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Epson 1160 all lights are flashing. I know it wants me to contact the dealer - any way I can bypass this?

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I found a very small piece of paper in the feed rollers which generated this problem.
After a jam, someone tore a sheet and left a small bit behind.
I had to take the top cover off to get access and see in. You might be able to turn the printer over and shake it gently.

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Before it went to flashing all lights, was there anything that was either done to the unit cleaning, ink install ect.

also I would run through all the cleaning procedures of the unit as well click the below link

and then goto the Maintenance section of the manual.

was there any grinding noises and other sounds on the last printing?

Posted on Oct 13, 2008


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