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Epson cx5500 it says parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life in the status monitor

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  • louierona Mar 10, 2008

    can you please help me get the resetter software?

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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    parts inside your printer are at the end of its service life

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    Hi!!! Gud am… I have desame problem about myepson cx5500…Please HELP me regarding my problem about my cx5500 resetter… Can you plsssreply at once… Hope you can help me.,.. I geuss I can pay for that if you havea software resetter of cx5500… Thanks and more power…

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    printer are at the end of their service life in the status monitor

  • arjo_benjo Mar 24, 2009

    i reset my printer, and the blinking light is back to normal. means it ready to print. but i see error message "parts inside need replace"

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation. (Epson CX5500)

  • Renato Javier May 11, 2010

    I have a EPSON CX5500 resetter software that I got from a company that does CISS conversion.

    If you want to discuss, send me an e-mail at

    I am from MetroManila, Philippines

    Rene Javier



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I need some software for resetting epson cx 5500, please ?

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It needs to have it's waste ink pads replaced to prevent possible spillage. Not such a easy job, entails the entire machine to be disassembled, pads replaced, and it will also require a service reset (I believe that the cx5500 has not as yet had it's service software cracked). To be honest one is better off replacing it.

You would be quoted between Aus$100 to 150 bucks to repair it from a dealer.

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Actually there's available resetter already. i tried it and it works. Regarding Waste pads, just pull the waste ink hose out of your printer and just do something to hold the waste ink that will squirt out of it..

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SOURCE: epson cx5500

See if this works for you:

  1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer.
  2. Prepare your work area by putting scrap paper down. Have some spare, just incase. You may also require tissue paper. It is also recommended you use protective gloves as the ink will stain your skin for quite some time.
  3. Unscrew the screw at the back of the printer.
  4. There are two or three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.
  5. At the back of the unit you need to locate some white pads, or sponge type things, initially they will seem fine, but they will infact be full of ink. You need to grab a pair of pliers and pull them out one by one, there should be four, put them on your scrap paper.
  6. Take the scrap paper with the pads on to your sink, turn on the hot tap and hold each one under the tap using the pliers until the water runs clear. If you have protective gloves on it may be worth squeezing the water out also.
  7. It is recommended that once you have done this, you let them dry.
  8. Now return the pads back into the printer.
  9. Put the printer back together, (mind out for the paper alignment, and give it some force), not forgetting the screw at the back.
  10. Plug in the USB and power cable and turned it ON. (Yes the lights will still flash)
  11. Download and install the SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printers. (
  12. Select your printer and model number, then close the window.
  13. If it asks if you replaced with the pads; say “YES”. Then close the window.
  14. You will see a SSC Service Utilitiy icon (it looks like a printer) in the system tray (next to your click), and LEFT click.
  15. A menu will appear, from here you can click on “Protection counter” (its a red cross), then “reset protection counter”.
  16. Turn the printer power OFF, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back ON.
Additional troubleshooting…
If you have problems with paper feed, take it apart again, check everything is in place correctly, push things together tightly, and put it together again.
If you have trouble with print quality, open the lid, clean any ink residue, use the SSC Service Utilitiy to clean the heads.

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