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I have two Epson Stylus Photo 925 printer. PRINTER ONE Error message says some of the parts have reached their service limits. Contact your Epson Dealer. I know this service life error message can be reset. Can you tell me how to reset it. PRINTER TWO After putting in new cartridges I cannot the black ink to flow. The color ink is OK. This printer has been in storage for awhile so it is possible the black ink receiver is clogged. What can I do to unclog the black ink receiver?

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  • skyerone142 Sep 27, 2010

    I pressed the power button, the maintenance button (ink button) and the stop button which is the pink button saying cancel. I am not sure the pink cancel button is the correct button. Can you confirm this. Anyway during the 10 seconds of pressing these buttons the printer shut down and restarted. However I got the same message as before that the machine needs service and that parts inside have reached their service life. The ink button is still flashing red.
    Please redefine the "stop button"

  • skyerone142 Sep 28, 2010

    I paid the fee for two printers. Now the second problem.............
    For printer two I believe the black ink cartridge receiver is clogged because it will only allow 10% black ink to print. I have tried cleaning the print head many times. This did not work. How can I clean or unclog the black ink cartridge so it will print full black ink?

  • skyerone142 Oct 01, 2010

    I did exactly what you told me to do.
    Press the ink button where the red light is flashing and the power button. The machine turned off. When I turned the machine back on, the same condition of needing service was shown.
    Please figure something else out that might work.
    Thank You
    S. King

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Well, these intelligent devices know when to stop working so that they do not suffer damage without service. Regarding printer two. Please select this printer from Control Panel->Printers. And then select Properties. there you will fond an option of Clean Print head. Select this after ensuring a paper in the tray. The printer will test all the colors including black by printing text as well as graphics in both color and B&W. This will also clean the head by printing such graphics where it has to throw a lot of ink. And your print head will open up.

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Service Required Parts Inside your printer is at the end of service life.This message refers to the ink pads, which are actually a number of porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink that is not used on printed pages. Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs. Most users will not receive this message before the printer is replaced for other reasons. Some high volume users or those who use the printer for many years may receive this message about ink pads before other components reach the end of their usable live.
Press and hold 'stop' 'maintenance'(ink button) and 'power' buttons for about 10 seconds,(while printer is on) a message will come up on the screen saying counter is reset and to turn off.
Thats it, turned the printer back on, and all works fine again

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Service life expired


Hi,

How long have you been using your printer? and how many pages have you printed and the quality of it?

The reason am asking is that it could be that your printer has reached a certain limit of its parts based on the no. of pages it has printer. Please take note that each part of your printer, especially the mechanical parts has certain limits based on the no. of pages it has printed. Based on my experience with epson printers is that, first to reach its limit is the porous pad, if it reach it limits it will disable your printer from printing further to protect it from further damage. Everytime you print some ink goes to waste and goes to the porous pad which means it could get full. Please bring you printer to an authorized epson service center to have the pad remove or whatever parts the limits reach first. After parts replacement the technician will use a software tool to reset the counter and voila :) Your printer should be working fine until it reach another limit. Note: All printer brands uses counter to protect their unit.

Jul 29, 2010 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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Reset Epson Color Printer Counter


Many Epson Printers that reach an End of Life counter number will lock your printer down and force you to contact a Service Center.

However, this is really not necessary in all cases. If your printer is still working fine for you but the counter has locked your printer:
To download this free utility program read the agreement and then download.

Follow all instructions for download, install and usage.

End user agreement
1) This software is provided "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind including, without
limitation, warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for any particular purpose.
2) You are liable for all risks in relation to the quality or performance of this software. In no event shall SSC Localization Group or personally, author of this software, be liable for any damages whatsoever caused to you or the third party arising out of the use or inability to use this software. Damages include general damages, special damages, accidental damages or consequential damages (including, without limitation, loss of data or accuracy or unfitting interface for other programs, or problems with peripheral equipment).

2) You understand the risk of whole head or individual nozzles clogging in case of tardy replacing of empty cartridges, as well as risk of using hot swapping function (this include frequently cartridges replacement, or wrong deblocking of parking head on some models). You understand, that resetting the ink level counters or using ink freezer function implies responsibility to carefully watch ink levels in all cartridges and timely (as soon as You see any raw white bands, even in one color) replace cartridge.
I agree with all above statements and want to download software (v4.30)
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Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Model C171A Printer flashes up "service required , parts of your printer are at the end of their service life" See your printer documentation. What to do? Stan...


It is the protection counter error, the amount of ink discharged by the printer has reached the maximum value allowed and the printer requires to be reset.

To clear the error follow the instructions you can find here:

http://myprinter.altervista.org/simplefaq/mysimplefaq.html#counter

Once the error has been cleared the printer returns operative, however to avoid further problems you should check and clean the waste ink pads where discharged ink is stored.

To reach the pads you have to disassemble your printer, you can find an exploded diagram here:

http://www.compassmicro.com/parts.cfm

Jul 07, 2010 | Epson Stylus RX500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Error Service required


Epson programmed their printer to monitor the waste ink counter andyour printer has reached the maximum value allowed, you have to resetyour printer to clear the waste ink counter.

You may read the information regarding "end of life" and "waste ink counter" here: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

To reset the counter, download re-setter program here, install and follow the instruction in the web site.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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ERROR MESSAGE EPSON 925


Epson programmed their printer to monitor the waste ink counter and your printer has reached the maximum value allowed, you have to reset your printer to clear the waste ink counter.

You may read the information regarding "end of life" and "waste ink counter" here: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

To reset the counter, download re-setter program here, install and follow the instruction in the web site.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Error message "Parts have reached their life end"


Thanks for the suggestion. The problem has been solved by pressing the 'power', 'stop' and 'maintenance' buttons simultaneously for about ten seconds. It makes a terrible noise for a couple of seconds (like gears grinding) but it resets the printer. Apparently this is a ploy by Epson when genuine Epson inks aren't used, to encourage you to get your printer serviced!! At a cost of course.

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Epson 925 printer spinning/whining action


This is the typical symptom of a paper missed & jam. Clear the paper larger and try again. BE SURE TO UNPLUG ELECTRIC PLUG.

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