Epson Printers

  carper 16:37 01 Jun 2005

A little time ago there was a posting which gave very good instructions for Epson Printer maintenance. (Not SSC Service Utility) I thought I had saved this but unfortunately not. Can anyone help please. It does not appear in archives. Thanks in advance Carper

  chub_tor 16:43 01 Jun 2005

Try this click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:16 01 Jun 2005

Problems with my Epson C40UX printer, the red and green light began flashing and a window popped up, saying, take it to your services center because some parts have reached the end of their life.

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 nd 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.


  Jeecie 18:50 01 Jun 2005


  Bagsey 19:01 01 Jun 2005

Fruit Bat /\0/Bookmarked Thanks fo that info.

  Pooke 19:08 01 Jun 2005

bookmarked for reference.

  Buchan 35 19:16 01 Jun 2005

Many thanks again for this type of info

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:23 01 Jun 2005

Epsons are all the same follow these steps to fix driver problems!

1) Uninstall your Epson printer making sure printer switched off.

2) Hold the windows key on your keyboard and click the Pause/Break button, the System properties dialog box will apear!

3) Select Hardware, Device Manager select the connection type either Universal Serial Bus (USB) or PORTS (COM & LPT) select your printers driver (epson...etc..)it will probubly have a (!)by it click remove driver!

4) Restart your PC

5) Insert Epson CD into drive and load software when it says epson not found searching for connection the switch on your printer, Windows will detect it and use the driver off the CD to install it! Click next then Finish.

6) Restart your pc.

7) It is recogmended you do a ink cartage nozzle clean on your printer once a month and print a test page! For more details consult your user guide

Epson support click here

  carper 12:05 02 Jun 2005

Thanks Fruit Bat. I suspected that the waste ink reservoir was full and your instructions seemed a very good idea. I Cleaned the pads and dowloaded the programme you suggested although I already had it
Unfortunately it did not say "have you replaced ink pads" but I carried on anyway. Unfortunately it didn't work and the lights are still flashing.Any other suggestions? Regards Carper.

  Nipsen 2 12:12 02 Jun 2005

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\For future ref.Nipsen

  cagey 14:46 02 Jun 2005

Thanx this could well come in handy.

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