Color ink jet printer

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740

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Copyright © 1996 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. Printed in Japan.

PRECAUTIONS
Precautionary notations throughout the text are categorized relative to 1)Personal injury and 2) damage to equipment.

DANGER

Signals a precaution which, if ignored, could result in serious or fatal personal injury. Great caution should be exercised in performing procedures preceded by DANGER Headings.

WARNING

Signals a precaution which, if ignored, could result in damage to equipment.

The precautionary measures itemized below should always be observed when performing repair/maintenance procedures.

DANGER
1. ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE PRODUCT FROM THE POWER SOURCE AND PERIPHERAL DEVICES PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR PROCEDURES. 2. NOWORK SHOULD BE PERFORMED ON THE UNIT BY PERSONS UNFAMILIER WITH BASIC SAFETY MEASURES AS DICTATED FOR ALL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS IN THEIR LINE OF WORK. 3. WHEN PERFORMING TESTING AS DICTATED WITHIN THIS MANUAL, DO NOT CONNECT THE UNIT TO A POWER SOURCE UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. WHEN THE POWER SUPPLY CABLE MUST BE CONNECTED, USE EXTREME CAUTION IN WORKING ON POWER SUPPLY AND OTHER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS.

WARNING
1. REPAIRS ON EPSON PRODUCT SHOULD BE PERFORMED ONLY BY AN EPSON CERTIFIED REPAIR TECHNICIAN. 2. MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE SOURCE VOLTAGES IS THE SAME AS THE RATED VOLTAGE, LISTED ON THE SERIAL NUMBER/ RATING PLATE. IF THE EPSON PRODUCT HAS A PRIMARY AC RATING DIFFERENT FROM AVAILABLE POWER SOURCE, DO NOT CONNECT IT TO THE POWER SOURCE. 3. ALWAYS VERIFY THAT THE EPSON PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SOURCE BEFORE REMOVING OR REPLACING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND/OR INDIVIDUAL CHIPS. 4. IN ORDER TO PROTECT SENSITIVE MICROPROCESSORS AND CIRCUITRY, USE STATIC DISCHARGE EQUIPMENT, SUCH AS ANTI-STATIC WRIST STRAPS, WHEN ACCESSING INTERNAL COMPONENTS. 5. REPLACE MALFUNCTIONING COMPONENTS ONLY WITH THOSE COMPONENTS BY THE MANUFACTURE; INTRODUCTION OF SECOND-SOURCE ICs OR OTHER NONAPPROVED COMPONENTS MAY DAMAGE THE PRODUCT AND VOID ANY APPLICABLE

APPENDIX Provides the following additional information for reference: • Connector pin assignments • Electric circuit boards components layout • Exploded diagram • Electrical circuit boards schematics .PREFACE This manual describes basic functions. CHAPTER 3. The chapters are organized as follows: CHAPTER 1. and attention should be given to the precautions on the preceding page. theory of electrical and mechanical operations. CHAPTER 5. CHAPTER 2. CHAPTER 4. Provides preventive maintenance procedures and the lists of Epson-approved lubricants and adhesives required for servicing the product. Describes the theory of electrical and mechanical operations of the product. PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS OPERATING PRINCIPLES TROUBLESHOOTING DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ADJUSTMENTS MAINTENANCE Provides a general overview and specifications of the product. maintenance and repair procedures of Stylus Color 440/640/ 740. Provides Epson-approved methods for adjustment. The instructions and procedures included herein are intended for the experienced repair technicians. Describes the step-by-step procedures for disassembling and assembling the product. Provides the step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting. CHAPTER 6.

REVISION STATUS Rev. Contents . A B Date 1998/07/15 1998/09/30 Page(s) All Page 188 Pages 195 to 212 First Release The exploded diagrams and part list for the Stylus Color 740 has been added.

.............................................................................. Environmental Condition .............................................................................................................. Indicators (LEDs).............................................................................................................................................. Interface.................................................................................................. Printer does not operate at power on..................................... 44 Electrical Circuit Operating Principles............................. Precautions for Disassembling the Printer ......................................................... 96 Printer Initialization .......................................... 9 Specifications .................................................................................... 41 Operating Principles Overview.................. (for Stylus Color 740) ............................................................................ 57 C206 Main-B............................................... Ink Cartridge Specifications.................... 100 100 101 102 103 ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 640)............... 740) ............ 56 C206 PSB/PSE and C257 PSB/PSE Power Supply Board (for Stylus Color 440..................... 85 85 86 86 87 87 Unit Repair of Power Supply Board ................................................................................................................................................................................................. Serial Interface (for Stylus Color 640....... C256 Main Board (Stylus Color 640).................................................... Input Data Buffer ......... Paper Specification ........................ 38 38 39 39 40 Disassembly and Assembly Overview............................................. Specification for Screws .............................................. Safety Approvals .................... 11 11 15 17 20 22 23 23 23 24 24 24 25 25 27 31 32 32 33 34 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 Power Supply Board C206 PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 440............................................................................................ Acoustic Noise.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Parallel Interface (Forward Channel) .................................... No Ink-Cartridge ....... Paper Out .......................................... Printing Specification................................................................................................................................................................... 40 C206 PNL Board (Stylus Color 440........................................ Failure occurs during printing .................. Tools...................... C206 Main-B Board (Stylus Color 440) ................................................................................... 60 C256 Main (for Stylus Color 640) ........................... Fatal Errors.......... CE Marking................... .................................... Parallel Interface (Reverse Channel) ... 82 Unit Level Troubleshooting .......... Error Status ............................................................... 41 C209 PNL Board (Stylus Color 740)........................................................................................ Paper Jam ............................. 640.............................................................. 62 C257 Main........................................................................................................................ 64 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................... Ink Out.................... 43 Printer Mechanism.....................................Product Description Features ........................................................................................... Printing Area................................................... 91 Repair of the Printer Mechanism .................................................. C255 Main (for Stylus Color 440) ................................................................. 37 Initialization Settings.................................................................................................................................. Electric Specification ............................................................. Control panel operation is abnormal.. Printer Condition and Panel Status .............. Maintenance Request ......... ........................................ 640) C257 PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 740).......... Printer does not feed paper correctly........................................................ C257 Main Board (Stylus Color 740).......... Service Checks After Repair ................................................ Reliability ........................................................................................ 740) . Control Panel............................................................................................................................................................................................. 37 Main Components ............................................................................................................ Panel Functions........................................................................................................ Error is detected ......... 88 Unit Repair of the Main Board ........................................................ Printer Mechanism .............................................................

......................................................................................... Lubrication........................... 161 Connector Summary (Stylus Color 440/640)...................................................................... 131 Adjustment............................................. 178 Exploded Diagrams ....... Removing the Operation Panel ............ 130 Required Adjustments ..... 162 Connector Summary for Stylus Color 740.................................. 169 EEPROM Address Map (Stylus Color 740)........................................................................................................................ 202 ...................................... 154 154 154 155 Appendix Connector Summary......................... 188 Part List .............................................................................. 174 Circuit Board Component Layouts.............Disassembly Procedures.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 134 Maintenance Overview............. 104 105 106 108 109 Adjustment Overview......................................................................................................................... 198 Part List for Stylus Color 440/640.......... Service Maintenance............................................................................................................................................... 130 Adjustment Tools Required ......................................................................... 198 Part List for Stylus Color 740......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 200 Circuit Diagrams ................................................. Removing the Housing ....................................... 166 EEPROM Address Map..... 132 Parallelism Adjustment.......... 169 EEPROM ADDRESS Map (Stylus Color 440/640)............. 132 Adjustment by Adjustment Program... Removing the Board Assembly ........................................................................................................................... Disassembling the Printer Mechanism ......................... Cleaning .....................

  PRODUCT DESCRIPTION .

1 FEATURES EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 are designed for PC users at home and low price for hat high performance. NLSP.  High-speed print 200 cps (for Stylus Color 440. 5 Scaleable fonts (only for Stylus Color 740) See Table 1-1 in the following page for the consumable list. 640) Standard.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. CMY 32/color nozzles (for Stylus Color 640) Black 144 nozzles. CMY 48/color nozzles (for Stylus Color 740) Interface Bi-directional parallel I/F IEEE-1284 level 1 device (for 3 models) Serial I/F up to 1800 bps (only for Stylus Color 640) USB Built-in auto sheet feeder Holds 100 cut-sheets (55g/m2) Holds 10 envelopes Holds 10 transparency films Holds 65 special papers    One unit combined black and CMY head Windows exclusive (for Stylus Color 440. The major printer features are. Chapter 1 Product Description 9 . Also.  Compact size            429mm (W) x 231mm (D) x 155mm (H) (for Stylus Color 440) 429mm (W) x 231mm (D) x 157mm (H) (for Stylus Color 640) 429mm (W) x 261mm (D) x 157mm (H) (for Stylus Color 740) Weight : 5. CMY 21 nozzles (for Stylus Color 440) Black 64 nozzles.4KHz. printing speed is twice faster than Stylus Color. Stylus Color 440 printer has the same high color print quality (720 X 720dpi) as Stylus ProXL. and Stylus Color 640.740 have the same high color print quality (1440 X 720) as Stylus Color 600 and Stylus Pro 5000.740) 4 color printing (YMCBk) Traditional and New Microwave Black 64 nozzles. Draft 400 cps (only for Stylus Color 640) By using head drive frequency 14. 740)  High color print quality                720 (H) x 720 (V) dpi printing (for Stylus Color 440) 1440 (H) X 720 (V) dpi printing (for Stylus Color 640.2Kg (for 3 models) Acoustic noise Approximately 45 dB (for Stylus Color 440) Approximately 47 dB (for Stylus Color 640. 740) Normal 200 cps.

640.640 Stylus Color 440.740 Chapter 1 Product Description 10 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 1-1. Consumables Available for Stylus Color 440/640/740 Items Black Ink Cartridge Black Ink Cartridge CMY Ink Cartridge CMY Ink Cartridge EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Glossy Paper (New Release) Photo Quality Glossy Paper (New Release) Photo Quality Glossy Film Photo Quality Glossy Film Photo Quality Glossy Film Ink Jet Transparencies Ink Jet Transparencies Photo Quality Ink Jet Card Photo Quality Ink Jet Card Photo Quality Ink Jet Card Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet S041025 S041059 S041060 S041026 S041061 S041062 S041067 S041126 S041124 S041071 S041124 S041107 S041063 S041064 S041054 S041121 S041122 S041106 Size: A4 (200 sheets) Size: A4 (100 sheets) Size: Letter (100 sheets) Size: A4 (200 sheets) Size: A4 (100 sheets) Size: Letter Size: Legal Size: A4 Size: Letter Size: A4 Size: Letter Size: A6 Size: A4 Size: Letter Size: A6 Size: 5 x 8 inches Size: 10 x 8 inches Size: A4 S020189 S020187 S020191 Codes Remarks Stylus Color 740 Stylus Color 440.

2 Specifications This section describes each specification for Stylus Color 440.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. Table 1-2. and 740. 640. character pitch and print quality Refer to Table 1-2 and Table 1-3.1 Printing Specification   Print method      On demand ink jet (MACH type. Character Mode Speed Model Name Character Pitch 10 10 10 Printable Column 80 80 80 LQ Speed 200 CPS 200 CPS 200 CPS Draft Speed --400 CPS --- Stylus Color 440 Stylus Color 640 Stylus Color 740 Chapter 1 Product Description 11 .26 8.26 8. CMY 32/color nozzles (for Stylus Color 640) Black 144 nozzles. One unit combined with black and CMY head)  Nozzle Configuration: Nozzle configuration Black 64 nozzles. Refer to Figure 1-2 for Stylus Color 640.2. Graphic Mode Speed Horizontal Resolution 180 dpi 360 dpi 720 dpi Printable Area 8. Table 1-3.26 Available dot 1488 2976 5952 CR Speed 20 IPS 20 IPS 20 IPS 1. CMY 21 nozzles (for Stylus Color 440) Black 64 nozzles. Refer to Figure 1-3 for Stylus Color 740. CMY 48/color nozzles (for Stylus Color 740)    Refer to Figure 1-1 for Stylus Color 440.   Print direction Bi-direction with logic seeking Print speed and Printable columns.

2578 mm Y12 10.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A #1 90DPI #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 180DPI Y1 Y2 Y3 M1 M2 M3 C1 C2 C3 90DPI #1 #2 #3 180DPI #4 #5 #6 2. Nozzle Configuration for Stylus Color 440 Figure 1-2.2578 mm #24 #26 Y13 Y14 Y15 #24 #26 Y19 Y20 Y21 M 19 M 20 M 21 C19 C20 C21 #59 #60 #61 #62 #63 #64 Y30 Y31 Y32 M30 M31 M32 C30 C31 C32 #59 #60 #61 #62 #63 #64 (Y) (M) (C) (B2) (B1) (Y) (M) (C) (B2) (B1) Figure 1-1.2578 mm Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 10.9022 mm C1 C2 C3 C4 #23 #25 #27 #29 2.16 mm M1 M2 M3 M4 7.9022 mm C12 C13 C14 C15 #23 #25 #27 #29 2.2578 mm 2. Nozzle Configuration for Stylus Color 640 Chapter 1 Product Description 12 .16 mm M12 M13 M14 M15 7.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A  32/360" 112/360" #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #1 #2 #4 #5 #7 #8 #10 #11 #13 #14 #16 #17 #19 #20 #22 #23 #25 #26 #28 #29 #31 #32 #32 #29 #26 #23 #21 #18 #15 #12 #9 #6 #3 32/360" 112/360" 32/360" Feeding method     Friction feed with ASF Line spacing 1/6 inches or programmable at 1/360 inches (only for Stylus Color 440) 1/6. 1/8 inches or programmable at 1/360 inches (for Stylus Color 640.0 inches/seconds (continuous) <Stylus Color 740> 110 ms (10.16 mm) 114.740)   Paper path       Cut-sheet ASF (Top entry) Feeding speed <Stylus Color 440.3 mm/second (Continuous)  Ink supply Exclusive ink cartridge (Black and CMY) #47 #48 (Y) #47 #48 (M) #47 #48 (C) #139 #140 #142 (B1) #141 #143 (B2) #144 (B3) Figure 1-3. Nozzle Configuration for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 1 Product Description 13 . 640> 190 ms (1/3 inch) 2.

5pt. EPSON Roman bold Italic <Stylus Color 740> Standard version:11 character tables Italic table. PC APTEC.  Paper holding capacity of Hopper    Size: Thickness: Paper capacity: Index card ∼Legal Less than 8mm 100 Cut sheets 10 Envelopes 65 Coated papers (360 dpi) 65 Coated papers (720 dpi) 20 Glossy papers.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Bulgaria.. EOSON Roman bold EPSON Roman Italic. 8pt. (every 2 pt. PC862*1 NOTE: *1 is not opened. Standard Europe) PC850 (Multilingual) Typeface Bit map LQ font: EPSON Courier 10CPI NOTE: The above typeface has 4 variations individually as follows. unit) 10. 12 CPI. PC861.. PC863 (Canadian-French). Photo Paper 10 Transparent sheets 30 Index cards 1 Panoramic Photo Paper. 640>      PC437 (US. PC708. PC861 (Icelandic). EPSON Roman. to 32 pt.5pt. PC852. to 32 pt. ISO Latin 1T. PC860. unit)   Character tables: <Stylus Color 440. BRASCII.. PC437 (US Standard. unit) 10. PC865. 12 CPI. 12 CPI. Hebrew7*1 Hebrew8*1. PC866. PC857. PC855. PC865 (Nordic). unit) 10. PC720. to 32 pt. (every 2 pt. and Photo Sticks. 12 CPI. to 32 pt. Abicomp. 15 CPI 10 CPI. Europe).PC866-LAT. Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper. 15 CPI. Proportional 10 CPI. 15 CPI 10. PC437 Greek.5pt.ic).5pt. PC860 (Portuguese). 12 CPI. 8pt. 15 CPI. PC 850. 8pt. PC 850 (Multilingual).. ISO Latin 1 NLSP Version: 30 character tables Italic table. 8pt.  Control code <Stylus Color 440. ISO8859-7.Estonia. PC853.PC866UKR. 640>     ESC/P Raster EPSON Remote command <Stylus Color 740> ESC/P2 and ESC/P Raster EPSON Remote command  Chapter 1 Product Description 14 .ISO8859-2. Proportional 10 CPI.PC774. 15 CPI 10 CPI. PC437. Self Adhesive 2 international character sets (Not Opened)  Typeface  Bit map LQ font: EPSON Roman EPSON Sans Serif EPSON Courier EPSON Prestige EPSON Script Scaleable font: EPSON Roman EPSON Sans Serif EPSON Roman T EPSON Sans Serif H 10 CPI. Roman 8. (every 2 pt. (every 2 pt. Glossy Film. PC AR864. These character tables can not be selected in the default setting mode.

0033”) NOTE: Transparency printing is only available at normal temperature.0”)] B5: [Width 182mm (7.8mm (4 1/8”) DL Width 220mm (8.) [Quality] Bond paper.7”)] [Width 216mm (8.10 Width 241mm (9 1/2”) x Length 104.085mm(0.3”) x Length 297mm (11.2.1”)] Legal: [Width 216mm (8.7mm (5.5”) x Length 279mm (11.08mm (0.7”) x Length 110mm (4.5”)] Exclusive: [Width 190.2 Transparency. PPC 0.0. Air mail NOTE 1 Envelope printing is only available at normal temperature.3”) C6 Width 162mm (6.02”) [Weight] 45g/m2 (12Ib.90g/m2 (24Ib. Plain paper.) .) [Quality] Exclusive paper.003”) .0.2.5”) x Length 215.2 Paper Specification This section describes the printable area and types of paper that can be used in this printer.0”)] Statement:[Width]139.2.9mm (8. Glossy Paper [Size] A4: Letter: [Thickness] [Width 210mm (8. Bond paper.3 Envelope [Size] No.4”) x Length 114mm (4. Chapter 1 Product Description 15 .003”) .0.0”)] 1.3”) x Length 297mm (11.2.11mm (0.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.006”) .1 Cut Sheet [Size] A4: [Width 210mm (8.5”) x Length 254mm (10”)] [Thickness] 0.) . NOTE 2 Keep the longer side of the envelope horizontally at setting.2.2. 1.5”) [Thickness] 0.16mm (0.7”)] Letter: [Width 216mm (8.5mm (7. 1.52mm (0.075mm(0.2”) x Length 257mm (10.5”) x Length 279mm (11.75g/m2 (20Ib.5”) x Length 356mm (14.004”) [Weight] 64g/m2 (17Ib.2.

8”) Width 148mm (5.0”) Width 127mm (5.3”) Width 127mm (5.1”) x Length 148mm (5.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.2.2.0”) : Less than 0.0” x Length 203mm (8.8”) x Length 210mm (8.4 Index Card [Size] A6 Index card: A5 Index card: 5x8” Index card: 10x8” Index card: [Thickness] Width 105mm (4.0”) x Length 203mm (8.23mm (0.0091”) Chapter 1 Product Description 16 .

Printable Area PL BM Figure 1-4.2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. LM PW RM TM NOTE: Character mode is only suitable for Stylus Color 740.3 Printing Area [Cut Sheet] See Figure 1-4 in the right column and the tables in the following page for the printable areas for Raster Graphics mode and Character mode. Printable Area for Cut sheet Chapter 1 Product Description 17 .

2”) 216mm (8.12”) 3 mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.5 mm (7.12”) 14mm (0.12”) 14 mm (0.7 mm (5.12”) BM/min.0”) 215.12”) 3mm (0.12”) TM 3 mm (0.0”) 257 mm (10.1”) 356mm (14.12”) 3 mm (0. Raster Graphics Mode (for 3 models) Paper Size A4 Letter B5 Legal Statement Exclusive PW 210 mm (8.5mm (7.12”) 3mm (0.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.54”) 3 mm (0.5”) 182 mm (7.12”) 3mm (0. Character Mode (only for Stylus Color 740) Paper Size A4 Letter B5 Legal Statement Exclusive PW 210mm (8.12”) 14 mm (0.54”) 3 mm (0. 14mm (0.9 mm (8.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) 14mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.12”) 9 mm (0.7”) 279mm (11.12”) 14mm (0.5”) 139.12”) RM 3 mm (0.7”) 279 mm (11.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) RM 3mm (0.54”) 3 mm (0.5”) 190.1”) 356 mm (14.0”) 257mm (10.12”) 9mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.35”) 3mm (0.12”) BM/min.12”) 14 mm (0.12”) 9mm (0.9mm (8.7mm (5.2”) 216 mm (8.12”) 3mm (0. 14 mm(0.12”) 3 mm (0.12”) 14 mm (0.35”) 3mm (0.5”) 139.12”) 14mm (0.5”) 190.3”) 216mm (8.12”) 3 mm (0.12”) TM 3mm (0.12”) 3mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.54”) 3 mm (0.5”) 254 mm (10”) LM 3 mm (0.12”) 14 mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.5”) PL 297 mm (11.54”) 3 mm (0.35”) 3 mm (0.5”) PL 297mm (11.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.5”) 182mm (7.0”) 215.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 1-4.35”) 3 mm (0.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) Table 1-5.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) 14mm (0.12”) 9 mm (0.3”) 216 mm (8.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) Chapter 1 Product Description 18 .12”) 3 mm (0.5”) 254mm (10”) LM 3mm (0.

12”) TM 3 mm (0. Table 1-7.12”) RM 3 mm (0. Envelopes Margin Paper Size #10 DL C6 LM 28 mm (1.10”) 7 mm (0. Adjust Lever Setting Lever Position Plus Position Zero Position Clearance between head and platen 1. Table 1-6.7 mm) LM RM TM Printable Area BM NOTE: Return the adjust lever to the zero position.1 Adjust Lever Setting The adjustment lever located on the right side (dark blue) under the printer cover needs to be set to the proper position according to the paper you print.) Also.12”) BM/min.54”) 3 mm (0. Figure 1-5.04 mm 1. if there is any dirt caused by friction on the way or wrinkled paper.12”) 3 mm (0.12”) Revision A 1.12”) 14 mm (0.28”) 3 mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0. Printable Area for Envelopes Chapter 1 Product Description 19 . Leaving the lever in the plus position may cause the printed image to have gaps on other media. after you finish printing on all media. (Refer to the Table 1-7.74 mm (+0.54”) 3 mm (0. 14 mm (0.12”) 14 mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0.3.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [Envelope] Table 1-6 and Figure 1-5 show the printable area for envelopes.2. this can be prevented by changing the lever position to rear position (marked with “+”) in spite of paper types.54”) 3 mm (0.12”) 3 mm (0. which is normal position.

25 1 .3 5 2 .2 1 9 .8 5 5 2 2 .2.2 3 8 .640> 19. 6 4 0 2 7 .640> 540 pages / A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern at 360 dpi) <Stylus Color 740> 900 pages / A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern at 360 dpi) 2 years (sealed in package) / 6 months (out of package) • Temperature .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.8 1 9 .5 mm (H) <Stylus Color 740> 27. but it returns to normal after 3 hours at room temperature.4 +/-0. 7 7 5 1 .5 mm (H) Total Ink Cartridge: 30 g Total Ink: 16.8 mm (W) X 52.1 g 1 8 .5 g Consumable Ink weight: more than 12..8 3 8 .5 Weight 2 6 .3 1 8 .7 5 1 .4 Ink Cartridge Specifications [Black Ink Cartridge] Table 1-8.5 Validity Environmental conditions fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .5 3 8 . 640 Exclusive Cartridge only for Stylus Color 740 Black <Stylus Color 440.3 fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 7 4 0 Figure 1-6. Black Cartridge Specifications Items Type Color Print Capacity Specifications Exclusive Cartridge for Stylus Color 440.8 mm (W) X 52.7 mm (D) X 38.Transit: -30°C~60°C (within 120 hours at 60°C and within a month at 40°C) • Humidity 5% to 85% (without condensation) Note: Ink freezes below -3°C.Packing storage: -30°C~40°C (within a month at 40 °C) . (25 °C) • Dimension <Stylus Color 440. Black Ink Cartridge Appearance Chapter 1 Product Description 20 .Storage: -20°C~40°C (within a month at 40 °C) .7 mm (D) X 38.

5% duty each colors) 2 years (sealed in package) / 6 months (out of package) • Temperature . 740 5 2 .9 3 8 .6 g/colors 4 1 .8 +/-0.2 Revision A Specifications Exclusive Cartridge for Stylus Color 440.5 g/colors Consumable Ink weight: more than 9.5 mm (H) Total Ink Cartridge: 67 g Total Ink: 12.Packing storage: -30°C~40°C (within a month at 40 °C) . 640.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [Color Ink Cartridge] Table 1-9.5 Weight Figure 1-7.Transit: -30°C~60°C (within 120 hours at 60°C and within a month at 40°C) • Humidity 5% to 85% (without condensation) Note: Ink freezes below -3°C.2 4 2 .4 4 3 . Color I/C Specifications Items Type Color Print Capacity Validity Environmental conditions CMY 300 pages / A4 (360 dpi.7 5 1 .9 mm (W) X 52.Storage: -20°C~40°C (within a month at 40 °C) . but it returns to normal after 3 hours at room temperature. Color Ink Cartridge Chapter 1 Product Description 21 . (25 °C) • Dimension 42.7 mm (D) X 38.

5 Environmental Condition   Resistance to shock Temperature       Operating: Operating :10 to 35 °C (Refer to Figure 1-8 for condition) Non-operating:-20 to 60 °C (with shipment container) 1G. Humidity (% RH) 80% 55% Guaranteed Area NOTE 4: Ink will be frozen less than -3°C environment. make sure that the head is capped.Z directions Non-operating:2G. Temperature / Humidity of Range Chapter 1 Product Description 22 .15G (Operating) Non-operating:0. turn the power on with installed ink cartridge and turn off the power after confirming that Power on operation is completed and the head is capped. 20% 10 50 27 35 ( C ) 80 95 ( F ) Figure 1-8. however it will be usable after placing it more than 3 hours at 25°C. NOTE 2:During the transport.Z directions (with shipment container) NOTE: 1 month at 40 °C and 120 hours at 60 °C  Humidity Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH (without condensation Refer to Figure 1-8 for condition) Non-operating: 5% ~ 85% RH (without condensation and with shipment container)  Resistance to vibration   Operating: 0.Y.50G (Non-Operating) NOTE 1:During non-operating. make sure that the head is capped and ink cartridge is installed to the printer. NOTE 3: If the head is not capped at the power-off state.Y. within 2 ms X. within 1 ms X.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.2.

0. (between AC line and chassis.15W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter pattern) Energy Star compliant 10M ohms min.000 pages (A4.950 with D3 FCC part 15 subpart B class B CSA C108.8 Safety Approvals [120V version] Safety standard UL1950 with D3 CSA22.5A) Approx.2. (between AC line and chassis.15W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter pattern) Energy Star compliant 10M ohms min. DC500V) AC1500 V rms.000 pages (A4.6 Electric Specification [120V version] [Rated voltage] [Input voltage range] [Rated frequency range] [Input frequency range] [Rated current [Power consumption] [Insulation Resistance] [Dielectric strength] AC120V AC99∼132V 50∼60Hz 49. Letter) Stylus Color 640: 25.2.4A (Max.5∼60. 1 minute or AC1200 Vrms. 1 minute (between AC line and chassis) EMI [220∼240V] Safety standard EMI EN 60950 (VDE.000 pages (A4.5Hz 0.2 No.8 class B [220∼240V version] [Rated voltage] [Input voltage range] [Rated frequency range] [Input frequency range] [Rated current] [Power consumption] [Insulation Resistance] [Dielectric strength] AC220V∼240V AC198∼264V 50∼60Hz 49. 1 second (between AC line and chassis) 1.NEMKO) EN55022 (CISPR Pub.5Hz 0.22) class B AS/NZS 3548 class B Chapter 1 Product Description 23 .2. Letter) Stylus Color 740: 75.5∼60.2 A (Max. Letter) [Print head life] Stylus Color 440: Stylus Color 640: Stylus Color 740: 2000 million dots/nozzle 2000 million dots/nozzle 4000 million dots/nozzle 1.7 Reliability [Total print volume] Stylus Color 440: 10.3A) Approx. DC 500 V) AC1000 V rms.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. 0.

740: Approximately 47 dB 1.9 Acoustic Noise Stylus Color 440: Approximately 45 dB Stylus Color 640.10 CE Marking [220∼240 V version] Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC:EN60950 EMC Directive 89/336/EEC :EN55022 Class B :EN61000-3-2 :EN61000-3-3 :EN50082-1 :IEC801-2 :IEC801-3 :IEC801-4 1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.2.2.11 Input Data Buffer 10 K byte (for Stylus Color 440) 32 K byte (for Stylus Color 640) 64 K byte (for Stylus Color 740) Chapter 1 Product Description 24 .2.

IEEE-1284 compatibility mode By /STOPBE pulse [Synchronization] BY BUSY and /ACKLG signal [Handshaking] TTL compatible level [Signal level] [Adaptable connector]57-30360 (amphenol) or equivalent BUSY signal is set high before setting either/ERROR low or PE high and held high until all these signals return to their inactive state. twist pair line is used and returning side is connected to signal GND. In case of these signals. Chapter 1 Product Description 25 . BUSY signal is at high level in the following cases.3 Interface This printer provides parallel interface as standard.         During data entry (see Data transmission timing) When input data buffer is full During -INIT signal is at low level or during hardware initialization During printer error (See /ERROR signal) /ERROR signal is at low level when the printer is in one of the following states.1 Parallel Interface (Forward Channel) [Transmission mode] 8 bit parallel. *1: Forward channel is the mode when the ordinary data such as an order to print is sent from the PC to the printer. Printer hardware error (fatal error) Paper-out error Paper-jam error Ink-out error PE signal is at high level during paper-out error. 1.3. 1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A See Table 1-10 in the following page which shows the signal and connector pin assignments for parallel interface (forward channel *1).

