Question about Epson Stylus C46 InkJet Printer
Please go to my website http://www.the-inkstore.co.uk . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.
The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away.
I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.
For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you.
When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.
I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.
If you like what I've done for Epson users, please show your appreciation by spreading the word and perhaps buying your ink from my site.
Happy trouble free printing
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008
1. Uninstall all c46 printer programs 2. Disconnect printer 3.Take cover off printer(it has 1 screw at back) 4. Left hand side of back is the pads.ther are 4 large pads on top of one another and a small one on left. Remove these pads and give them a good washing in clean water. (your fingers will be stained for days)dry them and replace.Clean compartment padswere in. 5 Download a free program ssc service utility 6.Install your printer software and reconnectyour printer. 7 Run SSc and in the configuration window set both options to your printer...C4x... 8. Close that window and a new icon will appear by your clock, rightclick and a menu will appear click protection counter click reset counters say yes that you have changed waste pads switch off printer then switch on printer,every thing should be O K flinbo
Posted on Jun 14, 2007
Your machine has hit the ink overflow protection counter limit! Sounds bad, but it's a common occurance. All it means is the machines counter that monitors how much waste ink is pumped into the base has reached the predetermined limit. You need to reset the counter nad clean or replace the ink pads. If you can turn a screw driver and read a manual, it should take you about an our. Go to http://www.TheServiceManualShop.com and download there rescue kit for your model. If you can't find it listed, ask them to make one for you. You may also find it on http://mikeburton.tradebit.com/ but its not as easy to look through.
Posted on Jun 11, 2007
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