I have a epson c66 when i turn on the printer the green light is on and the red ink light in on but not flashing i replaced all inks still red light is on can you help? i have been using a compatable in for the epson for over two years now and have not changed the suppyer and printing has been perfect untill now.
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Re: Epson C66 red light stays on for ink
The first time you install ink cartridges, the printer must charge its print head for about 90 seconds. Wait until charging finishes (the green power light stops flashing) before you turn off the printer, or
it may charge improperly and use excess ink the next time you turn it on. If the printer stops moving or making noise, but the green power light is still flashing after 5 minutes, turn off the printer. If the light is still flashing when you turn it back on, contact Epson.
Turn off the printer, then make sure the ink cartridges are inserted completely and the ink cartridge cover is closed completely. Also make sure no packing material remains in the printer. Wait a moment, then turn the printer back on to clear the error.
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well it shall depend on your operating system. there is an available download on the epson website and it is called the ink pad reset utility. if this process tends to detect and install your printer it will work again
yes, this means that the ink waste counter is already in its peak and you need to reset it. try to download the inkpad reset utility through your computer. you will know all of the details from there on once you read them.
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: http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/12748/Epson_C64%20and%20C84.html
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.
Turn the printer off. Open up the cover and check for any obstructions inside the printer. Double check if the ink cartridges are properly plugged in and the tray cover is closed. Turn the printer back on. If you still see the error message, it means that you are having a hardware issue. Then try to contact Epson Technical Support.
United States Phone Number: (562)276-7525 Hours: Mon.- Fri. 6AM-8PM (PT) Sat. 7AM-4PM (PT)
If your having an error that says "Parts inside the printer are at the end of there Service life" it means that you ink pad is full/ what you can do is change your ink pad and then download an ink pad reset utility so that you can reset the settings/ Make sure to change ink pad before you reset it becuase ink will leak if you don't change it. For the flashing lights, try to check for obstructions inside the printer if not, make sure that ink clicked in and the cover for the tray is closed