20 Most Recent Epson STYLUS R230 InkJet Photo Printer - Page 3 Questions & Answers


Does a nozzle check show anything? Are the inks full and the nozzles clean?

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015


take all cartridges out shut off then turn on make surethere is no obstructions where cartridges go replace them one at a time i found a piece of tape on mine would not print black and white removed it now it is fine

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015


First you could do a printer test. The printer will print a small pattern with all colours making it possible to check if and if so, what nozzle are blocked. Sometimes the cleaning cycle will help, but sometimes there is just some dirt under the head. Please don't try to remove it with tools if there is something. Just use a thick piece or printing paper to solve that problem. Please check the manual for details. Perhaps the epson site can help you with that:
http://www.epson.com.sg/sites/epson_singapore/support/support.page

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


This is general error of the printer. When you have to change the new mother board you should be initialized it then it can be ready mode. When you try to initialization you need printer printer adjustment program. You can batter find out from google & write down EPSON Stylus R230 Printer Adjustment program or ink reseat program.

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Dec 12, 2014


Hi i'm a printer Technician
The problem of your printer could be that the surface of the printhead is dirty, and the Cleaning pad/tab doesn't work so good..

Here's a guide i wrote that I done multiple times on my customers printers:

1. Power on the printer, and when the carriage moves from the right to the left side instantly disconnect the power cord.

2. Move the Printer carriage (where the cartridges are installed) on the EXTREME LEFT side, please do it very slowly!

3. Take a syringe of hot water but not boiling, MAX. 70-75 °C

4. Expect the extreme right side of the printhead.. You could be able to see a little squared pad, dirty of ink, and on the left side of that PAD you could see a little rubber strip.

5. Take a tissue of paper and dab the furface of the Cleaner Pad (The squared pad you seen)

6. Take a new tissue of paper and place on it some hot water

7. Without burning your hands try to clean as soon as possible the rubber strip on the right part of the Pad.
It would be completely without ink on it

8. Take the hot water syringe and place some hot water on the Cleaner Pad (the amount of water is proportionate to the printer, you have to place water until you see that the surface of the pad is COMPLETELY full of water.

9. Gently move the carriage VERY SLOWLY on the extreme right side of the printer (where there's the Cleaning Pad)

10. Leave the printer like so for 3-5 hours, then restart the printer and do 2-3 cleaning cycles, better with a brand new black cartridge

11. Do a test print (Nozzle Check) and see if there are some changes!

Hope the Best!!
ADCSFXworks Printing Center

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Nov 28, 2014


Hi i'm a printer Technician
The problem of your printer could be that the surface of the printhead is dirty, and the Cleaning pad/tab doesn't work so good..

Here's a guide i wrote that I done multiple times on my customers printers:

1. Power on the printer, and when the carriage moves from the right to the left side instantly disconnect the power cord.

2. Move the Printer carriage (where the cartridges are installed) on the EXTREME LEFT side, please do it very slowly!

3. Take a syringe of hot water but not boiling, MAX. 70-75 °C

4. Expect the extreme right side of the printhead.. You could be able to see a little squared pad, dirty of ink, and on the left side of that PAD you could see a little rubber strip.

5. Take a tissue of paper and dab the furface of the Cleaner Pad (The squared pad you seen)

6. Take a new tissue of paper and place on it some hot water

7. Without burning your hands try to clean as soon as possible the rubber strip on the right part of the Pad.
It would be completely without ink on it

8. Take the hot water syringe and place some hot water on the Cleaner Pad (the amount of water is proportionate to the printer, you have to place water until you see that the surface of the pad is COMPLETELY full of water.

9. Gently move the carriage VERY SLOWLY on the extreme right side of the printer (where there's the Cleaning Pad)

10. Leave the printer like so for 3-5 hours, then restart the printer and do 2-3 cleaning cycles, better with a brand new black cartridge

11. Do a test print (Nozzle Check) and see if there are some changes!

Hope the Best!!
ADCSFXworks Printing Center

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Nov 28, 2014


Hi i'm a printer Technician
The problem of your printer could be that the surface of the printhead is dirty, and the Cleaning pad/tab doesn't work so good..

Here's a guide i wrote that I done multiple times on my customers printers:

1. Power on the printer, and when the carriage moves from the right to the left side instantly disconnect the power cord.

2. Move the Printer carriage (where the cartridges are installed) on the EXTREME LEFT side, please do it very slowly!

3. Take a syringe of hot water but not boiling, MAX. 70-75 °C

4. Expect the extreme right side of the printhead.. You could be able to see a little squared pad, dirty of ink, and on the left side of that PAD you could see a little rubber strip.

5. Take a tissue of paper and dab the furface of the Cleaner Pad (The squared pad you seen)

6. Take a new tissue of paper and place on it some hot water

7. Without burning your hands try to clean as soon as possible the rubber strip on the right part of the Pad.
It would be completely without ink on it

8. Take the hot water syringe and place some hot water on the Cleaner Pad (the amount of water is proportionate to the printer, you have to place water until you see that the surface of the pad is COMPLETELY full of water.

9. Gently move the carriage VERY SLOWLY on the extreme right side of the printer (where there's the Cleaning Pad)

10. Leave the printer like so for 3-5 hours, then restart the printer and do 2-3 cleaning cycles, better with a brand new black cartridge

11. Do a test print (Nozzle Check) and see if there are some changes!

Hope the Best!!
ADCSFXworks Printing Center <3

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Nov 28, 2014


Epson printers have a lock to keep the print heads/carts over on the right side. The lock can get stuck and covered in ink. There is a lever under the edge of the heads that should unlock the carriage so you can get to the "cleaning station" under the heads. Unplug the printer while the heads are moving, and you may be able to move them over and clean. Often the bar the heads run on can be lubricated with light oil, like what you use on a sewing machine, too.

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Nov 03, 2014


Assuming that you have ink for any color, the problem can either be clogged print-head or an electronic (board) failure no longer controlling a color/colors.

The linked procedure may help:

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014


Epson R230 printer is not recharging ink

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Aug 13, 2014


The cartridge head may have gotten clogged. Take the cartridge out and clean the head with a damp cloth and print a couple of pages to set this right.

Also, print a test page to make sure the ink hasn't dried up. If it has, you will have to get a new cartridge.

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014


  • You need to reset the printer
  • Download (http://www.mediafire.com/?9njmgwlxqgj) and extract downloaded software and run it.
  • Click accept button.
  • Set model name, port selection and destination setting and equal to your printer.
  • Click Maintenance Tab.
  • Check mark waste ink pad counter.
  • And the clear the protection counter (reset counter to zero)
  • Then click Ok, Ok
  • done

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


Delete all print jobs and turn the printer off. Remove any foreign objects from inside the printer. After a few minutes, turn the printer back on.

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014


There is an ink pad to collect the excess inks inside the printer. It overflows after some time. So, you should replace this inkpad. But sometimes we can reset the settings in software. But you should not do it more than two times. google "Epson R230 reset software".

Epson STYLUS... | Answered on Jun 17, 2014

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