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Need replacement waste ink pad

Had removed the felt waste ink pad, cleaned and had it drying to put it back in the printer. Got thrown out with the paper towel by mistake.
Oops.

Anyone know where I can order new felt waste ink pad for the epson stylus photo 925 ?

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  • roco2 Mar 05, 2009

    The small pad that goes where the cartridge carriage parks. Where the printhead sits on top of it. It is about 1/2" wide by 1" long.



    I don't believe tissue paper will work for that.



    Anyone know where to purchase one of these??

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Hi...

so bye bye waste pad... can't find any replacements but this is my recommendation for you a waste tank... It's what I did on my 2 Epson Printers... Click the link to get the idea...
waste tank

Or you can use some tissue papers to replace what was thrown away.

Happy Fixya...

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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I just changed the black ink and now I have small black blotches on any paper that I print out.


This can happen due the printer automatically running a cleaning cycle when any new cartridge is installed, to ensure the ink is properly run into the printhead down to the nozzles. In the main, what happens is the ink that is used during such cleans goes into the Waste Pad but sits on top if the pad is fairly soaked with ink from past cleans and is thus transferred on to the underside of the printhead - thus to get smudged on to the print paper. Ideally, fit a Waste Ink Bottle (search on youtube.com for your printer model and for the Waste Ink Bottle installation - some dealers of ink cartridges offer packs with full instructions but is generally easy and cheap to DIY). All you need is some tubing to fit on the waste ink drain tubing (normally inside the RH side .- where the printhead parks between uses - the youtube video for your model will show how to easily remove the end panel and fit the tubing) and then to put the end of the replacement tubing into a small glass (not plastic as can be easily tipped over - glass is better as heavier) so any waste ink is drained from the felt waste pads under where the nozzles park. Meantime, put the printhead into the Change Cartridge position, then unplug the power lead - NOT turn printer off as that simply parks the head again. With the head in the CC position and power off, you can freely move the whole printhead with its cartridges to the left - then make a decent pad of kitchen paper and find the felt waste pad down on the RH end and press to soak away the surplus ink. Repeat several times until most ink has gone. There is then none to get back on to the nozzle area again and you should be free of the blotching. A small torch will help to see inside the printer. There is sure to be at least one youtube video for your printer on fitting the drain system but if not - try several print cartridge suppliers (not generally the sell-only eBay ones so search using google for main dealers)

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You can follow the given steps:

  • Open the top of the printer.
  • Locate the waste ink absorber pad on the right side of the inside of the printer. Grasp the pad and pull up to remove.
  • Clean the waste ink absorber compartment with a tissue or cloth.
  • Take the waste ink absorber pad to a sink. Run warm water over the pad and wring it out to clean it. Wring the excess water out when done cleaning.
  • Set the waste ink absorber pad on a dry paper towel or clean cloth to dry.
  • When the pad is dry, place it back into it's compartment in the printer.
  • Close the top of the printer.
  • Press and hold the "Resume" button on the printer. Press and hold the "Power" button while holding down "Resume."
  • Release the "Resume" button. Press "Resume" twice. The indicator light will turn amber followed by green.
  • Release the "Power" button.
  • Press the "Resume" button four times.
  • Press the "Power" button. The error code is now reset.


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How can I change the foam pad that absorbes ink? What part is that called?


Hello

Its better to just remove them clean them up and replace it in the printer, because usually some printers require a reset code to re-set the waste ink counter. If the counter is not re-set there will come a time when then printer will refuse to print.

Here is how to clean your waste ink absorber;

Open the printer and locate the waste ink absorber near the ink cartridge.

Remove the absorber pad and hold it in cold water while squeezing the ink out. It would be wise to wear gloves while doing this, because the ink in the pad will leave stains.

Use paper towels to dry the waste ink absorber pad. Let it dry completely before installing it back in the printer.

Reinstall the ink pad into the printer and run a test page to make sure it works.

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The waste ink absorber is fll. Can I get one and exchange it?


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1st Option


1 Unplug power cord

2 Press and hold power button

3 Plug in power cord and switch on power - still holding power

button

4 Still holding power button press resume button 8 times

5 Release power button

6 Press power button to turn on


2nd Option


1 Turn off printer and disconnect power cable

2 Press and hold power button, reconnect power cable and switch power on

3 The indicator (LED) should be GREEN

4 Press and release resume button, still holding power button, the indicator (LED) should be ORANGE

5 Press and release resume button again, still holding power button, the indicator (LED) should be GREEN

6 Release power button

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Error message states ink absober full


The problem occures when the printer used for long period. The printer giving an error message for Waste Ink Tank Full. While it blinking it LED, you cannot operate the printer.
A. There are two small pads inside rubber boots under the head.
Cleaning these is easy, but does NOT affect the error message. They don't get very dirty anyway. The ink that goes through these is pumped down into the waste absorber through two plastic tubes by a pump mechanism.

Cleaning the waste ink pads.
1) Open the front cover and power-ON, when the catridge come out from where it hiding, quickly unplug the power cord.

