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Still having Ink pad woes...

Hey Worldvet, I will gladly give you a thumbs up and a fixed sign for your efforts and valuable time especially free of charge, but my printer is still down. The link you sent me is an  .exe file which won't open on my MAC. Do you have a link for MAC users? Also how do I empty the ink reservoir in the printer that it's claiming is full? Won't it eventually be completely filled?
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Hi,

Didn't know you were on a Mac, which does make a difference.

The link I sent you is a direct download link for a utility to access and flush the counter in your printer.

It is highly unlikely that your reservoir is full. Nearly all these warnings are simply a result of the print counter reaching a pre determined number which then creates the warning alert and trajically halts all printing.

I can check to see if there is a Mac version of this utility and/or just send you the url to the page where the download link is located.

Your browser not allowing an exe to open or in this case directly begin downloading is a security feature with a default property denying this outbound link to an exe from being accessed. In general, this is a good thing as it traverses across domains.

To access the reservoir would require you to do some disassembly and some people consider themselves to be skill enough to do this, I've found on this web site's customers. You however may not and that's okay. You're only option would be to opt out of the do it yourself nature of our solutions here at FixYa and visit a qualified tech.

There was a time when I used to get a lot of printers to clean and repair. But, printers are nearly considered to be disposable, much like the VCR and DVD players. That is to say, the cost to repair is greater than the cost to replace.

Bottom line in your case: your printer's counter has exceeded it value set at the factory. Your reservoir is 'not' full, based on our collective experience, you would have had to be refilling your own printer cartridges (which notoriously leak) to actually have a full ink tank. The ink tank full warning is actually an after market method of generating more income in the printer seller channel. How to reset this number is a closely guarded 'secret' so to speak. I do not have this memorized.

Do you have Windows Boot Camp on your Mac? So you could run a Windows based program?

Let me see what I can do. I actually do not think this is available in Mac or that the sequence will work off a Mac platform.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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    Glenn Rogers Sep 02, 2008

    Here it the web site to download from. This will stop the cross domain traversal of the download and that perhaps will allow your browser to download the software.

    http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.htm...

    I did not see a version for the Mac. So Boot Camp is your only way of giving this a go. Try to run Boot Camp and then install this software and hope it works on your Mac. It is a great utility for you printer and hopefully you can have this great tool on your side.
    You will also find a link to disassembly instructions.

    Otherwise, try this key sequence on your printer.
    Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work the first time. The key is in pressing the buttons exactly at the same time. So if this doesn't work the first time, try again and again. Most people state they get it eventually. That is to say, if Boot Camp won't run or work. I sort of doubt it will, but try anyway. Its designed to create a Control Panel Icon in Windows.

    [thanks to fixyourownprinter.com for this solution]
    Printer Onboard Control Panel Key Sequence
    "Press and hold the paper feed, paper switch and the power switch.

    Once
    the power light and paper light flashes twice and the other lights are
    flashing release the paper feed and paper switch and then press the
    paper feed switch.

    The power, paper and ink lights will flash twice. At this point the protection counter has been reset."

    Don't give up if it does not reset the first time. The timing is tricky for most people.

    Let me know how it goes so I can share the results with some other experts here I'm close to.

    BTW, you've created three threads on this topic so when we are in fact done, we'll need to close them all out. OK?

    Regards,
    Worldvet



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