asked Oct 29, 2004 at 12:40am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 2000P

Epson 2000P

My Epson 2000P has all the lights flashing on power up. I know this means a service problem. I have changed the waste ink soaker pads, but despite trying every eprom reste sequence I know, the printer will not initialise.
Do you know the correct reset sequence? Also, the printer is regarded as offline by my PC and despite a software reinstall, this remains the case. I have even connected it to another PC with the same result
Is it possible that the printer communications board has died?
Any help gratefully received
Steve: Your printer will be considered as being OFFLINE, until you actually reset that WASTE INK SERVICE ERROR CONDITION. Once that error is actually reset, that will allow normal communication to continue between your computer and your printer...There is a "Stylus Photo 2000P Printer
Service Program", available to buy and download from "2manuals.com", for around $9.00, at http://www.2manuals.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_56_50&products_id=232 ...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Nov 2, 2004 at 1:31pm Add comment
I have an Epson 2000p, that I had not used for a while.I replaced both ink cartridges and now when I power up the carriage moves to the center then crashes to the left. The unit had not been moved during it's non use time. Epson tech support told me that the carriage was out of alignment. Any help?
by joe on Nov 24, 2004 at 3:05pm Add comment
Joe: Although it's possible your printer has an electronic or mechanical failure, the most common problem is that the Carriage Assembly is simply DIRTY and or DRY, causing it to stick and make noises and crash. That usually results in the printer loosing track of just where the "Print Cartridge Holder Assembly" is actually at and that can even cause the Error Lights/Leds to come on. Sometimes when the printer looses track of where that assembly is at, it then keeps telling that assembly to keep moving and can even cause it to slam into the end of the printer. Try wiping off all around the round metal carriage bar or shaft [that the Print Cartridge Holder assembly moves back-n-forth on], with a lint free cloth. Also clean the outside of the metal bushings with Q-Tips, that the carriage bar passes thru, on both sides of the cartridge holder assembly. You can also use alcohol on the cloth, if there is a lot of build-up on the carriage shaft/bar. Then lube the metal bar on both sides of the holder assembly, slightly with a precision oiler, not a spray lubrication. A drop or two of a Teflon based lubrication or Tri-Flo lube is best. Manually slide the holder assembly back and forth to spread out the lubrication and wipe of any excess lube or blackish build-up that appears on the bar. Look for an e-mail message from me with more in-depth information, that might help you in that area... There is also an "Encoder Strip/Sensor Strip", that runs thru the actual print cartridge holder assembly, that sometimes gets ink residue or ink spray on it. Then the actual sensor that it runs thru, gets incorrect readings that will also cause that assembly to loose track of where its actually at and can cause it to crash. That sensor strip is actually a plastic strip with encoder dots on it, that the sensor reads. It can be easily damaged and easily unhooked, so you must be very careful and gentle when cleaning it. I will also e-mail you some other info on cleaning that sensor strip...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Nov 24, 2004 at 3:36pm Add comment
When powering on the Printer, press amd hold cleaning and paper eject, release when the paperfeed led lights, then press and hold for 10 secs the cleaning button, this will reset the waste ink counter. This should resolve your issue.

Regards Michael
by unknown on Nov 1, 2005 at 5:29am Add comment
Wow, thanks. I'm in the middle of a big print order and I had visions of replacing my printer in order to finish. All the lights were flashing and I saw in the manual that this is a serious problem requiring service. The button combination you suggested got me back into production immediately. Thanks again! Eric - unknown
Thank you for the reset posting - you just saved my day. That is my specialty printer and I did not need to replace it this week - Thanks so much.

Chris - unknown
Thanks guys
Epson told me it was dead!
by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2007 at 3:55am Add comment