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Epson R1800 Low Ink Lights

I replaced my ink cartridges with a set I took out. Some of the lights went out and some stayed lit. The ink cartridges are not empty as they were harly used.

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Re: Epson R1800 Low Ink Lights

Replace ink with new gen carts. Your carts are may be dried up or blocked

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Have not used my Epson R1800 for almost 6 months. When I turn on the power the printer head, with the cartridges, stayed at the very right end, not moving. The paper and ink lights flash and the head just...

Your User's Guide is available here:

After leaving the printer inactive for a extended period you should expect the ink cartridges to be dried up and the print head 'gummed' in place.

You will need to refer to page 82 of the pdf, Cleaning the Printer.

As part of cleaning remove the existing ink cartridges and while the cartridges are removed try and clean the print head of any ink residue. Note that if the red light is on or flashing above an ink cartridge the printer sees it as empty (dried up).

The print head will not move if ink cartridges need replacement; replace ink cartridges according to the red lights, likely all. Press the ink button to see if the printer will begin the charging cycle. If all is well the green power light will stay on and the red ink light will go out.

If you do not get this desired outcome try Cleaning the Print Head, page 73 of the User Guide. Hold down the ink button when the red light is off for 3 seconds. Run a nozzle check pattern; if nozzels are not printing a clean pattern, repeat this process up to 3 or 4 times.

Feb 03, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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The ink and paper lights are blinking and the power light is not lit

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After intense searching on the net, I tried just about everything. SSC service utility did
Nothing. Turning printer off and on also didn’t help.

Turning printer off then pressing the paper and ink buttons, then turning power on, then waiting for both lights to flash, releasing them and pressing the ink button for 10 seconds also didn’t help.

After days of this I got frustrated, packed the POS back into the box and put it up for sale
On Craigslist. No takers… I was about to put it out to the curb ($540 printer sat in the box for almost a year) but decided to do one last google and found someone talking about the print head moving along the rail.

Suggestion was to turn printer off and see if print head traveled freely back and forth. Ok I thought, Pulled the printer back out of the box and set it up again. Reinstalled software and turned it on. Red lights flashing again! Ok, press the ink button to move head to home, then turn printer off. Then I tried to move head along rail. It moved freely a couple of inches to the left then stopped like something was blocking it.

Took my flashlight out and could not see anything in the way so pushed down on the cartridge cover and heard a “click”….. Duh! The freakin’ cover was not closed! Now the head would move left and right all the way so I turned the printer on and to my amazement NO more flashing red lights! I was both thrilled and depressed (at my stupidity) for not seeing this earlier.

I will post this everywhere I can to remind people that the cartridge cover is the FIRST thing you should check upon seeing both red lights flashing rapidly!!!!!

Apr 29, 2010 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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I don't know how to change the ink cartridge of epson tx 110
Replace Ink Cartridges
Your Epson Stylus NX110 Series and its software will let you know when an ink cartridge is low or expended.
If ink is low, the ink light flashes. You can continue printing until a cartridge needs replacement.
If a cartridge is expended, the ink light stays on. You must replace the cartridge to be able to print.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
If you need to change a cartridge before it or any other cartridges are low or expended, run the Ink Cartridge Replacement utility.

You cannot print or copy when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not expended. Replace any expended cartridges before printing or copying.

Leave your old cartridges in the Epson Stylus NX110 Series until you are ready to
replace them to prevent the print head nozzles from drying out.
When an installed ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may need to replace it if your printouts do not look their best, even after cleaning and aligning the print head.
Follow the instructions in these sections to check and replace your ink cartridges:

Mar 21, 2010 | Epson Printers & Copiers

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R1800 yellow ink out light on constantly

Do replacemen procedure from status monitor (How to..). When asked to replace ink tank, unplug and plug again all of ink tank.

Aug 18, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R200 InkJet Printer

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Hi my R1800 has 2 flashing red lights (top) and no power light. What can i do? MAria

It could be your ink tray has overflowed.
There is software which might help.

Install this program, set your printer model and the driver (Epson Stylus Photo R1800) when it starts up. Close the program, and it will minimize to the
tray on the taskbar - right click on the icon and goto "Protection Counter". Choose
"Reset Protection Counter". Choose "Yes" to the question about the waste ink pads,
then switch the printer off for 1 minute. This should cure the problem.

It might be worth a try

Jun 15, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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Flash feed paper & ink light my epson r1800 printer

Do you mean that the paper light flashes at the same time as the ink light or do they flash alternately (ie: paper on, ink off -> paper off, ink on)?

If so the waste ink pads are full and you need to do the following:

1. Reset the waste ink counter:
Grab the tool linked from the site (see bottom).

2. Redirect your waste ink into an external tank OR replace your waste ink pads.. (external tank is easier).

Instructions for the R1800 are available from this site

If the lights are doing something different, please post again with detailed information about how they flash and I can what else it might mean.

Hope that helps.

Mar 10, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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Epson R1800 with magenta blinking ,and wont recognize the said ink


Try reseating all the ink cartridge, make sure you have the right cartridge for each slot and make sure all are genuine epson in. try another magenta ink as well if you have a spare. if all fails call epson at 5622761300.

Hope this helps

Nov 08, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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Head carriage stays left and grinds

Did you check to see if the ink was low in the printer? Epson wont let you print if the ink is low, happened to me before!

Oct 22, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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Problem using sublimation inks

Since you are using sublmation ink, the cartridges are probably aftermarket and may not meet Epson standards. Aftermarket chipped cartridges are notorious for failing to 'communicate' with Epson printers, even when the cartridge is brand new. Before taking the printer to a service center, you might try purchasing new cartridges of your ink from your reseller. If that fixes the problem then your fight is with the ink reseller, not Epson. If it doesn't fix the problem and your printer is still under warranty, take it to an authorized service center, and remember, using non-Epson ink does NOT void the waranty.

Jun 16, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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