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Response to solution one Ink pad woes

Worldvet, You are correct.There is a pad that comes up on the left to seal off the ink cartridges. I can see a tube that goes down underneath that contraption .There is also a long sponge material that extends from one end of the printing area to the other (left to right). Under it is also a white fibrous paper that also absorbs ink. I removed the top sponge layer and cleaned it. It was most dirty at the far left end. The white paper material under it is unremovable but is also very dirty at the far left end.There seem to be tabs that extend under the printer that won't allow it to be removed. Somehow the counter needs to be reset. I saw on ebay ,a guy selling a ink dispersement tank of sorts w/ software and directions on how to reset the counter but I didn't purchase it yet. i wanted to wait for your response.
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  • artdude08 Sep 03, 2008

    Worldvet,
    YOU ROCK!! YOU ARE A GENIUS!! OMG
    Ok first of all I'm an idiot because after I reset the counter the way you suggested ,what I didn't do was plug the usb line back into the back of the printer. DUH!!! I had unplugged it the other day when it was freaking out and forgot to plug it back in so I didn't even need to do any uninstalls or reinstalls. Just pressed the combination of keys as you suggested and BAM!! UP AND RUNNING MY MAN!!!
    You are the best dude. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...
    I have another unrelated MAC problem  which I'll save for another day. I'll give you a break well deserved..
    Have agreat week!
    Thanks again
    artdude08

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There is a method to clear the counter and I think it is posted here somewhere. It is a sequence of keys on the printer control panel.

I'll see if I can find it for you.

WV

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Aug 31, 2008

    Hi,

    Here is a link to the open source free utility to reset your printer. Just follow the instructions to install it and use it properly.

    I would appreciate if you would then change your previous rating to Fixed, if possible and of course this one too. All votes/rates amount to a status model for we experts here who work in the free area vs. the pay area alone.

    I've been running Free Clinics myself and helping in Free Clinics since the inception of the Internet in the very early 90s. Your vote means a lot to me and any others you encounter here on FixYa. We appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Worldvet

    Note: I'll be posting this in the Tips and Tricks area so others can benefit from your problem and our conversation here.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Sep 01, 2008

    Hello,

    Has the printer reset its counter as expected?

    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Sep 03, 2008

    You're welcome. Thanks for using FixYa.
    Worldvet


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This issue will only occur if an ink cartridge(s) is or was installed inthe wrong position (slot) in the machine. When a cartridge is installed, the ink tube system is filled with the ink from the cartridges, to prepare the machine for printing. If the cartridge is inthe wrong position the tube will fill with the wrong color.


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To resolve this issue you will need to clean the print head.


NOTE: It may require 10 to 15 cleanings to clean the ink tubes and print head. During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to completethe cleaning process.


1. First verify the position of the ink cartridges:


a. Open the ink cartridge cover and check to make sure the ink cartridges are in the correct order.


b. Starting from the left side, the correct order is Black, Yellow, Cyan(blue), and Magenta (red).


- If the ink cartridges are installed in the correct order, close the ink cartridge cover and continue to STEP 2.


- If the ink cartridges are not in the correct order, remove the ink cartridges that are installed in the wrong position by pressing down on the release lever(s), located above the ink cartridge and remove the cartridge(s) from the machine.


Next, reinstall the ink cartridge(s) in the correct position in the machine by gently pushing the cartridge in until it clicks.


When all the cartridges are installed, close the ink cartridge cover.


2. After closing the ink cartridge cover, the LCD will prompt - Did youchange XXXX (XXXX = the color) This message will be displayed for ink cartridge that was removed. Press the - (Minus Key for No). This willkeep accurate data of how much ink is left in the cartridge.


1. Press the INK key.


2. Press OK to select Test Print.


3. Press OK to select Print Quality.


4. Press the COLOR START key.


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a If the colors on the Check Sheet are in the correct order and are notmissing any dashes, press + (Plus Key for Yes) on the key pad and continue to STEP 7.


b If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - (Minus Key for No) on the key panel and continueto STEP 6.


6. The machine will need to perform cleanings to flush out the incorrectcolor or dried ink from the ink tubes and print head.


a. The LCD will ask you BLACK OK. If black is fully printed and is the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


b. The LCD will ask you COLOR OK. If any of the 3 colors (yellow, cyan (blue), and magenta (red) are fully printed and are the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


c. The LCD will say START CLEANING + for YES and - for NO. Press + for YES to start cleaning. The machine will go through a cleaning cycle that will take approximately one to two minutes.


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e. If the ink color order is correct and all of the dashes are present, press + on the key pad to select YES and continue to STEP 7.


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Hi,

Sorry to be a few days in getting back to you. We had a death in the family and settling all the affairs has occupied most of my time for most of this past month or so. All is settled now, except for the memories.

As to your question, there is some variance from one maker to another and from one model to another.

I believe in your case, excess ink is carried out a flow tube to a reservoir and after printing a fixed number of times the Epson software gives you a warning message that the ink tank is full and to empty it.

Is this the case in your model? You are not seeing absorber pads?

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