Question about Epson PictureMate 500 InkJet Photo Printer
My picturemate 500 is stating that it needs a new replacement ink pad as it is saturated, am not sure of the correct part number or the correct name for the item i need to find any help would be appreciated thank you
There are actually three ink pads in this model, only one has a sensor and is monitored by an electronic counter. there is a long one located under the the print head as it is printing, and a small rectangular one located on the far right side of the printer and this is the one that gets used during cleaning, and it also helps to park the printhead when you turn the power off The biggest on is located on the very bottom of the plastic base of the printer. The pad you are speaking about is the rectangular one. The only way to reach this pad is to remove the upper assembly of the printer--which means you remove alot of screws the main circuit board, the plastic covers on the ends---5 quick connctors on the back of the mainboard and a total of 8 ribbon connectors--ALL CAN BE DONE WITH NO PSECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED!
A sensor WITHIN the main ink waste pad indicates when the pad is getting soaked. There is also an electronic "counter" which can be reset off of the mainboard, if you have the right software. The photomate 500 has a design limit of roughly 5200 pictures before this sponge gets all soaked up with ink. I have just been using qtips to soak up the ink. I cannot find parts **** as print heads, or inkpads to order online.
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Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Pls try to check it through the web site www.epson.com
just type in the model of your picturemate and you will see all the details that you need
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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