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How do I remove and clean the waste ink pad on my Epson R200...where is it ? and do I have to remove the ink cartridges before I do it ? If so do they reset themselves afterwards? Thanks, Pauline

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1. Press and hold "Stop", "Maintenance", and"Power" buttons for about 10 seconds. A message will comeon the screen saying counter is reset and to turn the printer off. TheR200 and others don't have a screen so just wait until the 10 seconds isup. 2. Turn the printer off, unplug the power cord. Wait about 1minute and power the printer back up. The counter will bereset. That's all there is to the reset procedure. 3. The waste padis actually full and ink is about to overflow, then you need to install a wastecontainer. You can see the waste pad by opening the access panel onthe back of the printer. Changing thewaste pad requires almost complete disassembly of the printer, it is a bigjob. There is an easier way. Open the access panel on the rear of theprinter (remove screw) and look inside carefully with a flashlight. You will see a tube (down and to your left) coming from the cleaning pumpand it will have an open end on it. This is the tube that delivers ink tothe waste pad. Use a piece of coat hanger wire or equivalent, and fish out thispiece of tube. Bring it to the outside of the printer, thru the accesspanel. 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 thetube and container so they won't come apart or lose connection if the printeris moved. If you wish you can make a hole or notch in the access panel cover soit can be replaced. Now the ink will go into this container and not into thewaste pad inside the printer. If it gets full, dump it.How do I remove and - csts_0.jpg

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