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Lights keep flashing on Epson DX4000

Hi - Recently bought an Epson DX4000. When the printer gets switched on, all LED lights are continuously flashing. We have bought it the ink, checked for foreign objects, completed the steps to add new hardware, got the drivers for the printer, scanner etc. But the lights still continue to flash on and off. Haven't been able to print a test page nor any other kind of page using text on WordPad or MS Office.

Has anyone got any advice for me please.

Many thanks
Brenda
email: davidbeloveddavey@yahoo.co.uk

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    I have a red light flashing on my DX4000, there is nothing jammed in there at all, and I can't print a thing!!

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem.

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SOURCE: HP940c Will not print

Here is HP's document on why the light blinks and what the solution is:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpd09170&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=59129&rule=26188&lang=en

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
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Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: epson stylus photo 950 printer flashing lights

I had the same Problem and checked the solution:
This is a Printer Maintenance request.
Ink Overflow -
you sould change the waste ink pads under the printer mechanic.

Solution:
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: epson stylus 1290 - machine locked up

You can download the repairer's manual for free from http://pcprinter.blogspot.com/2008/05/service-manual-for-epson-89012801290.html  which is where the solution below is listed (p.68).
Basically Epson want you (or, rather, a service centre which you'll have to pay!) to replace the waste ink pad every so many copies. However, you can reset the printer even without replacing anything by switching it off on the silver button, switching it on again whilst holding down the two black buttons alongside it, then releasing them all before quickly holding down just the left-hand black button for 10 seconds. You have only three seconds to do this after switching back on, whilst the green and red lights are flashing together. If you're not quick enough on the first try, switch off using the silver button and repeat the procedure!

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Red & Green Lights keep flashing on Epson Stylus Photo1280

I had the same problem. You need to reset the waste ink counter:

1. Turn printer off, unplug power cord. Disconnect computor interface cable (back of the printer).
2. After one minute, reattach power cord, but not the computor interface cable.
3 Hold down the LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons simultaneously (cleaning button has ink drop on it) .
4 Turn printer on. Release all buttons as soon as the paper out light flashes.
5 Quickly press the cleaning button, and hold for 10 sec while paper out light flashes.
6 Release the button and the printer will initialize.
7. Once the initialization is complete, turn the printer off.
8. Reconnect the interface cable.
9. Turn the printer on and try to print your document.

This process worked for me. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My Epson Stylus DX5000 won't work.

i had the same problem and checked for paper jam but wasnt any so i kept turning on the printer while looking in side and found that one of the little white cogs where the ink box rests wasnt catching when i pushed it into place the printer set itself and started working maybe you could try this. good luck.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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