joyce

asked Jan 4, 2005 at 10:25pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 640

epson stylus color 640 keeps feeding paper

Help! I picked up my epson stylus 640 second hand, and when I turn it on, it just keeps feeding paper through over and over and it won't stop unless I turn it off. Why won't it stop feeding the paper?
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joyce
Joyce: It sounds like the Paper Feed Motor or drive assembly is continuously engaged, but I have not actually ran into that problem before. I would suggest actually removing the printers Top Cover for a better view. There is an "Epson Stylus 400,440,640,660,740 Printer Information Page" that is available to view at http://epsonhelp.freehttp.com/440.html , that may be of some help to you. It does have a section on the left side you can click-on, titled HOUSING REMOVAL and also a section titled PAPER FEED, that may be of some help to you. Once that top cover is off, look over to the far left end of the inside area, on your printer. There is a flat metal lever that sticks basically up at an angle. That lever starts the Paper Feed Mechanism operation, when it is engaged by the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly. On the left side of that Print Cartridge Holder Assembly, is a black plastic protrusion that sticks out. When that assembly moves over to the far left side, that plastic protrusion pushes into that metal lever, actuating the paper feed mechanism. If that metal lever happens to be stuck, in the depressed position, I guess its possible that it would continue to keep the paper feed engaged. At any rate, once that top cover is off and using that paper feed posted information, you may be able to see or find out what is actually going on...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Jan 5, 2005 at 11:10am Add comment