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My Epson R220 gets a general error, when I attempt to print to the back of a printable CD. The power light goes off and the paper feed and ink LED's flash rapidly. Power-off and power-on resets it.

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I see, and when you say power off and on you mean with the power button correct? Try unplugging it completely from the wall for a full reset, leave it out for a good 2 minutes, and replug. Does it print a document normally after this? It may be something with that particular CD label... does it print other documents fine?

Let me know and I can help more for sure

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Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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Can you provide me the exact error message that your Epson R220 got?

Once you have the paper and ink LED flashing, it means it has something to do with the ink cartridge. However, I will wait for the exact error message that you've got, so that I could double-check.

Thank you!

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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If you are receiving an error pertaining to the CD TRAY NOT BEING INSERTED CORRECTLY, please do the following:

Recommendations:
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For the loss of ink problem, see my previous posts about under head cleaning. This should get you going again, but if not, there is another known issue which causes these machines to stoip printing. This problem stems from a manufacturing "feature" which results in a broken pipe. To get a fix for this you should contact http://www.TheServiceManualShop.com and ask about there countermeasure for loss of ink in the Photo R series

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