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EPSON R1800 END OF SERVICE LIFE

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my printer epson r1800 is blinking two red lights and the message end of service life appears ,can i fix this problem
thanks
kelly

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  • the blak hat Dec 20, 2008

    i have the same problem and cannot access the cartridges as the printer head will not move i tried the recommended download but it wont do anything for my printer

  • scheurman Jan 21, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • tomwinb Mar 22, 2009

    I have the same "blinking lights" waste ink pad counter problem. I've installed the InkRepublic waste ink bottle and tubes system and I've downloaded and tried to run the Reset Utility from Epson _BUT - with no success. That reset utility says it cannot find a supported printer.

    I've also heard of a "button hold combination" that might work - but I've not been able to locate that yet.

    Anybody have another suggestion?


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You have a few choices on this one.

1. The SSC utility mentioned by Jacklee366 is usually the first port of call but it may not work in some situations. Worth trying regardless

2. Epson have an official reset utility which is available to North American printer owners who have a valid serial number (back of your printer).
You just fill out this form and you will then get access to the utility (the one eagleflh/bos_dsl is reselling with his kits)

3. You can also get access to the official service utility that service engineers use on these printers... A copy is available here.
IMPORTANT: This utility is a lot more powerful than the other two and requires a bit more hoop jumping but it can resolve the maintenance request very efficiently. Whatever you do, read the readme files and take your time if you opt to use it.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • Martin Smallridge
    Martin Smallridge Feb 22, 2009

    Oops... my mistake..
    The epson reset utility link is missing in my solution above... The link is here:
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/suppo...


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I purchased it (less than $10.00), downloaded it to my PC (no Mac available), unzipped the program, tried it a couple times with no success –

it gave me a communication error –

so I changed my printer cable (from Firewire) to UBS cable and changed the port –

Once past the communication error I selected the “Particular Adjustment Mode”,
then “Auto Selection” in the Setting Port Selection window,
double clicked on “Waste Ink Pad Counter”,
clicked on “Get Status”.

It will tell you the value reading on your printer.
Click on “Initialization” and – WAM BAM – you’re done.

Really – I spent about 8 hours over the last 3 days trying to get this done.

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I got the SSC utility too work that time an all is well now the head wouldnt clean but used a syringe of hot water a few times with plex pipe to connect to the nipple that fits into the catridge and when i had completed a few runs of water i then removed the liquid by putting the flex pipe down to the base in the area left of the head and removed the gunk in there hope this info helps some one

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Dontload this to reset your printer http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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