asked Feb 6, 2004 at 3:06am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 830U

Epson Waste Reset Utility

Where can I download this SSC utility I have read about on here?

I have an Epson 830U.

Would this util reset the cartridges to think they are full after they have been depleted?

I ask coz with my Epson680, if I take the chip out and put it into a programmer to reset it I still get about another 40 pages of printouts even tho epson originally informed me the cartridge was empty.
Don't touch ssc!! It's terrible. I know of one epson 950 that has been binned after being ssc'd! Mine was on it's way to the bin until I discovered the official but secret! reset procedure. It makes a real mess of the eeprom memory. If you have prob's let me know.
by unknown on Feb 6, 2004 at 5:51pm Add comment
My 2 year old 950 is only fit for scanning now! Eeprom messed up.Keeps saying there's a paper jam and can run nothing.Even the service engineer has given up! - redken60
So come on then.What's this secret reset programme you have? - redken60
We have used the SSC utility for more than a year, with Epson Stylus Photo 820 and others, with not a single glitch or problem. Though the instructions are worded a bit stilted, it's easy to use, and if you experiment, you'll find how to do it.

We reset our cartridges often, and do dozens a month.

So, we cannot agree with wolfytom's conclusion, but your mileage may vary.

SSC has saved us much $$$!

RSI, Inc
http://rsi.home.att.net - unknown
My red ink light is on, on my Epson c86 printer. It happened when I tried non-epson cartridges. when I went back to Genuine epson cartridges, the red light won't go off and the printer is not usable. Anything that you can tell me will be appreciated.


Herb - Herb Zimmerman
Hi Andy
I have tried to reset the waste reset utility on a Epson Stylus
Photo RX 650 using ssc, the printer when turned on has all lights flashing and comes up with error service required. Can you advise what is the correct reset procedure?
Thanks Bob Whyms - Anonymous
I have an R265, and I have just re-filled the cartridges for about the 6th time.
Now it won't start up.
All lights are flashing, & the box comes up with:- Service Required.
Any help would be apreciated very much.
Fred. - Anonymous
so what's the solution? my epson photo r230 is in danger and we cant afford buying a new one yet. thank u - unknown
hi would intrested in knowing how to reset the chip

- Anonymous
Please help with my formerly trusty but loved c62. I have all of the symptoms of the waste counter needing resetting, but I can't seem to get it to work for me. I cannot get the ssc utility to allow me to access the waste reset funtion. It only wants to allow me to reset the cartridge counters which don't seem to exist. I would bet money that it is something simple I am missing, but I have tried an awful lot of times. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Jerry - Anonymous
Where can I download this SSC version 3.00 ?
I have an Epson photo 700 and photo 1200.
or tell me if v3.10 works with my printers!
by unknown on Feb 14, 2004 at 11:04am Add comment
Hey! Wes this is great! Thankyou! Wes You the best
Thanks again.

by unknown on Mar 12, 2004 at 11:59am Add comment
Help!! I have an Epson Stylus Color 880 that was working great 'til I had a paper jam (small one) and removed the paper. Now all lights are flashing and it says it calls for maintenance. Where is the reset on this thing??

by unknown on Jun 3, 2004 at 3:47pm Add comment
Hi guys

I've got an epson sylus photo 830 that has ben doing great work for years... its suddenly decided to flash the green power light and red ink/paper light alternatively. I didn't get any error message. I've tried downloading the SSC utility but this doesn't work but comes up with 'printer off or some other problem'. I've also an Epson diagnostic utility that says the printers busy?

As far as i'm concerned its as dead as a dodo and if nobody out there can help its going to be retired at christmas!

Thanks in anticipation.
by alpy42 on Dec 24, 2008 at 4:59am Add comment
does anybody no how to reset the epson r265 please
by markjohn on Jan 22, 2009 at 1:38am Add comment
help me
by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:57pm Add comment
You can download the SSc utility from here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html Read the page and to should tell you which functions it supports for your printer.

by unknown on Feb 6, 2004 at 4:03am Add comment
10/10 mate thank you for the advice and the link. easy and stright forward - Anonymous
What's the official secret then that will work on the 830?

by unknown on Feb 7, 2004 at 12:57am Add comment
I am using SSC for my 880, c80 and my new c43ux. No problem at all. Maybe it has problemn with 950.
by unknown on Feb 7, 2004 at 9:44am Add comment
Hi Kruger
I am from Argentina, Can you tell me wich option of SSC are you using for your epson c43ux? I've some problem to resset and freeze mi ink cartriges


Leandro - Anonymous
The SSC utility does support you printers you can get it from here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

by unknown on Feb 14, 2004 at 11:14am Add comment
for new model of epson printer
relese the tx 101. tx111 waste reset utility - Anonymous

Hope you don't mind me asking, but what do you think you of the 830U printer

by Joanne on Feb 14, 2004 at 1:57pm Add comment
I think it's great. The quality is great, and the speed is fantastic IMO.

I would recommend it

by unknown on Feb 15, 2004 at 12:06am Add comment
I need to know the combination of keys for reset the eeprom of my epson stylus color (720). All light flash
by hector on Mar 7, 2004 at 11:27pm Add comment
I don't have the info on that exact model but give this a try. Hold down the Load/Eject button, The cleaning button. Press the Load/eject button again while pressing the Paper End indicator light is flashing. Timing is the key to getting it right. This reset is from a sinulat model.

I hope this helps.

by unknown on Mar 8, 2004 at 12:23am Add comment
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Re: Re: Epson stylus 740 all lights blinking by Anonymous (12/22/2010 9:46 PM) reply
+ / -

OMG!! It worked! Thank you, thank you , thank you, rmm149. I can't believe it....I tried so many suggestions on the net..even downloaded SSC Service Utility v4.30, which, apparently, doesn't work with Vista.
I was trying to send a few photos off with Christmas cards to the old aunts: 4 of them over 95; they have no access to computers, and are more and more isolated because the "younger ones" don't use snail-mail any more. I'm giving you the details because we all have our personal stories and behind every computer/printer glitch is something/someone who is personally affected.
How often we act and don't know the consequences- and so often they are good!
All the best for 2011.
PS: This is December 2010......so I don't know if the person who posted the solution will get this. I just want to add: the small business that services printers in my town says that the old printers are so much better than the new ones. I am so glad I can keep this Epson 740 going. Happy New Year to all.
- JoanG
Mauricio, You're welcome. I'm always glad to help.

by unknown on Mar 12, 2004 at 12:31pm Add comment
Teres: A Service Error where all LED's/Lights are blinking at the same time, is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and normally your remedy is to replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water, then dry them out and simply reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that Waste Ink Counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. THIS ADDITIONAL INFO POSTED BY "WES" MIGHT HELP: Wes 12/07/2003 13:57:30 To see what's involved in servicing the waste ink pads try this http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/wip.html [or] Tim H 12/10/2003 2:46:24 Subject: Epson Reset Program Download Location. after a long search for a reset program for waste ink, without paying, i found it. goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe ...please check that your printer is compatible goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . this program has other features as well...HERE'S SOME INFORMATION POSTED FROM OTHER PEOPLE, THAT MAY HELP YOU TRY TO LOCATE A SERVICE MANUAL OR A RESET PROCEDURE, IF YOU NEED ONE: "Master 10/05/2002 03:22:56 Re: Epson stylus adjustment programs. You can find any service manual or service adjustment program for EPSON inkjet printers at www.otd.com.ua ". [OR] "Eva 2/14/2003 23:31:11 Re: Epson Color Stylus Error Codes. See http://www.2MANUALS.COM - they have all service manuals and service programs. Due to them I fixed the same error on me C20! They are friendly!" ... Heres a link you can try for Waste Ink Pad Servicing on a C20-C60, that may be of some help: " http//www.wesesweb.web1000.com/wip.html ".
by Denny Conway on Jun 22, 2004 at 5:34pm Add comment
thank you for your info. Artisan 800 Waste Ink Counter Reset WIC reset utility works for me. thank you very much! drivers for develop and minolta mfps you can get here. - unknown
tell me where can I get SSC ver 3.0

by unknown on Jun 22, 2004 at 10:49pm Add comment
Version 3.00 is a old version you can get always get the latest version (currently 3.60) from here http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

by unknown on Jun 22, 2004 at 11:10pm Add comment
Kikelopez: I'm assuming that you actually are looking for the Waste Ink Reset Procedure", but you did not actually say what you needed. Next time, more information would be helpful...The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and normally your remedy is to replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones and then reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter. If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water, then dry them out and simply reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that Waste Ink Counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work. Here's a link you can try for Waste Ink Pad Servicing on a C20-C60, that may be of some help: http//www.wesesweb.web1000.com/wip.html , but you would still need to go on-line and buy and download the actual Reset Procedure, to clear the actual Service Error Condition...THIS ADDITIONAL INFO POSTED BY "WES", MIGHT ALSO BE OF SOME HELP: Wes 12/07/2003 13:57:30 To see what's involved in servicing the waste ink pads try this http://www.epsonhelp.web1000.com/wip.html [OR] Tim H 12/10/2003 2:46:24 Subject: Epson Reset Program Download Location. after a long search for a reset program for waste ink, without paying, i found it. goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . please check that your printer is compatible goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . this program has other features as well. TECH NOTE: Unfortunatly, the SSC Service Utility does not work on all Epson Printers and not on all Operating Systems, so you will have to check it out first...You will have to check on your particular Epson Printer Model, but you may be able to actually get that adjustment program for free, from www.resetters.com . I have never tried that source myself, but it was recommended by "WES"...Just in case the other sources do not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate a "SERVICE MANUAL" or a "RESET PROCEDURE", to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals and or Service Adjustment Programs/Resets for most Epson Printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=2_18 (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- )...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Aug 6, 2004 at 11:19am Add comment
Thanks Guys,My problem is with a C20 Epson & the fatal error only appeared after I tried to use the sscserve resetting program, so I have inadvertently affected the EPROM program somehow rather than having a mechanical problem. The C20 only has 2 buttons, on/off & maintenance. Is there a reset pattern for this? Is it just a matter of using the EPROM setting feature in sscserve or will that only get me in deeper?
by John H on Aug 19, 2004 at 10:18pm Add comment
John: To my knowledge, there is no Reset Procedure for a FATAL ERROR CONDITION on an Epson Printer. A fatal error is usually caused by either a service related problem that requires some cleaning, servicing and possibly lubrication, or an actual Hardware/Parts Failure. I'm sorry, but just as it sounds, that is the worse possible error on your printer. My guess is that your printer was probably already dirty and in need of some servicing and thats why the first problem occured [Waste Ink Pad Error Condition]. For some strange reason, one problem [even a paper jam, or sometimes simply replacing ink cartridges], seems to be enough to trigger other conditions that were already pending or close to occuring anyway. You may need to try and locate a Service Manual on-line, that you could download for in-depth troubleshooting, disassembly and servicing, if you want to try and locate your possible problem. There are approximatly 10 different things that can cause a FATAL ERROR on most Epson Printers and most of them involve HARDWARE PROBLEMS [bad/defective/failing electrical parts] in the "carriage assembly" or "paper feed assembly". You would normally know if you have been having any paper feed problems [jams, misfeeds, crooked feeding copies, etc]. You would also normally know if your printer was having any unusual or strange GRINDING NOISES or RATCHETING NOISES, that may indicate a DIRTY or DRY CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY. If your not sure about possible carriage problems, or just to eliminate that area, you might want to clean and lubricate that assembly. You need to eliminate possible problems and the carriage assembly is one of the biggest and most common problem areas, that cause that Fatal Error Condition. I will e-mail you some additional information on cleaning that carriage assembly, just in case you want to do it...Good Luck! Denny Conway...P.S. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals for most printers, at www.2manuals.com (most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 /- ), or from http://www.sm.copyprofi.net/index.htm [check prices of available Service Manuals].
by Denny Conway on Aug 20, 2004 at 9:35am Add comment
sir, i read your advise regarding epson fatal error and it seems i had the same problem i heard ratchering and grinding noises in my printer. I brought my printer n epson service center i guest three times with the same problem they can fix but after a few days it go back again with the same problem. im tired fed up in this routine so i decide to fix it by myself i dis assemble my R230 epson printer i remove the carriage assembly and clean the head including the sensor near the head. After i cleaned the assembly i asseble and try to run, unfortunately it gives error the lights of ink and paper blinks at the same time. According to the manual there is a paper inside the printer and the carriage assembly does not move, but, there is no paper inside. If i remove the paper and the error occured again i have to bring my printer to the service center. Can you help me how to solve this error, 2 lights blink at the same time. I have the resetter, but it does not work with this kind of error.

