R300 Time Bomb

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#1

I found out last night that there is a hardware time-bomb on the r300----an error came up saying that some internal hardware in the printer was at the end of it’s life----now nothing work’s.
I can not believe this of Epson----is there a way round it-----the printer is only just over 12 month’s old.

Cheers.

JP.


#2

Would that be the waste sponge? I see a lot of references to that posted around. Do a search for that and see what you come up with. There should be a way to reset that.


#3

Chances are its the waste sponge. If your prepared to (simply) modify your printer so there’s an external waste bottle, resetting the counter is a simple job. More details here - http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=75966&forum_id=40


#4

Sounds like the Warranty Switch had a malfunction. That model was supposed to self destruct much closer to the warranty expiring.


#5

Thank You So Much
Went to Stevesforum as you suggested—carried out the fix regarding the waste ink pipe----now I am back up and running------first time I have used a forum for something like this----it’s a great feeling when help from someone like you really work’s.
Once again—a BIG THANK YOU

JP


#6

Going to that post brought to my attention things I had no idea could happen and since I own 2 220s and 1 340 this was very helpful in an area I knew nothing about. Fascinating and helpful stuff. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will be doning the mods as soon as the problem shows up if not before.