Question about Epson WorkForce WF-3620 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The waste ink collector pads are getting full and this is a protection indicator.
Either get the machine serviced or it may be cheaper to replace it-[depending where you live]
There are tricks to keep the machine going- but eventually the you will get ink leaking all over the place.
Take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
It sounds like your printer has reached what is often called the "service required" stage...
To solve this you need to handle two things.
1. Get the printer protection counter (or waste-ink as it's sometimes called) reset.
2. Replace the waste ink pads OR redirect your waste ink flow to an external tank
It's important to note that Epson will encourage you to do a waste pad replacement through one of their service centers, but if you're out of warranty this will cost a significant amount of money (approx: $100 - 200)
To solve these as a DIY you can do the following:
1. Resetting the counter...
Get a resetter, either the SSC utility (google: epson SSC utility) or the IPR utility that Epson have now made available via their website here
The latter is only available to North American printer owners so the SSC is a safer bet.
2. Redirecting waste ink to an external container.
This is something I'd heartily recommend instead of trying to change the waste pads yourself... It's simple enough to do and a little googling using keywords "Epson R2400 waste ink tank" should get you all the info you need.
There are simple kits available that offer everything you need or you can easily go for a DIY with bits you have to hand.
Hope that helps...
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
If the red light is flashing by itself, it means the printer thinks a cartridge is low on ink. Have a look at what the Status Monitor thinks (right click the printer Icon in the bottom Right-Hand corner and select Ink Monitor). This will show which cartridge it is. If it's the new colour cartridge, it means the cartridge is faulty (then replace it), or it is a refilled cartridge that hasn't had it's chip reset to "full". For this you will need a chip resetter, available on E-Bay very cheaply. If it's the black cartridge then replace it.
If both green and red lights are flashing, it usually means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink "protection" counter has exceeded its limit. You can restore your printer to a working condition immediately by using the SSC utility - download from:
Install it, and double click the ssc printer icon in the bottom right corner (System Tray). Choose Configuration and set your printer type (C4x), then close the ssc window. Now right click the ssc icon in the sytem tray and choose Protection Counter. You should see that the current count is above the limit; then choose reset to set it to zero. You will need to fib about having changed the waste ink pads! Turn the printer off then back on again. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.
However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer.
If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help. It is a pretty simple job once someone explains how to get the case apart!
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Include the printer. Press and hold the buttons STOP, MANITENANCE ("drop") and POWER whereupon switch off feeding.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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