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Ink & Paper blink red at the same time

The red lights for ink and paper advance are blinking simotameusly. I cleaned jets and heads as recomended and also changed all the ink cartridges. I hope you can help me out. I went to the troubleshooting page on epson website but had no luck.

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Re: Ink & Paper blink red at the same time

Series of C 41 up to c64 need sofware reseter w/out reseter the printer will not run .It will reset the counter to lower number of hour time use .

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Re: Ink & Paper blink red at the same time

I managed to solve the problem, thanks to this fantastic freeware tool: The problem has to do with the porous inkpads which are expected to overflow after a fixed number of nozzle cleaning cycles. However the problem is a software, not a hardware one. This great tool resets countes as well as ink cartridge chips. Thank you very much FixYa all the same for trying. Too bad there are some lunatics who post unrelated topics to this forum. Kind regards, PM

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2. While holding down the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button and press the Resume/Cancel button twice in succession. Now release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
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