Question about Epson Stylus C48 InkJet Printer
A warning came up 'Service wanted parts at end of life'. The lights flash alternately. I have the SCC Service Utillity software installed and this doesnot solve the problem. Please help and advise.
If both lights are flashing, it means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink ("protection") counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility - download from
and reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.
However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. A copy of the service manual is available from a number of sellers - just Google "Epson C46 Service Manual". You will often find them for sale very cheaply on E-Bay. If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
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