Question about Epson PictureMate InkJet Photo Printer
After only using a new replacement cartridge slightly.. My Epson Picturemate 500 Deluxe is displaying and Error Code:P And is requesting a new ink cartridge. Is their a way to reset the chip on the current ink cartridge, so that it will recognize it as new and use the rest of the ink in it? Thank you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
use a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol to clean the electrial connections on the ink cartridge and more importantly the printer. after you clean them make sure to use a dry q-tip to wipe off the haze the alcohol will leave. if this does not work you can do a partial reset on the printer.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
Report this to Epson Support.
Remove all cartridges and switch the printer off
Reinsert and retry.
Download the Epson utility www.ssclg.com
and use it to Reset counters.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
Try to run the ink pad reset utility software.
Please log on to epson.com. The software runs on win xp and win vista.
Posted on May 03, 2009
Are you using genuine epson cartridges? Many generics simply dont work on the newer printers. Once the printer decides the cartridge is empty, it sends a signal to the chip and that's it. You might hear ink, but if the chip says empty you can't use it. It also has the annoying habit of doing this when there's still 10-15% of the ink left.
I use reusable cartridges from http://www.ccs-digital.com They hold 2/3 more ink and the chips automatically reset to full if you remove and re-insert the cartridge. Instead of replacing the entire cartridge when it's empty, you pop out an internal ink tank and replace just that. So you know the chip has already been recognized by your printer. The ink tanks cost under $3. I think these are a brilliant invention.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
there are actually three ink pads in this model, only one has a sensor and is monitored by an electronic counter. there is a long one located under the the print head as it is printing, and a small rectangular one located on the far right side of the printer and this is the one that gets used during cleaning, and it also helps to park the printhead when you turn the power off The biggest on is located on the very bottom of the plastic base of the printer. The pad you are speaking about is the rectangular one. The only way to reach this pad is to remove the upper assembly of the printer--which means you remove alot of screws the main circuit board, the plastic covers on the ends---5 quick connctors on the back of the mainboard and a total of 8 ribbon connectors--ALL CAN BE DONE WITH NO PSECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED!
A sensor WITHIN the main ink waste pad indicates when the pad is getting soaked. There is also an electronic "counter" which can be reset off of the mainboard, if you have the right software. The photomate 500 has a design limit of roughly 5200 pictures before this sponge gets all soaked up with ink. I have just been using qtips to soak up the ink. I cannot find parts **** as print heads, or inkpads to order online.
If you like, make a post here and I will share pictures I have taken (plus some pages from the service manual......
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
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