Epson LQ 1000

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Make sure your paper is not damaged, dirty, or old. Also, make sure the printable side of the paper is face up in the sheet feeder.
Do a hard reset on your printer. To do this you just need to turn off your printer, unplug for a few minutes and then plug the printer again. If that still doesn`t work, try turning the printer and your computer off, and then start it back up again. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling your printer driver.
Reset the copy settings in the LCD panel

Press the Setup button on the control panel. The Setup light is on and the Setup menu appears in the LCD panel. Press the Down button until Copy Settings appears, and then press the Right button. Press the Down button to select Factory Settings, and then press the Right button.

Several factors may cause the product to print blank pages, such as print settings, low ink, or the product itself. Check the following: Make sure the product is placed on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product won`t operate properly if it`s tilted or at an angle.
Clean the print head, if necessary. Make sure the paper size, orientation, and layout settings in your printer software are correct. Make sure your document does not contain blank pages. If your printer software has a Preview option, you can check for blank pages before you print and remove them, if necessary.
If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
Windows (other versions): Click or Start, and select All Programs or Programs. Select EPSON Software, then select Copy Utility. Mac: Open the Applications folder, select the Epson Software folder, and select Copy Utility. Press the copy button on the scanner.
Most printers also have a physical copier function, and multifunction printers have numerous additional capabilities which we`ll outline below.
You can use the Copy button on the scanner (together with the Copy application in the EPSON SMART PANEL window) to make copies, as follows: Press the Copy button on the scanner. The following window appears. The document is scanned and then printed in high quality.
The Cause of Clogs

Printheads clog because nozzles get blocked by either air or ink. Clogs usually happen when: You keep printing with depleted ink cartridges. Using empty ink cartridges can result in air bubbles that can clog your cartridge and/or printhead.

If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead. Blurry documents and images that appear faded are also signs that it`s time to remove the excess ink.
There are a few things that could be the cause of this problem, including: Empty ink or toner cartridges that need replacing. Ink or toner cartridges that have become dislodged from their proper place. The wrong paper size loaded in the input tray.

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Epson Printer not printing
ANSWER : My EPSON printer was also not printing anything, I tried a lot to fix that but unable to fix. At last I got this link http://www.printer-techsupport.com/Epson-printer-support.html I just visited and made a call on their toll free. I got instant help from a certified technician to fix my printer.

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Epson R320 Photo Printer Won't Print Black Ink
ANSWER : Megan !!!! YEAH!!! Mine is a WrokForce 845 and mine are refillables for years. Refilled the BLACK and it quit. 20 nozzle checks later and still nothing so I took a syringe with a piece of fish air tubing. pulled all the 4 cartridges and blew air into all colors, cleaned the contacts and two cleanings and WALLAAA!!! Prints great.

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Epson printer can't recognize Epson ink cartridge
ANSWER : Hi, my name is Jim.

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Epson Stylus sx130 Printer does not power on…
ANSWER : I have had the same problem with Epson px660. I have replaced the main board twice with the same problem recurring after printing many copies of documents..there are some transistors at the back of the main board which when removed the printer will power on but will not recognize the cartridge..so I’m still wondering of the power supply is short circuiting the main board…a

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Print and Copy
ANSWER : Alcohol has zero effect on ink. Ink is water soluble, so best thing to use is hot water.

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Black line on printed copy
ANSWER : Have absolutely no idea what kind of machine you have so here’s the generic answer. Big copy glass, little copy glass to the left of it. Take window cleaner, put it on paper towel, clean little glass.

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Paper feeds straight through without printing on an Epson R2400
ANSWER : I was able to get it to print the internal test page by holding down the sheet paper feed button while turning the machine on — then continuing to hold the sheet paper feed button. It took several attempts, feeding a page straight through, but eventually it caught the sheet and printed. So it may be a timing issue as others have mentioned. It could still mean that the feed rollers are worn out. The back side of the large D-shaped feed roller has visible abrasion on it. The abrasion is difficult to see as the roller does not stay with the flat side exposed.

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Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
ANSWER : I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.

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