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I just replaced all 4 ink cartridges on my epson stylus c84 printer. The 2 left buttons on the printer are flashing and it will not print. I have tried turning it off and then on but it still won't print. Thanks, Linda

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  • lsweeten Mar 13, 2009

    I have the problem with the waste ink pads in my Epson C84. Or at least I think I do. I downloaded the SSC utility - download from

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

    But, I am not sure how to run it. The menu bar does not say anything about reseting the protection counter so I am afraid to try anything as it may make matters worse. Can you help

    Lee

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See the on-line handbook

http://support.epson-europe.com/onlineguides/en/sc84/index.htm

and look in Problem Solver, Diagnosing the Problem, Error indicators. If the two lights are flashing together, you have a paper jam. If this is the case, you should be able to pull the paper out from the front or top. If the lights are flashing together, and you can't see any paper jamming the printer, post a new comment to this effect for more help.

If the lights are flashing alternately (Unknown printer error), it usually means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink "protection" counter has exceeded its limit. 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 should 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 with a new comment and I will provide further help.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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  • theresa May 26, 2011

    i WOULD LIKE FUTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CHANGE INK WASTE PAD PLEASE, P.S. SORRY ABOUT ALL CAPS NOT YELLING i FORGOT THEY WERE ON UNTILL NOW

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward May 27, 2011

    Hi theresa

    Can you confirm your printer model please

    Gerry

  • theresa May 27, 2011

    epson c84

  • Gerry Millward
    Gerry Millward Jun 02, 2011

    Hi Theresa

    Sorry to be tardy. Right click the SSC icon in the system tray (bottom right corner of screen) and a menu will appear which includes Protection Counter. Reset this and it will restore printer operation. To replace the waste ink pads will require you to dismantle the printer, which is far from easy with this model. However, if you are sure you want to give it a try, send your email address to test@millward.org.uk and I will send you instructions.

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