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Epson photo r1800 why are both red lights flashing

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Posted on May 27, 2008

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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: EPSON R1800 END OF SERVICE LIFE

You have a few choices on this one.

1. The SSC utility mentioned by Jacklee366 is usually the first port of call but it may not work in some situations. Worth trying regardless

2. Epson have an official reset utility which is available to North American printer owners who have a valid serial number (back of your printer).
You just fill out this form and you will then get access to the utility (the one eagleflh/bos_dsl is reselling with his kits)

3. You can also get access to the official service utility that service engineers use on these printers... A copy is available here.
IMPORTANT: This utility is a lot more powerful than the other two and requires a bit more hoop jumping but it can resolve the maintenance request very efficiently. Whatever you do, read the readme files and take your time if you opt to use it.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: How to remove print head of epson stylus photo r1800

Had the same problem - but the print head is actually easy to remove.

1) Remove ink cartridges
2) Remove 3 Phillips head screws at the bottom of the cartridge housing. (looking down from the printer front - top left, bottom left, top right).
3) There are 2 small plastic tabs on a plastic bracket that secure the flex cable on the right hand side of the cartridge housing. Gently release the tabs with a small flat head screw driver.
4) Lift the print head straight up (don't pull on the flex).

There may be a release for the flex to separate from the print head. But I did not see one. Instead I poured 1/4" of Windex in the bottom of a small plastic container and soaked my print head for about 15 minutes (occasionally agitating).

Then put back in reverse order - be sure to seat the flex in the guide (top-back-right) of the cartridge housing before screwing down. Then run a cleaning or two to flush the cleaning fluid out of the print head. (I have a waste ink tank installed so I am not worried about dumping excessive ink into the waste sponges).

The differences was remarkable - though there was still slight banding - maybe should have soaked longer (1 hr perhaps?) - I may repeat if it remains an issue.

Additionally there were large solid deposits on the left side of the print head which were responsible for scraping heavier weight photo paper. These dissolved in the Windex too.




Posted on Apr 07, 2009

SOURCE: All lights flashing on the Epson Stylus photo 870

Unfortunately, the Russian software does not work on a Mac, and it crashes at launch when installed in WZ98 under Virtual PC. However, I found this on another site, and it worked immediately:

The sequence to reset the waste ink counter is as follows:

WASTE INK ROM RESET ONLY 870, 1270

1. Turn the printer off using the power button on the panel of the printer.
2. Disconnect the interface cable at the back of the printer.
3. Hold down the "LOAD/EJECT" and "CLEANING" buttons simultaneously.
4. Turn the printer on. Release all buttons as soon as paper out light flashes.
5. Quickly press (within 3 seconds while PAPER OUT light is flashing) the "CLEANING" button for 10 seconds.
6. Release the button and the printer will initialize.
7. Once initialization is complete, turn the printer off.
8. Reconnect the interface cable.
9. Turn the printer on

Works great, no muss...no fuss!

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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From my personal experience, there are several things that can cause the, i.e. a damaged head, a bad motor (any bad motor) or a cracked ribbon cable all cause the red flashing lights error.

You can download the Document from the below link to troubleshoot the issue:

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Hello, take a read of this link regarding the Ink Pad Reset utility from Epson, I see the R1800 is included.
http://www.wasteink.co.uk/epson-ipr-reset/

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If they are flashing together then the problem is known as a "general error" and is caused by any number of things including:

- bad cartridges/chips (not carts recognised as 3rd party consumables)
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However, if the flashing lights alternate then it's a "service required" error which is easy to resolve and rather than reinvent the wheel is covered in detailed here:
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Hi my R1800 has 2 flashing red lights (top) and no power light. What can i do? MAria


Hi.
It could be your ink tray has overflowed.
There is software http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml 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
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then switch the printer off for 1 minute. This should cure the problem.


It might be worth a try

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Martin,

Did you ever find a solution. I was away for a month and just tried to use my epson photo R1800 and the same thing happened to me....flashing lights and a "service required" note. Before I left it worked fine.

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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 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.

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Epson r1800 both light flashing


try taking out the inks you have installed make sure that you hear a click on each of the inks when you install them. If the issue persists the printer may not recognizing the inks you have installed.

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Return it to them. If it is under warranty, they should replace it.

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