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Basically its an epson stylus d88 and there is one red flashing light on the left hand side of it the paper will not feed into the printer can someone tell me how to fix this please

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus D88 Plus paper jam

1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer. I pried open my C42UX printer, careful not to break anything. I use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it apart; there are two-three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.
2. Next I removed the two (2) waste ink pads. They are located at the back on the left hand side. I used the flat blade screwdriver to lift up the ink pads (they were soaked). Please use rubber gloves as it gets very messy.
3. Next I took the pads to the kitchen skin and washed them with just plain hot water until they were white again. I just let the hot water run on them (the pads are about three inches long).
4. Once washed I dried them using a hair drier. (you could place it the sun for a few hours or on top of your heater or maybe in a heated oven; (make sure you do not set it on fire with too much heat).
5. Once dried I placed the pads back in the ink waste bin at the back of the printer.
6. I closed the printer cover and put back all the pieces and plugged in the USB & power cable and turned it on. (Yes the lights are still flashing).
7. Go to this link and download this software: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html
8. Install the software and run it.
9. Select your printer and model number ( It only says C42 there is no UX, choose it anyway).It will ask if you replaced with new pads; say “YES”. Then close the window.
10. Now right click on the SSC service utility, it looks like a printer icon near your clock in the task bar.
11. Then click on reset counters. You can do all other stuff with this utility too.
12. Turn off the printer power and then turn it on again. If necessary un-plug the power cord from the back of the printer, wait 20 seconds. Plug it back in.
13. THERE YOU GO! IT WORKS AGAIN.
14. By the way I use generic ink and I fill my own cartridges. I use ink from www.atlanticinkjet.com. Great stuff.

try this and let me know it worked or not ...

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: epson stylus photo 950 printer flashing lights

I had the same Problem and checked the solution:
This is a Printer Maintenance request.
Ink Overflow -
you sould change the waste ink pads under the printer mechanic.

Solution:
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: MY EPSON D88 PRINTER HAS 2 FLASHING LIGHTS

This is usually caused by a problem with the chip(s) on the new cartridge.

Check that the chips are clean, and are correctly installed on the cartridge(s) (some can be knocked out of alignment and thus not connect properly).

Also check for any damage to the tiny wires in the printhead where the cartridge sits.. These can also become soiled with fluff, etc... Be VERY careful if you try to clean these as they are very delicate and if broken off you will have a broken printer.

Last thing is of course to check you have the correct cartridges... A common one with the D88 is to have C86 cartridges which are not compatible at all (different' chips!).

Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 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 wasteink.co.uk 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.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: alternate flashing red lights on epson stylus photo 900

Flashing alternately? Need reset waste ink. SSc ver 4.3 support this model. Find at indoreset.blogspot.com.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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Manual Counter Reset Method


To manually reset the Ink Jet Counter that compels you to clean your waste pads. For the tip on how to clean your ink waste pads go here.

Please Note: In some cases, your printer may be leaking ink so much and so often that not only does your ink pads need cleaning, but you may need to replace the ink reservoir on your printer or you will have a leaking mess on your hands. This is a decision and judgment only you can make. If your printer is leaking quite of lot of ink, you may have to take it to an authorized Epson Repair Shop or Person. Find an authorized location by starting at Epson.com

The solution below is valid for most of the following printer models listed below this solution, some listed may not work, some not listed may also work it varies as this method is listed below is illegal for an authorized Epson Tech to release.

Thanks to the many user boards on the Internet for this solution that I know has worked for people I've helped here on FixYa.

Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. The key is in pressing the buttons exactly at the same time. So if this doesn't work the first time, try again and try again. Most people state they get it eventually.

[thanks to fixyourownprinter.com for the crux of this particular solution]

"Printer Onboard Control Panel Key Sequence"

"Press and hold the paper feed, paper switch and the power switch.

Once the power light and paper light flashes twice and the other lights are flashing release the paper feed and paper switch "and then press the paper feed switch".

The power, paper and ink lights will flash twice. At this point the protection counter has been reset."

Don't give up, if it does not reset the first time. The timing is tricky for some people.

Supported Epson Models that I am aware of, others not listed may work and some listed also may not work, it varies but don't be discouraged to try and try again.

You can also try the software download solution listed in this tip I posted.

