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Old Oct 1, 2003, 11:06 PM   #1
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Epson 2200. I leave my printer on 24/7. Should I turn it off when I turn the computer off? :?:
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 6:07 PM   #2
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Chuck, I see no one has responded to you. YES! Turn your print off when not not in use - color that is. I leave my B&W laser on all the time, because I use it all day.

When you turn off your Epson, do so at the printer, and not from a power strip (gang). When turned off from the printer the head and cartridges 'dock', thereby closing them off.

Turning off from a strip leaves the head and cartridges in 'open' position. Cartridges dry out much faster.

Hope this helped.
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 6:47 PM   #3
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I guess this is my day to disagree. I have an Epson Photo 1270 and it is turned on 24 hours a day. The only time it gets turned off is if there is an electrical storm in the area or I am going away for more than a couple days. Leaving it turned on doesn't cause any problems at all.

Regarding how to turn it off, I agree totally with using the button on the printer. It explicitly states that in the manual.
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Old Mar 19, 2004, 7:34 AM   #4
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I checked back a week after I posted my message and no one had replied. I guess I should have checked back again before now. :lol:

Anyway...... thanks for your comments.
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Not just a matter of "if it'll give problems or not", but the concept of power conservation... turn if off when not in use!
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 8:47 PM   #6
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Turn it off. As it was explained to me by an Epson support tech, when you turn it off, the printing jets settle in and protect themselves from dirt and stay moist.
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Old Mar 25, 2004, 7:08 AM   #7
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Thanks JanetKP!

Thanks Red....... my printers now stay off. I sent and E-mail to Epson before I read the above post and I received the same reply as Red did.
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