Please advice me what the best i can do for my printer.

Thank you very much, - Anonymous
it shows a fatal error message what to do i am unable to reset my epson t13 printer
- unknown
hello guys!!! i have a c41SX model printer. my problem is when i print some documents there`s nothing appear even a single letter on it. ill replace the cartridge with a new one and ill run the ssc utility but still nothing printing out.. is there`s any one who help me for my problem thanx...

by unknown on Sep 2, 2004 at 11:34pm Add comment
Hi kay...maybe u shoukd first the positioning of your CAP unit meybe the hose of or the position is misalign.. - Anonymous

maybe you should print a tested letter.
see you printhead if it is ok.

http://www.inksupplysystem.com/product/class/?49.html - brianhu

maybe you should print a tested letter.
test your printhead if it is ok.

http://www.inksupplysystem.com/product/class/?49.html - brianhu
The print head is clogged. Try running the print head utility a few times. Clean the print heads by performing a head cleaning followed by printing a nozzle check pattern. A head cleaning and nozzle check pattern must be performed as a cycle. After printing a nozzle check pattern, examine the printed dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are gaps in the dot pattern, continue with another cycle. Perform up to 3 cycles if necessary.

If that does not help then you can buy the print head cleaning kit from this site http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kea0.html and if you want to see what is involved in cleaning the print head using the kit this link will help http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/printhead.html If you would like to find out one reason why the print head clogged after changing the ink cartridge read this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/why.html if you want to really test the print output try printing the page from this link http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/Color.html
I hope this helps.

by unknown on Sep 2, 2004 at 11:54pm Add comment
How can i reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter without any utility program.printer model -epson stylus c40sx,anybody can help me.

by unknown on Oct 18, 2005 at 9:10pm Add comment
You can reset counter with Waste Ink Reset program only. Download free from http://www.EpsonReset.com - there is all Epson models
by master_s on Jan 23, 2006 at 11:53am Add comment
You should install an external waste ink tube and tank for your epson printers, here has some information.



This can direct all waste ink to an external tank where you will never ever use your waste ink pad, meaning you do not have to replace pad if it is full.
by unknown on Jan 24, 2006 at 2:03pm Add comment
Try cleaning the print heads to eleminate horizontal banding and other print problum.
by Muhammad Afzal on Oct 14, 2006 at 12:25am Add comment
have epson r200 which i used for one year and 3 days non stop
but then problems arose, parts in your printer are coming to the end of their service life, then it stopped never to print again. anyone got any idea`s. bought r220 but not a patch on the r200
by sox on Nov 24, 2006 at 11:43am Add comment
hi.. i am a epson technician...
choose the reset protection counter to reset your epson c43ux...
happy holidays!!!!
by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2006 at 5:33pm Add comment
manual epson resseter "troubleshooting: epson stylus f**king blinking!"

by kevin_hsu on Dec 10, 2006 at 7:41am Add comment
ei guys ive got a free software that works fine to me,,it is fully compatible to this printer models (c41sx,c41ux,c42sx,c4ux,c43sx,c43ux,c44ux),it is very simple to use,,,,,just go to this link http://www.eserviceinfo.com/download.php?fileid=22603 ,,or if this link expired juz e-mail me,,and il send u this file,,,i hope it can also help you,,,,tnx,(^-^),,,
by unknown on Jan 31, 2007 at 8:01pm Add comment
I have Epson R-350 printer but now appearing service required error.so Can you help me?I tried ssc utility software.Version is 4.20.

Thanks and Best Regards,
by unknown on Feb 8, 2007 at 1:02am Add comment
When you download and install the SSC utility you must right click on the icon in your taskbar and select "Show Main Window" to select your printer in BOTH boxes ---- the main list AND "Installed Printers" before the reset and other functions will work. After setting this you again right click on the icon and select "Protection Counter" --- "Show Current Value" to see the current count and the maximum limit allowed. If it needs resetting the 2 numbers will be very closely or exactly the same. To reset go back into the "Protection Counter" ---- "Reset Protection Counter".
by unknown on Feb 8, 2007 at 11:41am Add comment
You saved my day David! i had the r200 and ssc always worked fine for it. have the r220 now and tried all night to get it to reset it ( got really pissed off and went to bed before i threw it out a window or something). read you post and it made me realize that the bottom box was still set to r200 and the top was set to r220. It's all good now! thanks for jarring my memory.
by daddycat31 on Feb 9, 2007 at 8:43am Add comment
Almost threw away my R230 coz it don't work anymore. LED lights blinking and nothing can be done. I had open up the casing and try meddling with a few parts inside but wasn't successful. Until I came across this thread, downloaded the ssc, reboot, configure the scc and disable the epson monitor and my R230 works again. It's just like magic after felt much dissapointed.

Thanks a lot Wes.
by mee on Feb 13, 2007 at 7:43am Add comment
Help! I went through the process of washing out my waste ink pads on my Epson Stylus 880.

After reassembly I used the SSC program to reset the protection counter. It responded as described by some of you fellows, indicating that it was reset.
Then the on/off light continued to blink and also the paper light. Both ink lights were on and stationary.

Now the printer does not respond, except that when I turn on the printer, the ink carriage moves very slowly to the opposite end, then returns to its stored position very quickly

Looking for help, I found this latter condition indicated a paper scrap stuck somewhere. I can't find what may be causing the problem-----can't locate a paper scrap or other obstacle.

What should my next step be? Dismantle again? I felt lucky to get my Epson 880 back together.
Could the problem be in my carriage assembly?
I'm not in a position to take the printer to a repair shop.
by kosteldave on May 5, 2007 at 8:48am Add comment
Remedies for Fatal Error
A fatal error is basically caused by any of the following conditions:
-The printer does not detect the carriage in the home position.
-The printer does not detect signals from the linear scale.
-The ASF sensor does not detect the ASF home position.

When the Printer is
powered on:
• The CR unit
moves in the
capping area.(CR
unit is fixed with
CR lock lever.)
• The CR unit
moves and strikes
the left frame
because it is not
fixed with the CR
After that, the Panel
LED indicates the
Fatal Error.

Check the CR Encorder sensor board visually.
• In case the CR Encorder sensor board is not
mounted in the sensor mounting position, mount it
in the CR mounted position securely.
• In case the CR Encorder FFC is disconnected
from the connector on the CR Encorder sensor
board, connect it securely.
Also check that the sensor is free from
dust and paper debris.

Ink In A Wink
by Anonymous on May 5, 2007 at 10:00am Add comment
Wow, Inkinawink! That was impressive. However, I wish I could understand your suggestions, and put them into use.

The CR, I take is the movable ink carriage. I don't know what or where the "capping area" is or where or what the "locking lever" is. But it seems that I need to find a way to get the CR to lock.

I'm assuming that the "CR encorder sensor board" is the key to the problem. Can you tell me where to find it and what it looks like, and further, how to recognize the integrity of mounting position when I do locate it?

A similar question applies to the "CR Encorder FFC" connection to the "Encorder Sensor Board".

I feel confident that I will recognize debris when I locate the parts you suggest are malfunctioning.

I suppose a manual including pictures for my Epson 880 would be a help. But I don't have one. When attempting to download one from advice from fixyourownprinter, I get a blank screen.

You sound like you can help me, but I need more specific instructions. Can you do that, or lead me to a place that will.
Thanks, Dave
by kosteldave on May 6, 2007 at 10:13am Add comment
Looks like it was taken directly out of the Epson Service Manual, except for the repetitive misspelling of "encoder". I certainly wasn't impressed. Looks like gibberish to a novice. The encoder is a device that determines the position of the CR or the cartridge holder assembly. It does it through the use of a plastic encoder strip with lines on it that runs the length of the printer. The encoder board has some electronics on it and an optical sensor, composed of an LED and a photocell. The LED shines through the encoder strip. The photocell counts the lines as they pass by and thus determines where the assembly is and instructs it when and where to print. The capping area is on top of the service station to the right of the printer. That is the cartridge park position where the heads are cleaned and "capped" so the ink doesn't dry out and clog.
by moe on May 6, 2007 at 11:11am Add comment
Thanks Moe. I think I have identified the encoder strip as the clear, gray, 1/4" plastic strip that passes through the carriage as it moves from left to right. That strip appears to be intact and mounted securely.
In looking around the ink pad assembly I do not see anything electronic, so I'm assuming the encoder board and sensor are part of the Carriage assembly. How do I access it to determine if it's dirty?
Or, where else might I look?
Thanks again, Dave
by kosteldave on May 6, 2007 at 6:56pm Add comment
Hey i tried to help. I found the service manual, and the information within that might help solve the problem. That is what this forum is for right? To help people with fixing their printers? Spelling mistakes in service manuals are hardly a concern, and certainly not mine. Interpretation of the instructions in the said service manual are not my responsibility either. I helped point the person in the right direction to repairing his printer, if someone else can take over from there, and help him/her further, then that is wonderful, and what this forum is here for. I am not here to IMPRESS anyone, just to help if i can, and I feel I did that. And your welcome kosteldave, it was my pleasure :)
by tigerwan on May 7, 2007 at 9:35am Add comment
Whoa! I hope everyone helping can sit back and reflect a bit. I'm truly sorry if anyone gets offended.
That said, I'm hoping for some additional information ----like, how do I access the sensor and its mounting? Thanks. Dave
by kosteldave on May 7, 2007 at 10:51am Add comment
When I respond to questions, I try do it from the point of view that the poster doesn't know the difference between an inkjet and a laser, which most don't.
I realize tigerwan was trying to help, but service manuals are not written from practical field experience, they are purely theory. This makes them mostly useless. Considering the misspellings, it was probably written by an English speaking person in Japan. I've seen misspellings in HP manuals as well, photos printed backwards, and all kinds of other mistakes. This is why I don't use service manuals. Instead of helping, they usually make the repair take twice as long.
by moe on May 7, 2007 at 12:17pm Add comment
Thanks for your comments, Moe. I grasp your frustration with manuals. However, I have neither a manual or the practical knowledge it takes to make my 880 printer viable.
If you could respond to my question about the location and access to my 880's encoder, I would appreciate it.

Another Question, I bought this used Epson 880 because I was having trouble with my Epson stylus 740. Having used the 740, and liking it for several years, I wanted to continue with Epson machines. Another reason is that available ink is cheaper.

I recently moved from a humid climate, where I never had problems with the ink pad drying out, to a very dry climate. Now, If I don't use my 740 every day, my black ink stops flowing. The cleaning of the print head works most of the time, other times not. Then I go through the process of wetting the ink pad with windex, and that usually works. Right now however, with a recently installed new black cartridge, I am not able to get the ink flowing. My color cartridge seems to do ok. Do you know what may be going on that my black ink is so stubborn?

