asked Feb 4, 2006 at 10:36am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 660

the usual, all lights flashing on a 660

epson 660
ok, so ive cleaned the waste ink pads because all the leds were flashing, and tried to do the eeprom reset thing but all that happens is, while i have all three buttons pressed in, only the top led flashes and the green power light stays on steady. when i stop pressing the carrige moves a bit then all the lights come on flashing again :(
how long do you have to press these buttons in for?
all this because i changed the black cartridge!! mind you, i did press the wrong button, the paper one instead of the ink one.

I found this on the web for my sister and it got her 640 going.........

You don't go to Epson service center.

How do I Reset my printer to Clear Error Light Conditions?
Technically, this condition requires an Epson service engineer to resolve. It is however, possible that you could fix it yourself by resetting the printer and clearing the counter of how much ink has gone to those pads. You can do this as follows.

Procedure 1
This procedure works for the Stylus Photo type printer. The error is indicated on these printers by all four lights on the printer flashing. Even if you press the power switch on the printer, the lights continue to flash, and the printer does not turn off!

1.. Turn off your printer, ensuring that the print head is at it's home location and locked in place as normal;
2.. Power off the printer at the wall or by removing the power cable, for at least 20 seconds;
3.. When you restore power to the printer at the wall socket or by reinserting the cable, if the lights come back on straight away, the printer's power switch was 'on' - switch it off and return to step 1;
4.. Hold down the paper-feed button and the button with the ink-drops next to it, and then turn on the printer, still holding the buttons down;
5.. When the paper-out LED flashes, release the buttons;
6.. Press and hold the Cleaning button, until several lights flash - this will take a few seconds (i.e. then release the button);
7.. The printer will now attempt to reset, including resetting the EEPROM memory and running a short (about 10 seconds) cleaning cycle.
Procedure 2
1.. Turn off your printer, ensuring that the print head is at it's home location and locked in place as normal;
2.. Hold down the paper feed button only;
3.. Turn on the printer;
4.. As the paper feed light starts flashing, release the button;
5.. Immediately hold down the ink-drops button for some 10-20 seconds or until the printer springs into life;
6.. Allow printer to complete it's processing, then turn off for a few seconds, and back on again for a newly working printer!
by epson740 on Feb 4, 2006 at 6:15pm Add comment
excellent, brilliant. thank you very much. i had tried other, very similar methods found on this site to no avail. i followed yours to the letter and it worked first time!! had to reinstall the software on the pc though, for some reason the two were not talking to each other but everything is tickitty boo now.

thanks again - Anonymous
that was me, by the way :)

thanks again
by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2006 at 9:08am Add comment
me - crazydad