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Can anyone help me with a Code:P on a Epson PrinterMate Deluxe 500 with a Print Pack T5570? OK so while trying to clean the print heads many times it gives me a Code:P and says to replace the cartridge. The print cartridge is new. Now this has happened to me twice. What a waste of print cartridge. So I think there is a count on the number of times you can clean the print head before it stops you from using the print cartridge. I have also called Epson and they informed me that I am out of warranty and there is no fix for this issue. Is there a program out there that can fix this? I really love this printer and am not ready to send it to an authorized dealer. Please help.
Help with a Code:P on a Epson PrinterMate Deluxe 500 with a Print Pack T5570.
I have two Epsons one Epson PrinterMate Deluxe 500 and one Stylus Photo 2200. I refill the ink cartridge myself so I also have a chip reset tool. Back to the code:P problem on the Epson PrinterMate, The printer is not moved and plugged in all the time. I had just put a new genuine Epson T557 ink cartridge in the printer and printed a dozen or so prints, then shut it down. The next day I came back to the printer, turned it on and I got Code:P and says to replace the cartridge. I spent hours on the web looking for a solution with no look. How I got to my solution is too long a story to tell. I gently removed the chip from the cartridge and used my chip reset tool on it. I put the chip back in the cartridge with tape and in the printer with no errors. Looks to me like a problem in some of the cartridge chips, not the printer. After 10 years it's still working, knock on wood.
Posted on Mar 05, 2015
My main thought is why do you need to clean the print head so much, because on nearly all Epson machines I have come across actually use up ink during the cleaning process and if you clean the head too often you empty the cartridges, which are not exactly huge capacity in the first place, very quickly. The circuit board/chip on the cartridge records the amount of ink used, and a lot of cleaning may run one of the colours out. I give below a link to the Epson site which has a number of links about your printer which may help. I found the Product Information Guide quite good, especially the last few pages which referred to the head cleaning.
Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition Compact Photo Printer
I have also found the following company very good for inks, both original and compatible. (Having seen the price of Epson original cartridges I'm not surprised you are a little miffed about their lack of longevity!!!
Epson PictureMate Ink Cartridges Genuine Compatible
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't know how to remove the print head but if you want to clean it - check for mr.musculo solution from any market near you. Leave the print head in this solution (warmed at about 35 celsius) for several up to 24 hours.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
I had the same problem. It is most likely that your print head nozzles are clogged. Your choices are to attempt to manually clean them, or order a new print head from Canon.
Attempt the manual cleaning at your own risk, this doesn't always work. When it does not work, it means your print head is damaged.
To maually clean the print head. Printer cover up (so you can get to the cartridges and print head). Turn the Printer Off. Remove all the cartridges (I put each cartridge in a separate zip lock bag). Then flip up the lever and remove the print head.
Now heat (don't boil) distilled water (Iused a good sized cook pan and a plastic measuring cup to pour the water). Find a container you can soak the print head in (I used a deep alluminum baking pan). Pour the hot (not boiling) distilled water over the print head molding where the cartridges seat down (hold the printhead over your diposable alluminum pan). Then dunk the molded print head part into the pan numerous times. When the water gets dark change it (be carefuill not to stain the sink). Then slowly pour the hot distilled over the print head (opposite side from where the cartidges seat in). Eventually no ink will be in the water. Set the print head on a dry paper towel, and let it dry for 24 hours or longer. Reinstall the print head, then the catridges. If it worked, your true colors will return. It make take up to 15-20 photos to get all the ink catridges flowing-be patient. You can also just wait 24 hours after re-installing the cartridges, and hopefully it will take less photos to see the correct color match.
Never keep printing when a cartridge is low or out.
Print a few prints every week. Not printing for weeks causes the printheead and the ink flow to clog!
Good luck. I just recovered my S820 and my i900D using the above cleaning method. Like everything else, your mileage may vary! It cost me $1.29 for distilled water and about an hours worth of time!
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
It might be caused by waste ink at bottom plate around head sprayer. For some CISS (bottle) design, ink will flow to head, and then flow to pad, when printer off. So, you must close respiratory hole at bottle when printer is not used. For cleaning, turn off printer (unplug power) when head is not in parking position. Move head to center. Put wet tissue (with cleaner or hot water) at top of pad (at head cleaning mechanics). Move head to parking position. So bottom plate contact with tissue. Wait for 10 minutes, repeat 3 times. Check nozzle.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?
ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.
In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.
These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.
I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.
That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.
So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......
I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .
IF YOU ARE USING GENERIC CARTRIDGES, MAYBE IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU DISABLE THE INK MONITOR.
This is the only advice I can give you.
The next step would be to disassemble the Epson, and clean the Pads/Heads. Click on link below.:
I located a page on http://www.fixyourownprinter.com forum, which had plenty of details about similar issues.
If you find this helpful, pls rate me.
Thanks and Good Luck :0)
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
SOURCE: I have an Epson Stylus
You seem to have over done. Anyway, now do as I suggest:-
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
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