2) Use a tissue (preferred toilet tissue) to **** out the excessive ink in the waste ink tank in where the catridge hide. After you satisfy, close the front cover.


B. The "Waste Ink Absorber" which we get told is full when the printer stops consists of several pads of highly absorbent material underneath the printing mechanism. They are white when new and get filled with excess ink over time. This is where the two plastic pipes lead down to. You have to perform a reset procedure to stop the error message and make the printer print again. Reset the waste ink counter like this:

1. Unplug POWER and USB cables.
2. PRESS and HOLD the POWER button...
3. While holding the POWER button pressed, Connect the POWER cable (plug in the power cord).

The power light will be in orange/yellow. (This is mean it is in service mode).
Keep pressing the ON button, press the RESUME button 4 times. (The light change every time you press it.)


3. Release both buttons and restart the printer.
4. Power ON your printer as usual (It should not blink anymore)


C. If you are concerned that the absorbent pads might overflow (and they WILL, one day, if you reset it several times without cleaning them), you will want to clean and refit them. To do this, you need to strip down the printer, remove the pads and clean them, refit the pads, and rebuild the printer. This is really quite tricky, as there are clips to undo, lots of springs to put back in the right places at the end, a couple of little plugs to remove and put back, and an optical strip and wheel which can get damaged. Even getting the pads back in is slightly awkward. Many other inkjet printers have similar pads and a similar procedure is needed to clean the pads and reset them. You may want to get someone who is keen on rebuilding gadgets to do the rebuilding - it's awkward and easy to get wrong. It usually leaves the printer unusable when it goes wrong, because it can't detect the paper or can't feed it through.
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Taking the sides off you can unsnap plastic clips to remove the top half of the printer cover. Following the silicone tubes... they run into a white plastic pump that sucks the ink that falls onto the pickup screens and dumps it onto numerous felt absorber strips under the pump mechanism.
To clean or change the absorber felts you must first remove the Pump mechanism which is held on by 2 screws so that you have access to the felt absorber pieces.
If cleaning the pads... run clean water over each piece of felt until the water runs clear. Then place them on an absorbant surface (paper towels.. newspaper etc.) and let them fully dry.
Then reassemble the whole thing in the reverse order.


Hope this helps.

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Photo walk through here shows how to access waste pads

http://www.inkrepublic.com/KnowledgeBase/R260WasteInk.asp?C=0

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Its been giving warning messages that internal parts are nearing the end of their useful life. Now it won't print. Is there anything I can do?


SOME THEORY

The printer has a waste ink pad, which basically is a plastic container with felt in it. When the printer cleans the heads, either as commanded by you, or initially before printing, it spits out some ink into this pad. The printer remembers an approximate count of ink that has gone into the pad in a "protection counter", and signals when the counter reaches a predefined limit.

Of course, this pad has a limited capacity. Theoretically, you should take your printer to a service workshop for waste pad replacement and resetting of the counter - the printer is designed not to let the waste ink overflow and leak under the printer.
Of course the limit is set with a safety margin, for a worst-case scenario, when you "pour" ink constantly and it has no time to dry.

SOLUTION

If you want to be completely inline with manufacturer's specifications, and especially if the printer is still under warranty, you should contact EPSON service to do the right thing.

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If you want to give it a try, go to this webpage to download the software (TIP: DON'T be tempted to change any other settings, as you may render your printer useless):
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

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Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.


SOME THEORY

The printer has a waste ink pad, which basically is a plastic container with felt in it. When the printer cleans the heads, either as commanded by you, or initially before printing, it spits out some ink into this pad. The printer remembers an approximate count of ink that has gone into the pad in a "protection counter", and signals when the counter reaches a predefined limit.

Of course, this pad has a limited capacity. Theoretically, you should take your printer to a service workshop for waste pad replacement and resetting of the counter - the printer is designed not to let the waste ink overflow and leak under the printer.
Of course the limit is set with a safety margin, for a worst-case scenario, when you "pour" ink constantly and it has no time to dry.

SOLUTION

If you want to be completely inline with manufacturer's specifications, and especially if the printer is still under warranty, you should contact EPSON service to do the right thing.

If however you want to live on the edge, you can download a special utility to reset the protection counter, replacing the felt or cleaning it yourself, or - if you are even more adventurous - without replacing the pad altogether, counting on the fact, that the waste ink dries out all the time and in practice the pad should accept twice as much as the producer assumed - but don't place your printer on that antique table or sofa afterwards...
If you want to give it a try, go to this webpage to download the software (TIP: DON'T be tempted to change any other settings, as you may render your printer useless):
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

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How do you remove the waste ink absorber pads?


all above suggestion and solution are okey/
After opening printer best way to clean it that your hand not getting dirty wear rubberize gloves take some old injectable cyrin, suck it put into container with fine screen filter/ nothing left ink ,injection cyrin connot suck anymore .replace the pad if available or clean it /soak w/detergent wash and dry..

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