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SERVICE REQUIRED NOTICE

SERVICE REQUIRED, PARTS INSIDE PRINTER ARE AT THE END OF THEIR SERVICE LIFE. Previous activity was a scan. Printed two pages same day. total use.

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  • Martin Davies Sep 08, 2008

    I was told by our local 'expert' - PC World Tech Guys - that it was possible to **** the waste ink out of the ?foam pad? using something like a bit of old tee shirt - - - only trouble is, I can't get the ink cartridge carrier to move into a position where I can get at the foam pad . . . the carriage seems locked by the effect of the error message ! Any suggestions ?

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    I had the same problem....Try this web-site,http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml....Dow... ,install and use, if and when in use ,r/click service tray icon( should show SSC Service Utility) r/click and select " Cartridge Exchange"....move ink carrier, so as to gain access to clean sponge reservoir, suggest you can use a rolled up tissue ,it works like blotting paper....hope it helps, it sorted mine ..............nuggie


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Hi again. Since reading the above comments, I have bought (eBay) an Epson Waste Ink Tank for the R300 (and similar models) from Octoinkjet - actually, a plastic bag, with valve). Fitting it was easy - just one hole to drill in the rear cover of the printer - and together with the reset technique given in solution #3, my prinetr is working perfectly again. I also downloaded the SSC Service Utility, but cannot see any need for it in view of the alternative waste ink disposal method. Many thanks for the help

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Press.Stop.Power.Maintenance. Buttons at the same time for about 30 to 60 seconds this should
reset your printer.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • tpdn2 Sep 14, 2008

    tpdn2



    Sorry i gave the wrong information on my last post.



    Press the Stop.Print.Power.and Maintenance. Buttons at the same time for about 30-60 secands

    this should reset your printer,it worked for me.

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Press the three buttons, Stop ,Print and Power to the same time for about 30 seconds, that will reset your printer.
good luck

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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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

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Parts inside end life


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 to this link to complete the agreement to recieve the Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility.
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp

Trust this is helpful. :)

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Find SSC utility or adjusment program refer to your printer type. Try find at indoreset.blogspot.com. Or contact me for free resetter an instruction detail.

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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

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