And perhaps a dumb question: Why is it wrong to remove a cartrige from the CR and then place it back in? I would like to try cleaning under the cartridge. If I do, must I replace the nearly full black cartridge with a new one?

I really appreciate your help.
A printer novice, Dave
by kosteldave on May 8, 2007 at 10:32am Add comment
Hello kosteldave
I'm familiar with the encoder set up on the C86, which from Moe's description suggests it's common to most (all?) Epsons. The encoder strip (which you have identified as the thin plastic ribbon with thousands of vertical lines on it) passes through a thin slot at the top rear of the ink carriage. This slot locates the encoder strip in the correct position for the 'reader' to count the lines on the strip as the carriage zips back and forth. Thus the encoder electronics are by the slot on the carriage. I'm not familiar with the internals of the encoder unit, but you must slide out the strip before working on it. Remove the encoder strip by first releasing its tension spring at the left end. Then unhook it from the metal retaining tang at the right end. The left end is still retained by a slot and hook, which requires a 90 degree turn of the strip. Do this by first pulling the strip through the carriage slot to the left side. Using tweezers, you can then manouvre the strip off the retainer hook at the left end. You'll probably have to remove or at least displace the carriage to get into the encoder itself. Releasing the carriage from the chassis guides might be complicated. On the C86, you must release two lugs/snap fasteners each side of the carriage body. When that's done, the carriage splits into two sections horizontally. This separation opens the guide system enough to lift the carriage off the chassis. Yours may differ in the detail.

As to removing carts to work on the print head, I do it all the time. Mainly to reset the chips after the SSC Utility finally zeros them. Anyway, the reason people say not to do it is you lose hydraulic lock between the ink in the cart and the ink feed system in the head. Personally, I've never found this a problem to overcome. After working on the head, replace the cart and run as many cleaning cycles as required to suck out the air in the lines. It's a slow job, but a darned sight better than fitting new carts every time. The reason new carts work so well is the complete absence of any air within them. They are packed under vacuum, so peeling off the strip to vent them through the top ensures a bubble-free flow straight away. And it's a good money spinner for Epson. But if you take my advice you won't use Epson Durabrites anyway. They are the surefire way to blockages.

JaX - WaveGuide
My Epson stylusPhoto 950 needs resetting as the Red ink button is on all the time and the green power button is flashing. Just fitted new ink tanks, and waste ink tank must be full as all ink indicators are showing greyed out with a cross on each. Can anyone let me have the reset info. Last time it happened it cost me £25 to have it reset, 2 minutes work. Thanks vey much .
by unknown on Jun 26, 2007 at 12:52am Add comment
David's fix saved my printer. I was ready to throw it away. I am very mad at Epson. Very shady way getting to buy a printer. Thanks
David. You Rule. I did have to soft initialize the printer to stop the ink light and paper light flashing alternately. Right clicking on the SSC ikon (after downloading the software of course) opens up a whole world of printer options. Oh.. Model R220
by unknown on Jun 29, 2007 at 8:24pm Add comment
after downloading the scc service utility and reset all counters(for your printer model reset counter is for special purpose ony.please use ink frezzer instead) that will appear....my printer still does not work....two red blinking light alternately when i switch on my printer....help me plssssss
by drachir_1988 on Jul 4, 2007 at 7:44pm Add comment
Try using the Protection Counter reset not the Ink Freezer.
JaX - WaveGuide
tanx WaveGuide.....my printer is now owrking...thank you so much.....your such a good man...thank you so much...
by drachir_1988 on Jul 5, 2007 at 9:52pm Add comment
The LINK to the SSC Utility software wouldn't work for me....



by unknown on Jul 24, 2007 at 4:22am Add comment
Here's another site hosting the SSC Utility: http://www.inkjetprinterhelp.us

JaX - WaveGuide
pls. help! i am using epson c79 and it just stop functioning. the two (2) lights blink alternately. how can i fix this? if the problem is to reset, where can i download the program to fix?
by unknown on Jul 25, 2007 at 4:15am Add comment
Wow! It's only mentioned 1,253 times on the forum and immediately above your post.
by moe on Jul 25, 2007 at 8:31am Add comment
I have an epson stylus photo r230 printer and the ink error just came out. I have used ssc but the red light on the ink out button won't go away. I have used this on two r230 printers.
I would appreciate some help.
Thanks guys :)
by jansenrose on Jul 26, 2007 at 5:07pm Add comment
SSC Utility doesn't stop the ink running out. Once the ink out light shows, you have to do something about it. Like change the cart or reset the chip. The printer should tell you which cart to check.
JaX - WaveGuide
I have an Epson Stylus Photo RX425 printer, where all the lights are blinking, indicating that the ink waste pads have to be replaced, which I did. I used the SSC service utility program to reset the counter, without success. The RX425 is not listed in the configuration setup, so I used the unsupported model. Even so it said that the counter is reset, the lights are still blinking, and the printer is not working .
Can anybody help me?
Greetings from the Canary Islands
by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2007 at 6:09am Add comment
Ihave an epson R270 printer is there now a available ssc vrsion for this kind of printer? I can not reset my printer
by unknown on Sep 2, 2007 at 11:16pm Add comment

I have just found this for a free, so i'm gonna give you this for FREE also...just to return a goodwill :) Goodluck!

here's the link for the program it worked for my epson c79 and i guess will work also with R270


God Bless!
Wave100 - Anonymous
Yup, i'm quite sure it's the waste ink pad. but alternatively there's a chance that u dont have to change it yet, you only need to reset the waste ink counter. In doing so...u need a program such as the one i've posted prior to your message.
by unknown on Sep 14, 2007 at 7:53pm Add comment

Help, i have the epson stylus photo rx425 and all the lights are flashing and and it says it needs maintenance, now i have read everyones tips and i used the ssc reset program and yet it hasnt work and still the lights are flashing!

I have no idea what to do, any hints would be very grateful

by Oat on Sep 24, 2007 at 10:59am Add comment
I just reset the ink pad counter on my Epson RX425. When you've downloaded the SSC utility, look for the "rx42*" printer option (it's buried in a string of printer types) when you are configuring it for the printer type. Once installed and configured, go to the SSC icon in the system tray (picture of a printer) and right click it. One of the options is for Protection Counter. Chose the reset option (you need to enter "yes" to say you've changed the ink pad) and then switch the printer off and back on again.

Read the Help file in SSC first.

I tried to get to the ink pad but couldn't get the printer case open. Has anyone else been able to get at the ink pad?

Derek - Anonymous
help me plsssss.my printer epson r230 is keep on stopping after printing of 4 copies of a4 size.....it wont finish the last a4 it seems it was paused.help me plsssssssss.
by unknown on Sep 28, 2007 at 11:48pm Add comment
try this link to ssc and it does work but read instructions first


by unknown on Sep 29, 2007 at 3:13am Add comment
I was encouraged to learn there's hope for my Epson Stylus C62, which was printing perfectly up until the "Service Required" message popped up. I understand this was due to the setting related to the projected number of start-ups/head cleanings anticipated to fill the waste pad, and that the counter can be reset using the SSC Service Utility.

When I went to the site to download the software, I saw that it was for Windows only. Does comparable software exist for Mac users?

Thanks so much,
by ellieevans on Oct 8, 2007 at 3:39pm Add comment

use the following 2 links


this is the utility to download


this is an instruction manual on how to do it which even has pretty pictures detailing how

by unknown on Dec 8, 2007 at 4:19am Add comment
I have Epson Stylus DX4450, is SSC utility compatible with my printer? Does version 4.30 can reset my cartridges?
Thanks for the answer.
by unknown on Jan 15, 2008 at 3:02pm Add comment
by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2008 at 11:32pm Add comment
I have had the waste tank full problem, but not any more.

What a great programme!!!!!

Stops the buggers stitching us up!!!

by unknown on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:57pm Add comment
I already have ssc..But the problem is i cannot know how to operate it.My printer is broken because of wrong procedure that i can do.my printer is epson r230..and the light of ink and trash is lighting alternate..please help me
by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2008 at 11:42pm Add comment

use the following 2 links


this is the utility to download


this is an instruction manual on how to do it which even has pretty pictures detailing how

and yes the rx230 is covered just read the lists however it may only 'freeze' the ink counter
by unknown on Feb 5, 2008 at 12:03am Add comment
I have epson stylus photo R350
It is non on the list of sscserve
pls solv my problem.
by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2008 at 7:46pm Add comment
I pls solv my problem.
epson stylus photo R350 - Anonymous

if you have downloaded the SSC utility start it and go into configuration

look down the list until you finf R340. Try using this one;

If not scroll to the bottom and find 'unsupported models'

try these either new or old

hope it helps
by unknown on Feb 7, 2008 at 12:30am Add comment
I can't get the magenta to print on my Epson R-340. Have done cleaning cycle 8-10 times and replaced all cartridges! Please Help!
by jedalton on Feb 19, 2008 at 12:15pm Add comment
Printer head is clogged, there is no way to fix it unfortunately. You can try the cleaning kits here, but low chance it will fix it if there is Zero magenta. - PrinterGod
ok thanks
by jedalton on Feb 19, 2008 at 12:38pm Add comment
display (service requred) my epson R230 printer, whatcan ido please help
by unknown on Feb 27, 2008 at 5:18am Add comment
download the scc service utility then reset protection counter then switch off your printer and switch on again.
- Anonymous
the SSC ver 4.20 doesn't support my epson stylus C43UX..how can i fix it?pls help me..
by username on Mar 5, 2008 at 9:39am Add comment
hi username,

oh but yes it does you merely type in 4x for printer type but just read the instructions it tells you how
by unknown on Mar 6, 2008 at 12:47am Add comment
i have the adjustment program for cx2900
my mail is [email protected]
by svenby on Mar 11, 2008 at 5:36pm Add comment
Hi, Hope someone can help. I have an Epson 1290 which has stopped working. When I switch it on it goes through the initial startup then the red light comes on and stays on ( not flashing) The green light is not on. I have read through this thread and tried the SSC program to try to reset the ink counter but it does not fix the problem. I have also tried numerous combinations of holding different buttons when switching on with no success. Can someone tell me what the permanent red light means, and if it can be fixed please.
Note- when I use the SSC utility and try "show current value" under the protection counter menu I get the message "some error occurred" I don't know if this is significant and is an indication that the utility has not installed correctly, but I have tried re-installing with no luck.

Please could someone help!


by unknown on Apr 27, 2008 at 6:09am Add comment
dear all
looking for epson resetter
by unknown on Apr 27, 2008 at 8:06am Add comment
I have reset the warning but would like to have a bit of info as to where I can locate the offending pads please.

by chevvy on Apr 28, 2008 at 8:08am Add comment

use the following 3 links


this is the utility to download


this is an instruction manual on how to do it which even has pretty pictures detailing how

the third link is a step by step pictorial on how to change the pads


by unknown on Apr 28, 2008 at 9:24am Add comment
Thanks a lot. Your help was appreciated.

Herb - Herb Zimmerman
I have tried running the SSC utility, but when I try to view the "show current value" under the protection counter it says "some error occurred" I don't know if this an indication that the program is not working properly.
Also if anyone knows what a permanent red maintenance light, but no green light on an Epson 1290 means I would appreciate their input. I am still trying to find out if the problem is due to the ink overflow or something else.

by unknown on Apr 28, 2008 at 9:52am Add comment
I have the same problem, Keith. (re. Post of 4/28/2008) It seems as if the fault that results in all the lights on my printer (Epson Stylus Photo 870) flashing renders the printer "non-communicable". When I click "show current value" in SSC, it returns the message: "Printer off, or some other problem". Have you - or anyone else - found out how to get round this problem yet? Thanks.

