Epson Photo 780 critically ill

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Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like the way this printer has performed in the past.

The following has been done:

Thoroughly check for paper jams
Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
Reinstalled driver
Cleaned excess ink from parking station
Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.

I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight characteristics.
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    You have hit the magic time bomb built into all Epson printers, called
    "It thinks your waste ink pad are full". They may be, although in
    general the number are very conservative, and you can run it for at
    least one more cycle.

    Underneath the cleaning station are some tubes which lead to a dish
    filled with "diapers" which hold all the ink your use up cleaning the
    heads and purging between cartridges.

    Once the printer believes that enough ink should have ended up in there,
    to prevent it from leaking out the bottom, the printer goes into the
    mode you find yours in now.

    What Epson suggests you do is go to an Epson authorized service depot,
    likely wait a week for parts, and have the waste ink pads removed and
    replaced, at a cost of over $50 US, and then the tech person will reset
    the numbers on this counter to zero again.

    There are two ways to reset this code. One is usually a series of
    button presses from the front panel, and the other is through a piece of
    software from Russia that is available for free download on the web.

    I do not have the button sequence for the 780 printer, so you can try
    the software method. The technique is referred to as "resetting the
    protection counter"

    You can get the download at:

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

    After doing this, if you are worried the extra ink may leak from the
    bottom, you may wish to keep your printer in a shallow tray so your
    furniture or important papers do not get ruined.

    Art


    Fox Hunter wrote:

    > Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >
    > The following has been done:
    >
    > Thoroughly check for paper jams
    > Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    > Reinstalled driver
    > Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    > Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >
    > I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight characteristics.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >
    >The following has been done:
    >
    >Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >Reinstalled driver
    >Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >
    >I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight characteristics.


    You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..


    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
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    Didn't know the 780 was capable of producing that error. However, it is not full because it has been cleaned. If you are correct how is the error reset? Thanks for your response.

    puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    > On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will
    >> not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by
    >> normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require
    >> maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like
    >> the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >>
    >> The following has been done:
    >>
    >> Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >> Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >> Reinstalled driver
    >> Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >> Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >>
    >> I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give
    >> me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight
    >> characteristics.
    >
    >
    >
    > You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..
    >
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    > that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
  5. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Puss, your answer was right on the money. Reset the counter for the waste ink pad using the SCC Service Utility and it worked. Thanks!

    Fox Hunter wrote:
    > Didn't know the 780 was capable of producing that error. However, it is not
    > full because it has been cleaned. If you are correct how is the error reset?
    > Thanks for your response.
    >
    > puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    >> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will
    >>> not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by
    >>> normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require
    >>> maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like
    >>> the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >>>
    >>> The following has been done:
    >>>
    >>> Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >>> Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >>> Reinstalled driver
    >>> Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >>> Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >>>
    >>> I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give
    >>> me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight
    >>> characteristics.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..
    >>
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    >> that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
  6. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 00:48:59 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >Didn't know the 780 was capable of producing that error. However, it is not full because it has been cleaned. If you are correct how is the error reset? Thanks for your response.


    Please ONLY post in plane text thanks, so turn the HTML thing off thanks, and
    set the line length to 78 characters..

    This is a BIG NO NO in Usenet


    Fat better to use Free Agent, a real news reader.

    www.forteinc.com

    A reset tool

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


    >puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    >> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will
    >>> not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by
    >>> normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require
    >>> maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like
    >>> the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >>>
    >>> The following has been done:
    >>>
    >>> Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >>> Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >>> Reinstalled driver
    >>> Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >>> Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >>>
    >>> I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give
    >>> me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight
    >>> characteristics.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..
    >>
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    >> that take our breath away. (George Carlin)

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
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    Puss, I am not set for HTML but did have wrap at 80. My reader is a real one, OE. I have used the others and this is my preference because I have another life.

    puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    > On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 00:48:59 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Didn't know the 780 was capable of producing that error. However, it is
    >> not full because it has been cleaned. If you are correct how is the error
    >> reset? Thanks for your response.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Please ONLY post in plane text thanks, so turn the HTML thing off thanks,
    > and
    > set the line length to 78 characters..
    >
    > This is a BIG NO NO in Usenet
    >
    >
    > Fat better to use Free Agent, a real news reader.
    >
    > www.forteinc.com
    >
    > A reset tool
    >
    > http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and
    >>>> will not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange
    >>>> position by normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your
    >>>> printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am
    >>>> not a novice and like the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >>>>
    >>>> The following has been done:
    >>>>
    >>>> Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >>>> Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >>>> Reinstalled driver
    >>>> Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >>>> Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone
    >>>> give me any information to help before I start testing this printers
    >>>> flight characteristics.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    >>> that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    > that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
  8. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 03:33:54 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >Puss, your answer was right on the money. Reset the counter for the waste ink pad using the SCC Service Utility and it worked. Thanks!


