Epson CU40

  gmpy1 14:13 16 Dec 2009

hi i have a rather old CU40 but it worked just fine till yesterday when it started flashing RED and GREEN so i took it apart and cleaned the ink pad and washed out the tube ...dryed and reassembled ..but its still flashing, tried the SST program to reset the chip but I dont think it did enything joy is it a bin job???

  johndrew 14:28 16 Dec 2009

You may get help here click here but with the cost of printers it may not be worth the effort of spending much on a repair. The other site I usually use ( timed out on me but you may like to try it as it has good help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:02 16 Dec 2009

Reset the "protection counter" as well as clean the “waste ink pad overflow”.

1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer. Pry open the C40UX printer, careful not to break anything. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it apart; there are two-three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.

2. Next remove the two (2) waste ink pads. They are located at the back on the left hand side. I used the flat blade screwdriver to lift up the ink pads (they were soaked). Please use rubber gloves as it gets very messy.

3. Next wash them with just plain hot water until they are white again. I just let the hot water run on them (the pads are about three inches long).

4. Once washed dry them using a hair drier. (you could place it the sun for a few hours or on top of your heater or maybe in a heated oven; (make sure you do not set it on fire with too much heat).

5. Once dried place the pads back in the ink waste bin at the back of the printer.

6. Closed the printer cover and put back all the pieces and plug in the USB & power cable and turned it on. (Yes the lights are still flashing).

7. Go to this link and download this software: click here

8. Install the software and run it.

  gmpy1 16:50 16 Dec 2009

OK Many thanks you both fruitbat thats now fine
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