Responding to Control Panel Lights and Messages

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Monitoring and Configuring the Printer
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Following is a list of the items displayed. Note that all parts on the list 
(except the ink cartridges and paper cutter) need to be replaced by 
authorized EPSON service centers.
4. Press the 
SelecType
 button to exit the Printer Status menu.
Responding to Control Panel Lights and 
Messages
When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on 
the display. The lights on the control panel come on or flash. The following 
table lists the messages alphabetically and includes an explanation and 
instructions for correcting the problem.
INK LEFT-K
 (black)
TOTAL PRINTS
INK LEFT-C
 (cyan)
WASTE INK 
(waste ink system)
INK LEFT-M
 (magenta)
CR MOTOR
 (carriage motor)
INK LEFT-LC
 (light cyan)
PF MOTOR
 (paper feed motor)
INK LEFT-LM 
(light magenta)
HEAD UNIT
 (print head)
INK LEFT-Y
 (yellow)
CLEANER
 (cleaning unit)
CUTTER LIFE
 (paper cutter)
Error messages
Message 
Light
Explanation
Response
COVER OPEN
Pause light on
Lower cover is open.
Close the lower cover. Make sure all 
three magnetic tabs are fastened.
INK COMPART. 
OPEN
Pause light on
You are replacing the ink 
cartridge(s) and the ink 
compartment cover is open.
Close the ink compartment cover 
when you are finished replacing the 
ink cartridge(s).
INK LOW
Ink Out light(s) 
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are nearly 
empty (printing continues).
Replace ink cartridge(s) indicated by 
Ink Out light(s). See page 3-7 for 
instructions.
INK OUT
Ink Out light(s) 
on
Ink cartridge(s) are empty 
(printing stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated 
by Ink Out light(s). See page 3-7 for 
instructions.
LOAD PAPER
Paper Out 
light on
Paper set lever is up while 
loading paper.
Pull the paper set lever down after 
you load paper.