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asked Oct 23, 2009 at 2:01pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 3000

epson 3000 pause light flashing

i was given a stylus 3000 that worked fine when put in storage 3 years back. when i hooked it up to print the network info page(to enable ethernet connection) it ran a sheet through no problem except no ink on the page.
i went ahead & removed the heads & cleaned them (they were totally clogged )along w/ checking the lines (they were clear) cleaned the small pads on the little "cleaning/charging" assembly. once i turned it on it filled the lines went into the "charging" state & stayed that way for a few minuets i turned it on & off a few times always winding up in the same "state" of charging w/ the pause light blinking until i ran thru 2 of the ink cartridges at which time i finally gave up.
any help or ideas would be sweet
The charge has to complete before it will become ready. This usually takes around 10 minutes. Best to put in a full set of new carts and let it run, otherwise it will restart the sequence every time a cartridge runs out.

Paul
by unknown on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:25pm Add comment
10 minutes wow, will it consume whole carts in this process it finished off 1 & a lights on for another.
ill go ahead & throw in another set of them & give it a whirl again & time it maybe, just seems insane
thanks
by unknown on Oct 23, 2009 at 4:33pm Add comment
ill be damned 11mins 26secs & it stopped & printed my network sheet i had to help it take up the paper but thatll be a thread for another time after i fiddle w/ it.

thanks paul for the nerve to let this thing run through ink im psyched
by unknown on Oct 23, 2009 at 5:13pm Add comment
No problem, yep always seems to take forever even if you have seen them do it hundreds of times before!

Paul
by unknown on Oct 24, 2009 at 6:51am Add comment