9K ohm resistor. Always at high level when the printer is powered on. Not used. This signal is a negative pulse indicating that the printer can again accept data.9K ohm resistor. The DATA0 through DATA7 signals represent data bits 0 to 7. A high signal indicates paper-out error. Read-in of data is performed at the falling edge of this pulse. Chapter 1 Product Description 26 . Parallel I/F Forward Channel Pin No. respectively. Each signal is at high level when data is logical 1 and low level when data is logical 0.34 /ERROR /SLIN Logic H +5V Chassis GND GND NC 29 30 ---------------- O I O O ------- Note) In and Out refer to the direction of signal flow from the printer’s point of view. The falling edge of a negative pulse or a low signal on this line causes the printer to initialize.33. Minimum 50 us pulse is necessary.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 1-10. Pulled up to +5V via 3. Chassis GND. Signal GND. 1 Signal Name /STROBE Return GND Pin 19 In/Out I Functional Description The strobe pulse. 2-9 DATA0-7 20-27 I 10 11 12 13 14 31 /ACKNLG BUSY PE SLCT /AFXT /INIT 28 29 28 28 30 30 O O O O I I 32 36 18 35 17 16. 19-30 15. Not connected. Pulled up to +5V via 3. A low signal indicates printer error condition. Not used. A high signal indicates that the printer cannot receive data.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A NOTE: The printer sends following device ID string when it is requested. PRINTER. *3: Reverse channel is the mode that any data is transferred from the printer to the PC. MDL value depends on the EEPROM setting. NOTE: MDL value depends on the EEPROM setting.3. Table 1-11.2 Parallel Interface (Reverse Channel) IEEE-1284 nibble mode Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification IEEE-1284 level 1 device TTL compatible level 57-30360 (amphenol) or equivalent [Adaptable connector] The printer responds affirmatively when [Extensibility request] the extensibility request values are 00H or 04H. 00H: Request Nibble Mode Reverse Channel Transfer. ESCPL2. Model name can be changed by changing a certain address in the EEPROM. 04H: Request device ID. [Transmission mode] [Synchronization] [Handshaking] [Data trans. Stylus[SP]Color[SP] 740. 3CH Contents Production Maker Command system Model name Class 1. Table 1-12 shows pin assignment for reverse channel (*3). Stylus[SP]Color[SP] 440. In these case of signals. that mean. timing] [Signal level] NOTE: [00H] denotes a hexadecimal value of zero. Return Data using Nibble Mode Rev Channel Transfer. Stylus[SP]Color[SP] 640.BDC. Details of Device ID 00H MGF CMD MDL CLS EPSON. twist pair line is used and returning side is connected to Signal GND. Chapter 1 Product Description 27 .

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Table 1-12. Parallel I/F Reverse Channel
Pin No. 1 Signal Name HostClk Return GND Pin 19 In/Out I Functional Description Host clock signal. The DATA0 through DATA7 signals represent data bits 0 to7, respectively. Each signal is at high level when data is logical 1 and low level when data is logical 0. These signals are used to transfer the 1284 extensibility request values to the printer. Printer clock signal. Printer busy signal and reverse channel transfer data bit 3 or 7. Acknowledge data request signal and reverse channel transfer data bit 2 or 6. X-flag signal and reverse channel transfer data bit 1 or 5. Host busy signal. Not used. Data available signal and reverse channel transfer data bit 0 or 4. 1284 Active Signal Pulled up to +5V via 3.9K ohm resister. Pulled up to +5V via 3.3K ohm resister. Chassis GND. Signal GND. Not connected.

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Data0-7

20-27

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10 11 12 13 14 31 32 36 18 35 17 16,33, 9-30 15,34

PrtClk PtrBusy, Data Bit-3,7 AckData Req, DataBit-2,6 Xflag, DataBit-1,5 HostBusy /INIT /DataAvail, DataBit-0,4 1284-Active Logic-H +5V Chassis GND GND NC

28 29 28 28 30 30 29 30 ----------------

O O O O I I O I O O -------

Note) In/Out refers to the direction of signal flow from the printer’s point of view.

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The following are the points to note when using the parallel Interface.

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NOTE 1:“Return GND pin” in the table means twist pair return and is used for all control signals except for Logic H,+5V, Chassis, GND and NC. In this twist pair return, returning side is connected to GND (16,33, 19-30 pin) for twist pair return. Also, these cables are shielded wires and it is effective to connect to each chassis GND in the PC and printer for electrostatic noise. NOTE 2:Conditions for Interface are based on TTL level. Rise and fall time should be within 0.2µs. NOTE 3:Refer to Figure 1-9 for transmission timing of each signals. NOTE 4:Do not perform data transmission ignoring /ACK or BUSY signal. (Perform the data transmission after confirming that / ACK and BUSY signals are Low.) NOTE 5:It is possible to perform the printing test including interface circuit without using equipment from outside when 8-bit data signal (20-27 pin) is set to appropriate word code and connect them forcefully to /ACK and /STRB.

Data

Byte Data n Thold

Byte Data n+1

/STROBE Tsetup Tstrb BUSY Tnext

Tready /ACKNLG

Tbusy

Treply

Tack

Tnbusy

Figure 1-9. Data Transmission Timing for Forward Channel Table 1-13. Maximum and Minimum Timing for Data Transmission
Parameter tsetup thold tstb tready tbusy tt-out* tt-in** treply tack tnbusy tnext Minimum 500ns 500ns 500ns 0 ------0 500ns 0 0 Maximum --------500ns 120ns 200ns --10us -----

* Rise and fall time of every output signal. ** Rise and fall time of every input signal. Typical timing for the tack parameter is shown below.

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Table 1-14. Typical Tack Timing
Parallel I/F Mode High speed Normal speed Typical Tack Timing 2us (for Stylus Color 440,640) 1us (only for Stylus Color 740) 4us (for Stylus Color 440,640) 3us (only for Stylus Color 740)

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Manual Selection: One of two interfaces can be selected by the default setting mode. Automatic Selection: The automatic interface selection is enabled by the default setting mode. In this automatic interface selection mode, the printer is initialized to the idle state scanning which interface receives data when it is powered on. Then the interface that receives data first is selected. When the host stops data transfer and the printer is in the stand-by state for the seconds, the printer is returned to the idle state. As long as the host sends data or the printer interface is busy state, the selected interface is let as it is.

Table 1-15. Signal level for TTL (IEEE-1284 level 1 device)
Parameters VOH* VOL* IOH* IOL CO VIH VIL IIH IIL CI Minimum ---0.5V --------0.8V ------Maximum 5.5V --0.32mA 12mA 50pF 2.0V --0.32mA 12mA 50pF VIH = 2.0V VIL = 0.8V VOH = 2.4V VOL = 0.4V COndition

Following explains conditions of other interfaces when a particular interface is selected. 

When the parallel interface is not selected, the interface gets into BUSY state. At this time, LH signal is set to “L”. That means blocking power supply and no responds from 1284. Therefore, it is necessary for the host, which requires Reverse transfer, to check LH state. When the serial interface is not selected, the interface sets the DTR signal MARK. When the printer is initialized or returned to the idle state, Parallel interface becomes the ready condition and DTR of serial interface becomes SPACE (Low) condition and reset off-line bit of Main Status Register (MNSTS)to, option interface.

NOTE: A low logic level on the Logic H signal is 2.0V or less when the printer is powered off and this signal is equal or exceeding 3.0V when the printer is powered on. The receiver shall provide an impedance equivalent to 7.5K ohm to ground. 



1.3.2.1 Prevention Hosts from Data Transfer time-out
Generally, hosts abandon data transfer to peripherals when a peripheral is in the busy state for dozens of seconds continuously. To prevent hosts this kind of time-out, the printer receives data very slowly, several bytes per minute, even if the printer is in busy state. This showdown is started when the rest of the input buffer becomes several hundreds of bytes. Finally, the printer is in the busy state continuously when the input buffer is full.

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1.3.3 Serial Interface (for Stylus Color 640, 740)
[Standard] [Synchronization] [Bit Rate] [Handshaking] [Word Format] Based on RS-423 Synchronous Approx.1800Kbps X-ON/X-OFF, DTR Protocol Data Bit= 8 bits Parity Bit= None Start Bit= 1 bit Stop Bit= 1 bit [Connector] 8-pin mini-circular connector [Recommended Cable]Apple System Peripheral-8 Cable Table 1-16. Pin Assignment
Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Signal Name SCLK CTS TXDSG RXDTXD+ DTR RXD+ I/O O I O I I O O I Clear To Send Transmit Data (-) (Signal Ground) Receive Data (-) Balanced Transmit Data (+) Data Terminal Ready Balanced Receive Data (+) Description Synchronous clock signal

1.3.3.1 USB Interface (Only for Stylus Color 740)
[Standard] Universal Serial Bus Specifications Rev. 1.0 Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Device Version 1.0 [Bit Rate] 12 M bps [Data Encoding] NRZI [Connector] USB Series B [Recommended Cable Length] 2 meters Table 1-18. Pin Assignment
Pin No. 1 2 3 4 Signal Name Vcc -Data +Data Ground I/O ---Bi-D Bi-D ---Description Cable power, Maxi. power consumption is 100 mA Data Data, pull up to +3.3 V via 1.5 K ohms resistor Cable Ground

Pin #2

Pin #1

Table 1-17. X-On/X-Off and DTR Status
State Busy Ready Buffer Space Less than 3072 bytes More than 5120 bytes X-ON/X-OFF Send X-OFF code Send X-ON code OFF ON DTR

Pin #3

Pin #4

Figure 1-10. USB Pin Assignment

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and AC power is supplied. Therefore. Figure 1-11 shows control panel of Stylus Color 440/640/740. 1. there are only 2 non-lock type push switches. (4) Ink Out (Color) Lights during no Color ink condition. 640 Stylus Color 740 Figure 1-11. 1 lock type push switch and 4 LEDs. and blinks during the Color ink low condition. (2) Paper out Lights during the paper-out condition.4.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. Control Panel Over Viewing Chapter 1 Product Description 32 . Paper Out LED Ink Out(Bk)LED Ink Out(CMY)LED Power LED Cleaning Switch Load/Eject Switch (Ink maintenance) Power on Switch Stylus Color 440. 640.1 Indicators (LEDs) (1) Power Lights when the operate switch is “ON”. (3) Ink Out (Black) Lights during no Black ink condition. and blinks during the paperjam condition.4 Control Panel Since Stylus Color 440. and blinks during the Black ink low condition. 740 does not require many buttons since printer driver can start various settings and motions.

When carriage is on the I/C replacement position. NOTE 2:The code pages for Stylus Color 440. [Stylus Color 740] Confirming all 3 LEDs are blinking. Panel Function with Power On Switch Load/Eject Cleaning Function 1) Starts the status print. EEPROM Reset Switch Function Resets the EEPROM. press down the Cleaning switch for 10 seconds.) Load/Eject (for 2 sec. Table 1-20. NOTE 5:Before you press the Load / Eject switch. be sure to enter the EEPROM reset mode. return the carriage to the capping position. [Stylus Color 440/640] Confirming the both LEDs are ON. both Bk and CMY ink LEDs come ON simultaneously. user can select some parameter and a character table by communicating with the printed list. Starts the printhead cleaning sequence. 1) Timer Counter (Power Off time) IC value 2. 1. You can reset the below addresses in a EEPROM by performing the EEPROM Reset operation. 2. NOTE 4:After you enter this EEPROM reset mode. Protection Counter value Even though you repeat the EEPROM reset operation. 1. Cleaning The following steps vary depending on the printer. go to Table 1-21.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 1-21.) (Used only for resetting the maintenance error. In case it’s in the ink low or ink out condition. C A U T IO N Load/Eject + Cleaning NOTE 1:You can check the 1) firmware version. 1. When the carriage is on the I/C replacement position. [Stylus Color 740] After 10 seconds. Table 1-19. NOTE 3:Since Stylus Color 740 have 2 specifications both the standard and NLSP version. 1. Starts the I/C replacement sequence. C A U T IO N Chapter 1 Product Description 33 . (*5) 1. release the Cleaning switch.) (*4) 2. Load/Eject. I/F selection returns to Auto 3.) Cleaning (within 2 sec. Panel Functions Switch Load/Eject (within 2 sec. Bk and CMY ink LEDs all blink simultaneously. The printer automatically starts initialization operation to reset the specified addresses in the EEPROM. 3. 640 are not opened. (*3) Enters the EEPROM Reset mode. 2. (*2) <Stylus Color 740> Enters the Default setting mode. 640> Changes the code page. return the carriage to the capping position. Loads or ejects a paper.2 Panel Functions Refer to Table 1-19 to Table 1-21. [Stylus Color 440/640] After 10 seconds. Wheater or not to permorm initialization depends on the power off time monitored by the timer IC. (The Load/Eject LED blinks for a few seconds. 2) protection counter and 3) nozzle check pattern by performing this function. it does not perform initialization but only resets the EEPROM addresses.) Function 1. referring to Table 1-20. (*1) <Stylus Color 440. C A U T IO N 1.) Cleaning (for 2 sec. The printer automatically starts initialization operation to reset the specified addresses in the EEPROM. release the Cleaning switch. While the Load/Eject LED is blinking (for about 2 seconds). starts the I/C replacement sequence.4.

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1.4.3 Printer Condition and Panel Status
Table 1-22 shows printer condition and panel status. Since the table shows various error status and also indicates printer status, it enables you to find appropriate repair ways.

Table 1-22. Printer Condition and LED Status
Printer Status Power on condition Ink Sequence mode I/C replacement mode Data processing Paper out Paper jam No I/C, Ink out (bk) Ink level low (bk) No I/C, Ink out (CMY) Ink level low (CMY) Enters the EEPROM Reset Maintenance Request Fatal Error Indicators Power --On Blink Blink Blink ------------Blink Blink Blink On Ink Out (Black) ----------Off On Blink ----Ink Out (CMY) ----------Off ----On Blink ON (for 3 seconds) Blink On Blink Blink Paper Out --------On Blink --------Priority 9 6 5 8 4 3 7 7 7 7 --2 1

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[Step 2] Even after the bubble absorbing ability described above stops, there is problem about entering bubbles as long as the ink cartridge is installed in the printer. However, if the ink cartridge which does not have absorbing ability any more is once removed from the printer, new coming bubbles into the cartridge will never disappear naturally. These bubbles may cause not only printing malfunction but also thickening ink. This thickened ink goes into the head and clogs ink path in the head or nozzle and may cause serious head damage. [Step 3] As standard specification for Stylus Color 400, ink consumption counter is reset when the ink cartridge is removed. If an ink cartridge is removed and re-installed unnecessarily the value on the ink consumption monitor which the user can check will be wrong and printer may keep printing even though the ink cartridge is installed empty. This may cause head damage.

1.5 Error Status
When following status occur, the printer goes to the error status and stops taking data, setting the /ERROR signal in the interface as “Low”, and Busy signal as “High”. At this time, the printer goes to non printable status. Refer to Section 1.4.3 for more details of LED Panel indicators during the various error status.

1.5.1 Ink Out
When the printer runs out the most part of the ink of any one color, it warns ink-low and keeps printing. When the printer runs out the whole ink of any one color, it stops printing and indicates ink-out error. User is requested to install a new ink-cartridge in this state. A ink-cartridge once taken out should never be used again. Re-installation of the cartridge not filled fully upsets the ink level detection and may cause a serious problem in the print head as a result.
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Never use the ink cartridge that has been removed.

1.5.2 Paper Out
When the printer fails to load a sheet after power on operation including timer-cleaning is done and Load/Eject button on the FF command or operation panel is pressed, it goes into a paper out error.

The following explains the warning sign above. [Step 1] After the cartridge is once taken out, bubbles come in from the ink supply hole located at the top of cartridge and are absorbed into the head during printing. AS a result, the head is unable to discharge ink properly. Also, inevitable entry of bubbles created during installation of a new ink cartridge can be absorbed to ink itself since the ink in the cartridge is deaerated during the production process. However, this ability for absorption can last only about one hour after the cartridge is installed.

1.5.3 Paper Jam
When the printer fails to eject a sheet even after feeding motion is completed or Load/Eject button on the FF command or operation panel is pressed, it goes into a paper jam error.

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1.5.4 No Ink-Cartridge
Following reasons can be the causes when printer goes this error mode. 1. When the printer is turned on for the first time. (This is a normal error state and it returns to the normal state after installing an ink cartridge according to the ink cartridge exchange operation.) 2. Ink cartridge exchange operation is done correctly. After the position of carriage is moved by exchange operation, if the cleaning switch is pushed without installing ink cartridge or if the carriage returns to the home-position automatically without doing any operation, it is considered as handling mistake. However, it returns to normal state by performing ink exchange operation again and installing cartridge correctly. 3. If “No ink-cartridge error” appears even after the ink cartridge is installed, the printer must be something wrong and around the sensor area in the carriage need to be repaired. 4. If sometimes printer can print normally but also sometimes “No inkcartridge error” appears, the printer must be something wrong. (Same reason as above)

1.5.5 Maintenance Request
When the total quantity of ink wasted through the cleanings and flushing reaches to the limit, printer indicates this error and stops. The absorber in the printer enclosure is needed to be replaced with new one by a service person. The ink quantity that is absorbed by the absorber (waste ink pad) is monitored by the software counter as “total ink counter”. This counter is added by point system and absorber’s maximum ability is set at the following reference value. Stylus Color 440 Maximum Counter Point: Stylus Color 640 Maximum Counter Point: Stylus Color 740 Maximum Counter Point: 21000 Point 19800 Point 40900 Point

NOTE: Since 1 point of counter point equals 0.02 ml, the actual ink amount becomes;
Stylus Color 440 Maximum Ink Capacity: Stylus Color 640 Maximum Ink Capacity: Stylus Color 740 Maximum Ink Capacity: 420 ml 396 ml 818 ml

1.5.6 Fatal Errors
When the printer detects fatal errors such as carriage control error or CG access error, it enters a fatal error mode, as described below. 1) Carriage control Error: 

  
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1.6 Printer Initialization
Stylus Color 440, 640, 740 have three kinds of initialization methods. Following explains each initialization. [1.Power-on initialization] This printer is initialized when turning the printer power on, or printer recognized the cold-reset command (remote RS command). When printer is initialized, following action is performed. (a) Initializes printer mechanism. (b) Clears input data buffer. (c) Clears print buffer. (d) Sets default values. [2.Operator initialization] This printer is initialized when turning the printer power on again within 10 seconds from last power off, or printer recognize the /INIT signal (negative pulse) of parallel interface. When printer is initialized, following action is performed. (a) Cap the printer head. (b) Eject a paper. (c) Clears input data buffer. (d) Clears print buffer. (e) Sets default values. [3. Software initialization] The ESC@ command also initialize the printer. When printer is initialized, following action is performed. (a) Clears print buffer. (b) Sets default values.

1.7 Initialization Settings
Stylus Color 440, 640, 740 initializes following settings when the initialization is performed. Also, if the user changes the settings in the Panel setting mode, Default setting or Remote command setting, values or settings which are possible to be stored are initialized as initialization settings. 

    

Page position: Line spacing:

Page heading location for current page 1/6 inch

Right margin position: 80 lines Left margin position: First line Character pitch: Printing mode: 10CPI Text mode (Not Raster graphics mode)

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Chapter 1 Product Description 38 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. 740 have following major units. one of the major characteristics of Stylus Color 440.8 Main Components Stylus Color 440. and Stylus Photo. Each unit from 2) to 5) are simply explained below: 1) Upper Case 2) Printer Mechanism 3) Main Control Board Stylus Color 440:C206 Main-B Board. this change-over control is done by the distinction between turning direction of PF/Pump motor and position of present carriage unit. 600. Also. another major characteristic is that printhead is on unit combining black and color. In stead. 640.1 Printer Mechanism Like the previous printer mechanism such as for Stylus Color 400. 640. Also. 740 is that the printers have no Engage/Disengage mechanism to change between the pump mechanism and paper feeding mechanism.8. it is one of the major characteristics that the bottom of the Printer mechanism serves as the Lower case at the same time. C255 Main Board Stylus Color 640:C256 Main Board Stylus Color 740:C257 Main Board 4) Power Supply Board Stylus Color 440:C206 PSB/PSE Board Stylus Color 640:C206 PSB/PSE Board Stylus Color 740:C257 PSB/PSE Board 5) Control Panel Board Stylus Color 440:C206 PNL Board Stylus Color 640:C206 PNL Board Stylus Color 740:C209 PNL Board 1.

IC 1 6 (P -R O M ) C N 2 C N 1 IC 1 (C P U ) C N 7 C N 1 0 C N 6 C N 8 IC 6 B a tt 1 C N 3 C N 5 C N 4 C N 1 1 IC 3 (P -R O M ) IC 1 5 (C R ) IC 1 4 (P F ) IC 7 (H e a d ) E E P R O M (IC 1 1 ) Q 7 .8.8.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.Q 9 (H e a d ) IC 2 ( A s ic ) IC 5 (4 M D -R A M ) Figure 1-13. This board will be changed to new board called C255 Main board. IC 1 5 (C R ) IC 1 4 (P F ) C N 1 IC 1 (C P U ) C N 7 C N 1 0 C N 8 C N 6 B a tt 1 C N 3 C N 5 C N 4 C N 1 1 1.Q 9 (H e a d ) IC 7 (H e a d ) IC 2 ( A s ic ) IC 4 (4 M D -R A M ) Q 7 . C256 Main Board Major Electric Elements Figure 1-12. C206 Main-B Major Electric Elements Chapter 1 Product Description 39 .3 C256 Main Board (Stylus Color 640) C256 Main board controls Stylus Color 640 and consists of following major electric elements.2 C206 Main-B Board (Stylus Color 440) C206 Main-B board controls Stylus Color 440 and consists of following major electric elements.

4 C257 Main Board (Stylus Color 740) C257 Main board controls Stylus Color 640 and consists of following major electric elements. 1. Also.5 Power Supply Board C206 PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 440. 740. a switching regulator method is used and supplies stable logic and power voltages constantly.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.8. 640) C257 PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 740) In the electric boards for Stylus Color 440. 640. since this C206/C257 PSB board ha secondly type switch for its circuit system.8. Using this time difference. it prevents thickened ink from attaching around the nozzle plate by transferring the head to cap position. Q1(FET) Fuse(F1) Trans(T1) IC 1 4 (H e a d ) C N 9 C N 7 IC 6 ( C G :o n ly fo r N L S P ) IC 3 (P -R O M ) C N 3 C N 2 C N 1 C N 3 C N 5 IC 4 (4 M IC 5 D R A M x 2 ) C N 4 C N 1 1 H T 1 IC 1 5 B a tt 1 (R e g u ra to r) IC 1 2 IC 1 3 ( P F D r iv e ) C N 8 IC 1 1 (C R ) IC 1 (C P U ) IC 2 ( A s ic ) IC 7 (E E P R O M ) C51 Figure 1-14. C257 Main Board Major Electric Elements CN1 PC1 CN2 Filter(L1) C11 IC51 Figure 1-15. it is possible to keep supplying electricity to the C206main-B/C255/C256/C257 main control board for 30 seconds even after the power switch is turned off. C206/C257 PSB/PSE Board Major Electric Elements Chapter 1 Product Description 40 . even when mis-operation is done by the user such as turning off the power during the middle of printing work.

C209 PNL Board Figure 1-16.7 C209 PNL Board (Stylus Color 740) Panel board (C209 PNL board) is located in the panel case where is in the right bottom of the front printer and consists of 3 switches. 640) Panel board (C206 PNL board) is located in the panel case where is in the right bottom of the front printer and consists of 3 switches.6 C206 PNL Board (Stylus Color 440. 4 LEDs and 1 connector.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. 4 LEDs and 1 connector. C206 PNL Board Chapter 1 Product Description 41 . 1.8. LED0 LED4 LED1 LED2 SW2 LED0 SW2 LED1 LED2 SW0 SW1 SW0 SW1 CN1 LED4 Figure 1-17.8.

  OPERATING PRINCIPLES .

1 Overview This section describes the operating principles of the printer mechanism and the electric circuit board. Main: C256 Main Board Power Supply: C206 PSB.PSE Board Panel: C206 PNL Board Electronic Boards for Stylus Color 640 are.PSE Board Panel: C209 PNL Board Chapter 2 Operating Principles 43 .PSE Board Panel: C206 PNL Board Electronic Boards for Stylus Color 740 are.    Electronic Boards for Stylus Color 440 are. Main: C206 Main-B. Main: C257 Main Board Power Supply: C257 PSB.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. C255 Main Board Power Supply: C206 PSB.

On the other hand. Carriage Unit (Print Head Unit) PF Roller Drive    Stylus Color 440: Black Nozzle: 64 nozzles(90 dpi x 2 rows in staggered) CMY Nozzle: 21 nozzles/colors(90 dpi x 1 row) Stylus Color 640: Black Nozzle: 64 nozzles(90 dpi x 2 rows in staggered) CMY Nozzle: 32 nozzles/colors(90 dpi x 1 row) Stylus Color 740: Black Nozzle: 144 nozzles(120 dpi x 3 rows in staggered) CMY Nozzle: 48 nozzles/colors(120 dpi x 1 row) Hopper Drive Timing Belt Paper Load Trigger Lever Pump Position Pump Drive Paper Feed Motor Among these printers. Carriage Motor Figure 2-1. Also. the Stylus Color 640 and 740 can print 1440 (H) x 720(V) resolution like Stylus Color 800 and Pro5000. Photo 700. 600. Printer Mechanism Block Diagram Chapter 2 Operating Principles 44 .1. Photo EX. this control is done by the turning direction of paper feed/pump motor and position of the carriage at that time. In stead. The followings indicate the nozzle configurations of these 3 models. the printer mechanism of Stylus Color 440/640/740 does not have an exclusive mechanism to change over paper feeding and pumping operation. Photo. the print heads of these printers combine the black and CMY heads in one unit.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. Figure 2-1 in the in the right column shows the outline of the printer mechanism. the Stylus Color 440 can print real 720 dpi(720 (H) x 720(V)) resolution like Stylus Pro XL.1 Printer Mechanism Like previous EPSON Ink Jet printers such as Stylus Color 400.

or the printer mechanism.(However. Print Head Sectional Drawing Chapter 2 Operating Principles 45 . and make the ink discharge from each nozzle located on the nozzle plate.1.640 I/C Sensor's actuator Stylus Color 740 (Ink Cartridge) Needle  PZT PZT is an abbreviation of Piezo Electric Element. control board. In order to prevent this.1 Printing Mechanism Basic principles of the print head which plays major role of printing mechanism is the same as previous models. on demand type MACH head method. 200 automatic correction type. Then. it is necessary to input the VH value written on the side of print head by using exclusive program when you replace print head.1. Filter When the ink cartridge is installed. the PZT pushes the top cavity which has ink stored. there is a great possibility of causing nozzle clog and disturbance of ink flow and finally causing alignment failure and dot-missing. which is called “cavity” until PZT is driven. 820. PZT Filter Nozzle Plate    Cavity Figure 2-2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. Cavity Set Ink which is absorbed from ink cartridge go through the filter and will be stored temporarily in this tank. but there is some difference in the resolution. if any dirt or dust around the cartridge needles are absorbed into the head inside.) Following explains print head. in order to fix the dispersion of mufti layer piezo electric element which is used for driving each nozzles. there are no resistor array to decide the VH voltage on the main control board. filter is set at cartridge needle below and ink is once filtered here. Nozzle Selector Board I/C Sensor's actuator Stylus Color 440. unlike Stylus Color IIs. Print signal from the PSB/PSE board is sent through the driver board on the print head unit and to the PZT. Nozzle Plate The board with nozzle holes on the printer head surface is called Nozzle Plate. (Refer to figure1-1) Also.

(Refer to Figure 2-3.) Nozzle Nozzle Plate Figure 2-3. Ejecting State: When the print signal is output from the C206 main-B/C255/C256/ C257 main board. Normal State: When the print signal is not output. Print Head Normal State Figure 2-4. ink that is stored in the cavity pops out from nozzles. IC (IR2C72C:Nozzle Selector) located on the Print head unit latches the data once by 1-byte unit. Appropriate PZT latched by nozzle selector is pushed into the cavity by applying common voltage from the main board. Ink Course PZT Cavity 1. By this operation. Print Head Ejecting State Chapter 2 Operating Principles 46 .1.) 2. (Refer to figure 2-4.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.2 Printing Process Following figures show the sectional drawings of normal state and ejecting state of the printhead. PTZ also does not move in the waiting state (normal state).1.

