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Epson stylus cx4800 printer

When printer is turned on, all lights flash nad the display shows an "E".

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    I have the same problem after storing printer for a while

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    I have had the Epson cx4800 for about 2 years worked fine now when I turn it on all of the lights flash and letter E appears in the number of copies window
    am I out of colored ink or is the printer shot I can't tell about the ink levels it says its full but I know they are not full never had a problem until now
    what do you think I know its not the usb ports
    Thanks for your time

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    when printer is turned on all lights flashes and then turn itself off tried putting usb plug in the front but didn't help 2nd printer thats had this promblem

  • vpapakhian Oct 18, 2008

    Same problem with the flashing lights, E error. I think it's simply deteriorating - it has had many ink problems and paper jam problems recently. I don't think it is USB in my case.
    I have wiped ink off the ribbon area, that cause the error to go away for a bit but it keeps coming back. If anyone has any alternatives please let me know - I want to stretch this printer out as long as I can before buying a new one!

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    whem turned on the lights flash and it sounds like it is setting up.

    but then shuts down and all the lights go out.

  • Chicky-poo Nov 06, 2008

    Turn the printer on, sounds like it's warming up and it clicks and all the lights turn on and flashes "E".  Pretty sure it started as a paper jam, but I took out all the paper and it still won't change the error.... (and to the one solution there, it has nothing to do with plugging in the camera.  I never use my camera on my printer)

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    cx4800 all lights flashing with E in the window - how can I solve problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Same story here. Turn on the C4800 and at first, just the green "on" led flashes. A minute later, all the leds flash, including the E. Of course, we tried the usual disconnecting everything and checking for paper jam. Doubt it's an ink problem because the machine flashes all the lights without slewing the print head back and forth.

    Any ideas would be welcome. Looks like we have to toss this machine. Not thrilled. Epson is high quality images, but we buy $150 ink a year, so a color laser printer would be no more costly, and (if my HP Laserjet 4L was typical), far less trouble.



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Its the carriage jam..probably main board timing!
I have two printers here with same problem...the white plastic flag is jamming the carriage (therefore, carriage stall)...
its not the power supply..the white flag is popping out at the wrong time.
I am ordering a main board for one of the printers, to see if its a timing problem.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • Jon53 Jan 03, 2011

    So, was it the main board? Were you able to find a solution to this problem?



I have seen this if you have an incompatible USB device plugged into the FRONT USB port.  (for cameras)

Posted on Feb 16, 2008


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One possible solution that we can advice is to do a complete trash & reinstallation of printer driver as well as the scanner driver.

For iMac with Leopard, there is a big possibility that the printer driver is not the correct epson series printer driver that's why you can't ink levels is unavailable. Just to set an expectation, printer driver for CX4800 is pre-installed as resident driver in Leopard. Please try to the following to solve that issue:

Determine Which Driver is Currently Being Used
1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the Finder and open System Preferences.
2. In the System Preferences window, click on Print & Fax.
3. In the list of printers on the left side of the Print & Fax window, click once on your Epson printer to select it.
4. Check the name of the driver being used; it is displayed in the center of the Print & Fax window next to “Kind”.
5. If the driver name displayed next to “Kind” is Gutenprint, the incorrect driver is being used. Follow the steps in the next section to select the correct driver.

Selecting the Correct Driver
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Delete the print queue and remove the printer from Print & Fax by clicking on the minus (-) button under the list of printers. Click OK to confirm the removal.
3. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the Finder and open System Preferences.
4. In the System Preferences window, click on Print & Fax.
5. Turn on the printer. The system should add the printer automatically.
6. If the system does not add the printer or if it adds it using the Gutenprint driver, contact Apple for assistance. You may need to reinstall the Epson drivers provided with Leopard.

NOTE: To check ink levels, click the Utility button, then click EPSON StatusMonitor. The Supply Levels button will not show remaining ink levels for your Epson printer.

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