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Epson Service warning

Hi, I have an epson C86. I have the message that i need to get printer serviced. This is due to the ink head cleaning counter.I have cleaned up the pads etc. I now need to know the sequence of button pressing required to get my printer to come back on. I have 2 red lights flashing alternately at the moment.Please can you help. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    I have a C84 and the ink and paper lights are flashing alternately. I have downloaded the ssc utility but don't know what to do next. What should I run to try to fix the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Complete message reads...This is validation sensorself-cleaning start message. Wait for a while. Then Cleaning failed. Please call a service person.

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Hi, try downloading the ssc utility (just google it). it lets you reset the ink counters, individual ink cleaning etc. once you've opened the main screen you need to right click to get all the other bits. hope this helps

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