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Epsom R200 printer - ink and paper lights flashing red.

Having problem with Epson R200 printer. Green power light off, red ink and paper lights flashing. Won't print. Tried to install SSC service utility to re-set protection counter but my computer won't download this.

Have not used printer for two weeks, waiting for delivery of inks. This may not have helped. Need printer urgently for photo. comp. Can anyone help please?

Beryl

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  • berylstanley Sep 26, 2009

    Thanks but it didn't work. Not sure about the "stop" and "maintenance" buttons referred to. On the R200 I have only the ink and paper and power buttons. Tried holding down all three as suggested and then unplugged the printer. When I plugged it in again the flashing lights reappeared.

    Re Waste Pad - how do I know if my waste pad is full/overflowing?

    Getting to the hair-pulling out stage now! Further help would be appreciate. Seems I need to reset the "protection counter" is that the same as the wastepad counter? Thank you,
    Beryl

  • berylstanley Sep 28, 2009

    I don't know who I am writing too but it is very kind of you to reply. I went on to e bay and bought a 99p Repair CD for the R200 and R300, whatever that is! (Epsom say it's not theirs). I suppose for that price it is worth giving it a whirl. I use my printer a lot for A4 photographic work so I am getting a bit desperate. I guess I will have to take it in for a service, which may cost more than the printer cost (£70). The thing is I have just bought £90 worth of inks which Epson say don't fit any other printer! Many thanks indeed for your kind help.

    Beryl

  • berylstanley Oct 03, 2009

    I have now installed the software for re-setting the protection counters and blow me the printer is working - power light is on and only the ink red light is flashing to tell me I am low on one of the inks. Two snags: I cannot get "show ink levels" in the printing menu under Maintenance - Epson Status Monitor 3, despite having re-installed by Epson software. Second snag is that the colour on the photos is now appalling - very dark and orangy black.

    I would be grateful for any further advice.

    Beryl

  • berylstanley Oct 07, 2009

    The solution to the problem was to uninstall the printer driver and re-install it, making Epson R200(M) my default printer. Photos back to fantastic colours and "show ink levels" also back. Hoorah!

    Beryl Stanley

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Theres a guide on how to manually reset the counter here
unless you replace or clean the waste pad from here on in regard your printer as a ticking ink bomb. put it on a tray with a lip just incase of an ink overflow and dont put it on the carpet.

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  • simplifyITuk Sep 27, 2009

    Could be a difference in firmware, I'd have thought the three buttons holding for ten seconds would fix it. aside from ssc and if you want a good service for your printer try searching the epson website for your region for an express centre or approved repair centre, they should have the official adjustment programs and know how. if its an out of warranty repair you'll probrably end up paying a little but at least you'll have piece of mind. the protection counter and waste pad counter are the same. they protect from overflow. overflow will usually occour though heavy use or if you transport the printer on its side etc. dont be too concerned about it if your using it only occasionally just take precautions.

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