DerekS

asked Sep 23, 2005 at 8:37am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 900

Epson Stylus 900 Color Light On Problem

Hi, anyone heard of this problem?

I left the printer finishing off a print and when I came back and although the print had finished the color light was on solid red. This was strange as I'd only just replaced the color a few hours earlier and knew there was plenty ink left in it. (by the was I replaced the colour earlier because the light was on then)

When I went throught the simulated motions of replacing the color it cleaned the heads for a few minutes, tried to do a test print and all I got was solid block print from bother heads. I mean as though it were printing SOLID lines the full height of the print head. Once it did this it returned to the color light being back on again.

I thought I knew a little about this printer but cannot for the life of me understand what's going on. Perhaps it's a print head problem but there was no indicaiton of this as the print, although being solid does not seam to be from a burnt out print head.

Hope someone can help...

Derek
sounds to me as if the print head has blown, and if so the only option is to have it replaced.
by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2005 at 8:49am Add comment
Hi, thanks for the reply. I'm sort of coming to the same conclusion. Just can't understand it; never mind it's probably cheaper to buy an equivalent printer than to pay to get it fixed. Any idea where I could buy a cheap set of print heads for a DIY project incase I do try to fix?

- Anonymous
where are you? i'm in the UK
by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2005 at 3:15pm Add comment
Hi, by coincidence I'm also based in the UK. Any UK print dealers you think could help? - Anonymous