Epson R220 Printer

  halesy 13 Jun 08
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Hi,
I am having problem with my printer.
I get a message saying "parts in your printer are near the end of their service life".
Also I have 2 red lights flashing (ink and waste).
I have run SSC utility and it doesnt do anything.
Any ideas ?

TYIA

  woodchip 13 Jun 08

Yes the printer as to be taken apart to clean the waste pads may need other service parts also. messy job not one I would like, as I only tried it once. it then as to be reset with the tool you used

  Stuartli 14 Jun 08

This may save a lot of unnecessary worries in the future:

click here

Also consider using SSC Service Utility:

click here

  jakimo 14 Jun 08

An Epson repair station will charge £80 for this service.

halesy has tried SSC to no effect

  jack 14 Jun 08

As all ready mentioned- a messy job -not for ther fient hearted.

Using the SSC utility- when the programs is installed you have to learn how to use it.
The desk top wind allow you to set the printer make/model.
Then go to the bootom task bar icon and RIGHT click to get the pop up menu -click on 'Reset counters'.
The machine can also be res set by holding down the
Wrror/Ink buttons- and switching thew machine off then on by doing so
Check out click here reset epson r220

With regarding changine the innk pad there is an easy fix - I done to both of my machines works a treat
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  jack 14 Jun 08

The spell check decided to go on strike this morning.
A further detail to the waste ink collector.
At the back of the machine there is a small door.
Take out screw -remove door[I cut hole and replaced it - but it can be left off]
Inside to the left is the waste ink tube[perhaps buried under foam] a pair of tweezers to lift it out- try not to pull- other wise the ink pump end may come off - very messy - then proceed as illustration.

  halesy 14 Jun 08

The printer is working fine again now.
I think I had the wrong model selected on SSC.

Thank You all for your posts and tips.

  jack 14 Jun 08

In time if you leave the situation ink will start pooling one paper track and spoil printouts.

Do have a go at the external catcher.

  spuds 14 Jun 08

If it does require a Epson appointed agents service, then check the prices as it appears there are no set Epson service rates. I have been quoted £40/£60 for resolving the same problem, by two different agents for an Epson R220.

  pj123 14 Jun 08

My local Epson Express Repair centre charges a flat fee of £15.

  conrail 14 Jun 08

bump as I have an epson R220, SSC came with the installation disc, have had the printer a couple of years so I asume the waste pads will soon need to be sorted, had no idea this could happen so thanks halesy for the post and to all others for help and suggestions

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