The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the problem while the printing process is happening, this issue called Waste Ink Counter Overflow. The manufacturers produced the 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 Epson printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the printers can send you the signals of this error 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”.
If your Epson printer is a new one, its Waste Ink Counter is installed on 100% position before the Waste Ink Pad is full and the Waste Ink Counter raised up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET TOOL software so you can reset this problem by yourself 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 tray after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink pad after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your Epson Stylus NX230 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 Stylus NX230 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.
Avoid 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 waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson Stylus NX230 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 really importantly contain 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.
Anytime printhead cleaning process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So that once it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore in that case the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and holds this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can avoid ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus NX230 inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson Stylus NX230 printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson Stylus NX230 printer printing again – You have to RESET the Epson Stylus NX230 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus NX230 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Stylus NX230 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. Read the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson Stylus NX230 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Stylus NX230 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the WIC Reset
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson Stylus NX230 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson Stylus NX230 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus NX230 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus NX230 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson Stylus NX230 printer’s waste ink pad. We provide you about the problem called Waste Ink Counter bellow, You can find different location of the Waste Ink Pad in different Epson printer series.
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 NX230 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
I think that replacing the Epson Stylus NX230 printer’s Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink are two methods you bring up first but we have an alternative solution for you that is using waste ink bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. Set your mind at rest because your Epson Stylus NX230 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson Stylus NX230 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson Stylus NX230 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you must to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
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 Stylus NX230 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 Stylus NX230 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 need to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson Stylus NX230 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 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 need 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
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson Stylus NX230 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some documents right now to check that Epson Stylus NX230 printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
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 NX230 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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