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My Epson Stylus RI800 does not reset when the power switch is turned on. Additionally the printer will not power down when the switch turned off. Also if the switch is in the on position when the printer is unplugged, and then the printer is plugged back into the power the power light on the power switch remains on (green light). Please advise

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  • contact370 Jun 29, 2009

    I have just tried you solution and it did not work.
    What is your next option?

    Thank you
    Fred Swartz


  • contact370 Jun 29, 2009

    The printer is in the (off) state when I start it. When I hold down the power switch The green light blinks once and the ink cartage carrier moves slightly to the right, then it moves slightly back to the right and stops.





  • contact370 Jun 29, 2009

    As I stated in the original email, the printer will not power down (turn off) when the power switch is depressed, it moves to the off position (it becomes flush with the other buttons) but the green light remains on (glowing).
    As for printing, no it does not print.




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Hello there, sorry to hear about the troubles you are having, I am sure I can help you out here. So you say it won't reset when the power switch is turned on... the power switch you refer to is it the one in the back of the printer? It is a hard On / Off switch that you can actually flip? As far as I know this model only has the Power button on the front of the unit, so I am going to go on the basis that you are referring to that, please let me know if it is another switch.

The really is no true "reset" option with this printer, you basically have three modes of operation:

Power on - ready to print
Standy by - power save ready to print after warming up (it does this automatically)
Power off - all lights should be off

To power the unit off (essentially a reset, you can power it down, wait a few seconds, power it back on) you need to HOLD DOWN the power button on the front of the unit, it may take as long as 15 seconds of holding the button before it starts to power down. Most people just leave the printer on all the time since it is hardly using any power whatsoever when it is not actually printing.

Please let me know if this answers your question, I believe it should. As long as you respond within the next 20 minutes or so it will guarantee that I personally will address the problem.

Thanks for your time,

Tim G


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    Tim Grayson Jun 29, 2009

    When you hold down the power button what does it do, does the light flash or anything of that nature? Otherwise than this reset issue is the printer printing just fine? Have you been able to successfully "reset" this printer in the past?

    Please let me know and we can definitely get this solved.

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Jun 29, 2009

    That sounds like it's operating normally to me, I guess I'm failing to see the problem. Does the printer actually print when you send something to it or not? When you power on the printer it should move the ink cartridge as it sounds like it's doing, that's it's normal start-up routine. From there you should be able to leave the printer on, I have a similar model and I can't remember the last time I even shut it down, it's been on for at least 18 months straight.

    Please confirm the actual issue, sounds like the printer powers up and down just fine, is starting up normally, and doing it's warm up routine... however maybe it's not actually printing when you want it to?

    Please let me know

    Thanks
    T


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    Tim Grayson Jun 29, 2009

    Ok I understand now, it is definitely a hardware problem, nothing you can easily fix from your end. You have performed all the steps to verify that this is the case. You will need to contact Epson support, it may still be under warranty and could be free to repair.

    Their phone number is: 562-276-7296 or 905-709-2567 if you are in Canada.

    Sorry we couldn't get it easily fixed, unfortunately it will need actual repairs, especially since it is not printing.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding,

    Tim

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My Epson Stylus photo 830 flashing lights


Got the alternate red/green flashing light ona photo830. The app shown by Bill Miller sorted the problem and got the printer back on line. Use the 'protection counter' / 'reset counter option'

Thanks Bill :-)

Mar 03, 2012 | Epson Stylus Photo 830 InkJet Printer

Tip

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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Cant print anymore print counting is almost full. how to reset count


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Manual reset methods several EPSON Stylus Color. Actually there are two methods to reset epson printers counter, that is using software resetter such as adjustment program or SSC service utility or using manual by combination pressing button on the printer. If Reset using software resetter you can follow the way of usage the software but sometimes software resetter for the printer is not available. The only way to reset the printer if software resetter not available you can use manual reset.
The Following manual reset for some EPSON Stylus Color Printers:
1. EPSON Stylus Color
Pressing and holding ALT+FONT+LOAD+PAUSE buttons combination
press POWER button
Release all buttons
2. EPSON Stylus Color 300
3. EPSON Stylus Color 400, 600
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons
press POWER button and hold it until you will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds
Release all buttons
In 2-3 seconds time press LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons again.
4. EPSON Stylus Color 440, 640, 740, 460, 660, 670, 760, 860, 880, 1160
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons
press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold CLEANING button, until all leds will blink.
5. EPSON Stylus Color 680
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons,
press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold LOAD/EJECT button, until all leds will blink.
6. EPSON Stylus Photo 785, 895
Pressing and holding Maintenance and Roll Paper buttons
press POWER button, You will see blinking Error led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time until led is blinking press and hold for 10-12 seconds Roll Paper button, until all leds will blink.
7. EPSON Stylus Photo 890, 1280, 1290
Pressing and holding Maintenance and Roll Paper buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking Power led
Release all buttons
In 2-3 seconds time until led is blinking press and hold for 10-12 seconds Roll Paper button, until all leds will blink
In 2-3 seconds time press LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons again.
8. EPSON Stylus Color 800, 850
Pressing and holding LOAD, CLEANING Color and CLEANING Black buttons
press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and release CLEANING Color button, You will see leds blinking.
9. EPSON Stylus Color 900, 980
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons
press POWER button, You will see blinking INK OUT led
Release all buttons
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold CLEANING button for 10-12 seconds.
10. EPSON Stylus Color 3000
Pressing and holding PAUSE, LF/FF and DOWN ARROW buttons
turn on printer.
Release all buttons.

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Printer jamed after putting in more paper and accidently pushed the power button off. Will not respond to anything I have tried.