Roger - Dodger0
My Epson Stylus Photo RX530 goes through the motions of printing but it got smudgy and then faint and now nothing at all - the paper comes out clean. The user manual is no help at all, and I've been through all the 'Utility' routines umpteen times.
The 'Clean Print Head' results in a number 5 appearing and I can do nothing further until I have pressed the 'Start' button 5 times.. Could all this have something to do with this 'Waste reset Utility' I keep reading about on this site?
by unknown on May 24, 2008 at 6:10am Add comment
i have an epson c79 and a r230.
the SSC utility works great with the r230 but it doesnt support the c79. i have even tried opening my c79 and washing the ink waste pad. i tried the indoreset_c79 (just google it) and it works. just follow the instructions carefully. it also works on a number of epson printer models.
by unknown on Jun 9, 2008 at 7:38pm Add comment
Was successfully using "Ink Power" brand compatible cartridges for my Epson CX7000F printer without a problem. Ran out of black ink today and when I put in the compatible cartridge the printer does not recognize it and actually says all the cartridges need to be replaced. Message in screen on printer says " Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Ink Cartridge Error. Cartridge Replacement Necessary." When I put in an original Epson cartridge (old and empty) it works but says empty and needs replaced. Tried unplugging and waiting 30 min. but no luck. Any reason why they were working for a while but not now? Any suggestions to get the printer to recognize the other brands chip?

by rpf on Jun 22, 2008 at 4:33pm Add comment
I have the perrenial black ink problem! BUT the jert is clear and I have just fitted a CISS system! Managed to route the ink, but still no print! Colour is also intermittent??? So again ANYONE sussed any effective fixes as NOT yet supported by the No1 programme!


by chrisgod on Jul 4, 2008 at 10:38am Add comment
Well after trying all my own fixes! I can get NO sense at all from the printer! I even looked for and found the FYOP unblocking kit I bought last time. NOTHING at all with several flushes? I think the printer itself is U/S but Epson will not of course cover warranty due to NONE Epson carts being used? (Or WILL they) I have just contacted the original supplier of the carts to see what he can do if anything. BUT looks like the dechetterie is getting ANOTHER Epson printer!! - chrisgod
I have just got a message saying SERVICE REQUIRED Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. See your printer documentation.I have an Epson R200 and it still prints but this message stays up on the screen.How can I get rid of it.
by unknown on Jul 6, 2008 at 4:51am Add comment
Hi all,
Anyone out there with sscserve utility which supports the epson r285, tried everywhere but cannot find one.
Any help would be welcome. cheers chiller41
by chiller41 on Jul 22, 2008 at 1:48pm Add comment
Hi all,
Anyone out there with sscserve utility which supports the epson r285, tried everywhere but cannot find one.
Any help would be welcome. cheers chiller41

If you get any answers will you please forward them
Mike - Anonymous
I have a CX8400. I always use aftermarket carts when available.
Anyone have a chip reset utility for this model?
I checked out the SSC Service utility but the cx8400 isn't listed.

I almost always prefered epson printers but this one seems cheaper than cheap. This will be my last Epson..

Ya gotta love their lawsuit against people who can make and sell epson ink carts cheaper than they do....I think they just call this GREED ....

I hope their stock tanks...!
by unknown on Aug 8, 2008 at 6:51pm Add comment
i have downloaded the SSC software to reset the waste pade change notice (protection error) to my EPSON R270, but it is not working.

it is working correct for 830U, R230
please tell me how to reset R270 protection error

by unknown on Aug 18, 2008 at 8:11pm Add comment
any solution on my r230 epson...print has an vertical print...tried many head cleaning and nozzle check but still it has vertical print...help me plsssssssss...
by drachir_1988 on Aug 19, 2008 at 4:47am Add comment
Any gurus out there know how to help reset waste ink counter on an epson cx5000. it's hooked up to my iMac running OS 10,4... or know the combination of buttons to push on the epson cx5000...
(the 2manual website didn't have an active link for me to download my manual - still waiting for a reply form them...)
by unknown on Sep 26, 2008 at 12:20pm Add comment

Don't know if you will find help here. It should take you to find Epson chip re-setters. I saw the cx5000 listed there. - Anonymous
I am using the SSC 4.3 utility on my Epson R340 printer and it is not solving the 'Service required. See your manual for details' message this time. I have successfully used it previously (had to use it almost every time I turn on the printer). I have also redirected the waste ink to an external container. Any suggestions?
by hbrobbins on Oct 3, 2008 at 12:52pm Add comment
Please Somebody help me. Is there a reseter program for Epson Stylus Photo R280? If there is please tell me hwere to download it. Thank you.
by unknown on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:06pm Add comment
I just purchased an R280 and had the same question. Try the following site: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f123/r280-waste-ink-251681/ -- this describes how to reroute the waste ink to an external container. Also at the the bottom is a link to Epson for the reset utility. I tried it and it redirects to another site when the R280 model is requested. It appears to be the correct one (I have not tried it yet). It asks for email address, model and s/n -- they will then send an activation code. I believe this also leads to a download site for the actual reset utility. - Anonymous
Hello how are you? I have a Epson Stylus Photo R230 Printer and keep getting this message: SERVICE REQUIRED Parts inside your printer are near the end of their service life. See your printer documentation. everytime i print something.
Can anyone help me? How do i get rid of it?
Thanks for your time
by unknown on Nov 9, 2008 at 1:21am Add comment
Epson now offers the reset program. Go here http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/InkPadsForm.jsp and follow the prompts.
by unknown on Nov 19, 2008 at 10:22am Add comment
Thanks for the tutorial on how to bypass the waste ink pad ... just did it ... took ten mins and works great
by unknown on Nov 22, 2008 at 1:55pm Add comment
Hi Guys,
I've got an epson stylus C90 series, but can't read by SSC utility version 4,30. Please help me for that problem. What version can read epson stylus c90, and where i can get it. Thank's.
by unknown on Jan 7, 2009 at 11:53pm Add comment
you can take out the ink pad by your own and dry it out with a hair dryer, just need to wait a little bit or you can get a very good waste ink kit like


this page also describes how to install the waste ink to an external bottle for most epson printers..

It's a little item that will save money and hassles and has everything you need, good for the dual tube waste ink tank too. Only 7 dollars and it works for all epson printers, or you can find your own bottle and tubes.

good luck!

by unknown on Jan 9, 2009 at 1:10am Add comment
Hi, thanks a lot, your post saved my printer ...and the money i'd have paid for a new one, i couldn't find the right model(RX425) but your hint helped a lot. Thanks again.
by unknown on Feb 3, 2009 at 1:32am Add comment
You're going to need a reset utility and sort out an external tank.

The latter requires some instructions which you can find via this link:

The reset utility seems to be available at 2manuals.com but it'll cost you to get it... Not seen it anywhere else unfortunately.
by websnail on Mar 5, 2009 at 3:03pm Add comment
I have an Epson Stylus Photo R260 and I replaced my cartridges about 3 months ago. During initial install, everything was fine. Went to print about a month and a half ago and it's saying the yellow and black are not genuine. They said Epson on the box and the other 4 work. I've tried reinstalling and cleaning the contacts. Any other suggestions?? Really don't want to pay for 2 new cartridges when these should be perfectly fine.
by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2009 at 6:33am Add comment
The "non-genuine" scare tactic is something that's specific to Epson's Status Monitor.

You can disable that by going to:
- Printers & Faxes
- Locate and right click on the R260 printer line
- Choose "Printing Preferences"
- Click on the "Maintenance" tab
- Look for and click on the "Speed & Progress" button near the botton
- Tick the "Disable Status Monitor 3" item
- Click OK/Done to get out of all the windows you've opened up

You should now find you don't get bugged by the status monitor although you'll need to monitor your ink levels via the printer now.
by websnail on Mar 23, 2009 at 5:54am Add comment
You can fold up a paper towel and use that.

by philly5706 on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:23pm Add comment
Thanks, philly5706...I will try this once I have good instructions on locating the pads in my 820 Epson printer... - Martha F
I encountered a maintenance error on my R230 printer. I tried downloading the SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printer, and its amazing!!! It really worked!!! I thought i already have to dump my printer but with the help of SSC Service Utility I was able to make my printer work again.... Thank you very much!!!!

you can download the software at www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
by bosskoto on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:24pm Add comment
hi sir maam

can u pls. help me where can i download the ssc service utility of epson stylus photo rx690.thank you
by badhaylyguy on Aug 17, 2009 at 7:34pm Add comment
The info is right above your post. the very last line.
by Anonymous on Aug 17, 2009 at 8:39pm Add comment
Many thanks to forumers. The SSC worked for C65; printer is now working. Thanks again.
by unknown on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:47am Add comment
printer saya epson 880 blinking 3 indikator lampu berkedip semua bagaimana mengatasinya terima kasih atas petunjuknya
by unknown on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:02am Add comment
Tengok post atas dari Wes.
Install SSC dari ini web http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html

- Anonymous
how to get software resetter Epson stylus T 11
by Manyol on Sep 12, 2009 at 11:27pm Add comment
plese i need reset eeprom epson DX 4450 please help
by unknown on Sep 18, 2009 at 4:26pm Add comment
plese i need reset eeprom epson DX 4450 please help
by unknown on Sep 18, 2009 at 4:31pm Add comment
The SSC utility will not reset many of the printer produced in the last 18 months so printers like the:

RX690, T11, DX4450, R1900, NX400, etc... will NOT be reset using it.

Because it's very difficult to find resetter information in one place, I decided to compile a list of the resetters, mod instructions (for fitting an external waste tank) and any other relevant information into a spreadsheet (it took months!)

The result is this reference tool:

It also has an introduction to waste ink issues with some clear explanations of what causes them and how to fix them.

Hopefully you'll find it useful.. but PLEASE NOTE... most of the new printers are now only resettable using an adjustment utility from 2manuals. These cost quite a bit of money and are NOT free... Sorry, but Epson have tied things down a lot since adjustment utilities were free.

Also worth noting that there are other resources and information on wasteink.co.uk and I tend to keep that site up to date with any news on guides, tips, etc...

Hope that lot helps some of you trying to find information for your printer.

by websnail on Oct 2, 2009 at 3:38am Add comment
Hello, can enyone help me how to reset epson DX3800 ? Thanks for Yours help.
by unknown on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:13am Add comment
Or any number of other sources. Google it.
by philly5706 on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:03pm Add comment
this has been the greates challenge to me. I can't find anywhere a reset program, or a place where they have it without paying. dam.n every person that has it wants 70 or 80 dollars for it, I think is a little overpriced dont you think? well I hope this fantastic comunity would help me find it as I really need it my multifuntion printer is now a multi-waste because I cant use anything no fax no scaner no printing just because the ink pads have reach the end of their lives :(.
by Geor-G on Oct 25, 2009 at 8:03am Add comment
Did you get the reset software for the epson artisan 800 I need it really bad and can't find it any where. if you found it could you share. I've spent days looking.


