Both lights were blinking alternately when my printer is switch on
When i replace the black ink of my printer , both light were blinking alternately. My printer wont print anymore, and an error message appearred in my pc every time i tried to print. I dont know why. my epson printer model is stylus c45 and my os is windows xp
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First off, if you touched the metal contacts on the printer or cartridge, you could damage or leave a film on the contact surface. Take it out of the printer, with a qtip dip in rubbing alcohol, squeeze out access, rub surfaces, air dry, and reinsert again. If still no ink, turn the print end up under the very hot water tap and run for 2 minutes. Dry and replace. It may do the trick.
hello, are you sure its not the error light that is blinking alternately with the power light, or is ink light indicator blinking , and just the power light blinking. i would first problably pull the power cord. then plug back in, and try again. the alternating error light and power light would be inkjet service, maint or waste pads are full, as far as the other error, i looked it up, and that error not coming up, unless there is something else going on. maybe cover for ink cartridge is caught, and not allowing printer to cycle.
is both the light blink the same time or blink alternate ? if blink the same time, it's probably a fatal error.. if blink alternately then the waste ink counter need to be reset and the waste ink pad need to be replaced.
both light are blinking at the same time or blinking alternatively ? if both blinking same time, it's a fatal error.. means it could be something wrong with the carriage or board or encoder belt... if the light blink alternatively, it means the waste ink counter need to be reset and ink pad need to be replaced.
two things to consider.
1. If the blinking is fast (like more than two blinks per second) then
the printer is damaged. Either the main controller board is fried or
the carriage/ink controller is damaged.
2. if the blinking is slow ( 1 blink per second) this means that either
of your cartridges is busted. remove the black cartridge then close the
top cover. If the blinking stops, then the black ink is the culprit. If
not, replace the black then remove the other cartridge. THis means that
one of your cartridge needs to be replaced.
The light you describe is the ink light. When that light is blinking, try this.
Turn on the printer. Open the front cover and look at the carrier for the ink cartridges. There is a white arrow right above the latch for the color cartridge. Once the carrier stops moving, the white arrow should be pointing to a symbol which represents the problem (the reason the light is blinking.) Examples are low ink black, low ink color, sick black ( replace ) , sick color ( replace ).
IF you have just replaced your black cartridge, you might need to replace your color cartridge too. This printer will not work without both ink cartridges installed and full. You cant print with a full black and an empty color cartridge unfortunately, even if you only want to print black.