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Epson stylus 880 all lights flashing

Hi, my printer has been working fine, I had it turned off for overnight and in the morning upon turning it on, all lights flash. This is not a troubleshooting problem with solutions in the epson online manual. Other than buying a new printer (which I will probably do anyway), is there any easy solution or test to see if this one is salvagable? Thank you! Linda

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  • timsmilefam Nov 16, 2007

    I cleared the print queue, confirmed all network and printer settings, tried to print in another user and other programs, did epson troubleshooting and searched their database, turned off the printer a number of times and left off for more than a minute, checked for paper jam and is none, have toner in place.

  • Lahooie Nov 16, 2007

    Hi, thank you so much! It worked for me too. However, I was not able to reset it at first. After 6 or more tries, I used the same initial instructions:

    "Turn the printer on while holding down both the ink and paper buttons. When the paper light flashes release both buttons", then instead of holding down the ink button for 10 seconds (that didnt work for me), I held the ink button for approx. half a minute until the printer lights flashed again then released it. That reset it to new for me. Thank you! Linda

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    light

  • Brucev Mar 02, 2008

    Printer unhooked for long period of time. Have installed new ink cartridges and lights just continue to flash. Deleted program and re-installed and still the lights continue to flash. Have tried to do what other person tried and have had no luck. Help!

  • JohnVy Apr 19, 2008

    I have tried the holding down both sets of flashing light buttons and tried various combinations but still all lights flash!

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I had the same problem and I would very much like to thank the poster of the solution.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Thank you so much Linda, you solved my problem!!!!



    Linda:"Hi, thank you so much! It worked for me too. However, I was not able to reset it at first. After 6 or more tries, I used the same initial instructions:
    "Turn the printer on while holding down both the ink and paper buttons. When the paper light flashes release both buttons", then instead of holding down the ink button for 10 seconds (that didnt work for me), I held the ink button for approx. half a minute until the printer lights flashed again then released it. That reset it to new for me. Thank you! Linda"

  • jen182 Apr 01, 2009

    OMG I LOVE YOU!!!!!!



    Thank you so much!



    I love my printer too and was tearing my hair out when it suddenly did this!



    Just followed those instructions - all fixed!



    Thank you thank you thank you!



    Jen

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Thank you so much it solved the problem on my Epson Stylus 440
    worked just magic

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Timsmilefam found a tech forum that solved this by jflan/mentor - give credit where deserved - THANKS! IT WORKED!!
his may be a call for your waste ink pad to be serviced.
Every time your printer goes into a cleaning cycle ink is pulled through the head and stored in this waste ink pad.
There is a procedure for this but it is more involved than the average owner will want to get.

A way to temporarily silence the flashing until the printer can be serviced may be :

"Turn the printer on while holding down both the ink and paper buttons. When the paper light flashes release both buttons, then press and hold down the ink button for 10 seconds. This allegedly resets the printer to "new" condition."

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Thank you so much for the great info, I was almost ready to give up & replace my faithful, reliable, 8yr old Epson 880 printer, I gave it one last try to reset it following the instructions you provided...Walla...it works again! I really didn't have the money
to buy a new onejust yet...you're a lifesaver!

Dia~MI

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THANK-YOU ! I to had the problem with all the blinking lights, low on funds, loved my printer of 8 years and couldn't see how I would be able to replace it at this time, told God just that earlier doing the month....and while doing somethingelse ended up on this site and decided to take the chance someone could help. But for the grace of God it worked. THANKS TO ALL! P.S. Anymore problems you know where I'm coming!!!!!

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Worked a treat

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