Question about Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer
My Epson 680 has stopped printing.When switched on the green light shows a steady light by the on/off switch. However, there is also a steady red light showing by the 2nd button down. I have read my daily use guide and the setup guide and neither of them tells you what to do in this case. My computer tells me the printer is ready and available but nothing is printed and eventually an erro message shows. What can I do to solve this or is it time for a new printer?
Please go to my website http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.
The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away.
I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.
For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you.
When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.
I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Has it been used a lot? If so, it sounds as if the waste ink tank might be full. Remove the cover, clean out the felt pads under the head cleaning mechanism, put it all together, again, and connect to the computer. Then, reset the counter using the EPSON Service Utility. SSC.exe Search the web for it, but it is not an Epson item, so don't try their web site for it!
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
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