Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
I'm now getting this message everytime I print. The printer has been very good without problems. Is this an ink waste pad problem? Can I solve the problem myself with your help? Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Please go to my website http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.
The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away.
I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.
For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you.
When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.
I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.
If you like what I've done for Epson users, please show your appreciation by spreading the word and perhaps buying your ink from my site.
Happy trouble free printing
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008
"parts inside your printer are near end of... This is a maintenance request. Which means that the protection counter or waste ink counter as it is known has now reached it's limit. This error can easily cost up to $100 if you have to send it to Epson for service !
But you can get a nifty little programme which also has a facility to reset the waste counter and you can easily do it yourself.
This Free Chip Resetting Programme link comes with every Magic Inkjet Flush Kit and the Magic Inkjet Flush Kit is great if you ever need to UNCLOG an Epson or other inkjet printer.
But here's the FREE link
1. Click Here to download http://tinyurl.com/6cow8
2. Once downloaded
3. Install the programme
4. Then click on the SSC Service Utility icon
5. A window will be displayed with three options:
6. Choose Configuration
7. Then select your printer from drop down list showing available Epson printers.
8. Now close the window.
9. A new icon will appear on your task bar (botton right of your monitor to left of clock.)
10. RIGHT Click on icon (a mini printer)
11. A new 9 line drop down will appear.
12. Make sure your printer is connected then
13. Choose 4th option
14. A new 3 option drop down will appear choose 2nd option = Reset protection counter.
15. You will now be asked HAVE You Replaced Waste Ink Pad ?
16. Choose YES
17. A new Information box will appear stating "Waste counter reset"
Rememember you may need to replace the absorbing pads later once they are full !
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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