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My epson rx650 ink pad replacement.

Hi my printer has stoped working im sure its inkpad chip, can i remove and wash them out? also can it be drained out of the tube into a bottle? how can i reset the chip? and also im using a continuous ink feed but every time it runs low it says not genuine ink, do you want to continue? so i press yes, is there a way to override this recognition chip?"

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Re: my epson rx650 ink pad replacement.

Epson have there reset's pretty locked up, Agents have to register to gain axcess rights to software program tool that resets purge counter (waste count rset) , there are 7 pads in these printers just felt blocks that suck up ink and the electronic counter. all colours are mixed in felt so no draining guess you could wash them out but it is the counter that will stop you, wont go till reset. I have seen some after market ink chip resets but dont know if they work.

Epson about 6 months ago sealed up their tec support download system, now we have to identify agent and rep who is downloading the "eagle" software that is the Epson adj software that allows adjustment and reset of waste ink counter.

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