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My epson stylus c86 is locked flashing paper and ink red lights. The down load from epson to reset the counter for the ink foam,says the printer is no on or have a problem,

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  • novguns Feb 10, 2009

    my epson c86 has the same problem that the blink show up alternately in the ink and paper button

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Are they flashing in unison or alternately?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    COUNTER NEEDS RESET

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TONYCRVTTE and NOVGUNS

Have a look at:

http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/sc86__/sc86__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

If it's a paper jam, look for and remove paper in feed system. If no paper, is the print head properly parked under the right-hand end of the cover? If not, you may have stuck or detached parking mechanism. Come back to me if this is the case for further help.

If it's "internal error", it usually means the waste ink pads need changing. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from

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

and reset the Protection Counter. 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. A copy of the service manual is available from a number of sellers - just Google "Epson C86 Service Manual". You will often find them
for sale very cheaply on E-Bay.

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

Please rate this advice.

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