Question about Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer
How can I find out what is wrong and fix?
Please go to my website http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.
The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away.
I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.
For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you.
When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.
I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.
If you like what I've done for Epson users, please show your appreciation by spreading the word and perhaps buying your ink from my site.
Happy trouble free printing
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Epson R230 not work,dueto 2 light flash...who know how yo do??
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Hi Steven, Click on the link below. This leads to an Epson troubleshooting page. Its pretty easy to follow and should help you diagnose what the problem: http://selfservice.epson-europe.com/gcb/e-help.jsp?TP=emea&CMD=iSearch&TM=false&LG=1&UN=engb&PW=engb&CB=4343577937719591136&Q1-1-4343577937719819316=4343577937719820479&Q1-1-4343577937719821215=4343577937719820463&MDL=sc86&lng=en-GB&rg=eu&data=DEC9249D67286D4418EA665DF95C11C4150D472620045C39D785E1428644D011 Let us know if you have any other questions and please don't forget to rate the posting.
Posted on Jan 07, 2007
SOURCE: Blinking lights
The pads do need to be replaced. It is not as simple like the 1280. it does need to be taken into an authorized service center.
we are, and located in southern california.
I have taken the pads out and 95% of the time are all completely soaked. you can do what you did, but you will not get the full life out of a pad.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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