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My epson c86 has stopped working and says it needs a service how do i go about this

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Probably too late to be of much help but in case you're still hoping for an answer this article describes how to fit an external waste ink kit to your C86.

Not too hard and well worth doing as the C86 is still a pretty good printer as I've discovered having resurrected one of my old units.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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SOURCE: epson

Epson says use the built in driver

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Follow these steps to set up your Epson product and install the built-in Windows Vista drivers:

  1. Set up your computer.


  2. Connect your Epson product to your computer.


  3. Follow the on-screen instructions that Windows Vista displays to guide you through product driver installation.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus C86 won't print

The ssc program doesn't work if your ink light is solid red.

Posted on May 01, 2008

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Gerry Millward

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SOURCE: C86 Epson printer will not print.

Please see your user manual for the meaning of the various light combinations, or if you don't have one, see:

http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/sc86__/sc86__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

and look at "Diagnosing Printer Problems".

BOBDOYLE - can you confirm which red light is flashing? If it is the ink light, see the instructions for changing ink cartridges. If it is the paper jam light, check for a paper jam. If you still cannot fix it, come back with a new comment giving any further information.

If this advice was helpful, please rate it.

GUESTS - you both have quite different problems to bobdoyle. If you require specific further help, please register and post a separate request for help.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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Gerry Millward

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SOURCE: printer stopped working Epson C86 and red middle light button on

The red middle light is the paper feed indicator. If it is on, it means the paper feed is (or the computer thinks it is) jammed. Remove all paper from the hopper and make sure all bits of paper are removed from the feed mechanism. Press the paper feed button (the middle one) a few times during this process to try to feed through any jammed pieces. If this doesn't work, you have an internal jam or broken feed system, or your main board has gone haywire.

Any further investigation requires you to remove the printer top cover, which you may or may not feel like tackling. If you don't, take your printer to a technician, or sell it on E-Bay for what you can get. If you do, post a new comment to this effect and I will provide a tutorial on removing the top cover. It's not difficult if you know how.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: flashing red lights, with error message - service required

THESE PRINTERS ARE CONSIDERED BIC LIGHTERS IN A TECH'S WORLD BUT YOU COULD TRY RE-SETTING IT AND OR REMOVING ALL SOFTWARE AND RE-INSTALL FROM SCRATCH.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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If it's a paper jam, look for and remove paper in feed system. If no paper, is the print head properly parked under the right-hand end of the cover? If not, you may have stuck or detached parking mechanism. Come back to me if this is the case for further help.

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