The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this issue called Waste Ink Counter Overflow. 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 CX3905 printer will stop working 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”.
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.
If you want to reset this problem at home to save time and money, you can go to the online page of our website, then you can buy the WIC RESET KEY to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0% then your Epson CX3905 printer can print well.
If you are using a new one, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink tray after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink tray after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
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 Epson CX3905 printer.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
Avoid 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 waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson CX3905 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 very 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.
Even while printhead cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. So that one time it can be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink any more after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and also keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to stop ink leaking outside the Epson CX3905 inkjet printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and Epson CX3905 printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson CX3905 printer working again – You need to RESET the Epson CX3905 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX3905 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson CX3905 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 popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson CX3905 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 CX3905 to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your Epson CX3905 – Read how to reset Epson CX3905 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX3905 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX3905 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson CX3905 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 CX3905 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s see some information we give you here to know more. The waste ink normally flows from the waste ink tube to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in this having the fucntion of collecting the waste ink from the Epson CX3905 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson CX3905 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson CX3905 printer then you can see the small cover as the picture below, this is the waste ink pad’s cover.
Open it and you can see the waste ink’s wire pine and the waste ink’s sponge in the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson CX3905 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you have to disassemble the shell and this way needs to be done carefully. You will not be able to fix it by yourself.
To avoid this case, you can follow and apply our method that doesn’t need to remove any thing, let’s see in the second step:
Step 2: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson CX3905 printer and the waste ink tube, you can use a tool to separate the waste ink tube iut of the waste ink pad. Please move everything softly and carefully to prevent the damage of the tube.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson CX3905 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.
You need to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson CX3905 printer is new you can skip this step but if it’s old one, you need to clean the Waste Ink Pad to avoid overflowing waste ink when you move the printer. The waste ink can flow to othe oponents and make them dirty or broken down.
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 must 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 waste ink Bottle:
– You must the glass or plastic bottle.
– A tube is the same size as the the tube of the Epson printer.
– The connectors.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson CX3905 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some contents right now to check that Epson CX3905 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 CX3905 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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