Waste Ink Protection Counter

 

Protection counter is the counter for wasted ink; it says to printer how much space it has in special tray where all wasted ink are going during cleaning procedures. With time it became full (printer just won't print in this case) and absorption padding must be replaced. After replacing the padding You must reset the protection counter to zero in order to continue ordinary printing.

Do not reset protection counter if you didn't replaced  the ink pad! This can cause ink leakage and, as result, head damage!

Below You will find instructions to reset protection counter on older printer models manually (25 printer models).

1) Turn off printer.
2) Replace waste ink pad.
3) Perform reset instructions provided for Your printer model below.
4) Turn off printer.

EPSON 7600/9600
Turn on power pressing and holding PAPER SOURCE,PAPER FEED,CUT/EJECT.
Release all buttons. Manu should appear. Press DOWN, CLEAR COUNTER option should appear.
Press RIGHT then UP - you must see MAIN TANK.
Press RIGHT then ENTER (CUT/EJECT).
Power Clean Option. Control Panel operation sequence.
Ready. Selectype. Printer Setup. Scrool down to Maintenance. Selectype. Power Cleaning,. Selectype. Exec. Press Eject.

EPSON R300
Turn on power.
Press and hold STOP, MAINTENANCE and POWER buttons
then turn off the power when prompted.

EPSON Photo 950, 960
Turn the printer on with the Roll Paper
SW and Paper SW pressed. Paper and Ink indicators will flash for 3 seconds. During this time, momentarily release the roll paper switch, and then press and hold the switch again for 10 seconds.
When the printer checks the maintenance error function, the front LEDs will light for 2 seconds, and the printer will then change to standby mode.
Turn off printer.

EPSON RX500
Press all following buttons :Power, Load/Eject, Stop, B&W, Color, after this printer turns on and you'll see "Init eeprom" on printer screen.
Press Color button to clear protection counter.

EPSON RX600
Press all following buttons : Power, B&W, Color, then, on demand (you'll see message on printer screen),
turn off printer.

EPSON C80
Hold down both the paper and ink buttons while you turn on the power.
When the paper out LED is just flashing release both buttons and press and hold the ink-cleaning button for at least 10 seconds.
The printer will cycle through and self check for about 3 minutes and then function normally.

EPSON 2100
Switch on the power holding buttons one and three (ROLL PAPER and SHEET FEEDER).
Then hold button one down for 10 seconds.

EPSON Stylus Color
Pressing and holding ALT+FONT+LOAD+PAUSE buttons combination, press POWER button.
Release all buttons.

EPSON Stylus Color 300
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons, press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons again.

EPSON Stylus Color 400, 600
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons, press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and release LOAD/EJECT button.

EPSON Stylus Color 440, 640, 740, 460, 660, 670, 760, 860, 880, 1160
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons, press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold CLEANING button, until all leds will blink.

EPSON Stylus Color 680
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons, press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold LOAD/EJECT button, until all leds will blink.

EPSON Stylus Color 800, 850
Pressing and holding LOAD, CLEANING Color and CLEANING Black buttons, press POWER button and hold it until You will see blinking INK OUT and PAPER OUT leds.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and release CLEANING Color button, You will see leds blinking.

EPSON Stylus Color 900, 980
Pressing and holding LOAD/EJECT and CLEANING buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking INK OUT led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time press and hold CLEANING button for 10-12 seconds.

EPSON Stylus Color 3000
Pressing and holding PAUSE, LF/FF and DOWN ARROW buttons turn on printer.
Release all buttons.

EPSON Stylus Photo 785, 895
Pressing and holding Maintenance and Roll Paper buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking Error led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time until led is blinking press and hold for 10-12 seconds Roll Paper button, until all leds will blink.

EPSON Stylus Photo 890, 1280, 1290
Pressing and holding Maintenance and Roll Paper buttons, press POWER button, You will see blinking Power led.
Release all buttons.
In 2-3 seconds time until led is blinking press and hold for 10-12 seconds Roll Paper button, until all leds will blink.

EPSON Stylus 1520
Turn on printer holding the following buttons : Alt, LF/FF, Load/Eject, Micro Adjust.

EPSON Stylus Color II, IIS, 400, 600, 640.
Turn printer on and off 5 times using Power button.

 

VI. Waste Ink MOD (Super Advance User ONLY)

1. MOD at you OWN RISK! (You may void you printer warranty)
   DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU DESTROY YOUR OWN PRINTER

2. Items required;

a. Know how to dismantle your printer without spoiling it and fix it back again!
b. Ready to curse and swear when you cant fix you printer back again!
c. Spare $$ to buy a new printer when you spoil it even AFTER I warned you NOT to do it!
d. Plastic Tube Hose
c. Tube Connector
f. Plastic Bottle

2. Open the printer and find for the transparent tube with green/red line at base of the printer

3. EXTEND the green/red line with the "Tube Connector" and "Plastic Tube Hose". You MUST NOT PULL the existing green/red line.  YOU MUST be very very careful when handling the green/red line, you may accidentally disconnect it from the printer pump.  IF this happens, you will be unable to clean you printer head! Get ready to curse and swear!

4. Route the extended "Plastic Tube Hose" thru the printer body.

5. Connect the other end of the "Plastic Tube Hose" to the "Plastic Bottle".  The "Plastic Bottle" MUST be able to breath.  This will allow waste ink to flow into the bottle.

6. Try a Clean Print Head Cycle.  IF you don't see waste ink flowing into the bottle, get ready to curse and swear!

R300 C65
 

 

 

 

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