asked Nov 10, 2000 at 11:28pm
Epson Epson LQ 500

Epson Stylus Color 900 Problem

I have a year and a half old Epson Stylus Color 900 printer which just died one day. It will attempt to print but only makes blocks of color when the cartridges try to move across the paper. The blocks are always the same height (appx. 3/4") and look like they consist of all the colors and black coming out at one time from all the jets.

After paying $500 for this printer and thinking I was getting a good one that would last, this is pretty disappointing. The Epson local repair dealer says they can send it to the factory and get it repaired for the flat rate of $200.00. I can buy a new one now for that price.

I would like to try repairing it myself. Any suggestions?


Epson printers do not lend themselves well to do it yourself repair. That's why the only kit we have is to unclog the heads. They're extremely difficult to disassemble and reassemble. Epson's philosophy is to sell the printers cheap and make money on the ink. They discourage economical repair so you have to toss it and buy a new printer. You should see the ridiculous prices they charge for laser printer parts. The way I figure Epson part cost is to take an equivalent HP part price and add a zero to it. $10 becomes $100.
I'm not exagerating.
by moe on Nov 11, 2000 at 3:16pm Add comment