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Paper and ink lights blinking - no power light flashing at all - can't do anything on our Epson R1800 printer... can you suggest something to try? have been doing a lot of head cleaning due to bad nozzle checks and think the pads may be "full" - can we dry them out and reset the printer to resume printing? don't have a maintenance plan on this printer Thanks

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    power and ink light blinking

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    paper and ink lights flashing and nothing will print. HELP

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    paper lights blinking and can not print

  • riain May 07, 2009

    my paper light and ink light are blinking nothing will print, any help?

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Try doing a printer check by doing the steps below. If it doesnt work, then try to call the printer manufacturer for more advanced solutions or information

  1. turn off the printer and disconnect it from computer
  2. place a plain sheet of paper
  3. press and hold down the paper feed button, then press and release the power button. Continue holding down the paper button until you see the power light flashes
  4. if it prints a test page it is working fine, the problem might be the computer settings, printer settings, software or printer application, or cables, otherwise the problem is the printer itself

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