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Epson RX500: the printer does not turn on. I have tried a hard reset by holding On+Setup+Clear. this did nothing. I have tried to clean the left ink pad, this did nothing. I have tried different power cables with different sockets, this did nothing. if it is the power supply can I order a new one, where can I do this from, and how easy is it to fit yourself, are the any step by step instructions I can obtain ?

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Try check the fuse in power supply section/module and ic regulator

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How to reset "needs service" on Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Printer?


it's all on my website's resetting page
http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk/frame/pages/Epson%20printer%20resetting.htm

But if you want the info right here and now, it's:
How to unlock your Epson RX500 printer

If your RX-500 printer has stopped printing and can't be reset, you will usually see either a steady red light or alternating red and green lights and the printer will not respond. There may also be a message in your computer status monitor saying "communication error" / "printer requires maintenance".
This is caused by built in software / firmware which counts the amount of prints you've made and stops when the protection counter reaches a predetermined limit, also giving the message that your ink pad is full. You will be allowed a certain amount of overflow prints to the protection topbutton1.gif counter limit, after which the printer will completely stop.

There is software online that will normally reset most Epson printers that have reached this limit and is used by Epson Service Engineers called SSC Service Utility (sscserve.exe), however this does not reset the Epson RX-500 protection counter / firmware.

All is not lost, you can manually reset the firmware using the following sequence of actions:
Close down all Epson programs
Exit all Epson printer programs that may be running in the background or on your task bar.
The quickest way to do this is to press Ctrl, Alt & Del on your keyboard and release, which will open your Windows Task Manager.
Click on [Processes] and a list of all processes running on your computer will appear, look for any in the list that say Epson, highlight it and select [End Process]. Carry this out for any Epson programs running.

Now to reset your printer.
Switch off the printer using the power button.
PRESS and HOLD all following printer buttons: Power, Load/Eject, Stop, B&W, Color and continue to hold until "Init eeprom" appears on the printer screen, then RELEASE ALL BUTTONS.
Next press the Color button to clear the protection counter.
Follow any other instructions given by the printer.


I know this will do it for you!
Glad I could help, just sending your friends and family to our site for ink will be thanks enough.

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Nige

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How do you get the 1800 apart to empty the waste tank?



Hi
No easy way it just go to be unscrewed taken apart and you will see it inside it a messy job so where cloves, or maybe you will have to take it to a shop to do this for you, because some printers got to be reset for the west after even after cleaning it out or it will still say it waste full.
This is for a different printer but it may work

Waste ink counter reset for Epson RX500 - Press and hold all following buttons: Power, Load/Eject, Stop, B&W, Color.
- Release all buttons.
- After the printer turns on, you'll see "Init eeprom" on printer screen.
- Press Color button to clear protection counter.
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- They be other ways for resetting it just finding it .

If that not work you will have to find a deferent reset for it.
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Press all these buttons:
Power+Load/Eject+Stop+B&W+Color
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Release and Press the Color button.

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Our epson stylus rx500 printer has been saying ERROR: Printer Error --> See documentation & call for support


this means that you may need a reset your ink waste counter. try to perform this

For the RX500 - Hold down "clear + setup + on"

continue to hold the buttons until the printer had powered on, then off again, then back on. Once I noticed that the LCD had flashed a blank screen, I let go of the 3 keys. In the LCD window I was given access to 3 options using the select keys.

The first had something to do with calibrating the scan light, the second option said "startup." The 3rd did the trick. An abbreviation resembling "ink pad level" was what I was looking for. Here is where I forget what I did... I think that I pressed "OK" on the keypad,. It did nothing. Then I think that I held down the clear button for around 10 seconds. When I let go of the clear button, the LCD read "Press Power to Reset." All better now!


post me a review should this work sir / ma'am coz it did for me

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Turning on the device ERROR


Try resetting the EEPROM
Turn the printer off.
Hold down the Stop, B&W, and the Color buttons.
Press the ON button.
The LCD screen should flash 3 times.
Release the Stop, B&W and Color buttons
Press the Color button again. 
Then turn the printer off and back on.

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See my previous posts about intensive cleaning and you should be good to go again: http://www.fixya.com/support/t138226-printer_not_printing

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Epson Rx500 waste ink collection pads cleaning/renewal......can this be done DIY If so can you advise with detailed method etc Regards Tibbs


The same instructions available all over the internet for the R300 should suffice for the RX500...

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