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All lights flashing on Epson CX5000

For no apparent reason, my Epson CX5000 printer now has all the lights flashing (and an "E" on the copies display). There had been no problems before and nothing happened to suggest a problem was coming. Help!


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  • Bat Jul 20, 2008

    Having the same problem. All lights flashing for no apparent reason. Could it be humidity?

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    me too

  • ti8er Aug 07, 2008

    all lights are flashing and theres no paper jam...

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    Mine started having this problem around August 20th.

  • Dannington Oct 03, 2008

    I just replaced my blue and red cartriges (magenta and cyan). Expensive MOFOs!. I have changed them before without any problems. I followed the instructions. Now my system shows that the yellow is low. Luckily I bought the yellow and black cartridge. Now my system shows that my blue is totally out and the red is about to go low. I tried the ritual about 10 times. It's going to be cheaper to buy a new printer instead of keep replacing cartridges. Also, I just print in black and white and my color ink eventually keeps dropping. Is there a way to print only in black and white instead of depending on having full color cartridges to print with black ink?

  • lakbba Oct 17, 2008


  • adamlink Oct 22, 2008

    My printer is also displaying a full error state. I suspect that the bulk ink system interfered with the print head's ability to travel back and forth. I re-routed the ink lines and secured them so they will not cause the same problem but I am unable to clear the error state. How do I reset the error state of diagnose the error condition?

  • lorraineboon Oct 24, 2008

    all the lights are on my epson stylus cx3810 help.



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Well myob247, I must confess your solution is, in my opinion, quite useless. Providing a link to the EPSON site where users a told to "go get your printer fixed" is no different than opening the users manual and reading "go get your printer fixed". How about some useful information? How do I reset the error state? How do I diagnose the actual error code to determine what is wrong with the device?

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Hi there,

Here is a few steps to clean the print head of your printer.

1. Make sure the CX5000 Series all-in-one is turned on but not printing, and the ink cartridges are not low or expended.

2. Right-click the printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.

3. Click Start or Next.
Cleaning takes several seconds. The CX5000 Series runs a head cleaning cycle and the On light flashes.
Never turn off the CX5000 Series while head cleaning is in progress. You may damage it.

4. When the On light stops flashing, make sure paper is loaded in the CX5000 Series, then do the following:
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5. If there are no gaps or lines, click Finish.
If there are still gaps or lines, or the test patterns are faint, click Clean to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three times, refer to Problems and Solutions. You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight. This lets any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning the print head again.

If you do not use your CX5000 Series often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.

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Once there click on the "Drivers and Downloads" link. Then on the next page select your operating system from the drop down menu. You will get a list of available downloads. Make sure you verify what OS you have before downloading.

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