Question about Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer
My printer stop working, the power light is off and the ink and paper lights are flashing and this the message that appears on the screen (Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.
Had the same problem. (this works great) fixed mine.
Took alot of work but I fixed it.
Frist thing you need to know that error means your ink waste pad is full. Its a $75.00 to replace but there is a work around it.
You will need this free app. SSC service utitlty.
http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html Its a great app.
Instrusctions are on the website there.
You will also have to Open the access panel on the rear of the printer (remove screw) and look inside carefullly with a flashlight. You will see a tube (down and to your left) coming from the cleaning pump and it will have an open end on it. This is the tube that delivers ink to the waste pad.
Use a piece of coat hanger wire or equivalent, and fish out this piece of tube. Bring it to the outside of the printer, thru the access panel.
Find yourself a suitable container (Tupperware or a plastic cup or jar) that is not too tall. Put the tube into this container and secure the tube and container so they won’t come apart or lose connection if the printer is moved.
If you wish you can make a hole or notch in the access panel cover so it can be replaced.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The erroris an ink overflow protection error and is fairly easy to rectify. Youneed to clean the waste ink pads in the bottom of the printer and thenuse some software to reset the internal counter. You can download allthis stuff from the link below:
A waste ink tank, does not stop the ink counter incrementing each timeink is used. All it will save you is the time taken to replacethe ink pads - which you can wash out and reuse anyway.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
its a tweak with epson.... they have a counter there that intentionally stops it from working even through your printer is still in good condition.
there is an available driver that could correct that depending on the operating system you are using. i think if i maybe correct it only works with and o/s that is winxp.
the drivers name is inkpad reset utilty.
try to check the website www.epson.com/ipr for the inkpad reset utility
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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