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Epson C86 both ink and paper light flashing red

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    both ink and paper light flashing red in same time. How to solve this problem?

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Hi Susan

    It's a long time now without any help forthcoming on this problem. Can you post a new comment updating the situation, so that I can try and help you fix it, or close it as solved!


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jackboy
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SOURCE: Red Paper light keeps flashing

Try to find thge combination of buttons that reset the printer. there are many possiblities due to the modles - but try pressing any 2 and whilst holding them down switch off and then on again. Also this utility could proce use full. When it is loaded -right click the task bar icon. www.ssclg.com

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

gwbm
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SOURCE: My epson stylus c86 is

TONYCRVTTE and NOVGUNS

Have a look at:

http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/sc86__/sc86__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

If it's a paper jam, look for and remove paper in feed system. If no paper, is the print head properly parked under the right-hand end of the cover? If not, you may have stuck or detached parking mechanism. Come back to me if this is the case for further help.

If it's "internal error", it usually means the waste ink pads need changing. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation. However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. A copy of the service manual is available from a number of sellers - just Google "Epson C86 Service Manual". You will often find them
for sale very cheaply on E-Bay.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.

Please rate this advice.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

jacklee366
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SOURCE: Flashing red lights

this means your printer wast pad is full but your printer can be reset let me no and i will send you the info on now to reset your printer

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

aicaxz
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SOURCE: alternate flashing red lights on epson stylus photo 900

Flashing alternately? Need reset waste ink. SSc ver 4.3 support this model. Find at indoreset.blogspot.com.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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TONYCRVTTE and NOVGUNS

Have a look at:

http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/sc86__/sc86__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

If it's a paper jam, look for and remove paper in feed system. If no paper, is the print head properly parked under the right-hand end of the cover? If not, you may have stuck or detached parking mechanism. Come back to me if this is the case for further help.

If it's "internal error", it usually means the waste ink pads need changing. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation. However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. A copy of the service manual is available from a number of sellers - just Google "Epson C86 Service Manual". You will often find them
for sale very cheaply on E-Bay.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.

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