Question about Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer

2 Answers

My printer won't do anything!

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?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 68 Answers
Re: My printer won't do anything!

Please go to my website . 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.

If you like what I've done for Epson users, please show your appreciation by spreading the word and perhaps buying your ink from my site.

Happy trouble free printing

The INK Store (UK & Europe)

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

Re: My printer won't do anything!

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

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Epson colour 680 green and red lights on, will not print

  • Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons,
  • press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
  • Release all buttons.
  • In 2-3 seconds time press and hold LOAD/EJECT button, until all leds will blink.

Aug 14, 2010 | Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer

1 Answer

When I print tables, the lines come out crooked. Any idea what the problem could be?

do the print head alignment... to do this..first switch OFF the printer and then load paper, press the Pause button while switching ON the printer.. the printer will then print the instruction for you to align the print head. Just follow the instruction and select the best printed line.

If when you print text or line, and you notice there is some part missing, this show that you print head have broken pins. If this happen, you will have to replace the print head.

Jun 14, 2010 | Epson LQ 680 Matrix Printer

1 Answer

Epson r220, power light flashing green, ink light red

Include the printer. Press and hold the buttons STOP, MANITENANCE ("drop") and POWER whereupon switch off feeding.

Sep 24, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

One page jammed after switching off when 1 page printed. Orange light on

Hi ,

First off all u switched off the printer and on switch off mode press the green button and on pressing the button switch on the printer hold that button for 5 seconds and then release the button whenever u realese the button the printer start migrating . After migrating if the printer have same problem then u reinstall the printer driver and again reinstall the driver, after reinstalling the driver the printer will working fine .

May 26, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1010 Printer

1 Answer

Red light keeps flashing on EPSON 680

no, he can print only if he download a driver for his printer

Mar 08, 2009 | Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer

1 Answer

Epson 680 Stylus - Paper Jam button

Have you run the Epson printer utility? This should answer your problem if you run it. I had a similar problem and the utility reccomended to get the printer serviced as a component had become faulty. If you dont have the utility you can download it from the epson site for free.

Jul 06, 2008 | Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer

1 Answer

Printer has red lights permanently on when powered up

if they were initially flashing fast there is a fatal error and a repair is needed, but always try a re install first. Go to printers and faxes folder and go to your Epson C88 printer icon, right click on it and select cancel all documents or prints, then select uninstall, to remove the printer. Uninstall driver from add/remove programmes, turn off and remove printer from usb port and restart pc. Install the drivers and software again from the cdrom and when prompted to connect printer, switch it on but connect to a different usb port if possible and allow windows to detect and install. If the lights are still steady red or flashing fast, then the printer is faulty.

May 26, 2007 | Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer Logo

287 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Epson Printers & Copiers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18257 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4718 Answers

Are you an Epson Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides