My Epson R800 stopped working tonight and the only thing I noticed is that it smells like something was burning. I just wanted to check to see if it is worth having Epson fix the printer. By chance, has anyone had this happen to one of their printers? I'll call Epson tomorrow to find out how much it might cost to fix. FYI, I bought the printer in May 2004, how long do these typically last? If it was a $100 or $200 printer for which the ink costs more than the printer, there wouldn't even be a question in my mind of what to do. However, I don't really think of a $400 printer as disposable, thus the question of whether it's worth it to fix.
Of course, getting a new printer allows for the obligatory upgrade, and while an R1800 would be nice, having just bought a new monitor, I'd prefer to avoid an extra $500 hit. Talk about your Catch-22, without a printer it's going to be a bit hard for me to test the color accuracy (after calibration/profiling) of the monitor. Fun times.
Any advice is appreciated.