asked Dec 14, 2004 at 6:15pm
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 2000P

Epson 2000p

I get an error message that the ink waste pads need to be replaced and also reset. Anyone have any suggestions on how I go about this?
Scott: Your remedy is to replace the Waste Ink Pad/Pads with a new one/ones and then reset the "Internal Waste Ink Pad Counter". If you just reset the counter and don't replace the pads, then your printers old pads will eventually overflow and normally start leaking ink out the bottom of your printer. You can see "Exploded Parts Diagrams" of most Epson Ink Jet Printers and can also check on possible parts ordering, by Compass Micro Inc, at http://www.compassmicro.com/parts_select.cfm . Some people actually wash the ink out of the old pads, by holding them under running cold water, then dry them out and simply reinstall them back into their printer. The choice on what to actually do, is yours to make. I would at least recommend getting that Waste Ink Counter reset procedure and performing it first, to make sure your printer will then work...THIS ADDITIONAL INFO MIGHT ALSO BE OF SOME HELP: Tim H 12/10/2003 2:46:24 Subject: Epson Reset Program Download Location. after a long search for a reset program for waste ink, without paying, i found it. goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/sscserve.exe . please check that your printer is compatible goto: http://inkjetprinterhelp.us/epsonSSC.html . this program has other features as well...Unfortunatly, that "SSC Service Utility" does not work on all Epson Printers and not on all Operating Systems and sometimes will not even work on actually listed printer models, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Just in case that source does not work: You may actually need to go on-line to try and locate a "SERVICE MANUAL" and also the actual "RESET PROCEDURE", to buy and download for reference in disassembly, troubleshooting and servicing. I have not checked, but you can normally find Service Manuals & Reset Procedures for most Epson Printers, from 2manuals.com, at http://www.2manuals.com/index.php?cPath=2_18 . Most Service Manuals can usually be downloaded for around $10 [ /-]. The reset Procedure is usually available from the same source and is also around $10.00 [ /-]...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Dec 15, 2004 at 2:02pm Add comment
When powering on the Printer, press amd hold cleaning and paper eject, release when the paperfeed led lights, then press and hold for 10 secs the cleaning button, this will reset the waste ink counter. This should resolve your issue.

Regards Michael
by unknown on Nov 1, 2005 at 5:29am Add comment