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End of service

The over stated reason for this problem is that the ink pads, that is the reservoir that collects the expelled ink is full in you case that could be so.
However I disconnected the tubes from the pads to avoid this very message, the ink runs into a bottle I have connected. So I should not get this message BUT I DID. My conclusion is this is just another way epson screws you. I have been an epson user for years and have purchased about every model they made this is the second r1800 this has happened to it also is the last epson product I will purchase.

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As noted above, your printer does not "know" how or what is handling the waste ink as there is no sensor that detects moisture or waste ink content levels.

Instead the printer has an algorithm that increments as cartridges are changed (to account for priming routines), printhead cleaning and general usage such as borderless printing. Eventually this guesstimated total reaches a trigger level that results in the "End of Service life" message. This is often referred to as the "Waste ink counter" or "maintenance pad counter".

While fitting an external waste collection vessel is a good idea you do still need to reset the waste ink counter using a utility like the A10_IPR, a service utility or similar.

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You need to reset the ink pad counter. This free utility should do it:

http://www.savefile.com/files/1045001

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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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We're getting this Service Required message - Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. See your printer documentation. What part are we needing to replace?


the parts most likely to be replaced with such a message are the waste ink pads. (sponge pads that collect the ink that is used for print head cleanings). these pads are difficult to reach inside the printer (full dissassembly is necessary) and doing so is a VERY dirty job. i suggest contacting a repair center near you.

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Is saying parts have come to the end of their life service needed


Your waste ink tray is likely full. The machine has a small container with a felt-like pad in it to absorb ink that is expelled during cleaning cycles. It is telling you that it is full so that ink does not spill out and make a mess where the printer sits. You should either have it serviced or purchase a new printer. Purchasing a new printer is likely less expensive, but beware of which one you buy. We have had customers bring new Epson cartridges (Epson 97 series) to us and tell us that they only got 25 pages of printing out of the black.

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I have an Epson CX6400 which gives the message "Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation." Is there going to be a cheap way to see what is wrong and if...


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.

You can also reset the counters on the Epson to allow you to continue printing by downloading a service utility at the following link

http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

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WASTE INK ABSORBA FULL


Inkjet printers have a fibrous pad inside them that collects the waste ink from cleaning the print head. Over time, this pad fills up with ink and can no longer hold any more. When this occurs, the printer indicates a "waste ink tank full" error.

Replacing the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service facility can take care of for you. Once they are replaced, it'll be functional again.

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Its appear " The ink absorber is full. Contact the service center."


Inkjet printers have a fibrous pad inside them that collects the waste ink from cleaning the print head. Over time, this pad fills up with ink and can no longer hold any more. When this occurs, the printer indicates a "waste ink full" error.

Replacing the waste ink absorption pads is something an authorized canon service facility can take care of for you.

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Ink Pad Replacement Warning


you can try both the options if it works then well and good.

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EPSON STYLUS C43SX PRINTER


You need to reset the waste tank or the counter to resolve the problem.

If your C42 blinks both lights and displays a message to the effect that parts inside your printer have reached the end of their servicable life, then you probably need to clean the waste ink pads. These pads collect waste ink whenever the printer cleans it's heads. The printer counts how much ink it thinks is in the waste ink pads and refuses to print when they are full.

To verify whether this is the case, download the "SSC Service Utility" from http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml.

http://www.ianwillis.co.uk/c42/

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