Friday, November 9, 2007

Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life

A Service Error where you get a message telling you that "Parts inside your printer at the end of their service life, contact your dealer for replacement", or "Parts inside your printer require maintenance or replacement, call your service company", is normally a Maintenance Request Error. The maintenance request error is actually a Waste Ink Ink Pad Error and usually your remedy is:

1. Replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones (many people ignore this one, and they just follow #2)
2) Reset the Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter by using this utility



Affected Printers:

Epson Stylus Сolor 400
Epson Stylus Сolor 440
Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
Epson Stylus Color 480SXU / 580
Epson Stylus Сolor 600
Epson Stylus Сolor 640
Epson Stylus Сolor 660
Epson Stylus Сolor 670
Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777

Epson Stylus Сolor 740
Epson Stylus Сolor 760
Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
Epson Stylus Сolor 860
Epson Stylus Color 880
Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
Epson Stylus Color 980
Epson Stylus Сolor 1160
Epson Stylus Color 1520
Epson Stylus Color 3000
Epson Stylus C20 / C40 / CL-750
Epson Stylus C41 / C42 / C43 / C44 / C45 / C46 / C47 / C48
Epson Stylus C50
Epson Stylus C60
Epson Stylus C61 / C62
Epson Stylus C63 / C64
Epson Stylus C65 / C66 and PE
Epson Stylus C67 / C68 / D68 and PE
Epson Stylus C70
Epson Stylus C80
Epson Stylus C82
Epson Stylus C83 / C84
Epson Stylus C85 / C86 and PE
Epson Stylus C87 / C88 / D88 and PE
Epson Stylus Photo RX420 / RX425 / RX430
Epson Stylus Photo RX500 / RX510
Epson Stylus Photo RX520
Epson Stylus Photo RX600 / RX610
Epson Stylus Photo RX620
Epson Stylus Photo RX700
Epson Stylus CX3100 / CX3200
Epson Stylus CX3500 / CX3600 / CX3650
Epson Stylus CX3700
Epson Stylus CX3800 / CX3810 / DX3800
Epson Stylus CX4500
Epson Stylus CX4600
Epson Stylus CX4100 / CX4200
Epson Stylus CX4700 / CX4800
Epson Stylus DX4200 / DX4800
Epson Stylus CX5100 / CX5200
Epson Stylus CX5300 / CX5400
Epson Stylus CX6400 / CX6600
Epson Stylus CX6300 / CX6500
Epson Stylus CX7800
Epson PictureMate
Epson Stylus Photo
Epson Stylus Photo EX
Epson Stylus Photo 700 / IP-100
Epson Stylus Photo 750 / PM-770C
Epson Stylus Photo 780 / 790 / PM-780C
Epson Stylus Photo 810 / 820
Epson Stylus Photo 820
Epson Stylus Photo 825 / 915
Epson Stylus Photo 830 / 830U
Epson Stylus Photo 870 / PM-875DC
Epson Stylus Photo R200 / R210
Epson Stylus Photo R220 / R230
Epson Stylus Photo R300 / R310
Epson Stylus Photo R320
Epson Stylus Photo R800 / PX-G900
Epson Stylus Photo R1800
Epson Stylus Photo R2400
Epson Stylus Photo 890 supported
Epson Stylus Photo PM-890C
Epson Stylus Photo PM-A700
Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720
Epson Stylus Photo PM-970C
Epson Stylus Photo 895/ 785EPX
Epson Stylus Photo 900
Epson Stylus Photo 925 / 935
Epson Stylus Photo 950 / 960 / PM-950C
Epson Stylus Photo 1200 / PM-3000C
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 / PM-3300C
Epson Stylus Photo 1280 / PM-3500C
Epson Stylus Photo 1290
Epson Stylus Photo 2000P
Epson Stylus Photo 2100
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 / PM-4000EPX
Epson Stylus Pro 5000 / PM-5000C


SSC Service supported model according to it's official website:

Model
Status
Epson Stylus Сolor 400
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 440
supported
Epson Stylus Color 480 LPT
supported
Epson Stylus Color 480SXU / 580
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 600
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 640
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 660
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 670
supported
Epson Stylus Color 680 / 777
supported

