Epson R265 printer


Not sure if this is the right group for this, but all the printer groups seem dead. so I will risk being flamed.
I bought the EpsonPhoto R265 about a year ago, complete with a continuous ink system and after some fiddle got it working. It worked OK except for needing a lot of clean cycles for almost every use. I recently got a leak in the Yellow cartridge and took it out to replace the rubber sealing grommet. On putting it back the status monitor showed the yellow empty and all the attempts to reset according to the book failed. Took all cartridges out and replaced on a replace cycle, now I got all cartridges showing Xs and a message that the cartridges were incompatible. Bought some standard clone replacement cartridges of good make and replaced the CISS cartridges, but still status monitor puts red Xs on all cartridges and message tells me cartridges are incompatible. Any ideas???
I've read up on some of the forums and find that the reset software for my R265 isn't commonly available and that maybe I have too much ink on the ink cleaning pad which needs replacing. Anything like that makes the printer repair uneconomical by third party. Please help!!!
PS What is a good Photo printer to buy nowadays that allows Ink systems/refilling.
Dave
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Are there no photo groups you could ask on? You could try the Corel newsgroup server, and see if anyone on the Paint Shop Pro forums can help.
NNTP Server: cnews.corel.com
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Dave wrote:

Try asking on comp.periphs.printers. Good reliable group (particularly Arthur Entlich)
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Dave wrote:

I have to say that if I get a problem (rarely) on my Epson machines, Epson themselves on 0871 423 7766 have always been very helpful. Or use their online chat help.
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wrote:

Is there a similar printer model to the R265?
The R200 and R300 are the same (except the R300 has a few more features) and the R220 and R320 are the same. It might be possible that the current SSC Service utility (v4.30) supports a similar model. I think it supports the R270.
Also try doing a Google with words : Epson R265 reset utility
and see what that brings up
Roger
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Thanks for your replies I will try the groups you mention. I have found a reset utility that seems to be for any printers but mine. I believe there is one for the r265 but noone has it free. At the price printers are its not worth spending much money to try to repair this one without some guarentee of success..
I don't think Epson will be of much help as the problem started with the use of an OEM continuous ink system, however I will give them a try.
Thanks again
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