asked Oct 17, 2002 at 10:13pm
Epson Epson Stylus Pro Pro

Epson Stylus Pro paper feed problem

Hi. I was hoping you could point me in the right direction, as I don't wish to junk this printer.

I have a Epson Stylus Pro (non XL model). For the past few years, it has been working wonderfully, but in the past few months, the printer started having paper feed problems.

I have not tried the rubber roller restorer, however, I have tried using isopropyl alcohol to clean the pick-up roller.

The design of the roller is fairly common. It has a ridged design, with the flat side. As I cleaned the roller with alcohol, I noticed that the edge of the roller (where a ridge meets the flat side) had deteriorated a fair amount.

I was wondering if that is the problem to the paper feed problem, and where I could get a new roller. Any help will be appreciated!

-- Tbirdsaw
Alcohol is bad for the rubber pick up roller! It dries them out and makes them worse! There are some better "rubber restorer" products out there which would give you better results. Now, I don't recommend this to most people, but because I use specially coated papers which mess with my 980 rollers, I occasionally am forced to feed an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of fine sandpaper or emery cloth through and I GENTLY tug it as it's being sent through, just lightly scratching the pick up rollers, getting rid of the crud, and getting things back to normal.
by unknown on Oct 20, 2002 at 2:58am Add comment
Your idea is sound... However:

The real problem isn't the alcohol, I think. The roller itself has deteriorated on the pickup edge, so there isn't really any rubber that actually grabs the paper.

Since the roller is symmetrical, I was thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could flip the roller 180....

Any Suggestions?
by tbirdsaw on Oct 20, 2002 at 2:13pm Add comment