Got a problem with my Epson 1280 Printer; Alternating green and red lights

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Guest, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I put in a new color ink cartridge and got rewarded with two blinking
    lights. Also, the printer head that holds the ink cartridges won't move at
    all. The head is stuck to the right. I called Epson and the person that
    answered didn't seem to know that much, but said it was probably an internal
    problem and gave me the details for a local repair center. Any ideas on
    what it is and how much it will cost to fix? I might just spent the money
    towards an R2400 printer if the cost is $100 or more. The printer is about
    5 years old.

    Guest, Apr 27, 2006
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  2. At bottom center of the ink holder is a locking finger sticking up through the
    bare metal plate. Push it down and see what happens. Mine releases the holder.
    Gene F. Rhodes, Apr 27, 2006
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  3. Lightly oil (sewing machine oil, sparingly and carefully applied) the
    chrome rails. There is a catch to relase the head, but it's a little
    tricky to get at. If the oprinter lets the head go to the left briefly
    when turned on, pull the plug while it is out there, then you can try
    to locate the problem.. If it doesn't move easily along the rails,
    lubricate them as above.
    mark.thomas.7, Apr 27, 2006
  4. Guest

    tomm42 Guest

    Get the R2400 for matte, or the R1800 if you like glossy, check the
    release procedures in the other posts, if it doesn't work, get the new
    printer. Epson repair centers generally charge $95 to just look at the

    Good luck

    tomm42, Apr 27, 2006
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