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Epson C88 shows red alternately blinking lights

After printing a nozzle check, the ink and paper lights blink alternately red, and the green power light is not on.

Using the printer for sublimation

Can't get past this, help!

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the problems are :-

  • cartridges are not recognised or installed
  • there is a paper jam.

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