We have an Epson Stylus C44 Plus, which we've only had about 4 months max - bought to replace a C42 which went toes up after it sucked the whole stack of paper through and wrecked the carriage...
This one is not a lot better, as it often takes two or three sheets through at a time.
However it's now given up altogether. The carriage thingey goes a few inches across then whirrs and bangs and stuff, but doesn't go any further or anywhere else come to that - and certainly doesn't print. It's almost like it's "out of gear" .....
I know these things aren't up to much, and it only cost £25 on special offer from PCWorld, but 4 months....?
Are there any gurus out there with tips on where to whack it or whatever? (I could take it back to PCW but can't find the receipt....)
The "Plus" on the end of C44 means it is only sold by PC World. All other C44s are UX. I had an Epson C40 Plus (which I bought secondhand) that developed the same problem and I rang Epson. They immediately sent me a replacement (which arrived 2 days later) and took the old one away. Had no problems since. Check out the Epson website and give them a call. click here
Yes, it has sort of been resolved but I hadn't ticked it as resolved had I!
Turned out that one of the cartridges was out of ink, and therefore, even though the other one wasn't, the printer wouldn't work.
Got fed up of this in the end and reverted to an old Stylus Colour 800 - at least this one hasn't got chipped cartridges, so you can either carry on using black ink when the colour has gone, use the colour when the black has gone, or even, heaven forbid, refill the cartridges!