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Can any one tell me where the chip is located in the epson c66

I have cleaned ink pads and will be using overlfow thank the sscutility say to take out the chip befor resetting the couonter but i don't kow where it is lacated and how to use the utily i have downloaded the sscutilty and now need help to reset the counter

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The counter you need to reset using the ssc utility is the "Protection Counter". Once you have reset this, turn the printer off and back on and it will be working again.

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    Gerry Millward Mar 17, 2009

    I'm pleased to be of help. Would you rate my solution please - thanks.

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This message indicates that your waste ink pads are full and require replacing. Replacement is costly, messy and requires the printer to be taken completely apart. Most often the counter has "jumped" to the end of life number, this especially happens where 3rd party or refilled inks have been used. If you believe this to be the case and there is no sign of ink leakage and the pads look fairly clean then you can just reset the counter using special software called the SSC utility. See these sites:
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http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

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