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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.

Trust this is helpful. :)
1/24/2023 11:17:21 AM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jan 24, 2023

Reset ink-pad counter on epson stylus photo 1400


The simplest way to do this is to grab a copy of the A10_IPR utility that Epson distribute to their customers...

The utility is available to North American customers if you register no this site page http://www.epson.com/ipr/

The utility is also know to be available in the wild if you search for "waste ink ipr".

Just remember to scan any download using a virus and malware scanner before you attempt to use it as some utilities contain trojans or similar nasties.

Hope that helps.
12/9/2019 3:28:08 AM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Dec 09, 2019

Epson stylus photo t60 paper light and ink light blinking error

Change cartridges
8/23/2016 12:31:14 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Aug 23, 2016

How to fix Epson photo stylus 1400 are not printing

If the ink is good then this is a throw away printer. No one repairs these, a new one costs less than any part and labor cost.
5/17/2016 9:49:04 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on May 17, 2016

Paper going through printer without printing,

Without more details it's hard to say, have you checked the ink levels? Double-click the maint.4.1.29.jpg printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your screen). You will see the Epson status window. You will see the six ink cartridge icons and their ink levels. Click the "Information button" for more details about the cartridges. Hope this is of some help.
12/6/2015 1:28:38 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Dec 06, 2015

Printer: Epson stylus photo 1400. The printer carriage has stuck over on the far right of the printer. The paper AND ink lights are flashing alternatley when powered-up. With the power cord unplugged

I think you have two problems.1. Yes, the carriage is locked. There may be ink built up around it causing the catch to be stuck. When you first power the printer up, it will try to unlatch the head assembly to test motion. If you can catch it during that period and pull the plug again, you can clean.2. Lights flashing alternately often mean that the printer has "parts at the end of their life". This means that the ink absorption pads in the bottom of the case may be full. Epson is pretty conservative with these, and you can usually get away with resetting them at least once before they leak all over your table.There are a number of utilities you can use to reset. Here's a link to the Epson one:http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Storesupport/InkPadsForm.jsp
6/15/2015 6:38:43 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Jun 15, 2015

My Espon Stylus Photo 1400

Reset the waste pad ink counter.

2/15/2015 12:18:53 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Feb 15, 2015

Waste ink goes to external tank but I need to set

The free SSC utility which will reset the waste ink pad protection counter in most Epson inkjet printers can be downloaded from
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml. Remember though, if you don't change the ink pads, there will be an increasing danger of ink leakage from your printer, particularly if you tip it up for any reason - VERY messy, and it can clog up your printer mechanisms.
5/16/2014 3:13:06 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on May 16, 2014

Download software reset counter r230 inkjet blinking

I suggest You Go to this Video For You Printer Problem I Hope You resolve Your Printer Issue, OR In case You Need Online Assistance Then follow Us For ON: Epson Printer Support
2/5/2014 4:41:07 PM • Epson Stylus... • Answered on Feb 05, 2014
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