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You have got probably heard about the waste ink counter overflow on Epson printers or waste ink counter overflow on Epson T42WD printer. We provide you more details about this problem, tips on how to resolve Epson T42WD waste ink counter overflow and tips on how to stay away from Epson T42WD waste ink counter overflow again in this page.
Also you learn about how you can recognize waste ink counter overflow and the best way to check waste ink counter number by using Wic Reset Utility Tool.
What is Epson T42WD waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
Notes: You only see this error on Epson Printer and some Canon printer. Check the list of Epson printer will make this mistake here (epson waste ink counter overflow list)
What is Epson T42WD 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 a number of porous pads in the inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and also 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.
While printhead cleanup process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So once it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can avoid ink leaking outside the Epson T42WD printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson T42WD printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more then 100%.
To get Epson T42WD printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson T42WD printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
How to know that your Epson T42WD printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your printer 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”.
How to check Epson T42WD printer waste ink pad is overflow or not?
It is very easy to check Epson waste ink counters with Wic Reset Utility.
1. Download wic reset utility here: Download wic reset
2. Run Wic Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE INK COUNTERS button:
3. See the result. If one or two counters are overflow – you can not print – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
How to fix Epson T42WD waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download wic reset utility and install first
Step 2: Buy wic reset key or get free key
Step 3: Reset your printer with wic reset and wic reset key
+ Connect your printer to computer that you installed wic reset.
+ Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset your Epson T42WD – Read how to reset Epson T42WD printer
How to avoid Epson T42WD printer make “Waste ink counter overflow” error?
Above I said that Waste Ink is collected by waste ink pads during the initial setup of the product, during print head cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs.
=> The Epson T42WD printer Waste Ink Counters overflow time depends on these 3 items:
– How many times the Epson T42WD print head cleaning cycles were performed.
– How much borderless photographs have been printed.
– How many times the Epson T42WD initial ink charge has been used.
During Epson T42WD print head cleaning cycle – about 1.5-5% of waste ink counter is been used (the waste ink counter increases).
So if You make about 25-30 print head cleanings cycles => You can overflow the Epson T42WD printer waste ink counter.
=> Tips how to avoid Epson T42WD printer Waste Ink Counters overflow:
– Use print head cleaning when it is strongly needed.
– Use quality inks to avoid print head cleanings.
– Epson offer optional, cost-effective, one or two-year service contracts for our ink jet printers in addition to the standard one-year warranty.
While under warranty or service contract, all hardware failures and maintenance messages are covered repairs. With one of these options, you can ensure the continued operation even with heavy use for up to 3 years.
– Other option for high volume users may be to look at a higher level inkjet printer with a more robust duty cycle like the Epson Stylus Pro line of printers with larger ink cartridges and also lower costs of usage.
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