plantsower

asked Sep 8, 2007 at 9:53pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 740

Cleaned Epson 740, now what?

Hi:

I've been getting a gray ribbon printing on the right hand side of my paper about 1/8" wide and from top to bottom. It's about 2" from the right margin. My husband and I took the printer apart and followed forum directions on cleaning it.

The line is still there. Would manually realigning help? I don't know how to manually realign other than pushing the realign button which didn't help. Also, when I hit the realign button, it was not aligned very well at all. That's never happened before. Each test line is a double line with one short and one long!

Any other suggestions?

This forum helped me fix a printer on my own in the past. That was so exciting! I am hoping for the same results this time.

Thanks. Rita
Sounds more like ink on one of the exit rollers to be that far from the margin. Try lining up the paper as comes out to identify if it's the roller. The double line print could be a dirty encoder strip. GL
by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2007 at 5:30am Add comment
Hi GL:

I should have said the strip is about 2" from the right edge of the paper, not the right margin. Could it still be an exit roller? is that one of the rollers on the shaft that goes through the print assembly?

Also, what is an encoder strip? Where is it?

Thanks.

Rita
by plantsower on Sep 9, 2007 at 10:27am Add comment
Hi GL:

I should have said the strip is about 2" from the right edge of the paper, not the right margin. Could it still be an exit roller? is that one of the rollers on the shaft that goes through the print assembly?

Also, what is an encoder strip? Where is it?

Thanks.

Rita
by plantsower on Sep 9, 2007 at 7:05pm Add comment
The encoder is the plastic strip that runs through the back of the carriage and goes all the way from one side of the printer to the other.The exit rollers are the gray or sometimes black "beads" that run on top of the big roller that the paper feeds over.when these get dirty they track ink back onto your prints.
by MMurray on Sep 11, 2007 at 8:07am Add comment