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How do I access the waste ink tank/pads for an Epson Stylus DX8450 printer

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The waste ink tank/pads for an Epson Stylus DX8450 printer are located at the bottom of the printer's housing, beneath the print head. Here are the steps to access and replace the waste ink tank/pads:

  1. Turn off the printer and unplug it from the power source.
  2. Open the printer cover to access the ink cartridges.
  3. Gently push the print head to the right to move it to the ink cartridge replacement position.
  4. Look for the waste ink tank/pads at the bottom of the printer housing, just beneath the print head. They may be covered by a small plastic panel.
  5. Remove the plastic panel, if present, by gently pulling it toward you.
  6. Use tweezers or gloves to carefully remove the old waste ink tank/pads from the printer.
  7. Replace the old waste ink tank/pads with a new one, making sure they are seated properly.
  8. Replace the plastic panel, if present.
  9. Push the print head back to its original position.
  10. Close the printer cover.
  11. Plug the printer back into the power source and turn it on.
  12. Reset the waste ink counter by following the instructions in your printer manual or by using a reset utility program.
It's important to note that replacing the waste ink tank/pads can be a messy and complicated process, and it may be best to have it done by a qualified technician or Epson service center to avoid damaging your printer or causing a mess.

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