General Error blinking on Epson Stylus Photo R230 printer means that the waste ink pad counter is full. This condition that printer Epson Stylus R230 has both red lights blinking alternately.
How to fix this problem? You need to reset waste ink counter. Use R230 Adjusment program, you can find at http://maintenanceprinter.blogspot.com/2010/07/epson-r-series-resetter.html. Choose Epson R220-R230 resetter. Don't forget to replace waste ink pad, or just extend outlet pipe of head cleaning mech to outside bottle.