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Printer says servicable parts inside printer have reached end of life, I have changed ink cartridges but still says same

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Its the printer that doesn't want to print. You should reset it using a third party software utility. Its not connected with replacing ink cartridge. You should reset its counter back to zero. Its the way of checking its waste pad not to overflow.


Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • fougzki Apr 17, 2009

    This topic should help you more. Just key in " epson reset software" to your web browser search bar. The tutorial link should be the uppermost site.

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Service required error


It can be reasons like

Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.

Many of the printers ink cartridges have a sensor that allow the printer and the associated software know when to replace the printer ink cartridges (even when the cartridges have ink within them) and when the printer needs to be cleaned. In some cases you can bypass this message by following either of the below steps.

Use printer buttons to reset

Use the printer buttons to reset the printer by pressing and holding the "Stop", "Maintenance", and "Power" buttons all at the same time.

If you need any technical help on printer then you can reach at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

Feb 26, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Reset Epson printer ink counter and ink cartridge


Two ways to reset your EPSON printer ink counter, ink cartridge, protection counter and more.

A. SSC Service Utility For EPSON Stylus Printers

This utility allows you to do many amazing things with your EPSON printers:
  • Work directly with CSIC in EPSON Stylus printers cartridges.
  • Reset or rewrite any chip using special add on device.
  • Freeze internal ink counters.
  • Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges.
  • Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all EPSON ink jet printers, powerful cleaning mode.
  • Hot swapping of cartridges supported.
  • Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full).
  • More then 100 different EPSON printers supported.
This program helps people with high printing demands to save money (program works with both black and color cartridges). The software works under Windows 95/98/ME/2K2/XP with both the LPT and USB printers.

Click here for the SSC Service Utility for EPSON Stylus Printers


B. Using the EPSON Ink Pad Reset Utility

"Parts Inside Your Printer Has Reached The End Of Its Service Life"

Generally, this error message is caused by the malfunction of non user-replaceable parts within your printer. If your product is displaying the "End Of Life Service" message, please view and complete the required information from the link below to proceed.

Click here for the EPSON Ink Pad Reset Utility

on Jan 26, 2009 | Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

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Service required


This error occurs when your printer thinks the ink absorber in the bottom of your printer is saturated with ink. It can be reset pretty easily with a free utility.

I have written a short article and made a video guide on this very message. they can be found here: http://www.refreshcartridges.co.uk/igloo/clearing-parts-inside-the-printer-have-reached-the-end-of-their-service-life-on-epson-printers/

Hope this helps.

Dec 27, 2012 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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Its an R230and it says: Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.


parts inside your printer indicates that you need to change the ink pad of your printer. for every epson printer they have a cycle of i think around 100,000 revolutions in the gears and then when it reaches its peak it automatically shuts down on the firmware thus indicating parts inside your printer is at the end of its service life... but it can be resetted back to its state by downloading the Ink Pad Reset counter.

you can download the INK PAD RESET COUNTER through this link http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml..... install it then i suggest using the icon which will appear on the lower right hand side.

it represents a small printer. the link will instruct you on how to use it... have fun.

if it does not work then another mechanical issue might have occurred....

Jun 30, 2011 | Epson STYLUS R230 InkJet Photo Printer

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Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. See your printer documentation. _ Epson R200 printer.


Regarding the Epson Artisan 800, I must thank FixYa and ask that the search for a solution be discontinued.Yesterday, I had an unfortunate accident while trying to unclog the print head which had been printing poorly over the last three months. I used a syringe to force a solvent solution through the clogged head. To my utter surprise the supply line exploded with a loud "POP" meanwhile spraying ink all over the place. At this point it was clear that it was pointless trying to redeem the old Artisan 800. Thank you FixYa. Henry.

Feb 27, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo R200 InkJet Printer

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


Q: What should I do if my printer driver displays the message parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life?

A: See the Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility page.

Epson Ink Pads Reset Utility

If your product is displaying an end of life service message, please view and complete the required information below to proceed.

Please explain the message I am getting in my printer driver that says parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life.

Like so many other products, all Epson consumer ink jet products have a finite life span due to component wear during normal use. At some point, the product will reach a condition where either satisfactory print quality cannot be maintained or components have reached the end of their usable life. This is the normal product life cycle for highly mechanical devices like printers. This message is a warning that certain parts have reached the end of their usable life and that your printer will no longer work until it is serviced.

What parts are we talking about?

