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I installed new ink cartrages in my Epson C86

I installed new ink cartrages in my Epson C86 printer but the two red lights next to the power button keep flashing. I probably didn't get the cartarges in securly but the printer will not allow me to remove the installed cartrages.

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This is idicative of a waste pad counter overflow, the ssc printer utility can clear the inbuilt counter but if your using your printer a lot it would be a good idea to replace or clean the waste pad, its inside the printer and will bee messy but if your doing lots of prints it will be less messy than if it overflows

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