The Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Inkjet Printer prints high quality prints of up to 13" x 19". In addition, it supports cd/dvd printing.

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Printer Lights are Flashing

When I turn the printer on, both ink light and paper light are flashing in red.

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Looks like it might be complaining about the CD tray not being locked properly, or there might be paper in the CD tray?

Check out this page for the error codes, and to see about running a printer test

There's also a printer reset guide here on youtube. Good luck!

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On Epson printers, this pattern generally means that the waste ink tank is full. Non LCD models usually indicate that problem with this pattern. The LCD models say something to the effect of the waste ink pad being full.

If you want to make sure on the non-LCD models, check Epson Status Monitor for the following error (or a similar error): Parts inside your printer require replacement.

The best way to fix this problem is to take a large bottle, a cutoff valve and vinyl tubing in place of the (now full) internal waste ink pad or buy one that's pre-built; either is fine. It isn't worth saving the pads because the process is difficult and messy.

The other problem is the counter still needs to be reset. While Epson has a tool for *most* older printers, some of the new models don't have an official tool, which can be found here. For printers without an official reset from Epson (or in some cases, reset more then once), you will need to use a 3rd party tool (typically paid).

Some of the older printers that predate the 88/69/68 cartridges have a internal reset command built into the printer and do not need a Windows reset. None of the modern ones have it and the older ones can be a mixed bag but all support the software method. The last known printers to allow for a hardware are the T048 models.

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