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Epson c46 printer

Green & red lights flashing alternately,unable to use

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  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    red light and green light flashing and a box appears to say parts are at the end of life, does this mean i need to buy another one or shall i try and fix it first..

  • dnpadhy Nov 02, 2008

    Red light and Green light flashing and a box appears to say parts are at the end of life,

  • davidtrish Nov 10, 2008

    I have cleaned the pads on my C46 as recommended and used the http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.htm... site to reset but it has not worked. It really is blackmail by the manufacturer. We have now used three of these printers and they have to be scrapped unless someone can help.

    I have bought a DX4400 which definately works with £1 generic cartridges without a problem....so far. The new Epson S20 printer cartridges are about £18 each! Try printing 150 sheets a month and see the cost!!

  • ekpea Nov 28, 2008

    red and green lights flashing alternately and seems unable to print. Documents just sit in the queue waiting... Have lost manual so don't have any idea what to do to fix it.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    green and red lights flash alternatively

  • dick0121 Dec 16, 2008

    Both lights flashing

  • davidtrish Feb 11, 2009

    I have had three C46 printers which have had the same problem. I tried cleaning the pads but no good. Scrap it and buy a DX4400 series which works well with cheap generic cartidges and so far does not appear to have the "Epson Blackmail" programme built in.

    Don't get the latest S20 ...cartridges are very expensive.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    How do I disassemble my epson stylus c46 so that I can clean my inkpads

  • skec_mj May 11, 2010

    can somebody give me a download link for Epson Stylus c46 Service manual please


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If both lights are flashing, it means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink ("protection") counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. 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 C46 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.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: red and green lights flashing alternately

Hi there.
Under each printers there is a pad, a spunch that holds all the wasted ink. This pad is probably full. you should locate where the ink pad is and change it or clean it. By cleaning I mean getting rid of all the ink from the spunch. After cleaning or replacing the pad you shoul run a utility to reset the protection counter. I use to have a all in one epson printer and did the same. I use SSC Service utility. it helps to reset the counter. After that, if that is the problem, your printer should work again.
Good luck

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