Philip - unknown
I have an Epson Stylus CX4600. I have reset the waste utility and the printer is working again thanks to many suggestions in the forum. Now I am trying to find how to clean the waste pad so that the ink does not leak under the printer. It has not leaked yet, but I understand that it will if the pad is not cleaned. All the websites I have tried for free downloads of service manuals are from old forums, and those sites no longer exist! Can anyone help me find how to clean the ink waste pad? Thank you!
by gjscorpio on Oct 26, 2009 at 7:18pm Add comment
thanks so much everyone...the reset worked for me...my r230 is now working again..
i used the ssc reset software by ssclg, ver 4.3
by unknown on Nov 16, 2009 at 6:40am Add comment
I have an epson r200 that I just love and I got the same message. I have a mac and need to download the reset software for mac. Does anyone have a source for this???
by doubledot on Dec 17, 2009 at 6:04pm Add comment
what i did was borrow a laptop then downloaded the reset software using windows and installed the printer there. once the rest fixed the blinking lights i just installed the printer back to the mac and it works fine until now. - unknown
No. There is no reset software for MAC's.
by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:25pm Add comment
Epson R265
CISS Installed

hey all, i got the 2 dreaded light of death about 3 weeks ago now , so i reset the counters that werent even close to being full anyway, but it fxed the problem, anyway the printer would do a fair bit of printing but then it wud stop so turning it off and on again would stop the light blinking, but now its started and no matter what it wont stop blinking lights :),

Anyway i managed to get an error code 0x50 (CR cannot locate home position)
now there is only one place on the web that has anything on this matter, and 1> you have to register 2> its in russian and 3> the translator wont translate the registration pages so no good there.

Anyway i wondered if anyone has seen this problem before and can guide me please.
by hensucker on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:07pm Add comment
Hi all i am having exactly the same problem have used the scc and the resetter where you have to reset the date to jan 20 2007 with still no joy,anyone had the same problem and got a fix would be much appreciated thanks - Anonymous
Hi, how you delete this troble? - unknown
i have lots of epson resetters email me on jacklee366athotmail.com
by jacklee on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:18pm Add comment
Well I have xp as a partition on my pc, I have tried the sscserve utility but that has no effect
I have tried the software that u have to set you pc back to 20th january 2007 for it to work
And still nothing, I just have fatal error code something to do with the ink cradle apparently
I just think its dead! Epson shouldn't do it they are gay!
by hensucker on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:43pm Add comment
epson me 30 anything
by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 at 11:35pm Add comment
by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:30am Add comment
i dont believe there is a fix out there, i have just basically given up hope and decided to go buy a new printer, someone said the had the genuine epson software and it was gonna cost me, but i think its possibly just the ssc tool
all is not worthy the printer i presume is dead!
by hensucker on Dec 27, 2009 at 4:41am Add comment
messed about and fixed the fatal error 0x50 as above,carraige had dissconected somehow
by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:52am Add comment
Disconnected from what can I ask I'd love to fix it! To what extent did u dismantle u printer?
by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2009 at 11:33am Add comment
0x50 carraige.try this --- turn off printer then press and hold down ink button turning printer back on holding both buttons down should go through cycle of new ink cart;ink button will flash, my carraige slid across easily so wasnt engaged i did this and held the carraige till it located , didnt dismantle printer let me know if this works for you thanks... [email protected]
anyone else had truble posting on here?
by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2009 at 3:06am Add comment
Take respect
I have a epson R230 printer, But now a day's this printed photo has not proper print. that mean's -- Hair color not mach,
Background color is being dirty, and pulse red color on unexpectely.
plz a solution me.
by unknown on Jan 21, 2010 at 11:44pm Add comment
when will the ssc utility work on the px700w ,px710w & px800w
by moby2800 on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:32am Add comment
No the SSC utility won't work with anything that is newer than about 18 months to 2 years old (ie: newer printers).

You will need to locate a suitable Adjustment utility and use that instead.

To check for known availability you can use this tool:

It will at least tell you if a utility is available or not.. and in some cases, provide a download link. - websnail
How to Refill T0731 Cartridge of Epson Stylus T10? Please with Procedure and Pictures.... Thanks
by Yano_54 on Feb 11, 2010 at 6:46pm Add comment
I have the Epson Stylus Photo R800. I installed the SCC Untility but it can't find my device. The program says it supports my printer. What can I do to fix?
by unknown on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:20pm Add comment
I have had several R800's, and had it work by designating a similar SCC model like R1800, or R770 or something like that. I forget which ones actually worked.
- jsuliot
Have R280....had no clue if one cartridge ran out of ink I wouldn't be able to print at all....AHAHHAHAHA...what a F'cking scam!!! Anyway, how do I get around this...I only print in black anyway for CDs.

by duffycoug on Feb 23, 2010 at 4:13pm Add comment
by unknown on Feb 24, 2010 at 3:17am Add comment
All of the newer reset programs from Epson are time limited for use. Furthermore, they do not publish reset programs for all of their printers.


by philly5706 on Feb 24, 2010 at 1:20pm Add comment
hello. i have the latest ssc service utility and have tried doing a reset on my c65. after the reset i took the catridge out of the printer and loaded it with ink, put the catridge back and still not working.

the ink light indicator is still lighting up after this procedure and wont print.
I already have tried re-installing the printer drivers and still no luck.
by the way this is the first time i tried refilling the catridges so the ink waste pad is still very clean.
any help will be great.

by unknown on Mar 8, 2010 at 7:46pm Add comment
how can i reset the waste ink pad message on my epson cx8400 when the ssc won't work.
by carmelo on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:05pm Add comment
I have an Epson Stylus Photo R2400 printer and I am getting an end of service life error. I am reading all these posts, bot I do not see any for my model. Will the instrctions for some of these other models work on mine? Does anyone know? I would appreciate some help. Thanks
by unknown on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:10pm Add comment
I reset DX4450 with this -
Just unzip and run ServiceFT.exe
by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 at 5:08am Add comment
i have read that putting the ssc in to r270 will reset the px700 & px710 & px800 i have tryed this on my px710 and i do get some responce frome the printer but my printer is not showing the parts need serviceing message i just whanted to know if some els has the mesage and if this realy works to reset the wast ink counters on the px range.
by unknown on Mar 20, 2010 at 5:45am Add comment
hi guys, i have an epson c65 which i just manually cleaned its inkhead (detached and flushed the head w/ isopropyl alcohol). i was able to declogged the head but when i test print after several inkhead cleaning (built-in) not any prints come out. it seems the printer head isn't sucking any ink. am using CIS btw. i have also check and cleaned the purge pad.

what else is wrong, pls help. TIA
by marvzky on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:35am Add comment
Anyone try this on an Artisan 700 printer....
I know it's not on the list....
All my lights are flashing after using a different brand cartridge.. I've used non OEM cartridges before......

by unknown on Mar 21, 2010 at 9:07am Add comment
I have an Epson photo stylus 820
I have been using remanufactured black ink cartridges with no problem and my color is low or better yet actually empty and I haven't been able to figure out how to reset it so it doesn't read it as an error I have tried resetting counters and also resetting the cartridge but haven't been able to figure much out

Before it had a yellow yield sign on my main Epson utility and now it's a circle with an X I am also running the SSC software and when I refresh its as error no think but don't know what else to do

I'm paralyzed from the neck down so I am using voice recognition and if there's any mistakes in my spelling and grammar please excuse them thank you all for your time and consideration
by Breaker on Apr 2, 2010 at 7:47pm Add comment
The SSC utility will not reset the ink cartridge chips. It will freeze the ink count but not reset the ink count. You will need a chip resetter for that.
by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 at 9:57pm Add comment
I don't care about the color I want to be able to just print and regular black and white that way I can write letters to family and friends being that I'm paralyzed I was thinking about looking for just a regular black printer do you have any recommendations for something simple. - Breaker
You have to have the color even to print black. Ink jet printers use composite black which is produced from the color ink cartridge. You can't get around it.

Many have tried to work around this. Your best bet is to get a laser printer.
by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 at 1:37pm Add comment
This is only sorta true.
Some printers may not have black ink (is this true?).
In order to do some black tones, color may be required.
Some printers may require that other colors be installed (is this true?).
Most computers allow a print setup option that can restrict printing to only black. Perhaps this should be the default option. Perhaps it is not because black is more expensive than color (is this really true since black must use all other colors?)
More discussion is needed.
- nodttiurp
OK bottom line is. The printer requires both ink cartridges.
by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 at 10:33pm Add comment
No,only one ink cartridge, black, is required since most computers allow a print setup option that can restrict printing to only black. At least 3 color cartridges are required for multi-color, usually black is the fourth. - nodttiurp
That's the thing
I have a full black but no color and it's not letting the print I also downloaded and all the driver that allows for all me the black and no color to be used but haven't been able to get it to work on my operating system.
I have Epson photo stylist 820 with the old driver that allows for only black or color to be used

And I also have been a software that keeps giving me the warning that I need color
Haven't been able to figure it out
But it's not a problem I'm looking into getting a ciss with ARc
by Breaker on Apr 10, 2010 at 2:14pm Add comment
nodttiurp does not know what they are talking about. If he did your printer would be working. And it is not. You have to have both ink cartridges IN THE PRINTER reguardless of what nodttiurp thinks. You WILL burn out the print head if you could only use one ink cartridge.

Common sense is not so common these days.
by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 at 2:17pm Add comment
I know you're very correct it needs both
And yes that is very true common sense is very difficult to come across nowadays lol
I was looking everywhere for something very old but they don't make them anymore lolI wasn't sure if I want to get the ciss for my printer but I'm going to go ahead and get it I was only thinking about that because what if something happens to the printer but it's compatible with a few different models so if something happens to this one that was given to me secondhand I'm just going to get another one that will be compatible with my ciss system
by Breaker on Apr 10, 2010 at 2:26pm Add comment
OOOOOOOOOOOOK. Let's clear up a few things.


In no particular order:
1) Many older "entry level" [read: cheap] printers used the 3 color system described in the thread. They made up a horrendous greanbrownpurple color & called it black. It wasn't. Most newer printers use a 4 or more color system.
1a) Mfrs (stands for manufacturers or m^\%$#@*&#R&*s) found it was more profitable to sell a 4 color printer cheaper, and make up the cost on the replacement ink - $$$$ again. Kodak was one of the first ones to kick butt on lower cost per page inkjets. Seems like one or two others have followed - a trend maybe??

2) THE ONLY only printers that will let you print with ONLY the Black cartridge are/were the ones that use the combo cartridge/printhead or 'hybrid' systems typified by HP, Lexmark and Dell (Made by Lexmark, but juuuuust different enough to p--- off the Pope).
2a) There were some 3 color printers that allowed you to choose black or color by which cartridge you installed - Black or tri-color.
****THE REASON: If you allow any part of the working ink system to dry out or get contaminated, you're bummin'. End of story.
You **may** get lucky and be able to save a dried out printhead, but not one clogged by contamination from dust getting into the inlet tube (HELLLOOOO - the reason they tell you not to remove the empty til you have the new one!). Works the same as a kidney stone - pass it & you're fine; don't and it blocks the kidney's outlet tube and your in serious trouble, not to mention it hurts like ----.
2b) This is also the same reason all changeable tank printers (as opposed to printers who use the hybrid printhead & ink combo cartridges) won't let you print ANY color if any one of the 4 (or more) tanks is empty. This is also why your "empty" ink tanks are usually not completely empty - a little reserve to keep the system wet and primed until you replace the cartridge.
by YourWhatHurts on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:31pm Add comment

3) Black only: May be controlled by the computer, but you still have to have ink in ALL of the remaining cartridges!! You still waste color ink in the cleaning process no matter which color(s) you tell it to print. I my experiance, Brothers are one of THE most ink hungry printers. We used to go through about a cartridge a month or so of one color or another even sitting idle! BTW, Brother has had some units whose photo is as good as more expensive printers; key is which ones and the less expensive ones are not rated for heavy use.

4)TIA - You have no idea how small the jet holes are! They are so fine, that even wiping them with the wrong thing (or even a q-tip on some) will clog as oppose to open them. I'm NOT saying you definitely trashed your printhead, just kinda an FYI - it is possible. Side note: The reason Epson printers (most notably the 1280) were so popular for dye sublimation printing (t-shirts, hats, coasters, tiles, coffee mugs, etc) is that they were for the most part, the only non-commercial printers whose printheads would hold up under highly abrasive sublimation inks!

