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Like above solution was taken from 2manuals.com site - there is now new solution to reset the Epson waste ink counters - Reset Utility for waste inks counters - WIC Reset Utility. Sopports all inkjet Epson printers.
Download it here - http://www.2manuals.com/WIC/WICReset.zip
You can download and check the Waste Ink Counters free.
Posted on Jun 29, 2011
We found this procedure to work for the Stylus Photo 1270 type
understand that it also works for the 870 range and even earlier models
Stylus Color 740. The error is indicated on these printers by all four
the printer flashing. Even if you press the power switch on the printer,
lights continue to flash, and the printer does not turn off!
This programs can be used to reset a number of counters in the printer, etc. Please note that CIS users should probably steer clear of any resetting of cartridge ink levels in the printer, and you will probably need to look for the ‘Protection Counter’. Due to the risks of resetting this protection counter, it may be preferable to use the software once to reset the counter, then uninstall it so you do not inadvertently reset the counter more than once.
According to it’s own readouts, it did reset the ‘protection’ counter... but pretty much did so of it’s own accord. It then seemed to interfere with printing! However, the access to advanced cleaning function control etc looks useful. Nevertheless - use with caution as per the notes above!
Reset Error Light Conditions Summary OK - so whilst we have heard this resolves the problem, it may not do so for you, and whilst we have heard that the ink-pad error is most likely way before the ink pads are actually full, we think it will be OK. However, you should be aware that IF your ink pads were full then resetting the counter on the printer without replacing the pads could ultimately cause damage to your printer and surrounding areas as inks starts to pool inside the printer base and potentially leak out. We suspect that this will not happen for the vast majority of people, but it is certainly possible. We have now heard of this occurring for a couple of people.
Instructing you how to dismantle the printer to examine the waste ink pads is currently outside the scope of our support assistance (though we have done this task ourselves with minimum fuss). You may like to refer to our Service Manuals page and Spares Printers Parts UNICOMP site.
Reset waste ink counter by adjustment program
Since your printer consumes ink not only for printing but also for other operations like cleaning, a certain amount of ink is wasted and it is collected by the waste ink pad. Therefore, the printer counts the amount of waste ink.
Once the amount of waste ink reaches the predefined limit, the printer indicates "MAINTENANCE REQUEST" and the waste ink pad should be replaced. Also, you must reset the maintenance error condition and the waste ink counter value stored in EEPROM on the mainbord of the printer.
The adjustment program enables you to perform maintenance and adjustment functions such as:
Warning: misuse of a program may damage printer's EEPROM! Run the program under Window XP only.
How to reset waste ink counter by adjustment service program for Epson R280, R285 and R290 printers.
1. Download the Epson R280 adjustment program from www.2manuals.com.
2. Save archive and unpack by WinZip
3. Change PC date to April 10 2008 or another date you need. Just doubleclick in the right bottom and change date.
4. Run AdjProg.exe prograhow do i reset the waste pad counter overflow of e - run1.gifWindows XP. Press ACCEPT.
5. In new window check Particular adjustment mode.
6. Then chehow do i reset the waste pad counter overflow of e - check1.gife ink pad counter option.
CHECK for checkin counter value.
8. To reset waste ink counter check 2how do i reset the waste pad counter overflow of e - reset3.gif press INITIALIZATION.
9. Then press &icirhow do i reset the waste pad counter overflow of e - finish.gif/b>.
10. Resetting process is for few seconds and looks like:
11. For finishing power off the printer. The data will save up in the printers EEPROM. There will appear message:.
Posted on May 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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