Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson C68 printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson C68 printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Tray.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights flashing continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” shows on the screen.
For the new Epson printer series, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson C68 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises 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 your printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself by the detailed guide then your Epson C68 printer can run well.
If you are using a new printer, 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 Epson C68 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 C68 printer.
We will provide you the good solution to solve this and you can use the WIC RESET TOOL easily to make the printer work smoothly.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
To find the methods avoid the overflowing of the Waste ink Pad in Epson, we need to find some principles of Waste Ink Counters on the Epson printer.
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson C68 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 printer that collect, distribute, and also 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 cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So one time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink any more and then 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 stores this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ So that you could stop ink leaking outside the Epson C68 printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and then Epson C68 inkjet printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson C68 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson C68 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson C68 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson C68 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Read the popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson C68 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson C68 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the software
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson C68 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your Epson C68 – Read how to reset Epson C68 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson C68 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson C68 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson C68 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 C68 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Before starting with the detail steps we need to find some information about the ideas: As we know that the waste ink of the printer is constructed to flow into a wire pine to the Waste Ink Pad then they are collected by the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, this make the waste ink not to overflow out of the Epson C68 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
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 C68 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson C68 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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 C68 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.
You can follow and apply our method that doesn’t need to remove any thing, let’s see in the second step:
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson C68 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 C68 printer.
Step 3: Clean the tube and absorb all the waste ink from the waste ink pad, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink in the waste ink tube of the Epson printer.
You have to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson C68 printer is new you can skip this step but if it’s old one, you have 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, it’s not necessary to 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 assist to collect the waste ink.
Step 4: Install the waste ink Bottle:
– You have 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 C68 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson C68 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some files right now to check that Epson C68 printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
When the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
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 C68 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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