Alright, now I've managed to create a "0x80" error... great, either the ribbon cables finally gave up the ghost (they don't look like it)... or I blew the mainboard. :/
Anybody know where can I get new ribbon cables... and how do I read the specs on them (is it just the number of lines / thickness)?
Also, could someone please point me to a video describing how to properly test for a short circuit on a greenboard? How about testing the ribbon cable sockets?
I have a second untouched P600 in the house... I was about to buy a new ink unit from Compass (to step back to the original ink cart setup, for now)... but after reading a thread on here regarding blown greenboards and something about EEEProm read/write software, I'm starting to think I should just tear into this other printer for parts... I was kinda saving it for a 2nd machine.
Alternately, I'm getting to the point where I may take this to someone that actually knows how to fix electronics... but considering the unusual nature of these machines, what type of service would be my best bet to approach? Epson service center? Electronics repair? Printer repair? Cell phone repair?
I'd consider sending it to Spectra or someone in the industry, but shipping costs went up dramatically this year... apprehensive to start making $100 shipments around the country for a blown fuse on a 5" greenboard... but I need to fix this and get to work already, so I'm open to all ideas.
Appreciate it... i'm on the verge of slitting my wrists before I jump off a bridge into heavy traffic.
What's my best plan of attack here?