2-2 phase drive 1 A 3 /A Rotor 2 B Table 2-2. 200-pole.1-2 phase drive* W1-2. ink exchange and cleaning operations. 2-2. such as paper feeding. and by 2-2 phase 1-2 phase. 2-2 phase drive 4W1-2.1-2 phase drive* W1-2. stepping motor and is driven by 1-2 phase.3 Carriage Mechanism Carriage mechanism is to drive the carriage with print head mounted from left to right or vice versa. 2-2 phase drive 4 /B Figure 2-5. 2-2 phase drive W1-2. 2-2 phase drive W1-2. 2-2 phase drive W1-2. 2-2 phase drive W1-2. 2-2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.1. 2W1-2 phase and 4W1-2 phase drive method for Stylus Color 740. ink absorbing. Carriage Motor Specifications Items Motor type Drive voltage Range Internal coil resistance Driving Speed(frequency) Range[csp(Hz)] Control method 42VDC ± 5% 7.1. 2-2 phase drive 2W1-2. This stepping motor allows the carriage to move freely to the particular positions which is necessary for various operation. 460. 640) Printing mode High Speed Skip Normal Printing Capping Wiping Cap (Valve Release) Withdrawal of cap Drive Speed [CPS] 340 200 80 40 20 5 Drive frequency [PPS] 4080 2400 960 480 240 60 Drive method W1-2. 2-2 phase drive 2W1-2. W1-2 phase. flashing. The carriage drive motor in these printers are a 4-phase. 2-2 phase drive 4W1-2.8 Ohms ± 10%(per phase under 25 °C environment) 5(60)∼340(4080) Bi-Pola Drive Description 4-Phase/200-pole Stepping motor Table 2-3. CR (PF) Motor Internal Circuit Diagram Chapter 2 Operating Principles 47 . 2-2 phase and W1-2 phase drive method for Stylus Color 440. The tables below show carriage motor specifications and motor controls at each mode. Table 2-1. Motor Control at Each Modes (Stylus Color 740) Printing mode High Speed Skip Normal Printing Capping Wiping Cap (Valve Release) Withdrawal of cap Drive Speed [CPS] 340 200 80 40 20 5 Drive frequency [PPS] 4080 2400 960 480 240 60 Drive method W1-2. Motor Control at Each Modes (Stylus Color 440.

then carriage lock will be performed. After Eject the paper: After Load/Eject button is pressed and the paper is ejected.) Carriage Motor Paper Feed Motor Carriage home position Sensor PF Roller Timing Belt Carriage Unit Eject Roller Paper guide(Front) Front Side Rear Side Parallelism Adjust Lever   Fixing Bush After Power OFF operation: If the power is turned off on the way of printing or any other performance. the nozzle will be unable to discharge ink. After power ON operation: After power is turned on and automatic P-On Cleaning is performed. Revision A according to the printing result or any other environmental conditions such as paper curl. using a tilt adjustment mechanism. It is possible to vary the space between platen surface and print head by rotating the shafts of the carriage guide shaft which itself is decentralized. Carriage Guide Shaft Figure 2-6. if the paper is loaded to the printer inside by Load/Eject button.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 See Figure 2-6 which shows the carriage mechanism. Carriage lock mechanism is to prevent the carriage from being left at an uncapped position for a long time because of vibration during the printer transport or mishandling by the users. adjusts parallelism between the platen and shaft when the shaft is installed to the printer mechanism. the printer performs carriage lock and goes to standby state. moving PG adjustment lever changes space between the platen surface and the print head surface to one of two possibilities: either 1.74mm. ink on the print head surface gradually becomes thick. As a result. Carriage Mechanism (Top view) The printhead. This is the mechanism that the user can use to adjust the appropriate PG value  Chapter 2 Operating Principles 48 . In order to prevent this. P-On Cleaning is an automatic head cleaning that is performed when the power is turned on. the printer does not perform carriage lock operation. this printhead maintains the printhead tilt in a flexible and adjustable structure. To make matters worse. with the operation of PG lever. a core of the printing mechanism. the holes (crater) of nozzle may be completely clogged by the thick ink and it may not be able to return to the normal condition just by cleaning operation. The timer IC always calculates printer’s power OFF time by the power of lithium battery mounted on the C206 Main-B/C255/C256/C257 Main board. Also. P-on cleaning function automatically selects the cleaning level according to the time which the printer is not in used. After this adjustment is completed. If the carriage is left uncapped for long time. When the adjustment lever is moved up and down. printer goes to carriage lock state at the following conditions. the parallelism adjustment lever. However.04 mm or 1. is stored in the carriage unit. if the data is not input. carriage lock will be performed in the end after completing initialize operation. (See the following page. mounted on the left and right sides of the carriage guide shaft.

04mm between head and platen) 0. Parallel adjustment should be done when the serviceman mounts the carriage guide shaft on the printer mechanism during the production process or repair service. 640 and at 2W1-2.4 Paper Feed Mechanism and Pump Mechanism Mechanisms that send the paper in the hopper to inside the printer and perform constant paper feed in order to perform printing on the sent paper are called paper feed mechanism as generic name.04 mm. Table 2-5. Platen Gap Adjust Lever Setting Paper All Media If you find any print problems Lever Position Front Rear PG adjustment value 0 mm (1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 2.7mm (1.8hms ± 10%(per 1 phase under 25°C environment) 100-3240 Hz Bi-Pola Drive Chapter 2 Operating Principles 49 . 1-2 phase drive method for Stylus Color 440. This motor is not only used as a power source for paper feed mechanism but also used as power source of pump mechanism which is necessary for print head cleaning. Table 2-4. 640) Item Motor type Drive voltage Coil Resistance Drive frequency [Hz] Control method 42VDC ± 5% 7 Ohms ± 10%(per 1 phase under 25°C environment) 100-1990 Hz Bi-Pola Drive Description 4-phase/48-pole Stepping motor It is a major premise that parallel adjustment is done correctly for the space between head and platen (PG adjustment value above) which can be changed by platen gap adjustment.07mm between head and platen) Revision A 2. it becomes possible to use high speed driver or intermittent drive for the various paper feeds and pump operations such as paper feed. high and low speed absorption of pump operations. In the Stylus Color 440/640/740. Table 2-6.1 Platen Gap Adjust Mechanism and Parallel adjustment Mechanism This mechanism can be set by the users and can prevent various problems related to low image density or print with any dirt by changing the positions of PG lever according to the paper types.1. PF Motor Specifications (Stylus Color 740) Motor type Drive voltage Coil Resistance Drive frequency [Hz] Control method 4-phase/200-pole Stepping motor 42VDC ± 5% 8. W1-2. In the adjustment.1. By using this pulse motor. Following tables show PF motor specifications and control method at each mode.1. 4 phase hybrid type pulse motor is used in the PF motor as a motive power motor as a motive power of the paper mechanism and driving is done at 2-2. slight paper feed.1.3. 1-2 and 2-2 phase drive method for Stylus Color 740. the space between parallel adjustment lever and gage should be 1. PF Motor Specifications (Stylus Color 440.

2) 1) D-Cut Roller Pintch Roller Hopper CAM Hopper spring Return Lever Pad Pad spring 2) In the paper pick up mechanism of Stylus Color 440/640/740. PF motor rotates clockwise and the printer goes to pick up sequence. Unlike the previous models. Photo EX are applied. the return lever is pushed by the notch of CAM and falls towards 2. ASF Unit Operation Chapter 2 Operating Principles 50 . Multi-feed prevention mechanism] When the Load/Eject button is pressed. [1. the return lever moves to direction 3 by this motion. [Step 3] When the CAM rotates toward 1 in the figure above. After this. Refer to the figure above and confirm its operation. [Step 4] The papers which are out of stand by position by the previous paper feed motion are returned to the paper stand by position by flip over strength of return lever. being monitored by ASF sensor. PF motor rotates counterclockwise and makes the CAM rotate towards direction of 1 in the figure above. reversed rotation of PF motor is performed.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Papers on the ASF (auto-sheet-feeder) supplied by the user are carried to the printer inside by paper pick up sequence. that position is considered as home position. [Step 2] When the CAM covers the notch by the return lever. Revision A [Step 1] When the load/Eject switch is pressed or printing order is input from the PC. friction of pinch roller and pad will be canceled. [Standby state] [Returning state] Figure 2-7. ASF of Stylus Color 440/640/740 has mufti feed prevention mechanism. At this time. Photo. same mechanism as Stylus Color 400. At this time. The return lever resets papers which are already in the out of stand by position in the stand by position and make it possible to perform stable paper feeding by picking up the paper again. 600. and push down the pad which is waiting in the below part. This mechanism changes adjoined lines of gear by colliding trigger lever with carriage unit and convey the motive power on the platen to the ASF side (paper roller). The figure below shows mechanism with explanation. Following explains this function and figure below shows its mechanism. Following explains process of multi-feed prevention step by step.

The eject roller is driven with an eject paper notched roller as pair where is located on the paper eject roller. For an unique point. The papers picked up by paper roller in the ASF goes to between platen and roller support. Also. the eject roller pushes out the paper completely until the end and the roller support drops the paper in the eject tray. When the carriage collides with this trigger level. ASF Roller Drive Gear Paper Pick Up Trigger Lever Eject Roller Drive Gear [Previous] Paper Print Head Eject Notched Roller Support Roller Planetary Gear Eject Roller Transmission Gear Eject Roller ASF Roller Transmission Gear Platen Roller Drive Gear PF Motor Pinion Gear Platen Roller Transmission Gear PF Roller Bottom Margin 3 mm Platen Touch on the print head surface. the securing angle of Eject Notched Roller has been changed by 5 degrees compared with the previous products.740] 5 degrees Figure 2-8. Paper Pick up Mechanism [3. the bottom margins of these printers are expanded from 14 mm to 3 mm.640. Due to this change. Steady Figure 2-9. they are sent to the printer inside. Revision A Paper eject notched roller solves the deflection of paper that is in the between platen eject notched roller and paper eject roller and always keep a certain space between print head and paper surface. [Stylus Color 440. Paper feed mechanism] After papers in the ASF receive controls from pick up and multi feed prevention mechanism. Paper pick up mechanism] When the Load/Eject switch is pressed or printing order is input. a planetary gear located on the same axis is also pushed at the same time and conveys the motive power on the platen to the adjoined gear line side for ASF drive.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [2. the carriage unit moves until the left edge and collides with paper pick up trigger lever. Paper Feed Mechanism Chapter 2 Operating Principles 51 .

Also.1. 4)waste ink absorber and 5)ink sequence. Out of these mechanism.1. unlike previous models.5 Ink System Ink system mechanism consists of 1)cap mechanism. Printable Area 2976 dot(360-dpi) G F E D C B A A: Dummy Pumping Position(CRHP) B: Ink Dischage Position C: Flashing Position D: Wiping Complete/Rubbing start Position E: I/C Replacement Position F: ASF Pick up Position PF Roller Drive Gear Eject Roller Drive Gear Eject Roller TransmissionGear Carriage Lock Lever Cleaner Blade PF(Pump) Motor Pinion Gear Figure 2-11. 2)pump mechanism. since Stylus Color 440/640/740 has no engage/ disengage mechanism to change over pump mechanism and paper feed mechanism. from 1) to 4) are physical mechanism and parts which are mounted on the printer mechanism and 5) ink sequence is performed automatically by firmware. Ink System Mechanism Chapter 2 Operating Principles 52 . Major Ink Sequence Position on Carriage Working Area Pump Roller Cap Unit Figure 2-10. The figure below shows head positions when the ink system and various ink sequence are performed.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. it is one of the major characteristics that pump and platen are always at work whenever the PF motor is driven. carriage lock mechanism.

1. Axis of Paper Eject Roller Gear B Gear A Gear C Compression Spring Actually. whenever the paper feed/pump motor rotate. In the figure above. This motive power is conveyed to the Gear C through the Gear B.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. if the lever is burdened. The process of conveying the motive power to the paper eject roller by rotating the pinion of PF motor is descried in figure 2-10. Therefore. these parts are one unit. even if the pump driver rotates toward ink absorption and the carriage position is in the false absorption position. Pump Mechanism Power Transmission Process Chapter 2 Operating Principles 53 . it is constructed as one unit. carriage lock. there is no switch or mechanism to change over the pump/paper feed mechanism.1. See Figure 1-12. However.6 Pump. pump drive roller in the pump unit inside rotates. only driving in the pump mechanism is performed and actual ink attraction is not done. only Gear C and pump roller rotate and no more motive power is conveyed to the lever part. head cleaner mechanism is shown separately. although the lever in order to drive Gear C. ink absorption/non ink absorption are separated by the roller rotational direction. Pump Drive Roller Figure 2-12. Since the engagement of these two parts depends on the tension of the compression spring. Carriage Lock. Figure 5-2 shows process of conveying motive power to the pump drive roller. Also. Head Cleaner Mechanism In the Stylus Color 440/640/740.

ink is popped out by the PZT in the print head. Tube pressured Tube released Figure 2-13.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 The table below shows PF/Pump motor rotational direction and pump system operation. Table 2-7. Relationship between Pump Motor Rotation and it’s Work PF/Pump motor rotational direction Clockwise (CW) forward rotation Counterclockwise (CCW) backward rotation Pump unit operation 1)Release from the Pump pressure welding 2)Head cleaner reset 3)Carriage lock reset 1)Rotation towards pump pressure welding 2)Head cleaner set 3)Carriage lock set Revision A CW Rotation CCW Rotation Refer to Figure 1-13 in the right column which shows the pump operations at clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. Pump Roller Rotation and it’s Operation Chapter 2 Operating Principles 54 . ink in the ink cartridge drains to the waste ink absorber(pad) through the cap by the pump unit drive. The next page explains cap mechanism and relation between printer operation and cap. ink absorption is performed only by the pump drive without PZT drive after the head surface is adhered to the cap. flushing and initial ink charge except for printing operation. In the ink absorptive operation such as cleaning. In case of printing and flashing drive. but in case of absorptive operation such as cleaning and initial ink charge.

there are two valves in order to control adhesion of head and cap surface.1. in the printable area or paper feed position). negative pressure is released in the state that head surface and cap are adhered. the carriage collides with flag. This makes it possible for ink on the nozzle plate surface to be ready for leaving from the cap in the stable condition.1. in the bottom of absorber. by moving the carriage to further right side and colliding the flag for opening the valves with the frame. in order to prevent ink from being thickened on the head surface. the valves on the cap mechanism stays in the position A in the figure above and are always closed. it is controlled that the head surface stays adherent to the rubber frame of the cap surface when the power is off. Revision A A Flag for Carriage B Ink Eject Valve Negative pressure Valve Close state Release state Flag for frame Figure 2-14.6. The absorber is spread in the cap and can hold a certain amount of ink which is absorbed from the head without draining it to the waste ink pad. Cap Mechanism and Operation Principle Chapter 2 Operating Principles 55 . In this condition.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 2. actual ink absorption and slight ink absorption are performed. Also. and one exit to drain ink to the waste ink pad. Also.1 Cap Mechanism In the cap mechanism. If the carriage is out of HP (in this case.

Main Board Power Supply: C206 PSB. Thermistor Print Head Head Drive Board Figure 2-15. 640. Main: C257 Main. Main: C206 Main-B.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.2 Electrical Circuit Operating Principles Stylus Color 440/640/740 contains the following three electric circuit boards. 740 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 56 . Main Board Power Supply: C257 PSB.PSE Board Panel: C206 PNL Board Electronic Boards for Stylus Color 740 are. C206 PSB/PSE Board C257 PSB/PSE Board +5 V DC C206 Main-B C255 Main C256 Main C257 Main 12 11 10 9    1 2 3 Electronic Boards for Stylus Color 440 are.PSE Board Panel: C206 PNL Board Electronic Boards for Stylus Color 640 are.PSE Board Panel: C209 PNL Board AC Input +42 V DC 8 7 6 5 4 C DC VD 42 +5 V + CRHP Sensor INK END counter and P-off time counter CR Motor PE Sensor V +5 C206 PNL C209 PNL DC LED PF MOTOR (Pump Motor) BCO/CCO Sensor ASF Lever Position Sensor Refer to Figure 2-15 for the major connection of the 3 boards and their roles. Main: C256 Main. C255 Main Board Power Supply: C206 PSB. Electric Circuit of Stylus Color 440.

640. The process from the input of AC voltage to the output of 42 V DC and 5 V is explained in the following pages.1 C206 PSB/PSE and C257 PSB/PSE Power Supply Board (for Stylus Color 440.87 PSC Signal from Main board IC51 +5V Regulator +42VDC Line Over Voltage Limitation ZD81-86. 2. the possibility of clogging ink nozzle will be decreased.Q3. The table below shows application of voltages generated by C206 PSB/PSE board. Application of DC Voltage Voltage +42VDC Application CR Motor PF/Pump Motor Head driving power supply Power supply for logic control System control signal Sensor circuit power supply voltage LED panel drive power supply Nozzle selector control signal power supply voltage AC Input TRANS(T1) C11 Smoothing Circuit Q1 Main Switching Circuit Q2. the following difference can be seen as superficial phenomena compared with products applied with primary switch method. +42 VDC +5 VDC ZD53 +5VDC Line Over Voltage Limitation ZD52.Q84 Power Drop Delay Circuit PC1 Photo Coupler 2. but the +5V regulator ICs which create steady +5V are different. C206/C257PSB. Table 2-8. which generates +42VDC for drive part and +5VDC for logic part to drive the printer. 1. These boards are power supply board with a RCC switching regulator. Even if the switch is turned off during the middle of printer operation.2. the same operation mentioned above is performed and the driving power is turned off after the paper is completely ejected. such as Stylus Color IIs. II and Stylus 800/1000 series printer. since the driving power is turned off after the carriage goes back to the carriage lock position. PSE Board Block Diagram Chapter 2 Operating Principles 57 . By using this switch.ZD51 +42VDC Line Constant Control C51 Smoothing Circuit D51 ZD90 +42VDC Lin Drop Limitation Circuit C84. One of the major characteristic of this board is that the same secondary switch is used as Stylus Color series printer. 740) There are 2 types of power supply boards for Stylus Color 440/640/740. The main components of the boards are the same. If the switch is turned off when the papers in the printer are still being carried except for the papers in the hopper.Q31 Abnormal Feed back circuit Over Current Protection F1 Filter Circiut L1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure 2-16 shows block diagram of C206 PSB/PSE board.R1-2 C1-C4 Full Wave Rectifier circuit DB1 +5VDC Figure 2-16.

forming the standard santooth wave form by the outer RC integration circuit. 2) The AC is full-wave rectified by diode bridge DB1. and eliminate the noise from outside here. Revision A The C206 PSB/PSE board has various control circuits to stop output if malfunction on the power supply board. the voltage is always applied in the primary side of the power supply board from the moment or at the state that AC-plug is plugged in. Following explains each control and protection circuits. This circuit shuts down the circuit operation forcefully when the voltage level drops +36V. and converted to 2 x AC in voltage by smoothing electrolytic capacitor C11. This information is input to the internal comparator and stabilizes +5V line. L1 and R1-R2 also prevent high harmonic wave noise generated in the RC circuit filter which consist of C1∼C4 and R1∼R2 from going out. which also monitors the output voltage. +42VDC Line Over voltage Circuit: This circuit is in the same line as +5V line over voltage protection circuit is located. F1 plays a role of preventing AC100V from coming into the F1.   +42V Line Constant Voltage Control Circuit: The output level of the +42V line is monitored by a detection circuit consisting of seven Zener diodes. on the main board or on the duty of printer mechanism happen. the energy charged in the T1 is opened according to the diode(D51) direction which is installed on the secondary side. +5V Line Constant Voltage/Constant Current Control Circuit: The output current is monitored by a +5VDC generation switching control IC(IC51). This circuit prevents voltage from dropping for constant output voltage. At this time. The output level is monitored by two Zener diodes. the voltage which makes the Q1 On becomes weak gradually. the energy(current) led by the electromagnetic induction through the trans (T1) does not flow to the secondary side since the diode(D51) on the secondary side is installed in the opposite direction.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 1) Regardless of the state of power switch (On or OFF). Basically. At the point that this voltage drops at the certain voltage. 7) +5VDC is generated by pressured down this +42VDC as power supply. If the voltage level exceeds +48VDC. C13 absorbs the current in the opposite direction and Q1 is quickly shut off by the resulting sharp drop. The output voltage level of the +42V line is monitored by a Zener diode. 3) The pressured up direct current makes Q1 On through the starting resistor R31 and starts the primary side of the circuit. 42 V DC is output by these circuit operations and the number of T1 spiral coil. 5) When the energy which is charged in the trans is reaching the saturated state. 4) When the primary side is On state. Operation of the secondary side switch is explained in the following page. IC51 pressures down the +42VDC and generates precise +5VDC by chopping off the output. This circuit shuts down the circuit operation forcefully when the voltage level exceeds +9V. this circuit stops circuit operation forcefully.    Chapter 2 Operating Principles 58 . The output voltage level of the +5V line is monitored by a Zener diode. +42VDC Line Drop Limitation Circuit: This protection circuit is in the same line as +42V over voltage protection circuit is located. 6) When the primary side is turned off. +5V Line Over voltage Protection Circuit: This protection circuit is in the same line as +42V over voltage protection circuit is located.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A  When the power is turned on. By this electrolytic capacitor. Q1 repeats ON/OFF automatically along with the increase and decrease of energy on the trans coil at the primary side. This signal turns Q84 on and it becomes possible to discharge energy between 8-9 of T1. the electrolytic capacitor keeps Q84 on for a while. While the power is being on.  Chapter 2 Operating Principles 59 . even if the power is turned off. PSC signal is input to the power supply board from the C206 Main-B/C255/ C256/C257 Main board. This time helps the printer to complete the P-Off operation. output is hold at least 30 seconds even after the power is turned off. At this time.

C255 main. Following figure shows the circuit diagram for Stylus Color 440. Head CN8 HD FFC Batt1 CR1 Q7&Q9 CR Motor P-ROM (IC3) Address Data D-RAM (IC4) PF Motor Timer Counter (IC5) CN1 Parallel Common Driver (IC6) CN6 CN7 EEPROM (IC11) Reset IC (IC9) Motor Driver (IC14) Motor Driver (IC15) TPM95C061 (IC1) Address Data E05B44 (IC2) CN3 CN11 CN5 C206 PNL CN4 ASF Sensor PE Sensor HP Sensor Figure 2-17. C255 Main (for Stylus Color 440) Various DC voltage generated on the C206 PSB/PSE board is added various signals in order to drive the printer function on the C206 main-B.2. board the drive of CR/PF (Pump) motor and printing head is performed.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.2 C206 Main-B. C255 Main Board Block for Stylus Color 440 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 60 . C206 Main-B.

Out of this. and is red to the RAM when the power is turned on. it became possible not only to receive the data from the host but also to return various information which the printer possesses to the host. the D-RAM is applied for RAM which is used as work area for receiving data and developing the data and CPU manages its control such as CE. Because of this. Also. [CR/PF Motor Drive Circuit] Constant current drive is performed by the HIC. which is necessary for the printer operation. [Gate Array] E05B44 controls the following functions. EEPROM control The correction value to eliminate the error of each printers at production process is installed in the fixed address of IC. an improvement from the previous discrete structure. When the power is turned on. Revision A  Parallel I/F control With the use of IEEE1284 Nibble mode. RAS/CAS controls.    Chapter 2 Operating Principles 61 . Various electric charge/discharge control signals are all processed in the HIC. Gate array manages most of controls and monitors. Likewise the Stylus Color. it is not necessary to adjust the adjustable VR on the board during production process. Timer Data The timer IC that uses lithium battery as power source monitors how long the power is off. Therefore. the contents set by users is written instantly. drive voltage wave form (trapezoidal wave form) in order to drive PZT is formed in the various shapes according to the types of the printers. only CR Motor is controlled for Micro-Step control and HIC becomes possible to flow the appropriate current value at each steps. it is changed to appropriate cleaning level according to the time that the power is off. The gate array recognizes signals and changes over to the next control. Head voltage control In the ink jet printers. it is necessary to form appropriate drive form for each head. bipolar drive is performed on the 4 cables individually. Head voltage control forms necessary wave form for each control signals and outputs them.   Motor control Each motor performs data transmission that motives Micro-Step. When the power is turned off. Sensor Data The sensor detects information at the various conditions. 2-2 phase drive method). (PF Motor has only 12.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [CPU] The 16-bit CPU which is mounted on Stylus Color 440 is running at 25Mhz. [Common Driver IC] The trapezoidal wave form circuit for the head drive is HIC.

3 C256 Main (for Stylus Color 640) Various DC voltage generated on the C206 PSB/PSE board is added various signals in order to drive the printer function on the C256 main board.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.2. and the drive of CR/PF (Pump) motor and printing head is performed. C256 Main Board Block for Stylus Color 640 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 62 . M-ROM (IC6) Head CN8 HD FFC Batt1 CR1 Q7&Q9 CR Motor PF Motor P-ROM (IC3) Address Data D-RAM (IC5) Timer Counter (IC10) CN1 Parallel Common Driver (IC7) Reset IC (IC9) Motor Driver (IC14) Motor Driver (IC15) CN6 CN7 EEPROM (IC11) TPM95C061 (IC1) Address Data E05B43 (IC2) CN3 CN11 CN5 C206 PNL Transceiver (IC16) CN2 Serial CN4 ASF Sensor PE Sensor HP Sensor Figure 2-18. Following figure shows the circuit diagram for Stylus Color 640.

[CR/PF Motor Drive Circuit] Constant current drive is performed by the HIC. (PF Motor has only 12. [Gate Array] E05B43 controls following functions. RAS/CAS controls. 2-2 phase drive method). Because of this.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [CPU] The 16-bit CPU which is mounted on Stylus Color 640 is running at 25Mhz. Out of this. The gate array recognizes signals and changes over to the next control. which is necessary for the printer operation.   Motor control Each motor performs data transmission that motives Micro-Step. Sensor Data The sensor detects information at the various conditions. Various electric charge/discharge control signals are all processed in the HIC. the contents set by users is written instantly. and is red to the RAM when the power is turned on. [Common Driver IC] The trapezoidal wave form circuit for head drive is became to HIC from the previous discrete structure. Head voltage control In the ink jet printers. the D-RAM is applied for RAM which is used as work area for receiving data and developing the data and CPU manages its control such as CE. When the power is turned on. When the power is turned off. drive voltage wave form (trapezoidal wave form) in order to drive PZT is formed in the various shapes according to the types of the printers. Likewise the Stylus Color. Revision A   Serial I/F Control The gate array receives serial data through the transceiver IC. Also. it is changed to appropriate cleaning level according to the time that the power is off. Therefore. it became possible not only to receive the data from the host but also to return various information which the printer possesses to the host. EEPROM control The correction value to eliminate the error of each printers at production process is installed in the fixed address of IC.    Chapter 2 Operating Principles 63 . Timer Data The timer IC that uses lithium battery as power source monitors how long the power is off. only CR Motor is controlled for Micro-Step control and HIC becomes possible to flow the appropriate current value at each steps. Gate array manages most of controls and monitors. Parallel I/F control With the use of IEEE1284 Nibble mode. Head voltage control forms necessary wave form for each control signals and outputs them. bipolar drive is performed on the 4 cables individually. it is necessary to form appropriate drive form for each head. it is not necessary to adjust the adjustable VR on the board during production process.

(for Stylus Color 740) Various DC voltage generated on the C257 PSB/PSE board is added various signals in order to drive the printer function on the C257 main board the drive of CR/PF (Pump) motor and printing head is performed.4 C257 Main. C257 Main Board Block for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 64 .2. Following figure shows the circuit diagram for Stylus Color 740.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. P-ROM (IC3) CN3 USB Head CN9 HD FFC Batt1 CR1 Q2&Q3 CR Motor D-RAM (IC4) CN1 Parallel D-RAM (IC5) PF Motor Timer Counter (IC8) Common Driver (IC14) Buffer (IC9) EEPROM (IC7) Reset IC (IC9) Motor Driver (IC11) CN7 CN8 Motor Driver (IC12) Motor Driver (IC13) M-ROM (IC6) E05B588 (IC2) C90A05 (IC1) Address Data CN11 CN6 CN4 C209 PNL Transceiver (IC10) CN2 Serial CN5 ASF Sensor PE Sensor HP Sensor Figure 2-19.

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[CPU] The 16-bit CPU which is mounted on Stylus Color 740 is running at 24Mhz. Gate array manages most of controls and monitors. Likewise the Stylus Color, the D-RAM is applied for RAM which is used as work area for receiving data and developing the data and CPU manages its control such as CE, RAS/CAS controls. [Gate Array] E05B588 controls following functions.

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Timer Data The timer IC that uses lithium battery as power source monitors how long the power is off. When the power is turned on, it is changed to appropriate cleaning level according to the time that the power is off. Serial I/F Control The gate array receives serial data through the transceiver IC. Parallel I/F control With the use of IEEE1284 Nibble mode, it became possible not only to receive the data from the host but also to return various information which the printer possesses to the host. USB I/F Control The transceiver circuit which control the USB interface has been incorporated into this gate array. 



Motor control Each motor performs data transmission that motives Micro-Step. Head voltage control In the ink jet printers, drive voltage wave form (trapezoidal wave form) in order to drive PZT is formed in the various shapes according to the types of the printers. Therefore, it is necessary to form appropriate drive form for each head. Head voltage control forms necessary wave form for each control signals and outputs them. EEPROM control The correction value to eliminate the error of each printers at production process is installed in the fixed address of IC. When the power is turned off, the contents set by users is written instantly, and is red to the RAM when the power is turned on. Sensor Data The sensor detects information at the various conditions, which is necessary for the printer operation. The gate array recognizes signals and changes over to the next control. 

[Common Driver IC] The trapezoidal wave form circuit for head drive is became to HIC from the previous discrete structure. Because of this, it is not necessary to adjust the adjustable VR on the board during production process. Various electric charge/discharge control signals are all processed in the HIC. [CR/PF Motor Drive Circuit] Constant current drive is performed by the HIC. Out of this, only CR Motor is controlled for Micro-Step control and HIC becomes possible to flow the appropriate current value at each steps. (PF Motor has only 12, 2-2 phase drive method). Also, bipolar drive is performed on the 4 cables individually. 

