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Message:"elements in your printer are in end-of-life"

Printer is no longer working.

I still have 6 ink cartridges, color and black, for EPSON CX1500v

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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:
http://indoreset.blogspot.com/ (watch out for pop-ups on this one),
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html
More information about this issue and the "official" Epson resetter is available from the Epson web
site, please read this link:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

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