Fixing Paper Feeder Problem on Epson R230 Photo Printer


Written on January 2, 2008 – 9:47 pm | by admin

Are you upset by the problem on paper feeder of Epson R230 printer? I bet all R230 users have this kind of problem. Usually, the problem occurs in random. Sometimes, paper won’t enter the printer at all and it seems that the roller has lost its grip on the paper. This very troublesome if we want to print in large quantity, let say more than 100 pages at once.

The other problem usually occurs when we use glossy photo paper. The symptom is the same, the feeder wont feed the paper into the printer. I have researched the internet and found no clue for free, I mean it seems that if we want to fix our own printer, there’s usually cost for it.


So, with little courage inside me, I decided to do my unusual trial and error troubleshooting on my printer. What we need for this procedures are: glossy paper (you can use 270 grams glossy paper), cutter or scissor, and doubletape. That’s all you need.

First of all, you should be familiar first with the procedures of disassembling the printer. Usually there are some clutches or locking mechanism on the body. Just find it and you would be able to disassemble the body. For your information, you don’t need to totally disassemble it. You just need to open to plastic cover of the printer. For my mistake, I was forgot to document the disassembling procedures. However, it is actually a simple matter. Or, if you don’t want to be bothered by the disassembling process, you just need another tool: find a simple tool to attach the glossy paper over the bottom roller (could be the pincer or any tool that can reaches the bottom of the paper tray). I am forget to tell you that R230 has 2 roller inside, the upper roller (the paper feed roller) and bottom roller (at the bottom of paper tray).

After you manage to disassemble the body / cover, the next step is to prepare the glossy paper. All you need to do is to cut the glossy paper in size of 2 x 10 cm (or any size you like as long as it fits the bottom roller). Then, attach a piece of double tape (of you can use any super glue to attach it). In this case, I prefer double tape for ease of use and removal.

And, after you complete the procedures, your printer would start printing any pages you want. However, I do not guarantee that this method would work for you but I just use the logic that both roller could works in harmony, I just need to disable one of them to make it works.

Heres the picture the components:

glossy paper:

epson-glossy-a4-260.jpg

Doubletape:

doublesidetape-custom.jpg

Cutter or Scissor:

cutters-custom.jpg scissor-custom.jpg

Tweezer:

tweezercustom.jpg

and here’s the picture of printer and the 2 x 10 cm piece of glossy paper which is already attached to the bottom roller:

epson1.JPG

the final result (far view):

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the final result (close view):

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OK… I am sure you already have the picture in mind.. so why don’t you try yourself if you have trouble with this printer… :)

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  1. 23 Responses to “Fixing Paper Feeder Problem on Epson R230 Photo Printer”

  2. By gober ganteng on Jan 3, 2008 | Reply

    awesome… you do good job mr. ww.:D

  3. By admin on Jan 4, 2008 | Reply

    versi indonesianya udah selesai lho…. :)

  4. By juminten edan on Jan 7, 2008 | Reply

    wah kok ya serba kebetulan to.. saya juga pakai R230.. selama ini masih baek2 saja seh… sempat paper jam karena buat cetak kertas tebal…tapi normal sendiri..good

  5. By admin on Jan 15, 2008 | Reply

    @juminten…
    so .. we have so many things in common right? he he he he

    sorry for late response, very busy lately… :(

  6. By Junior on Jan 17, 2008 | Reply

    I use Epson R230 and I’ve got problem in printing CD label. when I tried to print it, it showed CD/DVD tray not set correctly bla..bla..bla..I have followed the instruction showed on the dialogue box, but still didnt solve the problem. It makes me crazy…
    can anyone help me??

  7. By admin on Jan 17, 2008 | Reply

    @junior…
    I myself rarely use the cd label tray to print the cd label because it sometimes missed the printing outside the edge of the paper.

    I prefer to use the upper tray and use software such as corel draw to print as it gives me nearly 100% precise printing result (I even never use nero cd label because of the same problem).

    hope it helps, however, I’ll to experiment again with the cd label as soon as I have quite enough time.

    thanks

  8. By Durasoo on Jan 28, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial, really nice!

  9. By nakakapagpabagabag on Mar 1, 2008 | Reply

    It works for me, thank you very much, you’re a genius

  10. By Andrie on Mar 19, 2008 | Reply

    Can you help me others sir?
    I need your tutorial about, how to Wash Epson r230 printhead.(I need to dissamble it from it body)
    Please, send me your e-mail….:-(

  11. By bradly sandoval on Jun 12, 2008 | Reply

    it works i even used a a tape.

  12. By alex on Nov 17, 2008 | Reply

    I had the same problem with r230, when tried to print on the cd kept saing cd/dvd tray not set properly. it drove me crazy for about an hour. but than i realised that the tray when goes in also comes out the back slightly, and the power cord was in the way, so you have to make sure there is eneough space in the back for the tray to come out…. it works fine after that

  13. By airap on Dec 28, 2008 | Reply

    Thank you very. my problem in paper feeding solved.

    God Bless

  14. By Empress on Feb 11, 2009 | Reply

    i tried doing this. i guess i got it right, since it worked.

    however, i can’t get a batch of papers loaded. it feeds the entire batch.

    is there a work around this one? has this happened to you?

  15. By monangpurba on Feb 12, 2009 | Reply

    indicator lights error on screen

  16. By netopia specialist on Feb 18, 2009 | Reply

    thanks it would be another innovation… keep it up!

  17. By GAGAN on May 25, 2009 | Reply

    MY PRINTER R230 IS NOT WORKING
    PRINTER TURN ON AND TWO RED LIGHTS ARE BLINKING
    PRINTER IS NOT PAPER JAM

  18. By bryan on Jun 26, 2009 | Reply

    thanks a lot. its working!!

  19. By mdmuqeem on Aug 21, 2009 | Reply

    i need epson r230 service requird file

  20. By Yadi on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks…. its good fik….. i love you….

  21. By Golfer2004nh on Sep 9, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, I have been searching all over the internet for a paper load solution for my Epson R340. I stumbled across this after searching for Epson paper load errors. I was quite skeptical after reading the article and looking at what was done, but I figured anything was worth a shot. Instead of taking the printer apart, I simply took a self adhesive mailing label that I had and stuck it over the roller. Went to print and it loads the paper no problem. I do have a problem with it loading multiple sheets sometimes, but this is much better then loading no paper!

    Thank you very much!

  22. By levin billones on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    awesome!! many thanks!!!:)

  23. By Jonathan MadapdapMabalacat on Oct 17, 2009 | Reply

    The idea worked for me. Praise you brother. I used shorter photo paper, I did not removed the plastic cover, i just used my cutter and my screw driver to attach the photo with a single adhesive tape and it worked just fine. Thanks a lot bro. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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