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2.2.4.1 Reset Circuits
[C206 Main-B, C255 Main for Stylus Color 440] The reset circuit prevents the CPU from running away, which is caused by the unstable voltage in the logic line during the power ON/OFF operation. And reset IC(IC9) monitors level of power voltage at the over loading or malfunction on the circuit and manages the printer to operate normally, keeping the damage to the printer minimum during the abnormal situations. On the C206 main-B and C255 main board.
+5V PST592D (IC8) 1 Vout 2 NRES 3 Vcc 4 GND C47 Not mounted TMP95C061 (IC1) 15 10 P85 16 174 E05B44 (IC2) /RESET +5V R1

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Figure 2-20. Reset Circuit for Stylus Color 440

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[C256 Main for Stylus Color 640] The reset circuit prevents the CPU from running away, which is caused by the unstable voltage in the logic line during the power ON/OFF operation. And reset IC(IC9) monitors level of power voltage at the over loading or malfunction on the circuit and manages the printer to operate normally, keeping the damage to the printer minimum during the abnormal situations. On the C256 main board.

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+5V PST592D (IC8) 1 Vout 2 NRES 3 Vcc 4 GND C47 Not mounted TMP95C061 (IC1) 15 10 P85 16

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E05B43 (IC2) 174 /RESET

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+42V R10 M62030 NC8 8 7 (IC9) VCC 6 2 OUT IN 5 NC5 4 GND

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Figure 2-21. Reset Circuit for Stylus Color 640

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[C257 Main for Stylus Color 640] The reset circuit prevents the CPU from running away, which is caused by the unstable voltage in the logic line during the power ON/OFF operation. And reset IC(IC8) monitors level of power voltage at the over loading or malfunction on the circuit and manages the printer to operate normally, keeping the damage to the printer minimum during the abnormal situations. On the C257 main board. The IC 8 has 2 functions both the timer counter and creating a reset signal.

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2.2.4.2 Sensor Circuits
The following sensor circuits are mounted in the Stylus Color 440/640/ 740 and selects appropriate operations based on the returned status. 

ASF Sensor (Photo): An ASF sensor detects the position of return lever when the power is turned on, and causes the paper to be picked up by the pick up roller from the normal initial condition. (Refer to section 2.1.1.3 for detail.) PE Sensor (Photo): A PE sensor determines if there is paper in the printer. Based on the signal form this sensor, a particular paper edge treatment such as Micro-weave printing is performed. HP Sensor (Photo): A HP sensor detects the carriage home position. It is used for managing printing position and cleaning, etc. Thermistor Sensor A thermistor sensor keeps stable printing quality, changing PZT drive voltage(VH) slightly according to changes of environmental temperature. Cartridge Sensors: Cartridge sensors are built into the Bk, CMY cartridge on the carriage unit respectively to determine if the cartridge is installed or not when it is exchanged or the power is turned on. In case of Stylus Color 440/640/740, the counter is reset at every time the cartridge is removed. 

IC 1 C90A05 /RES IC 8 RTC-9810 +42 VIN VDD /VDT FRST /RST VBK GND CE SCLK DATA IC 2 E05B588 B1 10 3 2 29 24 25 /NMI MRES /RESET 

 

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Therefore. Sensor Circuit for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 69 . Revision A IC 2 E05B43 SW4 206 +5V +5V +5V ASFV GND ASF CN11 ASF +5V AT93C46 (IC11) 8 1 Vcc CS 6 2 SK ORG 5 3 DI GND DO 4 E05B44 (IC2) 127 128 126 125 ECS ECK ECO ECI SW6 202 +5V +5V +5V HPV GND HP SW5 204 +5V CN5 HP +5V +5V PEV GND PE CN4 PE Figure 2-23. the data to indicate ink consumption is calculated and managed by the counter of the firmware. Sensor Circuit for Stylus Color 440 Figure 2-24. Figure 5-23.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 The following three figures show the sensor circuits. Out of the data such as EPW with IEEE 1284 Nibble mode to be returned to the host. Figure 5-24. it is omitted here. Sensor Circuit for Stylus Color 640 IC 2 E05B588 SWA0 97 +5V +5V +5V ASFV GND ASF CN4 ASF +5V +5V HPV GND HP SWA1 98 +5V CN5 HP +5V +5V PEV GND PE SWA2 99 +5V CN6 PE Figure 2-25.

Figure 2-27.2.) CPSI pass word Other various setting values by the user E05B43 (IC2) ECS ECK ECO ECI DO 4 EEPROM is connected to the Gate array by 4 lines and performs following functions. EEPROM Control Circuit Stylus Color 640 +5V AT93C46 (IC7) 8 +5V AT93C46 (IC11) 8 1 Vcc CS 6 2 SK ORG 5 3 DI GND DO 4 E05B44 (IC2) 127 128 126 125 ECS ECK ECO ECI E05B588 (IC2) 1 2 3 206 205 204 203 EECS EECK EECO EECI Vcc ORG GND CS SK DI 6 5 DO 4 Figure 2-28. +5V AT93C46 (IC11) 8 6 5 Vcc ORG GND CS SK DI 1 2 3 130 129 128 127           Ink consumption (Bk. The figure below shows EEPROM control circuit. etc.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.4.3 EEPROM Control Circuits The EEPROM of Stylus Color 440/640/740 has following contents. Data reading line (serial data) at power on. EEPROM Control Circuit for Stylus Color 740 Figure 2-26. EEPROM Control Circuit for Stylus Color 440 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 70 . CS: CK: DI: DO: Chip selection signal Data synchronism clock pulse Data writing line (serial data) at power off. CMY) CL counter (Various cleaning operations that are previously done are memorized) Destination information Information of various adjustment values (Bi-D. VH voltage. Gate array controls operations of reading data when the power is on and writing data when the power is off.

When the printer is turned on. The following figures show connection of the Timer circuit.1u S-3510ANF (IC5) 2 XO 5 3 CS XI 6 8 VCC /SCK 7 4 GND /SIO RM7 E05B44 (IC2) TCE 123 121 Batt1 RTC-9810 9 Vin (IC8) 2 /RST 7 Vdd 6 CE 8 Vbk SCLK 5 4 14 GND Data E05B588 (IC2) TMCS TMCK 25 20 21 TMDATA 23 Batt1 TCLK TDATA 124 Figure 2-31. the power is not being consumed from the lithium battery. Since +5V at the power on is higher than +3V of the lithium battery. The followings explain about operation of this circuit.4 Timer Circuit A lithium battery is mounted on the main board and calculates how long the printer is not used. Timer Control Circuit for Stylus Color 440 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 71 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. Once the printer is turned off. The timer IC starts counting with oscillation motivated by the crystal oscillator using this battery as a power source. Figure 2-30. it is processed into the pulse form in the Timer IC. The oscillation wave form is input to XI terminal. 3VDC of BAT1(lithium battery) is supplied as power source for the Timer IC through D7.1u 3 8 4 S-3510ANF (IC10) XO XI CS 5 6 7 RM7 E05B43 (IC2) TCE Batt1 TCLK TDATA 125 123 126 VCC /SCK GND /SIO       When the printer is on. Timer Counter Circuit for Stylus Color 740 Figure 2-29. power is supplied to the Timer IC by applying +5V quickly through the D1. This power is also used for the power to oscillator. 2 CR3 +5 D4 D1 C4 0.2. Since the oscillation wave form of CR1 is analog wave form.4. Timer Counter Circuit for Stylus Color 640 +42 +5 CR1 +5 D1 D7 C4 0. the Timer IC outputs power off time as serial data to the gate array.

2. Stylus Color 440/640/740 does not have Micro-dot control as dot shooting control. 2. The Nozzle-Selector is attached to the head unit just like the previous models. Refresh timing is performed in the CAS Before RAS. Chapter 2 Operating Principles 72 . See the following pages for the head drive circuit block diagrams for each printer.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. Slight vibration mode is added. Normal-dot and Normal dot2dot.   At the OHP.4.Normal-dot-2dot was called Dual Firing in the Stylus Color IIs/820.4Khz (trapezoidal wave form Big Nozzle configuration (resolution in the vertical direction)90dpi (However. and 2) Nozzle-selector drive circuit to determine which nozzle should be used. These setting/change are controlled automatically by setting of the printer driver that is determined by the user. black nozzle is 2 lines structure) Also.6 Print Head Control Circuit The print head control circuit of Stylus Color 440/640/740 has following characteristics. The common drive circuit is hybridized as one HIC and mounted on the main control board. The CPU not only controls that but also perform the output of CS signal of P-ROM.4. but there are two types. 1) trapezoidal wave form generation circuit (common drive circuit) to drive PZT in the head. The followings are required conditions to perform the normal-dot 2-dot. output and formation of CAS and RAS control signals become necessary in addition to the output of CS signal.(when the CR motor is accelerating) High speed drive 14. Normal sheet setting (360X360 dpi) At the ordinary paper and resolution 360X360 dpi setting The control circuit is considered as 2 divided parts.     Common wave form circuit became one HIC.5 DRAM Control In the Dynamic RAM control.2.

Head Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 440 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 73 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 22 +42 +5 F1 23 15 14 12 10 H8D2813(IC6) CHG KC1 ND1 ND2 MD1 MD2 Data CLK /STB /CLR VRF VK XOVM CTB COM DTB 2 4 6 19 +5 Vcc GND GND 20 1 16 25 17 18 E05B44(IC2) 199 SW7 VHCTL SW8 CHG KC1 LP ND1 BIEN ND2 BHSO MD1 MD2 YCMIEN Data CLK YCMHSO /STB ICLK /CLR BCHCLK VRF VK /NCHG TMP95C061(IC1) AN0 20 3 200 198 90 99 100 97 96 93 92 89 13 11 7 1 2 5 9 20 21 8 6 4 VHV VHV VDD GND GND GND GND GND GND CN8 COM COM COM GND2 GND2 GND2 BCO CCO LAT SI1 SI2 CLK NCHG THM Figure 2-32.

Head Driver Circuit for Stylus Color 640 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 74 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 22 +42 +5 F1 23 15 14 12 10 H8D2813(IC7) CHG KC1 ND1 ND2 MD1 MD2 Data CLK /STB /CLR VRF VK 2 XOVM CTB 4 COM 6 DTB +5 Vcc GND GND 20 1 16 25 17 18 E05B43(IC2) 199 VHCTL VHCTL SW7 CHG KC1 SW8 ND1 LP ND2 MD1 HSOIEN MD2 HSO1 Data HSO2 CLK /STB HSO3 /CLR ICLK VRF VK HCLK /NCHG TMP95C061(IC1) P84 15 3 201 199 92 96 97 99 101 94 95 91 15 11 9 7 13 1 2 5 8 6 4 VHV VHV VDD GND GND GND GND GND GND CN8 19 20 21 COM COM COM GND2 GND2 GND2 BCO CCO LAT SI1 SI2 SI3 CLK NCHG THM Figure 2-33.

However. Table 2-9. Final Drive Element Operation at the Reset This common voltage trapezoidal wave form can be observed anytime after the +5V rises even if there is printing data or not. IC14(for Stylus Color 740) generates all wave forms as drive wave forms by resistance(electric) welding control of common voltage drive control signal that is output from the IC2(gate array) in the figure above. 640. 2SA1469(for discharging) Off on the both charging and discharging sides. Head Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 75 . it is necessary to transmit the printing data to the appropriate nozzles. Supplies drive power source. slight vibrations at the non-printing nozzle and waiting condition. which becomes direct signals to drive PZT./ Stops supplying before +5V drops. however the data output for each black and CMY head is transmitted by the parallel method. IC7(for Stylus Color 640).Q9:3pin for Stylus Color 440 and Q2: 3-pin. the IC6(for Stylus Color 440). 740 GND2 GND2 GND2 GND2 +42 F1 CXA20996(IC14) 22 VCC45 Vcc45_2 A0 NPNB A1 FB A2 PNPB A3 CLK1 CLK2 /FLOOR VCC5 /RST DATA DCLK /E VOUTGND 23 20 18 16 +5 24 22 14 21 20 19 E05B588(IC2) VHCTL SWC0 HWA0 SWC1 HWA1 HLAT HWA2 HWA3 HNCHG HWCLK1 HWCLK2 HCLK /HWFLR IECLK /HWRST HWSDATA HSI1 HWSCLK HSI2 /HWSLAT HSI3 HSI4 HSI5 HSI6 190 189 184 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 12 11 10 9 8 7 3 +5 TMP95C061(IC1) AN0 105 18 17 15 13 6 4 GND GND GND GND GND GND 1 2 5 16 14 BCO CCO LAT NCHG CLK SI1 SI2 SI3 SI4 SI5 SI6 THM CN9 27 26 25 24 23 VHV COM COM COM COM Items Drive Power Voltage COntents 42 ± 5% Starts supplying after 5V rises and be stabilized. Figure 2-34.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A [Common drive circuit] The shape of trapezoidal wave form will be different according to the printing operation. 740) [Nozzle Selector Drive Circuit] In order to motivate the print head to carry out printing. Q3: 3-pin for Stylus Color 640. (Q7:3-pin. Specifications of H8D2813/CXA20995 for Stylus Color 440. This data transmission is performed by the serial method. 2SC3746(for charging).

C255 Main board. However. Bi-pola drive PWM current control type is performed.2. firmware does not support Micro-step in the Stylus Color 440/640/740. E05B44 (IC2) PFAPH PFA1 PFA0 PFBPH PFB2 PFB0 PFV0 PFV1 PFV2 PFV3 LB1B45 (IC15) 59 58 57 50 56 55 46 47 48 49 +5 26 17 Vref1 Vref2 25 23 22 PH1 I11 I01 Out1A Out1B Out2A Out2B 7 6 9 8 CN7 A 1 3 /A 18 PH2 20 21 I12 I02 Rotor B 2 4 /B Figure 2-35. Also. PF (Pump) Motor Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 440 E05B43 (IC2) PFA0 PFA1 PFA0 PFB1 PFB2 PFAPH PFV0 PFV1 PFV2 PFV3 UDN2917 (IC15) 57 58 55 56 56 59 46 47 48 49 +5 44 25 Vref1 Vref2 2 1 23 I10 I11 I20 Out1A Out1B Out2A Out2B 6 3 18 21 CN7 A 1 3 /A 24 I21 43 26 PH1 PH2 Rotor B 2 4 /B Figure 2-36. PF (Pump) Motor Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 640 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 76 . The figures below show connection diagram of PF (Pump) motor drive circuit. In the IC. it makes possible to change over the reference voltage as drive current settings by making few combinations using current setting ports(input). making it possible to provide stable current to each phase of motor. and IC12/13(A3956) on C257 Main board are used for driving PF (Pump) motor.7 PF (Pump) Motor Drive Circuit IC15(LB1845) on C206 Main-B. IC15(UDN2917) on C256 Main board.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2.4.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A PFIA0 PFIA1 PFIA2 PFPHAA PFIB0 PFIB1 PFIB2 PFPHAB 8 9 10 11 4 5 6 14 9 8 7 2 A3956(IC13) D0 D1 D2 PHASE REF PFD OUTA OUTB VBB VCC 10 15 +5 7 1 E05B588(IC2) A3956(IC13) 14 9 D0 D1 D2 PHASE REF PFD OUTA OUTB VBB VCC 10 15 C90A05 (IC1) 8 7 DA1 112 5 + 6 7 2 1 Current Detection M6252(IC16) 1 3 CN8 A /A Rotor 2 4 B /B Figure 2-37. PF (Pump) Motor Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 77 .

Bi-pola drive PWM current control type is performed.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. E05B44 (IC2) PFAPH CRA1 CRA0 CRBPH CRB1 CRB0 CRV0 CRV1 CRV2 CRV3 LB1B45 (IC14) 77 76 75 74 73 72 46 47 48 49 +5 26 17 Vref1 Vref2 25 23 22 18 20 21 PH1 I11 I01 PH2 I12 I02 Out1A Out1B Out2A Out2B 7 6 9 8 CN6 A 1 3 /A Rotor B 2 4 /B Figure 2-38.2. making it possible to provide stable current to each phase of motor.8 CR Motor Drive Circuit IC14(LB1845) on C206 Main-B.4. The figures below show carriage motor drive circuit. Carriage Motor Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 440 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 78 . In the IC. C255 Main board. and IC11(LB1847) on C257 Main board are used for driving CR motor. IC14(UDN2917) on C256 Main board.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A E05B43 (IC2) CRA0 CRA1 CRA0 CRB1 CRAPH CRBPH MTBV0 MTBV1 MTBV2 MTBV3 MTBV4 MTAV0 MABV1 MTAV2 MTAV3 MTAV4 UDN2917 (IC15) 75 76 75 73 77 74 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 70 71 +5 +5 44 25 Vref1 Vref2 2 1 23 I10 I11 I20 Out1A Out1B Out2A Out2B 6 3 18 21 CN5 A 1 3 /A 24 I21 43 26 PH1 PH2 Rotor B 2 4 /B Figure 2-39. Carriage Motor Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 640 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 79 .

Carriage Motor Drive Circuit for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 2 Operating Principles 80 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A E05B588(IC2) CRIA0 CRIA1 CRIA2 CRIA3 CRIB0 CRIB1 CRIB2 CRIB3 CRPHAA CRPHAB CRENBA CRENBB 193 194 195 196 200 199 198 197 191 202 192 201 27 16 LB1847(IC11) 25 IA1 24 IA2 23 IA3 22 IA4 18 IB1 19 IB2 20 IB3 21 IB4 OUTA OUTA7 6 PHASE1 OUTB PHASE2 OUTB- 9 8 26 17 ENBL1 ENBL2 C90A05 (IC1) DA0 111 3 + 2 1 2 13 Vref1 Vref2 Current Detection M6252(IC15) 1 3 CN7 A /A Rotor 2 4 B /B Figure 2-40.

  TROUBLESHOOTING .

which makes troubleshooting more difficult.8 Ohms ± 10% START * Main board refers to the following: Stylus Color 440: C206Main-B. however. The following flowchart illustrates the main steps of the trouble shooting process.1 Troubleshooting The printer may exhibit different symptoms for the same problem. PF (Pump) Motor • Stylus Color 440/640 CN7 (Main board *) • Stylus Color 740 CN8 (Main board *) Pins 1 & 3.8 Ohms ± 10% CR Motor 3. Troubleshooting Process Flowchart Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 82 . “Printer Condition and Panel Status”. Pins 2 & 4 Resistance 7. Motor Resistance and Measurem ent Procedure Motor Name Location • Stylus Color 440/640 CN6 (Main board *) • Stylus Color 740 CN7 (Main board *) Check Point Pins 1 & 3.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 3-1. Unit Repair (PSB/PSE) Unit Repair (Main board) Unit Repair (Printer Mechanism) Disassemble and Adjustment END Figure 3-1. provides simple and effective ways to facilitate troubleshooting. “Sensor Check” and Table 3-3. C255Main Stylus Color 640: C256Main Stylus Color 740: C257Main Unit Level Troubleshooting See the following page for Table 3-2. This section. Pins 2 & 4 7.

Sensor Check Sensor Name Location • Stylus Color 440/640 CN4/Pins 1 & 2 • Stylus Color 740 CN5/Pins 1 & 2 • Stylus Color 440/640 CN5/Pins 1 & 2 • Stylus Color 740 CN4/ Pins 1 & 2 • Stylus Color 440/640 CN11/Pins 1 & 2 • Stylus Color 740 CN6/ Pins 1 & 2 • Stylus Color 440/640 CN8/ Pins 1 & 18 • Stylus Color 740 CN9/Pins 1 & 19 • Stylus Color 440/640 CN8/ Pins 2 & 18 • Stylus Color 740 CN9/Pins 2 & 19 • Stylus Color 440/640 CN8/ Pins 3 & 18 • Stylus Color 740 CN9/ Pins 2 & 19 Signal Level Open: less than 0.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 3-2.4 V Sensor Status Paper loaded No paper Home position Out of home position Home position Out of home position Black cartridge out Black cartridge installed Color cartridge out Color cartridge installed Paper End Senior Carriage Home Position Sensor ASF Phase Sensor Black Cartridge Sensor Color Cartridge Sensor Thermistor Analog data Change the VH voltage of charge pulse for common driver circuit Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 83 .4 V On: 0V Off: more than 2.7 V Close: more than 2.7 V Close: more than 2.4 V Open: less than 0.4 V On: 0V Off: more than 2.7 V Close: more than 2.4 V Open: less than 0.

Eliminate a paper then press the load/eject button. repair the appropriate part. Printer Condition and Panel Status Indicators Error Status Power --------Blink Blink Ink out (Black) --Off On --Blink On Ink Out (Color) --Off --On Blink On Paper Out On Blink ----Blink Blink Recovery Load paper by pressing the load/eject button. Install a new color ink cartridge by pressing the load/eject button for 3 seconds. Paper Out Paper jam condition No Ink cartridge or Ink end (black) No Ink cartridge or Ink end (color) Maintenance request Fatal error Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 84 . Install a new black ink cartridge by pressing the load/eject button for 3 seconds. Turn the printer off and on again.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 3-3. Change the waste ink drain tank and reset the EEPROM. If the printer does not recover.

Once the problem is identified. Table 3-4. NO Is the fuse opend again? YES Flowchart 5 Is the output voltage NO of power supply normal? YES Exchange the power supply board Exchange the main board. Paper feed is irregular. Check the motor and head. No response to button access. Printer mechanism does not operate.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3. Disconnect CN10 in the main board and turn the power on again. Error is detected Failure occurs during printing. Abnormal printing (missing dot. Control panel operation is abnormal. Printer does not No paper is fed. you can identify the defective unit according to the symptoms exhibits. The table below lists the symptoms of certain problems. YES Exchange the fuse.) Print quality is poor. refer to the flowchart that corresponds to the problem. Flowchart 4 Check output voltage of CN2 in the power supply board. Refer to the repair item of the printer mechanism. 3. Error is indicated by LED indication. START Is AC power voltage normal? YES Is the fuse(F1) of power supply board opened? NO NO Input normal power supply. Printing is not performed. END Flowchart 1 Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 85 .2 Unit Level Troubleshooting When a problem occurs. Paper jam occurs.1 Printer does not operate at power on.2. operate at power on. feed paper correctly. etc. Symptom and Problem Symptom Problem Flowchart No. Flowchart 1 Flowchart 2 Flowchart 3 Printer does not LEDs do not light.

4 "Repair of the printer mechanism". Is the problem solved? YES NO Refer to 3. (Refer to 1.2.4. Replace the main board if there is no problem.(Refer to Table 3-3) Perform selftest printing Is it a carriage error? Yes NO Is it an ink cartridge error? NO Maintenance Error Yes Turn off the printer.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3.K? YES Is print quality normal? NO Are all cables connected to the main YES board? NO Perform printing adjustment. Yes Is the problem solved? YES Does the error appear again? NO Yes NO Replace the ink cartridge with a new one and perform self-test. and move the carriage by hand.4 "Repair of the printer-mechanism". Does the carriage move smoothly? Yes Check CR motor.2. Replace the Main board YES Is the problem solved? NO END END END END END Flowchart 2 Flowchart 3 Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 86 . YES (Refer to Chapter5) Replace the inkcartridge with a new one. NO NO Perform cleaning Connect them. NO Refer to Section 3.2) Is the problem solved? YES Is the problem solved? NO NO Is the problem solved? YES Check the ink cartridge sensor and replace the head if it's ubnormal. Is printing carried out O.4 2Repair of the printer-mechanism".3 Failure occurs during printing START Check the error message. Refer to 3.2 Error is detected START 3. Replace the waste ink absorber and reset the counter.

START 3.4 "Repair of the printer mechanism". Is the problem solved? YES NO Remove any obstruction in the paper path if there is any.2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3. START Is paper set in the ASF correctly? NO Set the paper correctly Is the control panel connected correctly? NO YES Connect the control panel correctly. NO Replace the main board. YES END END END END Flowchart 4 Flow Chart 5 Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 87 . If there is no problem.5 Control panel operation is abnormal. replace the main board.2. Is the problem solved? YES Is the problem solved? NO Refer to Section 3. Clean the roller of paper path.4 Printer does not feed paper correctly. Do the PF roller and platen rotate? YES NO Is the PF motor running? NO YES Check the PF motor. Replace the control panel.

resistance.3 Unit Repair of Power Supply Board Note: The power supply board equipped with each printer is as follows:    Stylus Color 440: C206 PSB/PSE Stylus Color 640: C206 PSB/PSE Stylus Color 740: C257 PSB/PSE This section describes the problems related to the power supply board. and checkpoints. The table below provides various symptoms.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 88 . likely causes. and other values to check to evaluate the operation of each component. The checkpoints refer to waveforms.

ZD81–ZD86 • PC1 Replace suitable parts. Solution Replace F1. Replace Q1. Check the waveform at the drain of Q1. Check drain side. Repair of the C206/C257 PSB/PSE Board Symptom The printer does not operate at all. Feed back transistor (Q2. Revision A Transformer coils are open. Check collector side. Cause F1 is open. Replace Q2 or Q3. Replace T1. Checkpoint Check F1 by using a tester. Condition +42V line is dead. ZD83 • ZD51. Q3) are dead.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-5. Check the following parts. +42 V line is abnormal. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 89 . • ZD87. Switching FET (Q1) is dead.

(Pin 5) Solution Replace IC51. Note: • L4962 is used for Stylus Color 440/640. • Check the switching (Pin 7) waveform of IC51. (Pin 8) Replace IC51. • FA3635P is used for Stylus Color 740. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 90 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-5. Stylus Color 740: • Check the switching (Pin 8) waveform of IC51. • FA3635P is used for Stylus Color 740. (Pin 7) IC51 (L4962E/FA3635P) is dead. Cause IC51 (L4962E/FA3635P) is dead. Note: • L4962 is used for Stylus Color 440/640. Revision A Condition +5V line is dead. Checkpoint Stylus Color 440/640: • Check the oscillation (Pin 5) waveform of IC51. Repair of the C206/C257 PSB/PSE Board Symptom (Continued) The printer does not operate at all.

The table below provides various symptoms. and checkpoints. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 91 . The check points refer to waveforms.4 Unit Repair of the Main Board Note: The Main board equipped with each printer is as follows:    Stylus Color 440: Stylus Color 640: Stylus Color 740: C206MAIN-B. C255MAIN C256MAIN C257MAIN This section describes the problems related to the main controller board. likely causes. resistance.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3. and other values to check to evaluate the operation of each component.

Pin 7) Replace IC8. IC3. Stylus Color 640: If you can not find the waveform at 97-pin of IC1. and at 14-pin of IC6. Unit Repair of Main Board Symptoms The printer does not operate at all. the IC1 is dead. 640: Check the waveform of the +5V and /Reset signal (IC9=Pin 7. Stylus Color 440: Replace IC1. IC5.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table 3-6. and if you can not find it at 20-pin of IC3 or 26-pin of IC4. IC3. Condition CPU does not operate. the IC1 is dead. and if you can not find it at 27-pin of IC5. the IC5 or IC6 is dead.) Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 92 .RAM. and if you can not find it at 13-pin of IC3. 99-pin of IC1. the IC3 is dead. the IC1 is dead. If you can not find the waveform at 98. 6-pin) Solution Replace IC9. and Mask ROM are not selected correctly or it’s dead. or IC6 (Continues to the next page. the IC3 or IC4 is dead. Stylus Color 640: Replace IC1. Cause The reset circuit does not operate. Check Point Stylus Color 440. Stylus Color 740: Check the waveform of the +5V and /Reset signal (IC8=2-pin. Stylus Color 440: If you can not find the waveform at 88-pin of IC1. Control ROM.) (Continues to the next page. D.) (Continues to the next page. or IC4.

Cause (Continued) Check Point Stylus Color 740: • If you can not find the waveform at 2. And check the output waveform at 91-pin of IC2. 18 pin of IC14. Stylus Color 740: CR1 or IC2 is dead. the IC4 or IC5 is dead. Replace IC2. Stylus Color 740: Replace CR1 or IC2. 16 pin of IC11. Stylus Color 440: CRU2 is dead. Stylus Color 640: CR2 is dead. the IC1 is dead. 640: Replace CRU2 or CR2. Carriage motor does not operate at all or it occurs a abnormal noise. • If you can not find the waveform at 13-pin of IC3. Stylus Color 740: Check the waveform at 27. Stylus Color 640: Check the waveform at 43.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-6. • Replace IC6. • If you can not find the waveform at 27-pin of IC4 or IC5. Stylus Color 440. Condition (Continued) CPU does not operate. or IC2. Unit Repair of Main Board Symptoms (Continued) The printer does not operate at all. Stylus Color 440: Check the waveform at 25. the IC2 is dead. Stylus Color 740: Check the waveform at 118 or 119-pin of IC2. 128. • If you can not find the waveform at 14-pin of IC6. 26 pin of IC14. Revision A Solution Stylus Color 740: • Replace IC1. and if you can not find the waveform at 85pin of IC2. • Replace IC3. the IC3 is dead.28-pin of IC1.) (Continues to the next page. The carriage does not operate normally. IC2 is dead. (Continues to the next page. Stylus Color 440. • Replace IC4 or IC5.) Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 93 . 640: Check the waveform at 27. the IC6 is dead. 127-pin of IC1.

