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PJ28 Socket for EEPROM (IC3)
C1900 fix
if you remove and replace the pcu and transfer belt too many times
the unit detects how many times its replaced
and stores it to this ic
i think this from a technical view
if you simply replace the eeprom ic with a blank one
then the unit will rewrite dump data to the eeprom
as per first 'out the box' factory the dead giveaway is the need to change over this ic
if you change the controller board where the ic lives
i would assume to preserve settings

i would first remove the units carts
developers {using power off mode method {see service manual you can download this on the net google c1900 service manual }}
transfer and pcu
now replace the eeprom with a blank new one {easy to get for $}
once all back together power it on wait till it inits or vents an error
power off and replace all carts
now power up and give it a try
i think looking at the softwares flow charts in the service manual
this to be the case and i think the software is cleaver enough to do
some simple maths to work out the real state and stored state of both units
so as i say if you've been messing around with stuff while its on
there is a chance these presets have been exceeded or corrupted by say a power outage as it writes these values to eeprom
moreover the firmware in the printer will show strange stats
like some posters report when changing fuses
im sure there will be a max change transfer and max change fuser and pcu
values set to it from first init
as it seems the only nv storage
i have not had to try this method would be nice to see it work
but it sounds logical and worth a go
if your having that type of issue that just wont go away
as for the fuses this is well known
but i know there is more to it with some members outcome when resetting them
it will reset all the stats print counts etc
equivalent to clocking yer motor
to factory and the pesky counters
the reason i say take the units out is incase it pulse the blow fuses lines
on init to default 'factory'
then it would wipe out both fuses

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You can download the Epson printer drivers from theirsupport WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model printer todownload :-http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/index.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

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E086 is an ADC sensor error, it is usually caused by a piece of paper caught between the rollers of the photoconductor/IDT unit. Open the front cover, operate the latch inside the handle & turn the handle to the bottom position. Pull the handle to draw out the IDT unit until it stops. Gently lift the orange handle on top of the unit to remove the PCU. Treat these parts gently and avoid shining bright light at them as they are very sensitive. Check for & remove any paper and clean any toner spills with a soft cloth or air duster being careful not to scratch the delicate surfaces. Reassemble in reverse order. Hopefully all will now be well, please take a moment to rate the success of this suggestion.

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Go to the RESET menu. The last item is Change Toner Cartridge, then find the sub-menu item for the toner you want to replace.

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I need to know what it is actually doing but have you checked the laser lens?
This is a lens that commonly gets dirty with toner dust and just needs a wipe.
You need to open the front door, then situated on the right hand side cover of the printer will be another little door that you can open and then pull out the laser lens to wipe.

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hi thangloi146h,

good day!

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You go through the menus :
Press Right arrow once,
Then down arrow 5 times (to Reset Menu)
Press Right arrow once,
The Down arrow 5 times to Change toner C (Cyan)
Then down arrow again to Change toner M (Magenta)
Then down arrow again to Change toner Y (Yellow)
Then down arrow again to Change toner k (Black)
Select your colour to change and press the right arrow. The engine durns, open the door and remove the cartridge

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Hi, Waste toner container collects all the unused toner from inside the machine after every cycling, unfortunately the container gets filled up and needs6f1b8e0.jpg to be emptied at intervals. The container looks like the image inserted, just open up your printer and locate the container and empty it then reset and all will be well.

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Hi,

Thanks for writing to Fixya.com.

It sounds like a hardware problem. However, you can try to re-install the printer and its driver just to be sure. Please replace the ink cartridge and used compressed air to clean the printer a bit and it worked fine. If these does not work then the printer is having major hardware problem and it might be time for a new one.
Thanks for contacting Fixya and please accept the solution if it has helped you.

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this error refers to a misalignment of the carousel, i have one that randomly does it at the moment, i also have a replace black toner even though the toner is full, i'll get back to ya when i find a fix, the service manual says it can either be the 2nd motor, clutch or sensor, but in my case all three are working fine.

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ERROR CODE: E020
“SECONDARY TRANSFER VOLTAGE CONTACT/RELEASE PROBLEM”
Solution
�� Electric parts which can cause the trouble:
• Transfer Roller Pressure Solenoid (SL2)
• Transfer Roller Pressure Position Detection Sensor (PC7)
• Engine Board (PWB-A)

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I have just gained a C1900 second-hand and have set it all up and got the drivers and so forth. Am having exactly this problem, right down to the folded pages, wide top margin and 'Check Paper Size' error message. Did you ever find a solution to this? Anyone else know how to fix it?

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you can clean print head unit
first remove opc and transfer belt ,then move front cover,then rmove
the Drum Unit Slide Cover,then
Remove the Laser Lens Cover.
now you can see printhead unit .Clean it and its ok.

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transfer belt cleaner error
replace the transfer belt unit

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I don't know anything about this printer but look for a small switch where the waste box attaches to the printer. When you locate it press it in and if the "install waste box" goes out you simply have to devise some way to keep the switch pressed all the time. Try some super glue, or maybe a simple piece of paper folded up. Good luck.

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Ghosting can be caused by several components: 2nd BTR transfer roller, Photoconductor Unit (PCU) or the Fuser unit. The most likely is the PCU contacts being dirty, caused by toner getting between them. Open the front of the printer (cover B) and lift out the photoconductor. Clean all of the metal contacts down the sides of the PCU with a cloth and wipe out any loose toner from inside the printer and give the contacts inside the printer on the R/H side a good clean. Replace the PCU and close the front cover.
Hopefully all will now be well, if not open cover A and clean the transfer roller on the inside of the cover. If problem persists you will need to get a Tech out to look further as without seeing the printer it is pretty hard to diagnose.
Good luck.

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Hi, open the cartridge door, on the L/H side of the printer frame is a "hole" with what looks like a "cross" inside it. As you close the door you will see that a piece of plastic lines up with this hole. Insert a pen or screw driver to depress the "cross" , this unlocks the cartridge carousel and it can then be turned by hand. If it is still jammed because of the cartridge sticking out let us know and we'll talk you through taking the door & covers off.

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Error code 014 indicates that the cooling fan on the power supply board is not operating when the printer is switched on. Does n't explain the poor print quality though. I suspect it is a worn 2nd BTR roller (the black foam coloured roller inside the rear door). To check this send a coloured print through and press hard against the rear door during printing. If the print quality improves then it is a worn roller, if it doesn't let us know and we'll try something else.

Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

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E086 is an ADC sensor error, it is usually caused by a piece of paper caught between the rollers of the photoconductor/IDT unit. Open the front cover, operate the latch inside the handle & turn the handle to the bottom position. Pull the handle to draw out the IDT unit until it stops. Gently lift the orange handle on top of the unit to remove the PCU. Treat these parts gently and avoid shining bright light at them as they are very sensitive. Check for & remove any paper and clean any toner spills with a soft cloth or air duster being careful not to scratch the delicate surfaces. Reassemble in reverse order. Hopefully all will now be well, please take a moment to rate the success of this suggestion.

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