Was cleaning print heads, and on the 4th or 5th time the printer message said service parts are at the end of their life span or something like that. So I read on here that somebody had the same problem and to hold down the power,maintenance and stop buttons for 10 seconds. That worked as far as the message goes but the printer wont print. My sister said thet she udes SSC utility but I don't know where to find it. Please I neeed help! Cheryl
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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.
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your printer head has probably failed try calibrating if it wont run a calibration then you might need to take it in for service if it is a newer printer. otherwise depending on the brand and the age of the machine it might be simpler to replace it
"Parts Inside Your Printer Has Reached The End Of Its Service Life"
Generally, this error message is caused by the malfunction of non user-replaceable parts within your printer. If your product is displaying the "End Of Life Service" message, please view and complete the required information from the link below to proceed.
that only means that the inkpad of your printer is already soaked by dried inks, this inkpad is the part of the printer is like a foam that absorbs excess inks when your printing, doing head cleaning, and head alignment, when it is soaked, the rprinter will stop working cause it can affect the output or print out, unfortunately, the inkpad is not a user replaceable part so either you go to service center, so they can replace it or better yet call epson if your printer is till coverd by 1 yr warranty, they should send you a replacement printer. thanks.
I have had a R300 for a while now and had a few cartridges in it. Recently a message came up on the screen 'parts inside your printer are at the end of their life' and the printer refused to work! After searching the web it appears to be a waste ink counter, but I could not find any info on resetting it. So I tried pressing different combinations of buttons on the printer and success.
Press and hold 'stop' 'maintenance' and 'power' buttons for about 10 seconds, a message will come on the screen saying counter is reset and to turn off.
Thats it turned my printer back on and all works fine again.