Stylus Color 440: Check the trapezoidal waveform at 3-pin of Q7 or Q9 on C206Main-B. Stylus Color 440: Replace IC6.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-6. 640: Replace IC14. Stylus Color 740: Check the trapezoidal waveform at 3-pin of Q2 or Q3 on C257 Main board. Stylus Color 740: Replace IC11. Q2. Stylus Color 440. Q7. Printing is not execute. Q7. Cause Stylus Color 440. IC2 is dead. Trapezoidal waveform does not output. Stylus Color 740: Check the waveform at 6-9 pin of IC11. 640: IC14 is dead. Printing is abnormal. C255 main board. Stylus Color 640: Check the waveform at 3. or Q9. Revision A Check Point Stylus Color 440: Check the waveform at 6-9 pin of IC14. (at 174 pin of IC2) Solution Stylus Color 440. 18. Stylus Color 640: Check the trapezoidal waveform at 3-pin of Q7 or Q9 on C256 Main board. 640: Check the clock signal of trapezoidal from IC2. 6. or Q3. Stylus Color 640: Replace IC7. Replace IC2. Condition (Continued) Carriage motor does not operate at all or it occurs a abnormal noise. Stylus Color 740: IC11 is defective. or Q9. Stylus Color 740: Replace IC14. Unit Repair of Main Board Symptoms (Continued) The carriage does not operate normally. (at 80 pin of IC2) Stylus Color 740: Check the clock signal of trapezoidal from IC2. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 94 . 21 pin of IC14.

Stylus Color 640: Check the waveform at 43. 640: Replace IC15 Stylus Color 740: Replace IC12. 18 pin of IC14. Stylus Color 440. Stylus Color 740: Check the output waveform of at 10. 640: IC15 is dead.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-6. IC13. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 95 . Solution Replace IC2 Revision A Stylus Color 440. 26 pin of IC16. Stylus Color 640: Check the output waveform of at 3. Stylus Color 740: IC12 or IC13 is dead. Unit Repair of Main Board Symptoms Paper feed operation is abnormal. Stylus Color 440: Check the output waveform of at 6-9 pin of IC15. Stylus Color 740: Check the waveform at Pin 7 of IC12 and IC13. Check Point Stylus Color 440: Check the waveform at 25. 15 pin of IC12 and IC13.18. Cause IC2 is dead.21pin of IC15. Condition Paper feed motor does not work. 6.

checkpoints. Adjust tension mechanism or exchange it. Check if there is any foreign substances in the carriage path. Check if the tube is out of the cap visually. Check Point Manually drive the platen drive gear and check it if it rotates normally. symptom. Head FFC is out of connection. but no printing is performed. The tube is out of the cap. Connect the FFC properly. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 96 . Replace I/C. Abnormal carriage operation during printing. Solution Remove any foreign substances. Printing is not performed. Fix the crashed part by the airgun. It describes various problems. Carriage movement is not smooth. Abnormal carriage operation.5 Repair of the Printer Mechanism This section provides instruction for repairing the printer mechanism. Check the inner coil resistance and see if there is any disconnection of the coil. CR motor is defective. Check the bulb operation visually. Check if the head FFC on the board or carriage is connected surely. Check whether the carriage moves smoothly when moved manually. The carriage moves. I/C is defective. Check the capping rubber visually.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3. likely causes. Table 3-7. Capping rubber is damaged or deformed. Replace the cap mechanism. Repair of the Printer Mechanism Symptom Abnormal pump mechanism operation Condition Abnormal PF motor operation when the power is turned on. Remove any foreign substances. Cause Foreign substances are loaded in the PF gears. The FFC is disconnected inside. Connect the tube properly. Replace the head unit. Ink is not absorbed or is poorly absorbed. Replace the cap mechanism. Remove any foreign substances. Install a new I/C and perform the self-test. Check visually if there is any substances or not. The PF motor is defective. Replace the FFC. Check tension of the timing belt. (Refer to Table5-1) The pump tube is crashed. If the condition does not improve even after 2or 3 times cleaning operation. replace the head unit and perform the self-test. Foreign substance in the CR drive gear. Check the tube visually. Abnormal carriage operation at power on. Check the inner coil resistance and see if there is any disconnection of the coil. Exchange the PF motor. Used ink does not go through the waste ink tube. Pump bulb is not closed at absorption. Select appropriate symptom from the table and check each parts and its function as described in the checkpoint. Clean and lubricate the carriage guide axis. Check the FFC by using a tester. Replace the CR motor. and solutions. Head unit is defective.

A dot is not printed occasionally. replace the head. Install the new I/C and perform self-test. Check connection with the head FFC. Refer to Chapter4. replace the head. Refer to Chapter4. Replace the head unit. Head angle is not correct. Install a new I/C and perform the self-test. Dot shooting direction is tilted because head surface is not clean I/C is defective. Perform the cleaning operation. Perform the cleaning operation several times and check printing. Replace I/C. If condition does not improve even after the cleaning. Capping absorber is touching the head surface. Connect the FFC properly. I/C is defective. Replace I/C. Solution Perform the cleaning. Check the FFC by using a tester. Repair of the Printer Mechanism Symptom Abnormal printing Condition Only a particular dot causes abnormal printing. White line appears in the image data. Black specks or dots. The head unit is detective. Print head surface is not clean. Perform the cleaning operation several times and check printing. If condition does not improve even after the cleaning. Perform platen gap adjustment. The head FFC is out of connection. Perform the cleaning operation several times and check printing. Platen gap is not correct. Perform the cleaning. Replace the head absorber if it is deformed. Bi-directional alignment is not adjusted. Perform head angle adjustment. Perform the cleaning operation several times and check printing. Check if the head FFC on the board or carriage is connected surely. Refer to Chapter4. Replace the head if there is no connection problem with the FFC. Connect the FFC properly.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-7. Check the head absorber visually. Perform the cleaning operation several times and check printing. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 97 . Cause Print head surface is not clean. (dot missing) The head unit is defective. Replace the head FFC. Head unit is defective. The head unit is detective. A vertical line is not aligned. The head FFC is out of connection. Perform Bi-D adjustment. Revision A Check Point Perform the cleaning operation several times and check printing. (dot-missing) The head FFC is disconnected inside. Check if the head FFC on the board or carriage is connected surely.

Replace PE sensor. (Refer to Table 5-2. Head FFC is disconnected. CR motor is defective. Check the CR motor cable is connected. Condition Paper is not fed. Abnormal operation of the hopper. Replace the PF roller if it does not recover. Replace gears of the ASF drive change-over. Chapter 3 Troubleshooting 98 . Friction of the PF roller. Clean the PF roller by the cleaning sheet. Check Point Check if the PF roller rotates when paper is not fed. Check if the PF motor cable is connected. Replace the PF motor if there is no problem in the cable connection.) Solution Clean the PF roller by the cleaning sheet. Malfunction of ASF drive change-over. Check if the ASF gear rotates visually. (Refer to Table 5-2) Check the signal level of the HP sensor. Check movement of the ASF hopper visually. PE sensor is defective. Check the signal level of the ASF sensor. Connect the head FFC. Replace ASF sensor. Check if the PF roller slips during paper feeding.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 3-7. Check if the head FFC is connected. Revision A Cause Friction of the PF roller. Replace the CR motor if there is no problem in the cable connection. PF motor is defective. Repair of the Printer Mechanism Symptom Abnormal paper feeding. ASF sensor is defective. Printer stops during initialization. Replace ASF. Fatal error appears. (Refer to Table 5-2) Check the signal level of the PE sensor. HP sensor is defective. Replace the PF roller if it does not recover.

  DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY .

(Doing so may result in leakage of electrolyte from the battery.) Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. A lithium battery is installed on the main board of this printer. respectively. 4. (An explosion may be generated inside the battery. (This may cause burning or explosion. burning or explosion. The leakage may affect other devices close to the battery. wash it off with soap and water.)  Do not install the battery in the wrong direction.  Disconnect the power cable before disassembling or assembling the printer. Leakage.1 Precautions for Disassembling the Printer See the precautions given under the heading “WARNING” and “CAUTION” in the right column and the following page. Unless otherwise specified.1. Therefore.  Do not solder on any part of the battery. If irritation occurs. Precautions for any disassembly or assembly procedure are described under the heading “CHECK POINT”. flush the eye with fresh water and see a doctor immediately. disassembly units or components can be reassembled by reversing the disassembly procedure. If ink comes into contact with your skin. Any adjustments required after disassembling the units are described under the heading “REQUIRED ADJUSTMENT”.  Do not heat the battery or put it near fire. Wear protective goggles to protect your eyes from ink.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 100 .1 Overview W A R N IN G     This chapter describes procedures for disassembling the main components of EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740. and cause burning or explosion. burning or explosion may also be resulted.)  Do not dismantle the battery. no assembly procedures are included in this chapter.)  Do not charge the battery. Dispose the used batteries according to government’s law and regulations. Be sure to observe the following instructions when serving the battery:  Keep the battery away from any metal or other batteries so that electrodes of the opposite polarity do not come in contact with each other. contact a physician. when disassembling or assembling EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740. (The gas inside the battery may hurt your throat. If ink gets in your eye. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacture.

) When assembling. be sure to pack the printer for transportation without removing the ink cartridge. Table 4-1.  Once the ink cartridge mounted on the printer is removed. Eliminer les piles déchargées selon les lois et les règles de sécurité en vigueur. Ne remplacer que par une pile du même type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le fabricant. if an ink cartridge is removed and needs to be installed again. Tool List Tools Commercially Available O.1. When transporting the printer after installing the ink cartridge. be sure to install a new ink cartridge because of the following reasons.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. Use only recommended tools for disassembling. O. (+) Driver No. O.K. make sure to return the printer to the user with a new ink cartridge installed.) Make the specified adjustments when you disassemble the printer. or adjusting the printer. assembling.K. O.1 Tweezers Hexagon Box Driver (Opposite side:5. Apply lubricants and adhesives as specified.  If an ink cartridge in use is removed and is reinstalled. These bubbles clog ink path and cause printing malfunction. Because of the reasons above.K. B743800200 B743800400 B741000100 B741700100 Code C A U T IO N        Never remove the ink cartridge from the carriage unless this manual specifies to do so. assembling or adjusting the printer. ink quantity will not be detected correctly since the counter to check ink consumption is cleared. Use only tools that meet these specifications.2 Tools C A U T IO N Risque d’explosion si la pile est remplacée incorrectment.K. air comes into and creates bubbles in the cartridge. (See Chapter 4 for details. Table 4-1 lists the tools recommended for disassembling. (See Chapter 6 for details.5mm) Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 101 .2 (+) Driver No.

P-tight (CBP tight) +Bind. 1 Body Name +Bind. S-tight +Bind.3 Specification for Screws Table 4-2 shows screw specifications. P-tight (CBP tight) +Pan head (CP) +Bind. P-tight (CBP tight) M3X10 M3X6 4 5 6 +Bind.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. S-tight. Sems R2(CBS Sems) M3X10 M3X8 M3X4 7 M3X6 Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 102 . S-tight M3X6 Size 2 3 +Bind. Note that the screw numbers described in the manual correspond to the numbers in the table. Table 4-2.1. During assembly and disassembly. make sure that the specified types of screws are used at proper locations. Screw Characteristic No. referring to the table below.

use the check list below. Inspection Checklist for the Repaired Printer Category Printer units Self-test On-line test Print head Carriage mechanism Component Item to check Is the operation normal? Was the on-line test successful? Is ink ejected normally from all nozzles? Does the carriage move smoothly? Any abnormal noise during movement? Any dirt or obstacles around the shaft of carriage guide? Is the CR motor at the correct temperature (not over heating)? Paper feeding mechanism Is paper fed smoothly? Does paper get jammed? Does paper get skew during paper feeding? Are papers multi fed? Does the PF motor get overheated? Abnormal noise during paper feeding? Is the paper path clear of all obstructions? Adjustment Lubricant Function Shipment package Others Specified adjustment items Specified lubricated item ROM version Ink cartridges Protection conditions during transport Attached items Are adjusted conditions all right? Is lubrication applied to the specified locations? Is the quantity of lubrication adequate? Newest version: are the ink cartridges installed correctly? Is all the pointed parts firmly fixed? Are all attached items from users included? Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Checked / Not necessary Is Check Required? Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 103 . which enables you to keep record of servicing and shipping more efficiently. Table 4-3.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4.4 Service Checks After Repair Before returning the printer after servicing.1.

4.3 Remove the CR Motor Assembly 3.A 3.10 Remove the Paper Feed Roller Assembly 3.6.9 Remove the HP Detector 3. Flowchart of Disassembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 104 .2.2.2.2 Remove the Printer Mechanism 3.4.2.2.4.2.4.8 Remove the PE Paper Detector Assembly 3.4.4 Remove the operation panel 3.6 Remove the CR Assembly 3.7 Remove the PF Roller Assembly 3.1 Remove the Board Assembly 3.4.6.2.2.4.2.4. Cap Assembly 3.2.2. Remove the PF Motor Assembly 3. Remove the Housing Refer to 3.2.3 Remove the Print Unit 3.4.2 Figure 4-1.5 Remove the ASF Assembly 3.2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4.2.1 Remove the LD Roller Assembly (Right/Left) 3.1 Remove the Absorber tray.2 Remove the Pump Assembly.2 Disassembly Procedures The flowchart below shows procedures for disassembly.2.4.4.4.4.2. Assembly.

2.1 Removing the Housing Since the printer mechanism itself structures the bottom part. C A U T IO N (No. pulling it towards you. Remove 4 screws (No. 1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. (Since it collides with carriage) Figure 4-2. the printer mechanism appears just by removing the housing. Removing the Housing Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 105 .2) securing the housing.2) Housing Lift up and remove the housing. and remove the housing. Open the printer cover and turn the PG adjustment lever towards (+) side.2.

Head voltage ID Input (Refer to Chapter 5. if there are two connectors sitting next to each other.Stylus Color 640:C256MAIN. the cable on the right should be connected to the right connector and the cable on the left should be connected to the left one Be sure to perform the following adjustments when the Main board is replaced. the cables never cross with each other in this printer.8. When connecting cables to the connectors. Bi-D adjustment (Refer to Chapter 5. CN8 FFC black Stylus Color 740: CN11 black.7.Stylus Color 740:C257MAIN. A D J U S T M E N T R E Q U IR E D Since the connectors CN 6. C206PSB/PSE . 5. After removing all the cables from the main board. Remove the 5 screws(No. So.1 screws. 640) and CN7. remove the cable connecting to the main board (CN6 with lock device).) 2. CN6/7 white.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. CN3 black. [main board: 10 screws (7 No.10(for 440.2.2) 2.1)] Refer to the next page for the figure. C257PSB/PSE 1. power supply board: 4 screws (No. Pull out the “M/B Shield Plate” a little bit and remove cables which are hung on the A and B holders as you can see in the figure below. CN4 yellow. take all cables out of connectors on the main board. Also. CN 7/8 white. CN5 white. 1. make sure to lock when connecting these cables. CN4 white. C206PSB/PSE . C255 Main. detach the “Shield plate M/B” completely from the printer mechanism. Also. Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 106 . Remove the housing. 640: CN11 black.6 screws). 3 No.1) securing the “M/B Shield plate” on the printer mechanism. Then.2 Removing the Board Assembly Since the main board and power supply circuit board are built in a separate bracket from the printer mechanism. 3. C A U T IO N   NOTE: The main board and power supply board equipped with each printer are as follows . remove the whole bracket from the printer mechanism.2. When removing each board unit from the “M/B Shield plate”. when removing the power supply board. CN6 black. CN5 yellow.)   Stylus Color 440.(Refer to 3.10(for 740) have connector locks. be sure to release the locks before removing the cables.Stylus Color 440:C206MAIN-B. CN9 FFC gray 4. remove the screws securing each unit and shield plate.

1) Main Board [Cable Holder A and B] Power Supply Board (No.1) B (No.1) M/B Shield plate M/B Shield Plate (No.1) Figure 4-3.1) (No.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A (No.6) A (No. Removing the Boards Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 107 . Removing the M/B Shield Plate Figure 4-4.

Stylus Color 740: C209PNL 1. S ta c k e r A s s e m b ly (N o . (Refer to Section 4.3 ) P a n e l S h ie ld P la te P a n e l B o a r d A s s e m b ly C A U T IO N Removing the operation panel also separates the stacker assembly.1. Removing the Operation Panel Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 108 .) 2.1 ) P a n e l A s s e m b ly (N o . Remove two screws (No.3) securing the panel board assembly and remove C206/209 PNL board from the panel assembly. Remove the housing.2. 5.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. Disconnect the FFC from the connector on the C206/209 PNL board. 4. since the operation panel is attached to the stacker assembly. 3.1 ) L e ft P a n e l H o u s in g Figure 4-5. Remove screws (No.2.3 Removing the Operation Panel The panel board equipped with each printer is as follows: .Stylus Color 440/640: C206PNL . (N o . Remove one screw (No.1) securing the operation panel and disconnect the operation panel from the printer mechanism.1) and detach the left panel housing.

3.4.7.9) Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 109 .4 Disassembling the Printer Mechanism Since Stylus Color 440/640/740 do not have the lower housing. Take both black and color ink cartridges out of the printhead unit.) 3. the printer mechanism part should already appear by now.2. Bi-D Adjustment (Chapter 5 /Section 5. (There are 2 pins to determine the location. 5.8. Head Angular Adjustment (Refer to Chapter 5/ Section 5. C H E C K P O IN T   Make sure that the earth board is installed to the carriage correctly. make sure that the location pin on the carriage side is placed in the notch of the printhead.2.1 Removing the Print Head Unit 1.2.2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. (Refer to Chapter 5 for more details. Rotate the flat gear 67. Remove the housing. When you replace the printhead unit.2. Disconnect the FFC from the connector on the drive board built in the printhead unit.2. and remove the printhead unit from the carriage. (Refer to Section 4. this section explains procedures for disassembling the major parts or units of the printer mechanism.): 1. 6. 4. be sure to pack the printer for transportation with a new ink cartridge installed and the carriage in the home position when the printer is turned on.3) 2. Remove the torsion spring 49 and one screw (No. “Installing the Printhead” A D J U S T M E N T R E Q U IR E D C A U T IO N   Since the ink cartridge once taken out can not be used again. Remove the blue covers for black and color ink cartridges from the carriage assembly. perform the following adjustment.2. When you return the printer to the user.1.) When you install the printhead to the carriage. Then move the carriage to the left edge. be sure to install a new ink cartridge when you return the printer to the user.2 towards yourself (front) and release the carriage lock mechanism.2.3) and take the fastener head out. Head Voltage ID Input (Refer to Chapter 5/Section 5. Initial ink charge (Refer to Chapter 5/Section 5. 7. Remove the FFC being placed on the carriage assembly.2. See the following pages for the figures below: Figure 4-6. “Removing the Print Head” Figure 4-7.2.2. 4. Therefore.) 2.) 4.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A O n ly fo r 7 4 0 F F C F a s te n e r H e a d N o te : T h e r e is n o a c tu a to r s o n th e p r in th e a d fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 7 4 0 . P r in th e a d U n it Figure 4-6. Removing the Print Head Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 110 .

Installing the Printhead Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 111 . Stylus Color 440: 1 piece Stylus Color 640: 2 pieces Nozzle Selector has been enclosed into head. Stylus Color 740 Figure 4-7. Make sure that the protrusion of the carriage is aligned with the hole of the earth board. Carriage Assembly Print Head Nozzle Selector.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Make sure that this protrusion is in the U ditch of the priht head side. This part should be touching the CR shaft receiver.

pulling it downward.A.2 Removing the Absorber Tray Assembly .2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. S p a c e r T ra y A b s o r b e r T r a y A s s e m b ly . Removing the Absorber Tray Assembly .A” to the frame and remove it. (Refer to Section 4.1. Remove the operation panel. 4.2.4.) 3. release the hook securing the “Absorber tray assembly .3. make sure to fix it with the spacer tray in the left side of the printer mechanism. On the right side of the printer mechanism.A 1.2. (N o .4 ) C A U T IO N When installing the absorber tray assembly .A Figure 4-8.4) securing “Absorber tray assembly” located on the right side of the printer mechanism. Remove one screw (No. Remove the housing.) 2. (Refer to Section 4.A Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 112 .

 When installing the cleaner head. Release a hook securing the pump assembly to the frame and remove the pump assembly. Remove the housing. remove the hook holding the cap assembly and release two protrusions attached to the frame. set the rubber side (black side) toward the right side of the frame. make sure that the cleaner parts move back and forth by rotating the gear 67.4.) 7. (If it gets damaged.2.2.) See the following pages for the figures below: Figure 4-9.5) securing the pump assembly to the frame.3. 5.  Do not touch the cleaner head with your bare hands. (Refer to Section 4. be careful not to crush nor leave any stress on the ink tube connecting the pump assembly and the cap assembly. (Refer to Section 4. C H E C K P O IN T Since the spring is included among the gears in the pump assembly.A. then take it out towards the bottom of the printer mechanism. (Refer toSection 4.2. be careful that the parts do not pop out during disassembly and assembly. Note that the cap assembly is still connected to the pump assembly by the ink tube at this point. When you replacing the cleaner head built in the pump assembly. When installing the pump assembly.2. Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 113 . and may cause a malfunction in operation.2. (Refer to figures on the next page. do not tighten the screw more than necessary torque. it will not be able to adhere closely to the surface of the print head. (Refer to the figures on the next page. Raise the printer mechanism toward ASF side so that you can see the bottom of the printer mechanism. 6.  Do not let oil or grease touch the head cleaner. After installing the pump assembly.) 8. (Refer to figures on the next page.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4.) 4.2. When assembling the printer.4.) 2. Loosen two screws located on the edge of the paper eject frame assembly and float release the joints for the paper eject assembly and the side frames. Remove the operation panel. “Component of Pump Assembly” C A U T IO N       Do not damage the rubber part (black square) of the cap installed in the cap assembly. moving it toward the right. be careful of the following points. Remove two screws (No. Use gloves or tweezers. lifting up the right side of cap assembly.3 Removing the Pump Assembly and Cap Assembly 1. On the right side of frame. Remove the absorber tray assembly .1.) 3. “Removing the Cap and Pump Assemblies” Figure 4-10.

5) Release a hook from the back of the printer mechanism and remove two protrusions from the subframe.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Loosen screws on the right and left sides and float the Paper eject frame assembly. Release three hooks from the interior of the right frame assembly. Pump Assembly Cap Assembly (No. Figure 4-9. Removing the Cap and Pump Assemblies Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 114 .

Component of Pump Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 115 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Head Cleaner Order of assembling the pump parts. Figure 4-10.

Rotate the gear 67. make sure that two protrusions on the motor bracket are aligned with the location holes in the frame.1) 2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. 4. then move the carriage to the center.1) and remove the CR motor assembly. (Refer to Figure 4-12.2. Remove the housing.6 M a k e s u r e th a t p r o tr u s io n s o f C R fr a m e a r e in th e h o le s o f th e fr a m e w h e n in s ta llin g th e C R m o to r a s s e m b ly . 3. Loosen the timing belt by pushing the driven pulley holder and remove the timing belt from the pulley on the CR motor. C H E C K P O IN T (N o .2. Removing the Timing Belt Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 116 .4 Removing the CR Motor Assembly 1.1 ) After installing the CR motor assembly.2 toward you and release the carriage lock mechanism. Removing and Installing the CR Motor Assembly T o th e In te r io r o f S id e F r a m e D r iv e n P u lle y H o ld e r Figure 4-11. (Refer to Section 4.) D r iv e n P u lle y A s s e m b ly T im in g B e lt C o m p r e s s io n S p r in g 1 9 . Remove two screws(No.4. T o th e E x te r io r o f S id e F r a m e Figure 4-12.

Figure 4-13.) 2. Do not damage or mar the grooves in the gears during the disassembly and assembly.(Refer to Section 4.2. After the ring is removed.8 .R in g G e a r 3 6 C o m b in a tio n S p r in g 8 .) Combination gear 8.A. C H E C K P O IN T    When disassembling the PF motor assembly.2 4.8.1 4 .4. the gear may break.1.6 G e a r 6 7 .2 1 .4 Gear 36 C o m p r e s s io n S p r in g 0 .14. So. (See Figure 4-13. pull the motor assembly out of the frame a little bit and remove it. (Refer to Section 4. Remove the following gears located on the left side of the printer mechanism. try to remove it while holding the whole gear. Remove the housing. G e a r 3 4     Gear 67.2. sliding it into a larger hole in the frame.9 P R M o to r A s s e m b ly C o m b in a tio n G e a r 8 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4.21. Remove 2 hexagon nuts and remove the PF motor assembly.4.2 (Remove the ring with tweezers or a (-) driver.5 Removing the PF Motor Assembly [For Stylus Color 740] 1. Remove the absorber tray assembly .) Be careful of the direction of the wires from the PF motor assembly.2. Removing the PF Motor Assembly for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 117 . if you try to remove the gear 67.4 H e x a g o n N u t C . slightly pulling it toward you.2 by holding its edge.2.6 Combination gear 8.) 3.

Remove the 2 screws securing the PF motor assembly.2. P F M o to r A s s e m b ly Figure 4-14.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [For Stylus Color 440.1.2. 640) Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 118 .2. Revision A C H E C K P O IN T    When disassembling the PF motor assembly. Remove the absorber tray assembly . Remove the housing. (Refer to Figure 4-14.A.) 3. (Refer to Section 4.4.) Be careful of the direction of the wires from the PF motor assembly. sliding it into a larger hole in the frame. pull the motor assembly out of the frame a little bit and remove it. (Refer to Section 4. Do not damage or mar the grooves in the gears during the disassembly and assembly.) 2. Removing the PF Motor Assembly (Stylus Color 440. 640] 1. to the frame.

Remove the housing.2. make sure that the frame and ASF assembly are attached each other without any space between them. Release the fixed hook from the inside of the printer mechanism and remove the gear 34 from the roller shaft in the ASF assembly. C R S c re w M a A S o n A S k e F A th e F a s u re s s e m fra m s s e m w ith a W a s h e r ( N o . releasing the protrusion on the left side of the ASF assembly from the hole in the frame.Right:CR shaft installation screw .2. G e a r 3 4 C H E C K P O IN T   When installing the ASF assembly.1. S. Remove the cables from the cable hook on the printer mechanism and the hook on the ASF assembly. Removing the ASF Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 119 . After removing 2 screws (one No. with a plain washer) Figure 4-15.tight. Sems R2.4.Left:Screw No. 4. Screws for ASF assembly should be used at the following positions. remove the ASF assembly.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4.) 2. (Looking from the back of printer) .7 screw and one CR shaft installation screw).6 Removing the ASF Assembly 1. (Refer to Section 4.7 ) S h a ft In s ta lla tio n S c r e w th a t th e p r o tr u s io n s in th e b ly a r e in th e s e h o le s e w h e n in s ta llin g th e b ly . 3.7 (+Bind.

During assembly.2. C H E C K P O IN T Revision A      During disassembly and assembly of the hopper assembly. Wipe off any grease smeared on other parts. Lift up the right side of paper feed roller assembly a little.1 Removing the Paper Feed Roller Assembly 1. 6. remove the cam part of hopper assembly from the right holes of ASF frame. move the LD roller shaft to the right and remove it from the left side of the ASF frame. “Disassembly of ASF Assembly”. Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 120 . 3.4.6. releasing one leg of the torsion spring 41.4. 5. attach the cam fixing bushing after installing the LD roller shaft to the ASF frame. The steps by here should remove the right and left LD roller assemblies and the hopper assembly. Push the LD roller shaft to the left and remove the left shaft fixing bushing after releasing its hook. Remove the brake lever.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 4.6. 8. See the following page for Figure 4-16.2. (Refer to Section 4. 7. Remove the fixing shaft bushing from the right side of the LD roller shaft and the release hopper lever. Move the left paper feed assembly to the center and remove the cam fixing bushing (white plastic) attached to the left side of LD roller shaft. the black paper feed roller assembly goes on the right side and the one in the standard EPSON color goes on the left of the shaft. Holding the hopper assembly by hand. 4. Be careful of the direction of the hopper lever release when installing it. Remove the ASF assembly.) 2. Remove the right and left sides of the hopper assembly from the protrusions on the ASF frame.2 from the hook of the ASF frame. When installing the right and left paper feed roller assemblies to the LD roller shaft. Make sure that the right and left fixing bushings are installed steadily and do not slip off. do not let the grease on the cam parts touch other parts.

2 A S F F ra m e L e ft S h a ft F ix in g B u s h in g R e le a s e H o p p e r L e v e r ( E P S O N s ta n d a r d c o lo r ) ( B la c k ) P a p e r F e e d R o lle r A s s e m b ly L D R o lle r S h a ft Figure 4-16.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A H o p p e r A s s e m b ly B ra k e L e v e r T o r s io n S p r in g 4 1 . Disassembly of ASF Assembly S h a ft F ix in g B u s h in g Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 121 .

