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2 fast blinking red lights, and not even connected to anything?

Im getting 2 fast blinking red lights, the ink and paper, the manul says something is blocking it or that the cartridge is not in correctly but ive checked all that and its fine. Even before when its not connected to anything I get the lights after the heads moved about on startup.
I tried the reset prog but not use. any other ideas please

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Re: 2 fast blinking red lights, and not even connected to...

GO HERE: Download SSC Service Utility. After You Install it, use it to reset your protection counter. Then Restart your computer. all should be back to normal. Enjoy : )

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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I've seen this and tried. And it's back to normal -

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Re: 2 fast blinking red lights, and not even connected to...

My opinion is that it can be repaired if we know what is the problem, since Epson referred clients to repairshops.And it must be a simple repair like change a fuse or a limiter.
Don't we have in america a hobbyist electronician who can help

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Re: 2 fast blinking red lights, and not even connected to...

I have the same issue. And it has happened to many other Epsons of mine. Bad news. It has some type of pre-programming in it that at a certain number of pages, it blinks and cannot be repair. Epson built these on purpose to die and force a new purchase. Not happy.

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Re: 2 fast blinking red lights, and not even connected to...

I just spoke to the Epson tech and this is a hardware problem. These printers are not designed to last more than two years. (many don't even make it that far.) He advised me that I could be reeferred to a local repair shop. I called and the estimate for even looking at it was 70% of the cost of a replacement printer.

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