The message refers to the ink pads, which are actually a number of porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink that is not used on printed pages. Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs. Most users will not receive this message before the printer is replaced for other reasons. Some high volume users or those who use the printer for many years may receive this message about ink pads before other components reach the end of their usable life.

Why does my printer stop functioning when I get the message?

Epson is committed to ensuring the proper operation of all our devices to minimize the risks of property damage or personal injury during the lifespan of the product. The printers are designed to stop operating at the point where further use without replacing the ink pads could create risks of property damage from ink spills or safety issues related to excess ink contacting an electrical component.

Is there anything I can do to continue using my printer?

Epson recommends replacing the printer, but if you want to continue using it, Epson recommends having the printer serviced at an Epson Customer Care Center. You may also be able to have the ink pads replaced by an independent service provider and use the Ink Pad Reset Utility to reset the Ink Pad Counter to continue using the printer. Please note that replacement of ink pads is relatively expensive and may not be a good investment for lower cost printers because the printers' other components also may be near the end of usable life. Epson does not recommend ink pad replacement by users without technical training or resetting the Ink Pad Counter without replacing the ink pads.

Note: This utility is for Windows XP and Vista operating systems only. We hope to develop an option for Mac users as well; however, we do not have an ETA or the OS requirement at this time.
To download this utility, please complete all fields below, select the agreement check-box and click Download. Required fields are noted with an asterisk(*). Some models may require you to be redirected to another website to finalize the process.

Go here to complete the agreement and download the utility:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

Dec 09, 2010 | Epson Stylus 1400 InkJet Photo Printer

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Parts inside end life


Q: What should I do if my printer driver displays the message parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life?

A: See the Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility page.
Epson Ink Pads Reset Utility

If your product is displaying an end of life service message, please view and complete the required information below to proceed.

Please explain the message I am getting in my printer driver that says parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life.

Like so many other products, all Epson consumer ink jet products have a finite life span due to component wear during normal use. At some point, the product will reach a condition where either satisfactory print quality cannot be maintained or components have reached the end of their usable life. This is the normal product life cycle for highly mechanical devices like printers. This message is a warning that certain parts have reached the end of their usable life and that your printer will no longer work until it is serviced.

What parts are we talking about?

The message refers to the ink pads, which are actually a number of porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink that is not used on printed pages. Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs. Most users will not receive this message before the printer is replaced for other reasons. Some high volume users or those who use the printer for many years may receive this message about ink pads before other components reach the end of their usable life.

Why does my printer stop functioning when I get the message?

Epson is committed to ensuring the proper operation of all our devices to minimize the risks of property damage or personal injury during the lifespan of the product. The printers are designed to stop operating at the point where further use without replacing the ink pads could create risks of property damage from ink spills or safety issues related to excess ink contacting an electrical component
.
Is there anything I can do to continue using my printer?

Epson recommends replacing the printer, but if you want to continue using it, Epson recommends having the printer serviced at an Epson Customer Care Center. You may also be able to have the ink pads replaced by an independent service provider and use the Ink Pad Reset Utility to reset the Ink Pad Counter to continue using the printer. Please note that replacement of ink pads is relatively expensive and may not be a good investment for lower cost printers because the printers' other components also may be near the end of usable life. Epson does not recommend ink pad replacement by users without technical training or resetting the Ink Pad Counter without replacing the ink pads.


Note: This utility is for Windows XP and Vista operating systems only. We hope to develop an option for Mac users as well; however, we do not have an ETA or the OS requirement at this time.
To download this utility, please complete all fields below, select the agreement check-box and click Download. Required fields are noted with an asterisk(*). Some models may require you to be redirected to another website to finalize the process.


Go to this link to complete the agreement to recieve the Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility.
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

Trust this is helpful. :)

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Service required error


Try unplugging it for an hour first.
Thanks,
Lee

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Epson printer -parts at their end of life!


get a new printer...it will probably be cheaper and easier than trying to fix it

hope this helps

Apr 12, 2008 | Epson Stylus C46 InkJet Printer

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EPSON STYLUS C43SX PRINTER


You need to reset the waste tank or the counter to resolve the problem.

If your C42 blinks both lights and displays a message to the effect that parts inside your printer have reached the end of their servicable life, then you probably need to clean the waste ink pads. These pads collect waste ink whenever the printer cleans it's heads. The printer counts how much ink it thinks is in the waste ink pads and refuses to print when they are full.

To verify whether this is the case, download the "SSC Service Utility" from http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml.

http://www.ianwillis.co.uk/c42/

Mar 26, 2008 | Epson Stylus C43SX InkJet Printer

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