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Epson CX 4600

When power is turned on all button lights start flashing.

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Hi, check all cables are in then if the problem is still their then switch off at mains for an hour then try again. If you still have the problem then this means their is an internal fault on the printer.
Can you count how many times it flashes as this is a sort of error code.
Get back to us then we can assist you further ok

Posted on May 17, 2008

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  • paul proctor May 17, 2008

    @Ekse sorry bro didnt mean to jump you, hows you doing anyway mate.
    As for the error code this is what i asked and depending on how many flashes this tells us some sort of code hopefully Ekse can shed some more light on this....


  • paul proctor May 17, 2008

    The flashing lights tell us their is a fatal error with the printer could you just check if the ink lights are on all the time and its the power light and paper light that are flashing.
    If it is then this usually means the printer will need stripping down and given a good clean it may be that the cariage has lost its grease and causing it to give the error.
    Ill look now for you for a service manual but you usually have to pay for these, but ill have a look and get back to you shortly ok.


  • paul proctor May 17, 2008

    Click here
    Hi, i found this one but its 9.99 usd but its the complete repair manual and tells you all you will need to know ok.

    Im still looking for a free one for you ill keep you posted and let you know hopefully i can find a few free ones for you.

    Let me know if the link dont work but i tried it and it should but just bare with me for a bit hopefully i can find a free one.

    This is what you need to do to hopefully solve your problem it involves stripping the printer down and giving it a good clean that manual above will guide you through the whole process once this is done your printer should be working as normal ok.

    Ill post back here if i find any free ones ok but ill let you know either way ok


  • paul proctor May 17, 2008

    Click here

    I found this one its slightly cheaper than the other link i gave you ill keep you posted ok hopefully ill locate a free one


  • paul proctor May 17, 2008

    Hi, sorry mate looked every where and asked alot of friends but i cant seem to locate a free service manual or repair manual, the only ones i come across you have to pay for. But in the long run if you can repair it and it can be repaired then it would be worth paying the small charge.
    But remember this is at your own risk and if you are unsure what you are doing then you could damage it further.
    The manuals are pretty good and go into step by step details on how to strip and clean the printer usually this is the problem and can be solved by a good clean and re grease all the moving parts that need greasing.
    The only reason it shouldnt solve the problem is if something has broken beyond repair most of the time its just a case of cleaning the sensors and greasing any moving parts.
    But just be warned in case it is beyond repair.

    Its difficult from my end telling you the actual problem as i dont have the printer in front of me and i cant see whats going on.

    Hopefully the manual will solve your problem but just take your time and be patient.

    Work somewhere clean and safe and somewhere where you cant lose any parts as this will cause huge problems ok.

    Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok


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Unplug the printer completely for 5 minutes and try again.

I'l check the error 'code' with Epson. one moment.

Posted on May 17, 2008

  • Ekse May 17, 2008

    All lights flashing - There is a problem with the printer. Turn it off and then back on if the error does not clear contact your local authorized servicer or epson for a referral.

    Np Paul. Going to bed in a min Just finnishing some stuff :-)


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