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Both lights on my epsom c88 are flashing..

The green power light has out, but both the ink and paper jam lights are flashin, there was no notice except for it saying that there was an error. I have turned the printer off, disabled all of the cables and replaced them, and tried to refill the ink but the thing is stuck all the way to the right and won't move out of there so that I can replace it... any idea what to do??

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  • harold_barne Aug 13, 2008

    green light flashing, red light solid

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    The green light out. The red Ink light and the paper jam lights are flashing. The Cartridge with not move from the far right. What do I do? ejones@ wireless beehive.com Thank You. I need to but in a new blue cartridge.

  • ejones170 Aug 22, 2008

    the green light out and the red light on paper jam and ink light are flashing. the cartridge will not move from the far right. so a new cartridge can be load.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    i have the same problem.. try almost everything...anyone can help????

  • ojo24 Nov 27, 2008

    I have a Lexmark 2480 and the paper jam light keeps flashing even when there is no paper in the tray.

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I posted this solution before - same problem...the print cartridge 'door' on the top is not closed all the way. This will cause the green light to be off and the other 2 red lights to flash.
When turned on, you can hear the carriage 'attempt' to move from the bay, stops, then the lights start flashing.
Just turn it off, open the cover, push down on the print cartridge cover until it clicks...there is some play in it, don't worry - that is normal. Turn it back on. Worked for me a couple of times - that clasp comes loose every once in a while...

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  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2016

    have the same problem, but tried to turn it off and still blinking.

  • Egdon Mark Gonzales
    Egdon Mark Gonzales Nov 16, 2016

    cover is closed

  • Egdon Mark Gonzales
    Egdon Mark Gonzales Nov 16, 2016

    have the same problem, but tried to turn it off and still blinking.

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Brilliant, dalpro. The cover was up. I just found this answer through a search. Thanks a million!

Posted on May 26, 2016

You need to get the SSC Service Utility and use the Automatic Freezer and reset the counter values. It has worked for me on numerous occassions.

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  • gbiggar Apr 06, 2011

    Getting and installing does not indicate what steps are necessary to then solve the problem. I ionstalled it, but what action will fix the lights and restore printing function....it's not gonna magically occur.

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If you already checked (while the printer is disconnected from the computer) for any obstructions inside and powercycle'd the printer and still having that light pattern, sad to say it's experiencing an internal error (the logic board that controls everything is malfunctioning).

Warranty starts from the Date Of Purchase, call the manufacturers tech support immediately.

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This might help, it says that, it is caused by internal error, you need to turn off printer,wait for few seconds and turn it back on again,if light still flashes,contact Epson

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