The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. The manufacturers produced the printers with an important component called Waste Ink Counter.
This is used to calculate the number of waste ink during printing procedure. After a long period of printing documents, the Waste Ink Counter will gradually raise up from 0% to 100%. The Epson printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights flashing as well as the message on the screen: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
In case the printer is new, the Waste Ink Counter will be installed to reach 100% before both the waste ink pad and the waste ink counter raise up.
You can see on our website the software to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, this is called WIC RESET TOOL. You can reset Epson Artisan 830 printer’s Waste Ink Counter on your own by the detailed guide then your Epson Artisan 830 printer can work well.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your Epson Artisan 830 printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson Artisan 830 printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson Artisan 830 printer’s table dirty.
In order to reset the Waste Ink Counter you need to take all the waste ink out of the tray then use the skills to open the printer.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
We should find out the rule of working process of the Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter in order to prevent the Waste Ink Counter from overflowing.
What is Epson Artisan 830 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson Artisan 830 waste ink counter overflow?
Epson inkjet printers have inside a part of sponge for absorbing and collecting waste inks. It is called waste ink pad.
Waste Ink Pads are several porous pads in the inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and really importantly include the ink which is not used on printed pages (Waste Ink).
Waste Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs.
Even while printhead cleanup process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So that single time it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can prevent ink leaking outside the Epson Artisan 830 printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson Artisan 830 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson Artisan 830 printer printing again – You have to RESET the Epson Artisan 830 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Artisan 830 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Artisan 830 red light blinking
+ Your printer LCD screen or computer screen appear: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” or “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of Its service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
+ It is very easy to check Epson waste ink counters with WIC Reset Utility.
Step 1. Download WIC Reset Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson Artisan 830 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Artisan 830 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the program
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson Artisan 830 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson Artisan 830 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Artisan 830 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Artisan 830 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson Artisan 830 printer and have the problem with the waste ink counter overflow. After you reset, the waste ink still overflows so this post is the hack for you in this case. The Epson Artisan 830 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson Artisan 830 printer? The Waste ink flow into a tube then come to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad will suck all the waste ink, this prevent the waste ink from overflowing out of the Epson Artisan 830 printer. The sponge has the limited absorbing ability when it is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow out of the Epson Artisan 830 printer’s waste ink pad.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson Artisan 830 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson Artisan 830 printer’s waste ink pad:
Let’s see the cover by turn the printer, as you can see in the picture the small cover, this is the waste ink pad’s cover.
Open it and you can see a tube and the waste ink pad with the sponge to absorb the waste ink as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson Artisan 830 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened when you see. Disassembling the shell and this way needs to be done carefully, you have to take your printer to a service center.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson Artisan 830 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson Artisan 830 printer’s Waste Ink Pad.
You can see the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson printer and the tube, you had better use the tool to separate the tube afrom the waste ink pad. Please clean it carefully to avoid the broken-down.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson Artisan 830 printer.
Step 3: Tidy the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink that is the remnant in the tube of the Epson printer.
You also must to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson Artisan 830 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
By this way, don’t worry about the waste ink overflowing when you don’t use the bottle to contain the waste ink. However, you have to check and suck the waste ink regularly so I think you should use a bottle to collect the waste ink.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer.
You need to prepare the following:
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The connection tool.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson Artisan 830 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some contents right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to clean then go on using.
Notes: This bottle is a good solution, if you want to use this convenient method for the long-team. I think you should use WIC Reset Tool for reset the Epson Artisan 830 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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