Epson Stylus Pro 9800
How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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Did your Epson 7600 or 9600 printer give you the dreaded error code 0040? What does “Pump motor operation count has reached the service limit, `end of life`.” even mean? Unfortunately, this error message means the the Pump/Cap/Cleaning assembly has reached the end of its life and will likely fail soon.
The maintenance box stores ink that gets flushed from the system during print head cleaning. When an ink cartridge is expended or the maintenance box is at the end of its service life, you need to replace it.
Do not reuse a maintenance box that has been removed and left uninstalled for a long period. Keep the maintenance box away from direct sunlight. Note: The maintenance box is a user-replaceable part and is not covered by the product warranty.
An ink cartridge in your printer needs to be replaced. The cartridge may be expended, or the IC chip on the cartridge may not be communicating properly. Try reseating the cartridge and turning the printer off and on. If you still see the error message, try installing a different ink cartridge in the printer.
Turn the printer on at least once every two weeks to automatically clean the print head and prevent the nozzles from clogging. If you do not turn on the printer for a long time, the printer may malfunction.
The average lifespan of a printer is around three to five years, though this metric will vary depending on the make and model of your printer and various external factors.
The product prints a nozzle check pattern. Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines. If there are no gaps, the print head is clean and you can continue printing. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean the print head.
In general, you should update your printer maintenance kit every one to two years.
To ensure print quality, use ink cartridges before the expiration date printed on the packaging or within 6 months of install them. Allow ink cartridges and cleaning cartridges that have been stored at low temperatures for an extended period of time to return to room temperature over a period of four hours before use.
All cartridges must be installed with ink for printing and printer maintenance. For print quality, some ink remains in replaced cartridges. Designed for EPSON cartridges only: Other brands of ink supplies are not compatible and, if described as compatible, may not function properly or continuously.
Find the button marked Pause/Reset on the row of buttons on the control panel. Press and hold the button down for at least three seconds to clear the print job and reset your printer so you can start printing again. Try printing again. Repeat the process one time if you still experience printer errors.
The error code indicates the cleaning mechanism has reached its end of life. Contact Epson for further assistance.
Epson printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and maintain certain features of your printer from your computer. To use the utilities, click the Maintenance tab in the printer software, then click the button for the utility that you want to use.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
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Epson 7880 ink pump sucking ink
ANSWER : Not ink pump, but air pump, to put the ink feed under pressure.
Epson printer can't recognize Epson ink cartridge
ANSWER : Hi, my name is Jim.
Epson 9800 dmzcompute needs help
ANSWER : On one of my epsons when i went to the menu and widened the platen gap it seemed to help the paper jam. Try that as well. Also they say cleaning the encoder strip & also making sure the encoder strip is clicked into place all the way. Hope some of this helps.
Epson R320 says black ink is empty
ANSWER : I have this printer, and while your advice says a refill shop can reset the chip, I was told by a chip -resetter device seller on ebay that this particular printer won’t work with their chip-resetter. Are you sure about this? I am asking and knowing that you won’t send me an email when this is answered since you didn’t ask for an email when I registered. But perhaps I’ll check back
epson artisan 800 ink pad warning
ANSWER : how do i override the error
Epson ink cartridge leaking?
ANSWER : Posting this cause it worked for me. I have an Artisan 837 that was leaving pools of blue on the page. I tried Epson’s recommendation of cleaning the print path by pressing the copy button on the control panel (with nothing on the flatbed). Printed 5 pages and the last 2 were clean. Did a test print and the problem was back. Repeated a few times with the problem reocccuring. Switched out the cartridge. no better and now the printer doesn’t recognize its own brand cartridge. Yet, it accepts the 3rd party one.
Epson Artisan 837 Cyan Ink Blotches-leaking
ANSWER : Just encountered same problem (with light magenta) and discovered it was my own fault! There’s an adhesive-backed piece of aluminum foil that serves as one wall of the ink channels in the white plastic transition junction where it connects to the printhead. In trying to clean the printhead, I apparently nicked that foil, but didn’t notice when I reassembled, so I created a real mess in the printer. I cleaned everything up and then carefully (to cover the damage but not plug the ink channel) smeared a light coating of Goop household cement over the nicked hole, let it cure for about 6 hours, put everything together, and the leaking stopped.
Epson Artisan 700 Ink Reset — Any Other Way
ANSWER : I really need the utility but How do I send you a message? I dont see your address