Did you ever try to print something with your Epson printer only to
discover that both red lights are flashing continuously in a 'game
There are a handful of reasons why this
1st actuality that a foreign object does have into the printer preventing the
print carriage to move freely across left or right. Some remains of a real
paper jam or something your little 'treasure' left there you could
easily as the cause. Normally turn there are various printer then remove the
object and turn the printer back on.
2nd (and more usual) reason for your flashing lights is that is that the
waste ink counter has reached its maximum count and it shuts down use
of the printer avoid damage into it.
This scenario is usually accompanied by a 'parts in your printer have
reached no more their sevice life' but is not always.
So this really the waste ink get around?
Ok. let me explain. Any time you you start the fans . your printer or begin a head
cleanor putin a new cartridge the printer by a head cleaning
cycle makes use of ink to clear the print nozzles inside of print main. The
waste ink used in this cleaning cycle has to travel to somewhere. Epsons
solution is to collect it in pads at the bottom of the printer, and when
the printer software involving printer decides that the pads are 'full' it
shuts the printer affordable.
So . end of service life does not necessarily follow that any mechanical part to
your printer is not operational, and it does mean that your hardware is
in perfectly good state.
Epson has 2 solutions for you when this happens (and if you use your
printer much it will happen)
1st is have your printer reset
and the waste ink pads transformed.
2nd is always to go and purchase a new
printer and consign your (perfectly good) printer towards the ever growing
If you got your printer less than 12 months ago you are covered
by the Epson warranty and you will need to take your printer for
Epson repair centre to be reset and pads replaced instead.
If your printer is out of warranty (and if your printing is average use
it only just be out of warranty) then you are left along with a hard
choice. Pay for the 40 fee to purchase it reset or to go and acquire a new
printer (which can be had for similar money and comes with a brand new set
There is really a consideration being made here. It is the use of compatible
ink. By using 3rd party ink or cartridges quote that by
purchasing the printer short while it challenging to get your compatible
inks as it (if its a model thats just out.) Epson change their printer
models regularly and the important reason is in which to stay ahead of the copied ink
market, as well as the built in redundancy (waste ink counter) is an easier way to
ensure customers upgrade their printers on a regular basis.
If your printer isn't so new then can be certainly hope to breath new life
into it then. www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtmlis a website that hosts a cool
little program called ssc print utility company.
This program can reset many Epson printer models ( thankfully about
the pads as almost hold a couple of times the waste ink count.)
Unfortunately it doesnot reset the latestEpson printers,
and appears like the programs development has we will keep you a total halt.
If your Printer isn't listed by this program you'll need to twice daily .
search like 'Software resetter Epson' with all your model you are going to.
Some printers can be reset by pressing acquire buttons.
Before you choose to throw away your Epson printer try it out to reset
the waste ink get around. If successful and you still want a shiny new
printer, at least you can advertise it or hand it to a different inividual thus keep
it from the landfill a bit longer. :)
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