Epson Stylus C80

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Possible causes

This noise can be due to any one of the following: A piece of paper, or other obstruction, is stuck somewhere inside the printer. One of the toner cartridges or photo developer units may be installed incorrectly or may be damaged. A door or cover may not be closed completely.

The printer has suction fans to hold the paper flat in the paper path and an exhaust fan for cooling at the rear of the unit. The humming sound can be heard when the fans turn on. The current firmware turns the fans off when the printer is in idle mode.
Check to see if the Paper Out light is flashing, indicating there`s paper jammed inside the printer. If there is a jam see Clear paper jams in the Printer Guide. If grinding occurs from the front and rear and there`s no sign of a paper jam, contact Epson`s technical support for further assistance.
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When the bearings start to fail they tend to make a buzz sound. Then they stop working completely and your printer starts giving material movement issues as the extruders overheat. The easy way to test if it is a fan making the noise is to stop the fan turning briefly.
If a small piece of paper or other item wraps around a roller, it can cause a squeaking noise to occur. Check the condition of the toner cartridge. If the cartridge appears fine, reinsert it into the printer. If the cartridge appears damaged in any way, try installing a different toner cartridge.
Whilst all printers will make a noise to some extent, the crown for the noisiest type of printer must go to the dot matrix printer.
If your printer is spitting out pages full of strange characters, symbols, or strange formatting, your inkjet printer drivers may be outdated, incompatible with your operating system or corrupt. Drivers are important to the proper function of your inkjet printer and it is best to check for updates regularly.
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.
Epson`s DFX printer uses four sets of 9 pins for the fastest printing. 24-pin printer print sharper, more detailed text. Heavy-Duty printers are faster and handle thicker forms and larger workloads with ease.
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.
If your computer entered sleep mode the last time you printed, the next print job after your computer exits sleep mode may contain garbled characters. Print your document again. Windows or Mac: Make sure you are using the printer software for this product.
If your computer entered sleep mode the last time you printed, the next print job after your computer exits sleep mode may contain garbled characters. Print your document again. Windows or Mac: Make sure you are using the printer software for this product.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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Need help for cleaning epson r300, have a kit
ANSWER : Don’t worry about the paper towel. Keep the heads as far to the right as you can and the fluid will just go into the waste sponge underneath. There’s nothing you can damage with the fluid. I wouldn’t worry about the pad that got torn. Just insert the syringe in the nozzle and gently push the fluid down into the heads. This site sold tens of thousands of those kits and I guess the instructions were pretty good because there was never a single complaint.

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Epson 2200 – factory rep, can you help me?
ANSWER : You can feed the paper through the manual feed slot in the back. Read this and try it. http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/epson_2200.html

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Need help for Epson Stylus color 3000 print head?
ANSWER : I need help changing the print head in my Epson 3000 – I have 2 printers – one will not stay in alignment and the other black ink is plugged and I have soaked it and cannot get it to budge.

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Epson Stylus C64 in problems, Help!!!!
ANSWER : a lucky tip – if all else fails and you don’t have a PC instead of a Mac, try what I did on my C63. When the head finished moving and both red lights flashed with a “general error’ message, turn off the printer power supply and physically slide the head from its rest position to the far left of the printer. This seems to re-set the “foreign body” trigger. Turn the power back on, the head slowly moves back to the rest position and hey presto the lights have stopped flashing and the printer works! Sounds clumsy but you have nothing to lose trying it, the cost of repair exceeds the value of a 10 year old printer.

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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.

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Epson R300 ink cartridge cannot be recognized HELP
ANSWER : Hi Donna

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HELP Epson Sylus 1400
ANSWER : In print dialog box, try setting “Color Matching” to “Epson Color Controls”, then in “Print Settings” choose “Grayscale” instead of “Color”. I also recommend choosing “Quality” over “Speed”. This has worked for me on Mac OS.

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

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