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Printer light flashing

HELP I have an epson stylus c87 Plus printer and it keeps flashing the power button at me... Also all of a sudden it won't print what i want it to print, it keeps printing out jibberish stuff.. Im confused, it was working fine.

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THanks the problem is about to be solved. I will come back to U again if i face any more


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Re: printer light flashing

Check the cables. if need be changed the usb cable .2 it may be a fault logic board in the printer. if it faulty logic board it cheaper to buy an new printer

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Epson stylus photo 1500w

maybe it needs a reset.. look for an adjustment program.

Feb 13, 2014 | Epson Printers & Copiers


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

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 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
Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
Epson Stylus Color 980
Epson Stylus Сolor 1160
Epson Stylus Color 1520
Epson Stylus Color 3000
Epson Stylus C20 / C40 / CL-750
Epson Stylus C41 / C42 / C43 / C44 / C45 / C46 / C47 / C48 **
Epson Stylus C50
Epson Stylus C60
Epson Stylus C61 / C62 **
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 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX420 / RX425 / RX430 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX500 / RX510**
Epson Stylus Photo RX520 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX600 / RX610 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX620 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX700 **
Epson Stylus CX3100 / CX3200 **
Epson Stylus CX3500 / CX3600 / CX3650 **
Epson Stylus CX3700 **
Epson Stylus CX3800 / CX3810 / DX3800 **
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
Epson Stylus Photo 810 / 820
Epson Stylus Photo 820 **
Epson Stylus Photo 825 / 915
Epson Stylus Photo 830 / 830U **
Epson Stylus Photo 870 / PM-875DC
Epson Stylus Photo R200 / R210 **
Epson Stylus Photo R220 / R230 **
Epson Stylus Photo R300 / R310 **
Epson Stylus Photo R320 **
Epson Stylus Photo R800 / PX-G900 **
Epson Stylus Photo R1800 **
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 **
Epson Stylus Photo 890
Epson Stylus Photo PM-890C
Epson Stylus Photo PM-A700 **
Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720 **
Epson Stylus Photo PM-970C **
Epson Stylus Photo 895/ 785EPX
Epson Stylus Photo 900 **
Epson Stylus Photo 925 / 935 **
Epson Stylus Photo 950 / 960 / PM-950C **
Epson Stylus Photo 1200 / PM-3000C
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 / PM-3300C
Epson Stylus Photo 1280 / PM-3500C
Epson Stylus Photo 1290
Epson Stylus Photo 2000P
Epson Stylus Photo 2100 **
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 / PM-4000EPX **
Epson Stylus Pro 5000 / PM-5000C

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Your printer Head is may be block or printer main board problem.
If printer head is ok to print, The main problem is in your printer main board. to remove the problem go to an expart electronic tecnishian or replace the board with new one.
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When the Epson C87 stylus printer is about to print, it makes a high pitched scream and doesn't print. The 2 left hand red lights flash quickly and simultaneously and the green light does not show. The...

I think maybe it could be that your ink cartages are slipped on the thin belt that moves them from one side to another or it stuck or belt come off take a look and see it the ink will slid from side to side you can do this by hand but don’t push them to hard, that what it sounds like to me it worth a try.
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