asked May 9, 2007 at 10:10am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 2000P

epson stylus photo 2000p-unwanted fine blue lines

I am seeking information on a problem I am having with my epson 2000p. The printer prints the image but adds fine blue lines over and around the image.These are printed lines not smudges.Epson have told me by email that either the printhead or the mainboard of the printer need replacing but I am not yet convinced.
Does anyone know anything about this problem on the 2000p?

I am going to dismantle the carriage so that I can look at and clean the print-head-Has anyone any advice on how I should do this?

Does anyone know of any service manuals for sale on the 2000p?

Walter Costen.
I have the service manual if you'd like me to email it to you, let me know.
by tigerwan on May 9, 2007 at 12:52pm Add comment
Many thanks Tigerwan but I have managed to access the manual. I have not started the work yet though.

Walter Costen - Anonymous
I often find fibers on the bottom of the epson printheads that cause similar problems.I clean them off by taking about a third of a paper towel and feeding it under the printhead lengthwise and rubbing it back and forth.This usually dislodges the fiber(s) and any blobs of toner that are there.
by MMurray on May 10, 2007 at 5:47am Add comment
Thanks MMurray,

I will certainly look at that.I am pretty sure,however, that these lines are actually printed. I have examined them through a powerful magnifying lens and they appear to have been formed by the usual inkjet dot patterns...there are no smudgy edges. It wouldn't be the first time I had been wrong, however.

Walter Costen - Anonymous
If the lines are being printed over the expected image, then this usually points the the print head having failed and needing to be replaced.
by unknown on May 10, 2007 at 10:47am Add comment
Thanks Paul,

I rather feared that this might be the case but there are reports of machines being recovered from this symptom so I will try a dis/reconnection of the cable to the printer head and a good clean when the cleaning fluid arrives. If this does not clear the fault I will decide whether to fit a new head.......unless anyone out there feels that this may not be a wise couse of action...or buy a new R2400.

Walter Costen. - Anonymous
what was the outcome walter?
Mine is doing the same thing
by marko62 on Apr 15, 2009 at 10:34pm Add comment
I tried all the suggested things but in the end had to buy a new printer as repair was not economically sensible.
by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2009 at 9:01am Add comment