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Reset waste ink counter on Epson C60 printer

Both service lights are alternately flashing. I need to know the reset button combination to get the printer working again!!!!!!!! We have found combinations for other Epson printers (i.e. stylus 845, 670...I think) but they don't seem to be working. Hopefully you guys know something i don't!

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If both lights are flashing, it means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink "protection" counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can restore your printer to a working condition immediately by using the SSC utility - download from

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

and use it to 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.

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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All lights flashing isn't something you can "reset". Are the lights flashing alternately, or together? These are different errors.

Alternating means that the printer thinks the "waste ink pads" are filled and need to be replaced (costs more than a new printer). You can reset the counter, but then you run some risk that the waste ink will overflow your printer onto the surface where it sits. messy.

The SSC utility will help you reset it if that's what you want.

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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):

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this program has other features as well...Here's some previously posted info by NEWUSER, on that SSC Utility: Re: Epson C40+ Error and power light flashing by newuser (4/5/05 11:10 AM). To reset the error download this utility:
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . Once installed run the program and configure it, closing the main window and right clicking the icon in the tray area, from there choose Configure and select your printers model. After configuration, select Protection counter -> Reset protection counter, it should be able to clear the error message. If that does not actually work, then the only suggestion I can give is to perform a soft-reset before resetting counter.

Remove also the Epson status agent, it detects errors and it may hinder communication with the printer, then reboot your pc. As profile choose the one sscservice didn't use after autoconfiguration, check for printer response. Remember that you should also clean the waste ink pads located at the printer bottom, for a step by step guide download the service manual for your printer from this site

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Here is a good site/forum. You didnt mention your printer model number. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/28705#1
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