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I have a C46 Epson Stylus Printer but it will not print anything despite items being in the queue. The power light and the paper feed light are flashing alternetly. Please help. Thanks

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  • Michael Thomas Feb 06, 2010

    I did the fix as detailed above using SSC, however both lights are still flashing alternetly and I still cannot print anything



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The flashing lights on your printer means that you need to rest the waste counter.

You can do the same by downloading it via:

Please check the official link to the SSC Service utility.. if the above link doesn't work anymore...

Once you have the SSC Service Utility yet?

First you install the program... the setup will guide you through the procces... when you're done with this.. then the main screen appears...

Here you'll find 3 tabs at the top Click on "configuration".. it willl show either the printers supported by the utility and the printers you have installed on your system... on the 2 options you must select the model that you are trying to reset..

Then close the main window and the program will become an icon on the right-bottom of the "windows-desk-task-bar".. now right click on the icon and the contextual menu will show to you several options... just click on "reset counter" (marked with an X)and click on "show current value" now you will see the current value of the counter... if the counter have reached its maximum value or if it is over this value.. you need to reset... so clñick on "OK" and again righclick on the icon ... again on reset counter but now you click on reset counter... the program will ask you if you have replaced the waste ink pad... don't bother, there is no need to do this.. the waste pad resists at least 8 resets on your model... so click "yes" and the counter will be restored to 0... now you unplug you printer from the power source for about 15 seconds... anda re plug it... turn it on as usual anda if you did all riaght... then you'll be able to print again as normal...

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  • Dushyant Bist
    Dushyant Bist Feb 06, 2010

    Replacing the waste pads is costly, messy and requires the printer to be taken completely apart. If you have little or no experience of stripping down printers it is best left to a proffessional. Contact Epson to find your nearest service centre, but remember to get a quote as it may be more economical to replace the printer. Sometimes the counter can "jump" to the end of life number, this especially happens where 3rd party or refilled inks have been used. If you believe this to be the case and there is no sign of ink leakage and the pads look fairly clean then you can just reset the counter using special software called the SSC utility. See these sites:
    More information about this issue and the "official" Epson resetter is available from the Epson web site, please read this link:



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