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Green and red lihts flashing

When I turn on my printer it seems to start up as normal but then as the cartridges go in to position the green light and the red one next to it flash on and off .I have re installed my drivers and even downloaded new ones from epson thinking it may be that but no so.....can you help me kindest regards makums

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Re: green and red lihts flashing

Your waste ink pad counter has reached it's limit and you must change the waste ink pads and reset the counter before the printer will work again. This requires the printer to be dismantled! Sell it on e-bay for what you can get!

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    Hi I have just put in ink cartridges and the reg light check print cartridges keeps flashing is there anyone there to help me

    Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
    Sir/Ma'am If the Check Print Cartridge message is shown and Red Light Flashing then it means that Either ink Cartridge is not installed properly or the function for detecting the ink level is disabled. For it Make sure that you install ink cartridges at correct position as indicated by the label on the print head holder. Press push mark until ink cartridge click into the place.
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    3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts.
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    5. Take out the cartridges and close the top cover.
    6. Reconnect the power cord. The power and the resume lights (green and red) should be on.
    7. Open the top cover, reinstall the cartridges, and close the top cover.
    Now Turn On the printer, Mostly this issue is resolved by this,
    But if still you get the message and red light still flash then surely its an issue of Ink Cartridge, your ink Cartridge is defective, You need to change the ink cartridge, Your problem will be solved.
    I hope this solution helps you.Don't hesitate to let me know if you still have some confusion in your mind.
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