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Changing waste pads

Thanks to MrDave who helped me get my 6600 back running again! You also suggested now to change the waste pads. Where do I get new ones and how do I do this change?
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Changing waste ink pads is a messy job, and printer dependent not an easy one. You'll have to strip the printer to the point where you can remove the waste ink pads (usually right at the bottom of the printer). At this point you may as well also cleaning out the head cleaning pump. You can either purchase new waste ink pads, wash out old ones or cut up sanitary pads...

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Try this rescue kit that includes everything you need to do the job, including how to clean the old pads instead of buying new ones.

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2379162-Documents-eBooks-Technical

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The symptoms point to some kind of contamination between the cyan and yellow. Most likely is that the yellow nozzles are picking up a small amount of cyan in the cleaning/resting pad when the printer is waiting to print... it's also possible the printhead has started failing and is allowing ink to mix somewhere before the nozzles...

The former is more likely however, especially if you are able to print a few pages of yellow where the greenish tint/lines fade out to become pure yellow.. but then re-appear after the printhead has rested.


Causes of this problem tend to be a backed up waste ink tube or failed pump.. Again it's more likely the former, especially if you've been resetting the waste ink counter and ignoring pad replacement or redirection of the waste ink.

Simplest solution is to locate the waste ink tube (accessible via the access hatch in the back of the printer) and then flush the tube through using a syringe of warm water (don't use excess pressure). Then fit an external waste tank so that the pad ink doesn't back up again (and solve the waste ink issue at the same time).

Obviously if the printhead or waste pump are failing then you have no other options beyond a new printhead, reconditioned model or new printer.

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This message 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:

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

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. Check the current count value - if it is greater than the limit shown it will confirm this is your problem. 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 with a new comment to that effect, and I will provide further help. It is a pretty simple job once someone explains how to get the case apart!

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http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

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. Check the current count value - if it is greater than the limit shown it will confirm this is your problem. 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!

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The R2400 is quite an expensive printer and changing the pads would likely knock the printhead out of gross alignment so if you really must change the pads then I'd recommend getting it done at a service center (much as it pains me to suggest it).

The only time it's really essential to get the pads changed though is if you do a lot of borderless printing as this dumps ink straight to the pads and bypasses the popular external waste ink tank modification.

My recommendation would be to consider getting the printer serviced this once and then immediately install an external waste ink system to your printer and use the SSC or A10-IPR utility from Epson to reset the waste ink counter from there on in.

All the info you need is available via this link

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It is presumed the 6 posts in this problem are all from the same person. If one (or more) isn't, and my response below doesn't help, would you you start a new separate post on your particular problem.

A solitary blinking red light means that the ink level in one of your cartridges is low, but printing can continue normally until the ink runs out, at which point the red light becomes permanently on. You must now change the ink cartridge before the print will work again.

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Hi Ikarp9090

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http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml

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If this solution helps you, please rate it; if it doesn't, please provide further information by posting a new comment.

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with the printer on press & hold both the small red button ( far right ) and the green, colour copy button. Whilst still holding press the power button wait till the unit powers off. Press the power button again, shortly after the unit powers on, the lights flash, let go of the two buttons your holding. The screen shoul dnow say "Init EEPROM" if it doesn't repeat procedure till it does. Now press the green colour copy button once, screen should now say "Push power sw" Press and hold the power button, the unit will power off and on again, now release the power button and your printer should be working again. Now you should change your waste pads......

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