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Old January 19th, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I have or had a Epson R300 that has been on its last leg for a while. Last night it was churning away with some printing and a error came up and said your printer has reached the end of its life and went down. No power will turn on just sits there dead! Anyone ever had this error pop up? Just kind of weird.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Check out the post by Tonia on this forum (which almost sounds like a PE delete preferences trick) :

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/28216

Sounds there might be hope for a revival yet. Let us know if it works. My R300 is gathering dust in the basement but you never know I might want to bring it back to life again

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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I followed the link you suggested and read the posts there. I followed the simplist thing they said to do and it worked. I held down the power, the stop button and the maintence key all at the same time for 10 seconds. It rumbled and groaned and then said to to turn off the power and back on again. I have not yet tried to print anything but there is life in the old girl.
thanks for your help. I am happy and sad all at the same time. I was sad my trusty Epson died and glad that maybe I would get a new printer. I will keep a new one in mind and see how many more miles I can get out of it.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Good to hear the old girl has come to life. I might have to resurrect my old guy (mine's male, your's female apparently )

I upgraded mine when I moved to a new computer and Windows 7 thinking that the R300 wouldn't be supported - turns out it would have worked but I also did want to print bigger pics so that's my excuse for banishing the venerable old guy to the basement.

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I have a boat load of old stuff in the basemnt that will go to recycle and I will no longer have a old printer, computer cemetary down there.
I did a test print and all looks good.
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On many Epson printers, there is an ink storage bin that catches the overspray ink such as from printing borderless or clearing clogged nozzles. When these bins become full, they must be replaced, hence the message. In most printers, except for the very high end printers, these tanks are not replaceable by the user, but must be taken to a service shop for repairs. For the more inexpensive printers, the cost of service is usually more than the purchase of an equivalent new printer, especially when you consider that a new printer comes with a full complement of ink tanks. The method you described is probably temporary at best. For more information on your printer, check out the Epson service site at:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/s...view&oid=26322
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