asked Feb 4, 2002 at 6:47pm
Epson Epson Stylus Pro Pro

epson stylus pro pickup roller

Our (well used) epson stylus pro is misfeedig paper.
Noting that the paper pickup roller is very worn, I've purchased a replacement.
Does anyone know if the shaft for the roller can be removed from the front or do I have to dismantle the machine.
Also, what is the trick to lifting the top cover. All I can find is one screw in the paper tray...
I'm not positive without looking at the printer, but I think that's the model where there is a hidden screw under the control panel. There is a small slot in the back of it that is the release catch for the panel. Epsons are definitely not fun to repair. People who design them definitely graduated at the bottom of their engineering class.
by moe on Feb 5, 2002 at 7:32pm Add comment
Hi Moe, Erwin (off-list), and anyone else interested.
Finally I did work it out (was going to post a message - just hadn't got around to it)
Moe, yes there is a hidden screw under the control panel (I peeled back the sticky labelling first, suspecting a hidden screw!)
In addition to this one & the one in the paper feed area, there are two clips - one in the paper feed & one of the left of the machine, accessed from underneath.
To replace the pickup roller, two assemblies above need to be removed first.
Not too difficult - just annoying ;-)
Anyway, a good excuse to give everything a good clean!
The printer works like new again.
by unknown on Feb 5, 2002 at 10:10pm Add comment