Epson C48 red and green lights flashing alternately
Printer stopped working with the red and green lights flashing alternately
Flashing red and green lights, computer tells me communication error.
I have unplugged, replugged, rebooted, turned off and left off for an hour, checked all connections, changed the ink cartridges. Error message won't clear and the lights will not stop flashing, nothing will work. Anybody?
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It seems that the waste pad inside the printer needs to be replaced. And only a qualified service tech from epson can do it. Alternatively you can reset the counter for waste pad protection, meaning it will still work but the waste pad would still be needed to be replaced since it might be the end of it's capacity.
Could have a corrupt driver. Disconnect
the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do
both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer
to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
Messrs Epson told me that I needed to either pay a service centre lots of Money for them to fix the problem and that "For Health and safety reasons" they will not tell me what to do.
That left me with the option of either paying through the nose the equivalent cost of a new printer to a service centre to fix my printer or to send my perfectly functional printer to a landfill and buy a new one.
However, there is a third way....
I purchased a service manaul from a website Mr Google found for me. I then found out about the Epson firmware counter that counts the number of ink dribbles that have fallen into the printers Nappy(Diaper). Mr Google then found somewhere else where I can download the utility to reset the counter. This I did, and in one miinute counter was reset and hey presto the printer works again.
All that remans is for me to curse Epson for building in a deliberate end of life "Time Bomb" into the printer firmware.
The C48 firmware counts the number f dribbles sent to a waste ink area somewhere in the printer. The printer dribbles every time it’s powered up and when the heads are cleaned. When the counter reaches 8300 the printer stops working.
A utility at http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml will reset the ink counter to zero. Cycle the printer power that’s it! easy peasy. Take care though.. the ink thingy might overflow onto the carpet one day…..
NB. I don’t think that this utility runs under Vista.