Epson Stylus Сolor 400
Epson Stylus Сolor 440
Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
Epson Stylus Color 480SXU / 580
Epson Stylus Сolor 600
Epson Stylus Сolor 640
Epson Stylus Сolor 660
Epson Stylus Сolor 670
Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777
Epson Stylus Сolor 740
Epson Stylus Сolor 760
Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
Epson Stylus Сolor 860
Epson Stylus Color 880
Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
Epson Stylus Color 980
Epson Stylus Сolor 1160
Epson Stylus Color 1520
Epson Stylus Color 3000
Epson Stylus C20 / C40 / CL-750
Epson Stylus C41 / C42 / C43 / C44 / C45 / C46 / C47 / C48 **
Epson Stylus C50
Epson Stylus C60
Epson Stylus C61 / C62 **
Epson Stylus C63 / C64 **
Epson Stylus C65 / C66 and PE **
Epson Stylus C67 / C68 / D68 and PE **
Epson Stylus C70 **
Epson Stylus C80 **
Epson Stylus C82 **
Epson Stylus C83 / C84 **
Epson Stylus C85 / C86 and PE **
Epson Stylus C87 / C88 / D88 and PE **
Epson Stylus Photo RX420 / RX425 / RX430 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX500 / RX510**
Epson Stylus Photo RX520 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX600 / RX610 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX620 **
Epson Stylus Photo RX700 **
Epson Stylus CX3100 / CX3200 **
Epson Stylus CX3500 / CX3600 / CX3650 **
Epson Stylus CX3700 **
Epson Stylus CX3800 / CX3810 / DX3800 **
Epson Stylus CX4500 **
Epson Stylus CX4600 **
Epson Stylus CX4100 / CX4200 **
Epson Stylus CX4700 / CX4800 **
Epson Stylus DX4200 / DX4800 **
Epson Stylus CX5100 / CX5200 **
Epson Stylus CX5300 / CX5400 **
Epson Stylus CX6400 / CX6600 **
Epson Stylus CX6300 / CX6500 **
Epson Stylus CX7800 **
Epson PictureMate
Epson Stylus Photo
Epson Stylus Photo EX
Epson Stylus Photo 700 / IP-100
Epson Stylus Photo 750 / PM-770C
Epson Stylus Photo 780 / 790 / PM-780C
Epson Stylus Photo 810 / 820
Epson Stylus Photo 820 **
Epson Stylus Photo 825 / 915
Epson Stylus Photo 830 / 830U **
Epson Stylus Photo 870 / PM-875DC
Epson Stylus Photo R200 / R210 **
Epson Stylus Photo R220 / R230 **
Epson Stylus Photo R300 / R310 **
Epson Stylus Photo R320 **
Epson Stylus Photo R800 / PX-G900 **
Epson Stylus Photo R1800 **
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 **
Epson Stylus Photo 890
Epson Stylus Photo PM-890C
Epson Stylus Photo PM-A700 **
Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720 **
Epson Stylus Photo PM-970C **
Epson Stylus Photo 895/ 785EPX
Epson Stylus Photo 900 **
Epson Stylus Photo 925 / 935 **
Epson Stylus Photo 950 / 960 / PM-950C **
Epson Stylus Photo 1200 / PM-3000C
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 / PM-3300C
Epson Stylus Photo 1280 / PM-3500C
Epson Stylus Photo 1290
Epson Stylus Photo 2000P
Epson Stylus Photo 2100 **
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 / PM-4000EPX **
Epson Stylus Pro 5000 / PM-5000C

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Epson D88 will not print, both red lights flash, message remove obstruction switch off and on. No change still 2 redlights flashing


The Lights can flash on an error and also iff the INK levels are down. You must check the ink levels and try to do a reset with printer software reinstalled.
Remvoe pinter from the PC, unistall and then reinstall to see if the printer shows the INK level exactly. If not replace INK cartridges to confirm.

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I have an Epson D88 Inkjet Printer which is a couple of years old. Both the ink and the paper lights or flashing. The manual recommends taking to the dealer but it is not worth it. Any tips on a quick fix?


Could it be you're out of ink and paper simultaneously? But is it even worth buying more ink to find out if this is the cure? If so, I'd try generic ink cartridges to minimize the cost of the experiment. On the other hand, you could probably replace the printer, with new ink cartridges for not much more than the cost of ink for your old printer. They're made to be throwaway, unfortunately.

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Alternate flashing red lights on epson stylus photo 900


Flashing alternately? Need reset waste ink. SSc ver 4.3 support this model. Find at indoreset.blogspot.com.

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My epson d88 printer has 2 flashing lights, the ink charge and paper feed lights. this is preventing me printing out. this happened after i tried to change my inks. can anybody help?


I just had the same problem. Try opening the top flap on the printer and see if you can click the lid down on the ink cartridge box more firmly (until it clicks) - i had to force the cartridges to the left slightly to do this, although I'm not sure if thats neccessary. Then i pushed the cartidge box back to the right where it was before. The 2 red lights still flashed for me, but when i turned the printer off and on again it worked just fine. I hope this helps.

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MY EPSON D88 PRINTER HAS 2 FLASHING LIGHTS


This is usually caused by a problem with the chip(s) on the new cartridge.

Check that the chips are clean, and are correctly installed on the cartridge(s) (some can be knocked out of alignment and thus not connect properly).

Also check for any damage to the tiny wires in the printhead where the cartridge sits.. These can also become soiled with fluff, etc... Be VERY careful if you try to clean these as they are very delicate and if broken off you will have a broken printer.

Last thing is of course to check you have the correct cartridges... A common one with the D88 is to have C86 cartridges which are not compatible at all (different' chips!).

Hope that helps.

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your printer needs to be reset put this in google scc download it and that should work

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this means that your printer need to be reset this should work http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

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Jane, contact Epson directly - if you printer is under 12 months they mat replace it

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