The users who use the Epson C120 Printer series all have the problem 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 C120 printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the printers can send you the signals of this error such as the red lights blinking 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”.
For the new Epson printer series, the Waste Ink Counter is installed at 100% before the printing process makes the Waste Ink Tray be full or the Waste Ink counter raises.
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 your printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself by the detailed guide then your Epson C120 printer can print well.
However, this problem is completely done in case your Epson printer is new one, the Epson C120 printer’s waste ink pad will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process or your printer is old, the waste ink can be overflowed into the Epson printer and make the printer dirty or can make your table soiled and it is the reason for damage of Epson printers.
You have to collect the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad after resetting Waste Ink Counter but you need to hajve the good skills and careful when open the printer.
You don’t need to disassemble the components and check regularly to prevent the waste ink from overflowing depending on the better solution called WIC RESET TOOL.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
You should understand and find information clearly to know more about this problem and it’s necessary to find out some working principles of the Epson Printers.
What is Epson C120 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson C120 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 some porous pads in the inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and also really importantly contain 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.
Anytime printhead cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Then single time it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again after that the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ To avoid ink leaking outside the Epson C120 printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and Epson C120 printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson C120 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson C120 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson C120 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson C120 red light flashing
+ 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 Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. See the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson C120 printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson C120 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the WIC Reset
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson C120 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson C120 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson C120 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson C120 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson C120 printer from meeting the problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow after implementing resetting process. Each Epson printer is designed to have different Waste Ink Pad’s position so let’s read this text carefully to know more.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson C120 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 C120 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 C120 printer’s waste ink pad.
There are many solutions for you such as replacing the Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink, you can also follow the waste ink to a bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. You can set your mind at rest that your Epson C120 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Please follow these steps to allow the waste ink flow into the alternative bottle:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson C120 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 C120 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 C120 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the 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 from the waste ink pad. This step needs the skills to avoid the damage of the printer.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson C120 printer.
Step 3: As you can see in the picture, use a cylinder to suck the waste ink of the Epson printer. After that clean the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter.
Next, you also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson C120 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because of being overflow the waste ink while the transferring procedure is running.
By absorbing the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad, you can go on the printing process without the waste ink overflow problem, you should check regularly to sure that your Epson C120 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the waste ink Bottle:
– You need the glass or plastic bottle.
– A tube is the same size as the the tube of the Epson printer.
– The connectors.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson C120 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson C120 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some files and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to clean then go on using.
Watchout: This is an good solution and you can use it in a long-term but you should use a tool called WIC RESET TOOL to reset Epson C120 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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