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I'm afraid that's pretty much the end of the line. Time for a new printer.

Hope that's helpful...if not a bit depressing...;-)

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011

With low resolution and a lot of RAM. There is no quick way :)

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011

you need to get a cartrige reseter
for epson

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011

Go to your nearest EPSON service center and buy power cord for Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer. Have a good day!

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

According to the documentation for your printer.

Red probsolv.6.3.11.jpg paper and probsolv.6.3.12.jpg ink lights flash alternately Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. If the lights are still on, contact your dealer or Epson as described in Where To Get Help.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

Hi There


Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.


There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010

Rubbish light?? Do you mean the paper light is flashing?

When both the ink and paper lights are flashing together and the power light is off, the printer has an internal failure. Turn the printer off, wait a little while and turn it back on. If the error persists, decide if the printer is worth servicing. Since it is no longer sold by Epson, I assume it is out of warranty.

If the ink and paper lights are flashing in an alternating pattern, something may be blocking the print head from moving. Check for jams and clear them. If the error persists, it's service time (if you want to spend a minimum of ~$50 for diagnosis).

I wish that I could be of more help.

Cindy Wells

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

Go to http://tech.epson.com.au/downloads/category.asp?sCategory=Inkjet&id=c45&EmailAdd=&CanEmail=&SelOS=Y&MetricIDReturned=3534333&sCategory1=Inkjet.Just click on search and continue, make sure that you're selecting the correct driver compatible with your operating system.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

the other colours are perhaps done and needs to be replaced so the the complete cartridge has to be replaced

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010

I have an Epsom sx415. How can I scan to e-mail directly as no control panel appears. many thanks in anticipation. ralph

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010

Hi Switch on the printer give a print job and open the panel the head comes to the centre and then you can remove.

You can also get the info on the link below page 44 to 45


Good luck

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

What is the flash pattern?

If the red paper light and the red ink light are blinking in an alternating pattern, then you may have a foreign object or piece of paper blocking the movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, open the printer and look for anything in the printhead path. Remove anything that doesn't belong. Some printers have a strip that the print head travels across that can sometimes come out of position. This can be repositioned by moving it up and down as well as forward and back to align in a guide on the back of the print head.

After clearing the obstruction, close the printer and turn it back on. If the error persists, then the unit needs service.

If the red paper light and the red ink light are blinking together and the green power light is off, then the printer has an internal error. Turn it off and then back on. If the error persists, the unit needs service.

One internal error could be the waste ink absorber is full. These pads are below the printhead and absorb ink during cleaning cycles. To reach them is messy and takes disassembling the printer from the top. This may include removing the print head. Pull the pads, blot the ink off them and the places where they fit in the printer. Run clean water over the pads until the water remains clear. Dry the pads (use a hair dryer to speed the process). Then reassemble the printer.

Next navigate to http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp and fill in the model and serial number of the printer (as well as the other required information). You will get a link to download a reset utility for Windows. Run this tool to solve the error. Do not run this utility until the pads are replaced or cleaned; waste ink will get everywhere inside the printer and over your documents.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010

Inspect the ink cartridge parking zone. If there is a heavy build-up of ink, there's probably a fair amount of ink crusted on the cartridge heads. The bad part is if you remove the cartridges on this model for manual cleaning, the printer may not let you use them again (it will claim the cartridges are empty), so you may want to try cleaning them without removing from the printer.

For this operation, first get the cartridges into the center and pull the plug on the printer so it won't try to put them away while you are working on them. I haven't tried this scheme on a printer yet, but it's worked in other tight spaces: dampen a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Wrap it once around the end of a strip of poster board the width of the cartridge and long enough for convenient handling, and hold it with just enough tension the paper towel to keep it in place. Slide this under the ink heads and gently wipe them with the paper towel. Flip the cleaning tool over and repeat with this side. Replace the strip of paper towel and repeat as necessary. And while you are at it, gently wipe out the head parking zone so it doesn't re-contaminate the heads.

Of course, it is possible you really are out of ink - sometimes ink feed to the heads gets erratic when the level is very low.

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010

Hi your printhead is cogled
try cleaning it from maintance menu
if nothing is happening
you need to replace your printhead that
the cost of it is as a new printer !!!

Pls vote us to keep us alive

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

when i go to my desktop it says epson scan and click on there and it does the rest hope this helps

Epson Stylus C86... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010

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