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Fun Repairing Broken Epson Printer

Upon returning to WPI from the 2003 Christmas break, I was appalled to find that my Epson C40UX printer had decided that the car ride was the perfect place to demonstrate it's less than sturdy manufacturing.

Epson C40UX after discovery that scissors are perfect for opening the case's plastic snaps.

Well, when the printer is turned on, the print head tries to go into the holding plastic thingie on the right side of the printer assembly, but fails, and emits a grinding noise. The printer then moves the head to the left side and signals an error condition.

Gee, I wonder why it couldn't move the print head into the holding thing.

After a few minutes of mental gymnastics, I reassemble the holder, and all is well in the world.

A few more fun facts about this particular Epson printer:

That's all for today! Tune in for another edition of Epson Printer Fun!