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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 without an LCD, this pattern generally means that the waste ink tank is full. LCD models have an on-screen error.

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

The best way to fix this problem is to take the waste ink out of the printer, since it’s a burden of a job on these that also creates a mess. Get a large bottle and a cutoff valve to build a tank, and connect it to the printer with a vinyl tube and a cutoff valve so you do not have to rely on the saturated internal pad. You can also buy pre-assembled ones as well.

The other problem is the counter still needs to be reset. While the Epson tool has leasked for most old models, it has not yet for many newer ones. The official tool can be found here. For printers without an official tool (or a limited run reset), you will need WIC Reset (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 where you hold the paper and ink buttons and then press the power buttons. None of the modern ones have it, but it isn’t consistent on which ones support it so software is a safer option unless you see it work again. The last models this is known to work on use the T048 cartridges.

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The Power light blinks at a steady interval when the printer is processing a print job. If the Power light blinks fast, the ink cartridge door might be open, or the printer might be in an error state. If an error message displays on the computer screen, follow the on-screen messages to resolve the issue.



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