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You'll probably find that that the print head is worn out (according to Epson) and it needs to be replaced. It's cheaper to buy a new printer.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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    if its the "parts are at end of service error" it usuallymeans ink pads are full but don't replace the ink pads install a external waste ink tank instead, then reset the printer using reset program . . search on eBay for epson waste ink tank, search ebay for "Epson Waste Ink Tank" it comes with reset program.

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Showing message "Parts inside your printer are at


This message is advising you that there are certain parts/components in your printer that either require servicing or replacement. You need to consult the manual that came with your printer and follow the directions in the section on maintenance. They may want you to install a service kit or clean/replace parts. If you no longer have this manual, go to the support section of the manufacturer's website and see if you can download a manual for your printer. You will have to enter the model number of your printer.
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Jan 24, 2011 | Epson Computers & Internet

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Screen showed message that "parts


The message that you received indicates the ink pad absorbers are full and prevents the printer from running because unchecked it would leak ink everywhere including outside of the unit. To fix this you need to replace the pads with new ones and reset the counters to let machine know you have changed the pads. On top of that you must download a utility program for your model that will allow you to set up the counters so the printer will run. I strongly recommend replacing your printer especially when it is a refurbished item, even Epson feels it is better to replace.

Jan 08, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo RX700 All-In-One InkJet...

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.


Q: What should I do if my printer driver displays the message parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life?

A: See the Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility page.

Epson Ink Pads Reset Utility

If your product is displaying an end of life service message, please view and complete the required information below to proceed.

Please explain the message I am getting in my printer driver that says parts inside my printer are reaching their end of service life.

Like so many other products, all Epson consumer ink jet products have a finite life span due to component wear during normal use. At some point, the product will reach a condition where either satisfactory print quality cannot be maintained or components have reached the end of their usable life. This is the normal product life cycle for highly mechanical devices like printers. This message is a warning that certain parts have reached the end of their usable life and that your printer will no longer work until it is serviced.

What parts are we talking about?

The 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 life.

Why does my printer stop functioning when I get the message?

Epson is committed to ensuring the proper operation of all our devices to minimize the risks of property damage or personal injury during the lifespan of the product. The printers are designed to stop operating at the point where further use without replacing the ink pads could create risks of property damage from ink spills or safety issues related to excess ink contacting an electrical component.

Is there anything I can do to continue using my printer?

Epson recommends replacing the printer, but if you want to continue using it, Epson recommends having the printer serviced at an Epson Customer Care Center. You may also be able to have the ink pads replaced by an independent service provider and use the Ink Pad Reset Utility to reset the Ink Pad Counter to continue using the printer. Please note that replacement of ink pads is relatively expensive and may not be a good investment for lower cost printers because the printers' other components also may be near the end of usable life. Epson does not recommend ink pad replacement by users without technical training or resetting the Ink Pad Counter without replacing the ink pads.

Note: This utility is for Windows XP and Vista operating systems only. We hope to develop an option for Mac users as well; however, we do not have an ETA or the OS requirement at this time.
To download this utility, please complete all fields below, select the agreement check-box and click Download. Required fields are noted with an asterisk(*). Some models may require you to be redirected to another website to finalize the process.

Go here to complete the agreement and download the utility:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

Dec 09, 2010 | Epson Stylus 1400 InkJet Photo Printer

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"Service Required"


As you know printers have lots of mechanical parts so during the printing those parts are getting damaged. So it is normal to service your printer.

Feb 24, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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It's is asking service required,


parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. This is message is coming, how can i do this problem, please tell me

Sep 06, 2009 | Epson STYLUS R230 InkJet Photo Printer

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" parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life.


This usually happens when the waste pads become full and need to be replaced.
You can try to do it yourself like this guy did on his printer:
http://www.hm2k.com/posts/parts-inside-your-printer-are-at-the-end-of-their-service-life

you can actually just use the software to reset the printer but eventually the pads will overflow and start to leak.

The last option is too take it to Epson and ask for a quote.

May 14, 2009 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documentation Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer's documentation for details


when i swich on my Printer C43, both the indicator lamp is blinking, and tehn appear the message:
"Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life"

Feb 26, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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yes actually there is. the parts its talking about is the inkpad, you can send this over to an epson certifies servicer in your are to have inkpad change and they will reset the counters for it. go this link and look for a servicer near your place
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/SupportIndex.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

or you can contact epson at 562-276-1300

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