Question about Epson Stylus photo C87 InkJet Printer
Nice printer when he works,.Today he or maybe is she,,( dont know if printer shall be named she or he,,but to make things easy ,I call my printer SHE from now beacuse she never do what I wish for,,,,ok.. My printer,,she just flirt with me with 2 red eyes, when I push start ,she direct start to flash with the 2 red lights, and the green light stop light,and thats is all,no sound,,no move no nothing, just flash with the red lights. so if any one have any idea to save her with some magic touch or words I will be happy, is no idea to send her to some service center,is more cheap to buy one new, maybe HP will be my next friend,,:-)
I have the same problem. I put a bottle at the back of the printer and connect to the exhaust ink with elastic pipe. It's to replace the function of ink pads. So I don't worry that the waste ink will damage the printer circuit board. I use SSC Utility too.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
The info from gwbm is very useful but to save you some grief I have a guide already put together that deals with installing an external waste ink tank. It also shows you how to actually get into your printer which is difficult first time around.
The guide is available here and just to note, while the SSC utility MIGHT work with this it may also have some problems once the "service required" limit has already been reached. You can give it a try but if it doesn't work, look for an "adjustment utility" for your printer version (possibly the C86 or C88 version).
Hope that helps.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
OK - you need first of all to get the printer working again. You can
do this by using the SSC utility - download from
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. The C84 manual can be downloaded for free from:
and in all honesty, this is good enough for Waste Ink Pad changing.
Of course Epson say user's can't do this themselves - they would wouldn't they! 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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Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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