Question about Epson Stylus CX4600 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I replaced the ink cartridge with a refill one which has ink leakage. I know the Epson CX4600 printer's parts are okay but a lot of ink dropped into the printer and caused the control panel LED to flash and the computer says the printer part is end life and need to call service to repair. I replaced four new ink cartridge and cleared the printer moving parts but the error message did not go away and the printer still does not work. Can you tell me how to reset the printer to remove the error message in the control panel and let it work again? Thanks, jdw
Go to the Epson website and download the reset program and run it.
They will have a disclaimer telling you that the ink pad MUST be replaced by a trained tech, or the ink will overflow and short out electrical parts. I have had my printer for over 5 years and most of my ink goes into the ink pad as I dont use it much and most of the time at least one of the print heads is clogged, my pad was no where near overflowing. I soaked up as much as I could with tissues.
If you move the catridges to the left and look down you will see the ink pad. Use rubber gloves, it is very messy
This is a utility to manage your ink. Gives an accurate count of how many ink shot are left in each cartridge. The print told me I need a new magenta but this program says I have 13% left. It also has sepparate routines for cleaning the black and color (unfortunately not individual cartridges)
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
I had the same problem, and i did not find the actual solution here.. the problem is just an old waste ink pad. if you move the thing that holds all of your ink cartridge, you should see a blue ink bad. replace that or get a bunch of tissue and qtips to dry it up by pressing on it (your hands will get very dirty). then you need to download a software to reset the value of your "protection counter." i got the solution from here:
once you install the software, just close it (it will actually minimize it to your task bar). then right click it >> protection counter >> reset protection counter. if u want, you can even check your current value. i had 39000/36000, which is why i keep getting that error "E" or end of life. once you reset the counter, just turn off your printer, and turn it back on. it'll work like it is brand new.
HOWEVER, if you did not replace your pad, you wanna clean that thing as much as you can and as frequent because even though the value will be reset to 0, once you print that value will jump to maybe 20000 depending on how well u cleaned it. then you will have to go through the process of resetting it again (which is no big deal). hope this helped
Posted on May 04, 2008
Using refills has almost certainly filled up your waste pads - apart from messing up the electronics - so you will need to replace thse before it works again. Mick
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
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