    Yes a good guess, but now fix your posts up..

    Outlook defaults to stupid MS standards, not usenet ones..


    Plane Text, 78 Characters..


    >Fox Hunter wrote:
    >> Didn't know the 780 was capable of producing that error. However, it is not
    >> full because it has been cleaned. If you are correct how is the error reset?
    >> Thanks for your response.
    >>
    >> puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and will
    >>>> not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange position by
    >>>> normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your printer require
    >>>> maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am not a novice and like
    >>>> the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >>>>
    >>>> The following has been done:
    >>>>
    >>>> Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >>>> Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >>>> Reinstalled driver
    >>>> Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >>>> Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone give
    >>>> me any information to help before I start testing this printers flight
    >>>> characteristics.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    >>> that take our breath away. (George Carlin)

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
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    On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:02:28 GMT, "Fox Hunter"
    <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net> wrote:

    >Puss, I am not set for HTML but did have wrap at 80. My reader is a real one, OE. I have used the others and this is my preference because I have another life.
    >
    <g> Understand, but OE isn't a real one - it's very much a pretend one
    :)

    --

    Hecate - The Real One
    Hecate@newsguy.com
    veni, vidi, reliqui
  10. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    And, very much a matter of personal choice. If you listed the attributes of 'a real one' it would be your list of preferences. Only my opinion, of course. *vbg*

    "Hecate" <hecate@newsguy.com> wrote in message
    news:depml0t0f1bnhtk6tekbgd9fi79m27p1tc@4ax.com
    > On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:02:28 GMT, "Fox Hunter"
    > <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net> wrote:
    >
    >> Puss, I am not set for HTML but did have wrap at 80. My reader is a real
    >> one, OE. I have used the others and this is my preference because I have
    >> another life.
    >>
    > <g> Understand, but OE isn't a real one - it's very much a pretend one
    > :)
    >
    > --
    >
    > Hecate - The Real One
    > Hecate@newsguy.com
    > veni, vidi, reliqui
  11. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:02:28 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    wrote:

    >Puss, I am not set for HTML but did have wrap at 80. My reader is a real one, OE. I have used the others and this is my preference because I have another life.


    OE is not a Real Newsreader..


    >puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    >> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 00:48:59 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Didn't know the 780 was capable of producing that error. However, it is
    >>> not full because it has been cleaned. If you are correct how is the error
    >>> reset? Thanks for your response.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Please ONLY post in plane text thanks, so turn the HTML thing off thanks,
    >> and
    >> set the line length to 78 characters..
    >>
    >> This is a BIG NO NO in Usenet
    >>
    >>
    >> Fat better to use Free Agent, a real news reader.
    >>
    >> www.forteinc.com
    >>
    >> A reset tool
    >>
    >> http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
    >>>> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:32:29 GMT, "Fox Hunter" <donlitt@sbcnonglobal.net>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Have an error on my 780, alternate flashing of red and green lights and
    >>>>> will not perform any function. Cannot move cartridges to exchange
    >>>>> position by normal method. Status reports error "Parts inside your
    >>>>> printer require maintenance or replacement. Contact your dealer." I am
    >>>>> not a novice and like the way this printer has performed in the past.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The following has been done:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thoroughly check for paper jams
    >>>>> Swapped cartridges ( I refill)
    >>>>> Reinstalled driver
    >>>>> Cleaned excess ink from parking station
    >>>>> Examined entire printer for apparent mechanical problems.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am now at a loss. Nothing makes a difference in the error. Can anyone
    >>>>> give me any information to help before I start testing this printers
    >>>>> flight characteristics.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You soak up ink pad is full, need to be replaced..
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    >>>> that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
    >> that take our breath away. (George Carlin)

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
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