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I have an epson Stylus photoRx420 printer. All the buttons are flashing red and will not switch on to print

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  • dollyannie6 Apr 23, 2010

    The red lights are blinking continuously.

  • dollyannie6 Apr 23, 2010

    Please tell me honestly, would it be better to scrap this printer and purchase a new one?

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Hello and welcome to FixYa.


If all your lights are blinking, then Unfortunately this indicates a Fatal error. If you have a Steady Error light and ink light. Then the printers waste ink tank is full, it would need to be replaced and then the printer reset.


if the all lights are blinking, its a fatal error:

This can indicate two types of problems, if the blinking happens with 2 second intervals or slower, then its a mechanical problem, if the blinking is fast, under a second intervals, then its a system error.


In all of the 3 cases I've just talked about, the printer is in need of repairs.


The waste ink tank issue involves replaing the pads / tank, and then performing a special reset done with a adjustment software, that is generally not available outside repair facilities.


Now in the Fatal error case, the issue is beyond home repair. Please take the machine to a repairer.


if you are eager and willing to spend hours in front of the printer taking it apart and trying to sort out the issue. you can obtain a service manual from epson-stylus-photo-rx420-rx425.html">http://printer1.blogspot.com/2008/06/printer-epson-stylus-photo-rx420-rx425.html

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • Ekse Apr 23, 2010

    Yes, That was clear from your first message. Did you have another question?

  • Ekse Apr 23, 2010

    How much does a new printer cost over there? Most likely yes, it will be cheaper, and less of a hassle to just go and buy a new cheap printer off the shelf. Sell this one on ebay or give it to someone who is interested in repairing it.




    A new inkjet is going around 20 - 40 euros where I live. a repairer will charge much more than that to repair the printer, the parts in case if its a waste ink tank issue, will cost you around the price of a new cheap printer.




    Most likely the repair will cost more than the cheapest printer that you can find.





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