Question about Epson Stylus C66 Inkjet Printer
The two red lights keep flashing and pressing them does not solve the problem
The Waste Ink Pads are saturated and the waste ink 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
and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the red 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.
The C64/66 service manual can be downloaded from here:
Should you decide to have a go at changing the waste ink pads, let me know and I can supply some notes on opening the case - it's a pig and the service manual is not that helpful.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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