This post we will show you how to extra Epson EP-803A printer’s Waste ink Pad, this is what you need to do after reset Epson Ep-803A printer waste ink counter.
In addition to this, you can choose to clean the waste ink tray and continue using the printer.
Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Pad.
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.
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.
You can find the program 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 printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your printer can continuously work.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson EP-803A printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson EP-803A printer’s table dirty.
In order to reset the Waste Ink Counter you need to take all the waste ink out of the tray then use the skills to open the printer.
To solve all the problems, you should use WIC RESET TOOL regularly, you won’t need to collect and clean up the waste ink and your Waste Ink Pad is not able to overflow waste ink.
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 EP-803A 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 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.
Whenever printhead cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore single time it could be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again in that case the ink will leak from the bottom of the 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.
+ So you can avoid ink leaking outside the Epson EP-803A inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson EP-803A inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson EP-803A printer working again – You need to RESET the Epson EP-803A printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-803A printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-803A printer 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 result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson EP-803A printer can not printing – you should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson EP-803A 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 EP-803A – Read how to reset Epson EP-803A printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-803A printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-803A printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson EP-803A 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 EP-803A 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 EP-803A 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 EP-803A 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 EP-803A printer’s waste ink pad.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson EP-803A printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson EP-803A 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 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 EP-803A 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: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson EP-803A 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 EP-803A 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 also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson EP-803A printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
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 bottle out of the printer
You will need:
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson EP-803A printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson EP-803A printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some contents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
After 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 EP-803A printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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