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Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
This message indicates a carriage fault. That can be caused by anything from debris/obstruction (paper jam, bent/damaged rails, out of place purge assembly/wiper, or dirty/dislocated encoder strip) to an actual hardware defect (bad sensor or control board, faulty carriage drive motor/gear/belt, bad printhead/carriage pcb).What we can try here are some cleaning and reset steps.First, open up the printer, and check for any internal debris such as scraps of paper, paperclip or staple, etc. Check if you’re able to move the carriage manually, or if it moves on its own when lifting the lid. If it does move, you can proceed with cleaning by blowing out the inside compartment with compressed air and checking carefully on both sides for any obstructions. Then wipe down the encoder strip, which is a clear plastic strip running the width of the printer, that sits just slightly above and behind the carriage.
Then reset the machine:unplug power at the wall outletwait 5 minutespress and hold the power/on button for 60+ secondskeep holding while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after, then release
Let me know the results, and I’ll advise further if needed.
Thank you for confirming, for how long have you had the printer?
Thank you for confirming, and my apologies for missing you last night, your last message didn't come through until now.
The 0xF1 is a printhead failure, which cannot be fixed on epson printers, the entire printer will have to be replaced at this point.However based on the age you are still within the warranty period, so just call(###) ###-####to file a warranty claim, mention the 0xf1 message, and they will send you a new printer.
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