2 Removing the Right and Left LD Roller Assembly 1.6. 5. The paper feed roller assembly and hopper assembly should be disconnected by now. Figure 4-17. Pull out the cam part of the hopper assembly from the hole located on the frame of the right LD roller assembly.4. Release the hook of LD roller assembly at the shaft hole of the paper feed roller assembly. Disassemble the ASF assembly and remove the paper feed roller assembly and hopper assembly from the ASF assembly.) 2. make sure that the hooks are hung on the paper feed assembly.6 6 C H E C K P O IN T   When installing the LD roller assembly. 4. Also.66 to the spring installation position in the paper feed assembly.) D u r in g a s s e m b ly . release the fixed hook of the cover roller LD and remove the LD roller assembly. Pull out the LD roller shaft.6 6 in th e p o s itio n fo r s p r in g in s ta lla tio n o f th e p a p e r fe e d a s s e m b ly a n d h a n g th e b e n t p a r t o f th e s p r in g o n th e h o o k .66 from the back of the hopper assembly.6. Also.2. (Refer to the figure below.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 4. L D R o lle r A s s e m b ly ( R ig h t a n d L e ft) P a p e r F e e d A s s e m b ly ( R ig h t a n d L e ft) Revision A L D R o lle r C o v e r ( R ig h t a n d L e ft) C o m p r e s s io n S p r in g + P a p e r F e e d H o ld e r S h e e t 1 . During assembly.4. Take out the right and left compression springs 1. s e t th e c o m p r e s s io n s p r in g 1 . Disassembly of Paper Feed Roller Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 122 . (Refer to Section 4. 3. do not forget to release the hooks of these springs from the holes located on the back of paper feed assembly by rotating the spring. hang the spring on the hook temporarily. when setting the compression spring 1.2.

5. Installing the PG Lever Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 123 .2. mark present location where the bushing is fixed on the frame so that you can omit gap adjustment after assembly. 3. 8. When installing the washer. Loosen the timing belt by pushing the driven pulley holder and remove the timing belt from the pulley of the CR motor side. 6.7) and rotate the right parallelism adjustment bushing so that it fits in the notch of the frame.1) 2. Slide the driven pulley holder and remove it from the frame. 4.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. Take the compression spring 19. pay attention to its direction. (Refer to Section 4. Release the fixed hook of the PG lever and remove the lever. C H E C K P O IN T    When disassembling the right parallelism adjustment bushing.) Refer to the figure below.6 out of the driven pulley holder. Release the fixed hook of the PG lever support and remove the PG lever support and washer from the edge of the CR guide shaft.7 Removing the Carriage Assembly 1. Remove the driven pulley assembly from the driven pulley holder with the timing belt. P G In s e r t th is s id e to th e h o le o n th e r ig h t fr a m e .(Convex side should face the right parallelism adjustment bushing side. (Refer to the figure next page.7 E llip tic H o le s L e v e r P G S u p p o rt L e v e r Figure 4-18. and remove it. T o th e P G L e v e r T o r s io n S p r in g 6 3 .) 7. refer to the figure below. Remove the housing. Remove one screw(No. When installing the PG lever. Remove the torsion spring hanging on the frame and PG lever.2.4. Remove CR assembly with the CR guide shaft.

Removing the Carriage Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 124 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A C a r r ia g e A s s e m b ly L e ft P a r a lle lis m A d ju s tm e n t B u s h in g C R G u id e S h a ft R ig h t P a r a lle lis m P G A d ju s tm e n t B u s h in g S u p p o rt L e v e r W a s h e r [C o n v e x s id e s h o u ld fa c e to th e b u s h in g s id e d u r in g in s ta lla tio n ] Figure 4-19.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. Remove the paper eject roller assembly. releasing the fixed locks located on the right and left edges of the shaft. Removing the Paper Guide Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 125 .) 6.8 Removing the PF Roller Assembly 1. (N o .1 ) Figure 4-20.7. (black part) Be careful not to damage the combination gears. C H E C K P O IN T L e ft P a p e r G u id e (N o . 8. pay attention not to damage the lever. Slide the PF roller assembly to the right and pull it out. 4.1) on the printer mechanism and disassemble the cable guide board. releasing their springs from the hooks in the frame.) 3. releasing the hooks. 7. since its surface is specially coated to improve paper feeding.B. Remove six upper paper guide assemblies. Remove the front paper guide . since one of the upper paper guide assemblies to be installed on the right side overlaps with the PE detector lever. Remove the housing.(Refer to Section 4. Remove three screws(No.B. 5. Release the fixed hook located on the left side of the PF roller assembly shaft and rotate it so that the protrusion on the shaft (white) and hole for receiving the shaft in the frame align.(Refer to Section 4.4.2.4. (Refer to next page.) 2.2.1. Be careful not to damage the hook during disassembly and assembly of the front paper guide . Be careful not to scratch the PF roller assembly during disassembly and assembly. Remove the carriage assembly.2.1 ) C a b le G u id e B o a r d U p p e r P a p e r G u id e A s s e m b ly U p p e r P a p e r G u id e S h a ft T o r s io n S p r in g 1 1 7 .6 ( 6 p o s itio n s )     During disassembly and assembly of the upper paper guide assemblies.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A F r o n t P a p e r G u id e . Removing the Paper Eject Roller Assembly Figure 4-22. E je c t P a p e r R o lle r A s s e m b ly P F R o lle r A s s e m b ly Figure 4-21.B A lig n th e p r o tr u s io n in th e P F r o lle r a s s e m b ly w ith th e h o le in th e fr a m e fo r h o ld in g th e s h a ft. Removing the PF Roller Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 126 .

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. if necessary.1. (Refer to Section 4. r e m o v e th e P E p a p e r d e te c to r a s s e m b ly . Remove the PE board assembly and PE lever.2 2 Figure 4-23.) 2. P E H o ld e r T h is s id e s h o u ld b e in s ta lle d o n th e fr a m e . P E B o a r d A s s e m b ly P E L e v e r T o r s io n S p r in g 0 . (F ro m b a c k s id e o f th e fr a m e ) During assembly. make sure that the tip (sensor part) of the detector lever is in the hole of paper guide assembly. s lid in g it u p w a r d .2. Remove the housing.9 Removing the PE Paper Detector Assembly 1. Release two fixed hooks securing the PE detector assembly from the back of the frame and remove the PE detector assembly. C H E C K P O IN T A fte r r e le a s in g tw o h o o k s . Removing the PE Detector Assembly Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 127 .4.2. sliding it upward.

10 Removing the HP Detector 1. Remove the cable from the HP detector and take it out after releasing the fixed hook. Removing the HP Detector Chapter 4 Disassembly and Assembly 128 .2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. H P D e te c to r Figure 4-24. (Refer to Section 4.4.2.1.) 2. Remove the housing.

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Perform Bi-d adjustment. Perform Vh voltage writing operation. 2. • When you move the printhead angle adjusting lever. 3. • When you replace or remove the printhead. 2.1. 1 5. 2. 1. Perform initial ink charge. 4 Replacement or Removal of the Carriage Unit Replace of the CR Motor Replacement of the Printer Mechanism 2 3 Initial Ink Charge Head Voltage ID Input 5 6 4 Printing Head Angle Adjustment Bi-D Adjustment 5 Chapter 5 Adjustment 130 . 4. Perform initial ink charge. • When you move the parallelism adjustment bushing. 3. 2. Perform Bi-d adjustment. Perform initial ink charge. 1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table below shows the actions taken and required adjustments in the order to be performed. 5. • When you replace the CR Motor. Perform printhead angle adjustment. Note) The values stored in this address are not erased by EEPROM reset operation. 2. Table 5-1 Adjustment Required No. Perform Bi-d Adjustment. Perform Bi-d adjustment. Content of Operation Removal of the printhead Adjustment Procedure 1. • When you replace or remove the printhead. Perform Bi-d adjustment. Perform CG TAble setting (only for Stylus Color 740) 1.1 Overview This chapter describes adjustments required when the printer is disassembled and assembled after repair. • When you replace the main board. Perform Bi-d Adjustment. 2 Replacement of the printhead 3 Replacement of the main board 1. Perform printhead angle adjustment. 3. Perform parallel adjustment. • When you replace the printhead. 3.1 Required Adjustments Stylus Color 440/640/740 require the following adjustments. • When you replace or remove the printhead. 3. • When you replace the main board. Perform printhead angle adjustment. 1. (Refer to Table 5-1) Perform any necessary adjustment referring to the figures and procedures described throughout this chapter. Perform Head Voltage ID Input. Perform Vh voltage writing operation. Table 5-2 Actions Taken and Adjustment Required No. 1 Adjustment Item Parallelism Adjustment Conditions • When you replace or remove the Carriage guide shaft.

EXE SC640.EXE SC740. gre ase or ob sta cle s on the thickn ess gau ge be fore you use it. 1. Table 5-3 Adjustment Tools Required No.1.04 mm Each Mechanism Settings Exclusive Program. E rase an y dirt. 1 2 Name Thickness Gauge Adjustment Program Adjustment Item Parallelism Adjustment Contents/Spec.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 5.2 Adjustment Tools Required Table 5-3 below shows adjustment tools for Stylus Color 440/640/740.EXE C A U T IO N   N eve r use the ben t (cu rved or tilted) or rusty th ickness ga uge. Chapter 5 Adjustment 131 . SC440.

move the carriage right and left and make sure that the thickness gauge does not move for the both settings.1 Parallelism Adjustment When replacing the carriage assembly or removing it during printer mechanism disassembly. Chapter 5 Adjustment 132 . Move the right parallelism adjustment bushing one notch to the rear (Gap will be narrowed). Move the carriage to the position that the printhead overlaps the thickness gauge. [Checking parallelism] 9. Also. From this thickness with which the thickness gauge starts moving with the carriage. 11. go back to Step 1 and repeat the adjustment. C H E C K P O IN T   Put the thickness gauge on the flat side of the rib of the front paper guide . Perform Steps 2 to 7 for the left parallelism adjustment bushing. move the gear of the right parallelism adjustment bushing one notch toward you. move the right parallelism adjustment bushing one notch toward you (Gap will be widen). (Never use a rusty or dirty thickness gauge. (Gap is small. 5. Be careful not to leave any mar or dirt on the surface of the printhead.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 5.2 Adjustment This section explains specific procedures for each adjustment required for Stylus Color 440/640/740.B.) 3.) 6. 10. Install the "parallelism adjustment bushing” for right and left frame and set them on the peaking of the upper frame side so that they match with “the standard mark of parallelism adjustment bushing". If the thickness gauge does not move.B. Set the PG lever front.2. do not push the thickness gauge hard against the head. 5. Perform steps 1 to 4 again. Move the carriage to the center and set the thickness gauge on the fixed position of front paper guide . move it. Move the right parallelism adjustment bushing to the rear until the thickness gauge moves with the carriage when you move the carriage about 20 mm right and left.) [Right Parallelism Adjustment] 1.Then check that the thickness gauge moves along with the carriage. If the gap is adjusted correctly. 7. 12. (Gap will be widen. pulling the timing belt with your hand. Make sure that the thickness gauge does not move right and left along with the carriage when the carriage is moved about 20 mm. When you move the carriage. [Left Parallelism Adjustment] 8. perform the parallelism adjustment during assembling and set the standard distance from the surface of the printhead to the paper surface. (Gap will be narrowed.B as you can see in the figure 4-1 on the next page 4. 2. C A U T IO N   Do not scratch the special coated surface of the PF roller assembly and rib surface of the front paper guide . With the PG lever set front (gap is small) and then rear.

B" Overlap = 0. Parallelism Adjustment CR Rib: Avoid 2ribs from left Carriage [Thickness Gauge] Rib: Avoid 1 rib at right end Assembly *Put the gauge on a flat face *Align the center of gauge and the ribs "ROLLER. HEAD" Figure 5-1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [Fixing Parallelism Adjustment Bushing] P o s itio n M a r k Revision A 13.5 mm. P A R A L L E L A D J U S T . P G " Left "PAPER GUIDE. "L E V E R .) When completing this adjustment. Fix the right and left parallelism adjustment bushings with screws. 2. rotate the gear 67. FRONT. R IG H T " Figure 5-2. ASSEMBLY. 1. (No. Rotate the gear 67.2 and move the head cleaner to the printer rear side. PF" "PAPER GUIDE.5mm or more Printhead (Nose face) "CLEANER.1 screw for each. Then.2 and return the head cleaner to the front position.B" Right (HP side) F o rw a rd ( G a p : W id e r ) (+ ) B a c k w a rd (G a p : N a rro w e r) S id e F r a m e (0 ) "B U S H . Setting of the Gauge at Parallelism Adjustment Figure 5-3. Overlap of Head Surface and Cleaner Blade Chapter 5 Adjustment 133 . FRONT. 3. check the overlap amount of the printhead and head cleaner. Move the carriage next to the head cleaner and make sure that overlap between the tip of the printhead and cleaner head is more than 0.

5.2. Stylus Color 640 has no CG on the C256 Main board. You must type the model name correctly." or "Is the model name correct?" "Is the model name correct?" Message: "Is the model name correct?" Message: "Not registered" "Not registored. so that you can not print out the NLSP characters. Basic adjustment procedure by using this program are shown in the right column. Interface Flow of Adjustment Program Chapter 5 Adjustment 134 . SC740. Therefore. eliminating difference of each printer mechanism's characteristics." Type "E" while pressing the Alt key. SC640. in case that the combination of the printer mechanism and main board changes or the printhead is replaced during repair. Yes NLSP or Standard? Standard Setting the Destination to World and CG table to the Standard ver.2.EXE. it is necessary to set the correct information for each printer mechanism in order to maintain consistent printing function and quality.1 About Adjustment Program The adjustment program (Program name:SC440. "Model name is not registored .2 Adjustment by Adjustment Program In this printer.EXE) enables you to set various values correctly to prevent malfunction and fluctuation of printing quality and printing function caused by difference in components and assembly when the printer components are replaced during repair.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A The flowchart below shows the steps to follow before entering the main menu. using the exclusive adjustment program.2. However. Start Model Name confirmation by using Nibble-mode. To the Main menu Figure 5-4.EXE. 5. NLSP Setting the Destination to World and CG table to the NLSP ver. you must set and save the correct information to the main board. *: This prompt is only available for Stylus Color 640 and 740. Which is the message on the screen. Yes No Destination and CG table change mode The model name has been typed correctly? No to Retype mode Select "Yes" or "No".

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Main menu ESC Key Return Key Adjustment Maintenance A4 Check Pattern Market/Destination Check Head Cleaning(CL2) Head Voltage ID Input Ink Charge Flag Reset Head Angular Adjustment Transportation Liquid Charge Bi-D Adjustment Protection Counter value Figure 5-5. Options in the Program and Keys to Use Chapter 5 Adjustment 135 .

Connect the printer and PC and turn on the printer. * The adjustment program name provided with each printer is shown below.2. read the instructions carefully and take the appropriate steps. go to Step 5.2.2.EXE.EXE for Stylus Color 640 A(In case of FD):\SC740.2. Type the exclusive program name* SC440.EXE on the DOS prompt.2. Type SC440. C h e c k in g th e m o d e l n a m e n o w .2. be sure to read the instructions in the following step carefully to take the proper steps. SC640. however. Therefore. 6 4 0 . Chapter 5 Adjustment 136 .2. A(In case of FD):\SC440.EXE. Following screen appears. Therefore. Insert the disk for the adjustment program to the floppy disk drive.2. Initial Screen (1) If the printer’s model name has been registered. 1.EXE for Stylus Color 740 N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . 5.2.1. SC640. Figure 5-6.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. or SC740. NLSP or Standard.EXE for Stylus Color 440 A(In case of FD):\SC640.2 Entering the Main menu Before performing any adjustment.2. If no model name is registered.1 / Step 1. or SC740 on the DOS or DOS prompt.) S ta r tin g th e s e r v ic e p r o g r a m . you may have to take the following extra steps before entering the main menu depending on the printer model name and mode name registration status. you need to enter the main menu.2. go to Section 5.) Setting the CG (Section 5. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to   Registering the model name (Section 5. 2. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . 3. you must set the correct CG.2. [For Stylus Color 740] If your printer is Stylus Color 740.

The main menu shown below appears. and you must proceed to Section 5. Main Menu of the Program E S C : P r e v io u s U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E N T E R : O K N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . Chapter 5 Adjustment 137 . a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . After a few seconds.2 / Step 1.2. Revision A M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to If the printer is Stylus Color 440 or 640. 6 4 0 . ****** E P S O N S ty lu s C O L O R < > < > 6 4 0 S E R V IC E P R O G R A M V e r s io n 1 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 5.2. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e .2. If the printer is Stylus Color 740. the model name appears on the screen shown below.) N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .2. 6 4 0 . 6.2. Proceed to one of the following steps.1 / Step 1 as the screen automatically advances to the Mode Name Null Condition screen (Figure 5-9).0 ****** S E R V IC E IT E M S < > < > < < A d ju s tm e n t > > < < M a in te n a n c e > > < < P r in t A 4 P a tte r n > > M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to E s c : Q u it U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r : O K Is th e m o d e l n a m e c o rre c t? Y e s N o ( S e le c t to c h a n g e th e C G o r m a r k e t in fo r m a tio n . go to Step 6. go to Section 5. Figure 5-7. Initial Screen (2) C A U T IO N If the screen above does not appear. it means no model name is registered.2. Figure 5-8.

proceed to Section 5. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e .1 Registering the printer model name 1. If you mistype the model name. paying attention to the text formats. uppercase or lowercase. Figure 5-10. be sure to read the instructions below carefully to take the proper steps.2. you must set the correct CG. 6 4 0 . If no model name is registered.2 / Step 6. the screen shown below appears.2. Be sure to type the model name in exactly the same way as shown above. P le a s e ty p e th e p r in te r m o d e l n a m e .2. Model Name Input Screen Chapter 5 Adjustment 138 . 6 4 0 . referring to the box below. return to Section 5.2. Type the correct model name. and the program advances to the Model Name Input Screen. C A U T IO N Figure 5-9. If the printer is Stylus Color 740. the program will automatically return to the model name input screen (Figure 5-10). a n d th e n p re s s th e E n te r k e y . the model name appears on the Initial Screen (2) (Figure 5-7).2. If the printer is Stylus Color 440/640.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 5.2. NLSP or Standard. > > _ After a few seconds.2 / Step 1. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . "-"means a space. N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .2. Proceed to one of the following steps. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to Revision A 2. Stylus_COLOR_440 Stylus_COLOR_640 Stylus_COLOR_740 C A U T IO N    S ta r tin g S E R V IC E P R O G R A M P r in te r m o d e l n a m e is n o t r e g is te r e d . N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .2. Model Name Null Condition M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to For Stylus Color 740: If the printer is Stylus Color 740. 3. Therefore. Press the E key while pressing the Alt key.

S ta n d a rd N L S P C A U T IO N E s c : P r e v io u s U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r : O K N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .2. (For Stylus Color 740 only) Perform one of the followings: Revision A  If your Stylus Color 740 supports the NLSP characters.  Standard: There is no IC6 on C257 Main board. 2. 1. S e le c t th e d e s tin a tio n .2 / Step 6 to enter the main menu. you are required to set the correct CG according to the model by following the steps described in this section. select Standard. Return to Section 5. 6 4 0 . The CG value has been correctly set. Figure 5-11. select NLSP by using the reverse carols. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . (For Stylus Color 740 only) Select "No" on the Initial Screen (2) (Figure 5-7).EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 5. Do not select the NLSP if your Stylus Color 740 does not support the NLSP characters. If your Stylus Color 740 does not support the NLSP characters.  NLSP: There is IC6 on C257 Main board.2. and the screen below appears.2.2 Setting the CG (Destination information) (For Stylus Color 740 only) Since there are two models for Stylus Color 740. Be sure to perform this operation because a spare C257 Main board has the CG set to Standard at factory.2. the standard model and NLSP model.2. Destination Setting Screen for Stylus Color 740 Chapter 5 Adjustment 139 .  M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 7 4 0 A u to The program automatically returns to the Initial Screen (2) (Figure 5-7) after a few seconds. You can distinguish the NLSP model from Standard model by referring to the following point on the C257 Main board.

and the printer automatically enters the initial ink charge sequence.( 1 /7 o f B la c k a n d 1 /1 1 o f Y M C o f e x is tin g in k is c o n s u m e d e a c h tim e . because the ink amount used for the initial ink charge operation is so large. perform initial ink charge and return the printer after making sure that ink is ejected correctly from the printhead. . By using the Up/Down arrow key. N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . E s c : Q u it U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r: O K 4. Press the Enter key while the reverse cursor is indicating Yes. Figure 5-12. < M A IN T E N A N C E > Figure 5-13. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . (Refer to Section 5. after you replaced any of the following units. and the Maintenance Menu below appears.) Chapter 5 Adjustment 140 .. [ T o ta l q u a n tity o f b la c k in k a b s o r p tio n = 2 .N o te th e in k a m o u n t c o n s u m e d fo r th is o p e r a tio n .2.P e r fo r m in g th e in itia l in k c h r g e .) * * P e rfo rm th is o p e r a tio n a fte r in s ta llin g b o th n e w in k c a r tr id g e s . a n d 7 4 0 p r in te r s e x c e p t fo r p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k a b s o r p tio n q u a n tity . * * In itia l In k C h a r g e .. Initial Ink Charge Menu C A U T IO N H e a In k c T ra n In d ic d c le a n in g h a r g e fla g r e s e t s p o r ta tio n L iq u id C h a r g e a tio n o f th e c o u n te r v a lu e fo r th e w a s te in k p a d Before you set the initial ink charge flag. replace the installed cartridges with new ones. 6 4 0 . Therefore.) 2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 3. select Maintenance using the Up/ Down arrow key. Enter the main menu.2. select Ink Charge Flag Reset in the maintenance menu (Figure 5-12).0 ****** N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e E P S O N S ty lu s C O L O R 4 4 0 . and the Initial Ink Charge Menu below appears.2. In the main menu (Figure 5-7). 5. 6 4 0 .2.2 9 m l ] [ T o ta l q u a n tity o f c o lo r in k a b s o r p tio n = 3 . (It takes 90 seconds for this operation to complete the whole sequence.2. Turn off the printer and back on after 10 seconds.3 Initial Ink Charge Operation There is no ink charged in the ink path of a spare printhead and printer mechanism. E s c : Q u it U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r : O K M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to * * * * * * E P S O N S ty lu s C O L O R 6 4 0 S E R V IC E P R O G R A M V e r s io n 1 .4 5 m l ] 1. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to   After replacing the printer mechanism After replacing or removing the printhead D o y o u w a n t to r e s e t th e in itia l in k c h a r g e fla g ? Y e s N o . Maintenance Menu of the Program 5.

Enter the main menu.2.) 2.> > B la c k & C o lo r h e a d c le a n in g E s c : Q u it U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r : O K N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .2. 640. which was performed to prevent ink from being unnecessarily consumed when cleaning was repeated without any printout. 6 4 0 . Stylus Color 440/640/740 is alternatively equipped with the strongest cleaning sequence CL2 contained in this adjustment program.2. Cleaning Menu 4. (It takes 60 seconds for the process to complete. With this sequence. However. Stylus Color 440. enter the Initial ink charge sequence by referring to Section 5. < < P o w e r fu l c le a n in g ( C L 2 ) w ill b e d o n e in th is m o d e . you can forcibly solve the clogged nozzle problem caused by viscous ink.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1.2. 5.2. (Refer to Section 5. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e .4 Head Cleaning Operation Different from the previous models.2. select Head cleaning. C A U T IO N M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to M o d e s e le c tio n o f h e a d c le a n in g If you can not recover the clogged nozzles despite you performed CL2 operation. By using the Up/Down arrow key. and the following screen appears.2. Press the Enter key. The printer enters the CL2 sequence.) Chapter 5 Adjustment 141 . and 740 have no dummy cleaning sequence called CL3. Apply the Maintenance menu (Figure 5-12).3. 3. Figure 5-14.

Current Protection Counter Conformation (1) Screen Chapter 5 Adjustment 142 . r e p la c e th e w a s te in k p a d .5 Protection Counter Indicate/Reset The program provided with this manual can let you confirm or clear the current protection counter value. select Indication of the counter value for the waste ink pad. 5. Figure 5-15.2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e .2. By using the Up/Down arrow key.2. (Of course.2.) [Confirming the current protection counter value] 1. The screen below appears. you can confirm or clear the current protection value by main unit alone. Enter the main menu. Press the Enter key while the reverse cursor is indicating Check the protect counter value. (Refer to Section 5.) 2.8 0 0 p o in ts .2. Refer to table 1-21 and 1-22 for details. Current Protection Counter Conformation (2) C h e c k th e p r o te c t c o u n te r v a lu e C le a r th e p r o te c t c o u n te r v a lu e E s c : Q u it U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r: O K N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . The screen below appears. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to R e a d in g o u t th e p r e s e n t p r o te c t c o u n te r v a lu e C o u n te r V a lu e ( d e c ) = 3 1 3 p o in ts M a x im u m is 1 9 . E s c : P r e v io u s N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . 6 4 0 . Apply the maintenance menu (Figure 5-12). 3. 6 4 0 . If it is o v e r 9 . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to P r o te c tio n C o u n te r C H E C K /C L E A R Figure 5-16. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e .8 0 0 p o in ts .

If you select Have not replaced. Be sure to replace the installed waste ink pad with a new one after or before you clear the current protection counter value. The screen below appears.2. (Refer to Section 5. the current screen automatically returns to the previous screen (Figure 5-17). select the Clear the protect counter value on the screen. The Current Protection Counter Conformation (1) Screen shown in Figure 5-15 appears. E s c : P r e v io u s M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to T h e w a s te in k p a d m u s t b e r e p la c e d b e fo r e c le a r in g th e c o u n te r . 6 4 0 . Figure 5-18. N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . Press the Enter key while the reverse cursor is indicating Already replaced. The screen shown below appears.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 [Clearing the current protection counter value] 1. Apply the maintenance menu. 6 4 0 . Zero Clear of Protect Counter Value A lr e a d y r e p la c e d H a v e n o t r e p la c e d C A U T IO N   E s c : P r e v io u s U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r: O K N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .2 ) 2.2. By using the Up/Down arrow key. N o w c le a r in g th e p r o te c t c o u n te r ! < < T h e p ro te c t c o u n te r h a s b e e n re s e t to z e ro > > C h e c k th e c o u n te r b y p r e s s in g th e E s c k e y tw ic e . a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . Current Protection Counter Clear Screen Chapter 5 Adjustment 143 . 4. 3. Enter the main menu. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to Revision A 5. Figure 5-17. select the item Indication of the counter value for the waste ink pad in the maintenance menu (Figure 5-12). By using the Up/Down arrow key.

if you set the destination to "Standard" despite your Stylus Color 740 supports NLSP characters. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to * * * * * * E P S O N S ty lu s C O L O R 6 4 0 S E R V IC E P R O G R A M V e r s io n 1 . select Market Destination Check. and you are required to set the suitable destination depending on the type of the main board supported. there are two models for Stylus Color 740. users can not use the NLSP characters despite their printers are equipped with the CGROM(IC6) on the main board. N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . Therefore. The following screen appears. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . For this reason. 6 4 0 .6 Market/Destination Check (only for Stylus Color 740) As already mentioned. Standard model and NLSP model. You can distinguish the NLSP model from the Standard one by checking the following points on the C257 Main board: *Standard: There is no IC6 on C257 Main board. (See Section 5. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to C h e c k in g th e M a r k e t D e s tin a tio n C h e c k in g a p r e s e n t M a r k e t D e s tin a tio n E s c : P r e v io u s E n te r: O K N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . Enter the main menu. *NLSP: There is IC6 on C257 Main board. you have to set it as a NLSP version in the EEPROM after installing a new NLSP version board (with IC6 mounted). 5. 6 4 0 .2.) 2. The following screen appears.2. it has already been set as a standard version in the EEPROM.2. Figure 5-19.D ir e c tio n a l A d ju s tm e n t E s c : Q u it U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r: O K C A U T IO N    Do not select "NLSP" unless your Stylus Color 740 supports the NLSP characters. Market/Destination Checking Screen Chapter 5 Adjustment 144 . always confirm the market/destination status on the Destination Setting Screen for Stylus Color 740 (Figure 5-19) after you change or set a CG. they will not be used.0 ****** < < A d ju s tm e n t > > M a r k e t D e s tin a tio n C h e c k H e a d V o lta g e ID In p u t H e a d A n g u la r A d ju s tm e n t ( P r in t C h e c k P a tte r n ) B i.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 1. Without this operation (Market/destination setting).2. Even though your spare C257 Main board is a NLSP version. Figure 5-20. Adjustment Menu of the Program 3. On the other hand. Apply the adjustment menu. By using the Up/Down arrow key.2 .

