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Printer red light constantly on

I replaced the ink in my epson stylus c84 printer. It worked once and never again. The red light is on steadily saying i need new ink! How do I reset the printer?

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    odiegh May 11, 2010

    is only the red light solid and all other lights are normal? When you say worked but doesn't now when you try to print does anything print out? Is the print blank or unlegilble?

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Http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

here u can download utility to reset your printer,...

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