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All 3 indicator lights are flashing on my epson stylus photo 750 and am unable to either load paper or change ink cartridges

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  • regnarg Oct 28, 2008

    Thanks very much, your initial solution worked perfectly (no need to replace the waste ink pads), but sadly due to my going away on holiday shortly after I had posted my problem I didn't read your e-mail until I returned home and by which time I had already bought a replacement printer, particularly helped by the advice of the Epson technical helpline who informed me that the printer was unrepairable and promptly tried to sell me one of theirs (which I resisted). So now I have a 'backup' printer, hey ho. Despite this, thanks again for your assistance. I'll try not to be so impatient next time.

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The printer is "de-programmed" and can be reset to "Out of the box" factory default settings by following these six steps:
1. Turn printer off.
2. Press and hold both the "Load/Eject" and the "Cleaning" buttons.
3. While holding these two buttons, turn the power back on and continue to hold.
4. Count five seconds.
5. Release the two buttons and then press and hold just the "Load/Eject" button (withe some models of the E750 the necessary button may be the "Cleaning" button).
6. Continue to hold "Load/Eject" (or "Cleaning" respectively, see step 5) until printer's lights flash, then release button.
Printer should now be reset and the "Hidden Counter" of which's existance conspiracists pretend to know is set to zero again.

hope this helps do let me know

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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    Starnley Johnwells Sep 22, 2008

    Here is a general information regarding this :If all the indicator LIGHT's are BLINKING/FLASHING on an Epson Printer, that normally indicates a "Maintenance Request Error". The "Maintenance Request Error" is actually a "Waste Ink Pad Overflow Error"...Your remedy is to replace the "Waste Drain Ink Pad/Pads" with a new one/ones and then reset the waste drain ink pad counter..if possible and as described above ..Hold in on the "Load/Eject Button" and "Cleaning Button" while you turn on the "Power Button". The printer will enter the EEPROM reset mode a you can then release both buttons. The "Load/Eject Light/Led" flashes for a few seconds as the EEPROM is reset. This Reset is only for a "Maintenance Error" reset on most older Epson S.C. Printers...also REMEMBER: IF YOU DON'T REPLACE THE "WASTE INK PADS", may PROBABLY GET AN INK LEAK AND END UP WITH WORSE PROBLEMS...Good Luck and God bless pls do appreciate by rating this as fixyaa

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* Green Power light flashes- The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
* RED paper light is On- If the CD/DVD try guide is open, close the CD/DVD tray guide, load paper, then press the paper button. Your paper ran out or multiple sheets loaded at the same time . Load paper and press the paper butoon to resume printing.
* RED paper light flashes- Paper is jammed in the printer. Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the light is still flashing , open the cover and remove all paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and press the paper button to continue printing.
* RED Ink Light Flashes - One or more cartridges are low on ink. Check the message that appears on your screen to determine which cartridge is low, or follow the instructions in " Checking the Ink Supply". Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
* RED Ink Light is ON- One or more cartridges are out of ink or not installed. If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be incomaptible with the printer or incorrectly installed. Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge
* RED Ink and RED paper lights flash alternately- The CD/DVD tray guide was left open when you turned on the printer or when printing on paper. Just simply close it/
* Green Power Light is Off; RED paperand RED Ink Lights flashing- Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. Or it may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

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Manual Counter Reset Method


To manually reset the Ink Jet Counter that compels you to clean your waste pads. For the tip on how to clean your ink waste pads go here.

Please Note: In some cases, your printer may be leaking ink so much and so often that not only does your ink pads need cleaning, but you may need to replace the ink reservoir on your printer or you will have a leaking mess on your hands. This is a decision and judgment only you can make. If your printer is leaking quite of lot of ink, you may have to take it to an authorized Epson Repair Shop or Person. Find an authorized location by starting at Epson.com

The solution below is valid for most of the following printer models listed below this solution, some listed may not work, some not listed may also work it varies as this method is listed below is illegal for an authorized Epson Tech to release.

Thanks to the many user boards on the Internet for this solution that I know has worked for people I've helped here on FixYa.

Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. The key is in pressing the buttons exactly at the same time. So if this doesn't work the first time, try again and try again. Most people state they get it eventually.

[thanks to fixyourownprinter.com for the crux of this particular solution]

"Printer Onboard Control Panel Key Sequence"

"Press and hold the paper feed, paper switch and the power switch.

Once the power light and paper light flashes twice and the other lights are flashing release the paper feed and paper switch "and then press the paper feed switch".

The power, paper and ink lights will flash twice. At this point the protection counter has been reset."

Don't give up, if it does not reset the first time. The timing is tricky for some people.

Supported Epson Models that I am aware of, others not listed may work and some listed also may not work, it varies but don't be discouraged to try and try again.

You can also try the software download solution listed in this tip I posted.

Epson Stylus Сolor 400
Epson Stylus Сolor 440
Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
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Epson Stylus Сolor 600
Epson Stylus Сolor 640
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Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777
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Epson Stylus Сolor 760
Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
Epson Stylus Сolor 860
Epson Stylus Color 880
Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
Epson Stylus Color 980
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Epson Stylus Color 3000
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Epson Stylus C50
Epson Stylus C60
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Epson Stylus C63 / C64 **
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Epson Stylus C80 **
Epson Stylus C82 **
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Epson Stylus CX5100 / CX5200 **
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Epson Stylus CX6300 / CX6500 **
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Epson Stylus Photo R1800 **
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Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720 **
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