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Old April 29th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Epson Artisan 50 Ink Pads Error

My printer won't print anymore because of this error "ink pads are at the end of their service life". I washed and dried the ink pads, then ran an Epson utility that resets electronic counter
Epson Ink Pads Info - Epson America, Inc. But after a couple of prints the error message returns and it won't print. I'm running CISS could this have anything to do with it? I noticed 3rd party companies sell software to reset the counters but I'm hesitant to pay for something that might not work. If only I could clear the electronic memory of the printer. where does it store this info? in the ink cartridge? The printer works fine otherwise, it would be a shame to have to throw it out because Epson has predetermined its obsolescence.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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I ended up paying $9.99 to a third party utility to reset the ink waste counter.
Waste Ink Counter reset - Epson Service Adjustment Programs

On the one hand I was thrilled it worked and on the other I'm mad that Epson's own utility didn't work and that the design the printer to stop working after certain amount of prints.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Re: Epson Artisan 50 Ink Pads Error

It happened to me before. I ended up bought a brand new one at eBay at $39 (was very lucky) with local pick up too! with this price, the printer is literally disposable :)
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 07:25 AM   #4
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Besides the cost, the thought of throwing out a perfectly good printer every couple of years is an environmental travesty.

Epson could have designed it with a waste bottle that you empty. I'm actually thinking of replacing the ink pads with a bottle. I've seen videos showing how to do it.
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