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My epson c42ux says parts inside my printer are at the end of their life. I have cleaned the ink pads in the back of my c42 printer that was the easy part, but i just cannot get the counter to go back to zero. my red and green lights on printer is flashing all the time. I have down loaded SSCLG.COM. thinking this mite help. I have been told that i need a code from epson but they will not give it out. I wonder why. Can anyone help as my c42 printer was still printing very good uptill today.

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The red and green lights were flashing./ I forced the train to accept the new cartridge but no solution./ commands not respond. The killer generic cartridge was blue label ,white triangle up , says Ink Cartridge compable for T036 / my printer C42 is very sick.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008


I have had the same problem, my solution was taking a hammer to the stupid thing and buying a lexmark!

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The Reference Manual provides clear instructions on this in the "How to" section. If you don't have a copy, download it from:

If I can clarify anything, report back

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