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2 fast blinking red lights, and not even connected to anything?

Im getting 2 fast blinking red lights, the ink and paper, the manul says something is blocking it or that the cartridge is not in correctly but ive checked all that and its fine. Even before when its not connected to anything I get the lights after the heads moved about on startup.
I tried the reset prog but not use. any other ideas please

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  • philly3 Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same problem and have tried the reset to no avail so I am going to the printer apart and see if I can find anything else

  • pessMan Dec 21, 2007

    i have same problem but in r230 not in r200 if anyone have a salution please sening to me to email [email protected]

    thanks for all

  • micky zone Jan 23, 2008

    I have the same problem for my Epson R230. 2 fast blinking red light, and i've try to restart the computer but still the same, and not even connected to anything?please help me to solve this problem. send to [email protected]

  • xeonexs Feb 20, 2008

    Yep it does look like Epson have programed it to stop working. The thing is mine has only printed out acouple of 100 prints. I took mine apart, then smashed mine up and nothing was jammed inside. I contacted Epson and all they did was to send back an email saying take it to a epson dealer and PAY THEM to get it working again. My solution is to NEVER BUY EPSON AGAIN, EVER!!! I looked around and ended up going for a Bother all in one. In EVERY WAY the Brother is better than the Epson. Im IT support for all my mate and everyone I know, and every single one of them them know now to never buy Epson again.

  • xeonexs Feb 20, 2009

    Hi guys thanks for the advice, In the end I took the printer to bits to see if there was anything jamming it up like the manual said and as I thought, no there wasn't.
    Every epson Ive had has turned out to be rubbish nothing but problems so Epson is now on my pile of **** list that I will never buy again, I ended up buying a Brother printer and for the first time ever I can print problem free for the first time in my life. I am NEVER EVER going back to epson.



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GO HERE: Download SSC Service Utility. After You Install it, use it to reset your protection counter. Then Restart your computer. all should be back to normal. Enjoy : )

Posted on Feb 20, 2009



I've seen this and tried. And it's back to normal -

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My opinion is that it can be repaired if we know what is the problem, since Epson referred clients to repairshops.And it must be a simple repair like change a fuse or a limiter.
Don't we have in america a hobbyist electronician who can help

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I have the same issue. And it has happened to many other Epsons of mine. Bad news. It has some type of pre-programming in it that at a certain number of pages, it blinks and cannot be repair. Epson built these on purpose to die and force a new purchase. Not happy.

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I just spoke to the Epson tech and this is a hardware problem. These printers are not designed to last more than two years. (many don't even make it that far.) He advised me that I could be reeferred to a local repair shop. I called and the estimate for even looking at it was 70% of the cost of a replacement printer.

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