EPSON 750 Printer waste ink chamber cleaning ?

  Bobs 21:32 20 Sep 2005

Just read tip on page 173 of Nov 05 magazine, but cannot find any reference to the info from John Ash on waste ink chamber cleaning,(in this forum) ?

Any help would be appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:51 20 Sep 2005

Printer companies set a “protection counter” on all printers , it’s an internal counter measuring the amount of ink wasted by head cleaning.

Reset the "protection counter" as well as clean the “waste ink pad overflow”.

1. Unplug the power and USB cables from the printer. Pry open the C40UX printer, careful not to break anything. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it apart; there are two-three tabs at the back and two at the front. Gently push them in, and then using a bit of force pry apart the cover.

2. Next remove the two (2) waste ink pads. They are located at the back on the left hand side. I used the flat blade screwdriver to lift up the ink pads (they were soaked). Please use rubber gloves as it gets very messy.

3. Next wash them with just plain hot water until they are white again. I just let the hot water run on them (the pads are about three inches long).

4. Once washed dry them using a hair drier. (you could place it the sun for a few hours or on top of your heater or maybe in a heated oven; (make sure you do not set it on fire with too much heat).

5. Once dried place the pads back in the ink waste bin at the back of the printer.

6. Closed the printer cover and put back all the pieces and plug in the USB & power cable and turned it on. (Yes the lights are still flashing).

7. Go to this link and download this software: click here

8. Install the software and run it.

9. Select your printer and model number ( It only says C40 there is no UX, choose it anyway). It will ask if you replaced with new pads; say “YES”. Then close the window.

10. Now right click on the SSC service utility, it looks like a printer icon near your clock in the task bar.

11. Then click on reset counters. You can do all other stuff with this utility too.

12. Turn off the printer power and then turn it on again. If necessary un-plug the power cord from the back of the printer, wait 20 seconds. Plug it back in.


  jack 22:19 20 Sep 2005

Fruit bat nearly right
for the 750- tip the printer up to look at the base.
you will notice that the front of the machine is black plastic and the rear metal.
The black plastic is the waste ink tank.
It is fastend to the chessis by a screw on the right hand side from the top and to the left also and tangs that go through the side plate.
At the rear of the Machine are two deep x head screws and the at fron also under the top cover, remove these and lift off the top.
look left and right to located the one screw each side that fixes the tank. This is important.
The tank has a cover plate with central screw.
The pads are inside 3or 4 pieces.
Make plenty of protection this is going to be a mucky job

  Arnie 23:43 20 Sep 2005

The following may be of interest to anyone with an Epson printer.

click here

  Bobs 20:41 05 Oct 2005

Thanks to FruitBat, Jack and Arnie for your suggestions they were most helpful.

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