>I have received the new printer and it does not shut down by >itself so the other one is confirmed to be a malfunction. >After receiving the printer, I used the printer menu to set >the IP address and left all the software the same so no >settings were changed. > >However, this printer was not without it's own issue. When >attempting to access the printer using a browser, it displayed >a page titled "Home Update Page" where it was >requesting an upload file. After some thought I decided to >reflash the printer's network card firmware even though it >reported it had the current version (1.03). After the reflash, >browser access was normal so there must have been an incorrect >or corrupt copy of the html files on the printer. > >Overall I'm pleased with Epson's handling of the issue but be >sure to check your printer thorougly. > >Brian > I bought a 3880 in December and it has an option for seting the auto power off time interval via the maintenance mode menu. It's a bit of a pain to get at but it allows you to select how long the printer stays on before it automatically powers off.