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Printer lights stay on

Epsom styllus colour 660- all three lights stay on, paper,colour and black cartridge lights stay on. I have put in new cartridges and chacked paper feed, but cant get lights to go off, so doesn't print.

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  • Stephen Cord Sep 13, 2008

    I have not used the printer for about a year and thinking the cartridges were empty ordered new ones. However this has not helped it.

    The printer goes through the motions of printing but nothing either black or colour comes out and no lights are on

    Help please anyone..



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Hi geoger, Can you give more detail about the lights and if they flash and in what sequence. The most likely cause is that your machine has hit the maintenance error meaning that the waste ink pads are full. This requires that the pads be cleaned/replaced and the counter within the firmware be reset. To do this, you will need the service manual for the 1290 to dismantle it and gain accesss to the pads and the software to reset the firmware counter. You should be able to get these from: and/or

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