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Bliking red light.

I tryed the lock/unlock both wasy...plug and un plug..I'm out of ideas..is it posible I need a new bulb?

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Sounds like the 'transportation lock', check the lower left hand side corner of the inside the scanner cover and the left-back side

check this out:
http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/pr48ph/pr48phrf/maint_3.htm

so far it is not a sign of changing the bulb, plus replacing the bulb may cause more, but if in case, please try this out first.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Getting blinking "red light" , doesn't scan


There are a few reasons this might happen. 1) Check if the transport lock is in the locked position. Unlock the unit if it is locked.
2) An error occurred. Try restarting the computer, unplug the scanner, wait 10 seconds and reconnect the scanner. (This fixes issues where the software isn't running/fully loaded or the connection isn't solid).

Try a new USB cable and a different port. If you have a USB hub in the middle, try a direct connection. (Bi-directional communication is needed and this may show as an error if it is lost.)

3) Try unplugging the scanner from power and plugging it back in.

4) Try unplugging the optional accessories. If they fail, the unit may indicate a failure.

5) The lamp may need to be replaced.

6) Something else may have failed. Consider if it is worth having the unit serviced.

I hope one of these ideas helps.

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If the start button light is flashing red, it is because of one of the following problems:

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  • The transportation lock is locked. Slide the lock to the unlock position.
After trying these solutions, unplug the scanner to turn it off, then plug it back in.

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If the start button light is flashing red, it is because of one of the following problems:
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  • The transportation lock is locked. Slide the lock to the unlock position.

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You may have accidently pushed the LOCK button - this button is used to LOCK the carriage into place when moving the scanner to another location or shipping it.

Check for a button and the picture of a LOCK, it is usually at the back of the scanner, you can push it left or right, and you have an open lock and a closed lock picture under it. Make sure you didn't accidently push it to the LOCK position when holding the scanner - that loud sound means your carriage is locked and cannot move - once you set the button to UNLOCK this should solve your problem.

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The user manual states the flashing red light signals that your transportation lock is on. Look underneath the scanner and you'll see a switch for "lock" and "unlock." If the switch is turned to "lock" move it over to "unlock" and plug the usb cable back into your computer. It should work with no flashing red light. If not try restarting your computer and plugging it back in again.

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Normally any new scanner fresh from the factory has a 'lock' which prevents damages due to transportation. Ensure it is unlocked.
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I've just discovered that this means the "transportation lock" is on: at the back of the scanner, put the plastic switch into the 'unlock' position. See this Epson support page for more details.

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Please try the following to resolve your issue:
1. Unplug the USB cable and the AC adapter from the back of the scanner.
2. Toggle the Transportation lock (located on the bottom of the scanner) back and forth 5 times, ensuring that the lock is all the way in the unlock position.
3. Reconnect the USB cable and the AC adapter cable, and then try to scan.

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