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Dirty Waste Ink Pads (Epson Stylus R285)

How do I remove and clean the waste ink pads in my printer?

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There is no easy way to remove and replace the waste pads on this model (or any built around the same time) as the waste pads were never placed or designed to be user-replaceable.

It's much easier to simply install an external waste ink kit which is easy enough to do...

More than a few resources exist that cover this including this:
http://www.octoink.co.uk/_video/p50/

Resolving the physical waste ink issue is only part of the equation though so you do still need to consider how to reset the waste ink counter as this is required to clear the "Service required" error displayed when the pads are deemed to be "full".

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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Remove to top cover and replace the ink pad with a new one. You can get these pads from a place called pudsey computers www.pudseycomputers.co.uk

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Normally your remedy is to replace the "Waste Ink Pad/Pads" with a new one/ones and then reset the "Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter". The waste ink pads are normally housed in a black plastic box. They are located in the bottom of the printer, towards the front, just under where the paper starts to exit. You would have to remove the "Top Cover Assembly" to be able to get to the screw or screws that hold that assembly in place. If you cannot figure out how to remove the waste ink pad holder assembly [plastic box], you may need a service manual, for the removal procedure.


Also Replace the following parts and reset the counters as described below:
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Also check the end article at this given link for the resolution of the problem:-


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EPSON-STYLUS-DX7450-reset-Waste-ink-pad-Error-CX7450-/330584150358


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


Most likely the waste ink counter has reached its programmed limit. You can replace or clean the waste ink pads. You need to disassemble the printer from the top; the waste ink pads absorb the ink during cleaning cycles and when you do edge-to-edge printing. Have plenty of newspaper or other material to keep the excess ink from spreading. Remove the pads, blot off most of the ink and then hold them under running water until it stays clear. Blot the excess ink from the area where the pads rest as well. Dry the pads (you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process). Then reassemble the printer. If you want to replace the pads, contact Epson Service.

Fill out the form here: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp?cookies=no&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes and get the Ink Pad Reset utility. You will need to provide your printer's serial number. Run the reset program (Windows computer).

Please note that the programmed timing on the waste ink is based on the expected life of the printer. You may have additional failures with the printer in the near future.

I hope this helps.

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