5) My experience with the absorber or waste ink pads has been that many will run after a counter reset until something el$se breaks. NOT ALL, so don't whine at me because it puked on your 15th century graddenza. I have also successfully washed several pads. Your mileage may vary.

by YourWhatHurts on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:35pm Add comment


6) THIS SECTION APPLIES TO ALL TYPES OF PRINTERS ! ! ! I hear more people bag on their printer for paper jams!! My experience owning and repairing printers has shown that the paper and environmental factors are 95\% of the cause jams in otherwise good printers. I found: Use at least 20# paper, don't buy more than you will use in a year, Store it right - FLAT - NOT on edge or end!!! Looks cool in the store that way, but that's for a short time Keep your paper warm and dry - store it in a dry part of the living area of your home - NOT in the laundry room, garage, atic, bathroom(!!) or unheated basement. Fan through a new ream at least once before loading the paper tray and keep what's left covered and clean. Jamming on the last page is almost normal and while not desirable, is something to deal with if the rest of the printer is OK. Keep the printer clean and inside the living area of the building. If you keep it out in the shop next to the brake lathe (messy, iron filings) or in the work area of a dog grooming studio, it ain't gonna be happy - and it's NOT the printer's fault!! Going from -10f over the weekend to +68f by mid-Monday is hell on any electromechanical equipment and the paper too.

Hope this clears up some stuff and levels the playing field a bit................
by YourWhatHurts on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:39pm Add comment
Hi! Can anybody tell me how do I revive the "Ink Cartridge Replacement" Command under the "Printing Preference\\Maintenance"? The words beside its icon is washed out (missing) and I can't replace my cartridges. I'm using an Epson Stylus C90 printer.

Thanks in advance!

by dragon1109 on Apr 29, 2010 at 7:53pm Add comment
hi, i have been using epson stylus c42sx printer for the past six years now. For the past two years or so i am experiencing printing problems which could be solved using the head cleaning utility. But recently a very interesting problem has crept up. The yellow and black are printing fairly well but cyan and magenta don't print. I first tried the head cleaning utility but only managed to use up half of the ink in the cartridges. I have tried every thing from changing the cartridge to cleaning the print heads and the conical needles using the cleaning solvent. More interestingly a newly installed cartridge showed even worse results with the the yellow colour disappearing too. On being replaced by an older one the yellow colour came back. I thought may be it was a bad cartridge and bought another one which showed promising results and i was almost sure that print head was clogged. But the next time I again faced the same problem with another new cartridge I was baffled. As I said I cleaned the head assembly thoroughly and I could even see the cleaning solution coming out of all the nossle pores but still it bore no fruit. I have literally given up on it. In our region there are no genuine EPSON service centers, all there is are a few authorized ones which don't reply to my e-mails neither are the interested in EPSON, they seem more willing to offer their service to other brands. If only I could make those cyan and magenta colours print I would not have been running around for a service person who would do EPSON. All those whom I have contacted don't even have any idea how these printers work, but if it was HP or CANNON they would have done the servicing blind folded. I live in the eastern part of India and EPSON is not doing too well in the markets around this region. So you can understand the deep shit I am in. Any suggestions would be very helpful or else I will have to give up and go for a low cost printer of some popular brands in our region. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by unknown on May 19, 2010 at 9:46am Add comment
hi, maybe someone knows where i could find the software to reset an epson r280 printer for mac?

[email protected]
by nanachtoronto on May 23, 2010 at 3:37am Add comment
well, nanachtoronto, You can check at this link http://www.2manuals.com/reset_wip.php I am not sure if the software will work with mac but its worth giving it a try. if you have already done so and it didn't work then don't bother to much about this post. - unknown
The software will NOT work with a mac.
by philly5706 on May 23, 2010 at 6:04pm Add comment
thanks information step by step reset printer

by unknown on May 24, 2010 at 12:28am Add comment
hi im joni from philippines. I nid a cartridge resetter for my epson stylus t10. its hard for me to find resetter for this model. pls help me. Thanks! email me at [email protected]
by unknown on May 24, 2010 at 6:07pm Add comment
Best source I have found for resetting Artisan series printers, it's still BS we have to pay at all to make an undamaged printer work again. Boycott Epson!!!

Link: http://www.2manuals.com/product_info.php?products_id=1138
by unknown on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:05pm Add comment
Hello everyone.

I too have a customer's Artisan 800. I have tried all the model entries in the service software but none of them work. I have tried holding the buttons (all two of them) while starting up, and while idling. I have tried the CD button in combination with holding various portions of the touch display. I am at a loss. It would appear that special software is needed. A service charge plus the $15 these various people want would likely put the cost of doing this pretty close to replacing the unit. I have had no problems resetting Canons, HPs, Brothers and older Epsons. Apparently they think this is a state secret now and there is no method I can find to reset the count. I have put some feelers out to other techs I know across Canada and will forward the information here if I find a solution. IMHO this problem makes newer Epson printing devices not worth purchasing unless they are disposable (under $100). For people in towns with no Epson service facility the price of shipping the unit would definitely make the repair not worth the cost. I will be recommending my customers avoid Epson. Again IMHO this is a setting that should be available in the customer's menu under maintenance with a warning on the screen that if it is used you may risk ink spillage inside the unit and on the desk.
Hopefully I can find a solution and post it back here.


So far this is the best site I have found: http://www.wasteink.co.uk/waste-ink-mods/epson-artisan-800-mod/

They provide pictures and a link to the Epson resetter software. This is the official Epson solution as you can also get to the same location from the Epson.com site in their FAQ section. Unfortunately once you have jumped through all the hoops and downloaded the resetter, it wants to link to an Epson server and the server appears to be gone so the software gets an error and stops.

This is ridiculous these companies building in obsolescence to their machines. I had thought there were laws against this. This unit is in brand new condition, there's no reason why we should not be able to reset this counter.
by Mergatroid on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:32am Add comment
http://www.2manuals.com/product_info.php?products_id=1149 - I have managed to reset my Artisan 810 by this WIC WASTE INK RESET utility. This program supports all new Epson printers IMHO.
by master_s on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:23pm Add comment
Thanks for your help.
I emailed Epson and all they would do is tell me if it's still under warranty I could exchange the unit. They were zero help.

I will still be recommending my customers, friends and family stay away from Epson. I still can't believe it's legal for them to basically junk a machine over a $5 absorber.

We did find an Epson resetter. It worked beautifully and it was free. I will get the person who downloaded it to give me the URL and I will post it here. I will leave it up to the individual as to weather or not to use it after they look at it. The instructions are in Indonesian but the screen shots are in English. - Mergatroid
please somebody can help what if for epson printer type T1100 ? can the software resetter use for kind of this printer ?? pls help urgent.thankyou very much
by unknown on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:02am Add comment
downloaded the SSC, but i see no EPSON T10 in the list of printers dropdown menu at the configuration tab. I use EPSON T10 with CIS installed.
by unknown on Aug 3, 2010 at 9:27am Add comment
http://www.2manuals.com/WIC/WICReset.zip - download this free soft to check and reset waste counter
by master_s on Aug 3, 2010 at 12:56pm Add comment
Ineed help i have epson Sx 110 and i need to reset chip
by naseer on Aug 13, 2010 at 5:31am Add comment
On some Epson printers the software to reset the counter in the waste ink pad is easily available on the internet and through Epson This is not the case with the Epson Artisan 710 printer. Epson will not release it for some reason. Who wants to pay to sent a printer back to Epson when all you need is software to reset the waste ink pad counter.
Has anyone who is a programmer tried to modify the software that is available for the Epson Artisan 700 or 800/810 to work on the Epson Artisan 710? Any help would be appreciated.
Please don't respond with hit the reset button....it doesn't work.


by unknown on Aug 13, 2010 at 6:43am Add comment

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by master_s on Aug 14, 2010 at 12:51am Add comment
Anybody here know how to reset Epson T13...
by carlregencia on Aug 21, 2010 at 6:03am Add comment
Thanks, I already checked this one out. I actually bought 1 copy and found out that it cost $9.95 per key and the key is good for one time use only, weather it works or not. I have a bunch of printers that have the waste pad counter needing to be reset so I'm looking for a software to do this where I don't have to pay for every reset.
Epson offers this free for most all their printers except the Atrisan 710.
If you come up with anything else let me know.


by unknown on Aug 21, 2010 at 8:34am Add comment
T13 reset adjustment program I see at www.2manuals.com but it is rather expensive and I think only service companies can buy it not end user. So maybe we have to wait.

by master_s on Sep 6, 2010 at 11:37am Add comment
I have a Epson T60 Printer , it's not working now and 2 leds blink. How to reset it
by cupbien on Sep 21, 2010 at 9:30pm Add comment
where can i find a utility for the epson BX 3oo offce series
by spudrudd on Sep 30, 2010 at 6:52am Add comment
you keep posting this under different names. it still costs $9.95 per reset.
by unknown on Oct 5, 2010 at 1:35pm Add comment
please, reset for Epson stylus T25
by unknown on Nov 8, 2010 at 4:40pm Add comment
I have an Epson R260 and haven't used it for a few months. Now when I turn it on it goes through the start routine and then there is a loud grinding noise and red lights flash. Could this just be because things have dried up or is it mechanical? Any suggestions?
by unknown on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:33pm Add comment
It is a jam/obstruction or something mechanical.
by unknown on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:59pm Add comment
It is a jam/obstruction or something mechanical.
by unknown on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:59pm Add comment
why isnt my epson cx5000 all in one printer not printing anything at all
by unknown on Dec 6, 2010 at 8:01am Add comment
I copied this paragraph from the Epson troubleshooting answer page:

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.

Good job that program does exists as they obviously are out to extort money from us.
however this message is to help mac users, the only way I have found of making this program work for me on a mac with OSX 10.6 is to install VMware Fusion which is a programme that lets you install another operating system so I then installed windows XP, then installed the Epson Waste Reset Utility (sscserve.exe) onto WinXP, it now has reset my printer and all of its functions so two fingers up high in the sky to Epson.

