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Epson C45(Red and Green light flashing alternately)

In my printer red and green light flashing alternately, And the troubleshotter say parts Inside your printer end of life or requre services......

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Re: Epson C45(Red and Green light flashing alternately)

The waste ink collector pads are getting full and this is a protection indicator.
Either get the machine serviced or it may be cheaper to replace it-[depending where you live]
There are tricks to keep the machine going- but eventually the you will get ink leaking all over the place.
Take a look at

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Re: Epson C45(Red and Green light flashing alternately)

Ow shux...i bought cheaper version of my black ink... does it mean that it's the reason why my printer doesn't work?

Posted on Jun 19, 2010

Re: Epson C45(Red and Green light flashing alternately)

So there is no way to somewhat force the printer to open so you can take out the ink?

there is nothing wrong with my printer. Cateridge world are just ****.
I bought a recyclable carteridge and it leaked :/


Posted on Apr 30, 2008

Re: Epson C45(Red and Green light flashing alternately)

Yes same problem.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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