Question about Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/ Copier/ Scanner
I have had a R300M for a while now and had a few cartridges in it. (Mostly Compatible Cartridges not OEM) Recently a message came up on the screen 'parts inside your printer are at the end of their life' and the printer refused to work!
After searching the web it appears to be a waste ink counter, but I could not find any info on resetting it.
Tried pressing different combinations of buttons on the printer and success. (Found Ink counter reset)
Press and hold 'stop' 'maintenance'(ink button) and 'power' buttons for about 10 seconds,(while printer is on) a message will come up on the screen saying counter is reset and to turn off.
Thats it, turned my printer back on, and all works fine again.
I hope this helps R300/R300M owners out! (Also I have email into Epson Support, can't wait to hear what they say the problem is for the fix!)
Steve H. :-)
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
The erroris an ink overflow protection error and is fairly easy to rectify. Youneed to clean the waste ink pads in the bottom of the printer and thenuse some software to reset the internal counter. You can download allthis stuff from the link below:
A waste ink tank, does not stop the ink counter incrementing each timeink is used. All it will save you is the time taken to replacethe ink pads - which you can wash out and reuse anyway.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
This usually means that the waste ink absorbers are full. If your printer is under warranty, you can get them dealt with and the counter reset at an Epson Customer Care center. If your printer is out of warranty, you should consider if it is worth the fix. You can get this done by Epson or an independent printer repair person. (They might sell the parts for a dyi job.)
Once that is done, you can get a reset utility from the following URL: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp . If you execute the reset without the pad replacement, you will get ink smearing on your documents after a while.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
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