Sunday, August 18, 2019

Textual description of firstImageUrl

How to Repair Epson L130 L132 L220 L222 L310 L312 L313 L360 L362 L363 L365 L366 error Waste Ink Pad is at the end of its service life

The solution below is applied to the printer
Epson L130 series: L130, L132
Epson L220 series: L220, L222
Epson L310 series: L310, L312, L313
Epson L360 series: L360, L362, L363
Epson L365 series: L365, L366

Problem
When the printer turned, the paper light and the ink light alternately light orange, and the printhead doesn't move.

Error message
Service required. A printer's ink pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support.

Solution
1. Replace the Waste Ink Pad Assy
2. Reset the waste ink counter value

Service required - A printer's ink pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support

Problem Statement
Every time the printer will start printing, the pump will suck in ink to clean the printhead or called head cleaning. Head cleaning is done to ensure the printer is ready for use. This mechanism runs automatically, each time the printer will start printing.

This desludging produces waste ink which is flowed and accommodated in the waste ink pad assy. Waste ink pad assy is on the back of the printer, below. This waste ink pad assy can be easily removed and replaced if one day it is full.

When the waste ink pad is full, when the printer is turned on, the paper light and the ink light alternately light orange, and the printhead does not move. When checking the printer status, the message "Service required. A printer's ink pad is at the end of its service life appears. Please contact Epson Support". This message can be interpreted that the waste ink pad is full, or the waste ink counter has reached a maximum number of 6207 points (100%).

The paper light and the ink light alternately light orange

In this condition the printer cannot be used, and must be repaired immediately. There are two things that must be considered, because the waste ink pad is full, then the ink pad must be replaced. After replacing, the next step is to reset the waste ink counter to zero. In order for the new ink pad installed correctly to read, it is necessary to reset the combined ink calculation from the beginning again.


Solution
Based on the information contained in the Service Manual Epson L130/L132, L220/L222, L310/L312/L313, L360/L362/L363, L365/L366, when this error occurs a waste ink pad assy must be replaced. After the waste ink pad assy has been replaced, the repair process continues with resetting the waste ink counter value.

Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L313, L360, L362, L363, L365, L366 Service Manual

1. Replace the waste ink pad assy
To replace the waste ink pad assy, ​​in this post we will discuss two methods: 1) Replacing the waste ink pad assy with a new one, or 2) Modifying the waste ink storage container. For the modification of waste ink storage, the equipment used is quite simple and this method has been technically tested to solve the problem of waste ink disposal for Epson printers. What follows is further discussion of how to overcome the full waste ink pad problem.

1) Replace the waste ink pad assy
- Make sure the new waste ink pad assy is available. Waste ink pad assy for Epson L130/L132, L220/L222, L310/L312/L313, L360/L362/L363, L365/L366 printers can easily be bought in the market.

Waste ink pad assy untuk Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L313, L360, L362, L363, L365, L366

- Close all ink tanks, then look at the back of the printer. Pull up the paper support assy, so that the ink pad assy bolt is clearly visible.

Replace the waste ink pad assy Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L313, L360, L362, L363, L365, L366

- Remove the ink pad assy bolt then slide to the right to remove it.

Replace the waste ink pad assy Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L313, L360, L362, L363, L365, L366

- Remove the waste ink pad assy that is full, then replace it with a new one.

Replace the waste ink pad assy Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L313, L360, L362, L363, L365, L366

- After the new waste ink pad assy has been installed, reinstall the ink pad bolts, open all the ink tanks, then turn on the printer to proceed to reset the waste ink counter value.
Next we will discuss, how to modify the waste ink storage container.


2. Modify the waste ink storage container
- Close all ink tank

Modify the waste ink storage container for Epson printer

- Turn the printer over so that the bottom is on top, then remove the waste ink pad assy.

Modify the waste ink storage container for Epson printer

Make a hole in the rear body, then insert the hose. Attach the end of the hose to the waste ink output. The minimum length of the hose is 50 centimeters, if it is too long it can be cut. For the diameter of the hose, use a hose with a small diameter, so that it can be tightly attached at the end of the waste ink output.

Modify the waste ink storage container for Epson printer

- Reinstall the waste ink pad assy that has been cleaned. Before the waste ink pad assy is installed, first clean the waste ink pad by soaking it. Soaking pads is done repeatedly, if the water used for immersion is cloudy, replace it with a new one, repeat soaking until it feels clean. If it is clean and dry, replace the waste ink pad.

Modify the waste ink storage container for Epson printer

- Put the plastic bottle near the drain hose, insert the end of the hose into a plastic bottle. Use transparent plastic bottles, so that when the bottle is filled ink can be seen from the outside. If the hose is too long, it can be cut to adjust conditions.

Modify the waste ink storage container for Epson printer

- To check whether the modification was successful, do a head cleaning and pay attention, whether waste ink flows through the hose or not. If the waste ink runs through the hose, the modification was successful.

Modify the waste ink storage container for Epson printer

Modification of waste ink storage can be used as an alternative solution to overcome the problem of waste ink on Epson printers. After the modifications are done, the next step is to reset the waste ink counter value.


