How to Reset Your EPSON Printer's Waste Ink Counters with WIC Utility
If you have an EPSON printer that uses ink cartridges, you may encounter a problem where the printer stops working and displays an error message like \"The printer's ink pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson support.\" This means that the waste ink counters in your printer have reached their maximum limit and need to be reset.
One way to reset the waste ink counters is to use a software tool called WIC Utility. WIC stands for Waste Ink Counter and it can help you reset the counters by using a reset key. A reset key is a code that you need to enter in the WIC Utility to perform the reset. You can buy a reset key online from various websites or get a free trial reset key that works one time only.
In this article, we will show you how to use the WIC Utility to reset your EPSON printer's waste ink counters. You will need a computer, a USB cable, and an internet connection. Follow these steps:
Download the latest version of WIC Utility from https://www.wic.support/download/. Choose the version that matches your operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux).
Install and run the WIC Utility on your computer.
Select your printer model and port from the drop-down menus.
Click on \"Read waste counters\" to check the current status of your waste ink counters. If they are more than 100%, you need to reset them.
Click on \"Buy activation key\" to purchase a reset key online or enter a free trial reset key if you have one. You can find some trial reset keys here: https://www.wic.support/trial-reset-key/.
Enter the reset key in the WIC Utility and click on \"OK\".
Click on \"Reset waste counters\" to start the reset process.
Wait for the confirmation message and then turn off your printer.
Turn on your printer again and check if the error message is gone.
Congratulations! You have successfully reset your EPSON printer's waste ink counters with WIC Utility. You can now continue printing without any interruption. However, keep in mind that resetting the counters does not solve the problem of waste ink accumulation in your printer. You may need to replace or clean the ink pads or install an external waste ink tank to prevent ink leakage and damage to your printer.
How to Clean or Replace the Ink Pads in Your EPSON Printer
The ink pads are sponge-like components inside your printer that absorb the excess ink that is ejected during the printing process. Over time, the ink pads become saturated and need to be cleaned or replaced to avoid ink overflow and damage to your printer.
Cleaning or replacing the ink pads is not an easy task and may require some technical skills and tools. You may also void your printer's warranty if you open it yourself. Therefore, we recommend that you contact EPSON support or an authorized service center to have your ink pads serviced by a professional.
However, if you want to try cleaning or replacing the ink pads yourself, you can follow these general steps:
Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source.
Open the printer cover and locate the ink pads. They are usually located at the bottom of the printer, under the print head.
Use a pair of tweezers or pliers to carefully remove the ink pads from their slots. Be careful not to touch the print head or other sensitive parts of the printer.
Place the ink pads in a plastic bag or container and dispose of them properly. Do not flush them down the toilet or throw them in the trash.
Clean the slots where the ink pads were with a damp cloth or cotton swab. Make sure there is no ink residue or dust left.
Insert new ink pads in the slots. You can buy compatible ink pads online or from a local store. Make sure they fit snugly and securely in the slots.
Close the printer cover and plug in your printer.
Reset your waste ink counters with WIC Utility as described above.
You have now cleaned or replaced your ink pads in your EPSON printer. You should notice an improvement in your print quality and performance. However, if you encounter any problems or errors, please contact EPSON support or an authorized service center for assistance. 061ffe29dd