Epson Stylus Сolor 740

supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 760
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 800 / 850
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 860
supported
Epson Stylus Color 880
supported
Epson Stylus Color 900 / EM-900C
supported
Epson Stylus Color 980
supported
Epson Stylus Сolor 1160
supported
Epson Stylus Color 1520
supported
Epson Stylus Color 3000
supported
Epson Stylus C20 / C40 / CL-750
supported
Epson Stylus C41 / C42 / C43 / C44 / C45 / C46 / C47 / C48 **
supported
Epson Stylus C50
supported
Epson Stylus C60
supported
Epson Stylus C61 / C62 **
supported
Epson Stylus C63 / C64 **
supported
Epson Stylus C65 / C66 and PE **
supported
Epson Stylus C67 / C68 / D68 and PE **
supported
Epson Stylus C70 **
supported
Epson Stylus C80 **
supported
Epson Stylus C82 **
supported
Epson Stylus C83 / C84 **
supported
Epson Stylus C85 / C86 and PE **
supported
Epson Stylus C87 / C88 / D88 and PE **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo RX420 / RX425 / RX430 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo RX500 / RX510**
supported
Epson Stylus Photo RX520 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo RX600 / RX610 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo RX620 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo RX700 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX3100 / CX3200 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX3500 / CX3600 / CX3650 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX3700 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX3800 / CX3810 / DX3800 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX4500 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX4600 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX4100 / CX4200 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX4700 / CX4800 **
supported
Epson Stylus DX4200 / DX4800 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX5100 / CX5200 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX5300 / CX5400 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX6400 / CX6600 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX6300 / CX6500 **
supported
Epson Stylus CX7800 **
supported
Epson PictureMate
supported
Epson Stylus Photo
supported
Epson Stylus Photo EX
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 700 / IP-100
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 750 / PM-770C
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 780 / 790 / PM-780C
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 810 / 820
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 820 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 825 / 915
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 830 / 830U **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 870 / PM-875DC
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R200 / R210 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R220 / R230 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R300 / R310 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R320 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R800 / PX-G900 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R1800 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 890
supported
Epson Stylus Photo PM-890C
supported
Epson Stylus Photo PM-A700 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo PM-G720 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo PM-970C **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 895/ 785EPX
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 900 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 925 / 935 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 950 / 960 / PM-950C **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 1200 / PM-3000C
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 / PM-3300C
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 1280 / PM-3500C
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 1290
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 2000P
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 2100 **
supported
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 / PM-4000EPX **
supported
Epson Stylus Pro 5000 / PM-5000C
supported

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Would you please tell me where the waste ink pads are in my Epson Stylus Photo 820?l I don't have a clue where to look for them.

Anonymous said...

It might be smarter to post a link to the official site for the SSC utility rather than uploading it to another 3rd party one.

Search SSC epson utility and you'll find a Russian site.

Youshang said...

I have downloaded the SSC Utility but it cannot find the device , what should I do ??

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is uninstall the C62 and reistall again. The waste ink counter is in the computer. I found this out when the error lights did not light with the parallel plug out.Off-course you will have to do the same with ssc. This time keep resettting the waste.

Anonymous said...

link to file seems to now link to a hacker / attack site.

http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
seems to be a good, safe link.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the "device not found" mesage:
I too had hopes of getting my printer to work again by usuing the SSC software. However, each time I tried to run it, I got that message. I was about to give up thinking I'd found something too good to be true when i figured it wouldn't hurt to read through the help files. Imagine! Anyway, it told me to disable the Epson Print Monitor 3. By golly THAT made the software work! Hopefully this'll get some of your printers working too, so we'll be sending fewer serviceable units to the land-fills!

Anonymous said...

The Link is 100% Safe Tested my Me. If that has come up I bet your PC has a Malware/Bad Software on it.

Oliver said...

Is there any way to do this via Mac or Windows 7?

Anonymous said...

this is the link direct to Epson site:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Storesupport/InkPadsForm.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes

Ken said...

Hope someone can tell me where I can purchase replacement waste ink pads for my Epson Photo Stylus 825.

The reset utility worked. I pulled the pads out and dabbed off all the ink I could with paper towels. Got a bunch of ink on my fingers in the process. Thanks, Ken

Forrest Charnock said...

Hi Ken:

Since you actually pulled them out is there any trick to it?

Forrest Charnock said...

TIA

Anonymous said...

The link to the utility is not working!

Donaid bare said...

To reset the waste ink error you will need to download a reset program. This resets the printer counters back to zero and the printer will work again as normal. You can download this reset program from our website.
ink pad reset

PeterStal said...

There is free utility to check your waste ink counters if they are overflowed. You can check waste ink counters by free WIC utility.