Reset your Printer by following these steps for your Printer Model:

EPSON Stylus Color 900, 980
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking INK OUT led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold CLEANING button for 10-12 seconds.
EPSON Stylus Color 3000
Pressing and holding PAUSE, LF/FF and DOWN ARROW buttons turn on printer.
Release all buttons.
EPSON Stylus Photo 785, 895
Pressing and holding Maintenance and Roll Paper buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking Error led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time until led is blinking press and hold for 10-12 seconds Roll Paper button, until all leds will blink.
EPSON Stylus Photo 890, 1280, 1290
Pressing and holding Maintenance and Roll Paper buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking Power led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time until led is blinking press and hold for 10-12 seconds Roll Paper button, until all leds will blink.

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Epson stylus 4800 pro. It was printing dye sub 3 out of 4 colors. I cleaned the capping station and put simple green under the heads to soak them, now it prints nothing not even on test print it says the...


most of the time after performing maintenance after receiving an error msg the error messages have to be reset to tell the printer that it can print again

this is 4 procedures depending on your problem one of them should fix it

Procedure 1 We found this procedure to work for the Stylus Photo 1270 type printer, and understand that it also works for the 870 range and even earlier models like the Stylus Color 740. The error is indicated on these printers by all four lights on the printer flashing. Even if you press the power switch on the printer, the lights continue to flash, and the printer does not turn off!
  1. Turn off your printer, ensuring that the print head is at it’s home location and locked in place as normal;
  2. Power off the printer at the wall or by removing the power cable, for at least 20 seconds;
  3. When you restore power to the printer at the wall socket or by reinserting the cable, if the lights come back on straight away, the printer’s power switch was ‘on’ - switch it off and return to step 1;
  4. Hold down the paper-feed button and the button with the ink-drops next to it, and then turn on the printer, still holding the buttons down;
  5. When the paper-out LED flashes, release the buttons;
  6. Press and hold the Cleaning button, until several lights flash - this will take a few seconds (i.e. then release the button);
  7. The printer will now attempt to reset, including resetting the EEPROM memory and running a short (about 10 seconds) cleaning cycle.
Procedure 2
  1. Turn off your printer, ensuring that the print head is at it’s home location and locked in place as normal;
  2. Hold down the paper feed button only;
  3. Turn on the printer;
  4. As the paper feed light starts flashing, release the button;
  5. Immediately hold down the ink-drops button for some 10-20 seconds or until the printer springs into life;
  6. Allow printer to complete it’s processing, then turn off for a few seconds, and back on again for a newly working printer!
Procedure 3 - for 1290 and possibly 890 printers 1290 printer with green (power / data) and red (ink / paper feed) lights flashing alternately:
  1. Switch off printer with panel switch;
  2. Switch off printer at mains switch - leave off for 20+ seconds;
  3. Hold down roll feed and sheet feed buttons;
  4. Switch on at mains;
  5. Switch on at printer panel;
  6. Continue to hold down roll and sheet feed buttons until both green and red lights flash together in synchronisation, not alternately;
  7. Switch printer off and then, after a few seconds, on again at mains switch;
  8. When red and green lights are both flashing in synchronisation, release the roll and sheet feed buttons;
  9. Press and hold down the ROLL FEED button (the one at the extreme left) and keep it down until the machine finishes whirring, cleaning etc and the green light comes on steady;
  10. Release the roll feed button and all should be well.
Procedure 4 - Cheat with Software Reset Methods! There is a software reset method that can be used to reset ink levels. It is recommended to use in Epson service centers. Each printer model has specifyed service (adjustment) program which has such option like Reset Protection Counter when you need to reset the value of Wate Ink Counter. You can learn more about software reset method at this link: About Service Programs.
This programs can be used to reset a number of counters in the printer, etc. Please note that CIS users should probably steer clear of any resetting of cartridge ink levels in the printer, and you will probably need to look for the ‘Protection Counter’. Due to the risks of resetting this protection counter, it may be preferable to use the software once to reset the counter, then uninstall it so you do not inadvertently reset the counter more than once.
According to it’s own readouts, it did reset the ‘protection’ counter... but pretty much did so of it’s own accord. It then seemed to interfere with printing! However, the access to advanced cleaning function control etc looks useful. Nevertheless - use with caution as per the notes above!


hope this helps
Robb

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Epson stylus c120 lights flashing (ink & paper feed).......... power button stays off............. just happened after I presed the feed button.........nothing else


I KNOW THAT YOU CAN RESET YOUR PRINTER SYSTEM ONLINE BY USING THE EPSON.COM SERVER AVAILABLE SOFTWARE, I JUST HAD MINE RESETED BY A FRIEND AND IS WORKING JUST FINE, AND STILL USING THE AFTERMARKET RESETABLE CARTRIDGES..

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Error message on epson rx425


Follow this link.

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

At the bottom of page agree to terms and install.

On the "configuration page" and in the 1st drop down screen select your printer.

On the 2nd drop down screen is where I was getting confused as I have a Epson Stylus Photo RX425 but couldn't see it in the listings, it is there, look for:-
"Epson Stylus CX4600(4500)/CX36x0(3500)/RX42x(430)PM-A700" and select.

Next click this page off and in the botom right quick launch panel right click the multi coloured printer icon.

Select the "Pretection Counter" then "Reset Pretection Counter"

There you have it, switch off and back on the printer and all should be well.........

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Epson stylus 880 printer


"Turn the printer on while holding down both the ink and paper buttons. When the paper light flashes release both buttons", then hold down the ink button for approx. half a minute until the printer lights flash again then release it. That resets the printer.”

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