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C46 printer the printer green and red buttons keep flashing alternatly since i replaced the coloured ink now diddly squat works what ever i have tried please help nick

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Please go to my website http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk . 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.

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1. Uninstall all c46 printer programs 2. Disconnect printer 3.Take cover off printer(it has 1 screw at back) 4. Left hand side of back is the pads.ther are 4 large pads on top of one another and a small one on left. Remove these pads and give them a good washing in clean water. (your fingers will be stained for days)dry them and replace.Clean compartment padswere in. 5 Download a free program ssc service utility 6.Install your printer software and reconnectyour printer. 7 Run SSc and in the configuration window set both options to your printer...C4x... 8. Close that window and a new icon will appear by your clock, rightclick and a menu will appear click protection counter click reset counters say yes that you have changed waste pads switch off printer then switch on printer,every thing should be O K flinbo

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Your machine has hit the ink overflow protection counter limit! Sounds bad, but it's a common occurance. All it means is the machines counter that monitors how much waste ink is pumped into the base has reached the predetermined limit. You need to reset the counter nad clean or replace the ink pads. If you can turn a screw driver and read a manual, it should take you about an our. Go to http://www.TheServiceManualShop.com and download there rescue kit for your model. If you can't find it listed, ask them to make one for you. You may also find it on http://mikeburton.tradebit.com/ but its not as easy to look through.

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Not know if it will work for your printer but you can gave it a go.

Step 1: Manual Temporary
1. Turn off the printer. And disconnect the printer cable.
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Care to read this link

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http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

Install it, and double click the ssc printer icon in the bottom right corner (System Tray). Choose Configuration and set your printer type (C4x), then close the ssc window. Now right click the ssc icon in the sytem tray and choose Protection Counter. You should see that the current count is above the limit; then choose reset to set it to zero. You will need to fib about having changed the waste ink pads! Turn the printer off then back on again. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.

However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help. It is a pretty simple job once someone explains how to get the case apart!

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http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.

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If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.

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The waste ink collector pads are getting full and this is a protection indicator.
Either get the machine serviced or it may be cheaper to replace it-[depending where you live]
There are tricks to keep the machine going- but eventually the you will get ink leaking all over the place.
Take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com

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