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Epson Stylus 200 service error

I have the same problem some of you have...the alternating blinking lights and the service warning (after putting a generic brand of ink to save some money from the amazing amount I spend on Epson Ink). I have a Mac OSX, so downloading the ssc utility reset ink counters did not work for me. Help! *-( I have been without a printer for weeks and would love some assistance. I tried holding down the three buttons for over ten seconds, but it didn't reset anything. THANK YOU!

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  • t-kutie Feb 23, 2009

    After changing out the black Epson ink, I'm getting alternating blinking lights. I have a Mac OS X v10.4.7. I've turned off the printer, unplugged, rebooted...and still, everytime I turn on the printer, first they both blink simultaneously and then they alternate.



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Please go to my website . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.

The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away.
I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.

For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you.
When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.

I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.

If you like what I've done for Epson users, please show your appreciation by spreading the word and perhaps buying your ink from my site.

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Hi Tarlu. There is no solution I am aware of that works on the Mac OS. If you have a windows machine available to you - a laptop or another machine at work you could use - you can fix the error easily with an R200 rescue kit from (search for R200 rescue) or try

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