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Epson 740 Repair Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by C-VENN, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. C-VENN

    C-VENN Thread Starter

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    I have a Epson 740 Printer that is not recognizing the black ink cartridge. It is a purely hardware issue because I have narrowed it down to the switch in the ink socket. Anybody ever have this problem. I am either looking for a schematic or a way to bypass that switch. I would prefer some guidance before I start trying to pull this thing apart.
    I need this printer to work because it is hooked up to a proprietary DOS based retail sales register system, coded for the Epson 740 print format. The guy who built the system would charge use a $$$$ to re-program for a new printer.

    Thanks for your help, Charles
     
  2. rexgrant

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    Hi C-VENN
    It may be safer to replace the print head.
    Regards
    Rex
     
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  4. C-VENN

    C-VENN Thread Starter

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    I have two of them already. The other one the gears or drive mech dosn't work all the time.
     
  5. rexgrant

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    Hi again.
    Can you not swap the print heads over make one good one from the two.
    Regards
    Rex
     
  6. irishlass

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    SSC Service Utility
    for Epson Stylus Printers Hi try going to this site and download the programe it resets all settings on epsons back to new
     
  7. Frank4d

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    I have an Epson Stylus 600 that is about to go to a recycling center (permamently clogged ink nozzles). If you could post a pic or description of what parts you need, I can send them to you if it looks like they would work in a 740 printer.
     
  8. C-VENN

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    Thanks guys for all the help, I just ordered another one. Anybody know of a place I can send the 2 ones that don't work to be repaired or rebuilt.
     
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