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I get the message, parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. The printer is only one year old

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  • Eric charles milner Nov 07, 2008

    Red lights flashing alternately, how do I overide this issue? Eric

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I had the same problem, it is the waste ink pads that need changing. I went to Marrut.com. Their engineer supplied both the new pads +the DVD with the instructions on how to get into the printer. Hope this helps

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Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. See your printer documentation. _ Epson R200 printer.


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Unplug the printer and leave it turned off for 2hrs it will be reset.

Sep 11, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R2400 InkJet Printer

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.


Q: What should I do if my printer driver displays the message parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life?

A: See the Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility page.

Epson Ink Pads Reset Utility

If your product is displaying an end of life service message, please view and complete the required information below to proceed.

Please explain the message I am getting in my printer driver that says parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life.

Like so many other products, all Epson consumer ink jet products have a finite life span due to component wear during normal use. At some point, the product will reach a condition where either satisfactory print quality cannot be maintained or components have reached the end of their usable life. This is the normal product life cycle for highly mechanical devices like printers. This message is a warning that certain parts have reached the end of their usable life and that your printer will no longer work until it is serviced.

What parts are we talking about?

The message refers to the ink pads, which are actually a number of porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink that is not used on printed pages. Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs. Most users will not receive this message before the printer is replaced for other reasons. Some high volume users or those who use the printer for many years may receive this message about ink pads before other components reach the end of their usable life.

Why does my printer stop functioning when I get the message?

Epson is committed to ensuring the proper operation of all our devices to minimize the risks of property damage or personal injury during the lifespan of the product. The printers are designed to stop operating at the point where further use without replacing the ink pads could create risks of property damage from ink spills or safety issues related to excess ink contacting an electrical component.

Is there anything I can do to continue using my printer?

Epson recommends replacing the printer, but if you want to continue using it, Epson recommends having the printer serviced at an Epson Customer Care Center. You may also be able to have the ink pads replaced by an independent service provider and use the Ink Pad Reset Utility to reset the Ink Pad Counter to continue using the printer. Please note that replacement of ink pads is relatively expensive and may not be a good investment for lower cost printers because the printers' other components also may be near the end of usable life. Epson does not recommend ink pad replacement by users without technical training or resetting the Ink Pad Counter without replacing the ink pads.

Note: This utility is for Windows XP and Vista operating systems only. We hope to develop an option for Mac users as well; however, we do not have an ETA or the OS requirement at this time.
To download this utility, please complete all fields below, select the agreement check-box and click Download. Required fields are noted with an asterisk(*). Some models may require you to be redirected to another website to finalize the process.

Go here to complete the agreement and download the utility:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

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I am getting an end of service life message. what


The printer is telling you that some parts are worn-out -- "end of life" -- and your printer either needs to have some parts replaced. Or, replace the entire printer, after comparing the cost with an estimate of parts/labour to fix the old printer.

Jan 14, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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It's is asking service required,


parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. This is message is coming, how can i do this problem, please tell me

Sep 06, 2009 | Epson STYLUS R230 InkJet Photo Printer

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.


This message refers to the waste ink pad in the printer, when this is 'full' this message appears, You can reset this yourself by downloading the right software which you can download from here:
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
I have also checked the C46 is supported

Sep 03, 2009 | Epson Stylus C46 InkJet Printer

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.


Reset the waste ink counter!
Assuming you have completed your modification you can reset your printers waste counter using this method (I did this and it worked on the CX6400) can't guarantee it works on all)
1. You will see big button on your printer like power on (this is on the left
2. side), black & white photocopy, color photocopy, and then the stop button (these are on the right side).
3. first turn off your printer
4. push the b/w + color + stop buttons together and hold
5. push the power on button and hold (so you'll now be holding down 4 buttons together)
6. Don't release all the buttons until you see the light indicator is blinking and then a message display on the lcd
7. release all the buttons
8. push the color button (once)
9. turn off the printer
10. turn it on again
After this one may need to reload the printer driver and locate the printer!

May 27, 2009 | Epson STYLUS R230 InkJet Photo Printer

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" parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.


This usually happens when the waste pads become full and need to be replaced.
You can try to do it yourself like this guy did on his printer:
http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life

you can actually just use the software to reset the printer but eventually the pads will overflow and start to leak.

The last option is too take it to Epson and ask for a quote.

May 14, 2009 | Epson Printers & Copiers

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer's documentation for details


when i swich on my Printer C43, both the indicator lamp is blinking, and tehn appear the message:
"Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life"

Feb 26, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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