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Paper will not feed through printer

I have two epson C42 printers - one the red maintentance button keep flashing and all I get is that something inside the computer has come to the end of its life on the other one the paper will not feed through the rollers and also the red maintenance button is flashing. Can anyone help please, as I have not had either printer all that long.

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  • schosleitner Dec 13, 2008

    OKAY ANY IDEAS WHY THE PAPER WILL NOT GO THROUGH THE OTHER ONE THEN ?

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Your waste ink pads are full. These are low end printers and it will cost more to replace the pads than the printers are worth.
Go out and buy yourself another new $60 printer, it will be cheaper than fixing these.

Gremlin11

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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    gremlin11 Dec 14, 2008

    You will have to give me some more details as to the behaviour of the unit.

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