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Maintenance and Transportation

Transporting the Printer

Over a long distance
Over a short distance
Setting up the printer after transporting it

Over a long distance

If you need to transport your printer over a long distance, repack the printer using the original box and packing materials. You must repack it using the original box and packing materials and secure it to a pallet. If you do not have these items, contact Epson to request them. See Contacting Customer Support. Otherwise, the printer may be damaged beyond repair.

If you have an Ethernet card installed in your printer, you must remove it before shipping the printer for repairs. See your Printer Guide for instructions.

To repack the printer, follow the steps below.

Make sure the printer is turned on.

Remove the following parts.

Raise the ink levers.

You can choose whether to remove the ink cartridges. Regardless of your choice, you must keep the ink levers raised when transporting the printer; otherwise, ink may leak from the printer.

Make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position.

Push the green tab on the left side of the print head to the right to lock the print head.

Make sure the ink levers are raised, and then turn off the printer.

Make sure the printer is turned off, and then unplug the power cord.

Insert the protective materials and repack the printer.


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Over a short distance

If you need to move the printer over a short distance, be sure to perform the following tasks.


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Setting up the printer after transporting it

The steps you need to take to set up the printer after transporting it are almost identical to the steps carried out the first time you set up the printer. When you set up the printer again, see the Start Here sheet, and note the following points.

Caution:
Do not push down the green tab; otherwise you may break it.

To perform a nozzle check using the control panel, see Checking the print head nozzles.

To perform a nozzle check using the printer software, see Checking the print head nozzles for Windows or Checking the print head nozzles for Mac OS X.

To clean the print head using the control panel, press the Menu button for 3 seconds.

To clean the print head using the printer software, see Cleaning the print head for Windows or Cleaning the print head for Mac OS X.

To realign the print head using the control panel, see Aligning the print head.

To realign the print head using the printer software, see Aligning the print head for Windows or Aligning the print head for Mac OS X.


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