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Epson stylus 1280 printer

Printer stoped printing-the red and green light are both solid-when I try turning it off then holing down paper feed button then power button till power button is flashing nothing happens

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  • Jod Lourie Jun 17, 2008

    a solid red paper feed light and a solid green power light

  • Jod Lourie Jun 17, 2008

    Thanks Binary! I replaced both cartridges and it worked-usually the printer utility shows me what cartridge needs replacing but this time it just said communication error instead so I could not figure it out-I like your service


  • Johann Toledo
    Johann Toledo May 11, 2010

    Just a clarification. Without pressing anything and just turning on the printer. What lights do you see after the printer is turned on after about 20 seconds?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    power button does not work. nothing happens when power button pressed

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Good suggestion. thank u.

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Based on the lights you are already out of one or more ink cartridge or an ink cartridge is not being recognized/expended.

-You cannot print if any ink cartridge is expended.
-Leave the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement.

Once you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session.

1. Open the printer cover and press the INK REPLACEMENT button, located under the printer's cover. The print head moves to the center and the lights flash.

2. Lift up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder.

3. Remove the cartridge and dispose of it carefully. If ink gets on your hands, wash them with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.

4. Unpack the new ink cartridge and remove the yellow tape. You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the cartridge. Do not remove the clear seal underneath the cartridge. Do not touch the green circuit board on the back of the cartridge, or you may inhibit normal operation and printing.

5. Tilt the new cartridge toward you slightly as you insert it. Lower the cartridge so that the tabs rest on the hooks. Do not place the cartridge tabs under the hooks.
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6. Press down firmly on the ink cartridge clamp until it snaps in place.

7. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 2 through 6 before continuing with step 8.

8. Press the INK REPLACEMENT button and close the printer cover. The printer begins charging the ink delivery system.

9. Wait until ink charging is finished (the power light stops flashing and the red error light goes out).

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  6. Continue to hold down roll and sheet feed buttons until both green and red lights flash together in synchronisation, not alternately;
  7. Switch printer off and then, after a few seconds, on again at mains switch;
  8. When red and green lights are both flashing in synchronisation, release the roll and sheet feed buttons;
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