You must be careful not to over flood the Epson Waste as this will seriously damage your printer beyond repair as thats what the warnings for, there are two flexible tubes that run to the Waste pad that can be join externally to two tubes and then those external tubes run into a bottle which will now be your Waste destination for your printer. This plus the reset programme will eliminate all Epson Waste problems for the rest of your printers life span for the price of £3 max.
by unknown on Dec 8, 2010 at 5:39am Add comment
Does anyone know how can I reset my epson DX7450
by unknown on Dec 9, 2010 at 3:35am Add comment
pls help me...my printer epson t13 always show "ink cartridge cannot be recognized"....its happen because i try use refill cartridge...when i replace it with genuine epson cartridge, still show "ink cartridge cannot be recognized"....all guidance is very very very much appreciated...tq
by unknown on Dec 12, 2010 at 8:50pm Add comment
by unknown on Dec 18, 2010 at 7:11am Add comment
1- Posting in all CAPS is considered RUDE.
2- a Please would be nice.
by philly5706 on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:33pm Add comment
Service required.see your manual for details.
by unknown on Dec 22, 2010 at 1:54am Add comment
hi, i hve problem on my r230, i install a waste ink botel & reset the printer, now that two linking red lights are gone and printer in normal mode but the problem is i can't print the doc, the massage said paper jam, but paper feeder working fine, if i give a nozle check print its working but other print commands are say paper jam and green and red bulb blinking take the 1/4 paper inside to the printer, is there a solution to fix this prob, thanks!

to - shaker try this reseter

by unknown on Dec 22, 2010 at 10:55pm Add comment
is there any other way to replace ink without opening printer preference, my ink level is not yet depleted but i want to change it already, but i cant open my printer preference as instructed in the Guide.

please help me.

by s0da9 on Feb 12, 2011 at 5:48pm Add comment
It seems to this 68 y.o. that we are not going about the reset issue quite right. First of all epson is just approximately counting pages printed and then after a predetermined amount of guestamated ink usage, are shutting down the printer to prevent a counter top ink spillage issue, or so they say. Have you ever wondered were some of these printers end up with this particular problem. They end up back at epson, where they take them apart, replace the ink pads, then reset the ink/page counter and quickly check all the other issues of the printer and fix if necessary. Then they are sold as refurbished at about 1/3 of their original cost on the epson web site at the clearance site. I have used Epson printers almost exclusively for the last 30+ years. Lets put the issue of printer problems in perspective. If you think it is broken and needs to be fixed don't take it to epson as it will cost more to fix it than to buy a new one. So here's what I do. Take it on as a learning issue. Slip on some gloves. Disconnect the printer by the power cord while the printer head is in motion. This will unlock the printhead so that you can put it where you want to later. Remove the cartridges. Take printer apart (its not that difficult). Check internet for videos to tell you how. Remove ink pads and replace with simular size regular sponge if you like or do what I do instead. Discard used ink pads from inside printer, take hose that pumps discarded ink onto ink pads and run that hose to the outside back corner of the printer through a hole that you carefully drill. Extend hose length if necessary and have it empty into a translucent plastic catchup bottle which is velcroed to side of printer. When printer is in use you will now appreciate how much ink you don't get to use with your given printer and you will no longer have any use for inkpads. Now if necessary use the epson utility to reset the ink counter, and then reassemble your printer. Use either refillable cartridges which have automatic resets for full, or use a CISS (continuous ink supply system) which do the same. I have never ever purchased regular OEM cartridges for my epson printers after I use the ones that come with the printer by doing what I have said previously. Remember, if someone made it, you most likely can take it apart if you use care. Epson uses alot of clips, catches, pressure points, and very few screws to hold there printers together. So don't be afraid to pull a little on various exterior parts to see how they might release of come apart. Good luck with your effort.
by gwooster on Feb 26, 2011 at 2:16pm Add comment
Has anyone else tried gwooster's solution. We are pretty handy with these things and cannot use the printer anyway, so might as well go ahead and perform the delicate operation. Ordered a new Canon printer as replacement. Can't get over throwing away $300
machine slightly over the warrantee expiration. Has document feeding issues as well, but always good to have a spare, not to mention all the *&\%$ cartridges left over, as always had to keep replacements on hand for this ink pig. - 21iwin
F**kin epson sucks!!
Got a stylus nx 400... it wastes ink like a crazy Mo Foo.. even when set in the economy mode..it uses all colors even when you print "black Only"-(wasn't there a lawsuit out regarding this issue?)

Cant print in black when the other color cartridges are low..

think im gonna throw this friggin thing off the roof..

can you reset the eeprom using a mac? any link for it...

by Autoteester on Mar 26, 2011 at 7:07pm Add comment
I've Epson T10 it stops on the left side and green light blinks for almost one minute and then it goes back on the right side and red light on with the message on computer no ink cartridges
by unknown on Apr 12, 2011 at 4:35am Add comment
wonderful wonderful!!!!

How can I thank you - you saved me some nice cash. I was about to throw my epson away as I could not use it due to service error - I used the http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html and it worked perfectly

I love you!!!!

by unknown on Apr 17, 2011 at 2:34pm Add comment
Printer Model – R230
Waste Ink Pad Counter Reseted to 0 (Zero) successfully.
After Restarting the printer it is blinking both the Red lights on both left buttons.
On Clicking get status – it is showing Fatal Error
by unknown on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:41am Add comment
was asking where I could download ssc service utility for my epson stylus photo tx650? It keeps warning me of " end of service and should replace ink pads". Thanks.
by unknown on May 16, 2011 at 9:07am Add comment
Epson Stylus TX200

How do I reset the chip for the printer cartridges on this model. I was able to get some refillable cartridges that are full of ink but It says they are empty/incompatible. The company tells me to keep trying to reset them with the buttons.

Any help is very much appreciated
by unknown on May 16, 2011 at 1:38pm Add comment
if any one find the rest of epson dx4450.
please help me to rest it
by unknown on May 26, 2011 at 12:40pm Add comment
hello can I just jump in here and ask for help in taking some action that will help me to get my Epson Stylus nx400 to keep printing even though it says I must replace the black cartridge first (there is plenty of black ink left) ?? : )
by patchouli on May 31, 2011 at 6:47am Add comment
hello can I just jump in here and ask for help in taking some action that will help me to get my Epson Stylus nx400 to keep printing even though it says I must replace the black cartridge first (there is plenty of black ink left) ?? : )
by patchouli on May 31, 2011 at 6:57am Add comment
please i am using epson r270 and the service has and ended,
how do i download end of sevive software
by unknown on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:44am Add comment
I was getting end of life message on R280, I reset the counters and started a job . It printed a page and then dreaded red lights started blinkingone then the other. Not respinding to any thing.
by unknown on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:50pm Add comment
cannot stop alternately flasking lights, SSC utility is no help. Any ideas?
by unknown on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:05pm Add comment
someone help!
i have my epson stylus T10 printer, and based on my research i need to reset it because everytime i turned on my printer the two buttons is blinking alternately.. what should i do to resolve it problem?

on more thing sir/maam, my OS is window 7 and i think my printer is compatible only for vista and xp. but before i encounter the waste ink pad problem it's working even though my OS is Window 7. and sir please if you know the solution please reply me.. :(
by unknown on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:55am Add comment
I have an Epsom Stylus Photo RX425 printer which has come up with all the lights flashing and an 'E'. I have tried resetting the counters with the various programs which is says it has done. I still have the same problem although my ink pads are soaked I have got a lot of it out over the last 3 days by putting kitchen roll on the pads which have come out soaked in ink. I opened the trap door at the back but there is nothing in the tube and nothing coming out of the tube.

I borrowed my granddaughter's printer which is exactly the same as mine and after doing the nozzle test 4 times the same thing has happened to her's. Her's hasn't been used for over a year and her ink pads are bone dry. I have done the reset counters on it and the problem is still there.

What else can I try, I don't want to buy a new one as i've just brought a bulk order of cartridges and i'm being brought a wireless one for Christmas.


by rioqueen55 on Jun 30, 2011 at 8:27am Add comment
Epson Stylus Color 860 after head cleaning and cartridge replacment printed a couple of sheets. Next day I got the maintenance request via 4 flashing diodes. Cleaned the pads but regardless of if I try to reset on the panel or using the SSC utility I can't reset and SSC doesn't find the printer. I removed the printer but when I tred to reinstall it the computer doesn't find it.So it is still blinking and neither the SSC utility or my computer sees it.
by bulos on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:47pm Add comment
You can get the waste reset utility directly from the Epson site.
by philly5706 on Jul 7, 2011 at 8:59pm Add comment
Hi I'm sorry for my English bad. My printer cartridge epson printer is set T0711-T0712-T0713-T0714 sx610fw Adjustment program resetter and ink pad, but the program is examining the other settings to cry, I accidentally changed.
Does not recognize my printer cartridges printer cartridge epson TX610Fw 101-102-103-104 was set. How do I restore the settings again sx610fw epson. Would you please help me.
Epson SX610FW How can I restore the settings.
by eportal on Jul 16, 2011 at 2:17pm Add comment
can someone assist me getting a free the reset utility for epson TX117 the SSCserve doesnt seem to support my model
by unknown on Jul 22, 2011 at 9:33am Add comment
Go to the Epson site and get it yourself.
by philly5706 on Jul 22, 2011 at 4:02pm Add comment
I have been to that site and my model TX117 insnt listed there. - unknown
Can any one tell me if there is a utility reset for epson T13. nothing seen to match. i have tried alot of utilities but to no avail. need help...
by mailman on Jul 26, 2011 at 8:41pm Add comment
i have tried alot of utilities but to no avail

use InkReset.com utility
by unknown on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:36am Add comment
can somebody post a link to the epson reset utility on the Epson site ive been looking for ages and cant find it?
by unknown on Sep 6, 2011 at 2:01am Add comment
can somebody post a link to the epson reset utility on the Epson site ive been looking for ages and cant find it?
by unknown on Sep 6, 2011 at 2:10am Add comment
when the ink pads life ends, which is the appropriate way to go about it. Replacement or "waste pad ink counter" software?
by unknown on Sep 22, 2011 at 8:52am Add comment
when the ink pads life ends you can just reset the waste ink counter by SSCLG or InkReset or WIC Reset utilities. You can not replace waste ink pads about first 2-3 times - waste ink pads can absorb inks few resets.
Also you can connect the waste ink tube to the outside bottle.
by master_s on Sep 22, 2011 at 9:57pm Add comment
how do i reset my epson c67
by kushtec on Sep 23, 2011 at 6:11am Add comment
Help, anyone know how to reset my Epson Stylus DX7450 email [email protected] with genuine help
by paddygran1 on Sep 28, 2011 at 7:36am Add comment
How can I reset my printer because it can't print. It says' "waste ink pad counter overflow error"
by raymar0110 on Oct 2, 2011 at 8:08am Add comment
What model?
by unknown on Oct 3, 2011 at 5:35pm Add comment
Epson Stylus TX110

How can I Fix it? I really need to fix it, because it so expensive to go to technician.. !! Please Help me !!!

Thank you :D - raymar1001
This is a latin american version. Don't have access to the reset codes. Sorry.
by unknown on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:07am Add comment
I've got an R200, but my platform is OSX, is there a reset utility that will run on a Mac ? Thanks
by unknown on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:06am Add comment
Hi I have an Epson Stylus Photo Rx530 - for some reason it acts as if it is printing and no ink comes out on the paper. The cartridges are full and I have cleaned the print head,checked print nozzles (nothing prints), aligned print head (nothing prints)I am using PROCOLOR Compatible Cartridges.
Help what else can I do?
by unknown on Oct 6, 2011 at 3:33am Add comment
Schultzy, most likely either the printhead is not firing electronically or the pump is not pulling ink throught the printhead. Put some water on the cap\\slit where the carriage rests on the right side of the printer. Run a cleaning cycle and see whether the water has been sucked away. If not, the pump is failing\\clogged. Hope this helps.
by unknown on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:36am Add comment

The iWIC Reset Utility works under MAC OS
Download here - http://www.2manuals.com/WIC/iWIC/iWIC.dmg
by master_s on Oct 9, 2011 at 9:07pm Add comment
My Epson stylus PX660 ink pads are out of service life. What can i use to reset and where do I download it.
by Mccshop on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:45am Add comment
Thanks maser s, unfortunately I don't have the intel chip, I've got a power pc g5 with OS 10.5.8, it's the last upgrade for this computer.
by jkflhtc on Oct 12, 2011 at 6:48am Add comment

Download WIC Reset Utility here - http://www.2manuals.com/WIC/WICReset.zip
It is FREE.

Check the Waste Ink Counter value.
If it is more then 100\% - you have to reset it.
by master_s on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:44am Add comment
Delete double message.
by master_s on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:46am Add comment
Mccshop, resetting the counter is only part of the process. You should either clean or replace the waste ink pads lest they overflow. Hope this helps.
by unknown on Oct 12, 2011 at 3:56pm Add comment
I think you are right, but will need to reset anyway every time I clean and replace the pads. Where do I get the reset software? - Mccshop
Delete double message.
by master_s on Oct 12, 2011 at 9:00pm Add comment
Some users will experience the error on their printer where it stops printing and all the lights start flashing. Different printer models may have different descriptions of this error.
by larrycarnahan31 on Oct 13, 2011 at 3:19am Add comment
I have an Epson B1100 running with snow leopard on a mac.

