Help with Epson r2880 problem

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Help with Epson r2880 problem
Nov 7, 2011

My 2880 has suddenly lost it's mind. It seems like there is something wrong with the paper advance mechanism or something. When I print a page of text, I get a line of print just above the real line of print, only lighter, like a shadow. Also, somewhere about halfway through the page, the printer thinks it has a paper path jam and flashes the paper light. Pressing it does not eject the paper, it just moves forward a bit, the head goes back and forth, then it blinks again. You can continue this until the paper is finally out. I have tried virtually everything. I have tried resetting the print functions (I am on OS X, and this happens in both Snow Leopard and Lion), and I have tried removing the printer and re-installing it. I have tried the two button reset (hold the paper and ink buttons down while starting up the printer). I have unsintalled every piece of Epson software, then re-install. I really suspect it's something mechanical, and I suspect that it would cost more to fix than to replace. Any hope?

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