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ellis rowell 15 2.0k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2006 12:29PM
Wouldn't you know it?

Damned printer has locked out, says it needs a service. It'll get a service alright, straight in the bin. I shan't by any more Epson printers. The Colour 680 is older and still working OK but the C44UX won't work.

Think I'll go for Canon next.

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keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Jan 2006 12:44PM
Is that until it's waste tank is full....and locks out.
Wink
BOB S 17 2.6k
13 Jan 2006 1:02PM
Ellis,

Why not download the service utility and reset it ?

BOB
BOB S 17 2.6k
13 Jan 2006 1:05PM
Ellis,

From here

BOB
dougv 15 8.4k 3 England
13 Jan 2006 1:30PM
Well done that man!
Looks a useful little utility.

Doug ;o)
ellis rowell 15 2.0k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2006 1:42PM
I've had a look at the site, read the posts ref C42 (C44 is the same). The various problems they have had with that series makes me think I would be better off with the Canon Pixma IP1600 for 43, its a dye sublimation printer apparently, print life 100 years, so they'll outlast me and my son.

Has anyone used the IP1600?
18 Jan 2006 5:37AM
we have an old Epson 740 funny enough that keeps locking out for no reason then starts a cleaning process that seems to last for ever
ellis rowell 15 2.0k United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 7:50AM
Hi, BOB.

I've tried that, it hasn't worked. It can't communicate with the printer.

Hi, Keith.

Yes, it's the waste full.

Looks as though it'll be cheaper to scrap it, Repair would be 8.50 plus parts, taking it there and fetching it back, 48 miles @ 30P per mile = 14.40. Total = 22.90 plus ?parts, probably plus VAT as well. Likely to be 30.00 or more. I could get a new one for 40.00.
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 8:15AM
At that price it might be worth taking the sponge out...that's all it is...and replacing with a new one cut to size. Nothing to lose if you're looking at buying a new one.
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 8:25AM
How do you reset the service flag Keith? I assume it doesn't just have a hygrometer in there. :0)

Ian
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 8:32AM
It must have something that measures levels.....hygrometer?...yer flash git
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 8:33AM
lol, can you measure levels in a sponge?
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 8:38AM
Epson says.....yes
Wink
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 8:39AM
So would the R800 have one of those there waste tanks then?
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2006 8:42AM
They've all got them, Ian...Canon, Epson, HP......and the more yer clean those heads, the faster they fill up.
It's about time they replaced with the slot in tanks as used on wide format printers.


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