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Green and red light flashing

What is the ssc function on the epson c43

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  • pepita219 May 13, 2009

    The red and green light are still flashing I downloaded the ssc and followed your instructions, is there some other reason for the flashing?

  • pepita219 May 15, 2009

    hi thanks for all your help but it is still not working, I did reset the counter and it says 0 so as you say maybe there is something else wrong it is an old printer and I use it a lot???? the poor thing is probably just knackered again thanks for your help



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Both green and red lights flashing 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

Install it, and double click the ssc printer icon in the bottom right corner (System Tray). Choose Configuration and set your printer type (C4x), then close the ssc window. Now right click the ssc icon in the sytem tray and choose Protection Counter. Check the current count value - if it is greater than the limit shown it will confirm this is your problem. Then choose reset to set it to zero. You will need to fib about having changed the waste ink pads! Turn the printer off then back on again. 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 must 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 and I will provide further help. It is a pretty simple job once someone explains how to get the case apart!

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Gerry Millward May 14, 2009

    Hi there

    Did you check the protection counter has reset to zero? Also, did you turn the printer off and then on again? If the answer is yes to both these, then the printer has a fault of unknown type. You will need to dismantle the printer to investigate further. But PLEASE check you have carried out the protection counter reset properly, because I have never heard of any other fault causing the two lights to flash.


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SSC Service Utility allows you to do many things to your Epson printer, Work directly with CSIC in Epson Stylus printers cartridges, Freeze internal ink counters, Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges, Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all Epson inkjet printers, powerful cleaning mode, Hot swapping of cartridges supported, Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full), More then 60 different Epson printers supported This allows many people with high printing demands to save money (program works with both black and color cartridges).

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