How to Reset Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L313, L360, L362, L363, L365, L366 error ink pad is at the end of its service life

2. Reset the waste ink counter value
The Epson Adjustment Program is a tool used to reset Epson printers after parts replacement, such as: Printhead, Waste Ink Pad Assy, Scanner Unit, Main Board, etc. The Epson Adjustment Program is a portable application that can be used immediately without the installation process. Because the waste ink pad assy replacement has been carried out, Epson Adjustment Program is used to reset the waste ink counter.

Preparations:
- Connect the USB cable to the PC/Laptop and turn ON the printer
- Download Adjustment Program Epson
Because the Epson Adjustment Program can be used for several series of printers, here is the file link (select one).
  • Adjustment Program for Epson L130, L220, L310, L360, L365
  • Adjustment Program for Epson L130, L132, L220, L222, L310, L312, L362, L365, L366
  • All in one Adjustment Program for Epson CX9300, L111, L211, L301, L303, L351, L353, L358, L551, L558, L1300, L130, L220, L310, L313, L360, L363, L365, L3500, L558, L551, L558, L1300, L130, L220, L310, L313, L360, L363, L365, L1800, L555, L551, L5500 L605, L655, L800, L801, L805, L810, L850, ME620F, R270, R330, R390, SP1430W, WF-7018, WF-7511, WF-7521
After downloading the file, extract file
- Open Adjprog.exe – Accept
(1)    Open Select
(2)    Model Name: select printer model
(3)    Port: select USB port printer or use Auto selection – OK
(4)    Particular Adjustment Mode

How to Reset Epson Printer with Adjustment Program

(5)    Waste Ink Pad Counter OK
Before the reset is done, first check the Main pad counter value before reset.
(6)    Checkbox: Main Pad Counter
(7)    Click Check – OK.
From the results of checking, the value of Main pad counter = 6207 points (100%). Reset is done to reset the Main pad counter value to zero.

Note: Before proceeding to the next instruction, wait for the power light to stop flashing. If the power light has stopped flashing, just do the next instructions.

How to Reset Epson Printer with Adjustment Program

To reset the Main pad counter to zero, follow the instructions below
(8)    Checkbox: Main Pad Counter
(9)    Click Initialization 
(10)  "When the OK button is clicked, counter will be initialized". Press OK to continue.
(11)  "Please turn off the printer". Turn off the printer, then press OK

How to Reset Epson Printer with Adjustment Program

(12)  "Please reboot the printer". Turn on the printer, then press OK.
Note: wait for the power light to stop flashing. If the power light has stopped flashing, proceed to the next instruction.

After the power light stops flashing, to check the Main pad counter value after reset, follow the instructions below.
(13)  Checkbox: Main Pad Counter
(14)  Click Check – OK.
As shown in the picture below, the Main pad counter after reset is 0 points (0%).
(15)  Because the reset has been successful, press the Finish button to end the process. Done.

How to Reset Epson Printer with Adjustment Program


Questions and Answers
Q: Can the ink pad be washed?
A: If a waste ink pad on the market is available, we recommend replacing it with a new one, but if the waste ink pad is not available in the market an alternative solution for the waste ink pad can be washed. The waste ink pad is designed for disposables, the washed-out ink pad has different ink absorption than the new waste ink pad. Look at the picture below.

Difference between new waste ink pad and washable waste ink pad

Difference between new waste ink pad and washable waste ink pad

The wash-off ink pad will deflate and the air cavity inside will become small. The air cavity in the waste ink pad serves to collect ink. There are a number of things to be aware of when washing a waste ink pad.
1. The waste ink pad is enough to soak it in water or clean it with running water. The best way to clean an ink pad is to soak it in water. When the water becomes turbid, replace it with a new one. Repeat soaking until it feels clean.
2. Do not press or squeeze the waste ink pad when cleaning it.
3. Dry the cleaned ink pad and make sure the drying is done well, to eliminate the moisture content in it.


Q: Communication error! Error Code: xxxxxxxx when using the Adjustment Program. What to do?
A: Communication error! Error Code: xxxxxxxx occurs because the printer is not ready to accept commands from the Adjustment Program because it is still busy processing the previous command.

Communication error! Error Code xxxxxxxx when use Epson Adjustment Program

So when the printer receives the command example "Main pad counter -> Check", the power light will blink for about 60 seconds. The printer can process the next command example "Main pad counter -> Initialization" after 60 seconds have passed. Communication error! Error Code: xxxxxxxx occurs because the second command "Main pad counter -> Initialization" is done while the printer is still processing the previous command. So wait for the power light to stop flashing, then run the next command.


Q: If the waste ink pad is replaced with a new one, but the printer is not reset. Will the printer return to normal?
A: Because the waste ink counter has not been reset to zero, the printer still be in error and cannot be used, even though the waste ink pad has been replaced.


Q: If the waste ink pad is not replaced or cleaned, but only reset. Will the printer return to normal?
A: Because the waste ink pad has been reset to zero, the printer will return to normal, but in the near future, waste ink will overflow out of the printer because the waste ink pad is full. This will cause a new problem, where under your printer there will be a lot of ink stagnant.


Printer repair for error "A printer's ink pad is at the end of its service life" has been completed. If you have problems or difficulties doing it yourself, please ask for the help of Epson Service Center or the nearest printer repair professional.

No comments:

Post a Comment