epson c42ux printer needs maintenance

  mad1234 12:29 17 Feb 2007

i have a friends epson c42ux printer which says it need maintenance. i have tried downloading the ink resetter & even that says it needs maintenance.
according to my friend the printer has only done about 150 prints & is seldom used.
does anyone have any ideas about this please?

  €dstowe 12:33 17 Feb 2007

Anything here of any help?

click here

  brundle 12:35 17 Feb 2007

As is probably mentioned in the link €dstowe gave, it is most likely the waste ink pad(s) - remove and replace; click here

  mad1234 12:36 17 Feb 2007

thats the first thing i tried for resetting the ink counters

  mad1234 12:41 17 Feb 2007

i must learn to type faster
€dstowe thanks i'll try that

  SLAYER 12:46 17 Feb 2007


  chub_tor 13:07 17 Feb 2007

You might consider these two links as well click here and click here

  mad1234 13:30 17 Feb 2007

ok i have tried what €dstowe suggested & no joy i will have a look at what you've suggested chub_tor

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:03 17 Feb 2007

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 C42UX 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 C42 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.

  mad1234 16:14 17 Feb 2007

Fruit Bat /\0/\ tried that with no luck. when i try to reset the counters it tells me that reset counters are provided for special purposes only please use ink freezer functions instead.
the lights are still flashing & i think i'm about to give up.

  mad1234 09:12 18 Feb 2007


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