Question about Epson Stylus C46 InkJet Printer
My printer doesnt operate but the green and ed light keeps on blinking. Trouble shooter said that parts inside of my printer are at the end of its service life
You need to download the resetter program the counter will have reached its limit and needs to be reset, it is fairly simple.
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
Just use the ssc service utility to reset the cleaning counter.
you can download the ssc service utility from the google and then run it
while in the tray icon, click on protection counter->reset protection counter. a warning will pop up that have you replaced the ink pads then press yes to continue.
that will reset your printer counter and it is ready to print.
just make sure to replace the ink pads in it..
hope this helps
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
I had this flashing light problem and it was ok after I changed the flex ribbon cable connection from drive section (on the left side)to the moving print head.
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
Thanks .. it solved the problem...
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
I did the same thing, downloaded SSC and reset the protection counter and it solved the problem wherein its saying something is on the end of its service life.
how do i replace waste ink pads though to be sure?
Posted on Aug 08, 2010
I followed solution no2. Downloaded the software. connected my printer epson c45. Selected my printer model.Right clicked on the icon appearing in the bottom tray (where clock and other icons are available)Resetted the waste inkcounter though i did not change the waste ink pads.And lo the printer is back to normal. The red and green lights stopped flashing.Fine print job after this. Best solution. If you take to shop for repair for this work they willcharge you min Rs500. Kudos fixya and its members. good work
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Epson stylus c45 (Problem)
If both lights are flashing, it means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink ("protection") counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from
and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation. However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. A copy of the service manual is available from a number of sellers - just Google "Epson C45 Service Manual". You will often find them
for sale very cheaply on E-Bay.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
SOURCE: epson stylus c45
if its the "parts are at end of service error" it usuallymeans ink pads are full but don't replace the ink pads install a external waste ink tank instead, then reset the printer using reset program . . search on eBay for epson waste ink tank, search ebay for "Epson Waste Ink Tank" it comes with reset program.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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