Would you expect an inkjet printer that spent 8 years unplugged in a shelf to just work?
Yeah, correct, no way.
I seemed to work correctly, with the minor detail that there was nothing printed on the paper. I put in a replacement black ink cartridge, but there was change, even after running several head cleaning routines. Suspecting clogged nozzles, I followed the guide at http://www.mk-stuff.de/artikel/epson_printhead_repair,
Finally, in the hope Epson keeps some secrets for their repairmen, I downloaded the Epson Service Manual
I'll disassemble the printer and scavenge reusable parts, like the stepper motors and PSU.
So long, Epson, and thanks for all the fish!