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Printer lights flashing.

I have epson stylus c46,cleaned heads ok but it took a while. when i clicked on printer to print item, message box came up saying internal components worn out need replacing and the green &red lights flash alternately.pushing the red button does nothing at all printer in good condition, has been working ok till now.tried disconnecting from computer&electric then re connecting still the same,would be greatful for any assistance or advice,thanks.tate

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    Printer has been working fine until recently. I was prompted to replace the BLACK ink cartridge, which I did, (non genuine Epson cartridge, been using these for a while with no problem). Shortly after replacing cartridge, both green and red lights flashing alternately, and the message: " SERVICE REQUIRED. Parts inside the printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentataion".

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    Printer has been working fine until recently. I was prompted to change the BLACK ink cartridge, which I did, (with a non-genuine epson cartridge, been using these for a while now with No problems). Shortly after replacing the cartridge, both GREEN and RED lights began to flash alternately, and the message was displayed; " SERVICE REQUIRED - Parts in your printer are at the need of their service life. See your printer documentation".

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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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The secret there is that you have to RESET the printer's "internal counter" by a utility software called "SSC Service Utility" go get it and install...
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

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