Yesterday I rec'd a msg saying my ink pad needed changing and already today I have one saying I need a service and the printer now has flashing alternate paper and ink lights.

Is the ink pad the narrow foam pad that runs the width of the printer? If so it's completely black, but it does still print ok (or rather did). Does it really need a service or can I unlock it with a code?

If so, where can I buy a code for mac and will it work with a CIS?

Thanks for any advice.
by alvowles on Oct 13, 2011 at 1:56pm Add comment
If so, where can I buy a code for mac and will it work with a CIS?

Sure. You can download iWIC (for MAC) reset utility - check the Waste Ink Counters value and reset it after buying and entering reset code.
by master_s on Oct 13, 2011 at 11:26pm Add comment
for solutions to Epson Problems contact Edwin on +254721774136
by unknown on Nov 1, 2011 at 9:01am Add comment
Where can I download this SSC utility I have read about on here?

I have an Epson PictureMade perssonal photo lab
by unknown on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:04am Add comment
With all these replies here, you can't figure out where to get it? Ever think of Googleing it?
by philly5706 on Nov 2, 2011 at 4:23pm Add comment
Omer, if you have a US product go to www.epson.com/ipr and follow the prompts. Hope this helps.
by unknown on Nov 2, 2011 at 5:38pm Add comment
Free reset keys - http://inkresets.com/free_resets.shtml
by master_s on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:37pm Add comment
i have the epson stylus photo rx425 and the ink s all full but the ink button keeps flashing and nothing will print i have been told that i need to reset it but i dont know how

please help
by unknown on Nov 13, 2011 at 7:03am Add comment
I have a epson t11 printer i do reset the printer by connecting the 1,4 terminal of the 8 leg ic in the motherboard of the printer, after that the blinking light was gone i thought my printer was fixed but is not. After grounding the terminal my printer turns to S20 I do got a big problem the printer doesn’t recognize the ink cartridge at all.. How can i return my T10 printer to its original settings??? somebody!! pls!!
by unknown on Nov 18, 2011 at 7:49am Add comment
Hi all

New to this so please be patient. Trying to find a reset for the waste ink counter on an Epson 9400DX. Have read a lot, but cannot find anything for this printer. The SSC utility does not include it in their list. Any ideas?
by Boosmum on Nov 26, 2011 at 2:50am Add comment
Please help me. i've encountered the same problem. been using my printer for only 2 months. please someone help me.
i have an epson ME340.
by unknown on Nov 28, 2011 at 2:21am Add comment
This guys may help you with their software www.superobmen.ucoz.ru
by unknown on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:11am Add comment
pls. help! my epson me 340 series wont print. all the light are flashing! hope someone can help me.i need my printer very badly. thanks!!!
by unknown on Dec 26, 2011 at 1:34am Add comment
I've got an Epson NX125 Printer/Scanner/Copier which registers a brand new black ink cartridge as empty and refuses to print anything, both the Power and Ink Leds are flashing, removing and replacing the ink cartridge fails to fix the problem, the printer is less than a year old and I'm considering junking it, I could use my HP P1005 printer, but it needs a cartridge refill which will set me back about Au$75.00, is there any way to fix my NX125 printer so that it registers the black ink cartridge as full so I can use it to print again?, all help much appreciated.
by DrNomis on Jan 1, 2012 at 5:23am Add comment
parts inside end of service life

by unknown on Jan 5, 2012 at 4:16am Add comment
Cheers, but I've managed to sort out the trouble with my NX125 Printer, turns out that what I thought was a brand-new full black ink cartridge, was actually an empty one, which is strange, because I distinctly remember removing it from it's plastic vacuum packaging and putting it in my printer, but my printer was telling me it was empty...
by DrNomis on Jan 5, 2012 at 4:29am Add comment
hi friends
My name is Chinmay
My printer is epson stylus c41ux .
and its all the leds continuously glows without blinking and it does not print any thing . please tell me what should I do .
my both the cartridges are perfectly installed but then also it shows this error .
please help me friends
by unknown on Jan 8, 2012 at 5:48am Add comment
hi my printer epson T13 always says ink cartridges cannot be recognized,,,how can i solve this problem? i need the answer as soon as possible..pls
by chikay on Jan 28, 2012 at 7:02am Add comment
I sell EPSON adjustment program no need KEY
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by unknown on Mar 23, 2012 at 5:11am Add comment
My Epson PM310 printer problem is only. "paper is out or not loaded correctly. load paper again, then press ok."this massege how to soft it? or do i need to replace a new new cartridge?
by unknown on May 11, 2012 at 10:31pm Add comment
I have epson r295 and Resetter270ecc.exe softwere
when i try to reset ink by ( waste ink pad counter )I read this message " communication error! Error code :2100012c "
i can,t connect with printer.
I need help
by unknown on May 26, 2012 at 7:16am Add comment
epson stylus tx111
by unknown on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:37am Add comment
There friends a lot of new replacement software

by unknown on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:34am Add comment
Epson PX660 (EEE or CISMEA) Ver.1.0.0 Service Adjustment Program New!

Epson Resetter Tool


no limit use many times you want

Epson L101 TX720WD TX730WD PX660 TX235 TX430W R2000 R3000 l101 Resetter Tool

by unknown on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:46am Add comment
i have epson me340..i already clean the waste ink pad now i cant find the reset download for free...please help thanks
by unknown on Oct 20, 2012 at 5:07pm Add comment
I have a utility that works and you never have to buy another key again. Message me.
by unknown on Nov 4, 2012 at 12:44pm Add comment
how to reset the ink counter for black ink for epson stylus c43ux? after reset, the ink monitor still showing 0\% for black ink with error ink out.
by unknown on Mar 28, 2013 at 12:00am Add comment
eric82, the in counter reset does not affect the amount of ink reported to be in the cartridges. It resets the waste ink counter which is related to the waste ink pads. From what you describe you may have an empty black cartridge. Replace the cartridge and see what happens. Hope this helps.
by unknown on Apr 1, 2013 at 10:39am Add comment
nothing seems to be mac compatible! spent hours on the internet trying to get the sscserve program for mac but can't find it, spent fortune on new ink and now its flashing ink pad;s are at the end of service life!!! anyone know where i can download programme to reset my epson px700w on a mac ... driving me crazy!
by spencer1980 on Apr 21, 2013 at 2:24pm Add comment
Steveomedia i also have an epson me 340,
I dont have any software to reset the counters
Can you help me?
Or anyone? Where can i get the software for resetting
The counters for the waste ink pad?
by Atamikal on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:30pm Add comment
please if any one have this utility

by unknown on Dec 30, 2013 at 1:00am Add comment
Hi all, does anyone know where i can get a free ink psd counter reset key for my epson sx200? Regards David.
by David1967 on Mar 24, 2014 at 6:07am Add comment
I've just registered for fixyourownprinter.com so this is all new to me, and I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone is still around, could you please tell me if there is an Epson SSC Service Utility program for Mac. I'm using an iMac with OS 10.5.8 with an Epson Stylus Photo R220 printer and would love to have SSC Service Utility for it. Many thanks, Diane
by dianeoak on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:21am Add comment
The SSC utility is a P.C. only program. I don't know of any MAC based utilities.
by unknown on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:24am Add comment
Hi Wes,
Many thanks for your prompt reply it's very much appreciated. I hope one day it'll be available for Mac. Cheers!
by dianeoak on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:34pm Add comment
Even the OEM software for Epson authorized service dealers is P.C. only.
by unknown on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:04pm Add comment
brianhu...The resetting of the waste ink counter has nothing whatsoever to do with printing a test letter. If the printhead has locked up because the counter has reached its limit the carriage will not move and nothing will print.
by unknown on Apr 17, 2014 at 9:35am Add comment
brianhu...The resetting of the waste ink counter has nothing whatsoever to do with printing a test letter. If the printhead has locked up because the counter has reached its limit the carriage will not move and nothing will print.
by unknown on Apr 17, 2014 at 9:36am Add comment
erreur 0x96 pour epson B310N!!! y a t-il des solution ?????
by unknown on May 8, 2014 at 8:32am Add comment
when the waste chip full. you have replace resettable chip or permanent chip.reset by resetter.

plotter chip solution manufacturer:www.inksupplysystem.com
by brianhu on Jun 16, 2014 at 7:52am Add comment
when the waste chip full. you have replace resettable chip or permanent chip.reset by resetter.

plotter chip solution manufacturer:http://www.inksupplysystem.com
by brianhu on Jun 16, 2014 at 7:53am Add comment
when the waste chip full. you have replace resettable chip or permanent chip.reset by resetter.

plotter chip solution manufacturer:http://www.inksupplysystem.com
by brianhu on Jun 16, 2014 at 7:53am Add comment
when the waste chip full. you have replace resettable chip or permanent chip.reset by resetter.

plotter chip solution manufacturer:http://www.inksupplysystem.com
by brianhu on Jun 16, 2014 at 7:56am Add comment
Hi i have a pp-100. How do i no what printer is inside. Also i download the ssc utility. I tried all of them nothing worked. Any Help?
by johnboy20009 on Jul 7, 2014 at 6:17am Add comment
Used WIC utility 2 times to reset Epson pp-100 - worked perfect. Hope this help you also. - master_s
by unknown on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:58am Add comment
hi guys ive got the dreaded ink and paper red lights flashing on my r265 printer. ive downloaded ssc and tried to reset the protection counters and stuff but still no joy. has anyone got any other ideas on a way to sort this
by unknown on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:47pm Add comment
i have Epson NX125. I need resetter programm. Please help me
by Enkhtur on Jan 5, 2015 at 8:33pm Add comment
PP-100 you can reset by WIC utility
by master_s on Jun 1, 2015 at 2:35am Add comment
PP-100 you can reset by WIC utility
by master_s on Jun 1, 2015 at 2:35am Add comment
I have a Epson Workforce 500 waste ink pad reset problem . I have went to Epson and got their reset code over 20 times. It says machine has been reset but the first time I try to print that darn waste ink reappears. I've called Epson and they say call a serviceman. It worked about a year ago. I replaced the pads and reset it. I asked Epson if they were messing with this service so we would have to buy a new product. They replied it would reset once. Anyone know how I can do this. I am 73 yrs old so all the you tube instruction I can not understand.
by Rippy on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:53pm Add comment
Rippy...Unfortunately the reset program offered by Epson to the consumer is limited to a single reset. To reset the waste ink counter properly over the long run it has to be done from a computer linked to Epson's technical support web site. That site is locked into authorized service center computers. You may have to seek out an authorized service center to perform this task. If you are in the Los Angeles area contact us directly. We would be happy to reset the counter for you. Hope this helps.
by unknown on Jun 6, 2015 at 9:07pm Add comment
the reset program offered by Epson to the consumer is limited to a single reset

Yes it is true! But we are not Epson authorized service center but we use WIC Reset Utility and it works online with reset keys.
We buy reset keys $4 per key and reset our customers printers $10 - it works everytime perfect and reset printer to new condition. Hope that helps.
by master_s on Jul 12, 2015 at 12:58am Add comment

Anybody know what program to run to reset the ink pads on an XP-850?


by acbsfb on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:58am Add comment
I'm having a problem with my Epson R230 printer.
Both Ink & Error light keep on blinking.
by takky on Oct 12, 2006 at 4:42am Add comment
the waste ink pad of your printer need to replace...
reset the protection counter of your printer by using the ssc utility for epson..
download the ssc utility...
- Anonymous
Waste Ink Pad Counter Resetter.-i need this for Epson Stylus SX 125 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Free version please :D
by unknown on Apr 19, 2011 at 5:12am Add comment