Has my printer died

  jaydee456 08:56 07 Jan 09

Hi there. I have an Epsom C46 printer. usb connection. Last night it started to print then there was a loud knocking noise and the carriage was in one place sort of jumping. took ages to switch off. When I tried turning it on it started again. Carriage is not actually jammed as at one point it moved across to the left on the track.
Have left it alone this morning awaiting any forthcoming help :)
Thanks Jay

  Technotiger 09:01 07 Jan 09

Hmm, not heard of this one before, so can only guess, that perhaps the carriage/track has become slightly damaged - age and amount of use alone, could cause this. If the printer is a year or more old, I would say a new printer would be the order of the day.

If you have still not tried it yet this morning, give it a try now, look closely and see if you can notice anything unusual.

  howard64 14:31 07 Jan 09

you could try the procedure for changing the ink cartridges. One of them could have slightly moved out of alignment. Remove them and then put them back in.

  jaydee456 08:53 08 Jan 09

Thanks guys. Hubby came home from the shops having seen a half price printer scanner in Argos. Epson sx100 for £30 so I now have a new one :}

  Technotiger 09:02 08 Jan 09

Grreat, solves that little problem then. Also in Tesco at the same price.


  Technotiger 09:03 08 Jan 09

PS .... don't forget to Green-tick, Resolved!

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