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Printer wont print the paper goes through the motion but no print

You may have not used the printer for a while and even if you change ink cartridges, the printhead nozzle may still need a flush or cleaning. It is not too hard to do. Watch video of instructions and I think you will get the printer to print again:
8/23/2019 4:15:40 AM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Aug 23, 2019

Both lights are flashing when trying to print

Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.
7/6/2015 12:19:08 AM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Jul 06, 2015

Hi i have a epson

It is possible that the colour ink cartridge needs to be replaced. Be sure to use original Epson cartridges as Generic ones give problems.

6/17/2014 11:36:44 PM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Jun 17, 2014

Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation

This saved my printer:

  1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer.
  2. Prepare your work area by putting scrap paper down. Have somespare, just incase. You may also require tissue paper. It is alsorecommended you use protective gloves as the ink will stain your skinfor quite some time. Its really messy, trust me.
  3. Look at the back of your epson c46 there will be a "door" a small square that removes. Take it off.
  4. There will be 1 or 2 "spongey things" inside your printer, remove them. Sounds easier than it it. Can take up to half an hour.
  5. Take the scrap paper with the pads on to your sink, turn on the hottap and hold each one under the tap using the pliers until the waterruns clear. If you have protective gloves on it may be worth squeezingthe water out also. Don't use soap ect.
  6. It is recommended that once you have done this, you let them dry.
  7. Now return the pads back into the printer.
  8. Plug in the USB and power cable and turned it ON. (Yes the lights will still flash)
Part 2:
  1. Download and install the SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printers.
  2. Select your printer and model number (There is no Stylus C42 UX, so select Stylus C4x), then close the window.
  3. You will see a SSC Service Utilitiy icon (it looks like a printer) in the system tray (next to your click), and LEFT click.
  4. A menu will appear, from here you can click on “Protection counter” (its a red cross), then “reset protection counter”. You might have to do this a few times..
  5. Turn the printer power OFF, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back ON.
Good luck guys!!
11/2/2013 12:03:23 AM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Nov 02, 2013

Printing in black and white

the only way i got mine printing was to replace the colour ink! sorry
8/20/2013 1:58:29 PM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Aug 20, 2013

Green light and red light constant

One or both cartridges is damaged. Open the back you and press the red button for about 3 secs then release it. The cartridges will come out and the damaged one is replaced.
7/21/2013 2:42:44 PM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Jul 21, 2013

Epson printer is flashing a red light

where is the protection counter?
6/1/2013 12:40:06 PM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Jun 01, 2013


Do you have installed other printers on your computer. You have to check for which printer you want to have as first choice or default.
5/10/2013 1:49:57 AM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on May 10, 2013

Epson stylus c45 light blinking alternately


The most help I can offer is a link to a utility program designed to reset most (if not all) parameters of a variety of Epson printer models. You need to determine if said utility program will work with your particular model. This utility is SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printers and may be downloaded from here. Additional information may be viewed here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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4/2/2013 9:45:56 AM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Apr 02, 2013

I lost my install cd for my Epson Workforce 600

all drivers and software for Epson printers are available on the Epson Support site just type in the web address with a .com and seek support button and search.


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12/7/2012 11:24:03 PM • Epson Stylus C46... • Answered on Dec 07, 2012
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