Figure 5-21. 6 4 0 . The terms World and Standard show the current value set in the destination and CG addresses in the EEPROM. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . and the screen below appears. Market/Destination Confirmation Menu 5. Press the Enter key.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 4. You can return to the adjustment menu by pressing the Esc key twice. Chapter 5 Adjustment 145 . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to Revision A R e a d in g o u t a p r e s e n t M a r k e t D e s tin a tio n M a r k e t d e s tin a tio n is W o r ld S ta n d a r d C u r r e n t D e s tin a tio n C u rre n t C G E s c : P r e v io u s N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .

refer to the table 5-2 and perform any appropriate adjustments or operations. If an ID is not written correctly.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4.2. A C T U A T O R V O L T A G E ID E n te r: O K Figure 5-23. By using the Up/Down arrow key. You can find the VH voltage ID on the following position: 3 5 8   Printhead: Printer mechanism: On the side face of the printhead. When exchanging the main board 2. select Adjustment in the main menu. This adjustment is required in the following cases. By using the Up/Down arrow key. th e ID is F o r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 6 4 0 . When exchanging the printer mechanism H e a d v o lta g e a d ju s tm e n t C h e c k p re s e n t d a ta C h a n g e d a ta E s c : P r e v io u s U p /D o w n a r r o w s : S e le c t E n te r : O K C A U T IO N N o te : T h is s c r e e n is c o m m o n fo r S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . (See Section 5.2. make a note of VH voltage ID appointed in advance.2. Head Voltage ID Check/Input Select Menu 5. (Figure 5-19. th e ID is 1. F o r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . select Change data. This operation is considered the most important to maintain proper ink discharging system. Before or after performing this operation. By using Up/Down arrow key.7 Head Voltage ID Input Head voltage value adjustment function enables you to write printhead ID. it results in white or color lines and also gives bad influence on dot weight.) 3.2.) The following screen appears. 6 4 0 .2. select Head Voltage ID Input in the adjustment menu. th e ID is F o r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 7 4 0 . A u to d ig its d ig its d ig its M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 E n te r th e H E A D 5 d ig it v o lta g e ID = 2. 1. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r th e p ro g ra m n a m e . Apply the main menu (Figure 5-21). Figure 5-22. When replacing any of the parts above. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to 5. Head Voltage ID Input Menu Chapter 5 Adjustment 146 . When exchanging the printhead 3. and the following screen appears. On the label of the packing box of the printer mechanism.

the screen automatically advances consequently. The screen returns to the Head Voltage ID Check/Input Select Menu. (See Figure 5-22. Input ID Confirmation Menu 1 8 2 1 8 h a s b e e n w r itte n in E E P R O M a s th e H E A D A C T U A T O R V O L T A G E ID .) 8. The screen below appears. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its . E s c : P r e v io u s T h is p r o c e s s ta k e s a b o u t 5 s e c o n d s . Figure 5-25. When you input the head ID value. Press the Esc key once. E s c : P r e v io u s N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its . H E A D V O L T A G E ID = 1 8 2 1 8 N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . select Check present data on the screen. Head Voltage ID Writing Screen Chapter 5 Adjustment 147 . as shown below: Revision A 7.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 6. 6 4 0 . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to W r itin g to E E P R O M n o w . 6 4 0 . By using the Up/Down arrow key. 6 4 0 . R e a d in g th e p r e s e n t h e a d v o lta g e v a lu e . a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . Figure 5-24.

When the carriage unit is replaced. By using the Up/Down arrow key. Print the check pattern in the adjustment program to determine the angle degree needed for the printhead. Then move the adjustment lever in the carriage unit to set the printhead angle referring to the printed check pattern. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its .2. Select Head Angular Adjustment Pattern and press Enter key. 6 4 0 .2. the exclusive lever for adjusting the printhead angle is installed on the side of the carriage unit. and color overlapping is not performed correctly and color/white line problem occurs as a result. 1.2. This adjustment is required in the following cases. you are able to adjust the printhead angle without removing the ink cartridge. in order to adjust the printhead angle correctly. (See Section 5.2. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c if ic in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its .2. N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .) NOTE: If you perform this adjustment with the upper case installed. select Head Angular Adjustment.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 2. R e tu r n th e c a r r ia g e to th e h o m e p o s itio n . Therefore. Remove the upper case from the main unit. 6 4 0 .    When a printhead is replaced. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to C A U T IO N Before or after performing this operation. they can adversely influence the printhead angle.) 3. (Refer to Chapter 4. Current Head Angular Confirmation Menu (2) Chapter 5 Adjustment 148 . slight variations are created in printheads and carriage (which are used as a printhead base.8 Head Angular Adjustment During production. N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S t y lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . By moving this lever. The screen below appears and the printer prints the head angular adjustment pattern (Figure 5-28). select Adjustment in the main menu. The following screen appears. Current Head Angular Confirmation Menu (1) 4. select “Move the carriage to the head angular adjustment position” on Current Head Angular Confirmation Menu (1) screen (Figure 5-26) before loosening the screw. T h e H e a d A n g u la r A d ju s tm e n t p a tte r n is n o w p r in tin g . By using the Up/Down arrow key. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to H e a d A n g u la r A d ju s tm e n t H e a d A n g u la r A d ju s tm e n t p a tte r n M o v e th e c a r r ia g e to th e h e a d a n g u la r a d ju s tm e n t p o s itio n . refer to Table 5-2 and perform appropriate adjustments or operations.) If these differences are not adjusted. Figure 5-27. Figure 5-26. 5. E s c : P r e v io u s E n te r: O K When the angle adjustment lever is moved. Apply the main menu (Figure 5-21).

) To move this down. move the lever to the left (front). Head Angular Adjustment Pattern (BK-M) Figure 5-28. Loosen the printhead securing screw securing the printhead on the carriage. Correct condition = evenly spaced To move this up. Lever Operation and Corresponding Change in Pattern Figure 5-29. Adjusting Lever Figure 5-30.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 6. Screw Position NOTE: Make sure to loosen this screw. Sample of Head Angular Adjustment Pattern 5. Chapter 5 Adjustment 149 . Printhead securing screw move the lever to the right (rear). (You don't need to remove it completely. Otherwise. . Look at the black/magenta combination in the pattern and move the adjusting lever to make the magenta lines stay between the black lines with even space. The figure below shows how the pattern changes as the adjusting lever moves right (rear) or left (front). the printhead angle will no change even if the adjusting lever moves.

10. The printer prints out a head angular adjustment pattern and the screen automatically returns to the Current Head Angular Confirmation Menu (1) shown in the figure below. tighten the loosened screw. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its . select Head angular adjustment pattern again. 9. E s c : P r e v io u s E n te r: O K N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . After changing the position of the adjust lever.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 7. Chapter 5 Adjustment 150 . 6 4 0 . R e tu r n th e c a r r ia g e to th e h o m e p o s itio n . Figure 5-31. Repeat the procedures from Step 5 to Step9 until the combination pattern of black/magenta is correct. Current Head Angular Confirmation Menu (1) 8. Verify the pattern on the printout again. Revision A M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to H e a d A n g u la r A d ju s tm e n t H e a d A n g u la r A d ju s tm e n t p a tte r n M o v e th e c a r r ia g e to th e h e a d a n g u la r a d ju s tm e n t p o s itio n . After completing the adjustment. and reinstall the upper case only when you remove it.

and the screen bellow appears. NOTE: As shown in the sample. p re s e n t d a ta .2. this directional difference among Bi-D patterns should not be considered. Press the Enter key.2.D a d ju s tm e n t p a tte r n A d ju s t C h e c k p r e s e n t a d ju s tm e n t d a ta E s c : P r e v io u s U p /D o w n : S e le c t E n te r: O K N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . select Print the Bi-D adjustment pattern on the screen. select Adjustment in the main menu. which is caused by slippage of printing timing in right and left directions during the Bi-directional printing. By using the Up/Down arrow key.) The following screen appears.2. Apply the main menu (Figure 5-21). By using the Up/Down arrow key. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its .2.) 2. (See Section 5.D a d ju s tm e n t p a tte r n fo r th e p r e s e n t d a ta ? 2 0 0 C P S : p re s e n t d a ta -2 . M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to      Replacing the Print mechanism Replacing the main board Replacing the CR motor Replacing the Carriage Assembly Replacing g the Printhead P r in t a B i. which is an ink jet printer inevitably performs a periodical cleaning specified by the flashing timer even during Bi-D pattern printing. (See the sample pattern in the following page. you are required to perform this adjustment after performing the following operations.D ir e c tio n a l A d ju s tm e n t P r in t th e B i. Therefore. Bi-D Adjustment Menu Chapter 5 Adjustment 151 . Figure 5-32.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 4. This unexpected change in direction is caused by an ink jet printerspecific reason. By using the Up/Down arrow key. and you can always confirm and adjust the pattern correctly by referring to gap amount only. Figure 5-33. 6 4 0 . 3. However. M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to E s c : P r e v io u s E n te r: O K N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 . p re s e n t d a ta + 2 1.2.9 Bi-D Adjustment You perform this adjustment to correct differences in printing positions. gaps between passes are sometimes created in different directions among patterns. select Bi-Directional Adjustment in the adjustment menu. Before Printing the Bi-D pattern 5. so that the printing direction suddenly changes. The printer starts printing a Bi-D adjustment pattern. 6 4 0 . (See Figure 5-19. 5. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its .) B i.

0 200 CPS Bi-D Pattern : Data = 0 E s c : P r e v io u s U p /D o w n : S e le c t E n te r: O K N o te : T h e in fo r m a tio n p r o v id e d in th is s e r v ic e to o l is c o m m o n fo r th e S ty lu s C o lo r 4 4 0 .D A d ju s tm e n t Left Gap S e le c t a n a d ju s tm e n t v a lu e w ith th e U p /D o w n a r r o w k e y s . (See Figure 5-32. Bi-D Value Input Menu 7. After you set the value correctly. select Adjust on the Bi-D adjustment menu (Figure 5-32). Bi-D ADjustment Pattern Sample 10. The current screen returns to the Bi-D adjustment menu. 8.) Figure 5-34. Using the keys. a n d 7 4 0 e x c e p t fo r s o m e p r in te r s p e c ific in fo r m a tio n s u c h a s in k c o u n te r lim its . 6 4 0 . The value 0 (blue) appears in the center of the screen and changes up/down every time you press the Up/Down arrow key.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 6. and the program stores the selected value. Then the screen below appears. By using the Up/Down key. apply the number for the most properly aligned pattern in the Bi-D adjustment pattern print. Chapter 5 Adjustment 152 . Press the Esc key once. 9. press the Enter key. Right Gap 200 CPS Bi-D Pattern : Data = 2 Figure 5-35. Repeat the procedure from Step3 to Step9 until the Bi-D adjustment pattern is correct. 200 CPS Bi-D Pattern : Data = -2 M S -D O S P ro m p t-S C 6 4 0 A u to 2 0 0 C P S B i.

  MAINTENANCE .

and hold down the cleaning button on the control panel for more than 3 seconds. The printer enters the built-in cleaning sequence. Inside the printer: Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any paper dust. take the following actions to clear the error. note that the points suggested below are only to check for dirt.1. (During the sequence. ASSEMBLY. These chemicals can damage the components of the printer. use a cloth moistened with neutral detergent to wipe it off. etc. the printer indicates “MAINTENANCE ERROR” and the waste ink pad should be replaced. and perform appropriate cleaning if necessary.1 Overview This section describes the points and the procedures for maintaining the printer in its optimum condition.) has occurred or the printer indicates “MAINTENANCE ERROR”. Therefore. to clean the printer. (Use soft brush to wipe off any dusts. 6. 2. C A U T IO N  Head Cleaning The printer has a built-in head cleaning function and is activated through the control panel operation.1. the POWER indicator is blinking. Confirm that the printer is in stand-by state (the POWER indicator is not blinking).1 Cleaning This printer has no mechanical components which require regular cleaning.)    Never use chemical solvents. the printer wastes certain amount of ink and counts the amount of waste ink and drains it into the waste ink pad. PF”. Therefore. If the housing is stained with ink.) Chapter 6 Maintenance 154 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 6. such as thinner.2 Service Maintenance If print irregularity (missing dot. (See Chapter 1 / Page 1-25 for details. 1. Maintenance Error Clear Ink is used for the operations such as cleaning as well as printing. 6. Be careful not to damage the components when you attempt to clean the inside the printer. Once the amount of waste ink reaches the predefined limit. white line. or use a soft cloth moistened with alcohol. Do not scratch surface of “ROLLER.)    Housing: Use a clean soft cloth moistened with water and wipe off any dirt.

67. 67. Specified Lubricants Lubricate the contact points between the hooks on “PAPER GUIDE. FRONT” and each roller: “ROLLER. PF” 2 <Lubrication Point> Contact points between “PAPER GUIDE. be sure to apply the specified type and amount of oil and grease to the specified part of the printer mechanism during servicing. Lubrication Point No.1. 23. 14. Use a syringe to apply it. Table 6-1.   Never use oil and the grease other than those specified in this manual. UPPER” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Range from the HP sensor installation point to the point where “GUIDE PLATE. 4 <Lubrication Point> Gears: “GEAR. FRONT” and each roller. CABLE” is attached.2” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> 1/4 of gear tooth 1/3 of gear tooth 1/3 of gear tooth 1/3 of gear tooth Rotate the gears after applying grease to evenly distribute it. PF” (1 point) “ROLLER. C A U T IO N Table 6-2. Therefore. Never apply larger amount of lubricant than specified in this manual.2”. Use a syringe to apply it. Avoid applying grease around the paper path. Use a syringe to apply it. 8. Verify that the carriage moves smoothly after lubricating it. Use a syringe to apply it. Type Grease Oil Name G-26 O-12 EPSON Code B702600001 1038991 Supplier EPSON EPSON Chapter 6 Maintenance 155 . REAR” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> A half turn of “ROLLER. 1 Standard <Lubrication Point> Contact between “ROLLER.3 Lubrication The type and amount of oil and grease used to lubricated the printer parts are determined based on the results of internal evaluations. Apply grease while rotating “GEAR.4” “GEAR. Remarks Do not put grease around the paper path. Use of different types of lubricant can damage the printer and the components.2” “COMBINATION GEAR.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 6. PF” and “PAPER GUIDE. EXIT” (2 points) <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> 10-mm long 2-mm long 3 <Lubrication Point> Contact points between the carriage assembly and “FRAME.

Chapter 6 Maintenance 156 . LD”. PF” Left: Inside the bushing Right: Inside the bushing (near the pump assembly) <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Approximately 3 mm diametrically 7 <Lubrication Point> Both Left/Right Bushings for “ROLLER. LEFT” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Approximately 5-mm long 6 <Lubrication Point> Bushings for “ROLLER. 8 <Lubrication Point> Contact points between “HOLDER. Remarks Completely wipe off any grease sticking out to the inner side of ASF. and wipe off any grease sticking out to the cap assembly side.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Table 6-2.8” on “FRAME. 10 Revision A Table 6-2. *Replacing the carriage assembly *Replacing the oil pad Use a precise syringe to apply it. If you accidentally apply too much oil to the oil pad. Avoid applying grease to “ROLLER. PF” after applying grease to evenly distribute it in the bushing. then install it on the carriage assembly. Lubrication Point No. Use a syringe to apply it. No. UPPER” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> 2-mm long for each point 9 <Lubrication Point> ASF. Use a syringe to apply it. <Lubrication Point> The round cutout in the left frame of ASF (“GEAR. ASSEMBLY. 16. Contact points between “HOPPER” and “LEVER. For the right bushing. 5 Standard <Lubrication Point> The shaft for “GEAR. HOPPER. Verify that the holder slides only with spring force after applying grease. throw the pad away and take a new one again. Completely wipe off any grease sticking out to the inner side of ASF. Lubricate the oil pad only when. EXIT” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Evenly apply inside the bushings.7 cc Note: This is the amount to be applid to a new oil pad. DRIVEN” and “FRAME. Avoid applying grease around the paper path.) <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Evenly apply inside the hole 12 <Lubrication Point> Oil pad in the carriage assembly <Lubricant Type> O-12 <Lubrication Amount> 0. The round hole in the right frame of ASF (to hold the roller shaft) <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Evenly apply inside the hole. 11 Remarks Use a syringe to apply it. RELEASE” <Lubricant Type> G-26 <Lubrication Amount> Evenly apply lubrication to the points. Lubrication Point Standard <Lubrication Point> ASF. Rotate “ROLLER. PULLEY. Use a syringe to apply it. 40. 34” is inserted to the cutout. apply it from the paper path side. Leave the oil pad for a while to wait until oil is evenly infiltrated.

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  APPENDIX .

1. Each section includes the following information.1. Stylus Color 640) Printer Mechanism Section A.1. they are included in one section (Section A. Section A. Since all connectors and their pin assignments except for CN8 (printhead) are common for Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.2 for the connector summary for Stylus Color 740.) Refer to Section A.1.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A.1 Connector Summary This section gives information on connectors and their pin assignment. C255MAIN (Stylus Color 440) C256MAIN (Stylus Color 640) C206PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 440.1 (Stylus Color 440/640)        C206MAIN-B.2 (Stylus Color 740) C257MAIN C257PSB/PSE Printer mechanism Chapter 7 Appendix 161 .1.

1 Connector Summary (Stylus Color 440/640) This section provides information on connectors in the main units of the Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.1. go to Section A.2. Figure 1 shows how the main component units are connected. Cable Connection of Stylus Color 440/640 Chapter 7 Appendix 162 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A.1. If you need information on Stylus Color 740. C206PSB/PSE (Power Supply Board) CN2 Parallel I/F Serial I/F C206MAIN-B C255MAIN C256MAIN (Main Board) CN10 CN1 CN3 CN8 Control Panel CN6 CN2 (Not mounted) CN11 CN5 CN4 CN7 PF CR Motor Motor PE Sensor HP Sensor ASF Sensor Printer Mechanism Print Head Figure A-1. AC CN1 C A U T IO N Information contained in this section only applies to Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.

C A U T IO N Table A-3.1. separate tables are provided as shown below.2. Pin assignments for all connectors but CN8 (Printhead) are common.1.1. C255MAIN  Table A-8: CN8 for C256MAIN If you need information on Stylus Color 740. Connector Summary of C206MAIN-B/C255MAIN/C256MAIN Connector CN1 CN2 CN3 CN4 CN5 CN6 CN7 CN8 CN10 CN11 Function Parallel I/F connector Serial I/F connector To Control panel To PE sensor To HP sensor To CR motor To PF motor To Printhead To Power supply board To ASF sensor Table to refer to Chapter 1/Table 1-10 Chapter 1/Table 1-16 Table A-2 Table A-3 Table A-4 Table A-5 Table A-6 Table A-7 Table A-9 Table A-10 2 3 Table A-4. Connector CN4 Pin 1 Signal Name PE GND PEV I/O In ----Ground Sensor power supply (+5V) Function Sensor detect signal Table A-1. Connector CN5 Pin 1 2 3 Signal Name HP GND HPV I/O In ----Ground Sensor power supply(+5V) Function Sensor detect signal Chapter 7 Appendix 163 . Connector CN3 Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Signal Name LED0 GND LED1 GND LED2 +5V +5V LED4 SW1 PSC SW0 SW2 I/O Out ---Out ---Out ------Out In In In In Ground LED drive signal (1) Ground LED drive signal (2) Logic power supply Logic power supply LED drive signal (4) Panel switch input (1) Power on/off switch Panel switch on/off (0) Panel switch on/off (2) Function LED drive signal (0) Information contained in this section only applies to Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640. go to Section A. C A U T IO N Table A-2. the main boards equipped with Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.1 Connector Pin Assignment (Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640) Tables in this section provide connector pin assignments of the C206MAIN-B. As for CN8 (printhead). Therefore they are combined in the same tables.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A.1.  Table A-7: CN8 for C206MAIN-B. C255MAIN and C256MAIN.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-5. Connector CN8 (C206MAIN-B. Connector CN6 Pin 1 2 3 4 Signal Name CRA CRB CR-A CR-B I/O Out Out Out Out Function Phase drive signal (A) Phase drive signal (B) Phase drive signal (-A) Phase drive signal (-B) Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Table A-7. C255MAIN) Signal Name BCO CCO THM GND LAT GND SI2 GND SI1 GND CLK GND NCHG GND VDD GND2 GND2 GND2 COM COM COM VHV VHV I/O In In In --Out --Out --Out --Out --Out --------------------Function Black ink cartridge detect signal Color ink cartridge detect signal Thermistor detect signal Ground Head data latch pulse output Ground Head data output (2) Ground Head data output (1) Ground Head data output (1) Ground Head all on pulse output Ground Logic power supply (+5V) Ground Ground Ground Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive voltage control signal Head drive voltage control signal Table A-6. Connector CN7 Pin 1 2 3 4 Signal Name PFA PFB PF-A PF-B I/O Out Out Out Out Function Phase drive signal (A) Phase drive signal (B) Phase drive signal (-A) Phase drive signal (-B) Chapter 7 Appendix 164 .

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-8. Connector CN10 Signal Name I/O --------Out -------Function Mechanism drive power supply Mechanism drive power supply Ground Ground Power supply switch output signal Ground Ground Logic power supply Table A-10. Connector CN8 (C256MAIN) Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Signal Name BCO CCO THM GND LAT GND SI3 GND SI2 GND SI1 GND CLK GND NCHG GND VDD GND2 GND2 GND2 COM COM COM VHV VHV I/O In In In --Out --Out --Out --Out --Out --Out --------------------Function Black ink cartridge detect signal Color ink cartridge detect signal Thermistor detect signal Ground Head data latch pulse output Ground Head data output (3) Ground Head data output (2) Ground Head data output (1) Ground Clock pulse for head data transfer Ground Head all on pulse output Ground Logic power supply (+5V) Ground Ground Ground Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive voltage control signal Head drive voltage control signal Pin 1 2 3 Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 +42V +42V GND GND PSC GND GND +5V Table A-9. Connector CN11 Signal Name ASF GND ASFV I/O In ----Ground Sensor power supply (+5V) Function Sensor detect signal Chapter 7 Appendix 165 .

1.2 Connector Summary for Stylus Color 740 This section contains information on connectors in the main units of Stylus Color 740.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A.1. return to Section A. Cable Connection of the Stylus Color 740 Chapter 7 Appendix 166 . Parallel I/F Serial I/F USB I/F CN6 CN5 PF CR Motor Motor PE Sensor HP Sensor ASF Sensor Printer Mechanism Print Head Figure A-2. AC CN1 C257PSB/PSE C257PSK (Power Supply Board) CN2 C257MAIN (Main Board) CN11 CN9 CN10 CN1 CN2 CN3 CN4 CN7 CN8 Control Panel C A U T IO N Information contained in this section only applies to Stylus Color 740.1. If you need information on Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640. Figure 2 shows how the main component units of the Stylus Color 740 are connected.

2. Table A-14.1. Connector Summary of C257MAIN Connector CN1 CN2 CN3 CN4 CN5 CN6 CN7 CN8 CN9 CN10 CN11 Function Parallel I/F connector Serial I/F connector SUB I/F connector To HP sensor To PE sensor To ASF sensor To CR motor To PF motor To Printhead To Power supply board To Control panel Table to refer to Chapter 1/Table 1-10 Chapter 1/Table 1-16 Chapter 1/Table 1-18 Table A-12 Table A-13 Table A-14 Table A-15 Table A-16 Table A-17 Table A-18 Table A-19 Table A-15. the main board equipped with Stylus Color 740. Connector CN6 Pin 1 2 3 Signal Name ASF GND ASFV I/O In ----Ground Sensor power supply (+5V) Function Sensor detect signal Table A-11.1. Connector CN5 Pin 1 2 3 Signal Name PE GND PEV I/O In ----Ground Sensor power supply (+5V) Function Sensor detect signal Information contained in this section only applies to Stylus Color 740. Connector CN7 Pin 1 2 3 4 Signal Name CRA CR-A CRB CR-B I/O Out Out Out Out Function Phase drive signal (A) Phase drive signal (-A) Phase drive signal (B) Phase drive signal (-B) Table A-16.1. return to Section A.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A. Connector CN8 Pin 1 Signal Name PFA PFB PF-A PF-B I/O Out Out Out Out Function Phase drive signal (A) Phase drive signal (B) Phase drive signal (-A) Phase drive signal (-B) Table A-12.1. Connector CN4 Pin 1 2 3 Signal Name HP GND HPV I/O In ----Ground Sensor power supply(+5V) Function Sensor detect signal 2 3 4 Chapter 7 Appendix 167 . If you need information on Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.1 Connector Pin Assignment (Stylus Color 740) Tables in this section provide connector pin assignments of the C257MAIN. C A U T IO N Table A-13.

Connector CN11 Signal Name I/O In In In In Out ------Out ---Out ---Out Function Panel switch on/off (2) Panel switch on/off (0) Power on/off switch Panel switch input (1) LED drive signal (3) Logic power supply Logic power supply LED drive signal (2) Ground LED drive signal (1) Ground LED drive signal (0) Chapter 7 Appendix 168 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-17. Connector CN9 Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Signal Name BCO CCO THM GND LAT GND SI6 SI5 SI4 SI3 SI2 SI1 GND CLK GND NCHG GND VDD GND2 GND2 GND2 GND2 COM COM COM COM VHV I/O In In In --Out --Out Out Out Out Out Out --Out --Out ----------------------Function Black ink cartridge detect signal Color ink cartridge detect signal Thermistor detect signal Ground Head data latch pulse output Ground Head data output (6) Head data output (5) Head data output (4) Head data output (3) Head data output (2) Head data output (1) Ground Clock pulse for head data transfer Ground Head all on pulse output Ground Logic power supply (+5V) Ground Ground Ground Ground Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive power supply Head drive voltage control signal Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SW2 SW0 PSC SW1 LED3 +5V +5V LED2 GND LED1 GND LED0 Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 +42V +42V GND GND PSC GND GND +5V Table A-18. Connector CN10 Signal Name I/O --------Out -------Function Mechanism drive power supply Mechanism drive power supply Ground Ground Power supply switch output signal Ground Ground Logic power supply Table A-19.

be sure to follow the correct row for the model. As it is in Section A. and each row stores the model-specific information.2 EEPROM map for Stylus Color 740 A. they are combined into one table except for some addresses. Section A.2.2. this section is separated in 2 parts as shown below.2. C A U T IO N Chapter 7 Appendix 169 . Since the contents of the EEPROM maps of the main boards (C206MAIN-B.2.2 EEPROM Address Map This section contains EEPROM map for Stylus Color 440/640 and Stylus Color 740. and C256MAIN) are mostly common.2. If you need EEPROM map for Stylus Color 740. be sure to refer to the correct section depending on the printer model. Therefore. C A U T IO N EEPROM map in this section only applies to Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.1 EEPROM map for Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640 Section A. C255MAIN. Be aware that some address rows are separated for Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640. Therefore.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A. go to Section A.2.1 EEPROM ADDRESS Map (Stylus Color 440/ 640) This section provides EEPROM address map for the Stylus Color 440 and Stylus Color 640.

1: Enable bit6: CPSI Font license 0: Disable.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-20. Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map Address 00H 01H 02H Market 0: Word 1: Japan 2: Custom (MJ-)∗∗ 3: Custom (Stylus Color) ∗∗ 4: Custom (other name) ∗∗ Explanation Password 0 Setting QPIT Settings 54H 0FH 00H Factory Settings (∗1) (*3) 0DH (∗1) (∗1) (∗1) (∗1) (∗1) (∗1) 0EH 0FH 10H 11H 12H 0: STD 1: NLSP -4≤ n ≤4 (by G. 1: Enable 00H Reserved Reserved EEPROM Revision 00H 00H 42H - Chapter 7 Appendix 170 .A timer unit) 00H 13H 14H 15H 16H 17H 18H 19H 1AH 1BH 1CH 12H 01H (∗1) (∗1) 1DH 1EH 1FH Table A-21.A timer unit) 00H 00H 00H 00H -4≤ n ≤4 (by G. Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map (Continued) Address 0CH Explanation Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Head actuator rank ID for VhM Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Head actuator rank ID for VhMS Reserved Reserved Password 1 Custom EEPROM sub number Setting QPIT Settings 00H 10H Factory Settings (∗1) (∗1) 00H 00H (∗1) 03H 04H 05H 06H 1st dot adjustment -40≤ n ≤40 (by 1/1440 inch) Bi-D adjustment data Uni-D adjustment data Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 CG -36≤ n ≤36 (by 1/1440 inch) -36≤ n ≤36 (by 1/1440 inch) 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 5AH 0FH 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 07H 08H 09H Reserved Carriage speed adjustment data Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Carriage speed adjustment data for 1440 dpi Reserved Reserved CPSI password 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H CPSI flags 0AH 0BH Head actuator rank ID for VhN Head actuator rank ID for Twh2 bit7: CPSI license 0: Disable.

1=on) bit0: Auto line feed (0=off. 1=on) 0: 10 cpi 0: Bi-D 1: Uni-D 2: Auto 2: Auto 0: Couier 0: High speed 1: Normal Explanation Password 2 Setting QPIT Settings 5AH 0FH 00H 0AH 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 02H Factory Settings 00H∗2 0AH 00H 00H 00H 02H 2CH 2DH 2EH 2FH 30H 31H 32H 33H 34H 35H 02H 02H 36H 37H Table A-23. 1: Parallel 2: Serial Interface wait time 0 to 255 (by second) Parallel I/F speed Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Font 26H Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Pitch 27H Stylus Color 440 Print direction control Stylus Color 640 Print direction control 28H Stylus Color 440 CG table Stylus Color 640 CG table 29H 2AH Reserved Auto LF/Network I/F mode bit1: Network I/F mode (0=off. Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map (Continued) Address 2BH Explanation Panel mask function Setting bit7: Enable Self Test bit6: Enable Hex Dump bit5: Extended settings bit2: Cleaning bit1: Replace I/C bit0: Load/Eject QPIT Settings 00H Factory Settings 00H (*3) Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Password 3 Reserved Reserved Top margin 42 to 44X360 (by 1/360 inch) 00H 00H 00H 00H 5AH 0FH 00H 00H 78H 00H 00H 1244 to 44x360 (by 1/360 inch) 36H=F0H 37H=1EH 00H 1244 to 44x360 (by 1/360 inch) 38H=F0H 39H=1EH 00H 00H 00H 00H 78H (*3) 00H (*3) NOTE 36H=F0H 37H=1EH 38H=F0H 39H=1EH - Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Bottom margin Stylus Color 440 Reserved Stylus Color 640 Page length Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved 0: PC437 0: PC437 1: PC850 1: PC850 00H 08H 00H 00H (∗1) 00H 38H 00H 3AH 3BH 3CH 3DH 39H NOTE: The reference *3 for the address 35H only applies to Stylus Color 440.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-22. Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map (Continued) Address 20H 21H 22H 23H 24H 25H Interface selection 0: Auto. Chapter 7 Appendix 171 .

Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map (Continued) Address 48H 49H 4AH 4BH 4CH 4DH 4EH 4FH 50H 51H 52H 53H 54H 55H 56H 57H 58H 59H 5AH 5BH 5CH 5DH 5EH 5FH 60H 61H 62H 63H 64H 65H Ink counter Ry Ink counter Rb Reserved Reserved Password 6 Ink counter Custodial 1count=100(ng) Ink counter Csm (total) 1count=100(ng) Ink counter Cc(total) 1count=100(ng) Password 5 Ink counter Cm (total) 1count=100(ng) Explanation Ink counter CY(total) 1count=100(ng) Setting QPIT Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 5AH 0FH 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 5AH 0FH 00H 00H 00H 00H Factory Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 43H Ink flags 2 00H 00H 44H 45H 46H 47H Ink Counter Cb(total) 1count=100(ng) 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H Chapter 7 Appendix 172 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-24. Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map (Continued) Address 3EH 3FH 40H 41H 42H Ink flags bit7: Reserved bit6: black “one time” bit5: color “one time” bit4: Initial fill required bit3: Reserved bit2: in cleaning seq. bit1: black CL required bit0: color CL required bit2: YMC cartridge changed and cleaned 0: first cartridge 1: changed bit1: Black cartridge changed and cleaned 0: first cartridge 1: changed bit0: Black cartridge changed and cleaned 0: with YMC cartridge 1: alone Explanation CR-phase of Home ERROR Number Password 4 Setting QPIT Settings 00H 00H 5AH 0FH 00H Factory Settings 00H 00H 10H Table A-25.

Yet. Stylus Color 440/640 EEPROM Address Map (Continued) Address 66H 67H 68H 69H 6AH 6BH 6CH 6DH accumulated printing time 0: 0 minute 1: 15 minutes 2: 30 minutes 3: 60 minutes 4: 90 minutes 5: 120 minutes 0: Normal x2 dot 1: Normal x1 dot CL time power off time Explanation Ink counter A Setting QPIT Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H Factory Settings 00H∗2 00H∗2 00H∗2 00H∗2 00H∗2 00H∗2 00H 00H Table A-27. Economy Mode Specifications Normal x2 dot Ink life color Normal x1 dot the same as before the same as before improved becomes pale 6EH Stylus Color 440 Dot size for Economy mode Stylus Color 640 Reserved 00H 00H (*4) 00H Table A-28.01H is a factory setting for pacific market. Table A-26.This function uses in the case that Raster graphics of 180 x 180 dpi (It is “economy” binding in a driver. This function is implemented in the firmware subsequent to version Kaxxxx.Initialized after panel initialization is performed. 7AH to 7FH Reserved Password 7 customized model name Chapter 7 Appendix 173 . by making this binding a normal x 1 dot. EEPROM Value and Dot Size Value of EEPROM (6EH) 00H 01H Dot Size Normal x2 dot Normal x1 dot 00H 00H 5AH 0FH string of counter strings of model field for Device ID 00H 6FH 70H 71H 72H to 79H. *2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Notes: **: Change model name of IEEE1284 device ID *1. (This note for the address 35H is only applicable for the Stylus Color 440. although an ordinariness prints it with normal x2 dot.) *4. the printing result becomes pale even since before.Adjusted at factory.) is printed and specifies the size of a dot. An ink life can be improved. Refer to the tables below. *3.

(They are combined in one table. 1: NLSP 0: Standard (World) 2: Custom Setting QPIT Settings 0FH 5AH 41H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H Head actuator rank lD for VhN Head actuator rank ID for Vhµ Head actuator rank ID for VhL Head actuator rank lD for AR Head rank MW-ID Reserved for Head-lD Reserved for Head-lD Reserved for Head-ID Head actuator rank lD for lwAB Head actuator rank lD for lwCD 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H Factory Settings (*1) (*1) (*1) 00H 00H 00H 00H (*1) (*1) (*1) (*1) (*1) (*1) (*1) EEPROM map in this section only applies to Stylus Color 740.2.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A l A. If you need EEPROM map for Stylus Color 440/640.1. return to Section A.2 EEPROM Address Map (Stylus Color 740) This section provides EEPROM address map for the Stylus Color 740.2. Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map Explanation Password 0 EEPROM mapping revision Board lD CG Market lD Custom EEPROM sub number 0: On-board RAM is 8 Mbit 1: On-board RAM is 16 Mbit 0: STD.) 02H 03H 04H 05H 06H 07H 08H 09H 0AH 0BH 0CH 0DH 0EH 0FH 10H 11H 12H 13H Chapter 7 Appendix 174 . Address 00H 01H C A U T IO N Table A-29.

Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map (Coutinued) Address 27H 28H 29H Explanation Interface time-out Compatibility speed ECP speed *3 I/F Control flags Setting 0 to 255 (by second. timer unit) -36<=n=<+36 (by 1/1440 inch) -36<=n=<+36 (by 1/1440 inch) -36<=n=<+36 (by 1/1440 inch) -36<=n=<+36 (by 1/1440 inch) Setting QPIT Settings 00H 00H Factory Settings (*1) (*1) Table A-31.A. 1=On) *4 bit 0: IEEE1284 mode (0=On. 7: Draft 0: 10 cpi. (ECP or Nibble) *5: Enable or disable reverse transfer.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-30. ignore -SLIN signal CPSI license flag CPSl font license 0: disable 1: enable 0: disable 1: enable 00H 00H 00H Interface selection 0: Auto. 3: Prestige 4: Script. 3: 17 cpi 4: 20 cpi. 1: Slow bit 1: ECP mode (0=Off. 1: Parallel 2: Serial. 1: Slow 2: Special-1. 5: Proportional 0: Bi-D 1: Uni-D 2: Auto 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 01H 02H 31H Pitch 00H 00H 32H Print direction control 02H 02H *3: BUSY signal delay time form fall-edge of a -STB signal. 3: USB Chapter 7 Appendix 175 . 3: Special-2 0: Fast. Slow: Maximum 600KB/s *4: Select IEEE1284 transfer mode. 1: Sans Serif 2: Courier. (Fast: Maximum 1MB/s. 10: Roman T 11: Sans Serif. 1=Off) *5 QPIT Settings 0AH 00H 00H 00H 00H Factory Settings 0AH 00H 00H 00H 00H 16H 17H 00H 00H (*1) (*1) 2AH 2BH 18H 19H 1AH 1BH 1CH 1DH 1EH 1FH 20H 21H 22H 23H 24H 25H 26H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H (*1) (*1) (*1) (*1) 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H (*2) 2CH 2DH 2EH 2FH 30H Reserved for USB Reserved for USB Reserved for USB Font 0: Roman. 1st dot position adjustment data Carriage speed adjustment data Carriage phase on Home Paper sensor adjustment data ERROR Code CPSl password -127<=n<=+127 (by 1/720 inch) -40<=n=<+40 (by 1/1440 inch) -4<=n<=+4 (by G. (When disabled. Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map (Coutinued) Address 14H 15H Explanation Head actuator rank ID for lwEF Bi-D Adjustment data for Normaldot Bi-D Adjustment data for Micro-dot Bi-D Adjustment data for Variabledot Uni-D adjustment data Reserved for adjustment data Reserved for adjustment data. 1: 12 cpi 2: 15 cpi. value of 0 means 10 seconds) 0: Fast.

40: Hebrew8. 35: PC AR864. 15: BRASClI. 10: PC850. 21: PC852. Network I/F mode 00H 00H 44H 00H 00H 45H 46H 47H 48H 49H 4AH 00H 78H 00H 78H 4BH Ink counter Cb 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 35H Panel mask function Ink counter Cy 00H 00H 00H 00H 36H 37H Top margin Chapter 7 Appendix 176 . 11: PC860. 22: PC857. 20: PC855. 24: PC869. 7: Italic Spain. 25: MAZOWIA. Bit 1: black CL required bit 0: color CL required bit 2: YMC cartridge changed and cleaned bit 1: Black cartridge changed and cleaned bit 0: Black cartridge changed and cleaned Reserved for main Reserved for main Reserved for main Reserved for main Password 1 Page length Explanation Bottom margin Setting 1244 to 44x360 (by 1/360 inch) 1244 to 44x360 (by 1/360 inch) QPIT Settings IEH F0H IEH F0H 00H 00H 00H 00H 0FH 5AH 00H Factory Settings IEH F0H IEH F0H 00H 43H Ink flag 2 00H 00H 34H Auto LF. 19: PC853. 36: PC APTEC. 1=On) bit 7: Entry Self-Test bit 6: Entry Hex-Dump bit 5: Extended settings bit 4: Reserved bit 3: Reserved bit 2: Cleaning bit 1: Replace I/C bit 0: Load/Eject 42 to 44x360 (by 1/360 inch) QPIT Settings 08H Factory Settings 08H Table A-33.S. 1=On). 41: PC862 bit1: Network I/F mode (0=0ff. 39: Hebrew7. Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map (Coutinued) Address 33H Explanation CG table Setting 0: Italic U. 13: PC865. 5: Italic Sweden. 31: Estonia. 27: ISO8859-7. 34: PC 866 UKR.K. Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map (Coutinued) Address 38H 39H 3AH 3BH 3CH 3DH 3EH 3FH 40H 41H 42H Ink flag 1 bit 7: Reserved bit 6: black one-time bit 5: color one-time bit 4: Initial fill required bit 3: Reserved bit 2: ink cleaning seq. 23: PC866. 28: lSO Latin 1T. 4: Italic Denmark. 17: Roman 8. 29: Bulgaria. 8: PC437. 32: ISO 8859-2. 2: Italic Germany 3: Italic U. 14: PC861. 9: PC437 Greek. 18: lSO Latin1.. 26: Code MJK. 16: Abicomp.A. 33: PC 866 LAT. 38: PC720. bit0: Auto line feed (0=Off. 6: Italic Italy.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-32. 37: PC 708. 12: PC863. 1: Italic France. 30: PC774.

ignore -SLIN signal Chapter 7 Appendix 177 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Table A-34. Slow: Maximum 600KB/s *4: Select IEEE1284 transfer mode. Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map (Coutinued) Address 6AH 6BH 6CH 6DH 6EH 6FH 70H 71H 72H 73H 74H 75H 76H 77H 78H 79H 7AH 7BH 7CH 7DH 7EH 7FH Explanation Printer-ID Strings [22] Setting QPIT Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H Factory Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H *1: Adjusted at factory *2: Initialized after panel initialization of EEPROM is performed. *3: BUSY signal delay time form fall-edge of a -STB signal. (ECP or Nibble) *5: Enable or disable reverse transfer. (When disabled. Stylus Color 740 EEPROM Address Map (Coutinued) Address 4CH 4DH 4EH 4FH 50H 51H 52H 53H 54H 55H 56H 57H 58H 59H 5AH 5BH 5CH 5DH 5EH 5FH 60H 61H 62H 63H 64H 65H 66H 67H 68H 69H accumulated printing time Reserved for ink system Reserved for ink system CL time Power off time Ink counter A Ink counter Ry Ink counter Rb Ink counter Clc Ink counter Clm Ink counter Cc Explanation Ink counter Cm Setting QPIT Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H Factory Settings 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H 00H(*2) 00H(*2) 00H(*2) 00H(*2) 00H(*2) 00H(*2) 00H 00H - Table A-35. (Fast: Maximum 1MB/s.

3 Circuit Board Component Layouts This section is composed of the following components layouts. C206MAIN-B (Stylus Color 440) C256MAIN (Stylus Color 640) C257MAIN (Stylus Color 740) C206PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 440/640) C257PSB/PSE (Stylus Color 740) C206PNL (Stylus Color 440/640) C209PNL (Stylus Color 740) Chapter 7 Appendix 178 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A A.

C206MAIN-B Board Component Layout (1/2) (Stylus Color 440) Chapter 7 Appendix 179 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-3.

C206MAIN-B Board Component Layout (2/2) (Stylus Color 440) Chapter 7 Appendix 180 . Revision A Figure A-4.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 .

C256MAIN Board Component Layout (1/2) (Stylus Color 640) Chapter 7 Appendix 181 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-5.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-6. C256MAIN Board Component Layout (2/2) (Stylus Color 640) Chapter 7 Appendix 182 .

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-7. C257MAIN Board Component Layout (1/2) (Stylus Color 740) Chapter 7 Appendix 183 .

C257MAIN Board Component Layout (2/2) (Stylus Color 740) Chapter 7 Appendix 184 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-8.

C206PSE Board Component Layout (Stylus Color 440/640) Chapter 7 Appendix 185 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-9. C206PSB Board Component Layout (Stylus Color 440/640) Figure A-10.

C257 PSE Board Component Layout (Stylus Color 740) Chapter 7 Appendix 186 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-11. C257 PSB Board Component Layout (Stylus Color 740) Figure A-12.

C209PNL Component Layout Figure A-13. C206PNL Component Layout Chapter 7 Appendix 187 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A Figure A-14.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B A. Exploded diagram for Stylus Color 440 (1/3.4 Exploded Diagrams This section contains the following exploded diagrams. 2/3. 2/3. 3/3) Exploded diagram for Stylus Color 640 (1/3. 3/3) Exploded diagram for Stylus Color 740 (1/3. 2/3. 3/3) Chapter 7 Appendix 188 .

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EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 726 727 709 740 712 711 714 703 703 A 510 300 122 C 128 713 718 721 755 739 735 720 741 742 743 745 728 763 764 747 708 122 122 587 122 B 707 729 746 723 737 736 738 721 720 C 746 731 733 734 732 724 534 504 725 587 750 735 503 587 722 719 718 723 565 569 530 587 122 A 568 587 558 577 590 573 501 754 502 757 586 557 758 756 587 556 587 567 739 748 710 736 737 744 716 717 506 113 122 200 122 112 111 122 122 511 330 579 730 724 110 122 109 581 122 121 580 D 111 121 109 108 108 B 587 116 114 532 578 574 505 559 122 587 EXPLODED DIAGRAM FOR EPSON STYLUS COLOR 440 (2/3) REV.1.0 Chapter 7 Appendix 10001 190 .

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision A 527 122 524 117 519 523 520 527 521 513 521 526 525 518 528 528 517 550 588 545 548 551 545 548 551 (506) 546 553 552 554 555 545 548 551 507 759 183 (565) 184 760 549 550 549 550 522 527 545 587 549 550 548 551 549 D 545 548 551 547 548 551 550 564 562 549 516 535 566 550 549 563 576 765 587 587 509 514 588 (505) 560 561 702 705 701 703 704 706 700 761 762 (501) 119 119 587 544 538 536 529 531 515 542 544 542 544 542 540 543 541 544 542 544 542 544 544 542 544 542 544 512 542 544 542 539 544 542 544 542 508 530 533 534 589 587 571 587 544 542 544 119 542 572 570 10001 EXPLODED DIAGRAM FOR EPSON STYLUS COLOR 440 (3/3) REV.0 Chapter 7 Appendix 191 .1.

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Driven 568 Holder. 117. Left. Right 515 Paper Guide. Slider. Paper Eject 538 Frame. M3x8.B 181 Label. Sub. Lever Cartridge. Cable 557 Guide Plate. Main 300 Board Assembly.5x15 529 Roller Assembly. M3x6 123 CB(O) Screw. Sub 572 Torsion Spring. 36 533 Spur Gear. CR 565 Timing Belt 566 Shaft. Right 506 Frame.2 504 Combination Gear. Fixing. 8(Natural) 543 Star Wheel 8. M/B. Right. Top 507 Motor Assembly.B 119 Foot 121 CP Screw.22 556 Sheet.4 521 Spacer. Left. 67. Cable 112 Cover. Driven. C-ring 522 Scallop Sp-AW. Change 520 Spur Gear. PE 555 Torsion Spring. Head 563 Oil Pad 564 Slider. 4x5.6 552 Board Assembly. Shield Plate. 4. 0. Roller.B 113 Cover. 0. Cable 559 Detector. Lever Cartridge. Parallelism Adjustment. PE 554 Lever. Rear 516 Roller. Printer.C 115 Logo Plate 116 Housing. 6 531 Retaining Ring.8 505 Frame. 16. Driven 550 Roller.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B A. 40.B 105 Shield Plate. 63.B 108 Groundign Plate 109 Cover. M/B. P/S. Front 513 Bushing. 12. 19.B 117 Housing Sub. Panel 500 Printer Mechanism 501 Frame Assembly. Combination Gear Chapter 7 Appendix 198 . F/Zn 128 Mini Clamp 180 Label. Paper Eject 530 Bushing. CR.5 Part List A. Star Wheel. M/B. M3x10. Roller. Star Wheel. Bottom 511 Sheet. 26. Accessory B 182 Label. Driven 569 Compression Spring. CR 508 Pump Assembly 509 Cap Assembly 510 Frame. Parallelism Adjustment. Right 110 Cover.B 104 Panel Assembly. Protection. Left 548 Shaft.2 525 Spacer. Part List for Stylus Color 440/640 (2/4) Part Name 514 Bushing.7 573 Combination Spring.B 101 Cover. Panel. F/Zn 126 CBP-Tite Screw. Guide Plate. PF 503 Spur Gear.85 518 Bushing.4 574 Combination Spring. Right 540 Holder. 11 534 Plain Washer.B 114 Shiled Plate. PF 517 Compression Spring. F/Zg 124 CBS-Tite Screw. Roller. Guide 567 Pulley Assembly. PE 560 Carriage Assembly 561 Lever. Color 200 Board Assembly. PG 571 Lever. 23. 2x16.B 103 Stacker Assembly. Front 542 Star Wheel Assembly. Accessry C 183 Label.6 570 Lever.D 551 Torsion Spring.5x6. Left 541 Holder. Adjust 562 Grouding Plate. Right 547 Paper Guide. Shield Plate. Pulley. Upper Part Name 546 Paper Guide. Cable 558 Sheet.B 102 Paper Support. Head 512 Frame. PG. 6. Caution 1. Power Supply 330 Harness 400 Power Cable Assembly 450 Board Assembly.9 524 Spur Gear. M3x6 122 CBS-Tite Screw. Left Part Name Table A-37. Fixing. Left 519 Lever. Cap 577 Bushing. Upper. Paper Guide.5 535 Paper Guide.5. PE 553 Holder.2x0. M3x10 125 CBP-Tite Screw.1x0. PF. Fixing. 8. 30 576 Absorber. PF 526 Spacer.B 544 Bar Spring. Upper 549 Shaft. Lower. Black 184 Label. Inlet. Left 502 Motor Assembly. Paper Eject 539 Holder. Right. Type-E(4) 532 Spur Gear. Left 111 Cover. Star Wheel. Part List for Stylus Color 440/640 (1/4) Part Name 100 Housing. Star Wheel 545 Paper Guide. Front 536 Grounding Spring. Panel 106 Housing.1 Part List for Stylus Color 440/640 Table A-36. Inlet. 34.B 527 Crescent Ring 528 Plain Washer12. 5.B 107 Button. F/B 523 Compression Spring.

Sheet. Holder. Left 728 Holder. PE 581 Harness.961 736 Lever. 3x6. LD. HP 764 Cork. 3x6. F/Zn 750 Spur Gear.29 759 Cover. LD. Head 705 Holder. Bk 760 Cover. Roller. 0. Fixing. 0. Paper Support. Cartridge. Edge Guide. Absorber 754 Spacer. Brake.2 744 Bushing. C. Shaft 745 Sheet. Right 726 Pad Assy. Mouting.17 721 Tension Spring.62 722 Lever. Sub. 41. Release 740 Wheel.294 724 Roller. Sub. Left 756 Paper Support. F/Zn 704 Cable. Left 732 Roller Assy. F/Zn 589 Leaf Spring. Cartridge. Right 718 Bar Spring. LD. LD. Sub 725 Holder. 1. Pad. CR 748 CBS (P4) Screw. Release. Cartridge.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B Table A-38. 0. C 763 Detector. 2 579 Harness. Right 717 Lever. 2. Lower 752 Absorber. 0. Hopper 716 Pad Assy. Right 723 Tension Spring. Roller.15x11 590 Plain Washer. Left 730 Holder. Fixing. ASF. Cable Head 707 Frame.B 765 Cleaner.088 738 Shaft. Part List for Stylus Color 440/640 (4/4) 757 Holder. LD 739 Lever. ASF 586 CBS-Tite Screw 587 CBS-Tite Screw. Shaft. 49 703 CBP-Tite Screw. Large 753 Tray. Paper Feed 747 Shaft. Pad 719 Holder. Edge Guide. Paper Feed 746 Holder. Fixing. 3x6. Roller. Edge Guide. Release. 34 751 Paper Guide. Brake 742 Pad. Head.2x0.. Part List for Stylus Color 440/640 (3/4) Part Name 578 Push Nut. Roller. HP 580 Harness. Upper 758 Torsion Spring. Left 731 Roller Assy. Edge Guide 714 Reinforcing Plate.. 6. 1. Right 720 Compression Spring. Upper Table A-39. Detection 741 Lever. Waste Ink. Left 729 Lever. Left 727 Lever. Sub. Right 735 Compression Spring. Tray 755 Bushing.B 737 Tension Spring. Left 734 Cover. Paper Return. Cable 706 Spacer. Hopper. 3. Roller.. Head 702 Torsion Spring. Pad. LD. Paper Return. LD.. LD.B 708 Hopper 709 Edge Guide 710 Cork 711 Slider.23 713 Pad.5x8 700 Printehead 701 Fastener.B 761 Separator. Right 733 Cover. M3x6 588 CBS-Tite (P4) Screw. Bk 762 Separator. ASP Chapter 7 Appendix 199 . Edge Guide 712 Compression Spring.6x0. Sub. Brake 743 Torsion Spring. Cartridge.

2.2 Part List for Stylus Color 740 Table A-40. Head 512 Frame. Fixing. Upper 549 Shaft.5x6.B 544 Bar Spring.B 108 Groundign Plate 109 Cover. M3x6 122 CBS-Tite Screw. 6 531 Retaining Ring.5. 4x5. Parallelism Adjustment. Inlet. Driven 568 Holder. M/B. Protection. Right 506 Frame.9 524 Spur Gear. Type-E(4) 532 Spur Gear. Left 548 Shaft. F/B 523 Compression Spring. 36 533 Spur Gear. CR 565 Timing Belt 566 Shaft.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B A. Cable 112 Cover. Paper Eject 539 Holder. Star Wheel 545 Paper Guide.B 132 Lock.7 573 Combination Spring. Driven. Roller. 40. PG 571 Lever. 73. Right 540 Holder. HP 580 Harness. 26. Housing 135 Spacer. Shield Plate.5x15 529 Roller Assembly.6 576 Absorber. Printer 102 Paper Support Assembly 103 Stacker Assembly 104 Panel Assembly 105 Shield Plate. M3x10. Lever Cartridge. PF 517 Compression Spring. 19. Paper Eject 537 Guide. Star Wheel. 12. Panel 180 Label. Left Table A-41. Upper.B 119 Foot 121 CP Screw. Cable 559 Detector. Panel. Main 300 Board Assembly. 28 574 Combination Spring. Roller. Top 507 Motor Assembly. Cable. Slider. Lever Cartridge. Left 541 Holder.B 114 Shiled Plate. Adjust 562 Grouding Plate. Star Wheel. 2 579 Harness. PE 554 Lever. Head 563 Oil Pad 564 Slider. Right 111 Cover. 21.B 113 Cover. CR 508 Pump Assembly 509 Cap Assembly 510 Frame.2x0. Left 107 Button. Cap 577 Bushing. F/Zn 128 Mini Clamp 131 Cover. 16. M3x10 125 CBP-Tite Screw. Right. PE 555 Torsion Spring. Guide 567 Pulley Assembly.1x0. Right 515 Paper Guide.22 556 Sheet. PF. Paper Eject 538 Frame. 0. 11 534 Plain Washer. 2x16.B 117 Housing Sub. Stacker 133 Compression Spring. 12.4 521 Spacer. PE 553 Holder. Rear 516 Roller. CR. Change 520 Spur Gear. Sub. Inlet. Left 514 Bushing. Color 200 Board Assembly. 16. Lower. Caution 1 181 Label. Housing.2 504 Combination Gear. PF 526 Spacer. 4.B 569 Compression Spring. Fixing.85 518 Bushing. PG.6 570 Lever. P/S. Panel 106 Housing.8 505 Frame. Paper Eject 530 Bushing. ASF Chapter 7 Appendix 200 . Panel 500 Printer Mechanism 501 Frame Assembly. Front 513 Bushing. Right 547 Paper Guide. F/Zn 126 CBP-Tite Screw.6 552 Board Assembly. Part List for Stylus Color 740 (2/4) 519 Lever. Parallelism Adjustment. Pulley. Black 184 Label. Driven. Cable 558 Sheet. Bottom 511 Sheet. 12. Paper Guide. Driven 550 Roller. M3x6 123 CB(O) Screw. PE 581 Harness.6 525 Spacer. Sub 572 Torsion Spring. 5. 117. Power Supply 330 Harness 400 Power Cable Assembly 450 Board Assembly. HP 560 Carriage Assembly 561 Lever. PF 503 Spur Gear. M/B 115 Logo Plate 116 Housing.D 551 Torsion Spring. 8(Natural) 543 Star Wheel 8. Roller. F/Zg 124 CBS-Tite Screw. Front 542 Star Wheel Assembly. M3x8. Cable 557 Guide Plate. Star Wheel. Accessory 183 Label.94 134 Spacer. Front 536 Grounding Spring. Left 502 Motor Assembly.B 527 Crescent Ring 528 Plain Washer.5 535 Paper Guide. C-ring 522 Scallop Sp-AW. Upper 546 Paper Guide. Left. Guide Plate. 63. Fixing.4. 23. 0. Part List for Stylus Color 740 (1/4) 100 Housing 101 Cover. Combination Gear 578 Push Nut.

0 591 6N.17 721 Tension Spring. M3x6 588 CBS-Tite (P4) Screw. 41. Cable 706 Spacer. Cartridge. Release. Paper Support.B 737 Tension Spring. Roller. Head 705 Holder. Roller. 1. Right 718 Bar Spring. Right 726 Pad Assy. Shaft. 1. Sheet. 1. LD. Sub.. Lower Table A-43. Hopper. Paper Return. Fixing. I/C. Paper Return. 3x0. Sub 725 Holder. Release 740 Wheel. F/Zn 589 Leaf Spring.23 713 Pad. Right 733 Cover.5x9. Bk 597 Lever.15x11 590 Plain Washer. 6. Class 2. Tray 755 Bushing. Edge Guide.29 759 Cover. Head. Detection 741 Lever. I/C 596 Lever. Pad. Mouting. 34 751 Paper Guide. PF 600 Torsion Spring.B 765 Cleaner. Bk 762 Separator.2 744 Bushing. Brake. Left 756 Paper Support. 3x6. 0. Roller.B 708 Hopper 709 Edge Guide 710 Cork 711 Slider. Sub. Large 753 Tray. Detector. Paper Feed 747 Shaft. Shaft 745 Sheet. Edge Guide 712 Compression Spring. Pad 719 Holder. LD. Left 727 Lever. ASP Chapter 7 Appendix 201 . Paper Feed 746 Holder. 6.294 724 Roller. LD. Edge Guide 714 Reinforcing Plate.B 761 Separator. Part Lis for Stylus Color 740 (4/4) 752 Absorber.. I/C 700 Printehead 701 Fastener. Absorber 754 Spacer. M3 592 Plain Washer. C.3x7 595 Holder.. F/Zn 750 Spur Gear. 3x6. Part List for Stylus Color 740 (3/4) 586 CBS-Tite Screw 587 CBS-Tite Screw. Brake 743 Torsion Spring. Left 728 Holder. Cartridge. I/C 602 Harness. Right 717 Lever. Sub. Detector. I/C. Upper 757 Holder. LD 739 Lever. Right 720 Compression Spring. Sub. Cartridge. 0.62 722 Lever. Holder. 0. Right 735 Compression Spring. Roller. 3x6.088 738 Shaft.08 601 Detector. Detector. Right 723 Tension Spring. Edge Guide.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B Table A-42. Left 734 Cover. Left 730 Holder. Fixing. Edge Guide. LD. Waste Ink. Brake 742 Pad..2x0. C 763 Detector. Cartridge. CR 748 CBS (P4) Screw. CL 598 Grounding Plate. Hopper 716 Pad Assy. 3. Release.961 736 Lever. LD. LD. 0. Roller. Roller. HP 764 Cork. Head 702 Torsion Spring. ASF. Pad. F/Zn 704 Cable. Upper 758 Torsion Spring. Bk 760 Cover. Cable Head 707 Frame. Left 731 Roller Assy. LD. 49 703 CBP-Tite Screw. Left 732 Roller Assy.1x0. Fixing. Left 729 Lever.

2/2 See the hard copies.EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B A. C255MAIN circuit diagram C256MAIN circuit diagram C257MAIN circuit diagram C206PSB circuit diagram C206PSE circuit diagram C257PSB circuit diagram C257PSE circuit diagram C257PSK circuit diagram Chapter 7 Appendix 202 .6 Circuit Diagrams See the following pages for the circuit diagrams below. C206MAIN-B circuit diagram 1/2. as no pdf files for it is provided. refer to the hard copies. NOTE: For circuit diagram for C206MAIN-B.

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B C206MAIN-B Circuit diagrams 1of 2 See the hard copy. Chapter 7 Appendix 203 .

Chapter 7 Appendix 204 .EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B C206MAIN-B Circuit diagrams 2 of 2 See the hard copy.

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EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B C206PSB 1/1 Chapter 7 Appendix 208 .

EPSON Stylus Color 440/640/740 Revision B C206PSE 1/1 Chapter 7 Appendix 209 .

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