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Red indicator lights

I changed black ink cartridge ,and the cratridges went back to the beginning but did not charge up, and now the 2 red lights are alternitively flashing whil the green light does not stay on. For the past week i have had message come up service required for the last few times i have used printer

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  • sue wright Oct 30, 2007

    HI
    thanks but have sorted it . It needed resetting as waste pads need changing

    Sue

  • obietobie Nov 10, 2007

    Yes my r220 stopped working with the left two lights blinking. I have tried to take it appart to remove and clean the waste ink sump and pads but have yet to be able to access it. Epson makes it very difficult to access. I need detailed instructions. The ssc utility is useless until you clear the ink sump. The printer is stalled and does not respond

  • leon01 Nov 12, 2007

    Hi I have same problem with R230. Tried SSC utility>Reset All Counters but it did not help. Any other ideas?

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It only means it needs resetting.

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.

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

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2 red lights means that the printer is jammed on to something where the paper feeds. If not you need the counter reset utility program.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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