The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this issue called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. The manufacturers produced the Epson 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 printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson Stylus NX120 printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights flashing 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”.
For the new Epson printer series, the Waste Ink Counter is installed at 100% before the printing process makes the Waste Ink Tray be full or the Waste Ink counter raises.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY program so you can reset this problem on your own when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on printing.
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 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.
To understand clearly about the problem and the ways to fix this, why don’t we see the information about the running principles of the Epson printers.
What is Epson Stylus NX120 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson Stylus NX120 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 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.
While printhead cleaning process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. Then one time it can be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore in that case the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and also stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to stop ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus NX120 printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and Epson Stylus NX120 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson Stylus NX120 printer working again – You need to RESET the Epson Stylus NX120 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus NX120 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Stylus NX120 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson Stylus NX120 printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Stylus NX120 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the application
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson Stylus NX120 to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset Epson Stylus NX120 printer – Read how to reset Epson Stylus NX120 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus NX120 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus NX120 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson Stylus NX120 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 Stylus NX120 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 Stylus NX120 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 Stylus NX120 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
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 Stylus NX120 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 Stylus NX120 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.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson Stylus NX120 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson Stylus NX120 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 Stylus NX120 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.
Next, you also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson Stylus NX120 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because of being overflow the waste ink while the transferring procedure is running.
By absorbing the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad, you can go on the printing process without the waste ink overflow problem, you should check regularly to sure that your Epson Stylus NX120 printer is safe.
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 Stylus NX120 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some files right now to check that Epson Stylus NX120 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
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 Stylus NX120 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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