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Cant reset the counter

Im getting the message below pop up when i try to print anything, i have tried to use ssc programme but it deosnt support the r265

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

any ideas?

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What you mentioned could be an ink clog if your Epson has not been used for a while?

If so you may need to get a print head cleaning Kit like Magic Inkjet Flush which you can find on (Ebay)

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> at no cost.
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