i have an Epson Stylus Photo RX580 printer/scanner that has been giving me problems recently. The unit works well but is inflexible and not exactly user-friendly.
Because the ink cartridges are expensive (nearly a hundred dollars to buy all six) and very small (not to mention i hardly ever have need of color printing, and i have a b&w laser printer at my disposal) i stopped using it after the first set of ink cartridges were emptied. now, however, i find that i have need of the scanner, and i cant use it. I have used it between now and when the ink ran out, but somehow the printer got put into 'memory card mode' (there are three modes - copy, memory card and specialty print) and i think that it has to be in copy mode to use the scanner. unfortunately, i cant change modes because there is a modal dialog on the screen telling me to replace the ink cartridges.
my question: is there a way that i could directly interface with the printer (i.e. through terminal, or maybe physically) to reset the printer or change the print mode?
thanks for your time,