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Printer flashing E with all lights flashing

I have little knowladge of computers but tried to reset counter after getting message saying service required. did it wrong and now have this problem. can you help

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Uninstall ur printer from ur pc ( add/remove progrm on ur control panel ) and remove all wires linking to ur printer including power
if u have a disc reinstall printer and follow instruction.......dont plug any cables or connections until u will be ask by the wizzard

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I would like to unlock my printer from the service required mode

Assuming you are referring to an R300 then you can use the keys on the printer itself to reset the waste ink counter and get out of the "service required" mode.

1. Press and hold 'stop' 'maintenance' and 'power' buttons for about 10 seconds, a message will come on the screen saying counter is reset and to turn off.

2. Turn your printer off and then back on - job done.

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The R300 can be reset using a key press combination:

1. Press and hold 'stop' 'maintenance' and 'power' buttons for about 10 seconds, a message will come on the screen saying counter is reset and to turn off.

2. Turn your printer off and then back on - job done.

That's the short term fix for the waste ink counter but obviously your printer still has a fair bit of waste ink building up so I'd definitely recommend fitting some form of external waste tank or getting the printer serviced so you don't risk flooding the printer in the long run.

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Screen says "service required" Printer will only turn on, that's it.

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If that's true you can further confirm it by resetting the waste ink counter using a reset utility.

If you're in North America and have the serial number (usually printed on a label on the back) you can go to this site:

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If you're OUTSIDE of North America then the SSC utility will also work (google: "ssc epson reset") using the protection counter functions.

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Waste tank absorber is almost full ~ message


The issue you have posted is related to the waste ink counter getting filled up, and it is
a quite normal so don not worry to replace your printer as there is nothing seriously
wrong with, however to fix the issue you have posted regarding your printer Pixma
MP 150 please follow the steps mentioned below.

1) Power off the printer however let it be connected to the power source, then press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)
Note: Press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.

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5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off)
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