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Seems like the other half of the sticky-rail problem is the interior surfaces of the bearings or sleeves that ride on the rails; I'll bet that's what Epson cleans out for the "gold standard solution". (I'm not running my printer with the lid open any more...) Tom bigdognm wrote: > I've had the same problem with my Epson Photo 1200. It happens when > the track on which the print head travels becomes dirty or sticky. > The gold standard solution is to take the printer to an authorized > repair station and have it disassembled, cleaned and lubed. Short of > that you can use a lint-free cloth to clean the track, and then use a > drop or two of a very light lubricant such as WD-40 to lube the > track. My experience is that once the head banging starts, it will > recur more and more frequently despite your best preventive efforts. > I get it every few days now; never did when the printer was new. > > Richard Khanlian > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. -- Tom Prescott Original Fine Art Digital Prints - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.