <gdydnYDf1M_5TT7dRVn-gQ@comcast.com> WeInk wrote:
    >
    >>Try holding down the PAPER FEED button
    >>for 5 seconds.
    >>
    >
    >
    > That did it... Thanks!
    >
    > I wonder why they couldn't include that in the manual...
  6. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    I have a european multilingual version of the printed manual. It only
    goes to page 24. I browsed through it entirely and it does not explain
    the procedure.

    I did however find the full manual on one of the install CDs; I forgot
    it existed. It does describe the procedure ... but also not on page 26 ;-)

    I appreciate your effort though!


    In <3HIqc.23282$0e6.13082@clgrps13> Arthur Entlich wrote:
    > If you are looking at a English Language manual, look at the manual
    > entitled Printer Basics, Epson Stylus Color 880/880i/8(cube).
    >
    > Turn to page 26 entitled "Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge" and it
    > shows you how to replace a cartridge before the printer indicates the
    > ink is low (flashing LED).
    >
    > Art
    >
    > LM wrote:
    >
    >> In <gdydnYDf1M_5TT7dRVn-gQ@comcast.com> WeInk wrote:
    >>
    >>>Try holding down the PAPER FEED button
    >>>for 5 seconds.
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >> That did it... Thanks!
    >>
    >> I wonder why they couldn't include that in the manual...
    >
    >
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