Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Epson 1520 - cover open and pause indicators blinking

Posted on 2004-08-23
2
Medium Priority
?
1,126 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have an Epson Stylus 1520. When I power up, the CR head makes a grinding noise for around 8 secs and then the "cover open" and "pause" leds start blinking (indicating a Fatal Error according to User Guide and Workshop Manual CD).

I have seen a very similar problem on this site where the problem appeared to be resolved by reloading the firmware by . .

When pressing PWR ON button, hold down
Alt + LF/FF + load/eject + Micro adjust

. . .  when I do this nothing much happens. What I mean is, the situation does not change, "cover open" and "pause" leds continue to blink and the printer remains in its error state.

Any advice what to do next? Is there any other way to reload the firmware? - there is no mention of "firmware" when I search the PDF versions of the User Guide and the Workshop Manual.

Many thanks in anticipation . . .
0
Comment
Question by:ianfrank
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
TommyTupa earned 2000 total points
ID: 11877135
This is often solved with a little lubricant/cleaning.  Try here:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/printer/10/9225.html

0
 

Author Comment

by:ianfrank
ID: 11900688
The above URL points to a method for cleaning and lubing the cartridge guide and other components. I followed it and it did the trick! Many thanks . . .
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you use a Brother DCP 130C or similar Brother printer, at some point you might encounter the following problem: after you change the ink cartridge, the printer displays an "ink empty" message. Sometimes you just need to follow the instructions…
When I recently replaced my image transfer kit on my office HP color laserjet 5550dn printer, I had a slight problem.  The left bracket that holds the transfer kit got stuck in the upright locked position instead of being at a 45 degree angle facing…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question