How to avoid Waste Ink Pad Overflow? As we know that the Epson printer series have the Waste Ink Counter. The Waste Ink Counter turns up from 0% to 100% after a long period of usage. The principle of the printer is if the Waste Ink Counter of the Epson CX4700 printer is more than 100%, the printer will stop printing immediately.
This action ensures that the waste ink is not overflowed into the waste ink pad. The printer also blinks the red lights and sends a message “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” error
For the new printer series, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson CX4700 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can find the application that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET TOOL has the function to take the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson CX4700 printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your printer can continuously work.
If you are using a new printer, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink tray after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your Epson CX4700 printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
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.
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 CX4700 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson CX4700 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 really importantly include the ink that 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.
Whenever printhead cleanup process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore one time it might be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again in that case the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson CX4700 inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson CX4700 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson CX4700 printer working again – You must to RESET the Epson CX4700 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX4700 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson CX4700 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”.
+ 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. Read the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson CX4700 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson CX4700 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 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset Epson CX4700 – Read how to reset Epson CX4700 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX4700 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX4700 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson CX4700 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 CX4700 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 CX4700 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 CX4700 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 CX4700 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 CX4700 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson CX4700 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
Open the cover and you can see the waste ink’s tube and the waste ink’s sponge in waste ink pad as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson CX4700 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.
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 CX4700 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 CX4700 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 must to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson CX4700 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 have 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 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 your Epson CX4700 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some documents right now to check that Epson CX4700 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 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 CX4700 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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