Testing The Printer - Epson Stylus Color 1520 User Manual

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EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
Operate
The
Operate
printer is on. When the
flashes, the printer is receiving data. It
may also flash with other lights during
other operations or error conditions.
Paper Out
S
When the
your paper ran out or is loaded
incorrectly, or the paper release lever is
set to the wrong position. Load paper,
check the lever position, and then press
the
Load/Eject
light. If the
Pause
When the
have a paper jam. Turn off the printer
and gently pull out all jammed paper.
Reload the paper, then press the
Eject
Pause
button to turn it off.
Ink Out
B
When an
I
Ink Out
supply is low. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge.
When an
need to replace the ink cartridge.
Pause
When the
paused. Press the
resume.
When the
printer is charging ink, cleaning the
print heads, or performing another
operation.
If you need to reset the printer's
memory, hold down the
for 5 seconds.
Cover Open
When the
the printer's cover is open and printing
is paused. Close the cover. If the
light is on, press the
turn it off and resume printing.
All the lights
When all the lights flash, your printer
may have an internal error.
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light is on when the
Operate
light comes on,
Paper Out
button to turn off the
light is on, press the
Pause
button to turn it off.
light flashes, you
Paper Out
button to turn off the light. If the
light is on, press the
Pause
light flashes, your ink
Ink Out
light comes on, you
Ink Out
light is on, printing is
Pause
button to
Pause
light flashes, your
Pause
button
Pause
light comes on,
Cover Open
button to
Pause

Testing the Printer

light
You can run a printer self test to determine whether the
problem lies with the printer itself or some other source.
If the test results are satisfactory, the problem lies in
software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
If the test pages don't print correctly, you may have a
problem with your printer. See the suggestions in this
chapter for possible solutions.
Follow these steps to test the printer:
1. Load several sheets of paper in the built-in sheet feeder,
making sure the right edge guide is positioned correctly for
your paper's width and the paper release lever is in the single
sheet position.
2. Turn off the printer.
Load/
Caution:
Use paper that's at least 8.3 inches (210 mm) wide so
ink doesn't spray onto the platen.
3. Hold down the
P
Operate
both buttons. This prints the test pages at 360 dpi. (To
print test pages at 180 dpi, hold down the
while turning on the printer instead of
The first page prints on the first and last lines to measure
the page length. The next page contains a nozzle check
pattern and the printer's ROM version, along with
multicolored character samples. (The 180 dpi test prints
black character samples.)
If the test pages don't print, turn off the printer. Then
repeat this step, holding down the
longer before releasing it.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while it's printing test pages.
Always press the Pause button and eject any loaded
paper first.
Pause
4. After the second page prints, press the
test printing.
5. If the printer loaded any additional paper, press
to eject it. Then turn off the printer to end the test.
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button and press the
Load/Eject
button to turn on the printer. Then release
Load/Eject
Load/Eject
Pause
button
LF/FF
.)
button a bit
button to stop
Load/Eject

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