my epson r220 is saying parts end of service life

  friffy69 13:53 14 Aug 2009

and the 2 red lights are flashing alternatley

Try resetting the printer counters using this program :-

click here

  woodchip 14:12 14 Aug 2009

It's telling you the waste tank need cleaning.

  woodchip 14:18 14 Aug 2009

click here

Also click here the R240 may work for yours to reset counters, in the drop down list

  jack 14:19 14 Aug 2009

However 2 points

The program is Russian and can come to screen in Russian- you will have to poke around the site to find English- but it does what it says
Download the program, install- select the Epson Model.
Then go to bottom task bar to activate the various tools.

The message given by the machine indicates that the waste ink pads may need cleaning/changing
You can get away with a 'Reset' 2 or 4 times- but then you are likely to start getting mucky prints.

There are texts on how to go about cleaning the pads [very messy]

Or before you get to that stage make an external ink collector from a small poly bottle and some fish tank tubing

If you are a DIY'er then I can upload a diagram and texts.

  jack 14:23 14 Aug 2009

Switch the machine off
Hold down the two button then start the printer and keep holding down the button- when the machine should holler and shout and clatter about.
Then its done

  Stuartli 16:46 14 Aug 2009

I usually post the Steve's Digicams guide to create a waste ink container, but can't find it at present. Alternative:

click here

which also provides the manual version of resetting.

But SSC is a useful facility providing you avoid the dubious download sources which stir McAfee Site Advisor into action...

  Stuartli 16:47 14 Aug 2009

SSC Utility link:

click here

  jack 17:16 14 Aug 2009

Waste ink collector
[IMG]click here[/IMG]
and as a bonus

Blocked Jet cleaner
[IMG]click here[/IMG]

  Stuartli 17:37 14 Aug 2009

Found the StevesDigicams link:

click here

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