Epson R200 problem - printing unwanted lines.

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    My girlfriends Epson R200 has recently developed a problem.

    When printing text and or photos - it also prints horizontal lines on the paper about 1/2 inch gaps between them - so basically it looks like lined paper ( but with the lines printed over what she's trying to print).:mad:

    I have tried using my computer instead of hers, changing cables, and using different app to print from. I have also turned the printer off, and disconnected the cables. I have run the Epson printer utility to check the nozzles, clean them, and check alignment - all fine but on these tests the printer is still printing it's lines.

    These lines are as long as the image or text - ie if the lines of text only contain a few words and each text line is about 3 inches long, then thats how long the printers lines will be.

    I don't know too much about these things, but it feels like it needs a reset - but I don't know how to do this.

    Can anyone of you good souls help me out - or if not maybe give me a link to a good printer discussion forum that may help.

    Thanks all:eek:
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks for the reply -- but the problem seems to be that the printer has in it's mind that it is supposed to print the lines.
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    I've had several Epsons, and generally the lines mean one of two things:
    1) Clean the heads six times or more;
    2) the ink has dried in the cartridge, meaning you have to toss it and install a new cartridge.
     

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