New 3880 powers off after period of inactivity

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Radu Tenenbaum
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Just talked to Epson

Just talked to Epson tech support and they told me that this is normal.  After some period of inactivity it goes to sleep and after it's been in sleep mode for awhile, it turns off.  He said this is a requirement for Energy Star rating.

I asked if the printer would go into a clean cycle on power up, thus wasting ink, and he told me it shouldn't.  If it does a cleaning, it should indicate so on the LCD.

I find this rather strange as none of the respondents have duplicated this behavior.  When I power up the printer, the LCD first displays EPSON, then the Energy Star logo, then "Epson K3 Ultra Chrome Ink" and then "Ready" with the ink status.  The whole sequence takes 40 seconds with whirring noises going on almost the entire time.  The version number using the Printer menu is P010C5-1.03.800E.

Are you getting the Energy Star Logo during the Power On cycle?

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