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All the lights on Front Panel Brinking

My Epson Stylus Color 900 has this problem where all the lights on the front panel (power, paper feed, ink)stay on after startup and are blinking and then nothing works.

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. Even though it has paper, the paper light and the power light flash. The ink lights stay on. I found by holding the left side up 30 degrees or more when pressing the power button, the Epson 900 will work. However, that's a pain. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

  • Charlie629 Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem, however, the Power light and the paper light flash. The ink light stays on. I found if I hold up the left side of the printer over 30 degrees when pressing the power button, the printer will work as normal. However, that is a pain and any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Dixirnbob, I'm not sure you have the same problem as I but I disassemble the printer and found my problem was due to the gears. It seems, since the printer is years old, the lubrication on the gear shaft caused it not to rotate enough and it would not seat correctly when the printer was turned on. I used a lubrication spray similar to WD40 and lightly sprayed the gear mechanism. It now works as new. It probably needs a light type of grease but I thought the lubrication spray would tell me if that was the problem. I'll now leave it alone. If it fails again, I'll find some grease to apply. You don't have to disassemble the unit to give this a try. You can use the long tube that comes with a lubrication spray. Just flip open the cover and move the cartridges to the left. You should see the gear on the right side of the printer. I hope it works for you.

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When i turn on the printer all the lights are blinking, i have reset the printer many times, restarted my computer and nothing has worked to help the problem. I just printed yesterday with this printer...


The Epson Stylus Color 880 has 4 LEDs. If all 4 are flashing or blinking then the printer has a maintenance request error. It means that the waste ink counter has reach its limit. The remedy is to replace the waste ink pads and reset the waste ink counter. You can use the SSC service utility to reset the protection counter. You can download the utility from here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

You can also use the control paler to reset the counter. Timing is the key to success when you reset the counter using the control panel so keep that in mind. To reset the protection counter using the control panel (front panel):

Step 1.Turn the power on while holdint the following buttons doen. Paper feed, cleaning button. (thr paper out light will flash for 3 seconds)
Step 2.While the paper out light is still flashing press the cleaning button for 10 seconds. The following leds will flash in sequence Ink out lights black and color, Paper out light. Once the printer starts to initilize the counter should be reset. This will reset the protection counter.

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Manual Counter Reset Method


To manually reset the Ink Jet Counter that compels you to clean your waste pads. For the tip on how to clean your ink waste pads go here.

Please Note: In some cases, your printer may be leaking ink so much and so often that not only does your ink pads need cleaning, but you may need to replace the ink reservoir on your printer or you will have a leaking mess on your hands. This is a decision and judgment only you can make. If your printer is leaking quite of lot of ink, you may have to take it to an authorized Epson Repair Shop or Person. Find an authorized location by starting at Epson.com

The solution below is valid for most of the following printer models listed below this solution, some listed may not work, some not listed may also work it varies as this method is listed below is illegal for an authorized Epson Tech to release.

Thanks to the many user boards on the Internet for this solution that I know has worked for people I've helped here on FixYa.

Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. The key is in pressing the buttons exactly at the same time. So if this doesn't work the first time, try again and try again. Most people state they get it eventually.

[thanks to fixyourownprinter.com for the crux of this particular solution]

"Printer Onboard Control Panel Key Sequence"

"Press and hold the paper feed, paper switch and the power switch.

Once the power light and paper light flashes twice and the other lights are flashing release the paper feed and paper switch "and then press the paper feed switch".

The power, paper and ink lights will flash twice. At this point the protection counter has been reset."

Don't give up, if it does not reset the first time. The timing is tricky for some people.

Supported Epson Models that I am aware of, others not listed may work and some listed also may not work, it varies but don't be discouraged to try and try again.

You can also try the software download solution listed in this tip I posted.

Epson Stylus Сolor 400
Epson Stylus Сolor 440
Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
Epson Stylus Color 480SXU / 580
Epson Stylus Сolor 600
Epson Stylus Сolor 640
Epson Stylus Сolor 660
Epson Stylus Сolor 670
Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777
Epson Stylus Сolor 740
Epson Stylus Сolor 760
Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
Epson Stylus Сolor 860
Epson Stylus Color 880
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Epson Stylus Color 980
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Epson Stylus Color 3000
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Epson Stylus C50
Epson Stylus C60
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Epson Stylus C63 / C64 **
Epson Stylus C65 / C66 and PE **
Epson Stylus C67 / C68 / D68 and PE **
Epson Stylus C70 **
Epson Stylus C80 **
Epson Stylus C82 **
Epson Stylus C83 / C84 **
Epson Stylus C85 / C86 and PE **
Epson Stylus C87 / C88 / D88 and PE **
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Epson Stylus CX4500 **
Epson Stylus CX4600 **
Epson Stylus CX4100 / CX4200 **
Epson Stylus CX4700 / CX4800 **
Epson Stylus DX4200 / DX4800 **
Epson Stylus CX5100 / CX5200 **
Epson Stylus CX5300 / CX5400 **
Epson Stylus CX6400 / CX6600 **
Epson Stylus CX6300 / CX6500 **
Epson Stylus CX7800 **
Epson PictureMate
Epson Stylus Photo
Epson Stylus Photo EX
Epson Stylus Photo 700 / IP-100
Epson Stylus Photo 750 / PM-770C
Epson Stylus Photo 780 / 790 / PM-780C
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Epson Stylus Photo 820 **
Epson Stylus Photo 825 / 915
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Epson Stylus Photo R200 / R210 **
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Epson Stylus Photo R2400 **
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Epson Stylus Photo PM-A700 **
Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720 **
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Epson Stylus Photo 895/ 785EPX
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